This blossom baby blanket measures about 30″ by 30″, making it perfect for the crib or the stroller. You could also use it as a small playmat on the floor if you wanted to. It’s got a bit of lace to it, so it’s great for the summer months. And also, it would make for a lovely baby shower gift for both boys and girls.
The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4+1, so you could crochet this into a full-sized afghan or a doll blanket. As for yarn, the stitch looks great in almost any yarn.
But what I liked best about this blanket is that it allowed for mindless crochet once I got started on it.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly Big! (Light #3, 14oz)
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Gauge: Measures 2.5″ over 3 V-sts.
Finished Size: 30″ x 30″
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
V-St = V Stitch
Special Stitch Instructions:
V-St: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated chain or space.
Here is a photo tutorial for the Blossom Stitch, to help with this blanket.
Ch 137, or any multiple of 4 + 1.
Row 1: V-St in 3rd ch from hook (first skipped ch counts as turning ch and first sc), *sk next ch, sc in next ch**, sk next ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across ending last rep at **. (34 V-Sts) Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), *(sc, ch 1) in v-st, (dc, ch 1) in next sc; rep from * across working last (dc, ch1) into turning ch of previous row. Last ch-1 made counts as turning ch and first sc for next row. (68 ch-1 sps) Turn.
Row 3: *V-st in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. Turn.
Rows 4-91: Rep rows 2-3.
Rnd 1: Sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner and making sure to end with an even number. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.