Do you know of someone expecting a baby or are you expecting a new addition to your own household? This crochet baby blanket is made with a super bulky weight yarn making it all the more cozy and warm!
I am excited as I am expecting my own baby in a few months! And while the first several months of our new baby’s life will be in the warmer months here in Canada, there will come a time when I will once again be breaking out the warmer baby blankets, especially as we run around town or even may our way from the house to the car.
This baby blanket was designed using Lion Brand’s Thick and Quick yarn. You will need 4 bonus bundles in two colours to complete the project. You will also need a 10 mm crochet hook.
The crochet stitch that is featured in the blanket is an eyelash stitch, comprised of spike stitches at various lengths. At the end of the written pattern I will include a video tutorial in case the spike stitch is a new one for you!
I am in love with spike stitches at the moment – you can bet that over the coming weeks, I will include other coordinating patterns to make this blanket into a set!
The stitch is essentially a single crochet stitch, however, when you work the stitch, instead of working in the top loops as you normally would, you will insert your hook one to three rows below the row you are working in. You will then draw up your loop so that it is the proper height. Again, please check out the video tutorial below if you’re stuck, and please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/RichTexturesCrochet/) while you are there! It is updated weekly with free crochet patterns and stitch tutorials.
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The complete pattern is written out below followed by the video tutorial.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Until then, happy crocheting!
The Cozy Baby Blanket:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sts x 9 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 34 x 36 inches
Yarn: 4 balls Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® by Lion Brand® (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 10 oz, 283 g; Approx. 174 yds, 157 m). Super Bulky (6). Colour A: Grey Marble; Colour B: Frosty Spruce.
Hook: Size N/P (10 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Edging is worked in a round.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a st.
- Weave in ends as needed.
With Colour A, ch 58.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1, Turn. (56 sts)
Rows 2-4: Sc in each st across; ch 1, turn. Change to colour B at the end of row 4. (56 sts)
Row 5: With colour B, sc in the 1st two sts, *sc in the next st inserting your hook 1 row below and drawing up your loop to the hight of the sc, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 3 rows below, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st; rpt from * across, sc in the final st; ch 1, turn. (56 sts)
Rows 6-8: Repeat rows 2-4. Switch to colour A at the end of row 8.
Row 9: With colour A, sc in the 1st st, * sc in the next st inserting your hook 3 rows below and drawing up your loop to the hight of the sc, sc in the next st 2 rows below, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st, sc in the next st 1 row below, sc in the next st 2 rows below; rpt from * across ending your repeat with an sc 3 rows below, sc in the final st; ch 1, turn. (56 sts)
Repeat rows 2-9 until work from the beginning measures approximately 32 inches (or desired length!) and fasten off, weave in ends.
Join Colour B in any st with a sl st. Ch 1.
Rnd 1: Hdc in each st and row all the way around working 3 hdc in each corner st. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if desired.