I love making baby blankets. Especially when they are made with super bulky yarn and work up in a weekend!! That’s exactly how this pattern is, and the Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn even does the color changing for you. Win-win!
Baby blankets are by far the most popular category year-round on my blog. So much so that I’ve decided to start creating a lot more baby items: blankets, booties, sweaters, hats, etc. I love baby makes! Even though we are done having babies in this house (4 boys is enough and the youngest is still under 1 1/2!) baby makes are my favorites. I usually always know someone I can make a baby gift for so it’s easy to find a baby to gift these to.
I really enjoy using the Bernat Blanket yarn. I have used it for two other c2c projects in the past – the Quick and Easy Baby Blanket and the Race car Blanket (which is huge but worked up way faster than I ever thought possible!) Both of these have been popular projects on the site and I wanted another quick and beautiful blanket – and here it is. 😀
Easy C2C Striped Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Bernat Blanket Stripes in Making Waves (2 skeins) MC, Bernat Baby Blanket in White (1 skein for border) CC
Hook: P (11.50mm)
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Finished Measurements: Approximately 36″ square
Gauge: 3 blocks = 4″
With MC, ch 6.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch; turn – 1 block made.
Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; turn – 2 blocks made.
Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2ch, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in all ch-3 spaces of previous row; turn.
Rows 4-21: Repeat row 3. Each row should increase one block until there are a total of 21 blocks.
Row 22: Sl st in 3 dc, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row to last ch-3 sp, sl st in last ch-3 sp; turn – do not make a block in the last space.
Rows 23-43: Repeat row 22, ending with last block as row 43.
Join CC, ch 1.
Round 1: *Sc in space between blocks, ch 1, sc along side of next block, ch 1; repeat from * to corner, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner; repeat from * around to beginning, slip st in first sc. Do not turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc and each sc around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
That’s it! You’re done! I love C2C crochet and this self striping yarn made it even easier – with fewer ends to weave in. 🙂 Always a plus, right?