Free crochet pattern for a baby blanket from Banana Moon Studio
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Blackwell Blanket, a Free Crochet Pattern for Babies

Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Blanket from Banana Moon Studio

 

Blackwell Blanket is a crochet pattern for this sweet baby blanket! It is about 28″ [or 71 cm] square. It is soft, easy-care, and includes stripes of texture made with post-stitch ribbing. This comfy blanket is stitched from the center-out with increases in the corner chain spaces.

To make this blanket you will need to know how to make an adjustable ring, how to chain, double crochet, and make post stitches. Look for links within the pattern below to helpful tutorials for these techniques and stitches!

 

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This blanket is made with six skeins of Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay, three skeins of a main color, and one skein each of three coordinating colors. This is a soft, easy-care, DK weight yarn that is 50/50 Superwash Merino and Cotton.

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*If you know someone else that would like to have this pattern, please direct them to my website! Please do not make digital or hard copies for others!

 

Blackwell Blanket, a Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Blanket

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Measurements About 28” square [or 71 cm square]

Yarn Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay (50% Cotton, 50% Superwash Merino Wool; 262 yds or 240 m; 3.5 oz or 100 g; CYCA weight 3/light): #07 Blue Bell, 3 skeins; #03 White, 1 skein; #04 Silver, 1 skein; #16 Soft Yellow, 1 skein.

Crochet Hook H/8 or 5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Yarn needle

Gauge Rnds 1-4 of blanket pattern = About 4” [or 10 cm] square.

Notes

Blanket is worked from the center out with increases at each corner.

Free crochet pattern for a baby blanket from Banana Moon Studio

Blanket

With Blue Bell, make an adjustable ring. (Learn how to make an adjustable ring. Click here!)

Learn how to crochet chains by clicking here!

Learn how to work a double crochet stitch by clicking here!

Rnd 1 Ch 2, *3 dc in ring**, ch 2, repeat from * 3 times ending last rep at **, hdc in first st to join (counts as ch-2 sp now and throughout), turn – 12 sts.

Rnd 2 Ch 2, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *dc in each st to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 28 sts.

Rnd 3 Repeat Rnd 2 – 44 sts.

Rnd 4 Ch 2, dc in first ch-2 sp, *dc in each st to next ch sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 52 sts.

Rnds 5-10 Repeat Rnds 2-4 twice – 132 sts. Fasten off Blue Bell.

Rnd 11 With White (join with sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch sp, *[dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st]5 times, dc in each st to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 168 sts.

Learn to crochet post stitches. Click here!

Rnd 12 Ch 2, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *[Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st] repeat to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 184 sts.

Rnd 13 Ch 2, dc in first ch-2 sp, *[Fpdc in each ribbing st facing toward you, Bpdc in each ribbing st facing away from you] to next ch sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 192 sts.

Rnds 14-15 Ch 2, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *[Fpdc in each ribbing st facing toward you, Bpdc in each ribbing st facing away from you] to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 224 sts.

Rnd 16 Repeat Rnd 13 – 232 sts. Fasten off White.

Rnd 17 With Blue Bell (join with sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch sp, *[dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts]9 times, dc in each st to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc to first st to join, turn – 212 sts.

Rnds 18-26 Repeat Rnds 3-4, (repeat Rnds 2-4)2 times, repeat Rnd 2 – 332 sts. Fasten off Blue Bell.

 

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Rnd 27 With Silver (join with sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch sp, *[dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st]13 times, dc in each st to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 400 sts.

Rnd 28 Ch 2, dc in first ch-2 sp, *[Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st] repeat to next ch sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 408 sts. Fasten off Silver.

Rnd 29 With Blue Bell (join with sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch sp, *[dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts]17 times**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc to first st to join, turn – 356 sts.

Rnds 30-34 Repeat Rnds 3-4, repeat Rnds 2-4 – 420 sts.

Rnd 35 With Soft Yellow (join with sl st, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch sp, *[dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st]17 times, dc in each st to next ch sp**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch sp, repeat from * 3 times, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in next ch sp, hdc in first st to join, turn – 504 sts.

Rnds 36-37 Repeat Rnds 12-13 – 528 sts. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block. Enjoy!

 

*If you know someone else that would like to have this pattern, please direct them to my website! Please do not make digital or hard copies for others!

 

If you would like an ad-free PDF version of this pattern, you can get that on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts!

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Free crochet pattern for a baby blanket from Banana Moon Studio

Happy stitching!

April

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