Hello! Hannah here. For the past few months I’ve felt like I’ve made a lot of girl baby blankets, so I wanted to make something that would work for a baby boy. I love how modern looking this blanket turned out, and I think it could also be pretty as a couch throw if you wanted to make it bigger.
For this blanket, I used the even moss stitch, which is not too complicated (just alternating half double crochet and slip stitch) and gives the blanket a cool sort of chunky look. I made a fall blanket with the even moss stitch last year, and I’ve been wanting to use the stitch again.
This blanket is worked lengthwise, meaning I made a really long chain so that the stripes would be vertical. I decided to leave the blanket without the border since I liked the look of the ends, but I think it would also look really pretty with some tassels or some ribbing.
Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds)
3 skeins White, 1 skein Dark Country Blue, 1 skein Gray Heather
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 42 in x 28 in
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through three loops on hook.
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook.
Chain 150 (or any even number) in White.
Row 1: Slip stitch (SL ST) into the second chain from the hook. Then half double crochet (HDC) into the next stitch. Alternate SL ST and HDC to the end of the row. The last stitch should be a SL ST. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2: SL ST into the SL ST you just made then HDC into the HDC. Alternate again all the way across your row. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2 for remainder of blanket. Always SL ST into a SL ST, always HDC into a HDC. Always chain 1 and turn.
To change color, when you reach the end of the row, insert your hook as normal for the last SL ST, but instead of pulling through with the same color, pull through with the new color. Then chain 1 and proceed as normal.
Here is the color pattern I used: *10 rows White, 2 rows Dark Country Blue, 4 rows White, 2 rows Dark Country Blue, 4 rows White, 2 rows Dark Country Blue, 10 rows White, 2 rows Heather Gray, 4 rows White, 2 rows Heather Gray, 4 rows White, 2 rows Heather Gray. Repeat from *
After you finish the blanket, you’ll tie it off and then weave in all the ends with a tapestry needle. Like I said before, I chose not to add a border, but you could definitely add one if you wanted to.
Usually after we finish a blanket, we lay them out on a flat surface and spread them out as evenly as possible, then spray water on them and let them dry. This helps to even out the tension and get the sides straight.
Thank you for coming to visit, best of luck with your project! We really love designing baby blanket patterns because they are so fun to be able to give as a gifts and it’s fun to think about other people using these patterns to make gifts for the babies in their lives. I think there is something special about spending the time to work on a gift to welcome a new person into the world.
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