A project I hadn’t tackled in years was a baby blanket, so when I spotted the pastel green yarn in the store, I knew it was time to design my own baby blanket project. Right from the get go I knew that I wanted this blanket to be simple and lovely. The colour is so sweet that I felt as though I didn’t need to use a more elaborate stitch, and so I settled on simply using the double crochet.
However, I did decided that my crochet baby blanket needed a little something to add some extra sweetness to it, and the idea occurred to me to add elephants! I’m a little crazy about elephants as those of you who visit my blog regularly might know, and I have to say I do love the pattern for the elephant applique I used. It’s just so cute, and so much fun to make.
Crochet Baby Blanket
1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Pastel Green
Small amount of white yarn, I used Loops and Threads Impecciable, White
Row 1: In second chain from hook, dc, and in ea chain after. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: In first st, dc and in ea st after. Ch 2, turn. Rep row 2 until blanket is 36″ long.
Step One: In first st, 3sc to create the corner. Sc in each stitch after till the end of row. 3sc in last st.
Step Two: Sc in each stitch down the side of your work. In the last st, 3sc.
Step Three: Sc in each st until end of row. In last st, 3sc.
Step Four: Sc in each st along the side of your work.
Ch 1, re steps for row one.
I used the smaller hook to crochet these cute elephants. I also used a small amount of the pastel yarn for the eye. Thanks to Repeat Crafter Me for this great applique pattern!
Sew on elephants, weave in ends.
You now have a lovely crochet baby blanket! I have to say, I loved working with Pound of Love, it was soft and easy to work with and the blanket is nice and cozy for baby. Using the larger hook means baby won’t get overheated as well because the blanket is airy. If you prefer the blanket to be tighter woven I would use a 5.00mm hook. Happy crocheting everyone! Before you leave, be sure to subscribe to stay up to date on patterns.