Newborn Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern


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This pattern is described using UK crochet terms. American crochet terms are stated in round brackets throughout pattern description.

 

Finished size: 30” (75.5cm) x 30” (75.5cm)

 

Materials: any DK 100% acrylic yarn (can be made in any type of DK yarn such as wool, wool blends, cotton, etc.), 4.0 mm (G/6) and 3.25 mm (D/3) crochet hooks, yarn needle, 2 dark colour beads (for bear eyes).

 

Gauge:18 dc(sc) and 22 rows = 10 cm Work same as Motif Body for 22 rows. Finish off.

 


Crochet Abbreviations:

 

ch - chain

dc - double crochet

sc - single crochet

tr - treble

dtr - double treble

reverse dc(sc) - reverse double (single) crochet

tr(dc) cluster - treble (double crochet) cluster


 

 

Description:

Using following charts from Row 1 to last Row 44 and instructions below make 9 motifs and  join them together (Fig.4). Each motif consists of a motif body and a border. Make a border around whole blanket after joining all motifs together. Embroider fine details with a chain and back stitches for bear snout and line on his belly (Fig.1 and Fig.5), baby’s nose and eyes (Fig.3 and Fig.9), letters (Fig.2 and Fig. 13). Sew on a flower (Fig.8) , dummy (Fig.9) and 2 beads to create bear eyes (Fig.1 and Fig.5).

 

 

 

MOTIF BODY

Ch 41

Row 1: (Right side): dc(sc) in second ch from hook and each ch across: 40 dc(sc).

 

Rows 2 – 44: Ch 1, turn; dc(sc) in each dc(sc) across; at end of Row 44;  do not finish off.

 

MOTIF BORDER

Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch1, work 42 dc(sc) evenly spaced across end of rows; working in free loops of beginning chain, 3 dc(sc) in first chain, dc(sc) in next 18 ch across, 2 dc(sc) in next ch, dc(sc) in next ch and each ch across to ch at base of last dc(sc), 3 dc(sc) in next ch; work 42 dc(sc) evenly spaced across end of rows, 3 dc(sc) in first dc(sc) in Row 44, dc(sc) in next 18 dc(sc), 2 dc(sc) in next dc(sc), dc(sc) in next dc(sc)  and  each dc(sc) across to last dc(sc), 3 dc(sc) in last dc(sc); join with slip stitch to first dc(sc): 174 dc(sc).

 

 Rnd 2: Slip stitch in next dc(sc), ch 3 (counts as first tr(dc)), ch 1, tr(dc) in the same dc(sc), *skip 2 dc(sc), [tr(dc), ch1,tr(dc)] in next dc(sc)*, repeat from* to* 12 more times, skip 2 dc(sc), **[2 tr(dc), ch2, 2 tr(dc)] in next dc(dc) (centre dc(sc) of a corner 3-dc(sc) group)**; repeat from* to* 13 times, skip 2 dc(sc), repeat from** to**, repeat from* to* 14 times, skip 2 dc(sc), repeat from** to**, repeat from* to* 13 times, skip 2 dc(sc), repeat from** to**, join with slip stitch to first tr(dc).

 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, dc(sc) in same stitch, dc(sc) under ch 1 of the previous row, dc(sc) in next tr(dc), *dc(sc) in next tr(dc), dc(sc) under ch 1 of the previous row, dc(sc) in next tr(dc)*, repeat from* to* 12 more times, **dc(sc) in next 2 tr(dc), 3 dc(sc) under ch 2 of the previous row, dc(sc) in next 2 tr(dc)**, repeat from* to* 13 times, repeat from** to**, repeat from* to* 14 times, repeat from** to**, repeat from* to* 13 times, repeat from** to**, join with slip stitch to first dc(sc), finish off: 190 dc(sc).

 

BLANKET BORDER

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join Cranberry Pink colour yarn with slip stitch in centre dc(sc) of any corner 3-dc(sc) group; ch 1, reverse dc(sc) in same dc(sc), reverse dc(sc) in next dc(sc) and each dc(dc) around; join with slip stitch to first dc(sc), finish off.

 

FLOWER MOTIF

With Rose Pink colour yarn ch 4, join last ch to the first ch with slip st to form a ring.

 

Rnd 1: *[3 tr(dc) cluster, ch 2] into the ring*, repeat from* to* 4 more times, join with slip st to first 3 tr(dc) cluster, finish off.

 

Rnd 2: join Blue colour yarn with slip st under any ch 2 of previous round, 4 dc(sc) under the same ch 2 of the previous round, skip 3 tr(dc) cluster, *4 dc(dc) under next ch 2 of previous round, skip 3 tr(dc) cluster*, work from* to* to the end of round, join with slip stitch to first dc(sc), finish off.

 

Rnd 3: join Cranberry Pink colour yarn with slip stitch to first dc(sc) of any 4-dc(sc) group of previous round, *ch 3 (counts as first tr(dc)), tr(dc) in the same dc(sc), 2 dtr(tr) in next 2 dc(sc), 2 dtr(tr) in next dc(sc), 2 tr(dc) in next dc(sc), slip stitch in next dc(sc)*, repeat from* to* to the end of round, finish off leaving longer yarn for sewing the flower motif on the blanket.

 

DUMMY MOTIF

With White colour yarn and crochet hook No3.25 (D/3) ch 3, join last ch to the first ch with slip stitch to form a ring.

 

Rnd 1: ch 1, 8 dc(sc) into the ring, join with a slip stitch to first dc(sc), finish off: 8 dc(sc).

 

Rnd 2: join Cranberry Pink colour yarn with slip stitch to any dc(sc), ch1, 2 dc(sc) in the same dc(sc), 2 dc(sc) in next dc(sc) and each dc(sc) across to the end of row, join with slip stitch to first dc(sc), finish off: 16 dc(sc).

 

 

 

 

 

MOTIF BODY CHARTS