Nicolina, my second oldest daughter designed and made this gorgeous Crochet Cotton Windowpane Baby Blanket for baby Kate!
Nicolina bought her the cutest little dress and wanted to make her a coordinating blanket in which we could take her picture for her 3-month photo shoot.
And it turned out so adorable!
Time is flying by, and I can’t believe she is already three months. Kate is just the calmest and sweetest baby you can imagine. She has a beautiful smile and a little glow of auburn hair starting to make an appearance.
We are making or sharing a blanket, or maybe it will be a special crochet project, each month as she grows this year. Last month we shared the Bundle Up Dots Blanket in Cream made by Annie:
And her very first one-month-old photo was with our Pink Plaid Baby Blanket, made by me before we even knew there would be a beautiful Kate.
So stay tuned for more monthly designs for baby Kate!
Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 4.2 oz/120 g/ 254 yards/232 m
Tap here to shop the yarn on Yarnspirations.com
6 skeins of the color Cotton (cream)
3 skeins Soft Plum
size G 4.oo mm hook or size needed for your personal tension
scissors, tapestry needle
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook
Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC, BPDC): YO, insert your hook from front to back (FPDC) or back to front (BPDC), YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining 2 loops.
Approximately 35 x 35 inches
Gauge: 3 inches = 13 HDC and 9 rows.
Chain 165 in cream color. (To make larger or smaller use any number x 15)
Row 1: Begin in the 3rd chain from the hook and work 1 HDC. HDC into each of the next 12 chains for 13 total HDC. *On the last step of the 13th HDC, lay the purple yarn across your hook and pull through. Laying the cream color across the chain and working your stitches over it, HDC into each of the next 2 chains. On the last step of the 2nd stitch, place the purple yarn to the back of your work, pull the cream yarn through to change colors. Laying the purple yarn across the chain and working your stitches over it, HDC into each of the next 13 chains with Cream. Repeat from * across the row. Work the final 13 stitches in cream and continue crocheting over the purple, CH 2 and turn.
Row 2: Wrap the purple yarn around the end of the row as you turn. *HDC into each of the next 13 sts carrying the purple yarn along the row and working your stitches over it. HDC into the next 2 sts in purple carrying the cream along the row. Repeat from * across the row. CH 2 and turn.
Tip: In order for the yarn to keep from twisting, keep the cream yarn to the front of your work and the purple to the back. This is demonstrated in the Youtube Tutorial linked at the end of the post.
Rows 3 – 10: Repeat Row 2 instructions.
Rows 11 and 12: Leaving the cream behind (do not cut) HDC into each st across the row in Purple. CH 2 and turn.
Rows 13 – 22: Change color back to cream, continue to carry purple across and follow Row 2 instructions.
Rows 23 – 24: Repeat rows 11 and 12.
Continue repeating rows 13 through 24 until you have the desired height (usually a square) and end with 10 more rows of row 2 instructions.
CH 1 and turn after the blanket is the desired height. (you can place a stitch marker into this stitch and weave in all your ends first if desired.)
Round 1: SC into each stitch across the top, [SC, CH 2, SC] into each corner, [approximately 2 SC, skip a row, 3 SC, skip a row] on the sides of the blanket. Join with a sl st to the first SC, CH 2. Do not turn.
Tip: you want to work the sides as evenly as possible that is why I’m suggesting you work 2 SC at the end of a row, skip a row, then work 3 SC at the end of a row approximately. This is where your gauge can help you. You want the same number of stitches (15) on the height of the squares, as you do across. 13 sts of cream plus 2 in purple equals 15 sts. We have 12 rows high on the sides where you need to work 3 extra SC.
Round 2: Continuing in the same direction, work DC into each st, [DC, CH 2, DC] around each CH 2 of each corner.
Round 3: Continuing in the same direction, FPDC around the CH 2 from the previous round, BPDC around the next DC, FPDC around the next DC. Work [DC, CH 2, DC] around each CH 2 of each corner.
Rounds 4 and 5: FPDC around the previous rows FPDC, and BPDC around the previous rounds BPDC. [DC, CH 2, DC] around each CH 2 of each corner.
On final round, slip stitch to first st, tie off and weave in all the ends.
I then tossed the blanket into the washing machine on delicate and then into the dryer. It came out beautifully fresh and clean for baby Kate.
I love Bernat Softee Cotton!
Thank you for stopping by! Scroll to the end for a link to the Youtube Tutorial.
Click here or image below for pdf download of pattern.