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Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

By: Bernat Design Team for yarnspirations.com

Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
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Baby will absolutely love snuggling up in this Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket. Single crochet and double crochet stitches are used making this a simple baby blanket pattern even for those just learning how to crochet.

The classic gingham pattern arises as you work the afghan up. The colors can easily be switched out for a little boy you can even work it up in a solid color palette. Because this baby blanket is crocheted with lightweight yarn, it's extra soft and not heavy. Perfect for baby.

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 dc and 6 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn tog. 

Finished SizeApprox 36" [91.5 cm] square

Materials List

  • Bernat® Baby Coordinates™ Main Color (MC): 48420 (Baby Pink) 2 balls; Contrast A: 48005 (White) 2 balls; Contrast B: 48046 (Soft Grey) 2 balls
  • Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I/9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions:

NOTE:
Entire blanket is worked holding 2 strands of yarn tog.

When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last dc. Draw new color through last 2 loops to complete stitch and proceed in new color.

Work over unused color in gingham pattern. Carry colors up side of work.

  1. Strip 1
    (make 3)
    With 2 strands of MC, ch 23.

    1st row:1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in next ch. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 21 dc.
    2nd row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc.) 1 dc in each of next2 dc. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Join B. Turn.
    3rd row: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *With MC, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. With B, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
    4th row: As 3rd row. Join MC.
    5th row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *With A, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. With MC, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
    6th row: As 2nd row. Rep last 4 rows of Pat 12 times more.
    Fasten off.

    Strip 2
    (make 2)
    With 2 strands of MC, ch 23.

    1st row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 21 dc.
    2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
    3rd and 4th rows: With B, as 2nd row. Join MC at end of 4th row.
    5th and 6th rows: With MC, as 2nd row. Join B at end of 6th row.
    Rep 3rd to 6th rows of Stripe Pat until 54 rows have been worked.
    Fasten off.


    FINISHING

    Sew strips tog, as follows: 1, 2, 1, 2, 1.


    EDGING

    Join 2 strands of MC with sl st in top right corner. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as sl st. Work in sc evenly around Blanket, having 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
    Fasten off.

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