Stripes & Ruffles Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
Are you looking for a quick and easy to make baby blanket pattern? Look no further! The Stripes & Ruffles Baby Blanket was designed with the beginner crocheter in mind and makes the perfect baby shower gift.
But just because it is designed for beginners, it doesn’t mean it has to look basic. The blanket has beautiful stripes of cluster v stitches and a wide border on which I crocheted the overlapping shells that look like ruffles. And it’s all done with single crochet and double crochet stitches!
And just to make it easier for you, I also created a full video tutorials that guides you step by step on how to crochet your own version of Stripes & Ruffles Baby Blanket.
I designed the blanket using aran (worsted) yarn and so it works up in no time. Change the colors to match any theme or color palette. Scroll down for the step by step pattern or watch the video tutorial to see how I crocheted this blanket.
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Project Size/ Gauge
- 125cm by 95cm
- 5rows X 9sts = 10cm x 10cm area in cluster V stitch
- baby blanket
- 4 balls of cyan
- 4 balls of ash
- 5.5mm & 5mm crochet hooks
- tapestry needle
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
|st(s) – stitch(es)||sc – single crochet|
|ch – chain||dc – double crochet|
|sl st – slip stitch||dc2tog – double crochet 2 together|
|sk – skip|
Stripes & Ruffles Baby Blanket – Written Pattern
- ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as a dc
- ch1 at the beginning or end of the row does not count as a stitch
- the stitches contained within the ** is the repeat section
- don’t cut the yarn when changing colors on the blanket, instead, carry it over the side of the blanket and crochet the border over it.
Start your blanket with ash and a 5.5mm crochet hook
Starting Chain: ch104
Row 1: dc2tog in the 6th ch from the hook, ch1, dc2tog in the same chain, sk2, dc2tog in the next ch, ch1, dc2tog in the same chain, repeat until you have 2ch left, sk1, dc in the last ch, turn
Row 2: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog in the ch space from the previous row, ch1, dc2tog in the same ch space, repeat until you crocheted in the last ch space from the previous row, sk1, dc in the last stitch, turn
Change to color to cyan
Rows 3 & 4: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog in the ch space from the previous row, ch1, dc2tog in the same ch space, repeat until you crocheted in the last ch space from the previous row, sk1, dc in the last stitch, turn
Change to ash color
Rows 5 & 6: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc2tog in the ch space from the previous row, ch1, dc2tog in the same ch space, repeat until you crocheted in the last ch space from the previous row, sk1, dc in the last stitch, turn
Repeat rows 3 – 6 until you have the required length (100cm), my blanket has 46 rows.
Cut the cyan yarn and weave in all the ends. Don’t fasten off the ash color, we will continue to crochet the border around the blanket next.
Change hooks to a 5mm one and continue from the corner where you finished your last row, going down the side.
Cut the yarn at each color change and crochet over the tail.
Round 1: *2sc around the dc post, sc in the stitch between the rows, 2sc around the following post*, repeat until you reach the next corner, 3sc in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom of the piece until you reach the next corner, 3sc in the corner, *2sc around the dc post, sc in the stitch between the rows, 2sc around the following post*, repeat until you reach the next corner, 3sc in that corner, sc in each st along the top part of the piece until you reach the corner, 3sc in that corner, sl st in the first sc you made in this round, don’t turn
Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), *sc in each st along the side until you reach the corner st (the 2nd sc of the 3sc you previously made in the corner), 3sc in the corner st*, repeat on each side of the piece (4 times in total), sl st in the first sc you made in this round
Change colors to cyan
Rounds 3 & 4: repeat round 2
Change colors to ash
Rounds 5 & 6: repeat round 2
Change colors to cyan
Round 7: repeat round 2
Round 8: *ch3, counting backward sk2 and sl st in 3rd stitch, ch3, 6dc in the ch3 space, counting forwards sk2 and sl st in 3rd stitch*, repeat until you have finished the last shell in the same stitch where you started this round, fasten off, weave in the ends.
For more details on how to close and what to do if you don’t have the exact stitch count to sk2 at the end of the round, check out the video tutorial.
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