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Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern- Beginner Ocean Stripes

Looking for a cute baby gift? A gift that is soft and practical but not too hard to make? A great project to try would be this free ocean stripe easy baby blanket crochet pattern.

This free baby crochet blanket pattern only has two stitches, single crochet in the back loop and double crochet in the back loop. This free crocheted chunky baby blanket pattern works up fast too.

For my next project, I wanted to make a quick and easy baby afghan. I thought Bernat blanket yarn would be a great choice. I didn’t want to wait and picked the ocean color from what was available at my local store.

The ocean color would be great for a mermaid or ocean themed nursery. It would work well for boy and girl twins too. If you wanted, you could add either a matching blue border or purple.

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There are lots of different colors of Bernat blanket yarn, perfect for a little boy or girl. Most you can easily scale up for a super bulky throw too.

The yarn is a chenille style, so it is fuzzy. My little girl keeps wanting to rub her face against the blanket. Bernat Blanket Yarn is easy to work with. The yarn is super bulky so the crocheted blanket works up quickly, too.

Looking for more free and easy baby blanket crochet patterns? Try some of these: Blue Half Double Stripe Baby Blanket, 101 Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns, or Shell Baby Blanket Pattern

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How to Make an Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern – Ocean Stripes – using Bernat Blanket Yarn

Supplies

Easy Baby Blanket Crochet PATTERN

Free printable PDF at the bottom of pattern

Abbreviations – US Terms

  • sl – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ch– chain
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • scbl– single crochet in back loop only
  • dcbl– double crochet in back loop only

special stitch – single and double crochet in back loop only – do the single crochet like your normally would but only put the hook in the back loop (the loop the farthest away from you).

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Approx. size of baby blanket: 35 in x 38 in (88 cm x 96 cm)

gauge: 4 in x 4 in = 7 stitches by 4 rows

Chain 64

Row 1sc in the 2nd chain from hook repeat until the end of the chain, chain 3 turn (63 st)

Row 2dcbl in the first sc repeat until the end of the chain, chain 1 turn (63 st)

Row 3: scbl in each of the stitch across. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 & 3 until you have 36 rows.

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Border Row 1: Do not tie off. ch 1, turn. sc in each stitch around entire blanket. On the sides, single crochet evenly. I did 1 single crochet in the single crochet row and 3 in the double crochet row. Do 2 sc in the stitches on either side of the corner.

Row 2: sl to the first chain. ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Doing 2 sc in the stitches on either side of the corner. sl to the first sc.

Knot and weave in ends.

I hope your enjoyed this easy baby blanket crochet pattern.

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Ocean Stripes Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Ocean Stripes Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • N, 9 mm crochet hook
  • 2- 10.5 balls of Bernat Blanket Yarn in Ocean Shades or any super bulky gauge 6 yarn (approx. 440 yd)

Instructions

Abbreviations – US Terms

sl – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch– chain

sk – skip

sp – space

scbl– single crochet in back loop only

dcbl– double crochet in back loop only

special stitch – single and double crochet in back loop only – do the single crochet like your normally would but only put the hook in the back loop (the loop the farthest away from you).

Approx. 35 in x 38 in (88 cm x 96 cm) - gauge: 4 in x 4 in = 7 stitches by 4 rows

Chain 64

Row 1sc in the 2nd chain from hook repeat until the end of the chain, chain 3 turn (63 st)

Row 2dcbl in the first sc repeat until the end of the chain, chain 1 turn (63 st)

Row 3: scbl in each of the stitch across. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 & 3 until you have 36 rows.

Border  Row 1: Do not tie off. ch 1, turn. sc in each stitch around entire blanket. On the sides, single crochet evenly. I did 1 single crochet in the single crochet row and 3 in the double crochet row. Do 2 sc in the stitches on either side of the corner.

Row 2sl to the first chain. ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Doing 2 sc in the stitches on either side of the corner. sl to the first sc.

Knot and weave in ends.

Free Printable Easy Ocean Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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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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