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 crochet baby blanket pattern. You could, of course, choose to make a throw for yourself, and increase the foundation chain to make a larger version!
I’ve had a few requests for tutorials to demo the stitches in my patterns so I also created a YouTube video where I walk you through creating the diagonal cluster stitch that is used in the making of this blanket. You can find the video on the Leelee Knits YouTube channel as well as below on this page with the written pattern.
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog). If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF” button below.
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Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
What you will need
Here is what you will need to make this blanket:
This blanket measures: 35 Inches X 42 Inches.
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.
Note: This pattern uses the Diagonal Cluster stitch. For all of you visual learners out there, I have created a video tutorial on this stitch:
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.
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. I found an excellent article explaining how to work a single crochet border 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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