Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

Hello, it’s Hannah, I’m so excited to share the pattern for this Crochet Triangles Blanket because I really love how it turned out!

I’ve been wanting to make a triangles blanket for a while, but I couldn’t figure out a stitch that would make really distinct triangles until I made my Modern Hearts Blanket a few weeks ago. This blanket is very similar in that the stitches are worked in between each other instead of on top of each other. 

Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

In order to make the triangles for this blanket, I used tapestry crochet and carried yarn through the blanket so I could easily switch colors without having to cut the yarn each time. If you look closely in the pictures you can see little bits of white peaking through the peach between the triangles.

Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

Because I used a smaller weight yarn for this blanket, I used a half double crochet cluster stitch, which means I pulled up one extra loop before finishing my HDC to give the yarn a little bit more bulk. If you are using a heavier weight yarn or just want the blanket to work up a little faster you can also just use regular HDC between the posts

Materials

Finished size 31 x 31 inches

5 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Soft Peach

1 skein of Bernat Softee Baby yarn in White

Size H, 5.00mm hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

(A PDF of this pattern is available on Etsy.)

Stitch

Wide Half Double Crochet (WHDC) Cluster: Yarn over (YO), insert hook in between the posts of the row below, pull up a loop, YO, insert hook again into same space, pull up another loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook. 

Here’s what I mean when I say to insert your hook in between the posts: 

hdc graphic
Thanks for our friends at Yarnspirations for creating this graphic!

Changing colors: Pull through with the new color just before you finish the wide HDC cluster stitch, when you have five loops on your hook. To avoid your yarn getting twisted as you carry it along your work, it helps to always keep one color to the front and one color to the back. So whenever I would switch from Peach to White, I would keep the Peach to the back and crochet over it, but when switching from White back to Peach, I would wrap the White to the front of my work before starting to crochet over it.

Pattern

Chain 87 with Soft Peach. (To make your blanket bigger or smaller, chain a multiple of 10, then add 7. If you are using the same yarn as I did, the base chain may seem too short at first, but it will stretch out after a few rows.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work 1 WHDC cluster in each chain. CH 2 and turn.

ROWS 2 – 5: Work 1 WHDC cluster into each space between the stitches across the row. (Make sure you don’t miss the last stitch at the end of the row between the last stitch and the turning chain.) CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 6: Work 1 WHDC cluster in each of the first 5 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 5th stitch, stop just before you finish the stitch when you still have five loops on your hook, and pull through with White. Leave a 6 inch tail with White that you can weave into the blanket later. *Now work 1 WHDC cluster in each of the next 5 spaces with White, carrying the Soft Peach along the top of your work and crocheting over it as you go. On the 5th stitch, pull through with Soft Peach before you finish the stitch. Work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 5 spaces with Soft Peach, carrying the White along the top of your work. Repeat from * to the end of the row until you end with 5 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 7: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 5 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 5th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 4 spaces with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 6 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 6 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 8: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 6 stitches with Soft Peach. On the 6th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 3 spaces with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 7 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 6 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 9: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 6 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 6th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 2 spaces with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 8 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 7 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 10: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 7 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 7th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in the next space with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 9 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 7 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROWS 11 – 15: Cut the White yarn and leave a tail long enough to weave into the blanket later. Work 1 WHDC cluster in each space across the row with Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 16: Work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 10 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 10th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 5 spaces with White, then WHDC in the each of the next 5 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, and end the row with 10 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 17: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 10 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 10th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 4 spaces with White, then  WHDC cluster in each of the next 6 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 11 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

ROW 18: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 11 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 11th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 3 spaces with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 7 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 11 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 19: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 11 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 11th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in each of the next 2 spaces with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 8 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 12 wide HDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn. 

ROW 20: Wrap the White around the back of your work and crochet over it as you work a WHDC cluster in each of the next 12 spaces with Soft Peach. On the 12th stitch, pull through with White. *WHDC cluster in the next space with White, then WHDC cluster in each of the next 9 spaces with Soft Peach. Repeat from * to the end of the row, until you end with 12 WHDC clusters in Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn. 

ROWS 21 – 25: Cut the White yarn and leave a tail long enough to weave into the blanket later. Work a WHDC cluster in each space across the row with Soft Peach. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 6 through 25 for the remainder of the blanket. I ended up with 9 sets of triangles when my blanket was the length I wanted.

Even though I wrote out the counts for each row in this pattern, as I was making this blanket, I really only focused on the counting for the bottom rows of my triangles so that they were evenly spaced and lined up; after that I just visually built my triangles by decreasing the white stitches by one on each row.  

Border

Weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.

Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 3. Work one round of DC around the blanket, working one DC per row on the sides and still working in between the posts on the ends of the blanket. Work 5 DCs into each corner. 

Round 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 5 DCs into the corner, then keep going around the blanket in the same direction, this time alternating front and back post double crochet (FPDC and BPDC).

A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC.  A back post DC means you insert your hook from the back to the front and work a DC.

When you get to the corners of this row, you will want to continue the pattern of alternating front and back post double crochet, but you will work three stitches around the corner post. 

So, for example, if you get to the corner post and you are supposed to work a front post DC, then work a front post DC, a back post DC, and a front post DC all around that corner post.  Then in the next stitch you would continue the alternating pattern, working the opposite of whichever stitch you just used (in this example, you would work a back post DC).

Just remember that you are always alternating front and back post double crochet around the whole blanket, you just happen to be working three of those stitches around the same post when you are working the corners.

Round 3 – 4: When you finish row 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat row 2 two more times around the blanket, until you have four rows total. Always match your post double crochets to so that they are poking out in the same direction as the row below.  I did four rounds total for the border of my blanket, but you can go around as many times as you’d like to get your desired border height. When you are finished with your border, slip stitch into the starting stitch and tie off. 

Here’s a video you can also watch for the border!

If you’d like to add finishing touches to your blanket, lay it out flat on a towel or foam blocking boards if you have them. Use a spray bottle with water to dampen the blanket. Press the blanket into straight lines, massaging the stitches and adjusting your tension. Pin with straight pins and let it dry.

Thank you so much for stopping by; I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you’re finished please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram, we’d love to see! 

xo, Hannah