Gingham Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Have you ever wanted to make a gingham baby blanket but didn’t want all the color changes? With this blanket you make each square separately holding 2 strands of different colors together. When you’re done you sew them together. No color changes.


Gingham Baby Blanket


Finished Size: approx. 22” x 26” (Gauge to match up squares is more important than size.)

Materials: Bernat Softee Baby (#3 Light Worsted)
White – 2 skeins (10 oz)
Baby pink marl – 2 skeins (10 oz)
Prettiest Pink – 2 skeins (10 oz)

Crochet Hook: Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook

Notions: Yarn Needle

Notes:
It is important to make sure your gauge for the side panels, top & bottom strips, and corner pieces all match the center square. If they don’t match you will need to block them.
Entire afghan is crocheted holding 2 strands together.

Crochet Pattern


CENTER SQUARE
(Holding 2 strands prettiest pink)


Ch 50.
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, * repeat across to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, skip 1st sc, * sc in ch sp, ch1, skip next sc, * repeat across to end, sc in turning ch, turn.

Rows 3-70: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.


SIDE PANELS – Make 2
(Holding 2 strands white)

Ch 14.
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch,* repeat across to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, skip 1st sc, * sc in ch sp, ch1, skip next sc, * repeat across to end, sc in turning ch, turn.

Rows 3-70: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.


TOP & BOTTOM PANELS – Make 2
(Holding 2 strands white)

Ch 50.
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch,* repeat across to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, skip 1st sc, * sc in ch sp, ch1, skip next sc, * repeat across to end, sc in turning ch, turn.

Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.


CORNER SQUARES – Make 4
(Holding 2 strands baby pink marl)


Ch 14.
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch,* repeat across to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, skip 1st sc, * sc in ch sp, ch1, skip next sc, * repeat across to end, sc in turning ch, turn.

Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off.



Joining

With RS facing, whipstitch squares together according to picture. (I used Baby Pink Marl)


Border – (begin holding 2 strands baby pink marl)


Round 1: Attatch with slip stitch to any corner, ch1, 3sc in corner stitch, sc evenly across to next border, 3sc in corner stitch, sc evenly across to next corner 3 times, attatch with slip stitch to 1st sc, changing to 2 strands white.

Round 2: Ch1, sc in previous sc, ch1, *3sc in corner st, ch1, (sc in next st, ch1, skip next st) across, repeat from * around, slip stitch to 1st sc, changing to 2 strands prettiest pink.

Round 3: Ch1, sc in 1st ch sp, ch1, *3sc in corner sc, ch1, (sc in next ch sp, ch1) across to end, * repeat from * to * around, slip stitch in 1st sc. Fasten off.

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ETSY
RAVELRY


Happy Crocheting!




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