Twelve years ago, when I had my first baby, my great-aunt Maureen gave me a beautiful gift. The gift was a crocheted baby blanket.
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.