Fiona’s Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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When my dear friend told me she was having a baby I immediately set to work to design a pretty blanket set for her. This is Fiona’s Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern. The striped effect can be created in a number of ways and if you choose to you can even make the zigzag portion in green and the round cluster stitch as a pink color to have rows of flowers instead of the striped effect I have created.Free Pattern Fiona's Baby Blanket @OombawkaDesign

 

Fiona’s Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable (worsted weight yarn) –  in 3 colours (2 balls of each) – You will change colours on the last yarn over of the last stitch of each row.
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)

Finished Dimensions: 34″ x 36″ with the edging (before edging 32″ x 34″)
Gauge: 5 sets of (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) measured at the base of the stitch in 3″; approximately 1/2 inch in height (straight up and down, not following the stitch on the diagonal)
5 sets of (dc3tog) measured at the base of the stitch in 3″; approximately 3/4 of an inch in height (measured straight up and down)

Abbreviations: ch – chain, chs – chains, hdc – half double crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together, dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together, ch1sp, chain 1 space, dc – double crochet, tr – triple crochet

Special Stitches: dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together – for this specific pattern, the dc3tog stitch is worked in one ch1sp as a cluster stitch: (yarn over the hook, insert hook into the specified space, yarn over the hook, pull up 1 loop, yarn over the hook, pull through 2 of the loops on your hook) 3 times. Yarn over the hook and pull through all 4 remaining loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join
How to Change Colours on the Last Yarn Over
Fiona’s Afghan Square Photo Tutorial – this shows all the steps included in the stitches used in the blanket

For tutorials for the dc3tog and dc2tog please see Fiona’s Afghan Square Photo Tutorial (linked above!).

If you are looking for he coordinating bonnet and booties – please see the following patterns:

Free Baby Patterns Fiona's Baby Blanket, Bootie and Bonnet Set

Fiona’s Baby Booties
Fiona’s Baby Bonnet

Stitch Multiple: chain a multiple of (2 + 1) + 2 for the base chain (for the turning chain)

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Fiona’s Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions

NOTE: Remember you will be changing colours at the end of each row. The easiest way to do this is to change colours on the last yarn over of the stitch. Then cut the yarn for the row leaving 5-6″ tail for weaving in later.

Using Colour 1: Chain 93

R1: Using Colour 1: Skip the first 2 chs (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in the next ch, *skip 1 ch, (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch]*. Repeat from * to * to the last 2 chs. Skip 1 ch. 2 hdc into the last ch. Turn.

R2: Using Colour 2: Ch 3, 1 dc into the 1st st (this counts as a dc2tog). * ch 1, work dc3tog into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the last ch1sp. Ch 1, dc2tog into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R3: Using Colour 3: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). Skip the 1st st. *Work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the turning ch. Work 1 hdc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R4: Using Colour 1: Ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc). Skip the 1st st. *Work dc3tog into the next ch1sp. Ch 1*. Repeat from *to * to the turning chain and work 1 dc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R5: Using Colour 2: Ch 2 (this counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc into the 1st st. *Work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) into the next ch1sp*. Repeat from * to * to the turning ch. Work 2 hdc into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

R6: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 3

R7: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 1

R8: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 2

R9: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 3

R10: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 1

R11: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 2

R12: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 3

R13: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 1

R14: Repeat R2 – Using Colour 2

R15: Repeat R3 – Using Colour 3

R16: Repeat R4 – Using Colour 1

R17: Repeat R5 – Using Colour 2

Continue this sequence repeating R2, R3, R4, R5 until you have worked 69 rows. Remember to continue to change the colours at the end of each row working in the same colour sequence of Colour 1, Colour 2, Colour 3.

R69 – your blanket should now measure approximately 32″ x 34″ in size. Weave in all those ends (I worked on my while watching tv!)

Edging (will add approximately 1″ to each side of the blanket – so 2″ more width and 2″ more height):

Join Colour 1 with a single crochet in the corner stitch. Work 2 more single crochets in the corner stitch. Work 89 sc sts evenly across the top row to the corner.

Note: If you are making a different size blanket – take the total number of stitches you chained to begin and subtract 4. This is the number you will need to evenly sc across the top and bottom of the blanket (in addition to the sts worked in the corner st)

Work 3 sc sts in the corner stitch. Turn to work along the side edge and work 2 sc in each row end to the corner. Work 3 sc sts in the corner stitch. Work 89 sc sts evenly across the bottom row to the corner. Work 3 sc sts in the corner stitch. Turn to work along the side edge and work 2 sc in each row end to the corner. Finish off and weave in ends.

Join Colour 2 with a sc in any st. Work (1 tr in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st). Repeat around the entire blanket. Finish off and weave in ends.

Free Baby Crochet Blanket Pattern - Fiona's Baby Blanket @OombawkaDesign

If you want to make this in a different size here are some options (remember when we add the edging we will be adding 2″ in width and height):

Gauge: approximately 2.84 sts per inch (the final number must be a multiple of 2 + 1 so you will need to round up, or round down to a number that fits this stitch multiple)  then you need to add 2 extra sts for the turning chain

Swaddle Blanket (30”x 30”)
Chain 83 and continue until your blanket measures 28″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 79 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Crib Blanket (30”x 36”)
Chain 83 and continue until your blanket measures 34″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 79 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Newborn Baby Blanket (32”x 36”)
Chain 87 and continue until your blanket measures 34″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 83 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Receiving Blanket (34”x 36”) *see specific pattern above – this is what I made!*
Chain 93 and continue until your blanket measures 34″ (69 rows) then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 89 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Baby Blanket (36”x 36”)
Chain 99 and continue until your blanket measures 34″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 95 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Lapghan (36”x 48”)Chain 99 and continue until your blanket measures 46″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 95 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

Child (42”x 48”)
Chain 99 and continue until your blanket measures 46″ then proceed to the edging
*Edging – top and bottom evenly sc a total of 95 (in addition to what is indicated for the corner sts)

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8 Comments

  1. This is very similar to a baby blanket I made for my granddaughter years ago. She’s 18 yrs now. It was called something like rose blanket. All baby pink but “zigzags” were light green (leaves) and flowers were darker pink. All the “flowers” were going one way though. I like that with this you could have flowers in 2 different colors depending on which end you look from half the flowers are upright both ways. I may have to try it, but first need to do a boy blanket. His Dad would NOT like flowers.

  2. do you have a video tutorial on this? I am not very good at reading patterns yet but want to make this blanket for upcoming baby gift.
    thanks

  3. I’m so happy you like the pattern Pallie! I hope your granddaughter does too 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  4. Thank you Mary! I’m so happy you like my website and the patterns I share! Have a lovely weekend! Rhondda

  5. This is a great design. I think the colors are great and perfect for my soon to be 6 year old grand daughter. This will make a nice present for her in a twin size to fit her bed.
    Thanks,
    Pallie

  6. Beautiful pattern and color combinations. Looking forward to making this.

    I really enjoy reading your blog and the sharing of patterns, information about new products, and other ideas.