Worked in a simple pattern, this broomstick crochet baby blanket features a nice ruffled edge. It’s perfect for both baby boys and girls, and is super cozy due to the thick yarn that is used. And it’s also a great floor blanket for tummy time or other playtime fun.
This is a fun ruffled baby blanket to crochet up. It is a mindless pattern that you can do while socializing or relaxing. The blanket can be crocheted up in a day or less, depending on how fast you crochet, or how much time you have.
Instructions are given to make a square baby blanket, but you can make it into a rectangular blanket by doing more repeats of the pattern rows. Just remember that when you do your edging that you end up with a multiple of 3 stitches, and that the stitches are evenly worked around the edge.
The great thing about broomstick lace is that you do not have to turn you work, and both sides come out looking great. For a tutorial on how to do the broomstick lace st, click here.
Broomstick Crochet Baby Blanket with Ruffled Edge
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket (Super Bulky, #6; 100% Polyester; 10.5oz/300g; 220yds/201m) – 2 balls.
- Hook size: N-9.00MM
Circular Knitting Needle Size: 25MM (You only need one needle. Once the needle fills up you simply remove the loops and start again. Or you can transfer them to a circular needle if you like.)
- Gauge: 9 sts = 4″.
- Finished Size: 33″ by 33″
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Note: Do not turn at the end of the rows. When you do your crochet rows, work from right to left, and when you do your loop rows, work from left to right.
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Row 1: Ch 67, or any multiple of 3 +1. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Do not turn at this row or hereafter. [66 sts]
Row 2 (Loop Row): Working from left to right, place crochet lp onto knitting needle, *insert hk into back lp of next st, yo and pull through, place lp onto knitting needle; rep from * across. [66 lps]
Row 3 (Crochet Row): Working from right to left, insert hk under first 3 lps on needle, yo and pull through all 3 lps, ch 1, work 3 sc into the group of 3 lps, *3 sc around the next 3 lps; rep from * across. [66 sts]
Rows 4-37: Rep rows 2 and 3 until you have reached a desired length. (To make it square, you will need another 17 repeats for a total of 18 loop rows.) Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1 (Crochet Rnd): Sc evenly around, working 5 sc sts into each corner. (This amounts to 64 sts along the sides, plus 5 sc in each corner, for a total of 276 sts). Join with sl st in first sc.
Note: The loops of the next round are picked up twice in each stitch, 1 in the back loop, and 1 in the front loop. Work the back loop first to make it easier to pick up the front loop. If you’re still having difficulties, you might want to try a smaller crochet hook.
Rnd 2 (Loop Rnd): Working from left to right, place crochet lp onto knitting needle, insert hk into front lp of first st, yo and pull through, place lp onto knitting needle, *insert hk into back lp of next st, yo and pull through, place lp onto knitting needle, then insert hk into front lp of same st, yo and pull through, place lp onto knitting needle; rep from * around.
Rnd 3 (Crochet Rnd): Working from right to left, insert hk under first 3 lps on needle, yo and pull through all 3 lps, ch 1, work 3 sc into the group of 3 lps, *3 sc around the next 3 lps; rep from *around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Warning: Do not leave the baby unattended with this blanket.