This baby blanket is crocheted using Lion Brand Baby’s First bulky yarn with a large crochet hook so is thick and warm, and works up in a jiffy. You can use other yarn, but I made it specifically for the bulkier Baby’s First yarn because I hadn’t used that yarn before and wanted to try it. I was very pleased with the results, as the combination of acrylic and cotton in this yarn also makes it a bit stretchy.
This is a good go-to pattern if you need a baby gift quickly, perhaps for the shower you forgot you were invited to. The pattern calls for the same stitch throughout and I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s simple and very versatile. (I use it for scarves, hats, blankets, and even a variation for dishcloths -- see some of my other patterns linked below). The color used in the accompanying photo is called Beanstalk, which is a very pretty pea-green.
The pattern completed as written measures approximately 32 x 30” but is very easy to adjust to a smaller or larger size. Using six skeins of Baby’s First yarn, I was able to complete this blanket and have enough left to make a matching hat (which I failed to write down the instructions for as I made it. Oops).
Lion Brand Baby's First Yarn, 6 skeins to complete pattern as written. Color used in photo is Beanstalk, which is a pretty pea-green color.
Size M (6.5mm) crochet hook
Ch = chain
Sk = skip
St = stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
Done in a Jiffy Baby Blanket Pattern
With size M crochet hook and Baby’s First yarn, ch 79.
Row 1: DC in third ch from hook, *sk 1 st, SC and DC in next stitch (both in same stitch), repeat from * across, ending with sk 1 st, SC in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC in first st (turning ch counts as the SC), *sk 1 st, SC and DC in next stitch (both in same stitch), repeat from * across, ending with sk 1 st, SC in last stitch/turning ch. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat row 2 for entire pattern until you reach the desired length. Cut yarn, weave in ends.
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