The pastel palette and the simple diagonal lines of this corner to corner crochet baby blanket make this afghan perfect for a nursery. With an adorable scalloped edging, this baby blanket is easy to customize in colors to match your nursery.
Corner to corner crochet patterns are easy to make in any size you want – you can easily keep increasing until you get to the size you want and then start your decreases.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 40” x 48”
Gauge: 4 rows: 3 ¾”
Yarn: Red Heart Classic (100% acrylic; 190 yards [174 meters]/100 grams): #0719 Lily Pink (2 skeins), #0579 Light Lavender (2 skeins); Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0381 Light Blue (1 skein), #0311 White (2 skeins)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge
Beginning Block: (ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs).
Block: (Ch 3, 3 dcs) in space as indicated.
Row 1: With lily pink ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs. (1 block)
Row 2: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, work a block in ch 3 space. (2 blocks)
Row 3: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across. (3 blocks)
Row 4: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row and fasten off. (4 blocks)
Row 5: Join white in top of last dc made, ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row. (5 blocks)
Row 6: Ch 6, turn, work a beginning block, continue across row and fasten off. (6 blocks)
Rows 7-40: Continue increasing 1 block on each row alternating colors as follows:
4 rows light lavender, 2 rows white, 4 rows light blue, 2 rows white, 4 rows pink, 2 rows white until there are 40 blocks across.
Start to shape left side edge by decreasing as follows
Row 41: Starting at upper right corner join white , ch 6, work a beginning block, continue across row, turn. (41 blocks)
Row 42: Slip stitch into 3 dcs and ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue row across and fasten off. (41 blocks)
Rows 43-48: Alternating colors continue pattern having 41 blocks in each row.
Start to shape top by decreasing as follows
Row 49: Join blue in first ch 3 space of Row 48, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue across row ending with a slip stitch in last ch 3 space, turn. (40 blocks)
Row 50: Slip stitch into 3 dcs and ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dcs in same space, continue across row ending with a slip stitch in last ch 3 space, turn. (39 blocks)
Rows 51-88: Continue this pattern alternating colors as established until 1 block remains and fasten off.
With white work along top edge (3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs) in first right corner dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in space between new 2 blocks, (2 dcs, ch 2, 2 dcs) in stitch between next 2 blocks] across ending with (3 dcs, ch 2, 3 dcs) in last dc. Continue this pattern around entire blanket, join to beginning dc and fasten off.
Weave in all ends, trim and lightly block to measurements.