A boatload of my friends are pregnant or have brand new babies. My goal is to give at least one crocheted item to each friend – even though I’m not always done when the baby comes. You know what this means, right? I’m in need of a new quick and easy crochet pattern on a regular basis! Each time I need to come up with a blanket, I try to think of an easy crochet blanket that will have a beautiful look. And then you know what I do? I make a crochet blanket tutorial for you!
This blanket is for a brand new baby girl. The soft colors aren’t traditional baby blanket colors, but that makes this blanket all the more appealing to me. Sometimes I get a little tired of the traditional pastels. The shades in this blanket remind me of a watermelon. Anyone else?
When I’m making a simple striped blanket, I like to make sure it has a good texture to keep things interesting. This stitch is a very simple stitch, but it has great texture.
For this blanket, I used a soft acrylic, worsted weight yarn with an I hook (some people have been confused by this lately and I finally figured it out. They think I’m saying they need one crochet hook… that’s actually the letter i). The texture of this blanket is absolutely perfect. The stitch is easy and flies off the hook. You’ll have a finished blanket in your lap in just a few nights if you set your mind to it.
Like striped blankets? Check out this quick and easy crochet pattern with beautiful stripes.
Let’s get into the crochet blanket tutorial for this quick and easy crochet pattern.
Don’t have time to make this now?
- I-9 (5.50 mm) Crochet Hook – this is my absolute favorite brand!
- 2 Skeins Paintbox Yarn Simply Aran in Blush Pink
- 2 Skeins Paintbox Yarn in Pistachio Green
- 2 Skeins Paintbox Yarn in Paper White
- 1 Skein of Stylecraft Special Aran in Parchment
- If you’re using a different yarn, you need approximately 800 yards of worsted weight yarn.
I did do some yarn mixing in this blanket… sometimes you have to to get just the shade you’re searching for.
- DC2Tog: yarn over, insert yarn into stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through two loops. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through two loops. Pull through 3 loops.
- Finished blanket measures approximately 26 x 35 in.
- You do NOT work into the turning chain at the end of each row
- To make this blanket larger, simply increase your starting chain. This stitch works with any chain length.
- Please tag me with #daisycottagedesigns on Instagram if you create something from this pattern (or any of mine). I’d LOVE to see it!
Crochet Blanket Tutorial:
Loosely Ch 62 with blush pink.
Note: If you crochet or chain tightly, size up here to a J crochet hook. This will prevent any ruffling/waving.
Row 1: dc in the third chain from hook. dc2tog in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn. (You should have 1 dc and 59 dc2tog). NOTE: you might notice that your first row is curling some. This will even out after the next couple rows!
Rows 2-9: dc in the first stitch, dc2tog in each stitch across. Do NOT work into the turning chain in this row or any other. Ch 2, turn.
Row 10: dc in the first stitch, dc2tog in each stitch across. Cut yarn, and weave ends.
Row 11: Join Paper White yarn using your preferred method. Ch 2. dc in the first stitch, dc2tog in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 12-14: dc in the first stitch, dc2tog in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 15: dc in the first stitch, dc2tog in each stitch across. Cut yarn and weave ends.
The pattern is as follows:
- * You have already completed* 10 rows of blush pink
- *You have already completed * 6 rows of paper white
- 8 rows of pistachio green
- 2 rows of parchment
- 3 rows of paper white
- 1 row of parchment
- 5 rows of pistachio green
- 4 rows of paper white
- 5 rows of blush pink
- 2 rows of parchment
- 3 rows of pistachio green
- 4 rows of paper white
- 6 rows of blush pink
Instructions for the Border
Once you’ve woven ends, pull up a loop in the top right corner of your blanket and ch 1.
Round 1: sc around the entire blanket (I worked 100 stitches on each of my unfinished edges and one sc per stitch on each of my finished ends) working 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to the first sc to finish the round. Ch 2
- For the first short side, dc in the first stitch, then dc2tog in each stitch across. Work dc2tog, dc, dc2tog in the first corner.
- On the first long side, *dc2tog, 1 dc* across. Work dc2tog, dc, dc2tog in the second corner.
- For the second short side, dc2tog in each stitch across. Work dc2tog, dc, dc2tog in the third corner.
- For the second long side, *dc2tog, 1dc* across. Work dc2tog, dc, dc2tog in the last corner.
- Sl st to the top of the ch 2 to finish. Cut yarn and weave ends.