For my first pattern of the year, I wanted to post something that I know you will love: a vintage crochet baby blanket pattern with ruffled edging that has a retro 70’s vibe to it.
Baby blankets are so much fun to make. Because there is no shaping required, you can just work the pattern stitches and daydream or zone out. For me, crocheting a blanket puts me in a similar state to meditating. If I’m feeling stressed out one of the best ways to calm myself down is to work an easy, repetitive pattern for half an hour. If you are looking for a chic, yet classic baby blanket pattern you will love this vintage crochet baby blanket pattern. It has a retro look to it with the ruffled edging.
Since the blanket that I made for this post is very feminine, I would suggest using blue or green edging for a baby boy. Also, if you find the edging too feminine, a few rounds of single crochet would definitely not be too feminine for a little dude.
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading for $5 USD .
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Vintage Chic Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
What you will need
Here is what you will need to make this super soft and cozy baby blanket:
- A size H (5 mm) crochet hook
- Berroco Comfort Worsted Weight Yarn:
- Main Colour: 5 Skeins of Berroco Comfort worsted weight yarn in Pearl (9702)
- Second Colour: 1 Skein of Berroco Comfort worsted weight yarn in Lavender Frost (9715)
This baby blanket measures 24.5″ X 33″.
Shell: (1SC, CH2, 4DC) in same ch or stitch.
Using your main colour, chain 102.
Row 1: Shell in 2nd ch from hook; *skip 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * to last 4 ch; skip 3 ch, 1SC in last ch; CH3, turn.
Row 2: 2DC in first sc; *shell in next ch2 space; repeat from * to last ch2 space; 1SC in last ch2 space; CH3, turn.
Row 3: 2 DC in first sc; *shell in next ch2 space; repeat from * to turning chain space; 1 SC in turning chain space; CH3, turn.
Repeat row 3 until your work measures approx 23 inches (or desired length). At the end of the last row switch to your second colour, CH1, turn.
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.
Note: The top of the blanket is a little bit confusing for the first round since there are shells and not a straight row to work off of. For the top row of the border, what you need to do is: CH1 and switch to your new colour. Then, you do 3SC in the first sc. After that, do 1SC in each dc (each shell represents 4 stitches so you want to make 4 SC per shell). You will know you are doing it correctly because the top will start to straighten out. Once you reach the end of the row, do 3 SC in the top of the turning chain and continue to work around the border in single crochet.
Round 2: CH2, work (3 DC, 1 SC) in same stitch; *skip 3 sc, work (4DC, 1 SC) in next sc; repeat from * all the way around the border of the blanket. Join to beginning of the round with a slip stitch.
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
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