The Abrielle Baby Blanket combines classic knit-look and textured crochet stitch patterns for an heirloom quality baby blanket with a beautiful drape. Achieve two different looks with one design simply by using two colors to create wide stripes or one color to create a solid color blanket. This classic crochet baby blanket is perfect for snuggling your precious bundle of joy. It also makes the perfect gift for baby showers. You can find the free crochet pattern for the Abrielle Baby Blanket in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here.
Shortly after I taught myself to crochet, I fell in love with knit-look crochet. I can’t knit a stitch to save my life so I’m always trying to incorporate stitches or stitch patterns into my designs that resemble knit stitches. The Abrielle Baby Blanket combines the easiest knit-look crochet stitch and a favorite textured stitch pattern of mine. I crocheted my baby blanket using two colors of yarn to create a wide striped blanket, but it’s also gorgeous in a solid color.
For this Lapghan, I chose Lion Brand Yarn’s Vanna’s Choice in White & Sea Glass. Vanna’s Choice is a great worsted weight acrylic yarn that’s available in 54 colors! You’ll have a hard time choosing colors, but this crochet baby blanket will look great in any and every color combination!
ABRIELLE BABY BLANKET – FREE CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN
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- Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 yarn, 1,530 yards, Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice, was used for the crochet baby blanket shown in the photos. (solids 3.5 oz / 100 g / 170 yds / 156 m / 100% acrylic)
- Main Color (White): 5 balls / 850 yards
- Contrasting Color (Sea Glass): 4 balls / 680 yards
- Crochet Hook: K/10.5/6.50mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Yarn Needle
- Scrap piece of yarn or stitch marker
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- In slip stitch: 13 sts = 4″ + 16 rows = 3.5″
- In pattern stitch (see notes): 13 sts = 4″ + 10 rows = 3″
- 35″ W x 37″ L
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch(s): chain(s)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- yo: yarn over
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sp(s): space(s)
- Rep: repeat
- RS: right side
- BLO: back loop only
- MC: Main Color
- CC: Contrasting Color
- The first stitch of each row is worked in the same stitch as the turning chain, unless stated otherwise.
- Turning chains are not included in stitch count, unless noted otherwise.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, worsted weight yarn, was used for the sample shown in the photos. (solids 3.5 oz / 100 g / 170 yds / 156 m / 100% acrylic)
- Use whatever method you’d like to change colors.
- Color Combination as shown in the photos: White & Sea Glass
- Pattern Stitch:
- Row 1: (hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st)
- Row 2: (sc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st)
- Check out my video tutorial HERE for several tips and tricks when crocheting knit-look reversible ribbing!
Abrielle Baby Blanket Instructions
Tip 1: Make sure not to work your sl sts and ch-1’s too tightly as it can greatly affect the gauge and overall size of your blanket. Check out my video tutorial HERE for several tips and tricks!
Tip 2: If you’re having trouble keeping gauge between the 2 sections, try adjusting your hook size up or down. One of my pattern testers found it helpful to go down a hook size for the textured sections.
Tip 3: Check out my video tutorial HERE for several tips and tricks when crocheting knit-look reversible ribbing!
Row 1 (MC): With MC and a 6.5mm crochet hook, ch 112, working into back hump of foundation ch, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch across. Turn. (111 sts)
Rows 2 – 16 (MC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.
Row 17 (CC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.
Row 18 (CC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 3 sts, *working in Both Loops*, (hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st) rep across to the last 4 sts, hdc in the next st, BLO sl st in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.
Row 19 (CC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 3 sts, *working in Both Loops*, (sc in the next hdc, ch 1, skip the next sl st) rep across to the last 4 sts, sc in the next hdc, BLO sl st in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.
Row 20 (CC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 3 sts, *working in Both Loops*, (hdc in the next sc, sl st in the next ch-1 sp) rep across to the last 4 sts, hdc in the next st, BLO sl st in each of the last 3 sts. Turn.
Rows 21 – 28 (CC): Rep Rows 19 – 20, ending w/ a Row 19.
Rows 29 – 44 (MC): Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.
Rows 45 – 156: Rep Rows 17 – 44 for a total of 4 times.
Give your work a professional finish by blocking it! Click here to learn 3 different ways to block acrylic yarn. I prefer to steam block, which technique will you choose?
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