This beautiful christening blanket baby crochet pattern is a timeless heirloom crochet project that will be treasured for years to come. The best part is that this is a fast crochet baby blanket for a baptism or blessing blanket.
Modern Heirloom Baby Blanket
I made this blanket in white yarn for a more traditional color for a christening blanket for my first grandbaby. However, an off-white, cream, or ivory yarn are also great choices for this gorgeous lacy crochet pattern. Really, any color combination works to match a nursery theme.
This can be the perfect shower gift for a new one on the way too. Add this timeless crochet throw to your little one’s nursery or wrap around your precious newborn baby for snuggles.
A beautiful handmade baby blanket is a perfect gift for expecting parents.
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Repeating Crochet Stitch
If you can crochet the single crochet and double crochet stitch, you can complete this pattern. The double crochet stitch adds a ton of personality while remaining delicate and beautiful.
Once you get started, the baby blanket uses a repeat of the crochet stitches in row three. If you want to create a beautiful blanket for a baby boy or baby girl for an upcoming baptism and don’t have a lot of time? This pattern is for you. A pretty and lacy baby afghan crochet pattern.
Directions: Christening Blanket Baby Crochet pattern
13 stitches per 4 inches. (1 skein made 24 rows of the blanket for me).
37 X 37 Inches
If you wanted to make it narrower or wider, I would use multiples of 8 + 2. Longer or shorter just decrease or add rows. This blanket is 8 x 17 = 136 + 2 = 138 beginning chain stitches.
White Caron Simply Soft yarn 3 skeins or 945 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, you can find it here or here.
Size I Crochet Hook 5.5MM
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
ST = Stitches
STs = Stitches
SP = Space
[ ] = Repeat Between
Crochet Pattern Directions:
SC in 2nd CH from Hook [CH 4, Skip the next 3 STs (SC, CH 3, 3DC) in the next CH, Skip the next 3 CH, SC in the next CH]. Repeat across between [ ] ending with the SC in the last ST. Turn
CH 5, SC, in the first CH 3 SP. In the same SP, (CH 3, 3 DC). SC in the next CH 4 SP, [CH 4, (SC, CH 3, 3 DC) in the next CH 3 SP, SC in the next CH 4 SP]. Repeat across between the [ ] until the last CH 2 SP work a SC in the Ch 2 SP. Turn
CH 5, SC, in the first CH 3 SP. In the same SP, (CH 3, 3 DC). SC in the next CH 4 SP, [CH 4, (SC, CH 3, 3 DC) in the next CH 3 SP, SC in the next CH 4 SP]. Repeat across between the [ ] until the last CH 5 SP work a SC in the Ch 5 SP. Turn
Rows 4 – 60
Repeat row 3 until the desired length.
Cut yarn and pull through the last ST leaving about a ten inch tail. I like to use a yarn needle to weave in the end going in a variety of directions back and forth until it feels a bit secure. Then I cut the excess yarn. Make sure to go back to the starting row yarn and weave that in too.
Sides. After last row continue on the side. [CH 4, SC in the SC of the row below]. Repeat between [ ] on the side. When you come to the first corner work CH 3, and work a SC in the ST just after the corner ST.
Bottom row. [CH 4, SC in the SC SP where the 3 DC were worked. Repeat between [ ] on the bottom row. When you come to the second corner work CH 3, and work a SC in the ST just after the corner ST.
Repeat the Side stitches and the next corner stitches.
Top row. [CH 4, SC in the CH SP where the 3 DC were worked. CH 4, SC in the SC SP]. Repeat between [ ] on the bottom row. When you come to the second corner work CH 3, and work a SC in the ST just after the corner ST.
End with the last corner STs and work a SL ST into the first SC of the round.
Cut yarn and pull through the last ST leaving about a ten inch tail. Weave in the yarn tail and remove the excess yarn.
Blessing Blanket Video Tutorial
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Christening Blanket Video Tutorial
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