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