Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket
This Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is easy to make with basic crochet stitches and color-changing yarn. The gradual color changes of one yarn along with the constant color of the other yarn make for a beautiful and unique look. The secret to this look is in the combination of stitches and the yarn used. Would you believe that even though the color changes every row, there are only about 10 ends to weave in?! This is due to an easy technique of how you change the yarn at the end of each row.
Great for Beginners and Experienced Crocheters Alike!
To make this two color crochet baby blanket you only need to know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet so this is perfect for beginners. But experienced crocheters will also like this project because it has a great rhythm to the stitches that makes it easy to watch TV or chat with a friend while you crochet. I love how the stitches together create a good texture and pretty look to the overall blanket.
Skill Level: Easy
36″ x 36″
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2 colors of medium weight acrylic yarn
(For my Main Color (MC) I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color “Pool” – I needed 2 skeins; For my Contrasting Color (CC) I used Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in the color “Scuba” – I needed about 1 1/4 skeins – The “Ombre” color-changing yarn is what gives this blanket a really unique look!
Main Color Total Yardage = 640 yards; Contrasting Color Total Yardage = 610 yards)
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
MC (Main Color)
CC (Coordinating Color)
YO (yarn over)
Project is worked back and forth in rows and then a simple single crochet edging is added along the sides
MC = Main Color (This is the color you will work in for Row 1 and all odd number rows including Row 109 – this color will also be used for the edging)
CC = Coordinating Color (This is the color you will use for Row 2 and all other even Rows)
The “Right Side” of the blanket is the side facing you when you are using the MC – because of the stitch pattern, this is the side that the CC is actually more prominent
The “Wrong Side” of the blanket is the side that the MC is more prominent and is the side facing you when using the CC
Here you can see the contrast between the 2 sides of the blanket
Instructions for the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:
Stitches and abbreviations are written and defined above
With MC ch a length that measures 36″ (or any length you would like)
(This will be approximately 128 chs – it is best if it is an even number of chs)
Row 1 (Right Side):
In 2nd ch from hk (sc, hdc); [sk next ch, (sc, hdc) in next ch] across; For last hdc, work last YO with CC (dropping MC at side of Row). Turn. (64 shells; Shell= (sc, hdc))
For the remainder of the blanket: Each color you are not using you will carry along and crochet over it as you work the stitches for each row
This way both colors are ready to use at the end of every row and you will only need to weave in 10 or so ends – even though every row is a different color!
Ch 1; [sk next hdc, (sc, hdc) in next sc] across; For last hdc, work last YO with other color. Turn. (64 shells)
Repeat Row 2 alternating MC and CC every other row.
Now you should be working with MC – Repeat Row 2 one more time; for last hdc, do not change colors.
Edging for the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:
The Right Side of the blanket should be facing;
Ch 1, work sc evenly down side of rows to corner (which is putting 1 sc in the end of each row); sl st to 1st st of Row 1. Fasten off.
With Right Side still facing and MC, join with sl st in next corner (at end of Row 1); work sc evenly across to corner (which is putting 1 sc in the end of each row); sl st to 1st st of Row 109. Fasten off.
Finishing of the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:
Using the jumbo tapestry needle, weave in all ends making sure to hide ends in the row that matches the color of the ends
Optional: Wet block blanket and let dry completely
(Wet Blocking = Wet blanket completely with cold water; Press out excess water with a towel and lay flat to dry; Pin corners and edges so taut and in the square shape)
Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is Complete!
And there you have it – your Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is complete! I loved working on my blanket wherever I went since it is such an easy stitch pattern. I also enjoyed seeing the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn make the beautiful color-changes every other row. It takes some patience to see the full effect but it is so worth it! I think there are so many color possibilities with this crochet baby blanket! Which colors would you choose? Leave your ideas in the comments below – I would love to hear about it. I’ve even started another blanket with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in “Jazzy” (shades of pink) and Red Heart Super Saver in “Charcoal” (dark gray) – so far it is looking great!
If you decide to make this blanket, you’ll have some leftover Ombre yarn so you can then make this project, The Ombre Log Cabin Infinity Scarf! 😉
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