This fast and easy crochet baby blanket is made with bulky yarn that is baby soft! Just 2 skeins it all it will take to make a sweet baby blanket with the HDC stitch. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Use Baby Soft Blanket Yarn to Crochet an Easy Baby Blanket
Who else out there shops for their yarn primarily by their sense of touch?! When I was shopping at Michaels and felt Bernat Baby Marly yarn; it jumped straight from the shelf and into my shopping cart.
Easy HDC Baby Blanket
I have personally never been a big fan of baby blankets with large gaps in them (think traditional granny square blanket). This yarn has so much visual interest with the tri-color effect and so much soft and snuggly texture all by itself that I decided to pair it with a simple HDC in the BLO stitch. It adds just enough texture while also letting the yarn shine!
Baby Blanket Border
A few years ago I made the Cloud 9 Blanket for my son, and I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn for the border. I have been in LOVE with this border for baby blankets ever since. I think it makes such a nice accent, and also adds some extra cuddle factor! It also washes and wears very well (important for anything going to a baby!). The color I used in this project is unfortunately discontinued, but they have a white color that would look just perfect with this yarn, too.
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Easy HDC Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
- Bernat Baby Marly yarn (‘Robins Nest’ pictured) - 2 skeins or approx. 450 yards of a comparable Category 5 yarn
- 9.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
- (optional) Bernat Pipsqueak yarn for the border
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
BLO Video Tutorial - Right Handed
8 sts x 5 rows = 4” square in BLO HDC
- Width = 36”
- Length = 36”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
Row 1: HDC in the 3rd ch from the hook, HDC in each ch st across (65)
Row 2-43: ch 2, HDC in the BLO in each stitch across (65)
Attach Bernat Pipsqueak in the corner. ch 1, and *SC evenly (approx. 65 sts) around the edge of the blanket and working (SC, ch 2, SC) to turn each corner. When you get to the beginning, join with a sl st. Continue crocheting around the border. Now working one SC into each stitch from the previous row, and (SC, ch 2, SC) in the corners. Repeat this process around as many times as you'd like to achieve the border width you desire. The pictured blanket has 2 rounds of border.
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