Simple Single Crochet Baby Blanket


Daffodils are a sure sign of spring!

Daffodils are a sure sign of spring!

 

Spring is coming to Indiana and spring means babies, right? Baby blankets make excellent baby shower gifts. As a mother of four, I can tell you one can never have too many blankets. Not only can they be used to keep kids warm, they can also be used as a play mat, especially on hard floors or scratchy grass. The pattern that follows makes a blanket that fits those uses very well.

 

All folded up and ready to be loved.

All folded up and ready to be loved.

 

Materials

Yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky yarn (109 yds/3.5 oz) 5 skeins (I used Molten Lava)

Hook: K hook

 

Pattern

  1. Chain (ch) 61, then single crochet (sc) in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (60 sc)
  2. Ch 1, sc in each stitch across.
  3. Repeat row 2 until row 101 or you run out of yarn, fasten off.
  4. Enjoy your work!
Whole blanket

Whole blanket

Edging (if you want one, I didn’t)

  1. Join the same or another color in one corner, ch 1, sc around entire blanket in each st or end of row, sl st into beginning chain

I ended up with a 23.5″ wide by 34″ long blanket with 101 rows.

 

Makes a nice floor blanket

Makes a nice floor blanket

 

Wrap up

It’s a very basic blanket, but a nice and useful blanket.

A word on yarn substitutions: if you substitute yarn, make sure the total yardage of your new yarn matches the amount I used if you want it to come out right. If you use a thinner yarn the blanket will come out smaller and you should use a smaller hook. If the yarn is thicker, your blanket will be bigger and you’ll need to use a bigger hook.

My two cents as a mom: make sure the yarn is machine washable! With kids, messes happen and the easier it is to clean up the mess the better.

 

Do you have a favorite baby project yarn or a go-to baby blanket pattern?

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