I love designing crochet blankets like this Stoney Pebbles Crochet Baby Blanket! It really is my weakness! If you have ever checked out my crochet blanket section you will know what I mean! I can’t help myself! 🙂 Read on down to find the full, FREE pattern!
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The main reason I love to crochet blankets is it so easy to work back and forth in a repetitive motion without much thought. Which means a huge project with minimal effort. That is my cup of tea! (Or coffee!) You have to think the same thing right?
When the idea first came to me for this blanket I knew that I wanted to use Lion Brand Heartland Yarn because it is extremely soft and comes in such beautiful earthy colors. I have used it to design some items in the past like my “Half & Half Boot Cuffs“ and “Here is Autumn Hat“ so I knew this yarn would be the perfect fit for a cozy baby blanket! Have you used it for anything? If not you should definitely give it a try!
When I was designing this blanket I used only single crochets and half double crochets! That’s it! The half double crochets are worked a little different than you may be used to but that is what gives this blanket the stoney pebble like look. I will explain how to work these special half double crochets up in the abbreviation section. 🙂
To finish up this fun blanket I did one row of single crochet’s along to the border to give it a clean finished look. Wallah! A finished baby blanket! Now that you know what is needed for this blanket I think you will be ready to try out this blanket pattern! Just scroll on down to find the full, FREE pattern or “Click Here” to at to Ravelry to make for later! Happy Blanket Making!
STONEY PEBBLES CROCHET BABY BLANKET
- Two skeins of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in the color way Grand Canyon or less than 500 yards of any worsted weight (4) yarn.
- Size J 6.00 mm Crochet Hook (I used a Clover Hook)
- Yarn Needle
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- sphdc = special half double crochet (Work a half double crochet, but before pulling through the last 3 loops on the hook, work another half double crochet in the same stitch, then pull through all 6 loops on the hook)
- Written in Standard US terms.
- Want to make the blanket a different size? Just use an even number for your starting chain and work the rest of the pattern as written!
- Gauge equals 2″ for every sphdc, sc, sphdc, sc, sphdc (5 stitches)
- Finished Size as written is approximately 22.5″ wide by 24″ height with single crochet border.
- “CLICK HERE” to add to Ravelry to save to make later.
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Foundation Row: Ch 60
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc, sc in each ch across. (59)
Row 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc, sc in each st across. (59)
Row 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc, sc in each st across. (59)
Row 4: Ch 1, starting with the first st, sc, *sphdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * across. (59)
Repeat row 2-4 for pattern to desired length (I did 50 rows)
Fasten off yarn after last row and weave in loose ends throughout with a yarn needle. If you wish to do a border like I have shown don’t fasten off yarn and do a simple sc border along the outside border of the blanket working the sc evenly along. Make sure to do 3 sc’s in each corner st to get a clean finished look.
YOU ARE DONE!
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I hope you enjoyed the Stoney Pebbles Crochet Baby Blanket and if you have any questions, please be sure to ask by contacting me at krista@resuedpawdesigns and I’d be glad to help.