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