I love making baby blankets! They’re relatively quick to make, I always use super-soft yarn, and I get to think about a beautiful baby all wrapped in love! This one I made for a very tiny preemie boy. I have a special place in my heart for preemies. They have to work really hard to get to age 0…their actual due date. So I want this little guy to come home to something warm and snuggly!
And as he grows, this blanket is perfect to stimulate his sense of touch. The pattern is a bit irregular and has lots of places for little fingers to explore. Plus, the pattern is self-edging. It creates a beautiful scalloped edge down both sides as well as on the working edge. To finish it off, you’ll just need to do one row of edging on the starting row. For the edging on each end, I altered the stitch pattern slightly to make it a little more lacy. I love projects with very little finishing work!
I’ve included the yarn requirements below, but you can also let the yarn determine the size of your blanket. I used almost 1 skein of the ivory yarn – saving out just enough to add that one row of edging when done. Then I used two skeins of the blue. Then back to one full skein of the ivory. The end result is a blanket that is much bolder than most baby blankets!
What You’ll Need:
- 360 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn in Color A – I used 2 skeins of Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton
- 430 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn in Color B – I used 2 skeins of Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece
- Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm)
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- Not important for this project – 4” = 4 ½ clusters and 9 rows
- My finished blanket measures 30” X 30”
- ch = chain
- sk = skip
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sp = space
- Ch 91 in Color A
- Row 1 – Sk 3 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch. *sk 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch*. Repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
- Row 2 – *(2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in each ch-2 sp* Repeat across. Ch 2, turn.
- Rows 3–13 – Repeat row 2 (If you are letting the yarn determine the size of your blanket, make sure you have enough reserved for one row of edging.
- Change to Color B
- Repeat Row 2 for 35 rows
- Change to Color A
- Repeat Row 2 for 13 rows
- Last row – *(3 dc, ch 1, 1 sc) in each ch-2 sp.* Repeat across. Finish off
- Working unused loop of starting ch – *(3 dc, ch 1, 1 sc) in loop opposite each cluster* Repeat across first row. Finish off.
Weave in ends.
Block as needed. With this yarn, I didn’t even need to block it. I just washed it on gentle and dried it on low.
Please post your projects on Ravelry and link to the pattern so I can see what you’ve done!