Beginner Baby Blanket

Beginner Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is crocheted with a very simple stitch so it is perfect for beginners!

I enjoy crocheting with Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn – it comes in such pretty colorways and has a unique sheen and look to it. When I was working on the Heartfelt Prayer Square, I loved how its easy stitch looked with the Unforgettable yarn (Check out that FREE pattern here).

I thought it would make an attractive baby blanket but since this yarn is very thin, I thought it would be quicker to double the yarn and work with 2 strands at once.

What do you get when you combine 2 strands of a yarn that has built-in long color changes?

Beautiful stripes!

The stripes are similar to each other but not exact giving a very unique look to the color combination – and it’s super easy!

Let’s get started!

Skill Level: Beginner

Measurements: 33″ wide x 36″ long

(This project also works well as a lapghan)


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Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn in color “Sunrise” – 6-8 skeins – Click here to purchase

J/6 mm crochet hook – Click here to purchase

Yarn needle – Click here to purchase

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

YO, sl st = YO, insert hk into st, YO, pull through stitch and all lps on hk

Back Loop Only = insert hk into the back loop of the stitch only

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into st, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Ch = chain  

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over


First blanket is worked back and forth in rows

Then a simple edging is added around the entire rectangle

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Working with a double-strand of yarn, ch 106

(If you would like a bigger blanket, just chain as long as you would like your blanket to be wide)

Row 1: YO sl st in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. (105 sts) Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1; Working in the back loop only, YO sl st in each st across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until blanket measures desired length

Do not fasten off.

Edging (Optional):

*Whenever working 2 dc in one stitch at corners, mark with a stitch marker so can find these stitches while on next Round**

Round 1: Ch 3, working in back loop only, dc in each st across last row; 2 dc in corner; now working down sides of rows, dc in end of each row across to next corner; 2 dc in corner; dc in each st across bottom of Row 1; 2 dc in next corner; dc in end of each row across to last corner, 2 dc in corner. Fasten off.

Round 2: Now working with single-strand of yarn, join with dc in 1st dc of Round 1; dc in each st around;

*At corners: work 2 dc in each of dcs marked with st marker and mark these new dcs with stitch markers; then work 2 dc in next st*;

join with sl st to 1st dc.

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around except at corners; At corners, work 2 dcs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th dcs of the six marked with stitch markers; join with sl st to 1st dc.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around; At corners just work 2 sc in one stitch one time; join with sl st to 1st sc of round. (If corners start to curl, work 2 sc in more than just one stitch) Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Wet block blanket (Wet completely with cold water; Press out excess water in towel; Lay flat on dry towel and stretch out so in a rectangle with 90 degree angles at the corners (Can use pins to keep in place); Let dry completely

And there you have it – your Sunrise Stripes Baby Blanket is complete!

If you like this baby blanket, you might like the Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket – check out the free pattern here.

And if you like crocheting with the Unforgettable yarn, here are some more free patterns using it:

The Autumn Splendor Scarf and the Radiant Reversible Scarf

Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!


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