I am in love with this Caron Cotton Cakes yarn. It is amazing for blankets and after the Hydrangea Baby Blanket, I couldn’t help but make another.
Crochet baby blankets are wonderful for working on while watching Netflix or riding in a car. I love that I can put one down and come back and pick it up easily, without worrying about shaping or row count (much).
I also love giving baby blankets as gifts. Most moms love a handmade baby gift and will cherish one you made yourself.
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Amethyst Sky Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes, 2 skeins Amethyst Sky (available at Michaels stores)
Hook: US K (6.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in pattern st (sc, dc)
Finished Size: Approximately 25″ x 34″
Ch 65. (To make this larger or smaller simply chain an odd number of sts)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc, dc; repeat from * to end; turn – 64 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc, dc; repeat from * to end; turn.
Repeat row 2 until 32″ from beginning. (Or desired size).
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around blanket edges, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, join with slip st to first sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, *sc in each sc to corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 space of corner, repeat from * to last corner, sc, ch 1, join with slip st to first st.
Row 5: *Ch 3, skip next sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around, working (ch 3, slip st) in each corner.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Related: Easy Ombre Baby Blanket
That’s it! This is an easy and fun free crochet pattern that I hope you will love.
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I love this yarn too. So glad you are making patterns with it. I have two beautiful colors that are hard to find. They are going to be used for your two patterns. Thanks so much!!
Yay!! So glad you like the patterns and have the yarn in hand ready to go. I am really loving this yarn!
What a beautiful baby blanket! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. This will make a great gift for my friend’s daughter who’s due in December! Now I just need to go get the yarn!
Thank you! You can pick up this yarn at a Michael’s store – they have a lot of great colors and they are all beautiful. Be sure to scout out a coupon. 😉
Can you please recommend a different yarn? I can’t find it at any Michael’s near me and they don’t sell it online. Thanks!
I’m not sure of another yarn with the same texture, but I’m sure another worsted weight cake yarn would work well for the same striped effect.
Raverly lists the pattern price as$2.99 – not $1.00 as noted in this posting. Thought you might like to know. Your work is really pretty. Thanks.
The $1 pdf was for the release weekend. I’ll change the pattern page to reflect the new price. If you’d like the chance to get the pdf’s of future patterns for free or $1 sign up for the email list and I send out coupon codes. 🙂
such lovely colours and a very pretty blanket. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much! 🙂
How does it hold up to laundering? Does it shrink and get stiff like my washcloths have?
I haven’t tried laundering mine. Using a larger hook really helps with the drape. If you want to test it out, just make a small sample swatch and wash it before you commit to the whole project.
Hi Amanda, love this pattern and yarn.
Please confirm that the yarn used is 2 x 3.5oz / 100g skeins.
The yarn for this pattern is Caron Cotton Cakes, which comes in much larger skeins. They are actually 8.8oz (250g) but I hardly used any of the second skein.
I love the yarn and pattern but it kind of bothers me that the color changes in the middle of the rows. I am an absolute beginner, is there anything I can do about that?
Unless you choose different yarn and change colors at the beginning of the row there isn’t much you can do about the color changes. I guess the way I would do it if it really bothered me and I wanted to use this yarn is this: anytime I saw that the color was changing in the middle of a row I would rip back to the beginning of the row and cut the yarn and begin with the new color. It would waste quite a bit of yarn, but there wouldn’t be any color changes in the middle of rows. 🙂
Hi – I just started this blanket and was wondering how much width the border will add.
My blanket without border is just measuring a little under 20″ across. Should I add rows to the border to get to 25″
Any suggestions would help. It looks so pretty that I would hate to have to rip it out.
Hi! The border is about an inch wide, so it adds 2″ total to each measurement. If yours is measuring 20″ now it will be 22″ when the border is added. If you don’t want to rip it out you can always add rounds of single crochet before working the border, or you can choose to make a smaller size blanket for a stroller or security blanket. 🙂
Hello! Such a pretty blanket. Is there an easy way to increase the size if I’d like to make this for older children? I’m a confident beginner and would like to make one for my two nieces, aged 4 and 6. Looking forward to your thoughts. 🙂
Yes! This pattern is a multiple of 2 so you can chain any even number you like. 🙂