Baile Textured Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Are you looking for a unique, textured baby blanket? This pattern has tons of texture for your next baby blanket!

The Baile Baby Blanket pattern has an easy 4 row repeat, so once you learn the stitches you don’t have to worry about anything but crocheting!

Babies love texture! This pattern was named Baile, which means “homesteading”. It’s a gift for my niece who loves to do many of those homesteading activities. This pattern is great for the intermediate crocheter, or an adventurous beginner that’s not afraid to try new things.




MATERIALS

Finished Sizes:

  • Preemie – 16” x 19” 
  • Baby – 34” x 34”

Yarn: #3 DK/light worsted weight
Sample used: Yarn Bee Simply Flawless in Desert Sage 

  • Preemie – 6.6 oz/405 yds 
  • Baby – 26 oz/1590 yds

Crochet Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 4 repeats x 11 rows = 4½” in pattern

Difficulty: Intermediate: Uses a mixture of basic stitches along with post stitches to create a visual texture effect.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.

Notes:

  • Blanket can be adjusted using multiples of 4+2. 
  • When adjusting the size be sure to consider yarn requirements.
  • Total stitch count is provided at the end of each row. If there is no total then it is the same as the previous row.

Special Stitches: 

  • Leafhopper Stitch – yo, insert hook around last st 1 row below (front to back to front), yo, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook around same st, yo, pull up loop (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through 4 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook around next st 1 row below (there will be 1 st between both post sts), yo, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yo, insert hook around same st, yo, pull up loop, (6 loops on hook), yo, pull through 4 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops. CLICK HERE for a video tutorial.



Baile Textured Baby Blanket


Ch 58 (118).
Row 1: (WS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (57, 117 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, dc in first 2 sts, *leafhopper st, sk st behind leafhopper st, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * across, dc in last 2 sts, turn. (14, 29 leafhopper sts) (43, 88 dc) 

Rows 3: Ch 1, dc in each st across, turn. (57, 117 dc)

Row 4: Ch 1, dc in first 4 sts, *leafhopper st, sk st behind leafhopper st, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * across, dc in last 4 sts, turn. (13, 28 leafhopper sts) (44, 89 dc) 

Row 5: Ch 1, dc in each st across, turn. 

Row 6: Ch 1, dc in first 2 sts, *leafhopper st, sk st behind leafhopper st, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * across, dc in last 2 sts, turn. (14, 29 leafhopper sts) (43, 88 dc) 

Rows 7-44 (80): Repeat Rows 3-6.


Border

Round 1: Turn project 90 degrees, 3 sc in corner, *sc in each row-end across side of blanket, 3 sc in corner st**, sc in each ch across bottom, 3 sc in corner st, rep from * to **, sc in each st across last/top row, sl st in 1st sc to join. 

Please Note: You will need an odd number of stitches on each side and one in each corner.

Round 2: Ch 1, *(sc, tr, sc) in corner st, [tr in next st, sc in next st] across, tr in last st before corner st, repeat from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join. 

Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr) *(sc, tr, sc) in corner st, [tr in next st, sc in next st] across, tr in last st before corner st, repeat from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join.  Fasten off.



The Baile Textured Baby Blanket pattern was part of the Baby Shower blog hop. If you’d like to see all the patterns, you can visit the roundup here.


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