Looking for an easy crochet baby blanket pattern with some “wow” factor?? Try the Ice Cream blanket- a free pattern!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Ice Cream Blanket
I’ve always loved this stitch. I’ve seen it called the brick stitch, although a search of that term will show several different stitches called that name.
I love making baby blankets and wanted to create an easy baby blanket pattern that would be reversible, colorful, and yet easy without a lot of ends to weave in.
I slightly modified this stitch pattern to give a more narrow “brick” and I am in love with this blanket!! It would be perfect for a baby shower gift and could easily work for a baby girl or boy. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Yarn Options for this Easy Crochet Pattern
This pattern was created for DK weight yarn, but it can easily be made in any yarn weight you like! It might get a bit heavy if you decide to do it in a super bulky yarn like Bernat Blanket yarn or Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, but it could work!
I’d use DK yarn through chunky yarn for this project, but be aware that it will change the finished blanket size.
If you’d like your blanket to turn out near the size listed, you will need to find a DK (weight #3) yarn that gets the same gauge. I used Lion Brand Baby Soft for the solid white portion of the blanket and Lion Brand Ice Cream yarn for the color changing portion.
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Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Details
This pattern is created with just basic crochet stitches, so don’t be fooled by its appearance – it really IS easy!
The color changes are from the yarn and you carry your unused strand up the sides, making for way less ends to weave in. In fact, when you run out of a skein is the only time you have to worry about yarn ends!!
Please note that this pattern is a multiple of 6, plus one for the turning chain if you would like to adjust the size of the blanket.
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Easy Crochet Blanket (Free Crochet Pattern)
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft, 1 skein White (A) and Lion Brand Yarn Ice Cream, 2 skeins Moon Mist (B) (DK weight #3)
Hook: US Size I (5.5mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 17 sts and 17 rows = 4” in stitch pattern
Finished Blanket Size: 36” square
- For best results in weaving in ends on this reversible crocheted blanket, only change skeins on the end of a row and weave ends into the border.
- You do not have to break yarn for this pattern, just run it up the sides as you change colors – fewer ends to weave in!
- Take care when working the dropped down dc because the loop will tend to be bigger than the others until you get the feel for it.
- Make sure to work the dropped down dc sts over the chains, not in front of them and pull up loops to the height of your work.
- When working the first row of the border, make sure to work into the sts on the sides of the rows – not around them. This will keep there from being any giant holes from working around the post of a dc st.
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Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
With A, ch 144. (Or any multiple of 6)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, change to B on last pull through; turn – 143 sts.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, skip next st, ch 1; repeat from * to end, omitting the last ch 1 and skipped stitch, change to A on last pull through of row 3; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, dc into skipped st 3 rows below; repeat from * to end, omitting the last dc; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to B on last pull through; turn.
Rows 6-7: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), hdc, sc, *ch 1, skip next st, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, sc, hdc, change to A on last pull through of row 7; turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *dc into skipped st 3 rows below, sc 5; repeat from * to last 3 sts, dc into skipped st 3 rows below, sc in last 2 sts; turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, change to B on last pull through.
Repeat rows 2-9 until blanket measures 36”, ending with row 4 or 8.
Change to A. Sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner for 9 rounds.
Weave in ends.
Today we’ve learned how to crochet an easy crochet baby blanket – the Ice Cream Blanket! I hope you love it as much as I do!