The blossom baby blanket is crocheted up with the crochet 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 pattern instructions are for a baby blanket that measures about 30″ by 30″, making it perfect for the crib or the stroller. As is, this baby blanket also makes for a nice playmat on the floor.
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.
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 baby blanket. And you want to 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 two pattern rows that are repeated, 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.
The crochet blossom stitch looks great if worked in rows, but you can also work this in rounds. It’s an easy stitch to master and looks great in many projects. And it’s got a touch of elegance, making it a great go-to stitch for weddings and other fancy occasions. More patterns with the blossom stitch can be found here.
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.
Blossom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
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.
To go with this baby blanket, you might want to try the blossom summer beach bag. Although it was designed as a beach bag, with a simple lining you might be able to turn it into the perfect bag for any new mom. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to line a bag.
More baby patterns can be found here.