FREE Crochet Pattern Baby Blanket EASY - Little Clouds Crochet Blanket Pattern

A free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Blanket which resembles little fluffy clouds. So Easy and Perfect for even Beginners.
I am so excited for a dear friend who is expecting their first baby. After a few heartbreaking years and lots of trying she is finally going to be a mum. So I was asked to create a special cosy crochet blanket for the new arrival. she had asked me for a large baby blanket that could also be used as a shawl. So this is actually a pretty BIG baby blanket. However it is an easy repetitive stitch , and actually works up in no time.
After trying out several multiple stitches worked together, getting so far and then not liking the texture or look of the blanket, Finally I settled on the effect created by working sc/2dc in the same stitch  it looked perfect in the white yarn and I loved how quickly a nice soft blanket started to develop. The texture reminds me of fluffy little white clouds. And it is really soft and warm. This is a great pattern for working on whilst watching your favorite TV show as the repetition is so easy. Beginners please do not be put off by how impressive this blanket is as its a Great crochet project for a beginner too.


Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern



I used Double Knit /light worsted in White, (11 balls of 100grms) this blanket could also fit over a single bed as a cover.
However you CAN use any type of yarn and crochet hook size you wish by following the instructions on how to make the blanket any size you wish Pattern is written in US Terms.

The starting Chain is worked in multiples of 3 + 2
Pattern stitch is: sc/2dc in same stitch

TO MAKE THE BLANKET ANY SIZE YOU WANT

Crochet a starting chain to the size you need, make sure you can divide the total amount of chains by 3, then add 2 more chains and follow the pattern below from row 1.

Start Blanket with  a 5.00mm hook 

Chain 161 (very loosely, or consider starting with a bigger hook) (This made my blanket 45 inches WIDE) Remember your tension may be different from mine, you may need to go up a hook or down a hook size, OR change your starting chain as long as you have a Multiple of 3 + 2

Change here to a 4.50mm hook and continue using for the rest of the blanket

Row 1:  {1sc, 2dc}in 2nd ch from hook, * skip 2ch's, {1sc, 2dc} in next ch, * rpt from * * to last 3ch's, skip 2ch's, 1sc in last ch. Turn. (53 shells)

Row 2: ch1, {1sc, 2dc} in base of ch1, * skip 2dc, {1sc, 2dc} in next sc,* rpt from * * to last 2dc and sc, skip 2dc, 1sc in last stitch. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 from here on in until you have reached desired length

simple crochet blanket stitch
Close up of First 2 Rows

DO NOT Break Yarn and continue working into the border. 

Crochet Border Blanket Pattern: 

Free Crochet border Pattern for Baby Blanket 

Rnd 1: ch3, and DC evenly along all 4 sides of the blanket,  making 3DCs in each corner. 

slip stitch to join into top of ch3 at start of round.

(we will thread the ribbon through this round.)

Rnd 2: ch4 (counts as dc + 1 ), dc all in base of chain4 . skip next 2 sts, {work dc,ch1, dc} = v stitch made. 

Continue Round by working , skip next 2 sts, {work dc,ch1, dc}, slip into the middle ch1 of first v stitch you made, at the corners DO NOT skip any stitches.....{work dc,ch1, dc} in each of the 3 double crochets of previous rounds

 ch3 (counts as hdc), 2dc in SAME space, chain 3, slip stitch into 1st chain of chain 3 (picot made) 2dc, hdc, - all in v of previous round. work 1 single crochet in next V of previous rounds.

continue working  *hdc, 2dc, ch3 slip into first chain (picot made), 2dc, hdc in previous rounds V stitch, single crochet in NEXT V*, work * * around. 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Thread a choice of color of ribbon around alternative posts of the double crochet round. 

Free Crochet Pattern for a Beautiful Baby blanket or Baby Shawl (LARGE)
Close Up of How Border is worked
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 As always you are Free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. However You Must NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, in part or whole anywhere else without my express written permission. You can share the picture of the finished item. With a link BACK to this page. You must NOT use my pictures in any way to sell YOUR Own Finished product You will NOT put this PATTERN (whole or in part) on to ANY other SITE online without my express written permission. This post may contain affiliate links.
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7 comments:

Lisa Auch said...

Hi Sue the pattern is actually really easy, you will create each(sc,dc,dc) shell into the sc of each previous rounds sc of shell. So you will skip the 2dcs, then create another shell into the sc.
Does this make sense... the shells are worked in every single crochet of previous rounds shell? please let me know how you get on 😁

Jeni said...

Please Lisa is it us or uk stitches.
Love the look of it

Jeni

Kwmom2 said...

I love this pattern, it was easy to follow but I am having a lot of trouble with it tilting. First of all I had to go up in hook size for the recommended hook size made it 12 inches to short, it was 33 inches wide and I wanted 45 went up to a J hook and problem solved. The second problem which is the one I am having is its tilting by 10 degrees on both sides, i double checked my stitch count and its the same as when i started but its now /_/ instead of l_l. I am afraid if I keep going its going to become more obvious and not sure how to fix this without completely frogging and starting over with another pattern.

Lisa Auch said...

Ensure you are always making the (sc,2dc) in each previous rows sc, at the end of row you will skip 2sts, and sc in the last stitch of row, chain 1 to turn and single crochet ,2dc into the base of the chain 1, ,skip the 2dc of previous row, and continue working in each single crochet of the(sc,2dc) clusters...... hope this helps

Janell Delaney said...

Thank you so much for this sweet pattern. I gave this a try even though it was only the second baby afghan I had attempted. The picot row was a little confusing -- because I struggle to read crochet patterns -- but it finally clicked after a bit. This pattern looks so sweet and makes me look like a better crocheter than I am. FIve minutes after I finished it, I started another one in a different color! A million thanks!

Lisa Auch said...

Awh how fantastic, I love the easy patterns that look very complicated and make us look great experienced crocheters

Anonymous said...

love the pattern, I've made it but confused on the trim edging.
Regards
Kim

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