Super Easy Ombré Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
I’ve not written a crochet post in a while but I thought I’d share the really simple pattern I created to make this super easy ombré striped baby blanket.
I made this pram blanket for some friends who are due to give birth to a baby boy in July. The dad-to-be is a big Leeds United fan so I thought I would go for team colours without it being too footbally. I like the ombré effect and think it gives a simple blanket a nice twist, and as you will see from the pattern, it really couldn’t be easier as it uses one stitch throughout.
What You Need:
- For a three colour blanket you need – wool in three colours, with two different shades in each colour. I used Stylecraft Special DK wool along with some bits and pieces that I had left over from other projects.
- A 4mm crochet hook.
- Darning needle.
Pattern (in UK terminology)
DC – double crochet
St – stitch
Ch – chain
1. Ch 105
2. DC in the second ch from the hook and in each st to the end (104 st) Turn.
3. 104 DCs. Turn. (Repeat four more times). Fasten off.
4. Join the second shade of the same colour and make a standing DC in the same st. 103 DCs. Turn. (I crochet over the tail left by the previous colour here to save lots of time weaving in ends)
5. 104 DCs. Turn (do this five times). Fasten off.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the next colour and then for the ombré.
7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the final colour in the sequence.
8. Repeat your colour sequence twice more (so you have three stripes of each colour in your blanket.)
9. For the border, stating at the end of a row, 104 DCs. When you get to the end, make two more DCs into the last st (this so for the corner).
10. Continue to make DCs down the side of the blanket. At the end, made 3 DCs into the same st for the corner.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the two other sides.
12. Repeat steps 9-11, making 3 DC in each corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.
That’s it! A really simple blanket that uses one stitch throughout but looks so pretty and modern. If you make it with an acrylic yarn it will be both soft and practical for a baby blanket too as it will wash well.
I’d love to know what you think of this blanket and please let me know if you make one yourself!
Lots of mini football fan love,