Nothing celebrates the arrival of a new baby like a lovingly crocheted gift, and this gorgeous baby blanket by Kate Eastwood is one of our favourites! This super soft blanket is dotted with delicate flowers and is designed to fit a car seat or crib, making the perfect baby shower present.
The best part? It couldn’t be easier to make! Worked in a simple htr stripe using Willow & Lark Nest yarn, this blanket is guaranteed to keep baby snug with a luxuriously soft and warm feel.
- Willow & Lark Nest in Fondant Pink x 6 Balls
- Willow & Lark Nest in Milk x 1 Ball
- Willow & Lark Nest in Rose x 1 Ball
- 4.5mm Crochet Hook
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Needle and Thread
Ready to get to work? The main part of the blanket is worked in rows of half trebles, hdc then finished off with a bobble border. The finished measurements of the blanket are around 56cm x 64cm.
How to make the blanket
Using a 4.5mm hook and the color Fondant Pink work a chain of 93. Starting in the second chain from the hook work a row of HDC. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn. 92 sts. Repeat each row as above until your work measures approx. 53cm.
Finish with a Right Side row. At the end of the row continue on around the blanket working in SC. Work 2 to 3 stitches in to each corner stitch. At the end of the round, Sl St to join and finish off.
Now join in the Rose colored yarn and work a second round of SC all the way around the blanket, working 2 to 3 stitches in to each corner stitch. Sl st to join at the end of the round and chain 1.
How to make the bobble border
Turn your work so that you have the Wrong Side facing you and SC 2. * Yarn over and pull up to approx. TR height, five times. This will give you 11 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 11 loops. Chain 1.
SC 2. * Repeat from * to * all the way around the edge of the blanket.
At the end of the round Sl St to join and finish off. Sew in all the ends.
How to make the flowers
Round 1: Make a Magic Ring and work 5 SC in to the ring.
The flowers are worked in the Milk and Rose shades with a 3.5mm hook. You’ll need to make around 14 flowers.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in to each stitch from Round 1, 10sts.
Round 3: Work a round of 10SC. Join with a Sl St at the end of the round, finish off and sew in the ends.
Join in the Rose yarn with a Sl St and *chain 4. Work 4 TR all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook. You will now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops, chain 1 to close the bobble. Chain 4 and Sl st in to the next stitch*. Sl St in to the next stitch and repeat from * to *
Make 5 petals in total, Sl St to join and finish off, sewing in any ends.
Once you have made all of the flowers, lay the blanket on a flat surface and position the flowers where you want them to be. Pin in place with safety pins, then use a needle and thread to stitch the flowers in place.