Superbly Simple Baby Blanket by Heather C Gibbs | Keep Calm and Crochet On UK Blog

Superbly Simple Baby Blanket

Crochet
December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches
in 6 tr/dc sts or 2 clusters = 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm
4.0 mm (G)
1200 - 1350 yards (1097 - 1234 m)
36 x 36 inches / 91.4 x 91.4 cm
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This simple crochet baby blanket is an easy to follow pattern great for beginning crocheters to use for their very first crocheted afghans.

Worked in double knit this lightweight blanket is easy to memorise making it a perfect pattern for relaxing hooky time! However you may use any yarn type and hook size of your choice with this pattern (it’s that simple) so no need to worry about meeting a specific gauge.

Make it a baby sized blanket, as shown, or go as big as you like by simply adding more rounds! The addition of a simple border finishes off the blanket nicely. This pattern is my new favourite go-to blanket; as it’s an easy pattern it works up quickly - what more could you ask for!?

There are many options for how you could arrange colours on this blanket. A fab stash buster for using up odds and ends.

The gauge is not important in this pattern so try working it up in different hook and yarn sizes for smaller / warmer blankets.

Yarn: Weight #3 / Double Knit
4 x 100 g / 1200 m / 1300 yards
Unfortunately I only counted the total amount I used for the blanket but if I had to estimate on how much you need of each colour I would say I used 100g of the grey and 150g of the yellow and white.

Hook: 4 mm / US size G

31 Oct 2017 Edited to add: I was recently asked about adapting this blanket for preemie size. The yarn I used is double knit (8ply) and I used 100% acrylic. By working 27 rnds in total you should end up with approximately a 30” x 30” blanket (which many hospitals prefer for preemies - though you may wish to check first).

If you like this pattern then please come check out my other designs: www.ravelry.com/designers/heather-c-gibbs

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