Shades of Blue Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
Below you’ll find a free, corner to corner (C2C) baby blanket crochet pattern.
Please note: The yarn I originally used has since been discontinued, but you might either find it in your stash or you can substitute for any other #3 light worsted. I’d love to see pictures with whatever you substitute it for.
Shades of Blue – Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Finished Size: Approx. 28” square
Yarn – #3 DK/light worsted weight – 6 oz./358 yds (each skein)
Hook: H/8 (5 mm)
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.
Notes: Afghan is worked corner to corner.
Color changes are specified below but not in the pattern itself, so be sure to pay attention to where the next color change will be.
PATTERN COLOR CHANGES
8 rows muli
4 rows blue
Row 1: ch5, 3dc in 5th ch from hook (1 block made), turn.
Row 2: ch5, 3dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in ch3 of previous row, ch3, 3dc in same ch3 space of previous row, ch3, 3dc in same ch3 space (2 blocks made), turn.
Row 3: ch5, 3dc in 4th ch from hook *sl st in ch3 of previous row, ch3, 3dc in same ch3 space* across to end (3 blocks made), turn.
Row 4-44: Repeat Row 3. Each row will add one additional block.
Row 45: ch1, sl st in 1st 3dc of previous row, sl st in ch3 sp, 3dc, *sl st in nxt ch3 sp, 3dc in same sp* across, end with sl st in last block of previous row, which will derease end by one block. This will begin to make the 4th side of the afghan. All rows from this point on will decrease by one block at the beginning and at the end of the row.
Row 4-44: Repeat Row 45 until last row. One single block will remain. Fasten Off.
Round 1: (with blue) attach with sl st to 1st st to the left of any corner stitch, ch1, *sc evenly down side making sure there is an odd number of stitches, 3sc in corner stitch,* repeat 3 more times, sl st to 1st sc, change to multi yarn, turn.
Round 2: sl st in 1st sc, sc in 1st st, ch1, skip next sc, *3sc in corner st, ch1, skip next sc, (sc in next sc, ch1, skip next sc) across to corner,* repeat from * around 3 more times, sl st to 1st sc changing back to blue, turn.
Round 3: ch, sc in 1st ch sp, ch1, *(sc in next ch1 sp, ch1) across, 3sc in corner st* repeat around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten Off.