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Dainty Dot Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Lightweight

Looking for a soft lightweight baby afghan? A gift that is soft and modern but not too hard to make? This easy free dainty dot crochet baby blanket pattern will be a great project to try for a lightweight summer unisex blanket.

It only has 3 stitches, single, double and the even berry, which makes the textured square. This lightweight baby blanket works up easily using sport weight or a gauge 3 yarn.

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The blanket is made with Bernat Softee Baby Yarn Stripes in Sand and Pebbles Stripe. This soft lightweight yarn is a perfect blanket for an unisex summer crochet blanket or great if you live in a warmer climate.

If brown is not your preference there are 15 other choices of color combos ranging from pink, blue, lavender, and rainbow.

There is a free printable pdf of the dainty dot unisex crochet baby blanket pattern at the bottom of the pattern.

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How to Make a Dainty Dot Unisex Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Supplies

PATTERN

Abbreviations – US Terms

  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ebc – even berry crochet
  • ch– chain
  • YO – yarn over

special stitch -even berry crochet – yo insert your hook into the space, yo, pull through, yo, and pull through 1 loop on the hook. Then, yo, insert your hook into the same designated space again, yo, pull through, yo, and pull through all 5 loops on the hook.

For the even berry stitch, you need a single crochet stitch between each of the even berry stitches. You also need to alternate with a row between each of the even berry rows otherwise (or an odd number of rows) the texture will not be on the same side.

You can make a larger or smaller blanket by using an even number +3 for the chain.

I ran my stripes vertical instead of across if you want to do them horizontal chain 51 instead and repeat the rows until you have used all your yarn, trying to end with 1 row of double crochet.

Approx. size of baby blanket 33 in x 36 in (83 cm x 91 cm)

gauge: 1.75 in 1.75 in – 3 rows of double crochet by 7 stitches (4.445 cm)

Sand and Pebbles Stripe

Chain: 141

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from the end. dc in the next chain and to the end. Chain 3 turn.

Row 2: sc in 1st stitch, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3, turn.

Row 4:  Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3, turn.

Row 5: Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 1, turn.

Row 6: sc in 1st stich, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Row 7-9 : Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3 turn. Row 9 chain 1, turn.

Row 10: sc in 1st stich, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Repeat Row 7-10 until you have rows. Ending with 1 row of double crochet. Tie and cut off. Weave in ends using a tapestry needle.

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Free Printable Dainty Dot Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Dainty Dot Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Materials

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • F/5, 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • 4 - 4.2 oz balls of Bernat Softee Baby Yarn Stripes in Sand and Pebbles Stripe or 1148 yd or 16.8 oz of gauge 3 yarn

Instructions

Abbreviations – US Terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ebc – even berry crochet

ch– chain

YO – yarn over

special stitch -even berry crochet – yo insert your hook into the space, yo, pull through, yo, and pull through 1 loop on the hook. Then, yo, insert your hook into the same designated space again, yo, pull through, yo, and pull through all 5 loops on the hook.

For the even berry stitch, you need a single crochet stitch between each of the even berry stitches. You also need to alternate with a row between each of the even berry rows otherwise (or an odd number of rows) the texture will not be on the same side.

You can make a larger or smaller blanket by using an even number +3 for the chain.

I ran my stripes vertical instead of across if you want to do them horizontal chain 51 instead and repeat the rows until you have used all your yarn, trying to end with 1 row of double crochet.

Approx. size of baby blanket 33 in x 36 in (83 cm x 91 cm)

gauge: 1.75 in 1.75 in - 3 rows of double crochet by 7 stitches (4.445 cm)


Sand and Pebbles Stripe

Chain: 141

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from the end. dc in the next chain and to the end. Chain 3 turn.

Row 2: sc in 1st stitch, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3, turn.

Row 4:  Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3, turn.

Row 5: Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 1, turn.

Row 6: sc in 1st stich, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Row 7-9 : Dc in each stitch to the end. Chain 3 turn. Row 9 chain 1, turn.

Row 10: sc in 1st stich, *ebc in next stitch, sc in next stitch,* End with sc. Chain 3, turn.

Repeat Row 7-10 until you have rows. Ending with 1 row of double crochet. Tie and cut off. Weave in ends using a tapestry needle.

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American Standard Baby Blanket Sizes Crochet

  • Lovey: 14 in x 14 in – great for cuddling (35.56 cm)
  • Large Lovey: 20 in x 20 in – great for cuddling and covering a newborn in the car seat (50.8 cm)
  • Preemie Blanket: 18 in x 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Receiving Blanket: 30 in x 30 in – a great size for a newborn (76.2 cm)
  • Baby Blanket: 29 in x 35 in – a great size for a new baby with room to grow (73.66 cm x 88.9 cm)
  • Swaddling Blanket: 40 in x 40 in- for wrapping a newborn up tight usually made of gauze or flannel (101.6 cm) but a lightweight yarn would work
  • Crib: 45 in x 60 in (114.3 cm x 152.4 cm) – a great blanket size for growing into, toddlers, or a throw for older children

Of course, these sizes are just standard blanket sizes and you wan make them to fix your needs and size. My size choice also depends on how much yarn I have left and the repeat of the pattern.

I hope this helps you decide what size of baby blanket to crochet.

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