Hi there, it’s Hannah, I had so much fun making this Cuddly Stripes Baby Blanket because I am still so in love with velvet yarn!
Since this is Baby Velvet and not the regular velvet yarn, it is machine washable if you follow the instructions on the label. When I washed my last velvet blanket, the Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket, I did have a few loops come up where I didn’t pay attention to my tension, so you do want to make sure you keep your stitches tight with this yarn so that you don’t have any loose loops that come up! So if you tend to be a really loose crocheter you may want to go down a hook size, or just do your best to keep your tension tight throughout the whole blanket.
This Cuddly Stripes Blanket uses SC and HDC alternating every stitch and the full written pattern is below, but here is a quick video if you’d like to see the stitches worked before you get started!
Bernat Baby Velvet (100% polyester, 300 g/10.5 oz, 450 m/492 yds)
1 skein each Cuddly Cloud, Wandering Blue, Misty Gray
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 31 in x 33 in
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (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 three loops on hook.
Chain 111 (or any odd number) with Cuddly Cloud.
Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, *work 1 SC. In the next chain, work 1 HDC. Repeat from * until the end of the chain. The last stitch should be 1 HDC. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: SC into the last HDC you just made from the row below. Then work 1 HDC into the next stitch. Continue alternating SC, HDC across the row until you end with 1 HDC. On the last stitch of the row, pull through with Wandering Blue just before you finish the stitch (you should have three loops on your hook when you pull though). Chain 1 and turn. Instead of cutting the Cuddly Cloud yarn, you can leave to pick up when you come back to that side of the blanket.
Note: You should always be working a HDC into a SC and a SC into a HDC. You should always start each row with a SC and end each row with a HDC. Always chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.
Rows 3 – 4: Work 2 rows of alternating SC, HDC in Wandering Blue, chaining 1 and turning at the end of each row. On the last stitch of row 4, pick up the Cuddly Cloud and carry it up the side of your work, then pull through before you finish the stitch. Don’t cut the Wandering Blue. Chain 1 and turn.
Rows 5 – 6: Work 2 rows of SC, HDC in Cuddly Cloud, chaining 1 and turning at the end of each row. On the last stitch of row 6, pick up the Wandering Blue and carry it up the side of your work, then pull through before you finish the stitch. Don’t cut the Cuddly Cloud. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 3 – 6 for the remainder of the blanket, alternating colors every two rows. Here is the color pattern I used:
*2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Wandering Blue, 2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Wandering Blue, 2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Wandering Blue, 2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Wandering Blue, 2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Misty Gray, 2 rows Cuddly Cloud, 2 rows Misty Gray.
Repeat from * until you reach your desired length. I repeated the entire color sequence 4 times until I ended with one set of blue stripes. Since I carried my yarn up the side of my work, I never cut the white yarn when working this blanket, but I did cut the yarn when switching between the blue and gray sets of stripes.
After I finished my blanket, I wove in my ends with a tapestry needle and added two rows of SC in Wandering Blue around the edges for the border. To do this, pull up a loop in any corner and chain 1. SC around the entire blanket, working 3 SCs into the corners.
When you reach the corner you started with, slip stitch into the corner, then chain 1 and turn. Then SC back around the blanket one more time, still working 3 SCs into the corners. When you reach the starting corner, slip stitch into the corner and tie off.
Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you’re finished with your project please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see!