The Milan Baby Blanket is a gorgeous crochet blanket that has wonderful texture and is simple and easy to make. Once you memorize the two row repeat, you’ll be able to work on this blanket while watching a movie or listening to your favorite YouTube video or podcast. This blanket was made with Premier Bamboo Fair Yarn in Spring Water, Lakeside, and Alabaster with a 3.5 mm hook. If you’re using a different size yarn, adjust the hook size according to the yarn and follow the instructions to create a blanket for your desired length and width.
Approx. 34″L x 34″W unblocked
20 double crochet stitches across and 11 rows = 4″
2 skeins of Premier Bamboo Fair Yarn in Spring Water (or 546 yards of #3 weight yarn)
2 skeins of Premier Bamboo Fair Yarn in Lakeside (or 546 yards of #3 weight yarn)
2.5 skeins of Premier Bamboo Fair Yarn in Alabaster (or 820 yards of #3 weight yarn, this is the same color used for the border)
3.5 mm hook
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
slp st(s) = slip stitch / stitches
st/sts = stitch/stitches
ch = chain
The color change every 4 rows is optional. If you choose to make a blanket of 1 color for the body, then you need 6 skeins of Bamboo Fair yarn in your main color (approx. 1,638 yards #3 weight yarn) and 1 skein Bamboo Fair yarn for the border (approx 200 yds #3 weight yarn).
Ch. 166 (or any multiple of 4 +1 +1), turn.
Row 1: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (165 sts – each row should have 165 sts going forward).
Rows 2: Sc in the first st *skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next st, skip 1 st, sc in the next st,* repeat from * to * until the end of the row ending in sc. Ch 3, then turn.
Row 3: Dc in the same st as the ch 3, *skip 1 st, fpdc in the center st of the shell in the previous row, skip 1 st, 3 dc in the next st* repeat from * to * until you have completed the last shell (there should be 4 sts left). Skip 1 st, fpdc in the next st, skip 1 st, 2 dc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 until the end: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (changing color every 4 rows) until the blanket is 34″ long (or until you’ve reached the desired length).
Cut the yarn, weave in the ends.
Rounds 1-3: SC in each st around, put 3 sc in the corners, ch 1.
Optional Round 4: *Slp st in the first st, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in the next st, skip 1 st,* repeat from * to * ending in a slp st. Place 3 hdc in each corner st. Start each side after the corner sts with a slp st. Slp st to the first st.
Cut the yarn, weave in the ends, and enjoy!
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