When I had both my babies I was given beautiful handmade gifts for them. I’ve always treasured these homemade items and have stored many of them away now that they no longer fit the kids. Zenen sleeps with a thick and warm handmade blanket that my Memere made for him every.single.night. Aedyn has several blankets from when she was an infant that Memere made for her – while they may no longer cover her entire body, she still uses them to snuggle on the couch or wrap her babies in.
A friend of mine recently had a baby boy and I wanted to give them something that they’d hopefully treasure in the same way. This isn’t an extremely intricate pattern, but it turned out beautiful all the same.
Because this is an extremely easy pattern, you can set it down and pick it up and never worry where you left off. It’s perfect for moms. With short attention spans. And no free time. Ha
I hope you enjoy this free crochet blanket pattern as much I enjoyed making it and giving it! (links below are affiliate links – it costs you nothing to use them, but offers me a small commission for sharing the products. Also, I’ve done the leg work and found you the best prices!)
2 x Big Ball Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Little Cosmos
11.50mm Crochet hook – I use plastic as I find metal to be too cold in my hands!
Chain 66 with Little Cosmos.
Row 1: Single crochet in second chain from hook. Single crochet in every chain (65), chain 1, turn
Row 2-21: Single crochet in each stitch (65). Chain 1, turn.
Row 22: Single crochet in each stitch(65). Switch* to Vanilla, chain 1, turn
Row 23-34: Single crochet in each stitch (65). Chain 1, turn.
Row 35: Single crochet in each stitch(65). Switch* to Little Cosmos, chain 1, turn
Row 36-47: Single crochet in each stitch (65). Chain 1, turn.
Row 48: Single crochet in each stitch(65). Switch* to Vanilla, chain 1, turn.
Border: Single crochet in each stitch all the way around, 3 single crochet in each corner.
Tie off and weave in ends.
*I always switch colours after I yarn over and pull through. This leaves me with 2 loops of colour 1 on my hook, I then yarn over with colour 2. Easy peasy switching colours.