Hello—Nicolina here with a very beginner-friendly modern baby blanket using only a modified single crochet stitch!
Red Heart Dreamy (100% acrylic, 283 g/10 oz, 469 m/513 yds)
2 skeins Buff, 2 skeins Ivory
Size I/5.5 mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 37 in x 37 in
4 in = 12 st and 14 rows of pattern
Extended Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook , YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through only the first loop on your hook. YO 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: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 Extended SC in each chain. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 2: Work 1 Extended SC in each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder 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