Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern HOW TO Easy Crochet V Stitch Baby Afghan

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern HOW TO Easy Crochet V Stitch Baby Afghan
If you are looking for an easy crochet baby blanket pattern (great for beginners), but looks impressive! then this free patterns is just for you
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I love the simple yet elegant effect you can achieve using the v-stitch for a crochet baby blanket. It creates a warm and cosy crocheted blanket for baby and is an easy crochet pattern to follow or to use to create your own pattern.



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The Complete Book of Crochet stitch Designs

The V (shown in pic) is made up of 
 Dc, ch 1, dc in the chain space created by the previous rows V stitch)








Suitable hook size 4.5-5.5mm / I-9 to K-10
Suitable Yarn /sport, baby But I love working this up in a chunky Aran 4/5. 
Finished size is 25" x 35" perfect for a stroller pram receiving blanket for extra warmth.

Crochet your starting chain.
Suggested starting 
chain 88 (or any multiples of 2)

Row1: dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 1, skip next ch, *dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in same ch. Skip next 2 chs.* Repeat the sequence * *  across the row. Until the Last 3 chs.  ch 1, skip 1 ch, then work 1 dc in each of the last chs.
ch 3, turn.
Row 2: (your turning chain counts as the first Dc in the row.)
Dc in next dc. Ch 1, work 1 v stitch (dc,ch1,dc) in the middle of every previous rows V st across the row. Until last 2 dcs Ch 1, skip next ch, work 1 dc in  last 2 Dc.  (the last Double Crochet is worked into the top of ch3)
You Will continue working Row 2 for the rest of the the length you wish to make the baby blanket. 

Here is a close up of working in the First and Last Stitches :)

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern HOW TO Easy Crochet V Stitch Baby Afghan



Stitch reference found The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns  
I finished the blanket in a simple Double crochet around, making 3 double crochet in each corner stitch. Which you could also thread a ribbon around to give a professional finish to the blanket. 
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once you have mastered the v-stitch you can create beautiful crochet edgings for your blanket like this lacy V stitch effect. 


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I just love crocheting baby blankets, and recently came across the Corner to corner also referred to as the c2c
See the pattern here with a helpful tutorial
And if like me you love crocheting blankets see my

crochet blanket stitches-free crochet patternsI love to try new stitches whilst making blankets, my favourite crochet stitch book is the The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic and Original Patterns I am never stuck for ideas, and I regularly give the book to my prospective customers and if they like a stitch they can customise their own blanket designs. These crochet stitches are amazing and give charts and diagrams to follow.

Or see my favourite Baby Afghan book review and why I cant live without it here

14 comments:

S. Mahmood said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. As a beginner I love the ease with which you post your directions and photographs. I can't wait to make them all! Thanks again :-)

Debbie D said...

Hi Lisa, do you know how much yarn you used for this blanket?I,d like to know before I order yarn, thanks


Lisa Auch said...

Hi Debbie 2 100g balls of Baby Soft DK (This is a UK yarn) But the blanket would be suitable in any yarn of your choice :)

Monica Shaw said...

I love your pattern for this blanket. It's so simple and elegant! I am also going to use it as a pattern for prayer blankets (shawls), since it seems like it will be fairly quick to work up, especially with a larger hook. Thank you so much for sharing. I just restarted crocheting about a year ago, so am a relative newbie. Thanks again for sharing!

Anna Geraghty said...

Could you tell me how wide your pattern makes this blanket? I know I can make it as long as I need. I am looking at making a blanket roughly 35" x 27". I know I could crochet a test piece but I thought I would ask before buying the wool. Thank you so much.

Lisa Auch said...

Hi Anna the finished blanket size is 25" x 35"

Felechia Williams said...

Hi Lisa, love the patter, having trouble getting 20 shells out of pattern, what am I doing wrong, first try got 14, next time 18, and this is chaining 121? Thanks for help..Fe

Felechia Williams said...

Hi Lisa me again, would like to make it larger, what do you recommend?thanks

Lisa Auch said...

Hi Felicia
I take it you are making the SHELL BLANKET http://www.crochet-patterns-free.com/2014/03/free-crochet-baby-blanket-pattern-in.html ?
chain 122 to start and make sure you start by 1x single crochet in the 2nd chain from hook , skip 2 chains, make 5double crochet in next chain, (3rd chain from the single crochet) - repeat this pattern ALL the way along and ensure you finish on a single crochet in the LAST chain, before you turn your work = 20 shells complete

Lisa Auch said...

Please follow the instructions I have given to make the blanket bigger

Lisa Auch said...

Please follow the instructions I have given to make the blanket bigger

Lisa Auch said...

Felicia can you confirm if it is THIS V stitch or the shell stitch pattern you want to make bigger

If it is this pattern (V SITICH) then you can chain the length you require as LONG as you can DIVIDE it by 2 ( follow the sequence and it will work out - 2,4,6,8,10.....100chs....200chs....280chs...

If it is for the shell blanket you need to chain the length required (as long as you can DIVIDE it equally by 6 and add 2 to the final chain) 6, 12, 18, 24....60 ....120 then add on an extra 2 chains.....

Jan Chapman said...

Hi Lisa, Just wanted to double check before I started this blanket whether the terminology is US or UK. Thanks for the pattern it looks lovely, can't wait to make it!

Lisa Auch said...

Hi Jan - yes all patterns are written in US :)

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