Striped Lace Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Baby Peering Over Crib

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A crochet baby blanket is such a special item to crochet. If you're making it for your own baby then you might infuse it with thoughts and wishes for your little one as they grow. If you craft it to give to someone, your love will wrap around their baby as they sit inside the blanket. Therefore, you want to choose a crochet baby blanket pattern that is worthy of such a special project. This is just such a blanket pattern

This crochet baby blanket is worked in a variation of the v-stitch called the Lacy Interrupted V-stitch. This is an openwork design that has just the delicate touch that you want when making a baby blanket. It's particularly well-suited for warmer weather, when baby still needs to be kept warm but you want to avoid overheating. You could work this design in one solid color and it would still be pretty, but it's even better worked in alternating colors that create soft stripes.

Crochet Skill Level

Easy. You'll work with basic crochet stitches and use picots for the edging. This is a rectangular blanket so there is no shaping. Advanced beginners should find it easy to work this pattern.

Required Materials

You will need yarn and a crochet hook for this project. You might also want a tapestry needle for weaving in ends unless you opt to do that with your crochet hook.

Yarn

You will need 3 skeins of DK weight yarn to make the striped version of this project. You can use any colors that you want for this project. However, we recommend pastel colors in a yarn intended for babies. For example, you might chose Bernat Softee Baby Yarn in colors mint, pale blue, and soft lilac. In total, you'll need about 450 grams/ 15 ounces of DK weight yarn to complete this blanket.

If you want to vary it, you could also make this crochet baby blanket in cotton yarn. Soft cotton yarn is gentle on a baby's skin. It's also cool to the touch during warmer weather.

Crochet Hook

Size G / 4.5 mm or size needed to achieve gauge shown below

Crochet Baby Blanket Sizing

The finished crochet blanket should measure approximately 30" x 33" including the edging. The edging is about 3" all the way around.

Project Gauge

Ch 37. Work 12 rows of lacy interrupted v-stitch (instructions below). You may wish to change color every three rows to get the full effect. Measure your swatch for gauge:

  • 6 rows = 3" when working in lacy interrupted V stitch
  • 5 stitch repeats = 6"

Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:

V-Stitch Definition

Regular v-stitch is when you work 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st in same ch or sp. This project uses lacy interrupted v-stitch, which is a two-row repeat worked as follows:

  • Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 2 sts. (Sc in ch-1 space, sc in next V-st, ch 3, sc in same V-st.) Repeat ( ) across row. End with sc in the last ch-1 space, and 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts.
  • Ch 3, turn. Sk first sc. Dc in next sc. (Ch 1, V-st in next ch-3 space.) Repeat ( ) across row. When you get to the end of the row, end with dc in each of last 2 sts.

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

Ch 133. (The starting chain is a multiple of 4 + 9, adjust accordingly if you'd like to make your blanket narrower or wider than the aforementioned dimensions.)

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next 3 chs, V-st in 4th ch from hook.) Repeat ( ) across row. End with dc in each of the last 2 chs.

Rows 2-76: Work 75 rows in lacy interrupted v stitch, alternating the two rows as described in the instructions above. Make sure that you change colors every fourth row to create the striping for this crochet baby blanket.

Add fewer or more rows to change the length of the blanket.

Finishing

You can choose any edging you like for this afghan. We recommend the v-stitch and picot crochet edging. You'll work one round of single crochet, two rounds of v-stitch, then one round of picots as follows:

  • Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around adding a ch-2 in each corner. Sl st to ch-1 to close round.
  • Round 2: Ch 3, [Sk 1 sc, (v st in next sc, skip next 2 sc.) Repeat ( )s to corner. V st in next ch-2 space, ch 2, v st in same corner space.] Repeat [ ]s 2 times. Repeat from [ to ). Repeat ( )s until you get to the corner. V st in ch-2 space, ch 2. Dc in base of the first ch, ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch st in the round. Sl st in center of next v st.
  • Round 3: Ch 4, dc, v-st in each v-st and each corner space, sl st to close round.
  • Round 4: Sl st into center of next v-st, sc in same st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same v. (Sl st in space between 2 v sts, sc in next v st, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in same v st.) Repeat ( )s all the way around.

When you are finished, be sure to weave in all your loose ends securely.