DIY Crocheted Baby Blanket

Keep your baby warm and cozy this winter with this DIY crocheted baby blanket.

| December 2017

  • Flouncy Edged Blanket
    This handmade baby blanket will be treasured for a lifetime and is super easy to make.
    Photo by Geneve Hoffman Photography
  • Blanket Body
    Only one skein of yarn is required to make this one-of-a-kind gift.
    Photo by Geneve Hoffman Photography
  • Book Cover
    "Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies" edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman provides 101 patterns for clothing, toys, blankets, and accessories that use only one skein of yarn.
    Cover courtesy of Storey Publishing

  • Flouncy Edged Blanket
  • Blanket Body
  • Book Cover

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies: 101 Projects for Infants and Toddlers (Storey Publishing, 2016), edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman offers 101 unique crochet projects using only one-skein of yarn. These projects include adorable baby clothing, toys, blankets, and accessories. These handmade baby items are quick and easy to make and will be treasured for a lifetime! The following excerpt is from Chapter 7, “Little Blankets and Sacks.”

First crochet the body, then pick up around the edges, double the stitch count, and voilà, you’ve got a ruffle. Worked in V-stitch, the flouncy edge is finished with another little edging.

Finished Measurements

Approximately 22"/56 cm by 29"/73.5 cm

Materials

• Yarn: Maple Creek Farm Sport Weight, 100 percent superwash merino wool, 770 yds (704 m)/8 oz (225 g), Periwinkle 2



• Crochet Hook: US H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge

• Gauge: 18 stitches and 18 rows = 4"/10 cm in body pattern before blocking






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