This baby blanket crochet pattern is crocheted up with the blossom stitch. I love this stitch because it gives you a nice appearance on both sides of the fabric. It makes for a lovely baby blanket for little girls, but in the right colors, you could just as easy crochet this up for boys as well. It’s shown here in a solid color, but why not try it in pretty baby stripes or even a rainbow color. Babies love color, so the more you add the happier they will be.
The baby blanket measures about 30″ by 30″, making it perfect for the crib or the stroller. However, you can easily customize this to fit your needs. In a simple multiple of 4+1 you can increase and decrease this in size for a full-sized afghan for yourself, or a doll blanket for your little girl. And it doesn’t have to be square, you can easily continue to do more rows for a nice rectangular baby blanket. Use this blanket size chart as a reference.
It’s got a bit of lace to it, so it’s great for the summer months, especially if you use a cotton yarn. And also, it would make for a lovely baby shower gift at your next baby shower.
As for yarn, the stitch looks great in almost any yarn, so feel free to substitute as you like. And it doesn’t even have to baby yarn either, as long as it’s soft and baby safe, you can use any yarn you want to make this. Just make sure to use a hook size appropriate for the yarn you use.
What I liked best about this pattern is that it allowed for mindless crochet once I got started on it. The blanket is worked in a two-row repeat, so it’s just a matter of remembering which row you are on. I found this to be a great project to work on at night before bed to help me relax for a good night sleep. And for new moms-to-be, I’m sure it would be a great way for them to relax as they await for their new bundle of joy to arrive.
Blossom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
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″
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.
If you enjoyed this blossom crochet pattern, you might also enjoy more patterns with this stitch here. The blossom summer beach bag could be modified into a diaper bag with a simple lining. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to line a bag.
Here are more free crochet patterns for babies.