Named for my first grandchild, Catie Alice's Jiffy Baby Blanket is perfect for when you need to crochet one quickly for that unexpected shower or new baby gift. Crafted with Lion Brand Baby's First bulky yarn, it's thick and soft without being overly heavy. The size K crochet hook allows for the design to show nicely, without the holes being too large.
Because there are only two simple rows in the pattern repeat, there is no counting involved, meaning you don't have to worry about losing your place if you're like me and crochet while watching TV. Even a beginner who knows how to single and half-double crochet should be able to complete this baby blanket in one weekend. Because it's a single color, less color changes and fewer ends to work in makes it even that much quicker to complete.
Lion Brand Baby's First Yarn, 6 skeins to complete pattern as written. Color used in photo is Pixie Dust, which is a creamy, off-white color.
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook
Ch = chain
Sk = skip
St = stitch
SC = single crochet
HDC = half-double crochet
Catie Alice's jiffy baby blanket pattern instructions
With size K crochet hook, ch 90.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Sk first st, HDC in next st, *sk 1 st, HDC next st, HDC working over the previous HDC and into the hole left by the skipped st. (See photo tutorial here). Repeat from * across, ending with sk 1 st, HDC in turning ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC ea st across, ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length. You may work a sc border for a more finished look, working 2 sc in each corner. Bind off, weave in ends.
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