Simply Stunning Baby Blanket

If you’ve been following my Facebook group, Crocheting Crazy, at all, you know that I’ve been working on a baby blanket. I’ve noticed that a lot of baby blankets out there are geared more toward little girls than they are boys. I wanted to create a baby blanket for boys that was quick, easy, but not boring and this is what I came up with!


It’s still simple, yet beautiful, and perfect for a little boy. I’m not saying it can’t be done in a pretty pink or lilac for a little girl, that just wasn’t my goal at the time of coming up with an idea. I used about half a ball of Lion Brand Pound of Love. My blanket measures 30.5″ x 31.5″ without the border. Anyway, if you’d like to make your own, I have posted it below.

Simply Stunning Baby Blanket

J hook

Worsted (4) Weight Yarn (Lion Brand Pound of Love was used in creating this pattern)


Tapestry Needle


Ch 99 ( or multiples of 6+3)
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. (97)
Row 2: Ch 3 (or do an elongated Ch 1, which is what I prefer), DC in each stitch across, turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first stitch, *skip 2 stitches, 5 DC in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sc in next stitch,** repeat from *to** across. Turn

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as first DC, ch 2), skip 2 stitches, sc in third or center DC of shell, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, *ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in third or center DC of shell, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, DC in next stitch** repeat from * to ** across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (or do an elongated Ch 1, which is what I prefer), DC in each stitch across, turn.
Row 7-8: Repeat Row 6

Keep repeating rows 4-8, ending on a row 7, until desired length.
Add your own border or see what I did below!

For the Border, I:
Round 1: SC in each stitch around, putting 3 sc in each corner
Round 2: Working in third loop, sc around putting 3 sc in 2nd corner stitch of each corner
Round 3: V stitched around skipping 2 stitches between each V stitch, except for corners where I only skipped one on each side of the v-stitch. I ended up with an uneven count on the top and bottom edges, so I just skipped one and squeezed another v-stitch in at the end; it didn’t ruin the integrity of the border, so I was happy.
Round 4: I did a modified shell stitch. I put (2dc, picot, 2dc) in the center of every other V-stitch and a sc in the V-stitches between them.

I know my version of the border isn’t written out in proper pattern form, but it didn’t work out evenly, so I had to modify as I went along; basically at two opposite corners, but the modified shell works out perfectly if you squeeze in an extra v stitch at those two corners.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do! If you’re on Ravelry, please give it a heart! I can’t wait to see what you all create! Please remember and follow copyright rules!
Stay creative!



54 thoughts on “Simply Stunning Baby Blanket

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  2. Hello!

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I just started and I’m trying to figure out how many stitches should you have at the end of row 6? I started with 111 and had 109 at the end of row 1. Somehow i only have 103 now, but i assume i should have 109? Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

  3. Hi very new to crochet but love to have a go at this blanket how much yarn do you need Denise

  4. I’m on row 9 (repeating row 4) and my shells don’t line up with a few rows back. Any ideas?

  5. Hey! This is my first time seeing you. Love the blanket and an now in row three… I stopping bc I have to work in the morning. I’m making this for my grandson who’s coming in June… Here still cooking in his Mama’s tummy. Thanks for the beautiful pattern. You rock!


  6. I am sure I have gone wrong! I have just finished row 6 and I only have 48 sts. I started off with 111
    And my work has kinks init. Do you know where I went wrong??

  7. Hi and thank you so much for a beautiful patter. I would like to do a slightly bigger blanket 36×36 inches. Do you think a chain of 112 would do it, and would this give me 109 stitches in the end? New to crochet, so please forgive ne if I seem to be asking a silly question.
    Many thanks pauline

    • Basically, before making your chain one, pull your hook to the approximate length of your next stitch, chain 1, continue on with the pattern as written. It eliminates those ugly gaps that tend to occur when you just chain 3.

      • I’ve never heard off elongated chain b4 . I tried it and I love the finished รจdge. Thank you so much

  8. I added a row after the “Lattice” row. I SC’d across going in the chain 2 space. This avoided stitching in the chains and put all my shells on top. So since I now have a right side, should I SC around in the back loop keeping the right or wrong side facing? Also how did you make your picot? It’s a gorgeous blanket so far. I changed color after each shell row.

  9. I plan on making this blanket for my new grandson coming in May as is very nice. I’m wondering if Bernat #4
    Baby Giggles I think it’s called would work. Also would a couple or more rows of sc work for the border ? Can’t wait to get started. Thank you.

  10. I love this blanket!!! I want to make it with a DK yarn,for my new great grandson.How will this yarn change the size of the blanket?

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  12. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I start doing mine and I love it, I’m using two colors and it’s looking gorgeous. The instruction for the border are a little confusing but I will try it.

  13. Thank you so much for this pattern. I made this for some friends but changed colour for the sc edging, did 3 sc rows and then changed back to the main colour and repeated the shell pattern row for the edging. They were thrilled ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Lovely blanket! I was wondering how much yarn you used to make one? I am making two for some twin girls my sister is having ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Such a beautiful little blanket! Just to clarify the border, Row one should be HDC? In 2nd row you say to use the 3rd loop which an SC doesn’t have? Thank you for the pattern.

    • Thank you! The first row in the border is sc, when you’re working in the round, there is a third loop on the back of the sc. That’s the loop you work Round 2 in.

      • Ok, thanks, I hadn’t ever looked for a 3rd loop on sc, it’s not very easy to work into since it’s an integral part of the actual stitch so I struggled. I’ll have to stick with hdc’s 3rd loop instead which are much easier and more natural loop to work into and gives a very similar effect without the tightness.

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  17. Following the instructions as written does not produce the blanket as shown in the picture. Your instructions lead to solid rows without the open spaces between the shell row and the next DC row. Did you perhaps have a row between row 4 and 5 that was left out? It is still a pretty blanket but not as pretty as the one pictured.

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