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Easy Crochet Baby Blanket (Pastel Dreams) 

My crochet baby blanket design gives a lovely lightweight and airy feel and is perfect for the warmer months. 

crochet baby blanket in pastel blue and green draped over a garden sofa
lightweight and airy

I used basic crochet stitches and with only one row repeat, this project is suitable for beginners. 

It works up quickly too making this blanket an ideal last minute baby shower gift.

crochet blanket in pastel blue and green draped over trellis

My pattern is also an ideal size for a lap blanket!  Keep your legs warm while you’re sat on your decking while the sun goes down or as an extra layer on your picnic. Alternatively, I’ve designed the pattern so that it can easily be made into a larger blanket.   

crochet blanket in pastel colours draped over a chair on a patio
ideal lap blanket

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How the pattern is worked

The pattern is multiples of 5 and is worked in a 4 treble crochet (US double crochet) shell, chain 3, 1 treble into the same stitch. 

The chain 3 is used in the next row to work the 4 treble crochet shell, chain 3, 1 treble.

I’ve used three colours and changed colours every two rows to give variation and interest. 

close up of stitches for the crochet baby blanket
colour changes every two rows

I prefer to carry the unworked yarn up the side of the blanket so there are fewer ends to sew in.  You can choose to cut and leave a long tail, rejoining the new colour with a slip knot.

The floating yarn is hidden in the border.

The baby blanket border is worked in one round of double crochet (US single crochet), 1 row of double treble V-Stitch (US treble V-Stitch) and 1 row of three treble crochets (US double crochet) worked into the chain space of the V-Stitch from the previous round.

close up of the border on a crochet baby blanket
border hides floating ends

Each border round is worked in one of the three colours.

Related crochet blanket patterns

If you enjoy working with a combination of stitches and techniques, you might like:

Easy patterns with colour changes include:

A relaxing crochet project is my Princess of Diamonds lap blanket.  A continuous granny square with a difference!

Looking for a one colour, one-row repeat pattern or baby shower gift? The Tranquil Moments baby afghan is perfect for meeting those needs.

Short on time? These baby blanket kits or modern blanket kits could be just what you need.

Yarn

I used three pastel shades from the Deramores Studio DK range.  Deramores are sadly closed now but at the time of publishing this pattern, this yarn was still available to purchase on LoveCrafts.

I have enjoyed working with this yarn.  It is soft and gives brilliant stitch definition.

If you’re not able to find the yarn, this pattern will work with any DK yarn.

Pattern Notes

  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch.
  • Yarn A = Pale Green
  • Yarn B = Powder Blue
  • Yarn C = Duck Egg Green
  • Colour changes take place at the end of a row on the final pull through of the last stitch

Level

Easy

Materials

  • 1 x 100g Deramores Studio DK in Pale Green
  • 1 x 150g Deramores Studio DK in Powder Blue
  • 1 x 150g Deramores Studio DK in Duck Egg Green
  • 4mm hook (for the blanket)
  • 3.5mm hook (for the border)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle (for sewing in ends)

Special Stitches

Double Treble (dtr):

Yarn over hook 3 times, insert crochet hook in stitch, yarn over, draw loop through, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Double Treble V-Stitch (dtr v-st):

1 dtr, 1ch, 1 dtr in the same chain or space.

 Abbreviations

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Tr – treble crochet (US double crochet)

Dc – double crochet (US single crochet)

Dtr – double treble crochet (US treble crochet)

Dtr V-st – double treble V-Stitch (US treble V-Stitch)

Sk – skip

Rep – repeat

Sp – space

Measurements

70cm (w) X 107 cm (h)  /  27.5” X 42”

montage of 4 photos showing different styling for a crochet blanket

Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With Yarn A ch 121

Row 1: in 5th ch of hook, [4tr, ch3, tr], *sk 5 ch, [4tr, ch3, tr] in next ch, *rep across to last tr, tr in last st, turn

Row 2: ch3, *[4tr, ch3, tr] in ch3-sp, *rep across to last st, tr in last st, turn

Yarn B

Row 3 and 4: rep row 2

Yarn C

Row 5 and 6: rep row 2

Continue in the same colour sequence, repeating row 2 until you have a total of 66 rows.

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Border

Change to 3.5mm hook.

Turn so that you will now be working on the longer edge.

With Yarn A:

Round 1:  ch1, dc evenly around working [dc, 2ch, dc] in each corner of the blanket to make the corner spaces.  For the shell pattern row, dc in each tr of the shell (total of 4 tr), dc x 1 in ch3-sp. Fasten off.  Rejoin yarn B to any corner sp.

Round 2:  ch4, [dtr, 2ch, 2dtr] in corner sp, sk next st, dtr v-st in next st, *sk 2 sts, dtr v-st to corner sp, 2dtr, 2ch, 2dtr in corner sp, *rep to last corner sp.  Fasten off.  Rejoin Yarn c to any corner sp.

Round 3: ch3, [2tr, 2ch, 3tr] in corner sp, *3tr in ch1-sp from previous round to corner sp, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in corner sp, *rep to last corner sp.  Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions US Crochet Terms

With Yarn A ch 121

Row 1: in 5th ch of hook, [4dc, ch3, dc], *sk 5 ch, [4dc, ch3, dc] in next ch, *rep across to last dc, dc in last st, turn

Row 2: ch3, *[4dc, ch3, dc] in ch3-sp, *rep across to last st, dc in last st, turn

Yarn B

Row 3 and 4: rep row 2

Yarn C

Row 5 and 6: rep row 2

Continue in the same colour sequence, repeating row 2 until you have a total of 66 rows.

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Border

Change to 3.5mm hook.

Turn so that you will now be working on the longer edge.

With Yarn A:

Round 1:  ch1, sc evenly around working [sc, 2ch, sc] in each corner of the blanket to make the corner spaces.  For the shell pattern row, sc in each dc of the shell (total of 4 dc), sc x 1 in ch3-sp. Fasten off.  Rejoin yarn B to any corner sp.

Round 2:  ch4, [tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner sp, sk next st, tr v-st in next st, *sk 2 sts, tr v-st to corner sp, 2tr, 2ch, 2tr in corner sp, *rep to last corner sp.  Fasten off.  Rejoin Yarn c to any corner sp.

Round 3: ch3, [2dc, 2ch, 3dc] in corner sp, *3dc in ch1-sp from previous round to corner sp, [3dc, 2ch, 3dc] in corner sp, *rep to last corner sp.  Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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