This super easy blanket is a fan fave, and still one of my go-to gifts for friends having little ones. In fact, I literally just finished up this blanket (white crocheted front, blue backing, and yellow border) and shipped it out this morning! Be warned, the rest of the Nikki, In Stitches Top 10 Countdown is very knit/crochet heavy. However, even if you aren’t a yarn lover, stay tuned! I’ve got a super fun giveaway coming up, and of course, all of this is leading up to the launch of the new Nikki, In Stitches site!
Nikki, In Stitches
July 28th, 2009
It just dawned on me that I never put up the pattern for the crochet blanket pictured in my Knitted and Quilted Baby Blanket post. No offense to all of my crochet readers! I apologize! As always, if something doesn’t look quite right, please let me know. And if anyone has questions or comments, feel free to leave me a message!
I am headed to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation. Look for a giveaway when I get back! Hint: I’ll be just a few blocks from my favorite needlepoint shop!
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*5 skeins of White Lion Brand Microspun yarn
Size G Crochet Hook
*Any of your favorite yarns can be used for this project. I used the microspun yarn because I had it, but a super soft baby yarn would also be perfect! Just keep in mind that baby items may need to be washed on a regular basis, so something that can make its way through the laundry and hold up is important.
Single crochet in second ch from hook and in each ch across.
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; *skip next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (working over dc just made). Repeat from * across to last sc, dc in last sc. (This stitch design is often referred to “cross stitch,” “back cross stitch,” or “front cross stitch” depending on if you prefer to go behind or in front of the stitch made when you go back to the skipped stitch. For this blanket, whichever personal preference you have is fine. I found a great online reference for a multitude of stitches patterns with illustrated pictures for some designs, and very well written instructions for all: http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm)
Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc across.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired width of blanket is achieved. End with Row 3.
Weave in all loose ends.
Directions for backing and binding your blanket can be found in the post, A Knitted and Quilted Baby Blanket??