I almost began this blog post with “sorry for so many photos” but I realized I’m actually not sorry at all! Photographing blankets is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Is that weird? I have no idea why it’s so satisfying. I get so excited when I have a new blanket to photograph. My next dream job?? #professionalblanketportraits probably not very lucrative. (Shrugs)
This super snuggly Sugarplum Crochet Blanket Pattern is a new favorite. The color blocking is similar to the easy knit seed stitch blanket I created last year and harkens back to my original color block crochet blanket pattern that has been so popular on Pinterest over the last handful of years (I’m revamping that pattern, stay tuned). It’s so easy (holler at all those double crochets!) and can be modified really simply for use with any yarn and for any desired size. Hope you love all the photos! I tried to capture the squishy drapey feel of the finished blanket. Gracie is hoping there is one for her under the Christmas tree…luckily Santa makes no promises in this house!
(As promised, here is a link to my Crochet 101 video tutorial series.)
I’ve never actually used this chenille type yarn before but I’m in love with the result. The feel of the finished crochet blanket is so wonderfully soft. Perfect blanket for a new baby gift! I was worried the yarn would date this blanket and make it seem old fashioned but the blanket is so cuddly modern looking thanks to the thick blocks of color! It’s not super thick and bulky which makes it perfect for a winter baby who is carted around in cold weather.
Free Sugarplum Crochet Blanket Pattern:
4 skeins of Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny Yarn in colors:
- hush pink
- polar bear
- tea rose
Size H crochet hook
yarn needle for weaving in ends
With 1st color, chain 110. chain 2 more (always add 2 chains at the end of your row as “turning chains” – these are NOT stitches you work back into for the next rows but they keep your edge nice and even!)
*Into back loops only* double crochet all the way across.
Complete 14 rows of double crochet in back loops only. Then switch colors.
Complete 14 more rows of double crochet in back loops only for each color yarn. Trim yarn and weave in ends.
Such a simple crochet blanket with a beautiful result!
**To adjust the size of this blanket increase the amount of chains you use to start. You’ll need to adjust the number of rows accordingly too.
Love this pattern? You would love my neutral crochet blanket pattern too!
Have a wonderful week friends.