This is a simple granny square baby blanket, but the adorable pastel colors put it over the top! And the Baby Soft Yarn from Lion Brand truly is “baby soft”!! Plus, it works up super fast so your little one can be snuggled into this cute and comfy blanket in no time. 😊
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Skill Level: Easy
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Petal – 2 skeins
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Pansy – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Mint – 1 skein
Lion Brand Baby Soft in Pastel Yellow – 1 skein
Hook size G/6 – 4.25mm
4 clusters and 7 rows = 4”
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
St, sts – stitch, stitches
Sp – space
Ss – slip stitch
- Beginning chains count as stitches. I prefer a magic circle to start so there’s no hole in the middle. However, if you’d like you can do Round 1 this way – ch 4, 2 dc into 4th ch from hook, ch 2, *3 dc in same ch sp, ch 2*. Repeat from * to * two more times. Join at top of beginning ch with ss. (4 clusters) You can find a more detailed description along with photos here in the instructions for my Granny Square Cardigan.
- Do build-up chains loosely to make it easier to get your hook through for the slip stitch at the end of each round.
- Just a tip – place a stitch marker in the third chain of the “chain 3” build-up and it will be much easier to know where to join with the slip stitch.
With Petal , make a magic circle. (or use optional instructions in Notes.)
Round 1: Ch 3 into circle, 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2*. Repeat from * to * two more times. Join at top of first chain in round with slip stitch. You should have four clusters.
Round 2: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in the corner space, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space, *ch 1, (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in next corner space*. Repeat from * to * two more times. Ch 1, join at top of first chain in round with ss. You should have eight clusters at the end of this round.
Round 3: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 space, *ch 1, (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in next corner space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space*. Repeat from * to * two more times. Ch 1, (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in last corner. Ch 1, join at top of first chain in round with ss.
Round 4: Continue pattern following color changes as indicated, doing 3 dc in each ch 1 sp, and ch 1 between clusters along the rows. Do (3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc) in every corner.
Rounds 5 – 22: Petal
Rounds 23 – 24: Pansy
Rounds 25 – 26: Mint
Rounds 27 – 28: Pastel Yellow
Rounds 29 – 30: Pansy