A modern colorful baby blanket crochet pattern that works well for baby boys and girls. Use a favorite color scheme to create a perfect welcoming gift for a new mom, dad, and baby. Incredible softness, texture, squish. What more could you want from a crocheted throw?
This crochet blanket pairs with a simple repeating stitch that adds a lot of texture. Combine this with an exciting color composition to give this throw a gorgeous modern ombre appearance.
Fall in love with the texture and simplicity of a gorgeous trinity crochet stitch.
This is a beautifully textured baby blanket. A great pattern that works up easily and fairly quickly. It makes a perfect baby gift. The stitches are simple and repeated, so it is perfect for any level of crochet.
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Yarn for this Free Crochet Pattern
Today, I used a brightly colored ombre yarn that is soft. My grandson really loves the vibrant colors. Yes, this is the perfect gift for a baby boy or baby girl.
Bonus, there is no need for color changes when working with a variegated ombre yarn.
However, this would look lovely in pastel yarn colors and even a solid color. Or you can change up the yarn using different colors every other row for a gorgeous striped look with the circular textured stitch pattern showing through more.
If you like baby blankets in pastel colors, you should give this Crochet Textured Baby Blanket in Pastel
a look. It’s another free crochet baby blanket pattern. The color choice pairs nicely with the soft blanket.
Easy Repeating Crochet Pattern
This pattern has an easy repeat of row two, which is great for couch crochet and bonus, it works up quickly for that last minute baby shower gift. It took me just 1 week of crocheting in the evening to complete this throw.
I did not add a border on this blanket. The crochet edging is nice and straight and looks lovely on its own.
However, if I were going to add one, I would probably go for a simple single crochet or double crochet stitch. It is so bright and colorful. Just the right size for a baby to use right into a toddler.
The trinity stitch is the star of the Ocean Paradise Throw Blanket Pattern. It has a beautiful texture and a squishy border. The border is made using the double crochet stitch.
Make This Crochet Blanket Pattern Any Size
The pattern has details on the starting chain in multiples of 2 along with the gauge and swatch. This can be converted to the blanket size of your choice.
If you are wondering what size you should make your blanket, these guidelines for standard bed and blanket sizes may help.
What crochet stitches are used in this modern baby blanket?
This blanket is a simple mix of single crochet stitches and chain stitch. Sometimes the simplest stitches provide the most stunning results. The texture of this blanket is just right, with a slight puffy look to it. Further, it has a lovely amount of drape.
It isn’t just back and forth rows of single stitch. With the trinity stitch, the single crochet stitches are worked as a single crochet 3 together. This provides enough variety without getting bored.
Find a Step-by-Step Tutorial for the Trinity Stitch that includes photos and a video tutorial to help you be successful.
Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket
I do recommend this for an advanced beginner. However, there are instructions and video tutorials to help you get started. Once you master row 2, you can complete the entire blanket.
If you can work the single crochet and chain stitch, you do have the skills to master this pattern. So, even if you are thinking, I’m a beginner, Will I be able to crochet this blanket? I think the answer is Absolutely!
If you are willing to take your time and be patient with yourself as you learn this gorgeous pattern.
This pattern has such beautiful results with simplicity, even experienced crocheters will find this one a fun make.
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Easy Weekend Crochet Afghan. Yes, it is possible to make this easy weekend crochet afghan in just two days. Pair this soft, bulky yarn with a large crochet hook and you are all set to start and finish this pattern in the same weekend.
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Directions: Modern Colorful Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Advanced Beginner or Intermediate Crocheter
24-inches wide X 36- inches long
17 Stitches every 4-inches. 13 rows every 4-inches.
Sunrise Red Heart Unforgettable 4 skeins or 1,080 yards. I used about half of the last skein.
Crochet Hook Size J, 6 MM
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat
Crochet Pattern Notes
This pattern is written in U S Terms.
The foundation chain stitch is worked in even stitches, multiples of 2
The first stich is worked in the second chain from the hook.
In the last single crochet three together, do not work the final chain 1, rather work a single crochet in the last stitch that you just worked. (The last stitch of the row). This makes the crochet edge nice and straight.
This pattern is a repeat of row 2 until you reach your desired size.
Try and keep your stitches a bit looser. This will help you be able to get your hook into the stitches in the previous row.
Turn at the end of each row.
Starting Chain 100
SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. Insert hook into the same SP as the SC ST and pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the next 2 STs. There should be 4 loops on your hook at this point. YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook. CH 1 to close this stitch. [Insert the hook into the same SP and pull up a loop, pull up a loop in the next 2 STs, YO and pull through all 4 loops on the hook, CH 1 to close]. Repeat between [ ] across. End of the row. In the last ST, do not close with the Ch 1, rather work a SC in the last ST. Turn
CH 1, SC in the same ST as you worked the CH 1 (The first ST). Insert the hook into the same SP as the SC ST and pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in the next 2 STs. There should be 4 loops on your hook at this point. YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook. CH 1 to close this stitch. [Insert the hook into the same SP and pull up a loop, pull up a loop in the next 2 STs, YO and pull through all 4 loops on the hook, CH 1 to close]. Repeat between [ ] across. In the last ST, do not close with the Ch 1, rather work a SC in the last ST. Turn
Repeat row 2.
Work a chain stitch, cut the yarn off leaving about a 12-inch tail. Draw the yarn through the chain stitch and pull snug. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail and snip off excess yarn.
Your beautiful baby blanket with lots of nice squishy texture is ready to use, or gift.
Crochet Video Tutorial of the Crochet Blanket
This video shows the trinity stitches worked ending the row and beginning the row with this yarn. You will see that the chain stitch tends to snug up using this yarn. So, keep your stitches slightly loose.
You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.