Babies are on the brain here at the Saladin household. We welcomed our fourth little guy into the family a couple of weeks ago! I know, I know, I have all boys so why am I making a pink blanket?? Well, I have a friend at work who is having her first and it’s a girl so I decided a nice lacy blanket was in order. This blanket worked up quickly and I love the way it turned out. It could easily make a nice heirloom gift for a little one in your life – although, it doesn’t have to be pink. 😉
Pretty in Pink Heirloom Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: 2 skeins Plymouth Galway Worsted in Bubblegum
Hook: US J/10/(6.5mm)
Gauge: Not crucial for this project
Finished Size: Approximately 32″ x 24″
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to end;turn.
Rows 2-72: Ch 3, dc in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from *, end ch 1, dc in top of t-ch of row below; turn.
Do not fasten off for border.
SHELL – 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, *sc in next dc, skip next dc, shell in next dc; repeat from * to corner, shell in corner; repeat from * working in every other row around edge of blanket to last corner, dc 3 in corner, ch 1, join with sl st to t-ch; turn.
Round 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last dc of shell, ch 3, skip sc, sc in first st of next shell, ch 3, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * to end.
That’s it! Quick and easy with a great result. I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern – be sure to check out my other FREE baby blanket patterns!