Saturday, 30 March 2019

Easter Baby Blanket & Bonnet - Free Crochet Pattern

Make this pretty baby blanket in gorgeous spring colours.  This is such a simple pattern and is essentially just a giant granny square and comes with a super cute matching bonnet.  Any new arrival will look adorable wrapped up in it.  The blanket and bonnet only takes a few days to make so would make a great last minute gift for a new mum and uses lots of different colours making it a great stash busting project.

Easter Blanket & Bonnet Set




Easter Granny Square Blanket



Materials

Darning needle
DK yarn in assorted colours.  I used yarns from my stash, but if you would like to recreate this I recommend using Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours (in order of use) - 

Wisteria, Sherbet, Citron, Parchment, Spring Green, Cream

Hook

4mm (G) hook

Size

Approx 65 x 65 cm

Abbreviations / Terms


US terms used throughout (UK terms)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
st - stitch

Notes:  Unless otherwise stated, fasten off and change colour each round following colour sequence stated above.  You will also be turning your work after each round, this keeps the corners nice and straight and adds a lovely texture to your blanket.

Foundation round ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 (Right side) ch 3, 2 dc into ring, ch 2, [ 3 dc into the ring, ch 2] 3 times, join with a sl st to the top of starting ch 3 and fasten off.  Turn.


Round 2 (Wrong side) join a new colour in any corner sp, ch 3, 2 dc into same sp, ch 2, 3 dc into same sp (corner formed), [ 3 dc into the next sp, ch 2, 3 dc into same sp] x3, join with a sl st to the top of the chain 3 and fasten off.  Turn.




Round 3  Join a new colour in any corner sp, chain 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, [3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp] x 3, 3 dc in next sp, join with a sl st to the top of the chain 3 and fasten off.  Turn.



Continue in the same way changing colours each round and working 3dc, ch2, 3dc in each corner and 3dc into each sp, until you have repeated the colour sequence 5 times.  30 rounds in total.






Work a further 2 rounds in the same way, the 1st in Wisteria, the 2nd in Cream.

Round 33 With right side facing and Wisteria, join with sl st to any corner sp.  Ch1, 3sc in same sp, continue with sc in each st around and 3sc in each corner sp.  Fasten off.

Blanket border:  With right side facing and Cream follow tutorial for Cute Bobble Edging.


Easter Bonnet



Using colour sequence to match the blanket follow instructions for Granny Square Bonnet pattern.



Enjoy!
Catherine
x

You might like...



This post contains Amazon affiliate links...




4 comments:

  1. There's nothing like a granny square blanket. Homely and beautiful at the same time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, granny square blankets are my favourite to make. Perfect for mindless TV crochet...

      Delete
  2. Still utterly in Love with plain traditional granny squares. They are so versatile, so pretty, so much my favourites! Beautiful colour-scheme!

    ReplyDelete