Crochet Baby Beluga Blanket

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The Crochet Baby Beluga Blanket is the ultimate beginner crochet project. 

If you are a beginning crocheter and have learned the single crochet, the half double crochet, and the double crochet and want to practice each one of those stitches, this is an excellent project to have on your hook. 

You will love the ease of making all three stitches in one stitch. It gives you a good base for understanding each stitch sequence. This popular stitch is called the Sedge Stitch and is a classic stitch pattern in crochet. 

crochet blanket with 3 balls of yarn

While you can use any yarn with this stitch, we highly recommend using Bernat Bundle Up for a modern, soft, matte-finished blanket. Of all the blankets we have made for gifts, this yarn is the most liked and used by new moms. 

It is machine washable, comes in modern colors and easy to work with. It has just a bit of elasticity so your stitches will bounce into shape. 

We love that this blanket can look amazing when finished and doesn’t have to have a border added. Why is having a borderless blanket so nice? The one problem a lot of beginning crocheters struggle with is knowing where to place your hook around the sides of the blanket. If you make too many stitches, the border ruffles, too few and the border pulls. 

The sides of the blanket when using the Sedge Stitch turn out so straight, that a border is fine to leave off. This also makes the project relatively quick to make. 

Crochet blanket, 3 balls of yarn and one crochet hook.

As always, we highly recommend making a practice swatch before beginning the blanket. It will help you know which hook size is best and also to know if you need to switch hook sizes after making the first row. 

Some beginners crochet the starting chain too tight and the next rows will give your blanket a rainbow effect. Some beginners crochet the starting chain too loose and after a few rows the bottom rows are sagging while your work is getting tighter. Maintaining the correct tension throughout a project is what gives the best results. All of that can be found out if you make a practice swatch and figure out if you need to adjust your starting chain. 

Here is a video tutorial that demonstrates the Sedge Stitch and would be perfect to follow along for your swatch.

If you are wanting to place a border on your blanket, visit our Menu/Crochet Patterns/Blanket Borders for some ideas. Or, we have a  Sedge Stitch Blanket that has the border included. 

We love beginning crocheters around here, so be sure and visit our blog post 10 Things Every Beginning Crocheter Needs to Know where we give even more tips to help you succeed making your crocheted blanket. 

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Let’s get to the pattern! 


Bernat Bundle Up (100% polyester Ball Size: 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds) (tap name of yarn to purchase on

1 skein Marshmallow

2 skeins each Dove, Beluga

Size H/5mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle


Finished size: 32 inches x 32 inches

Gauge: 4 inches = 11 rows and 5 sets of sedge stitches


SINGLE CROCHET (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops. 

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through three loops.

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through last two loops. 


With Beluga, CHAIN 123. (To make your blanket bigger or smaller, start with a chain that is any multiple of 3.)

ROW 1: In the second chain from the hook, work 1 HDC (half double crochet) and  1 DC (double crochet), skip two chains and in the next chain work SC, HDC, DC. Skip two chains and repeat “SC, HDC, DC” into the next space. Repeat across to the end until there is one chain left. Work 1 SC and turn. 

ROW 2: Chain one (this counts as your first SC), HDC and DC into the top of the SC you just made. Skip over the DC and HDC, “SC, HDC, DC” into the SC. You’ll always be looking for the SC to do your “SC, HDC, DC” into. Repeat the pattern across ending the last stitch with one single crochet. Chain one and turn. 

REPEAT ROW 2 for the remainder of the blanket working the color changes as follows: 

Change yarn color on the last step of the last SC of the row by placing new yarn color across hook and pull through. Work 18 rows of each color. Cut yarn after each color change leaving an 8 inch tail to weave in later.

Color order: Beluga, Dove, Marshmallow, Dove, Beluga

Weave in all ends when project is finished. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! We wish you lots of luck on your project. Come and show us in the Daisy Farm Crafters Group on Facebook! We have over 80k people sharing what they are making from Daisy Farm Crafts patterns and it’s a fun and supportive group if you have any questions about our patterns. 

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