This blanket was born after a few email requests for a crochet baby blanket using Bernat Pop yarn. I have been wanting to try this stitch for a while now and I decided a baby blanket was the perfect opportunity. To get the full effect of the optical illusion this easy stitch creates I needed to use it on something with a big surface area.
Thank you to all my Instagram pals for helping me name this! Names are not my strong suit. Don’t these colors remind you of berries? I didn’t see it until “berry” was mentioned (which is a little comical since I literally picked the first strawberry of the season from our garden the other day AND we have raspberries forming on our bushes.) and then of course I couldn’t un-see it. So here we are at the Very Berry Baby Blanket… oh and the yarn colorway I used was Very Violet.
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Easy Crochet Stitches With Big Results.
If you can single and double crochet and count to five, you can make this blanket. The stitch I used on this blanket is called the Wide Checkers Stitch. It is made by repeating 5 single crochets and 5 double crochets across the row and then on the next row you switch it so you’re single crocheting in all the double crochets and double crocheting in all the single crochets.
Lets talk about theses ruffles. I love them, so much so that I may put them on everything from now on. 😉 The ruffle is done in one round (after a round of single crochets for the foundation) and uses all double crochets. Easy peasy.
All in all, I think this would be a great beginner crochet baby blanket pattern (or a relaxing project for the more than beginner crocheter). I really enjoyed making it and I hope you will too.
- 3 ¼ cakes Bernat Pop ( approx 910 yds) or similar #4/Worsted weight yarn. This is the color Very Violet
- 6mm/J Hook
GAUGE and Sizing
- Gauge: 6 stitches x 4 rows = approx 2in
- Finished Blanket Measures: 34 in x 38.5 in
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): Chain(s)
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Dc: Double Crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sl St: Slip Stitch
If you would like to to make this in a bigger size you will need to chain a multiple of 10 plus 6 for your foundation chain.
Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain and in next 4. *dc in next 5 chs, sc in next 5 chs. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), Dc in next 4 sc. *sc in next 5 dc, dc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 5 dc. *dc in next 5 sc, sc in next 5 dc. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 4-78: repeat rows 2 and 3
Rnd 1: On last row do don’t turn. Sc evenly around blanket placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join with a sl st to top of first sc
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in same st as ch 3. 3 dc in each single crochet around placing 6 dc in each corner stitch. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. Finish off, weave in ends.
Looking for more Bernat Pop patterns check out this Mommy and Me Hat Pattern!
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