Block Stitch Baby Blanket

Block Stitch Baby Blanket – This lovely soft baby blanket started off as going to be crocheted with a main colour yarn and just a splash of colour, but ended with three different splashes.

Hope you enjoy experimenting with different shades between the blocks.

block stitch baby blanket

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I have used a worsted weight #4 yarn (aran for UK) with a 6.50mm for body of blanket and changed to a 5.50mm hook for the edging.

block stitch baby blanket

The block stitch baby blanket is a free crochet pattern, the written instructions are listed below for you in two formats.

So get your hooks and yarn and away you go!

rolled baby blanket

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Kerchief folded baby blanket

Block Stitch Baby Blanket UK

Pattern Number CNC373

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
ss.        Slip Stitch
tch.      Turning Chain

tr3tog.    Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 3tr into next stitch, yrh, pull through all loops.

Peaked tr3tog Group.   (tr3tog, 3ch, ss into 3rd ch from hook, tr3tog) into same stitch or space.

fptr.     Front Post Treble Crochet
Work tr around the front post of the stitch on row below.

3ch counts as first tr

Finished Measurement approx:  31 x 30 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

360 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in colour 1
Small amounts of King Cole Comfort Aran in contrast colours

6.50mm & 5.50mm Clover Crochet Hooks

TENSION – 4tr measures approx 1 inch across

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square folded baby blanket

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 3 + 1.

Using 6.50mm hook and colour 1 make 109ch, (RS) 1tr in 4th ch from hook 1tr into each ch to end. Fasten off. Turn. (106tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – Join in contrast colour make 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * make 2ch, miss 3tr, work 1dc into space between next 2tr, * (see pic) rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3tch, miss 3tr, 1dc into top of 3ch. Fasten off. Turn. (35, 2ch spaces)

WIP between

3rd Row – Join in color 1 make 3ch, work 3tr into each 2ch space to last dc, 1tr into last dc. Fasten off. Turn.

Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows until 33 more times. Fasten off. Turn.

With WS facing and using 5.50mm hook, join colour 1 to corner on side of blanket, work 105dc evenly into row ends to corner. Turn.

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Fasten off.

Join colour 1 to opposite side of blanket, work 105dc evenly into row ends to corner. Turn.

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn.

Border – 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc down first side of blanket, 3dc into dc, 1dc into each dc across top of blanket, 3dc onto corner, 1dc into each dc up second side of blanket, 3dc into dc, 1dc into each dc along bottom of blanket, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc. Turn.

Peaked Group Edge – (3ch, tr2tog, make 3ch, ss into 3rd ch from hook, tr3tog) into base of 3ch, miss 1dc, fptr around next dc, * miss 1dc, work peaked tr3tog group (see abbrev) into next dc, miss 1dc, fptr around next dc, * rpt from * to * to end.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

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USA format below:-

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block stitch baby blanket

Block Stitch Baby Blanket USA

Pattern Number CNC373

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.
        Wrong Side

RS.         Right Side
ch.          Chain
sc.          Single Crochet
dc.          Double Crochet
rpt.         Repeat
sl st.       Slip Stitch

tch.        Turning Chain

dc3tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 3dc in next stitch, yo, pull through all loops.

Peaked dc3tog Group.   (dc3tog, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, dc3tog) in same stitch or space.

fpdc.      Front Post Double Crochet
Work dc around the front post of the stitch on row below.

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished Measurement approx:  31 x 30 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

360 grams of King Cole Comfort Aran in color 1
Small amounts of King Cole Comfort Aran in contrast colors

An equivalent yarn would be a worsted weight #4

6.50mm & 5.50mm Clover Crochet Hooks

GAUGE – 4dc measures approx 1 inch across

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in multiples of 3 + 1.

Using 6.50mm hook and color 1 ch109, (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook 1dc in each ch to end. Fasten off. Turn. (106dc + ch3)

2nd Row – Join in contrast color ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * ch2, skip 3dc, work 1sc in space between next 2dc, * (see pic) rpt from * to * to last 3dc and 3tch, skip 3dc, 1sc in top of ch3. Fasten off. Turn. (35, ch2 spaces)

WIP between

3rd Row – Join in color 1 ch3, work 3dc in each ch2 space to last sc, 1dc in last sc. Fasten off. Turn.

Rpt 2nd & 3rd Rows until 33 more times. Fasten off. Turn.

With WS facing and using 5.50mm hook, join color 1 to corner on side of blanket, work 105sc evenly in row ends to corner. Turn.

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Join color 1 to opposite side of blanket, work 105sc evenly in row ends to corner. Turn.

Starting with ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Border – ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc down first side of blanket, 3sc in sc, 1sc in each sc across top of blanket, 3sc onto corner, 1sc in each sc up second side of blanket, 3sc in sc, 1sc in each sc along bottom of blanket, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Peaked Group Edge – (ch3, dc2tog, ch3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, dc3tog) in base of ch3, skip 1sc, fpdc around next sc, * skip 1sc, work peaked dc3tog group (see abbrev) in next sc, skip 1sc, fpdc around next sc, * rpt from * to * to end.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

block stitch baby blanket

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