One word for this blanket: sweet. It's too adorable not to make for a little girl in your life, and maybe their moms too! Start right now and try it with the free pattern below or get the ad-free pattern here.
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.
Skill Level: Experienced
Yarn: DK / light worsted weight yarn
- 1086 yds pink (A)
- 94 yds white (B)
Hook: US size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
- Yarn needle
Size: 51” x 35”
Gauge: 14.5 dc x 7.5 rows = 4″
In pattern, 5 V-stitches x 7.5 rows = 4”
V stitch (V): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st. When working into a V stitch, work into the ch-1 sp at the center.
Pattern uses US crochet terms
|V||V-stitch (see Special Stitches)|
With A, ch 185.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as a st), dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next 2 chs, [V in next ch, sk next 2 chs] across to last 2 chs, dc in each of last 2 chs. (4 dc, 2 ch-1 sps, 59 Vs)
Rows 2-64: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next st, ch 1, sk first ch-1 sp, V in center of each V across, sk last ch-1 sp, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.
Change to B; fasten off A.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, 3 sc in each V across, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, working in sides of rows, work 129 sc evenly spaced across side edge**, working in bottom of row 1, 3 sc in first st, repeat from * to **, sc in same st as first st of rnd, join with sl st to first st. Do not turn. (632 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 5 dc in first st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, [5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st] around, join with sl st to first dc. (790 dc, 158 sc)
Fasten off; weave in all 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!
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