I have always loved making blankets! There is something really soothing about making a project that can literally keep you warm, while you are making it! Maybe it is the repetition of the stitches, that most blankets consist of, that keep your hands occupied and your mind is set free to wander.
Baby blankets, on the other hand, are a quick fix! You can still keep warm while you are making them in the cold winter days, but they don’t take as long as adult blankets. If you are a beginner, it would be much better for you if you started a baby blanket instead of a bigger one as your very first project.
So, I present to you the “Benson baby blanket”! An easy and mindless crochet project that you’ll finish in no time!
Quick and easy crochet baby blanket?
Are you in desperate need of a quick baby shower gift? Then, the Benson baby blanket is just for you! Seriously, even if you take it slow, it’s just a matter of a few afternoons and you are done!
Crochet baby blanket on a budget?
Yes, please! This one definitely fits the criteria! I’ve chosen a yarn that is well known and wildly available with a great price point. This is going to be one of the cheapest baby blankets you’ll ever be able to make with quality yarn. Even if you don’t want to use the exact same brand I did, you could choose just about any baby yarn brand you love!
I also chose crochet stitches that give a bit of texture. I love texture and actually, babies love texture, too! A simple design that is accompanied by an ombre effect to give depth on your project and let the eyes wander through it!
Of course, since this is a crochet pattern, you can make it with the colors of your choice. Please, don’t be limited by my mood-ish greys! I also included a photo tutorial with an easy way to change colors throughout the project without anyone noticing! How cool is that?
Are you ready to make the Benson Baby Blanket? You can grab the crochet pattern on Ravelry and add it to your queue and in my Love crochet shop. I can’t wait to see what colors you are going to choose for your own blanket. Also, use the hashtag #bensonbabyblanket and #malloomakers on Instagram and tag me @mallooknitwear in the photo so I can see your progress. I always share your best pics on my account!
UPDATE 25/09/18: People have been asking me about different color combinations for the Benson baby blanket, so I made a chart with my favorites for girl, boy, and neutral combos. Choose your favorite and grab the yarn here.
Girl color combos:
- Mushroom – Pale rose – Raspberry
- Mushroom – Pale rose – Grape
- Mushroom – Pale rose – Plum
- Parchment – Pale rose – Grape
- Parchment – Pale rose – Boysenberry
- Cream – Candyfloss – Fondant
- Cream – Soft peach – Pale rose
- Soft peach – Pale rose – Fuchsia purple
Boy color combos:
- Mushroom – Parma violet – Violet
- Cloud blue – Aster – Lapis
- Sherbert – Turquoise – Empire
- Parchment – Sage – Teal
- Duck egg – Sage – Teal
- Parchment – Mocha – Walnut
- Silver – Grey – Graphite
- Cloud blue – Denim – Lapis
Neutral color combos:
- White – Grey – Black
- Cream – Grey – Graphite
- Stone – Mocha – Walnut
- Parchment – Camel – Gold
- Camel – Gold – Copper
- Camel – Copper – Walnut
- Grey – Graphite – Balck
- Parchment – Mocha – Walnut
Remember that these are only suggestion and you can make your own color combos from 80 different shades to choose from! I just tried to narrow it down a bit for you. 😉