Easy baby blanket crochet pattern, full of texture! Follow the waves to a night of calm dreams. Nice, repetitive stitches, easy to follow and remember pattern!
If you have been following my posts for a while you know that I have been planning a lot of baby blankets to come. I also have talked a lot about my love for crochet baby blankets so I will spare you this time.
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This design concludes what I had planned for this year, so far. The Calm Dreams baby blanket is brought to you with the kind collaboration of Paintbox yarns and Marie Segares of the Underground Crafter.
Baby blanket crochet pattern
You can find this crochet pattern for free on Marie’s blog, the Underground Crafter or you can purchase an ad-free pdf on my Etsy, Ravelry and Lovecrafts shops.
As I said, Paintbox yarns were kind enough to provide the yarn for this project. I chose their cotton Aran because it is summer here and difficult to crochet with anything else than cotton. Especially when you have a blanket on your lap. 😉
I chose to work with a slightly bigger hook from the one that is usually suggested for Aran yarns because of the way this blanket is crocheted. If I were to use a smaller hook the outcome would be a stiffer and heavier blanket.
By using this bigger crochet hook (6 mm) the result was airier without losing any of the texture. I switched to the smaller 5.50 mm for the trim though, so that the bobbles could have more structure.
Although I used cotton, you can use any Aran yarn you like, even wool or acrylic. Just keep in mind that you have to check your gauge first. 🙂
There will be some front post stitches involved in this pattern, in a somewhat different way than the one you are used to, but no worries. I have a photo tutorial for the correct placement and way to make them.
Also, although this blanket is a baby size (30×35 inches), I offer you some instructions so you can customise it a lot. You could practically make it any size you like. How cool is that?
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