I love using the thicker yarns to make quick, cozy baby blankets. This one is so lovely I really enjoy using it myself as a lapghan! The best part is that this is a very beginner-friendly half double crochet project that anyone can make!
This blanket worked up so quickly I easily made it in a weekend, and I even think someone newer to crochet could make it in that time. It uses only half double crochet, so it’s a great follow up to the Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket that uses single crochet if you are working on your crochet skills.
Baby blankets are really becoming my favorite crochet item right now. I love these quick projects you can work up as gifts. They are always appreciated, are fun and usually inexpensive to make (this one used 2 skeins Bernat Blanket Ombré yarn that were on sale at JoAnn for 2 for $10!)
Weekend Ombré Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Bernat Blanket Ombré, 2 skeins Navy Ombré
Hook: US Size P (11.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 6 sts and 6 rows = 4″ in hdc
Finished Size: Approximately 32 x 38″
Ch 2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 48 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each ch across; turn.
Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2.
Ch 1, sc evenly around, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, too! first st. (Sc, ch1) in same stitch as first, join with slip st to first st.
That’s it!! This was such a super easy, quick and fun make! I am really enjoying these super bulky blankets and I hope you are, too!
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