Here I have the pattern for an easy crochet baby blanket, that is perfect for beginners – I even have really slow video tutorial to show you how to make it!
If you are new to crochet, but want to make a lovely gift, or a blanket just for you – this is a great place to start with crochet.
It’s made using the Corner to Corner technique, and uses the way these blankets are made to give a great diagnol effect – which looks really complicated – but it isn’t!
It only uses chain stitches, double crochets (USA) and slip stitches. If you can make a granny square you can make this! In fact you can probably make this even if you haven’t made a granny square using my tutorials – I take things nice and slowly.
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It’s really simple – colour changing at the end of a row, and the number of rows in white increase in size – giving a kind of optical illusion
I’ve done a slightly different border or crab stitch (resverse single crochet), but there is nothing to stop you doing a simple border of HDC like this blanket here
It’s made in one piece, and as the colour changes are the ends of rows – there are minimal ends to sew in (phew….. we are crocheters after all.)
You can make this blanket as big or small as you like, and you can use any yarn of your choice. (I always fancied making a grey one with Colour changing yarn as the accents!)
You can use any weight yarn (as long as they are the same), and at this point I would recommend the same type of fibre too i.e. don’t mix a wool and an acrylic (as they’ll shrink at different rates when washed).
If you are making this for a baby – it’ll probably go in the washing machine (a lot), so find a yarn that is machine washable – these ones are great and have loads of colour and are super soft>>>
You will need to make the Easy Crochet Blanket (C2C)
4 balls of Weert Scheepjes Colour crafter
A 4mm crochet hook
Scissors and a yarn needle
7×7 block square = 11cm square over st patt (1 block = 3ch and 3tr)
How to make the C2C blanket
What you need to know is that every block = 1 square on the chart.
Scroll down for the chart. (Top tip – cross off what row you are on using a pencil)
Each “new” block is made by chaining 6, then working 1 DC in each of the 3 chains further away (i.e. starting in the 4th chain). This is 1 block.
Row 2, a new block – so chain 6, work 1 DC in each of the 1 chains as above. Now you’ve got 2 blocks. the one closest to you hook – keep hold of, the first one you made “flip it” by turning it upwards, and now * slip stitch in the chain 3 gap.
To work the next block – chain 3 (to get to the height of the DC), make 3 dc in the same gap BUT as changing colour here, you need to make the last Yarn Over of the 3rd with the new colour. (Block made and row 2 completed).
Row 3 – same as row 2, but you’ll repeat from the * twice (Where you slip stitch in the chain 3 gap.
Keep doing this adding one more block each row – while following the colour change chart until you get to reducing.
To reduce, make the block, then rather than chaining 6, you need to slip stitch back to the gap, and then chain 3, 3 DC – complete the row as normal. The video link explains all of this>>>
If you prefer a “Proper Written crochet Pattern” – USA terms used
Start the chart from the bottom right, follow the chart diagonally, not in rows.
With White (weert), chain 6.
Row 1: Starting in the 4th ch from the hook, 3 DC. Turn. 1 block
Row 2: 6 ch, starting in the 4th ch from hook, 3 DC, [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] into 3ch-sp from previous row. Turn. 2 blocks
Row 3: 6 ch, starting in the 4th ch from hook, 3 DC, * [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] into 3ch-sp from previous row; rep from * across. Turn. 3 blocks
Rows 4-42: Continue increasing as Row 3, changing colours as per chart. 42 blocks
Row 43: Following colour chart, as Row 3 to last 3ch-sp, 1 sl st in last 3ch-sp (i.e., do not make last block. Turn. 43 blocks
Row 44: Sl St along next 3 sts, * [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] in next 3 ch-sp; rep from * to end. 43 blocks
Row 45: Rep rows 43-44 another 7 times
Row 57: Sl St along next 3 sts, [1sl st, 3 ch, 3 DC] in next 3ch-sp; rep from * to last 3ch-sp, 1 sl st in last 3ch-sp. Turn. 42 blocks
Rows 58-99: Cont to dec as Row 57 until last block is complete. Turn. 1 block
Row 99: Sl st across 3 DC to finish corner. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Baby Blanket Border
Join Grey, work evenly around the edge using crab stitch (reverse single crochet)
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