Cozy Striped Baby Blanket

This Cozy Striped Baby Blanket is a lovely, modern looking crochet blanket that’s very warm and nice. The blanket in the picture is made from Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in Oxford Gray and White. The pattern is also written with these colors, but you can use any 2 colors you like.

FINISHED SIZE:

Approx. 37″ wide / 41.5″ long unblocked

GAUGE:

4″ = 9 dc2tog stitches and 6 rows

Materials Needed:

900-1000 yards of worsted weight #4 yarn in gray

150-200 yards of worsted weight #4 in white

6 mm crochet hook (7mm hook optional for foundation chain)

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch Markers (optional)

Abbreviations (US Terms):

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

mini cl st = mini cluster stitch

dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

slp st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Mini cluster stitch – To perform this stitch:

  1. Yarnover and insert your hook into the stitch.
  2. Grab the yarn, pull through 2 loops,
  3. Yarnover, grab the yarn and pull through (now you have 4 loops on your hook).
  4. Yarnover and pull through all 4 loops.

DC2TOG – To perform this stitch:

  1. In the first st, yarnover and insert your hook into the st.
  2. Grab the yarn, pull through 2 loops.
  3. Yarnover and insert your hook into the next st.
  4. Grab the yarn, pull through 2 loops.
  5. Yarnover, pull through the 3 remaining loops.

ADDITIONAL NOTESFoundation Chain and Tension

For the foundation chain, either use a hook size larger or chain very loosely. If after the 2nd row, you notice that your work is forming into a rainbow shape, check to make sure your foundation chain is not too tight. Consistent tension is also very important. If you still experience curling, lay your work out and make sure it’s straight. If it is straight, then the curling will work itself out as the blanket gets longer. If not, then adjust your try to adjust your tension to correct this.

BLANKET PATTERN

Ch. 87 (or any even number +1) – chain very loosely, or use a larger hook size only for the chain.

Row 1: In gray, sc in each st across. Ch. 1, turn. (86 sts.)

Row 2: In gray, dc in the same st as the ch. 1. *dc2tog in the 2nd and 3rd st, dc2tog in the 3rd and 4th st)* Repeat from * to * until the last st. Dc in the last st. (The last stitch should have the 2nd half of the dc2tog and 1 dc.) Ch. 1, turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2 for 4 more rows. Change color to white. Ch 1, and turn.

Row 7: In white, repeat row 2 for 1 row. Change color to gray. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8-59: Repeat rows 2 thru 7. Change to white. Ch 1, turn to start the border.

BORDER

Round 1: In white, sc in each st around with 3 sc st in the corners. Slp st to the first st. Ch. 1 to begin the next round.

Round 2: Put a mini cl st in each st after the ch 1 until you reach the last st before the corner. In the last st before the corner, put 1 hdc. Then, put 3 hdc in the corner st then another hdc in the next st. After that, put a mini cl st in each st until you reach the next corner and repeat the instructions for the first corner in each corner after that. At the end of the round slp st to the first st and fasten off.

Weave in your ends and enjoy :).

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