Free Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Free Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

I ordered the most gorgeous dk weight yarn, Cascade Cherub DK,  with the intention of making a light weight springtime pattern to share with all of you.  I was going to make a throw, but soon realized that the diagonal cluster stitch that I chose, in combination with this yarn, made a delicate lace fabric that would be perfect for an heirloom baby blanket.  You could of course choose to make a throw and increase your foundation chain to make a larger version too.

Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this blanket:

Measurements

This blanket measures:  35 Inches X 42 Inches

Special Stitches:

Cluster Stitch (CL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * two more times in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all four loops remaining on hook.

Pattern

Chain 153 (or a multiple of 5 + 3 for a different width).
Row 1: CL in 6th chain from hook, *CH1, skip next two chains, DC in next chain; working in front of last dc made, DC in 2nd skipped chain, CH1, skip next chain, CL in next chain; repeat from * to last two chains, CH1, skip next chain, DC in last chain; CH4, turn.

Row 2:  Skip first ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; *CH1, CL in space between next 2 dc, CH1, skip next ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; repeat from * to end of row, CH1, DC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.

Row 3:  CL in space between next 2 dc, CH1; *skip next ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; CH1, CL in space between next two dc, CH1; repeat from * to end of row, DC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work measures 40 inches and continue on to border.

Border:

Round 1:  Work around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the border.  If you don’t know how to do a single crochet border, this wonderful article explains it in detail.  When you have completed one round, join to first sc with a slip stitch.

Round 2: CH 2, work around the border by doing one HDC in each SC (work 3 HDC in each corner sc).  At the end of the round, join to first HDC with a slip stitch.

Round 3: CH2, work around the border again by doing one HDC in each HDC (Work 3 HDC in each corner hdc).  At the end of the round, join to first HDC with a slip stitch.

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.


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2 Comments
  • Christina says:

    Such a beautiful blanket. Are you able to do a video on the first three rows. Just love your tutorials, thank you

    • Leelee says:

      Thanks Christina! I plan to post some more videos in the coming weeks and I’ll definitely do one for this stitch.

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