One of the women at Church is pregnant and so we threw her a small baby shower after the Service on Palm Sunday. I had been wanting to start a bigger crochet project so this was the perfect time! I decided to make a baby blanket but also sew a piece of flannel cotton fabric on the back so that it would be warmer and softer.
|I hemmed the fabric so that it would have a nice finished edge|
|I pinned the fabric to the back of the blanket so that the sizes would match up when I sewed the two pieces together|
|The finished project!|
|I also made two pacifier clips|
Baby Blanket Pattern
Lion Brand Pound of Love in Bubblegum
piece of fabric as large as blanket
Step 1: Chain approximately 100. Depending on the yarn and hook size that you use, I just chained an amount that would equal 38 inches (I bought by fabric before I made the blanket so I would recommend crocheting the size of blanket you want then buying the fabric to fit)
Step 2: Start at 2nd chain from hook and Single crochet the entire row, Chain 1 and turn
Step 3: Double Crochet in 2nd chain, then Single Crochet in 3rd Chain. Repeat alternating Double and Single crochets until the end of the row, chain 1 and turn
Step 4: Depending on the last stitch of the previous row, you will do the opposite. For example if you ended the row on a double crochet, then the new row will start with a single crochet. Just keep alternating double and single the entire row. You will always double crochet in the previous row single crochet and the opposite for single crochet. This creates a nice textured pattern.
Step 5: Continue alternating until your blanket is a square (or any size you want). You can check to see if the blanket is a square by folding adjacent corners together. If they fit together, then the blanket is a square. If is it hard to get them to fold nicely, you need to make it larger. You can also measure it!
Step 6: Finish the blanket with a row of single crochet. Then a row of single crochet the entire edges of the blanket to give a smooth foundation row to sew to. Weave in the ends
Step 7: Iron and Hem your fabric to a size that will fit the blanket.
Step 8: Pin the Blanket and the fabric together.
Step 9: Hand stitch.
Step 10: Admire your work and take plenty of pictures, then give your project away and enjoy the reaction of the recipient.
Notes: I used one whole skein of the Pound of Love and needed just a little bit more of another to finish a few rows and the edges.
Let me know if you try this pattern out, I would love to see pictures. Look forward to more crochet projects!!
With His Love,