Crochet Winter Trees Baby Blanket

crochet teal blanket with white trees hanging on white ladder

Hello, Hannah here, with a new baby blanket pattern with trees! A few months ago I made a baby blanket with mountains for a friend here in Colorado who was creating a national parks themed nursery for her sweet baby boy and after I finished that blanket I realized that the triangle pattern I used could also be made into little trees!

flat lay of crochet teal blanket in progress with white trees with yarn and hook

This blanket is made with Bernat Bundle Up yarn, which is 100% polyester and works up into an amazingly soft and squishy baby blanket. Since I used a thicker stitch and carried yarn throughout this blanket, it’s a little bit on the chunkier side, which makes it great for cold-weather babies or a nice and squishy blanket for baby to play on! 

teal crochet blanket laying flat with corner folded

Materials

Yarn

Bernat Bundle Up* yarn (small ball, 100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds)

Colors

6 balls Brook, 2 balls Cloud White

Tools

Size I/5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Size

Finished size appx. 33 in x 35 in, gauge 4 in = 11 st and 14 rows

Stitches

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: 

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops. 

FRONT AND BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.

Pattern

Instructions:

-Pull through with the new color on the last step of the stitch.

-Lay whichever color you aren’t using along the top of your work and crochet over it as you go.

-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 each time you switch colors.

-When turning to a new row, wrap the color not in use around the side of your work and continue to crochet over it as you go. 

-To better cover up yarn that is being carried through, always insert your hook underneath the yarn that was carried across the previous row. 

With Brook, chain 69. (pattern repeat is multiple of 10, plus 9.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC cluster into each chain. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 2: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first 3 spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next 9 spaces with Brook, then a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: With Brook, work a WHDC cluster into each space across the row. (Continue to carry the White yarn across your work and crochet over it as you go.) Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 2. 

ROW 5: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 6: Work a WHDC cluster into the first space with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 7: Work a WHDC cluster into the first space with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 8: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first two spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 9: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first two spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 10: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first three spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 11: Repeat row 3.

ROWS 12 – 16: Repeat rows 6 – 10. 

ROW 17: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 18 – 22: Repeat rows 6 – 10. 

ROW 23: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 24: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 25: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 26: Repeat row 24. 

ROW 27: Repeat row 3.

ROW 28: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 29: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 30: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 31: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 32: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 33: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 34 – 38: Repeat rows 28 – 32. 

ROW 39: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 40 – 44: Repeat rows 28 – 32. 

ROW 45: Repeat row 3. 

Repeat rows 2 through 45 two more times, or until your blanket reaches your desired length. 

crochet teal blanket with white trees hanging straight from white ladder

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. On the ends of the blanket, continue inserting your hook in between the posts, and work *one DC in the first space, then 2 DC in the next space. Repeat from * across each end. Work 5 DCs into each corner. 

ROUND 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 5 DCs in the starting 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.

ROUNDS 3 – 4: When you finish round 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat round 2. 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. 

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.

Crochet Winter Trees Baby Blanket

Crochet Winter Trees Baby Blanket

Instructions

Materials

Yarn

Bernat Bundle Up* yarn (small ball, 100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds)

Colors

6 balls Brook, 2 balls Cloud White

Tools

Size I/5.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Size

Finished size appx. 33 in x 35 in, gauge 4 in = 11 st and 14 rows

Stitches

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. 

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops. 

FRONT AND BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC & BPDC): A front post double crochet means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work a DC. A back post double crochet means you insert your hook from back to front around the post of the next DC and work a DC.

Pattern

Instructions:

-Pull through with the new color on the last step of the stitch.

-Lay whichever color you aren’t using along the top of your work and crochet over it as you go.

-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 each time you switch colors.

-When turning to a new row, wrap the color not in use around the side of your work and continue to crochet over it as you go. 

-To better cover up yarn that is being carried through, always insert your hook underneath the yarn that was carried across the previous row. 

With Brook, chain 69. (pattern repeat is multiple of 10, plus 9.)

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC cluster into each chain. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 2: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first 3 spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next 9 spaces with Brook, then a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: With Brook, work a WHDC cluster into each space across the row. (Continue to carry the White yarn across your work and crochet over it as you go.) Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 4: Repeat row 2. 

ROW 5: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 6: Work a WHDC cluster into the first space with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 7: Work a WHDC cluster into the first space with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 8: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first two spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 9: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first two spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 10: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first three spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 11: Repeat row 3.

ROWS 12 - 16: Repeat rows 6 - 10. 

ROW 17: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 18 - 22: Repeat rows 6 - 10. 

ROW 23: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 24: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 25: Repeat row 3. 

ROW 26: Repeat row 24. 

ROW 27: Repeat row 3.

ROW 28: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next five spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 29: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next six spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next four spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 30: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next three spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 31: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first seven spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into each of the next two spaces with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 32: Work a WHDC cluster into each of the first eight spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. *Work a WHDC cluster into each of the next nine spaces with Brook, then work a WHDC cluster into the next space with White. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 2 and turn.

ROW 33: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 34 - 38: Repeat rows 28 - 32. 

ROW 39: Repeat row 3. 

ROWS 40 - 44: Repeat rows 28 - 32. 

ROW 45: Repeat row 3. 

Repeat rows 2 through 45 two more times, or until your blanket reaches your desired length. 

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. On the ends of the blanket, continue inserting your hook in between the posts, and work *one DC in the first space, then 2 DC in the next space. Repeat from * across each end. Work 5 DCs into each corner. 

ROUND 2: When you reach the corner you started with, work 5 DCs in the starting 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.

ROUNDS 3 – 4: When you finish round 2, work 3 alternating front post/back post DCs into the corner you started with and repeat round 2. 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. 

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.

 

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