FIRST PATTERN: Easy Baby Blanket

Crochet baby blankets can be a perfect project for those who are beginners. They are also great projects if you’re making a pattern for the first time.

I truly enjoy gifting new mamas with custom made baby blankets. My very first baby blanket was made using Bernat Blanket Yarn in white. It’s a fairly easy yarn to work with. My next baby blanket was made using Lion Brand’s Ice Cream Yarn Big Scoop. This yarn was also easy to work with.

But today, I want to share with you my favorite baby blanket. It is my very first baby blanket pattern. I would classify this blanket as a beginner baby blanket. It was made for a friend of mine at my church. She was pregnant and having a boy and I was trying to think of what stitch I could use that would work up quickly but still had a great look.

I decided on using the back loop half double crochet (hdc blo). This stitch gives you defined ribbing that looks great on hats and scarves, but I wondered how it would look on a baby blanket. It was very easy to make and I think it came out great.

I named this the Ocean Breeze baby blanket. It reminds me of the many different colors of the ocean — one of my favorite things.

I used Lion Brand’s Mandala Ombre in the color Mantra. This yarn is great because you get different colors in your project without the color changes. And we all know that color changes can be a pain sometimes. Lion Brand has many different color options for this yarn. It is squishy and soft, the perfect combo.

Here are the deets!

  • Blanket size: 40 x 42
  • Hook size: 5.5 mm
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Mandal Ombre, 3 1/2 cakes
  • Other materials: Tapestry needle and scissors

How was the pattern making process? It wasn’t as bad as I thought. The idea came from not finding a pattern that I really wanted to make, so I just made one up. I took what I learned so far and just put it to work.

Now, one day, I’ll learn how to WRITE a pattern. Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think!

Published by nicolemakes

Firefighter mom day and night. Christian. Learning to bake and crochet one day at a time.

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