Little Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

I’ve had fun this week making a baby blanket for our new pram, so I thought I would share it with you (I know, you’re welcome). It’s a very simple blanket as it’s mostly made up of ‘granny’ squares. Here it is:

IMG_0908I used 4ply and a 3mm hook. You can either make this blanket bigger by using DK, Aran, or chunky wool (increasing the hook size); or by simply adding more squares. I’ve tried to make the pattern simple and included pictures to help you see what I mean/what it’s supposed to look like!

Here’s the pattern (I’m using UK Terminology):

ch chain

chsp chain space

dc double crochet

htr half treble

tr treble

ss slip stitch

For the squares: ch 4 then ss into first ch to form a ring.

IMG_0881Row 1: ch 3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into ring, *ch1, 3tr*. Repeat *to* 3 times, ch1 then ss into 3rd of 3-ch from beginning of the round.

IMG_0883Row 2: Ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch), *miss 3tr, [3tr, ch1, 3tr into next chsp], ch1* Repeat from *to* 3 times. [3tr, ch1, 2tr] into next chsp then ss into 3rd of 4-ch from beginning of the round.

IMG_0884Row 3: ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into chsp

IMG_0889Row 3 continued: *ch1 [3tr, ch1, 3tr] into corner chsp, ch1, 3tr into next chsp*. Repeat from *to* 3 times. ch1, [3tr, ch1, 3tr] into corner chsp, ch1 and ss into 3rd of 3-ch from the beginning of the round.

IMG_0891Row 4: ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch). 3tr into next chsp.

IMG_0895Row 4 continued: Work your way round as in the last round, working [3tr, ch1, 3tr] into each corner chsp, 3tr into the other chsp’s and ch1 over each set of 3tr from previous round. When you get back to the beginning, only work 2tr into final chsp then ss into 3rd of 4-ch from the beginning of the round.

IMG_0899Row 5: ch3 (counts as 1tr). Work your way round as in the last round, working [3tr, ch1, 3tr] into each corner chsp, 3tr into the other chsp’s and ch1 over each set of 3tr from previous round. When you get back to the beginning, ch1 then ss into 3rd of 3-ch from the beginning of the round.

IMG_0902Row 6: ch2 (counts as 1htr). Work a htr into each tr and chsp from previous round. When you get to the corners, work 3 htr into the corner chsp. When you get back to the beginning, ss into 2nd of 2-ch from the beginning of the round. Fasten off.

IMG_0908

Make 16 of these squares then dc them together.

For the border:

Row1: ch 3 (counts as 1tr) and work 1tr into each htr from the squares. When you get to corners, [tr1, ch1, tr1] into the middle htr. When you get back to the beginning, ss into the 3rd of 3-ch.

IMG_0910Row 2: ch 5 (counts as 1tr, 2 ch). * 1tr, ch2 (missing 2tr from previous round)* . Repeat *to* except on the corner chsp where you need to [tr1, ch2, 1tr]. If you get to a corner and you can only miss 1tr from previous round, still ch2, miss 1tr and then work the corner as usual. When you get back to the beginning make sure you ch2 then ss into 3rd of 5-ch.

Row 3: ch1 (counts as 1dc), then work 1htr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc into the next 2chsp. Carry on working round like this: [1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc] into each 2chsp. When you get back to the beginning, ss into the next 2chsp and fasten off.

IMG_0904Here’s the finished blanket, waiting to be used. By the way, if I disappear over the next few weeks, it’s hopefully because little miss has decided to join us and I’m too tired to make any sense on a blog!

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