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 with 33 inches in each dimension. However, 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 free crochet pattern includes a stitch multiple so you can increase or decrease as needed. Refer to this blanket sizes chart. I think a full-sized broomstick crochet blanket will look good on any couch or even on a bed.
I used Bernat Blanket to make this. You can choose from a variety of colors, including baby colors in the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn collection.
The yarn is polyester, which can cause allergic reactions in some individuals. So double check the history before making this as a gift for someone else. With that said, the yarn is super soft, making it the perfect yarn for babies and adults who are not allergic.
It’s a super bulky yarn, which not only works up quick, but it also results in a super snuggly broomstick-lace afghan fro just about everyone.
If you want to choose a different yarn weight, you could try working two strands together. Or, simply do a gauge swatch and go from there to make it the size you want.
The broomstick lace stitch requires you to work with both a crochet hook and a knitting needle. The technique is worked by pulling up loops onto a knitting needle and then crocheting into those loops.
So basically you go all the way across the fabric to pull up a loop in each stitch and transfer it onto a knitting needle. Then, you work around a number of loops and crochet around them to create a beautiful lace.
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.
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Broomstick Crochet Baby Blanket with Ruffled Edge
- 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
- 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.
- 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.