It's easy to design your own baby blanket crochet patterns. Just choose a yarn and a stitch pattern that you like and crochet a rectangle.
Do a simple swatch first - a few inches square - and count how many stitches and rows there are to the inch. then you can work out how many stitches and rows you will need to get your required size.
If making your own baby blanket patterns sounds a bit daunting, follow the general instructions below for the blanket in the photograph to get the idea.
Then have a go at designing your own
This crochet baby blanket is made using up oddments of yarn so there is no particular colour pattern to it. You can of course make it in all one colour if you wish or in regular stripes.
In all you will need about 250 grams of double knitting (UK weight) acrylic yarn including the curlicue edging. The edging takes about 50 - 75 grams of yarn if you want to omit it.
Allow extra yarn if you are using a heavier type such as cotton or wool.
Of course you don’t have to do your blanket the exact same size as the one I have made mine so the following instructions are for guidance only.
Using a 5.5mm hook, make a chain of about 70 stitches
Choose your stitch (I used closed shell stitch) and work until your blanket is a nicely proportioned rectangle.
If you are using 2 shades of yarn it is easiest if you work an even number of rows for each. By doing this, you don’t need to break the yarn after each colour change, but instead, just run the yarn up the side of your work. This will be crocheted in when you do an edging.
Similarly if you are using 3 colours, work an odd number of rows for each colour for the same reason.
If you are using oddments of yarn, then you are going to have lots of free ends which will need to be darned in later, giving you extra work to do. To avoid having to darn them in, you can lay them along the edge of your work and catch them in place as you work your edging.
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