This baby blanket is simple enough for a beginner, but pretty enough for gift giving. Worked in single crochet (SC) only, changing colors with each row makes the woven appearance even more unique. The simple stitch works up quickly, which more than compensates for the numerous color changes and weaving in so many ends.
I've used this stitch for a scarf pattern in a single color and decided to try using several colors for a different look in a blanket. As written, the pattern is worked in four colors, but would also make a good stash-buster project. Try using black or white as your main color and alternate every other row with whatever yarn scraps you have left in your stash.
This baby blanket pattern is provided free and may not be sold. You may sell the items you make from the pattern, but you may not sell the pattern itself.
Skill Level - Beginner
Gauge - Not Important
Directions for Woven Look Baby Blanket
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
Size I crochet hook and starting chain of 124 and worsted weight yarn should result in a blanket approximately 34" wide. To adjust the width, simply increase or decrease the starting chain in increments of two.
MC = white
A = Lavender
B = Cornmeal
C = Honeydew
Pattern sequence will be one row of each color as follows:
A, MC, B, MC, A, MC, C, MC, repeating sequence until piece is desired length, ending with MC.
Use this method to join new color at end of row.
With size I hook and color A, ch 124.
Row 1: SC in second ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next*. Repeat from * to *, ending with sc in last ch. Leaving tail, cut yarn but do not bind off. Attach MC as indicated above, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: SC in first ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp*. Repeat from * to *, ending with sc in turning ch. Leaving tail, cut yarn but do not bind off. Attach color B, chain 2, turn.
Repeat row 2 alternating colors each row as indicated above until you reach desired length. Bind off, weave in all ends. For a more finished look, add a simple sc border around the blanket, putting 3 sc stitches in each corner.
Choosing different color combinations can make each blanket truly unique, so don't be afraid to experiment.
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