This last week I have been looking up a lot of different patterns for baby blankets, so that I can make one for my sister’s new baby that was born on June 14th, 2017. I have found many cute ideas that have different detailed patterns, but I had already bought my yarn, at the beginning of the semester, before looking up patters to see what colors or weights (Medium, Bulky, Super Bulky, etc.) I needed. Therefore, I decided to look up patterns on Pinterest that were specifically for “Chunky Yarn” Baby Blankets. You can see in the picture above that I have pinned quite a few baby blanket patterns to my “Crocheting Ideas” board. If you want to look at my “Crocheting Ideas” board a little bit closer, feel free to do so.
I think that if I had held off on buying my yarn a little longer I would have made the baby blanket on the left, which was done by Sewrella, but maybe I will make that baby blanket as a gift for someone else, once they have a baby. Since I did not know what my sister’s baby’s gender was before picking the yarn, I decided to go with a yarn that had lots of colors in it (White, Yellow, Pink, and Blue). This way, no matter the gender, it would have a nice colorful blanket (But not that colors really matter anyways, when giving it to a boy or girl).
So, in the end I decided to pick a baby blanket pattern from Mrs. Brits blog. I chose this pattern because it was a pattern that consisted of more than just single crochet stitches, only used one color of yarn, and had a boarder. It also turned out that I had bought the exact same yarn to work with as Mrs. Brits used in her sample pictures. I also want to provide you all with the pattern, so that you can create your own crochet baby blanket for yourself or a friend one day.
To start off, I used Bernat “Pitter Patter” Baby Blanket yarn and since this yarn is a level 6 super bulky yarn, I decided to use a 8mm crochet hook, instead of a 9mm hook, like the pattern suggested because the 8mm was all that I had. So, since I was using a different sized hook, I had to change the number of stitches across to make the width of the blanket closer to 30″.
My Bernat Baby Blanket Pattern:
- When starting the new ball, don’t tie off the old and then start the new. Just tie the end of the new ball to the end of the old and keep going, crocheting in the knot. When you’re finished, weave in the ends.
- To make this blanket bigger/longer, you can do your beginning chain row as long as you like in an odd number. For length, just repeat rows 1-7 as you like, ending on a section of rows 1-6 + 1 row of sc (this is the edging for the top of the afghan).