The simple crochet lace baby blanket is worked up in rows with the seed stitch and an open stitch to create a bit of lace. It’s perfect for both baby boys and girls.
Best of all, this is a fairly mindless crochet pattern, which makes it great for relaxing at the end of the day. And, I’m sure this would also look lovely if worked in pretty stripes.
This baby blanket is not only very pretty in lace and texture, but it also looks great on both sides of the fabric!
Here is a close-up of the front side:
And here is a close-up of the back side:
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is a simple two row repeat. One row is worked with the seed stitch: a single crochet and a double crochet worked into the same stitch, and then you skip the next stitch to keep things even. The next row is then worked with a half double crochet and a chain space to create a bit of lace.
The pattern includes a simple edging for a boy, and a slightly prettier one for a girl.
The finished size is 29 inches square. But the stitch multiple is a multiple of two for your starting chains making it super easy to crochet this to any size you need to!
Refer to this blanket sizes chart and crochet this to any size you need from a cute little lovey to a full-sized afghan.
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Simple Crochet Lace Baby Blanket
- Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Light #3 – 100% acrylic – 1 350 g/12.3oz ball.
- Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: Approximately 5" over 21 sts and 3" over 9 rows
- Finished Size: Approximately 29" by 29"
- Ch 120, or any multiple of 2. Use this blanket sizes chart as a reference.
- Row 1: (Hdc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (hdc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * across. Note: Last ch-1 made counts as turning ch. Turn. [60 sts and 59 ch-1 sps]
- Row 2: (Sc, dc) in first hdc, *sk ch-1, (sc, dc) in next hdc; rep from * across to last hdc; sc in last hdc. Turn. [119 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, (hdc, ch 1) in first sc, *sk dc, (hdc, ch 1) in next sc; rep from * across. Note: Last ch-1 made counts as turning ch. Turn.
- Rows 4-95: Rep rows 2 and 3.
- Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
Edging Variation for a Girl:
- Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 1 making sure to end with an even number of sts.
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, dc) in same st as join; *sk next st, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
And if you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy a visit to CPB for more free crochet patterns for Baby Blankets.