I designed this crochet baby blanket pattern using the fan stitch and by alternating the colors blue and white. The type of yarn I used made this blanket really fluffy and the thickness of the yarn makes this blanket really eye catching.
This baby blanket may look difficult to crochet but it actually is pretty simple. If you find that you are having a hard time deciphering this pattern on your own try following along with my video tutorial.
My tutorial will break down this pattern step by step and will also help you to understand and learn more about reading crochet patterns.
Fan Stitch Baby Blanket
Baby Blanket - Right Hand Tutorial
Baby Blanket - Left Hand Tutorial
Crochet baby Blanket Pattern Details
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1. Yarn: Hometown USA (Lion Brand) - This is a Super Bulky Yarn
The crochet hook I used to make this blanket is a Susan Bates Bamboo Hook. I highly recommend this hook if your hand cramps easily when you crochet during long projects. The bigger handle on the bamboo hook forces you to loosen your grip which prevents your hand from straining.
When you're crocheting a baby blanket it really makes a big difference on the type of yarn you use. This is especially helpful because everyone wants their baby blankets to be soft and cuddly. So for this blanket I chose to use Hometown USA yarn from Lion Brand because it's super soft. I also like how bulky this yarn is because not only will it keep your baby warm, but it will also stand out in a crowd because of its unique texture.
Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions
Foundation Chain: With color A (Charlotte Blue) ch 69.
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 ch's, sc in next ch, (skip 2 ch's, fan stitch, skip 2 ch's, sc in next ch) repeat across, end with 2 dc in last ch (10 fans).
Row 2: Attach color B, ch 1, turn work, sc in first dc, fan into sc, (sc into the ch 1 on top of fan, fan into sc) repeat across, end with a sc into the top of the turning ch (11 fans).
Row 3: Attach color A, ch 2, turn work, dc in same sp, (sc into ch 1 sp of fan, fan into sc) repeat across, end with 2 dc in last sc (10 fans).
Rows 4 - 41: Repeat row 2 for all of the even numbered rows, repeat row 3 for all of the odd numbered rows.
Fasten off, weave in loose yarn ends with a yarn needle.
For the Border
Rnd 1: Attach color B (white) to the end of row 41, ch 1, turn work, (dc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in ch 1 sp, sc in next 2 sts) repeat 10 times, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st (84 sts on each side of blanket, 336 total stitches).
Rnd 2: Sl st into beginning st, ch 2 dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, (sl st in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) repeat 9 times.
Continuing Rnd 2: **Sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, (sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st) repeat 9 times; repeat from ** 2 times more.
Last Corner: Sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, sl st into beginning stitch (336 sts).
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