Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Baby Color Blocked Blanket: Easy Crochet Pattern For Beginners

The color blocked pattern has been making many appearances lately, and I really love the simplistic and unfledged look of it. When I was asked to create a baby blanket for a recent custom order, this was one of the first designs that popped into my mind. Other baby color blocked blankets I've seen have been in bright hues and give off a fun and loud vibe. I wanted to go with a softer more neutral color palette for this blanket that is cozy and calming for a newborn. This is a gender neutral blanket, and I really love how the tight small stitches of the single crochet stitch and the simple neutral colors came together. I find it so comforting and perfect for a little winter babe.

This pattern is perfect for beginners, because it only uses one basic stitch, and you don't have to worry about counting rows. Even if you are an advanced crocheter, this pattern is great for working on while being preoccupied with oh I don't know you're favorite t.v. show, little ones running around and demanding attention, in the midst of doing laundry or cooking, etc.
Materials: worsted weight yarn in 4 neutral colors, size 5mm crochet hook, scissors, measuring tape

Abbreviations: chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc)

Instructions:
Step 1 - Using your first color ch 89. sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (Your piece should measure about 26" across).
Step 2 - *Turn and ch 1. sc in each stitch across.* repeat until piece measures 7 1/2 inches long. Change colors.
Step 3 - Repeat Step 2 with remaining 3 colors. Fasten Off and weave in ends. The blanket should measure approximately 26" wide x 30" long.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, do you happen to remember which yarn and which colors you used? I just love it so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there! I'm so sorry I can't remember the name of each yarn! I know that the off white and gray yarns were I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and the butter and tan yarns were a Michael's brand yarn. All acrylic. Looking back, I wish I'd have used a soft cotton.

      Delete
  2. This blanket is exactly what I am looking for! I love the tight weave look and think using a soft cotton will be perfect! Do you happen to have a simple edging pattern to add a little finish to this beautiful blanket?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think cotton would work wonderfully for this design! I think maybe a single crocheted border would look nice. Just join at any point on the edge and crochet your way around a few times. On the corner stitches crochet a single crochet, chain 1, and single crochet again to round them out. There are a lot of fancy edge tutorials all over the web, but I personally would keep it as simple as possible for this sweet design^_^ Hope that helps!

      Delete
  3. I love this and cannot wait to make one! Do you know how many yards you used of each color? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm happy to hear you like the design^_^ I believe I used around 200 yards for each section/color.

      Delete