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Tranquil Moments Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern

The Tranquil Moments baby afghan crochet pattern seamlessly blends the elegance of a classic design with a fresh, modern twist.

With a one-row repeat and a dainty scallop border, my baby afghan is an easy make for you and will be a calming addition to any nursery.

crochet afghan for baby crocheted in a mint colour with a soft toy placed on the flat blanket

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The simplicity and elegance of the design make it the perfect choice for boys and girls.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced crocheters alike, whether you’re creating the blanket as a gift or for your own family, I think the Tranquil Moments Baby Afghan will be a timeless piece that will be treasured for generations to come.

Baby crochet blanket folded and wrapped in a pink ribbon

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Design Inspiration

I needed a gift for a baby shower and in my experience, a blanket is often accepted with love and can even become an heirloom that’s passed down through generations.

I wanted to show that with the imminent arrival of the baby, this family were going from two to three.  The Trinity stitch seemed the obvious answer … however I had bought DK yarn weight and wanted to work with a stitch that had more height.  Modifying the stitch to use treble (UK)/double (US) worked perfectly!

Designed with softness and comfort in mind, this baby afghan provides a warm embrace for your little one, creating cherished moments of serenity.

Two images showing a crochet afghan with the corner turned over and a close up of the trinity stitch

How the baby afghan pattern is worked

Afghan:

  • Multiples of 2
  • Worked flat in rows
  • The modified Trinity stitch is used throughout the blanket in a one-row repeat
close up of the modified Trinity Crochet Stitch

Border:

  • Multiples of 5
  • Worked in rounds
  • Double/Single crochet round is worked first, picking up stitches along the long edges and short edges
  • Scallop worked in one round
A close up of the scallop border on a baby afghan

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Yarn

Papatya Love is a premium acrylic DK weight yarn that I’ve found to be oh so soft and perfect for projects such as baby blankets.  I chose a mint colour (5610) but there’s a huge choice of solid shades for you to choose from.

It has the OEKO-TEX® certification which is a globally recognised seal of textile safety.  Another plus for makes for little ones.

A 100g ball of Papatya Love yarn in mint

Each 100g ball contains 360m/394yds giving incredible value for money!  This baby afghan pattern will cost you less than £15 in yarn. 

Level

Easy

Materials

A crochet afghan is hanging over white railings

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
Double Crochet (dc)

Treble Crochet (tr)

Trinity Stitch (ts):  This stitch uses Treble 3 together.  A treble crochet 3 together stitch is made out of 3 incomplete treble stitches crocheted together.  The placement of the stitches are different from the regular treble 3 together.   Yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch you just worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.  Chain one. Trinity Stitch made.   The Trinity Stitch begins in the last stitch worked, treble 3 together (as above), chain one.   
Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

Trinity Stitch (ts): This stitch uses Double 3 together.  A double crochet 3 together stitch is made out of 3 incomplete treble stitches crocheted together. The placement of the stitches are different from the regular double 3 together.   Yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch you just worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.  Chain one.  Trinity Stitch made.   The Trinity Stitch begins in the last stitch worked, double 3 together (as above), chain one.   
  • Ch = chain
  • St = stitch
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sk = skip
  • Rep = repeat

Pattern Notes

Pattern Notes

  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • Setting the border – count stitches picked up along length of afghan (side of the blanket) to ensure same amount of stitches are worked the opposite side.  Check as you go, too many stitches picked up will cause fabric to ruffle, not enough and the blanket will stretch.

UK Crochet Terms

  • Treble 3 Together in the Trinity Stitch begins in the last stitch you worked.
  • The last treble of the Trinity Stitch is always worked in the chain 1 from the previous row

US Crochet Terms  

  • Double 3 Together in the Trinity Stitch begins in the last stitch you worked.
  • The last double of the Trinity Stitch is always worked in the chain 1 from the previous row.
  • Do not chain 1 for the last Trinity Stitch of a row
Montage of three photos 1) baby afghan with corner turned over 2) the blanket folded and wrapped in ribbon 3) close up of the crochet stitches

Measurements

Approx 91.5cm/36” (W) X 127cm/50” (L)

Gauge

25 stitches and 8 rows with a 4mm hook = 10cm X 10cm

Gauge is not critical for this baby afghan crochet pattern.

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Baby Afgan Instructions UK Crochet Terms

With a 4mm hook, ch138

Row 1: begin 1st ts in 4th ch from hook, ts across, DO NOT ch 1 for the last ts of the row, tr in same st just worked, ch3, turn

Row 2: begin 1st ts in base of ch3, ts across, DO NOT ch 1 for the last ts, tr in same st just worked, ch3, turn

Row 3 – 93: rep row 2

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Ch 1, turn to work along the side of the blanket, 3dc in base of ch1, dc evenly along side to last st, 3dc in last st, turn to work the bottom of the blanket, dc across to last st, 3dc in last st, turn to work the side of the blanket, dc evenly along side to last st, 3dc in last st, turn to work along the top of the blanket, sl st to ch1

Scallop Border

Ch1, dc in base of ch1, sk1, tr5 in next st, sk1, dc in next st, *sk1, tr5 in next st, sk1, dc in next st, *rep round, sl st to ch1

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Baby Afgan Instructions US Crochet Terms

With a 4mm hook, ch138

Row 1: begin 1st ts in 4th ch from hook, ts across, DO NOT ch 1 for the last ts of the row, dc in st just worked, ch3, turn

Row 2: begin 1st ts in base of ch3, ts across, DO NOT ch 1 for the last ts, dc in same st just worked, ch3, turn

Row 3 – 93: rep row 2

DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Ch 1, turn to work along the side of the blanket, 3sc in base of ch1, sc evenly along side to last st, 3sc in last st, turn to work the bottom of the blanket, sc across to last st, 3sc in last st, turn to work the side of the blanket, sc evenly along side to last st, 3sc in last st, turn to work along the top of the blanket, sl st to ch1

Scallop Border

Ch1, sc in base of ch1, sk1, dc5 in next st, sk1, sc in next st, *sk1, dc5 in next st, sk1, sc in next st, *rep round, sl st to ch1

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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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