Free Pattern-Easy Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

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Easy Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket- Yarn Craftee

I have named this crochet blanket AOS baby blanket after a cute little boy I know. I had hoped to complete this baby blanket before he was born, but he arrived before I could. Nevertheless, he gets to enjoy and bask in this crochet blanket made especially for him.

When I thought of creating this simple stitch crochet baby blanket I was not sure what design to make. However, I knew I would be using left over yarn from the Rainbow Crochet Hoodie for Boys, I also wanted to make a captivating design while using simple, repetitive stitches. Would you say I achieved that? I think I did.

Free Pattern-Easy Crochet Baby Blanket- Yarn Craftee

I guarantee you, this pattern is easy to make. The baby blanket uses very simple crochet stitches to create a simple yet aesthetical pleasing geometric grid; you do need to pay attention to the number of stitches per colour though. Personally, crochet gets boring when I am repeating stitches in a big project with just one colour; with the addition of several colours I find it fun, engaging and I’m eager to see the finished piece.

This patterns shows you how to make the Baby Blanket size of this pattern. For the two other sizes listed below you can purchase the ad-free pattern in any of my shops.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

I first arranged the yarn for AOS crochet baby blanket on September 21. By October 5 I was done with the body and by October 8 I was done with the border. This amounts to roughly two weeks because I dedicated most of my time to it. I am pretty sure you can complete it in 2-3 weeks too if you dedicate time to it.

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EASY STITCH CROCHET BABY BLANKET PATTERN

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Finished sizes (approximate AFTER BLOCKING): Depending on whether you measure from the center or side of the blanket. I used this image as a measurement guide.

  • Stroller Blanket- 29.5-30” wide/34.5-35” tall
  • Baby Blanket- 33.5-34” wide/39.5-40” tall
  • Toddler Blanket– 39-39.5” wide/46.5-47” tall

Gauge: 16 HDC rows/ 18 sts across= 4 inches

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn in 5 colours. This pattern uses Sirdar Snuggly Replay DK; you can get it here Sirdar Snuggly Replay DK  or use a substitute that matches the pattern gauge.

Estimated meters per sizes (smallest to largest) for each colour- Orange- 400(400,500) mtrs. Blue- 400(400,500) mtrs. Indigo- 250(300,400) mtrs. Yellow- 250(300,400) mtrs. Green- 250(300,400) mtrs

  • 4mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers (no stitch markers? substitute with hair pins)

Stitches:

  • HDC- half double crochet
  • SL ST- slip stitch
  • CH- chain
  • Special stitch– HDC SL ST. Go into st. as though you were making a HDC. After coming out of the stitch with 3 loops on hook, do not yarn over again. Pull 3rd loop on hook through the last 2 loops on hook.

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in U.S terms
  • Chain 1 at the beginning of row (and round) does not count as a stitch
  • While making the border, Chain 1 between each stitch counts as a stitch
  • Stitches will be called by their colour, e.g, last green stitch
  • Snip yarn when stated
  • Carry yarn when stated
  • HDC SLIP STITCH- while I am not sure if this is the actual name of the stitch, for this pattern it shall be named it so

The Right Side of the AOS Crochet Baby Blanket is the right side of the Half Double Crochet stitches.

HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN HDC SLIP STITCH:

When changing colour on the HDC Sl St rows, always leave the none working yarn in front of the HDC Sl St rows, and when you are working on the HDC rows, you would leave the working yarn behind the HDC rows.

This pattern is for the Baby Blanket size. For Stroller and Toddler sizes, please consider purchasing the ad-free pattern in any of my shops. Thank you.

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PATTERN

With Orange, chain 165

Row 1: skip 1st ch, HDC in next and each ch across. ch 1, turn

Row 2: HDC sl st in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn

Row 3: HDC in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn

Rows 4-33: repeat rows 2 and 3. Ch 1, turn

Row 34: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st (33rd st) with Green, HDC sl st into each st across. ch 1, turn

Row 35: HDC in 1st st and each st till last Green stitch, finish last Green stitch with Orange, HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 36: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st (33rd st) with Green, HDC sl st into each st across. ch 1, turn

Row 37: HDC in 1st st and each st till last Green stitch, finish last Green stitch with Orange, HDC across. ch 1, turn

Row 38: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st (33rd st) with Green, HDC sl st into each st across, finish last Green st with Blue. ch 1, turn. Snip Green yarn.

Row 39: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last Blue st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last Green st with Indigo, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in next 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Row 40: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC sl st in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn.

Row 41: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Rows 42-71: repeat rows 40 and 41

Row 72: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 22 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn.

Row 73: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last Blue st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last Green st with Indigo, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 22 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in next 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Row 74: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 22 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn.

Row 75: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 22 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in next 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Row 76: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 22 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn.

Row 77: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo (carry the Green yarn along, after the 33rd st), HDC in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in next 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Row 78: HDC sl st in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish the last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC sl st in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC sl st in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC sl st in 5 sts, finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn.

Rows 79: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Indigo, HDC in 50 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in 5 sts, finish last st with Yellow, HDC in 33 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in next 5 sts, finish last st with Orange, HDC across, ch 1, turn

Rows 80-109: repeat rows 78 and 79. At the end of row 109, finish last st with Green

Tip– for the next row carry the Green yarn from other stitches along before snipping; snip yarn leaving at least 2 inches so that when you make the next row you carry the yarn again.

Row 110: HDC sl st in 1st st and each st across till 1st Blue st. finish last st with Blue, HDC sl st across. ch 1, turn. Ch 1, turn

Row 111: HDC in 1st st and next 32 sts, finish last st with Green, HDC in across. ch 1, turn

Row 112-113: repeat rows 110 and 111

Row 114: repeat row 110. Now work with only the last colour

Row 115: HDC in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn

Row 116: HDC sl st in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn

Row 117: HDC in 1st st and each st across. ch 1, turn

Rows 118-147: repeat rows 116 and 117. Finish last st on Row 147 with Green. Ch 1, turn. Continue to border

Easy stitch crochet baby blanket-border

BORDER

Tip– I recommend marking the middle stitches at the corners; this will help you know where exactly to be working the 3 stitches in each corner.

Round 1:

HDC sl st in 1st st and each st across. ch 3

Side 2- *HDC sl st in HDC row, ch 1 over HDC sl st rows, repeat from * across. ch 3

Side 3- HDC sl into each st across. ch 3

Side 4- *HDC sl st in HDC row, ch 1 over HDC sl st rows, repeat from * across. ch 3 join to 1st st. Ch 1, turn

Round 2:

3 HDC in ch 3 space, HDC into each st and ch 1 across

Side 2- 3HDC in ch 3 space, HDC into each st and ch 1 across

Sides 3 & 4- repeat as for Side 2. At the end Side 4, join to 1st HDC (the first of the 3HDCs in the ch 3 space). Mark this stitch because on the next round we will also work into it. Ch 1, turn

Round 3:

HDC sl st in next st (last st on round 2) and each st across

Side 2- HDC sl st, ch 1, HDC sl st in the middle HDC st (part of the 3HDC sts in the ch 3 space), HDC sl st into each st across

Sides 3 & 4- repeat as for Side 2. At the end of Side 4 where you have the 3HDC in the corner, HDC sl st in next st, HDC sl st, ch 1, HDC sl st in middle st, HDC sl st in last st (same st we marked in round 2). Join to 1st st on the round (mark this st). Ch 1, turn

Round 4:

HDC in next 2 st, 3HDC in ch 1 (it is quite tine, but it is there), HDC in next st and each st across.

Side 2- 3HDC in ch 1 space, HDC into each st across next ch 1 space

Sides 3 & 4- repeat as for Side 2. At the end of Side 4, HDC into last st (marked st from round 3). Join to 1st st. (mark this stitch). Ch 1, turn

Round 5:

HDC sl st in next st (last st on round 4) and each st across till middle HDC st at corner, HDC sl st, ch 1, HDC sl st in middle st

Side 2- HDC across till middle HDC st, HDC sl st, ch 1, HDC sl st in middle st

Sides 3 & 4- repeat as for Side 2. After the middle st, on Side 4, HDC sl st in last 3 sts. join to 1st st. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

BLOCK

  • You may notice that the border of the blanket is not centered, the best way to fix this is to block the blanket.
  • Ensure to stretch and corners to be at the same points.
  • Blocking will also stretch the blanket to a good size.

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