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Welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we will learn how to crochet this gorgeous gender neutral baby blanket: The Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket.
When you don’t know the gender of the baby being born, it’s always a challenge to find gender neutral baby blanket.
This blanket features a beautiful moss stitch design with a simple edging of single crochet and puff stitches.
For this project I used the Caron Cotton Cakes which is a worsted/medium weight yarn and a 6 mm crochet hook. I love the cotton/acrylic blend of the Caron Cotton Cakes, it is super soft and light making it a great candidate for a baby blanket.
The free written pattern will be found below along with a video tutorial. If you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase an ad free PDF you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shops:
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy creating this baby blanket.
Until next time, happy crocheting!
Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 10 sc moss stitch x 19 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: 27 x 29 inches tall
Yarn: 4 Caron® Cotton Cakes™ (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 3.5 oz./ 100 g; 211 yd. / 193 m; Medium/Worsted Weight); Colour: Beach Glass
Hook: J/10 (6.00 mm) crochet hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Puff – Puff Stitch ([Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated and draw up a loop] four times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook)
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.
– Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
– Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 3rd ch from hook, * ch 1, sk 1, sc in the next st; rpt from * across placing final sc in the last ch st, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Sk the first sc, sc in the 1st ch-1 sp, * ch 1, sk the next sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rpt from * across to last ch-2 sp, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, turn.
Repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 26 inches or the desired length.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With right side facing, join yarn with a sl st in the top right corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, work 3 sc in the corner st, work 115 sc evenly up the side, work 3 sc in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom (three sides now worked), 3 sc in corner st, work 115 sc evenly up the side, 2 sc in final corner. Join with a sl st in the first sc, do not turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with a sl st in the first st, turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sc in the next st, puff, * sc in each of the next 3 sts, puff; rpt from * around the entire blanket, working 3 sc in each corner st, join with a sl st in the first st, turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st all the way around, working 3 sc in each corner st; join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn.
Rnd 5: Repeat round 4.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.