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Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial For A True Beginner

Updated on June 16, 2017
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I am a first time grandma. Since the day I found out I wanted to crochet a baby blanket. I knew the basic chain stitch but that was it.

Crochet Hooks

When I was picking out my first set of hooks I look for the best deal and what I remembered my grandmother used. I found this perfect set at Hobby Lobby

3-Piece Silvalume Crochet Hook Set

Brand: Susan Bates

Set includes one hook in each of the following sizes:

  • US G-6 (4.0mm)
  • US H-8 (5.0mm)
  • US J-10 (6.0mm)

Helpful hint: The smaller the hook size the tighter the stitches the more yarn you will use. For this blanket I used the J-10.


Yarn Shopping

There are so many to choose from I picked a soft fluffy multi color yarn that I liked. I did not know how much yarn I would need so I only purchased 2. That was a mistake. 2 was not enough. I went back to the store and purchase 2 more. Each bundle was only 135 yards. I never even thought to looked at that. The blanket cost me a little more than I thought It would. Each bundle was 4.99 plus tax times 4. You do the math. Way to much. My son and daughter in law were expecting twins so for the 2nd blanket I had to figure a way to cut the cost. That adventure will be my next HUB so stay tuned.

Autumn's Baby Blanket

YouTube Videos

To save you some time I did the web browsing and attached videos below of each stitch.

The Border is just a combination of the 2 stitches. It takes practice so do not give up. Come back and post a picture of your 1st blanket when you finish. I would love to see. Good Luck and enjoy

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

Chain Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch = SC

Half Double Crochet Stitch = HDC

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