I really like to make lots of baby items and blankets seem to always be something that I tend to enjoy making when I learn a new stitch. Especially when I buy a new yarn in a pretty color and want to learn a new stitch, baby blanket crochet pattern it is!
For this baby blanket I learned a new stitch called the ‘Waffle Stitch.’ (I have a complete written & video tutorial for it HERE) It was funny because as I was working on this particular piece, my mom looked at it and said that the texture looked just like a waffle (she didn’t know that was the name of the stitch.) So, the name fits the look exactly!
I love how the crab stitch border gives the edges a twisted, rounded look. it’s simple but so pretty!
About the Yarn
I chose to use Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Sugarwheel in the color Mango Puff. I loved how the bright blue went with the bright mango color! It just pops and the grey helps to tie all the colors together.
I only used 2 skeins of this particular yarn and my blanket measures 24” x 24” You could easily add as many skeins as you would like to make a larger blanket.
I absolutely loved how the colors worked up in the blanket!
Such fun and bright colors!
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Things you will need:
- Yarn Bee Sugarwheel in Mango Puff (2 skeins)
- 5.50mm / I Hook
- Yarn Needle
- ch = chain
- mc = magic circle/ring
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- Sk = skip
- st = stitch (es)
- Sl st = slip stitch
Round 1 (right side): in mc, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) dc, ch 1, * 2 dc, ch 1* repeat * to * 2 more times, pull ring closed, sl st into top of 1st st (ch 3)
You should have 8 dc & 4 ch 1 corners
Round 2 (wrong side): t, sl st into corner, ch 4 (counts as dc & ch 1 here and throughout) dc in corner, fpdc next 2 st, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner, fpdc next 2 stitches* repeat * to * 2 more times, sl st into 3rd st of ch 4
You should have 16 dc & 4 ch 1 corners
Round 3 (right side): t, ch 3, fpdc, dc in 2 st, fpdc, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner, fpdc, dc in 2 st, fpdc* repeat 8 to * until you reach last corner, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in last corner, sl st into top of ch 3
You should have 32 dc & 4 ch 1 corners
Round 4 (wrong side): t, sl st into corner, ch 4, dc in corner, fpdc next 2 st, * dc, fpdc next 2 st* repeat * to * until you reach corner [ (dc, ch 1, dc) in corner, fpdc next 2 st, * dc, fpdc next 2 st* repeat * to * until you reach corner ] repeat [ to ] around, sl st into 3rd ch of ch 4
You should have 40 dc & 4 ch 1 corners
Round 5 (right side): sl st into corner, t, ch 3, [ fpdc, * dc in 2 st, fpdc* repeat * to * until you reach corner, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ] repeat [ to ] until you reach very last corner, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in last corner, sl st into top of ch 3
You should have 56 dc & 4 ch 1 corners
Rounds 6 – 25: Continue repeating round 4 & 5 making sure to end on round 5 (right side row)
To start, slip stitch your border color of yarn anywhere around the edge of your project.
Now, you will work a single crochet stitch in each stitch BUT you will go in reverse (to the right) instead of to the left.
By simply working a single crochet in each stitch, it will create this rolled texture
Just work a single crochet in each stitch around and slip stitch into the the beginning chain stitch once you reach the beginning where you started
Weave in all ends!
I love to see what you make using my baby blanket crochet pattern or any of my patterns! Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!