There’s just something about a simple baby blanket pattern. I love having one to work on in the car (when the hubs is driving, of course!) and for when I want to watch some tv and crochet.
I’ve always loved the wattle stitch and wanted to create a blanket with it, so I decided this yummy Paintbox Yarn was the perfect yarn for this project with the wattle stitch.
The Simply Chunky even comes in a 5 ball value pack! That means you can score all the yarn you need for this project at a discount. This is what I did when grabbing the yarn for this project.
Since I knew exactly how many skeins I had I decided to just work the body of the blanket with four of the skeins and save one skein for the border. It worked out perfectly and I still had just a little bit left of the last skein.
I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern and make one for someone special in your life!
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky in Washed Teal (5 skeins)
Hook: US size K (6.5mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Finished Size: Approximately 27″ x 30″
Gauge: 16 sts and 11 rows = 4″ in wattle st
Ch 72. (Pattern is a multiple of 3)
Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as sc), *skip 2 ch, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * to last st, sc in turning ch; turn.
Repeat row 2 until desired length. For me, I used up 4 skeins before switching to the border.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around edge, working (sc, ch1, sc) in each corner.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in corner, *skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st; repeat from * to corner, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner; repeat to last corner, 2 dc in last corner, hdc in top of turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc around post of hdc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, repeat from * to corner, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in corner space, dc in corner space; repeat to last corner, (dc, ch 1, dc) around post of hdc from row below.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern for the Classic Crochet Baby Blanket! Remember you can always view all of my free crochet patterns here.