Baby Shower Blanket- FREE PATTERN

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This sweet little baby blanket takes just two jumbo skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn to make. It is easy enough for a beginner, and could be made in just a few short days (making it a great last-minute baby shower gift!). This pattern will make a blanket approximately 28 inches x 34 inches in size, but it can also be altered easily to make a larger, or smaller, blanket. It would look beautiful using any color combination, or in just one stand-alone color!

Baby Shower Blanket

© Amanda Bryant 2020

Materials Used:

2 skeins Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo (14 oz skein)- 1 of White, 1 of Bright Yellow

5.75 mm hook

Large eyed yarn needle (for sewing in loose ends)

Scissors 

Gauge:

10 sts and 10 rows, in pattern= 4 inches

Finished Measurements:

Approx. 28 inches x 34 inches

Abbreviations Used (US Terminology):

Ch(s)-chain(s) 

Dc- double crochet

Sk- skip

Sc- single crochet

St(s)- stitch(es) 

Notes:

  • Read below the pattern instructions for the color pattern I used, listed by rows. 
  • You can of course make this blanket in any color, using the color pattern of your choice, or using just one color.
  • Instead of making a border, I chose to just make smaller color blocks on either end of the blanket, with larger color blocks in the middle portion of the blanket. Of course, you can add a border to your blanket if you wish! 
  • To make the blanket larger or smaller, simply change the number of chains you begin with, making sure that it is in a multiple of 3 chains (I used 102, so you could make it bigger, for example, with a foundation chain of 105, 108, 111, 114, and so on). And then, just keep working until your blanket reaches your desired length.
  • If you find that Red Heart Super Saver yarn is too scratchy, a simple wash on the delicate cycle will fix that problem. Any worsted weight yarn can be substituted, too!

Instructions:

Ch 102

Row 1- 2 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, *sk 2 chs, (1 sc, 2 dc) in the next ch. Repeat from * across the row to the last ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2- 2 dc in the first sc, *sk 2 sts, (1 sc, 2 dc) in the next st. Repeat from * across the row to the last st, 1 sc in the last st. Ch 2, turn. 

Repeat Row 2 until you reach the end of your blanket.

Fasten off and weave in all your yarn tails.

This is the color pattern I used:

Foundation Chain and Rows 1-2- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

Rows 3-4- White (2 rows)

Rows 5-6- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

Rows 7-8- White (2 rows)

Rows 9-10- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

Then I alternated with 10 rows of each color (7 blocks of alternating color):

Rows 11- 20- White (10 rows)

Rows 21- 30- Bright Yellow (10 rows)

Rows 31- 40- White (10 rows)

Rows 41- 50- Bright Yellow (10 rows)

Rows 51- 60- White (10 rows)

Rows 61- 70- Bright Yellow (10 rows)

Rows 71- 80- White (10 rows)

After finishing the 7 blocks of alternating colors, I returned to 2 rows of each alternating color:

Rows 81- 82- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

Rows 83- 84- White (2 rows)

Rows 85- 86- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

Rows 87- 88- White (2 rows)

Rows 89- 90- Bright Yellow (2 rows)

At the end of Row 90, I fastened off and tied in all my loose yarn ends.

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