Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Lotte Lace Blanket Pattern & Video Tutorial

This is a free lacy crochet baby blanket pattern you can use to make a stunning heirloom baby blanket for a new arrival. Worked in corner to corner style, it is easily adjustable.


I am so excited to be finally bringing this long-awaited lacy crochet baby blanket pattern!

Ever since I have finished this blanket, I was so pleased with the way it came out. It has hit the mark with looking exactly as I imagined it in my head.

As the name suggests, The Lotte Lace Baby Blanket has been inspired by my popular corner bookmark pattern.

After I have released a video tutorial for the bookmark, I have had people asking me to carry on with the pattern and design a blanket.

The corner bookmark is worked as a triangle in corner to corner style. That means you start at the top point increasing at both sides working towards the widest edge.

This was the basic lace pattern and after reaching the widest edge, requests came flooding in to work out the pattern for decreases in corner to corner style.

This will allow you to turn the triangle into a lacy crochet baby blanket in square shape.

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lacy crochet baby blanket pattern - lotte lace by Blue Star Crochet

Lotte Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Design

As I mentioned above, the lacy crochet blanket for babies has been inspired by the stitch pattern I used for my corner bookmark.

It is a beautiful lacy stitch pattern worked in corner to corner diagonally across. You will start at the point increasing the pattern on both sides.

Working towards the middle, once you reach the required size, you will start decreasing on both sides.

This will eventually lead to a single point again, creating a square lacy crochet baby blanket.

I used Be My Baby yarn from Knitcraft. This is a lovely yarn to work with and the perfect fibre combination for a baby blanket.

It consists of 50% acrylic and 50% polyamide. This is a great combination for super soft and durable crochet baby blanket.

It is a DK weight yarn and at 235 metres per 100g ball it is a standard weight that can easily be substituted.

The yarn label states that you can wash it at 30 degrees and tumble dry too. However, I would be super careful about washing and tumble drying anything handmade.

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Materials

Gauge / Tension

3 shells x 8 rows = 4 x 4 inches / 10 x 10 cm measured after blocking

Finished Size

35 inch /89 cm square after firm blocking

crochet blanket for baby with lacy border

Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch- chain stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

ch-sp – chain space

V st- (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc)

shell- (1 dc, 1 ch) 4 times, 1 dc in same st/sp

picot – (1 sc, 3 ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc) in same st/space

border shell – (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st/sp

PM – place stitch marker into the indicated stitch

Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Notes

  • The baby blanket is worked in corner to corner style diagonaly across
  • The pattern starts at the single point
  • You increase at both sides of the blanket simultaneously
  • once you reach the desired size, you will be decreasing on both sides in order to create a square blanket
  • the blanket is finished off with a lace border, row of lacy shellsand picot stitches
  • Number of rows determines the finished width and size of the crochet blanket
  • For a smaller blanket work equally less rows for both increase and decrease parts
  • For a bigger blanket work equally more rows for both increase and decrease parts

Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Video Tutorial

I have also filmed a full video tutorial to guide you through the process of creating the blanket and border. If you enjoy it, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and click on the notification button.

YouTube video

Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Written Pattern

Blanket Increase Part

Chain 5.

Row 1: miss 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), start working into last ch, (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st, turn.

Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp here and throughout), 1 dc in same st, 5 ch, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 3: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.

Row 4: 4 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch (counts as first V st), 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc, 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 5: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.

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Crochet pattern continues…

Row 6: 4 ch, 1 dc in same st at the bottom of 4 ch (counts as first V st), (5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc) repeat across until last shell, 5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into 3rd ch of beg 4 ch from previous row, turn.

Row 7: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc in same st; (1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st) repeat across until last shell, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, turn.

Repeat Row 6 – 7 another 18 times. Then repeat Row 6 one more time.

Row 45: 4 ch, working into first V st (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) in same st; (1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st) repeat across until last shell, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc) into last V st, turn.

PM around end dc st on both sides of Row 45.

Blanket Decrease Part

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc into first dc, 3 ch, miss the first half shell, 1 V st into next sc, (5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc) repeat across until last half shell, 3 ch, 1 sc into the 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch, turn.

Row 47: 1 shell into next V st, (1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into next V st) repeat across to last V st (including), 1 sc into last sc, turn.

Row 48: 5 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell, 3 ch, miss the rest of first shell, 1 V st into next sc, (5 ch, miss next shell, 1 V st into next sc) repeat across until last shell, 3 ch, 1 sc into 3rd dc of last shell, turn.

Repeat Row 47 – 48 another 19 times.

Row 87: 1 shell into next V st, 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell 2 rows below working over 5 ch from previous row fixing it in position, 1 shell into last V st, 1 sc into 3rd dc of last shell, turn.

Row 88: 5 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc into 3rd dc on the shell, 3 ch, miss the rest of first shell, 1 V st into next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc into 3rd dc of last shell, turn.

Row 89: 1 shell into next V st, 1 sc into last sc.

Do not fasten off.

lacy crochet blanket for baby

Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Border

As you noticed, with right side facing, your blanket has 5 ch-sp running along the decrease section on the left-hand side. We will create these loops on the right-hand side too as they are used for the border.

Turn your work.

(5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd dc of the last shell) (5 ch, sl st into 3rd dc of the edge shell on row below) repeat all the way down the side of the blanket until you reach the last shell above the half shell of Row 45, 5 ch and sl st into top of dc on the half shell of Row 45.

Rnd 1: turn your work, sl st into first 5 ch-sp, 4 ch, 1 dc in first 5 ch-sp (counts as first V st), 1 V st in same 5 ch-sp, *(2 V sts in next 5 ch-sp) repeat across until you reach the last shell,

(1 V st, 2 ch, 1 V st) into sc worked into 3rd dc of the last shell, (2 V sts in next 5 ch-sp) repeat across to marked dc st of Row 45, (1 V st, 2 ch, 1 V st) worked around edge dc, continue working around the edge dc of each row, work 1 V st around each edge dc until you reach Row 1,

work (1 V st, 2 ch, 1 V st) into underside stitch of the first shell, work 1 V st around each edge dc until you reach marked dc of Row 45, (1 V st, 2 ch, 1 V st) worked around edge dc, sl st into 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch.

lotte lace crochet baby blanket

Crochet pattern continues…

Rnd 2: sl st into first V st, 5 ch (counts as first dc + 2 ch-sp); *(1 dc into next V st, 2 ch**); repeat around until corner 2 ch-sp, work (1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc) into the corner 2 ch-sp, 2 ch; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, sl st into 3rd ch of beginning 5 ch.

Rnd 3 – 4: 5 ch (counts as first dc + 2 ch-sp); *(1 dc into next dc, 2 ch**); repeat around until corner 3 ch-sp, (1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc) into corner 3 ch-sp, 2 ch; repeat from * around ending last repeat at ** , sl st into 3rd ch of beginning 5 ch.

Border Adjustment

Note: if you adjusted the size of the blanket, you might have to readjust your starting position at this point.

Go back to the last corner 3 ch-sp. The 2 ch-sp immediately after the corner will have sc stitch worked into it on the shell round, the next 2 ch-sp will have a shell worked into.

Alternate between sc and shell until you get to your first 2 ch-sp where your yarn is attached. If the first 2 ch-sp has a sc in it, continue with Rnd 5. If the first 2 ch-so has a shell in it, you need to sl st back into the last 2 ch-sp of Rnd 4 and take that as your first 2 ch-sp.

I explain this in video tutorial (link above), please scroll to 1 hr 11 mins for visual explanation.

Rnd 5: sl st into 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 sc in same 2 ch-sp, *(1 border shell into next 2 ch-sp**, 1 sc into next 2 ch-sp) repeat around until corner 3 ch-sp, 1 shell into corner 3 ch-sp, 1 sc into next 2 ch-sp; repeat around from * ending last repeat at **, sl st to top of first sc.

Rnd 6 (picot edge): sl st into next dc, sl st into first 1 ch-sp and start working into same 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, * 1 picot into each of next three 1 ch-sp, sl st into next sc; repeat from * across to corner shell, 1 picot in each of next four 1 ch-sp, sl st into next sc; repeat around ending last repeat with sl st into first sc.

Fasten off. Firmly block to dimensions.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this lacy crochet baby blanket pattern. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

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About Veronika Cromwell

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4 thoughts on “Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Lotte Lace Blanket Pattern & Video Tutorial

  1. Hi Veronika! I have a question about your gorgeous new lacy baby blanket pattern. After row 45, you say to “PM around end DC…” What does PM stand for? Thank you!

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