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.
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 pattern includes a simple edging for a boy, and a slightly prettier one for a girl. And you can increase/decrease this to any size you need from a cute little lovey to a full-sized afghan.
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.
Simple Crochet Lace Baby Blanket
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport – Light #3 – 100% acrylic – 1 350 g/12.3oz ball.
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Gauge: Approximately 5″ over 21 sts and 3″ over 9 rows
Finished Size: Approximately 29″ by 29″
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
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.