the baby blanket is finished and it has become a very soft one and i hope that it meets the requirements: modern, baby blue and boyish.
my blanket is elongated and measures about 97 cm from side to side and from top to bottom 68 cm, but you can adjust this pattern to any size you like.
used stitches (american terms):
ch = chains
ss = slip stitches
h dc = half double crochets
dc = double crochets
2 dc tog = two double crochets together
6 balls of phildar cabotine azur (pale blue)
1 ball of phildar cabotine ecume (soft gray)
crochet hook size 4.5 mm
how to make
with main color: crochet chains as many to give you the length/width you desire for the blanket. for sure, crochet some extra chains, your don’t need to count, if you have to many chains you can detach them, cut and/or weave in the yarn end.
make 1 dc into the 5th chain from hook and into the next 13 chains (15dc). *make 1 ch, skip 1 ch, crochet 1 dc into the next 15 chains (15 dc).*
repeat between * and * until end of row, 2 ch, turn.
1 dc into the next 14 dc, *1 ch, skip 1 ch-space, 1 dc into the next 15 dc*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 2ch, turn.
row 3 – 9.
repeat row 2.
but end row 9 with 4 ch instead of 2 ch, turn.
skip 1 dc, make 1 dc into next stitch, *1 ch, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 2 ch, turn.
next 9 rows. repeat row 2.
row 20. repeat row 10.
follow this pattern until your blanket has the size you want, the last row is a repeat of row 2.
don’t fasten off.
you’re now crocheting a row all around the blanket.
with right side facing, make 4 ch, skip 1 dc, make 1 dc in top of next stitch, *1 ch, skip next stitch, make 1 dc into top of next stitch*, repeat between * and * until the next corner, **make 4 ch, make 1 dc into same stitch as last dc**. repeat between * and * between the next corners and repeat between ** and ** for the successive corners, end with 4 ch and slip stitch into the top of the starting chains.
with a second color you are going to crochet three rows onto top and bottom of the blanket.
a. attach second color to the top of a corner at the front and make 4 ch, skip 1 stitch and make 1 dc into the next stitch, repeat row 2 three times.
don’t fasten off.
b. on the front at the side of the blanket, (work loosely), 1 ch, make 1 h dc in the first space, crochet 2 dc tog in this and the next space, crochet 2 dc tog in the 2 next spaces and repeat this almost until the end of row, cut yarn with a length that is sufficient to finish the row.
repeat a. at the bottom of your blanket and finish b. end with 1 h dc into the same space as the last 2 dc tog.
c. repeat b. at the other side of your blanket but now you can work from start to finish.
you can add one or two rows of slip stitches around the blanket. i did that along the top and bottom, but not along the sides.
enjoy making your own blanket!