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The Hudson Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Crocheting a blanket is similar having a baby... it takes about nine months to make, but one look at the results and you fall in love and think it was totally worth it.

My brother and sister-in-law had their first baby about a month ago and as soon as I found out they were having a boy, I went to the store to pick out yarn. Today I'm sharing the pattern for this simple but beautiful baby blanket. I wish you could touch this yarn in person. It is SO soft and squishy. And the dual color strands adds so much visual interest. I love how it turned out. It's understated and full of delicious texture.

Textured, soft and elegant crochet afghan for babies

The yarn I used is Yarn Bee Denim in Color from Hobby Lobby. It comes in lots of different colors.

soft, squishy yarn for a baby blanket

 I chose the denim navy blue color (bottom left corner in the picture). 

The main body of the blanket is made using the Griddle Stitch, which is a simple combination of alternating single and double crochet stitches. I used a smaller hook to ensure that the finished fabric wass tight enough that baby's fingers and toes wouldn't get stuck in it.

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The border is created using double crochet stitches.

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This is a perfect blanket pattern for beginning crocheters because the pattern is easy to remember. That means you can binge watch Netflix while you crochet... which is my favorite way to work!

Easy, free pattern for a baby blanket

The Hudson Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Materials Needed:

Yarn Bee Denim in Color, 6-7 skeins
Size H crochet hook


Chain 150 or customize the size any way you want. The starting chain just needs to be in multiples of 2 + add 2.

Row 1: Skip 3ch (count as 1dc), *1sc into next ch, 1dc into next ch; rep from * ending 1sc into last ch, turn.

Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc, skip 1 st, *1sc into next dc, 1dc into next sc; rep from * ending 1sc into top of tch, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired blanket length. My blanket was just a bit more of a rectangle than a square.

When you are satisfied with the size of the blanket, single crochet around the entire outside edge. The sides will turn out best if you put two single crochet stitches per row.

Then stitch around the entire outside edge of the blanket with double crochet stitches (one in each sc stitch), adding 3 DC in each corner to make them turn nicely. Repeat a second time.

Slip stitch the last stitch off, and cut the yarn, leaving about a six inch tail. Weave in loose ends and you're done!

Crochet blanket pattern

Then all you have left to do is stand back and admire your handiwork! 

textured blanket from soft yarn

My blanket recipient seemed pretty happy with how it turned out.

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Jennifer V.
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