This sweet super bulky baby blanket pattern is great in a lot of ways. Because of the chunky weight yarn, it will stitch up in a flash, and that cozy yarn is perfect for keeping baby warm or using on the floor during tummy time.
This is also a super simple pattern that even beginner crocheters can accomplish. It uses two colors of yarn – one for the body and one for the edging – but you can make the body striped or use a multicolored yarn if you’d rather.
Skill Level: Beginner
Yarn: Super bulky weight yarn
- 220 yds red (A)
- 100 yds cream (B)
Hook: US size P/16 (11.5mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
- Yarn needle
Size: 36” x 37”
Gauge: 7 sc x 6 rows = 4″
Pattern uses US crochet terms
With A, ch 60.
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (59 sc)
Rows 2-51: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Change to B; fasten off A.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, [sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] across to last st, 3 sc in last st (corner), working in sides of rows, ch 1, sk first row, [sc in next row, ch 1, sk next row] across**, working in bottom of row 1, 3 sc in first st (corner), repeat from * to **, sc in same st as first st of rnd, join with sl st to first st, do not turn. (116 sc, 108 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first sc, *[ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to next corner (3 sc group), ch 1, sk next sc, 3 sc in next sc, repeat from * twice more, ch 1, sk next st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st] across, join with sl st to first st. (120 sc, 112 ch-1 sps)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
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