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Sweetheart crocheted baby blanket

baby blanket crochet Nicki Trench

A gorgeous cot blanket or sitting-on-the-sofa-blanket. All the squares are exactly the same heart design, but made in a variety of pretty colours, making it a perfect project for beginner's to practice their techniques.

crocheted baby blanket

 

Skills needed:

  • Double crochet
  • Working in rows
  • Intarsia
  • Double crochet seam
  • Joining rounds with a slip stitch

 For more basic crochet techniques, check out our blog posts.

YARN

Rooster Almerino DK, 50% baby alpaca, 50% merino wool DK (light worsted) yarn, approx 113m (124yd) per 50g (1.oz) ball

10 balls of 201 Cornish (off white) (MC)

1 ball each of:

218 Starfish (orange)

219 Sandcastle (pale yellow)

205 Glace (pale blue)

203 Strawberry Cream (pale pink)

211 Brighton Rock (pink)

204 Grape (purple)

216 Pier (pale green)

215 Lilac Sky (pale lilac)

217 Beach (turquoise) (CC)

 

HOOK AND EQUIPMENT

3mm (US size D/3) crochet hook

Yarn sewing needle

 

TENSION

21 rows x 21 sts over a 10cm (4in) square, working double crochet using a 3mm (D/3) hook.

 

MEASUREMENTS

Finished blanket measures approx. 92 x 76.5cm (36 x 30.in).

 

ABBREVIATIONS

MC main colour

ch chain

RS right side of work

dc double crochet

st(s) stitch(es)

cont continu(e)(ing)

WS wrong side of work

* asterisk indicates beginning of a repeated section

ss slip stitch

rep repeat

tr treble

crocheted baby blanket 

 

Squares (make 63, 7 of each colour heart)

Using MC, make 22ch.

Row 1 (RS): 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. (21 dc)

Row 2: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1dc in each dc to end.

Rows 3–4: Rep Row 2.

 

Cont in dc throughout, following chart for Rows 5–16 to work the heart motif, and using one small ball of MC on each side of motif.

Read the chart from bottom up, working odd-number rows from right to left and even-number rows from left to right.

Using MC only, work 5 more rows in dc. Fasten off.

 

 

Making up and finishing

Lay the squares out on a flat surface in strips of 7 squares across by 9 squares down, so different colour hearts are arranged evenly across the blanket. Using A and with WS together, join the rows into strips using a double crochet seam, then join the strips together vertically.

 

For the edging

Round 1: Join A in top right-hand corner of blanket, make 1dc in same corner, *1dc in each st along edge to next corner, 2dc in corner sts; rep from * twice more, 1dc in each st along edge to last corner, 1dc in corner st, ss in first dc.

Round 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st along edge to next corner, 2dc in corner sts; rep from * twice more, 1dc in each st along edge to next corner, ss in first 1-ch.

Round 3: 3ch, 1tr in each st along edge to next corner, 2tr in corner sts; rep from * twice more, 1tr in each st along edge to next corner, ending 1tr in same space as first 3-ch, ss in top of first 3-ch.

Fasten off.

Sew in ends on WS. Block the blanket to size.

crocheted baby blanket

 

For more crocheted projects for beginner's, check out Learn to Crochet Granny Squares by Nicki Trench.



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