This pretty crochet baby blanket is sure to be a showstopper at the next baby shower you need to attend. Or make it for your own little one!
The blanket uses V-stitch with a shell stitch edging to make a project that is pretty and actually pretty fast to stitch, too, once you get the hang of it.
It uses a lightweight yarn and has a nice open stitch pattern, so it’s perfect for summer babies or those who live where it’s warm most of the year.
51 ½” x 32 ½”
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
- CA: Pink 1,086 yards (1 skein)
- CB: White, 94 yards (1/4 skein)
Yarn needle, to weave ends
1 dc stitches x 2 rows is 1″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
- (11 sts) means how many stitches you should have at the end of the row. That count does include the chain.
V stitch | *sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in same st, sk 1 st* repeat * to *
Shell stitch | *sc, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st* repeat * to *
CA | Color A
CB | Color B
st(s) | stitch(es)
sk | skip
ch | chain
sc | single crochet
dc | double crochet
v st | v stitch
shell st | shell stitch
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with CA,
Row 1: dc in 3nd ch from hook, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, v st 59 times across, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, turn (185 sts)
Rows 2-63: ch 2, sk first st, dc in next st, ch 1, v st 59 times across, ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, turn (185 sts)
Row 64: ch 2, sk first st, dc in next st, ch 1, v st 59 times across, ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (185 sts)
Round 1: beginning anywhere ch 1, sc evenly around, make 3 sc in each corner, join in first st of round
Round 2: *shell st* repeat * to * around, sc in last st, join in first st of round, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends.
Do you enjoy making simple shapes like squares and rectangles? I highly recommend the Crochet Anything with Rectangles class where you take the basic shape and make a tote bag, beanie, slippers, and cardigan. All of these projects are made with simple rectangles!