Hello—Nicolina here with a very beginner-friendly modern baby blanket using only a modified single crochet stitch.
Finished throw size: 37 inches wide x 37 inches height
Red Heart Dreamy(100% acrylic / 283 g/10 oz, 469 meters/513 yards)
2 skeins Buff, 2 skeins of Ivory
Hook Size I/5.5 mm, Tapestry needle, and Scissors
4 in = 12 stitches and 14 rows
SINGLE CROCHET (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook.
COUNTERPANE STITCH (Also known as elongated SC): Insert your hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over once, and pull through only the first loop on your hook. Yarn over again, and pull through all remaining loops.
Chain 130 in Buff. (If you’d like to make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain any number.)
ROW 1: Insert your hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over once, and pull through only the first loop on your hook. Yarn over again, and pull through all remaining loops. Chain 2 and turn.
ROW 2: Repeat row 1 for the rest of the blanket.
To change colors: On your last stitch in the row, insert your hook into the stitch, YO and pull through stitch. There should be two loops on your hook. This is where you lay the new color over your hook and pull through both loops to finish the stitch with your new color. Make sure to leave at least a 6 to 9-inch tail when you cut the previous color.
Here’s how I did my color changes: 24 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Buff, 2 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Buff, 2 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Buff, 2 rows of Ivory, 2 rows of Buff, 38 rows of Ivory, 49 rows of Buff
Weave in all ends with your tapestry needle. No border for this blanket! If you’d like to add a border, see our border patterns here.
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you finish please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! —Nicolina
Free printable below: