Across the Square Baby Blanket

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My Across the Square Baby Blanket is a beautifully soft and easy to crochet baby afghan that features crossed double crochet stitches worked in rounds.

You can make this blanket larger, or smaller very simply by just working more, or fewer rounds of the blanket pattern. The blanket edging will work as written for any size blanket that you make with this pattern.

For my Across the Square Blanket I used a super soft, super bulky, fleece yarn and a 9 mm (M/N) crochet hook. If you use the same yarn and hook as I did you will need 3 balls in total.

The pattern works up very quickly because of the yarn weight so you can have this baby crochet pattern complete in only a few hours.

BONUS: Make the Across the Square Baby Blanket using the yarn and hook combination of your choice. So, if you only have Medium Weight Yarn [4] available, you can use it with the hook size recommended on the label and make a lovely, lighter weight baby blanket. You will need to work additional rounds to get to the size you want to make but the pattern is so simple it won’t be hard to do!

My Across the Square Baby Blanket is a beautifully soft and easy to crochet baby afghan that features crossed double crochet stitches worked in rounds.

Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by Yarnspirations.


Across the Square Baby Blanket Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Bernat Forever Fleece. 9.9 oz (280 g) and 194 yds (177 m). 100% Polyester. Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]. Machine wash in cold water, permanent press cycle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low, permanent press cycle. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. 
  • Colors: 2 skeins in Patchouli (1660616-1001) and 1 skein White Noise (1660616-1004)
  • Crochet Hook: 9 mm (M/N). 
  • Finished Project Yardage: 27 oz (770 g) and 533 yds (487 m)
  • Yardage of Baby Blanket without edging:  19 oz (543 g) and 376 yds (343 m)
  • Yardage of Edging:  8 oz (227 g) and 157 yds (143 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Across the Square Baby Blanket width with edging approximately 34 inches X 34 inches length
  • Across the Square Baby Blanket width before edging approximately 30 inches X 30 inches length

Gauge

  • First 3 rounds measures 6 inches X 6 inches square

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute, if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • * to ** – Work the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches; within the row – a set of instructions to be repeated the given number of times.
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch or space.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Pattern is written with a ch 3 to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring (DMR)  to begin, as it can be closed completely. Either is acceptable for this pattern. 
  • TIP: If you are using a ch 3 to begin, leave about a 4-inch yarn tail at the beginning. You will use this yarn tail to close the hole that will be there from using this method to start. You need to close that hole before beginning Rnd 2.
  • This blanket can be made larger, or smaller by simply adding more rounds or working less rounds. The edging instructions will remain the same.
  • Color A: Patchouli, Color B: White Noise
  • Add the Across the Square Baby Blanket Pattern to your Ravelry Library here.

Across the Square Baby Blanket Pattern

This baby blanket is crocheted in joined rounds beginning in the center and working towards the outer edges.

Using your 9 mm (M/N) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: With Color A: Ch 3 and working in the 3rd ch from the hook make (3 dc, ch 2) 4 times. Sl st to the first st to join, ch 2 and sl st into the corner ch2sp. [12 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Note: We will work around the ch 2 (to enclose it) and into the stitches beneath for the last stitches of Rnd 2.

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. Sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the first sk st. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. Sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the first sk st**. Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [24 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 3 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 3 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [40 dc, 4 ch2sp]

The Across the Square Baby Blanket measures approximately 6 inches in diameter.

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 5 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 5 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [56 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 5: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 7 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 7 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [72 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 6: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 9 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 9 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [88 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 7: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 11 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 11 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [104 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 8: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 13 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 13 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [120 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 9: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 15 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 15 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [136 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 10: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 17 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 17 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [152 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 11: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 19 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 19 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp.[168 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 12: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 21 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 21 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp.[184 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 13: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 23 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 23 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join, sl st into the next st, sl st into the corner ch2sp. [200 dc, 4 ch2sp]

Rnd 14: (Ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 25 times. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the corner ch2sp. [Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st] 25 times**.  Work from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the first st to join. Finish off Color A. [216 dc, 4 ch2sp]

The Across the Square Baby Blanket measures approximately 30 inches X 30 inches.

Proceed to edging instructions.

Edging Instructions

The edging is worked around the outside of the Across the Square Baby Blanket in continuous rounds.

With your 9 mm (M/N) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Join Color B in the first st following any corner ch2sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc evenly around the blanket, making 3 dc in each corner ch2sp, completing your final corner in the ch2sp before the initial ch 3. Do not join. 

Rnd 2: Alternate FPdc and BPdc around the blanket, making 3 alternating post stitches around the center of each corner stitch. (So where you worked 3 dc in the corner, make 3 alternating post stitches around the second dc in the set). Do not join.

Match your post stitches for each repeating round. This means you work a FPdc around each FPdc and a BPdc around each BPdc and alternate three posts stitches around the center of each corner stitch.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2. 

The Across the Square Baby Blanket measures approximately 34 inches X 34 inches.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

  • Weave in ends.

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My Across the Square Baby Blanket is a beautifully soft and easy to crochet baby afghan that features crossed double crochet stitches worked in rounds.

My Across the Square Baby Blanket is a beautifully soft and easy to crochet baby afghan that features crossed double crochet stitches worked in rounds.
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