Crochet Beginner Grit Stitch Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is very beginner-friendly and uses the grit stitch—which is just single crochet! This is a great stitch to learn if you are already comfortable with regular single crochet and you are ready to learn more stitch variations where stitches are skipped (think moss or mesh stitch.) I would put the grit stitch in there and you only have to remember one stitch. 

This blanket is made with Red Heart Hygge Charm. It’s an acrylic soft yarn with a little bit of sparkle. ✨

Materials

Yarn

Red Heart Hygge Charm* (97% acrylic, 3% other fibers, 198 g/7 oz, 395 meters/432 yards)

Colors

✨ 2 skeins Starlight
✨ 1 skein Shooting Star 

Tools

Size I/5.5mm hook, Scissors, Tapestry Needle

Size

Finished blanket: 28 in x 34 in

Gauge

4 in = 20 stitches and 17 rows

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Stitch

Single crochet: Insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over (YO) and pull back through the space, YO and pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook. 

Pattern

Chain 126 with Starlight. (Pattern repeat is any even number.)

ROW 1: SC in the second chain from hook. *skip one chain, SC 2 times into the next chain. Repeat * across working only one SC into the last space. Chain one and turn.

ROW 2: SC once into the first SC. *skip next stitch, SC 2 times into the next stitch. Repeat *across. End with one SC into the last stitch. (Note, on the first row you skipped over a chain to the last space and worked your one SC, in row 2 you won’t. Simply work one SC into the last space, which is the next space.) Chain one and turn. 

Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket. 

Here’s how I did my color changes: 32 rows of Starlight, 6 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight, 12 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight, 6 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight

Border

Before beginning the border, weave in the ends. 

Border: With Shooting Star, work 1 SC into each stitch per row on the sides of the blanket, and 3 SC into each corner space. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning SC. 

Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you’re finished, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram, we’d love to see! xo, Nicolina

*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2020 by Yarnspirations

Crochet Beginner Grit Stitch Baby Blanket

Crochet Beginner Grit Stitch Baby Blanket

Materials

  • Yarn: Red Heart Hygge Charm* (97% acrylic, 3% other fibers, 198 g/7 oz, 395 meters/432 yards)
  • Colors ✨ 2 skeins Starlight ✨ 1 skein Shooting Star 
  • Tools: Size I/5.5mm hook, Scissors, Tapestry Needle
  • Size: Finished blanket: 28 in x 34 in
  • Gauge: 4 in = 20 stitches and 17 rows

Instructions

Chain 126 with Starlight. (Pattern repeat is any even number.)

ROW 1: SC in the second chain from hook. *skip one chain, SC 2 times into the next chain. Repeat * across working only one SC into the last space. Chain one and turn.

ROW 2: SC once into the first SC. *skip next stitch, SC 2 times into the next stitch. Repeat *across. End with one SC into the last stitch. (Note, on the first row you skipped over a chain to the last space and worked your one SC, in row 2 you won’t. Simply work one SC into the last space, which is the next space.) Chain one and turn. 

Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket. 

Here's how I did my color changes: 32 rows of Starlight, 6 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight, 12 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight, 6 rows of Shooting Star, 32 rows of Starlight

Border

Before beginning the border, weave in the ends. 

Border: With Shooting Star, work 1 SC into each stitch per row on the sides of the blanket, and 3 SC into each corner space. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning SC.