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I’m so happy to share this new baby blanket pattern with you today! I have decided to dedicate the summer months to designing and sharing only baby blanket patterns since they seem to be my most popular patterns. Today’s pattern, which I’ve named The Hello Sunshine Baby Blanket is an easy beginner crochet baby blanket. The best part about this blanket is that after working the setup row, you only need to remember one row for the remainder of the pattern! And this row is super simple too!
I made a video demo of this stitch for anyone who prefers to learn by watching, which is embedded below with the pattern on this page. You can also find the video on the Leelee Knits YouTube Channel at the following link: Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Video Tutorial.
I think you guys will really enjoy this pattern, as I had a lot of fun making the sample blanket for the photos!
My goal this time was to make a cheerful looking blanket to remind me of sunnier days with all of the cool weather and rain we’ve been experiencing this spring up here in Calgary! Luckily I had the best yarn for this goal in my stash! I chose to work with Hobbii Amigo XL Worsted Weight Yarn in the colours Primrose (the yellow colour), and White. I’m super happy with the end result. Looking at this blanket definitely makes me feel a lot more cheerful, and I cannot wait to gift it to the next baby that enters my life!
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Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket – Hello Sunshine!
To make one blanket:
- Hobbii Amigo XL Worsted Weight Yarn:
- 8 Skeins (872 yards) Primrose.
- 5 Skeins (545 yards)White.
- Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook.
- Tapestry/yarn needle (for weaving in ends).
Finished blanket measures: 32” wide X 47” long.
Special Stitches & Abbreviations:
Ch : Chain.
Sc : Single Crochet.
Dc : Double Crochet.
Sts : Stitches.
For a visual demonstration of how to crochet this blanket, please watch the following video tutorial. The tutorial covers how to crochet the stitch pattern used in this blanket, as well as changing colours seamlessly and how to finish the top of the blanket for a straight edge.
More Free Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns from Leelee Knits!
Hello Sunshine! Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern
With Colour A, chain 120 (or a multiple of 4 to change the width of the blanket).
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook; *skip next 3 chs, (SC, CH3, 3DC) in next ch; repeat from * to last 4 chs; skip 3 chs, SC in last ch; CH3, turn.
Row 2: DC in first sc, skip next 3 dc; *(SC, CH3, 3DC) in next ch3 space; repeat from * to turning ch; SC in turning ch space; CH3, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Complete 14 rows in Colour A and then change to Colour B. Continue changing colours after every 14 rows to match colour chart below.
Colour Chart & Changing Colours:
Complete 14 rows for each colour in the chart below, working from the bottom up.
To change colours seamlessly:
Work the last SC of the row in the old colour but pull through the last loop of the SC with the new colour. CH 3 with new colour and continue to crochet the next row with the new colour.
When you reach the final row of your blanket, finish as follows:
Last Row: DC in first sc, SC in next ch3 space; *CH3, SC in next ch3 space; repeat from * to last 2 sts; DC in last sc, DC in turning ch space.
Fasten off, weave in all loose ends, and enjoy your new baby blanket!
I hope you enjoyed this free easy beginner crochet baby blanket pattern.
If you’d like your own copy, the Ad-Free PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically) can be purchased for $5 USD through Ravelry, or by clicking the button below.
Oh this looks lovely! Can’t wait to get my hands and hook on it!
Learning to make this blanket has been such a blessing. With everything in 3’s, makes a perfect prayer blanket. Is there a way to add a ruffle boarder?
Hi Maggie! Yes you can definitely add a ruffle border, although I haven’t tried it myself.
Where did you buy your yarn . I live in N S and only have Michels and Walmart for yarn shopping. The one smaller store that sold yarn was way out of my budget. Would a nice #3 weight yarn work for this blanket.
Hi Carol, I buy most of my yarn online as I’m in Canada too. The yarn for this blanket is from Hobbii https://hobbii.com/ (based in Europe). They offer free shipping to Canada if you make a larger order over $99.
Vicki Dorst says
How long does it take to make this?
Hi Vicki, It would depend on your skill level. This blanket should take most people a week to make if they work on it for a couple of hours each day.