This Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is perfect for a baby boy or girl! It uses two strands of worsted weight yarn and an 8.0 mm hook, so it works up fairly quick. I promise, it’s easier than it looks! It’s all half double crochet and once you get the hang of the repeat, you’ll be hooking this baby blanket up in no time! After making my Buffalo Check Cowl last month I knew I wanted to make an entire blanket with this pattern! But this time I changed it up a bit. Instead of using 3 separate colors, I used 2 and then combined them to make the light gray color. I love the results!
The blanket is a receiving blanket size, but can easily be made bigger or smaller. Because it uses double strands of worsted weight yarn it’s a very warm and snuggly blanket. I used Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Gray Heather and Off White. I really love how the neutrals work together! And because it’s a tween yarn with a lot of speckles, you can’t really see the yarn being carried throughout. These colors really work well together to hide the color changes.
Neutrally Gingham Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
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Caron Simply Soft Tweeds in Gray Heather (4 skeins) and Off White (4 skeins)
L/8.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
**Ch 1 does not count as hdc**
Approximate Finished Size
43” wide x 36” tall
8 hdc = 4”
7 rows = 4”
NOTES ON HOW TO CREATE GINGHAM
– Each color section consists of 10 stitches and is worked with 2 strands of yarn, with the 3rd carried along to the next color section
– In the 10th stitch of each color section, start a hdc and stop with 3 loops on the hook, pick up the colors for the next section and pull those color through (do not fasten off any colors, carry the extra strand)
– Continue with the new color for 9 stitches, on the 10th stop with 3 loops on the hook, pull through the next colors, (again, do not fasten off, carry the third color to the next section)
– Remember NOT to fasten off in the row. The pattern will indicate when you should fasten off
– When carrying yarn throughout it can become loose. Remember to tighten it before re-joining
Starting with 2 strands of Gray
Ch 91 (to change size, ch a multiple of 30 +1)
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in next 9, *join Off White and drop 1 strand of gray in the last step of last hdc, pull through 1 strand Off White and 1 strand Gray
hdc in next 10 stitches, join gray and drop Off White in the last step of the last hdc*
Repeat from * to * across. You will end the row with 5 sections of gray and 4 sections of gray/off white (90 hdc)
Do not fasten off
Continuing with the 2 strands of gray, carrying the off white
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, and repeat the pattern for row 1, making sure to line up the color sections and keeping the carried strand of yarn tight
Each color pattern is for 8 rows, in the next rows you will change patterns. Fasten off 1 strand of gray, bring up another strand of Off White
Working with 1 strand Off White and 1 strand Gray, carrying 1 strand Off White
Row 9 – 16: ch 1, turn, hdc in 10 stitches, *join Off White and drop gray in the last step of last hdc, pull through 2 strands Off White, hdc in 10 stitches, join gray and drop 1 Off White in the last step of the last hdc* repeat from * to * across. You will end the row with 5 sections gray/off white and 4 sections off white. (90 hdc)
Do not fasten off
Repeat rows 1 – 16 to row 56 (or until desired length)
Fasten off, Weave in all your ends
Join 2 strands of gray yarn in a corner
Row 1: ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) In corner space, hdc evenly across to next corner* repeat form * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Row 2: Join 2 strands of off white to a corner, ch 2 *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in each stitch to next corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
And you’re done! I hope you love your new blanket!
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Can I make this using a single strand of Caron One Pound ? I would like to make a blanket that is 46×56 inches. Can you tell me how to adjust the pattern for this?
Hi! With 1 strand you’ll want to use a 4.5 mm – 6.0 mm hook. I would ch a multiple of 30 + 1 that closely matches the size you want 🙂
Thank you for posting this great pattern! Do you have any pointers on how to avoid the yarn getting the yarn all twisted? I’m finding that I need to untwist after every 10 stitches before switching colours.
Hi! Sorry, I don’t I had to untangle mine often, too :/
If I didn’t want to carry the yarn through the other colors, do you think it would work to just pull the color up from the row below when you get to the color change? I hope this makes sense.
Hi! If you were to do that, it will show on the outside of the project 🙂