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Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

crochet baby blanket pattern-crochet baby hat pattern Easy Baby Blanket and Baby Hat Set {Free Crochet Pattern} My friends have just had baby Boys! and I was looing for nice crochet pram blanket,  and matching crochet hat set. To make as a gift, I found lots of beautiful girly ones, but  I struggled to find boyish blankets. I  wanted to make sure that it was cosy but also looked like modern for them. I love how easily this stitch works up using combinations of  (sk 1 single crochet, 2 single crochet in next sc} 
It  also gives this blanket a cosy texture.
I used a wool arran, with cotton mix
(I was given the wool so I am unsure of its actual make.)

However I would  say its Arran /worsted weight. It you are using a lighter wool make sure you follow the size guidelines. And I would recommend lining it, with a cosy fleece.


I used a very soft cotton wool mix blend Aran (worsted weight)
And a 4.00mm Hook

Gauge on a blanket with a pattern stitch is not so important. I go by measurements.  IF you have not been given measurements then a good rule of thumb for making a pram cover or blanket is
Baby Pram cover or Blanket size.

 W75cm x L100cm - 30 inches x 39 inches .

Ch 101 Loosely.  (or until desired width is achieved)

Row 1:  2 sc in 3rd ch from hook. (Sk next ch, 2 sc in next ch) across to end,  turn — 100 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sk first sc, 2 sc in next sc (sk 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across to end,  turn — 100 sts.

Repeat Row 2 until blanket is 30 inches. (or desired length)

Edging: 
Round 1: Ch 1, dc in each dc across to end of row,  work 3 dc in  last stitch {corner turn) dc evenly across left edge. 3 dc in last stitch {corner turn}
 Dc in bottom loop of each ch across to end, 3 sc in last loop {corner}
Dc evenly across last edge to end, 3 more dc in last sp; join with sl st to first dc of rnd  {corner}

Rd 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp). (Sk 1 sc, 5dc in next sc, ch 1) across to corner.
(2Dc in same sc, ch 1) 2 times more (corner turned). Repeat around for next three sides of blanket, only repeating last (dc in same sc, ch1) one time in last corner.
Join with sl st to 3 rd ch of 1 st ch-4.
 Fasten off.
To finish,  you can weave a ribbon of your chosen colour through the Dc round of blanket edge.



Easy Crochet Hat Pattern with Pom Pom - Newborn - 3 months

Using same yarn and 4.0mm UK hook, hat is worked in Half Double Crochet, this gives a good bit of stratch in the stitch and makes for an excellent baby hat.

abreviations:
sl st to join = slip stitch to join
hdc= Half Double Crochet
FP HDC- Working hdc around the front post of the previous rounds hdc {this creates the ribbed effect for the brim}

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Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
Round 1:
Magic Circle 10 hdc and pull to tighten slip stitch to join
 OR { chain 5 slip stitch into first chain to create a circle and work 10 hdc, slip stitch to join. chain 2 
Rnd 2: {2hdc in each stitch around} Repeat {} around, (increase made in every stitch around) slip stitch to join Chain 2
Rnd 3: {1 hdc, 2hdc in next stitch} Repeat {} around  (increase made in every 2nd sttich around)slip stitch to join Ch2:
Rnd 4:  {work hdc in next 2 stitches. 2hdc in next stitch}  Repeat {} around  (increase made in every 3rd stitch around) slip stitch to join, ch2
Rnd 5: {work hdc in next 3 Stitches,  2hdc in next stitch}   Repeat {} around  ( Increase mad ein every 4th stitch around) slip stitch to join, ch2
Rnd 6- 12 hdc around, slp st to join, chain2. 
Rnd 12-15: 
(Working in front and back posts alternatively of previous round ) 
{1 front post hdc, 1 back post hdc}  repeat around to create the ribbing. slip to join, chain 2.
 Fasten off and weave in ends.


I love making baby blankets, the wools we have to choose from is unbelieveable, I have several books by my side when I am crocheting like the
The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic and Original Patterns I have made some beautiful pieces using some of these easy to follow stitches. I also sit at nigh time and can make up a crochet square of the stitch using scrap yarn, once I have a few of them I stitch together and donate to the local elderly Folks home. where they love getting these simple lapghans.



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