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Quick and Simple Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
The colors of the Mandala Yarns are gorgeous and inspiring. I used the Mandala Yarn Gnome for this Throw.
This crochet baby blanket was made for a friend’s baby and turned out really well.
However, at the end of the project, I decided to substitute a lighter shade of blue.
The baby blanket was crocheted as an expanding granny square. This pattern and yarn resulted in a really light weight blanket which can be used during warmer weather.
I deconstructed the Mandala Yarn Gnome and used the different colors to create this blanket. I changed the colors after approximately 4-5 rows in the beginning and every 2 rows as the blanket started getting bigger.
Yarn – Mandala Yarn – Gnome – 1 skein
Crochet Hook Size – I/9 5.5mm
Gauge – Not critical for this project.
dc- Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Ch2 sp – Chain 2 space
Separate the colors of the yarn and choose the colors in the order that you would like. I chose to start with Yellow, Light Orange, Bright Orange, Pink, Brownish Purple, Purple, Olive Green , Turquoise, Grass Green and then Aqua. I changed colors every 4-5 rounds in the beginning and as the blanket started getting bigger, I changed colors every 2 rounds.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch3, 2dc, ch2, *(3dc, Ch2) – * 3 times. Join with a sl st to the top of first ch3.
Round 2: Ch3, turn. (2 dc, Ch2, 3dc) in Ch2 sp. [Ch1, (3dc, Ch2, 3dc) in Ch2 sp.] 3 times, ch1, join with sl st to top of first dc,
Round 3 : Ch3, turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp , ch1, 3dc in ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, join with sl st to top of first dc.
Round 4 : Ch3, turn. 2 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, 3dc in all ch-1 spaces] 3 times, ch1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch1, join with sl st to top of first dc.
Round 5 onwards: Repeat Round 4 till the blanket measures 30″ x 30″ or as per your liking.
For larger blanket sizes , you will need an extra skein of Lion Brand Mandala Gnome.
This is also a great yarn stash buster project. Try it and let me know how it turns out.
If you are looking to purchase this baby blanket/throw, Pop over to my Etsy Shop. This can also be customized to any size that you would like.
Let me know if you like this blanket in the comments section below.
Have fun with this project.