I loved this blanket for its simplicity and elegance. And I've used this same blanket for each one of my little babes.
I still love this blanket for its simplicity and elegance, and my hope is that you will too.
1 ½ cones (about 920-1035 yards) 100 % cotton 4-ply yarn in ecru
size J (6mm) crochet hook
4” x 4” = 12 dc x 6 rows
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
36” x 36”
ch = chain sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet sp = space
sk = skip st(s) = stitches
Note: Ch 3 at beginning of dc rows DOES count as a stitch.
Row 1: Skip first 3 ch, dc in next 107 ch; Ch 3, turn. (108 stitches)
Row 2-52: Dc in the back loop of each dc across; Ch 3, turn.
Row 53: dc in the back loop of each dc across, DO NOT fasten off; turn work to begin shell border.
*Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, 2 times. Sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st; continue from * around the entire main body. Join with a sl st at the beginning ch 3. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Thanks for sharing. I was eying it at Martha's trying to figure it out myself. Now I don't have to.
Well we love our baby blanket! Love wrapping my little one up at night with love from Rayn!!
Thank you for sharing this. It is lovely.
Thanks - I am trying to make this for my baby on the way. I'm a beginner, so I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'the back loop of each dc'? Could you maybe post a pic?! I think the blanket is beautiful.
victoria, i just put a picture for back loops in the sidebar. i am left-handed so i linked to a right-handed page. let me know if i can answer any other questions.
Thanks - I'm 30 rows into the blanket and it's looking lovely!
How beautiful! It's on my "to-make" list! I love it!
Rachel @ Maybe Matilda
CAN I USE THIS IN A SOFTER YARN FOR A CHRISTIANING BLANKET. ALSO I WOULD LIKE USE WHITE
Thank you for posting this pattern. I just finished a pink one using Pound of Love acrylic yarn as that's what I had on hand. I've purchased some cotton for the next one. I love that it is so simple, yet so pretty! If you want to see my version, check my blog www.seamswell.blogspot.com
I just finished this using Peaches and Creme yarn on the cone in Billowing Blue. I'm making two more blankets, one in Peaches and Creme Pageantry and the other in Red Heard Super Saver Perfect Pink. Thank you for a beautiful and easy pattern!
for some reason i cannot leave a comment on your blog. (i couldn't comment on my own blog until i changed the comment settings.) so i hope you find this...
the part where you wrote,"i'm actually very excited that she'd going to school because i never thought she would be able to go to school" touched my mother heart so very deeply.
Absolutely love this!! Thank you for posting!! I am very new to crocheting and had a silly question.. When you said to crochet into the back loop (so the part of the stitch farthest from you), I get that, but once you turn the work, is the back loop still considered the part of the stitch farthest from you? Or because this is now the back of the work, it'll now be the stitch closest to you? I hope that's not too silly or complicated to understand.. but I just want to make sure I'm doing it right! Thanks again!! =)
Hi...thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. I am having trouble with the border though. I am doing fine, until I get to the sides of the blanket. How do we go down the sides? Thanks in advance for any help on this. YarnySongs :)
when you turn the work, keep working in the farthest loop from you. i'm glad you asked!
it's easier to make the border on the top and bottom ends because the chains from the previous rows are visible. the sides are a bit different, however. there are no visible stitches, right?
i hope i can make this clear in writing...
going down the sides i continue by making 3 chains and 2 double crochets. when i get to the slip stitch that anchors to the main body, i sort of lay the shell/scallop down and join it where it falls. it should be about the length of your double crochets.
i hope this helps. let me know if you have more questions.
Thanks so much for sharing this. It was just what I was looking for. A bit stylish, not a granny square in sight and imminently practical. Love your work!
This is Beautiful. Thank You so much for sharing!!
Thank you so much for sharing, it's just beautiful. Just found out I'm going to be a grandmom and can't wait to make it for the baby!!
I found this on Ravelry and made two for a friend that is having twins, a boy and a girl.
I liked the simplicity and the weight of it, I prefer a less lacy or open crochet pattern.
I used a bright blue and bright pink and they turned out great.
My friend loves them!
Thanks for the pattern!
23 rows in and in love TFS
Thank you so much for this pattern! I am making it right now and it is working up beautifully.
I just finished this pattern! I did it with three strands of multi-colored yarn, held together....it looks beautiful, and so cushy! I'm new to crochet (taught myself about 2 weeks ago) and this was perfect! Way faster than knitting - which I've been doing for years!
i am so happy that so many of you have enjoyed this pattern! thank you for letting me know.
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!! I am a beginner (to say the least ;)) and this BEAUTIFUL blanket is very very easy!!! I may even do another one in a different color because I love it so much! THANKS!!
I just finished this blanket yesterday & I love how it turned out! And so did the mom-to-be that I gave it to :) Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us!
love your blanket is it okay to make these for charity purposes i would post it on my blog www.byhookandwire.com
yes. i would love you to use it for charity purposes!
I have a question, do you place a dc in the chain 3 stitch at the end of the row? Thanks!
no, i don't place a dc in the chain 3 at the end of the row.
Once you make the 110 chains and you need to start the first row...do you chain 3 then start dc after you skip 3 or immediately start dc after 110 and no chains?
I found the pattern on Ravelry and followed it over here. What a beautiful baby blanket! I just so happen to have 3 cones of ecru Sugar n Cream cotton yarn :) I am going to make this for my nephew and his wife - they are expecting their first baby in April. I think this beautiful blanket will be a wonderful heirloom. Thank you so much for the pattern!
Thank you so much for this pattern! My oldest friend was expecting her first baby and I couldn't be there so I wanted to make something really special, but I just learned to crochet more than a chain stitch about 2 months ago :-) so I wanted something that wouldn't be too difficult. I especially wanted a blanket that didn't have lots of holes that little toes could get caught in. I just finished your pattern and it was perfect! I can't wait to send it to her. I will definitely be making this for more friends' babies in the future! :-)
Here is what mine looks like http://www.ravelry.com/projects/natlig/classic-baby-blanket
Lovely pattern...pretty and finishes up quick...working on my second one for my daughter expecting in June. Thanks for sharing it
Hi, I'm working on this blanket for my daughter! I decided to make it a little longer, though, and have added more rows. Does it need to be a specific multiple of a number in order for the shell border to fit? Hope this makes sense, I'm rather inexperienced and don't know all the correct terms. Thanks!
I'm a little confused about the shell border. The first part...(*Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, 2 times. Sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st;) makes sense to me. However, the next part (continue from * around the entire main body. Join with a sl st at the beginning ch 3.) does not. Could you maybe clarify this section a little bit for me? Thanks
Thank you so much for posting this. I am knitting one for my hope chest, and I will do one for my friends granddaughter once they know the sex (or I'll go with a neutral color).
Love how easy it is, but it looks really nice.
do the part that makes sense to you starting with the * over and over again all the way around the double crochet "square" blanket. when you get to where you started, join with a slip stitch and weave in the ends.
i hope that makes sense.
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