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Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial for a True Beginner

Updated on June 7, 2022
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I'm a new grandmother. Ever since that day, I discovered I wanted to crochet a baby blanket. I knew the basic chain stitch but that was it.

Crochet Hooks

When choosing my first hook set I was looking for the best deal and what reminded me of my grandmother's set. I found this perfect set at Hobby Lobby

Silvalume 3 Piece Crochet Hook Set

Brand: Susan Bates

The set contains one of each of the following sizes of hooks:

US G6 (4.0mm)
US H8 (5.0mm)
US J10 (6.0mm)
Helpful Tip: The smaller the crochet hook, the tighter the stitches will be and the more yarn you will be using. I used the J10 hook for this blanket.

Yarn Shopping

There are so many colors and thicknesses to choose from. I chose a soft and fluffy multicolored yarn that caught my eye. I didn't know how much yarn I would need, so I only bought two. Boy o boy that was a mistake. Two wasn't enough. I went back to the store and bought two more. Each yarn pack was only 135 yards. I didn't even think to look at it when I first went shopping. The blanket cost me a little more than I thought it cost. Each pack cost $4.99 plus tax multiplied by 4 bundles. You do the math.

My son and daughter-in-law were expecting twins, so for the second blanket, I had to find a way to cut costs. This adventure will be my next HUB, so stay tuned.

Autumn's Baby Blanket

YouTube Videos

To save you some time, I've searched the internet and attached videos under each stitch.

Chain Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch = SC

Half Double Crochet Stitch = HDC

Crochet Pattern

keep track of each row completed. I use old fashioned pen and paper, grouping the rows into five (four 1s with a line through for the fifth row).

SC- Single Crochet

HDC- Half Double Crochet

chain 90

1st row - SC in every stitch then turn your work

2nd row chain 2, - HDC in every stitch then turn your work

3rd row - SC in every stitch then turn your work

REPEAT 2nd and 3rd row until desire width you want the blanket

Border -

* * 2 SC stitch, 3 HDC next stitch, 2 sc next stitch ** Repeat all the way around

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 Shelli Godinho


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