Crochet Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel

I really enjoyed crocheting this textured baby blanket in pastel. This crochet pattern is a repeat of one row using single crochet and double crochet stitches. These pastel yarn colors just pop with this pattern.

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Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel
Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel

I used single crochet and two double crochet to create the puffy look. So easy to work this pattern. Here is a video clip explaining this easy crochet pattern.

Crochet Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel
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Baby Blanket With or Without Crochet Edge

So I was crocheting this beautiful baby blanket and thought it would look pretty with our without a crochet edging. The thinking was that the pastel colors were so complimentary that I did not want to take away from the color scheme with a border. I will let you be the judge. I have some photos of the blanket without the crochet edge followed by a few photos of the blanket with a crochet edge in white.

Baby blanket without border on bench
pastel blanket on chair
Baby Blanket with White Border on Chair

Blanket Size

This blanket is just the right size for both a baby blanket and a lap afghan. Not too big that it drags on the floor, but large enough to take the chill off. Additionally, some folks like to feel the texture in a blanket and this is full of lots of nice squishy texture.

Without the crochet edge, the blanket is 42 inches wide X 36 inches long. With the crochet edge, the blanket measures 44 inches wide X 39 inches long.

Changing the Size of the Blanket

This pattern is worked in multiples of 3. Therefore to make this blanket wider or narrower, increase or decrease stitches by 3. The length can be adjusted by the rows completed.

Materials

Soft Green Caron Simply Soft Yarn 2 skeins or 630 yards. If you do not have this yarn locally, you can purchase it here.

Soft Pink Caron Simply Soft Yarn 2 skeins or 630 yards.
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Orchid Caron Simply Soft Yarn 2 skeins or 630 yards.
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White Caron Simply Soft Yarn 2 skeins or 630 yards.
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Actually just a bit less than 2 skeins of each yarn is used. If you have 2 skeins on hand, you will have enough.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

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Directions: Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel

Chain 171 (To make this bigger or smaller, use multiples of 3).

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Row 1:

2 DC in the 3rd CH from the hook, [SK 2 CH, in the next CH, SC and 2 DC]. Repeat from [ ] across until the last 3 CH. SK 2 STs and end with SC in last ST. Turn.

Row 2:

CH 2, 2DC in Same ST. [SK 2 DC, in the next ST Work SC and 2 DC in SC in ST]. Repeat until the last 3 STs, end with a SC in the last ST. Turn

Rows 3-112:

Repeat Row 2.

Pattern Variation

(Note: there is an alternative to row 2: Rather than start the row with CH 2 and DC, you can start the row with CH 1 and SC). I also explain this is the video tutorial further above.

Yarn Color Pattern

Begin with 5 rows of the green yarn.

Repeat the next 15 rows 5 times.

5 rows soft pink, 2 rows white, 5 rows orchid, 3 rows green. 15 rows X 7 = 105 rows

End with 2 additional rows of the green yarn. (that way the pattern starts and ends with a total of 5 green rows).

Total rows = 5 green + 105 pastel rows + 2 green = 112 rows.

Pastel Crochet Throw without border
Pastel Crochet Throw

Baby Blanket Without a Border is Complete at this point.

Finishing:

Weave in ends prior to starting the border. Trim off any excess yarn. Once this is done, you are ready to add the border. It also makes it so much nicer later when you complete the border…there are only a few pieces of yarn that need to be weaved in later and snip off.

Crochet Edging Directions

Front Post and Back Post Border

FPDC: means that you insert your hook in the front of the post from the previous row DC.

BPDC: means that you insert your hook behind the post from the previous row DC.

This stitch combination creates a nice ribbed stitch look. This border is worked around the blanket 4 times. I will explain the pattern here and there is also a video tutorial on the front and back post double crochet. For those folks that would rather complete this with a photo tutorial, I have that below too.

Front Post and Back Post Border close up
Front Post and Back Post Border close up

Ribbed Border Direction:

Change to the White yarn

Round 1: Starting in one of the corners and chain 3. DC around the entire blanket, working 3 DC into each corner ending with a SL ST into the top CH of the first chain 3.

Round 2-4: Start with a CH 3. Then go around the blanket again; however, this time, you will work the DC alternating between the front and back post. See more detail below for the corners…

Corners: When you get to the corners, continue to work 3 DC into the middle DC ST from the previous row. However, on the other two stitches from the previous row DCs in the corner – blend those into the FPDC and BPDC. See the photos of the corners to help show the detail.

Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet
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Front Post and Back Post Double Crochet Photo Tutorial

I know some people prefer and video, some like just the written directions, and other folks like to have a photo tutorial. It is my hope that I have included enough variety to help everyone learn how to make this beautiful crochet pattern.

front post double crochet complete
First Row of Border – Double Crochet Stitch
back post double crochet step 1
Starting the Second Row of the Border
front post double crochet step 1
Continuing Tutorial on Border
Ribbed border corner detail
Working the Corner on the Border

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