Need an easy baby shower gift? The Quick Crochet Baby Blanket works up in no time and makes a wonderful gift.
I really love making crochet baby blankets. It’s so fun to try out new stitches, textures and yarns and to have something that I know a new mom or dad will love to wrap their little bundle in.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Quick Crochet Baby Blanket
I try my best to make a lot of my patterns suitable for those who haven’t crocheted for a long time, but also make them something that you would be proud to give as a gift.
The Duchess Baby Blanket is the most popular pattern on my site, and it’s an easy stitch for the body with a lacy border that is a tiny bit more complicated.
For this blanket, I wanted a super simple border that would give it a nice finished look but was less complicated than the border on the Duchess Blanket.
About the Yarn
One of my favorite blanket yarns is Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, and I’ve used it for several blankets.
The color changes are just gorgeous and the yarn is super easy to care for, which is a huge plus in my book when you are using it for a baby. They are messy (I’ve had four!).
Usually I choose a color way that is variations of the same color (like teal or purple), but this one uses different shades of blue and worked up beautifully.
Any shade of this yarn would make an excellent blanket. This yarn is amazingly affordable and worth a try!
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This blanket measures approximately 30″ by 32″ so it makes a great blanket for a stroller, car seat or swing.
It uses two skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in Blue-tiful, but you will have plenty of the second skein left over for a hat or other item.
Quick Crochet Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, worsted weight (size 4), 2 skeins Blue-tiful
Hook: US Size J (6.00mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 14 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in stitch pattern
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
Finished Size: Approximately 30″ x 32″
Quick Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Row 1: Dc into 4th ch from hook and each ch across; turn (106 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), 2 dc into first st, *skip 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 sts, sc in top of turning ch; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc evenly across; turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until piece measures 30″ from beginning, ending with a row 3.
Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as sc), 2 dc into first st, *skip 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 sts, work (sc, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * along side, work (sc, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * along bottom edge to corner, work (sc, 2 dc in corner), repeat from * along side, join to first st with slip st.
Round 2: *Ch 3, skip first dc, sc in next dc, sc in sc; repeat from * around border, join to first st with slip st.
That’s it!! You’re done! Told you this was a super quick crochet baby blanket. 🙂