I loveee the Bernat Baby Blanet Yarn.
It makes a soft, lush and chunky baby blanket and is perfect as a car seat/stroller blanket.
Because of the thickness of the yarn, it works up super fast and in less time and effort you have a good size blanket that can be used in multiple ways 🙂
This blanket is special to me as I am making it for a new addition to our family. My sister is expecting a baby and she is due in December. They didn’t want to know the gender of the baby so made this neutral shade baby blanket.
This is my first pattern that I came up with and has Chain stitch, Front loop Single crochet (FLSC) & Front loop double crochet (FLDC) stitches.
Here is a tutorial to learn FLSC/FLDC stitch – click here.
Finished blanket is close to 30in*30in and you need a Size 10 crochet hook.
Step 1 : Foundation Stitch – Chain stitch 60 or equals 30 inches in length.
Step 2 : Row 1- In 2nd chain from hook FLSC (Front loop single crochet) in every chain across and turn.
Row 2– Chain 1 and repeat FLSC (Front loop single crochet) in every stitch and turn.
Row 3 – Chain 2 and FLDC (Front loop double crochet) in every stitch and turn. Repeat this for next 4 stitches and turn.
With this the width of the blanket will total to 7 inches.
Step 3 – Repeat Step 2 for next 4 times – so it come to 28 inches ( 7 in *4 = 28)
Step 4 – End the blanket by adding one more FLSC (front loop single crochet) and continue to make a single crochet stitch all around the blanket. That will be the finishing stitch and will make the total size of the blanket approx 30 in * 30 in.
And that’s it you have a beautiful chunky and soft baby blanket ready. And I love the FLDC stitch because it creates a beautiful ridge pattern unlike DC (double crochet) stitch.
This blanket makes great baby shower gifts or new born and is super easy to work with. The total time took for me is 6-8 hours.