The block stitch baby blanket pattern crochets up beautifully. The two colors and the orderly stitch are elegant. To complete the finished look, I added four rows of single crochet edging. Get pattern details below the image.
Finished measurements: 34×34 inches.
Yarn A: Himalaya Spring Light Green (Lot: 783) – Aran weight
Yarn B: Himalaya Spring Cream (Lot: 780) – Aran weight
The yarn is 60% cotton and 40% manufactured fibers – acrylic.
Block Stitch Baby Blanket
Chain 100 (block stitch is worked in multiples of five).
- Row 1 (RS) – yarn A: Dc in the fourth ch from hook and in each ch across, do not fasten off. Remove hook from working yarn and keep a live loop. Secure the loop with a stitch marker.
- Row 2 (RS) – yarn B: With RS facing, join your second color yarn in sp after first dc, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same sp, *ch2, skip next 3 dc, sc in sp before next dc; repeat from * across working last sc into sp before last dc turn, fasten off.
- Row 3 (WS) – picking up live loop of yarn A: With WS facing, insert hook in the live loop at the end of the last odd row. Ch3 (counts as a dc), *skip next sc, 3dc in next ch2 sp; repeat from * across to last sc, skip last sc, dc in the top of beg ch3 of previous odd row, do not fasten off. Remove the hook from the working yarn and keep a live loop. Secure the loop with a stitch marker.
- Row 4 (RS) – yarn B: Repeat Row 2.
- Row 5 (RS) – yarn A: With RS facing, insert hook in long loop at the end of the last odd row, ch3 (counts as a dc), *skip next sc, 3dc in next ch2 sp; repeat from * across to last sc, skip last sc, dc in top of beg ch3, do not fasten off. Remove hook from working yarn and keep a live loop. Secure the loop with a stitch marker.
Rows 2-5 set the pattern.
All even rows are worked on the RS. Each odd row is worked in alternate directions, dropping the working yarn and picking it up on the next odd row. Do no fasten off odd rows.
A video by Simply Crochet may help you with the block stitch. Please note that the instructions are given with British-English stitch conversions, but when you watch you’ll easily be able to tell what’s going on.
- Using your preferred color, sc in each chain at 2 edges and twice in each dc space. In each of the corners add an extra turning sc stitch.
- Repeat 4 times.