I like to make a baby blanket in anticipation of the birth of each of my new little ones.
I hope they will look at their blanket as a keepsake someday. A token of my growing love that was draped over my swollen belly as I fashioned it together. A reminder to me of the knitting that is going on within.
This my go-to, in-a-pinch crocheted baby blanket. It’s simple, quick, & easy. I think I’ve made maybe five of them in the last couple years and I seem to get it done in just a few hours a night for about maybe three nights which is really nice when I’ve procrastinated to the point where I no longer have time to invest in a nice knit one.
Really, it’s just a simply v-stitch pattern, but the edges of the main color are scalloped and would look nice even without the additional edging. I’m sure there are similar patterns out there, but since I didn’t follow a pattern for it, but “designed” it myself, writing out the pattern, I’m claiming it and naming it after my favorite color combination- pink with a chocolate brown edging.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Crocheted Baby Blanket
Using an H hook & 3 average sized skeins of soft, medium weight yarn of the pink or blue and 1 skein of chocolatey brown for finishing
Beginning at the second chain from the hook:
*sc, dc in next chain space, sc in next chain space, sl st in next chain space Repeat from * to end of chain
Instead of turning, work on the opposite (bottom) side of chain
*Work 2 dc in first space Then for every two spaces: Skip a space, 2 dc in the next one Repeating until the second to last stitch
Dc in the last stitch, chain 3, turn
Repeat from the star until you’ve reached the desired length
On the your final row skip the chain 3,
Turn- in first space: (sc, dc, sc) slip in next two spaces, until the end slip stitch in the last space and bind off.
Round One: sc in each dip, ch 6 around entire perimeter of the blanket
Round Two: sc in ea sc & dc,tc,dc in ea ch-3 space
My newest addition will get a cream colored blanket with a gender appropriate edging… but I do happen to have a spare blue one laying around I started a while ago, but finished up a few weeks ago because having a yarn stash laying around here is a dangerous thing. I knew I was bound to lose all of the work I had already done on it to a busy little bee with a project in their mind and a pair of stolen scissors in their hand.
Besides, the last one was a pink baby so this one is bound to be blue. At least that’s what I am continually reminded.
I seem to follow a boy, girl pattern. Speaking of patterns, I also noticed that among the 30-31 days of each month to choose from all of our birthdays, we have 2- 1st’s; 2- 13th’s; and 2- 25th’s in our house. Being the pattern following type, does this mean I could expect a baby to make the single 22nd and 5th a shared digit in our birthday line-up? It would be fun- especially since the 5th of next month is my birthday. Can you think of any better gift? I know I can’t!
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13