If you’re looking for something mindless to work on for the little ones, then look no further than this cotton crochet baby blanket. Cotton is a natural material, which makes it perfect and comfy for little babies.
The pattern is easy to adjust in size, which makes it easy to choose any yarn and hook size that you have on hand. Simply adjust your starting chains and make a preemie blanket or a full-sized afghan. It is shown in a single color, but it also looks great in stripes.
And even though it’s worked with only chains and single crochets, I found that it worked up rather quickly. Thus, it makes for a nice last-minute baby shower gift.
Dandy Cotton Crochet Baby Blanket
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton – Worsted Weight #4 – 100% Cotton – 1 400g / 14 oz, 650 meters / 710 yards ball.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Finished Size: 30.5″ by 30.5″
Gauge: Approximately 5″ over 22 sts and 2″ over 6 rows.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Ch 130, or any multiple of 2.
Row 1: Working into back bumps, (sc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * across. Note: Last ch-1 made counts as turning ch, now and throughout pattern. [65 sc]
Row 2: Skipping all ch-1’s and working into front loops only, (sc, ch 1) in first sc and into each sc across. [65 sc]
Rows 3-86: Rep row 2.
Rnd 1: Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. (I worked 86 sts along each side, with 3 sc in each corner.) Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-3: Working into back loops only, ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc into each corner. Fasten Off at last round.
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