Woven Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern
Crochet baby blankets are such a great make. They are quick to crochet and a thoughtful handmade gift. Check out my woven crochet baby blanket free pattern- Meadowside Blanket!
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WOVEN CROCHET BABY BLANKET DESIGN PROCESS
I was always in awe of people working at the big weaving machines producing stunning fabrics and I always wanted to have a go at these.
I love the woven look they create. This was an inspiration behind my Meadowside Baby Blanket.
I used crochet to achieve a woven look crochet blanket. There are quite a few crochet blankets with open chain spaces that have strands of yarn woven through with a needle afterwards.
However, when it comes to finishing a crochet project, I am the most impatient person you will ever know!
Especially when a technique is working as I have imagined it and I want to see it completed.
Firstly, I used moss (linen) stitch for the main body of the blanket. Undoubtedly, this is a great stitch for this project as it is not too open for little fingers to get stuck into.
On the other hand, it has enough chain spaces to show of the strands of fabric woven through the crochet baby blanket.
The strands are worked into the blanket as you crochet. There is no additional fiddling with yarn needle threading the strands through.
You should know me by now- I’m all about minimum work with maximum results, right?!
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YARN I USED FOR MY WOVEN CROCHET BABY BLANKET
For my woven crochet baby blanket, I used King Cole Cottonsoft DK yarn. The clue is in the name!
Cotton S.O.F.T! Without a doubt, this is one of the softest cotton yarns I have ever come across!
For the strands I used a leftover scraps of West Yorkshire Spinners Retreat yarn I used for my Cottage Blanket.
This woven crochet baby blanket would be a great stashbusting project to use up even the tiniest of scraps as long as they are at least 1 meter long.
Can you imagine the colour choices? You can use completely random colours, rainbow or ombre!
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- King Cole Cottonsoft; (DK weight; 100% cotton; 210m per 100g ball) x 5 balls in White (710)
- Scrap yarn (I used West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat in Harmony, Serene, Mellow, Mind) you will need @ 75 m in total
- 4 mm crochet hook
- 7 x 7 cm piece of cardboard
76 x 89 cm / 30 x 35 inch
21 sts x 17 rows measures 10 x 10 cm measured over moss stitch pattern
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)
ch- chain stitch
fsc- foundation single crochet
sc– single crochet
ch-sp – chain space
For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.
WOVEN CROCHET BABY BLANKET PATTERN NOTES
- The pattern starts with working a foundation single crochet. I prefer to use this method as the one end of the blanket can sometimes pull in.
- Otherwise you can start with a standard foundation chain of 160 sts worked with a hook one size bigger than the one you will use for the blanket.
- The blanket is worked in rows of moss stitch
- Every other row you will hold a strand of your scrap yarn and work OVER it (not with it) to give the blanket woven look
- Leave @ 10 cm tail end on each side to fix it in position and leave a fringe
SIZE ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR WOVEN CROCHET BABY BLANKET
- You can adjust the width by adjusting the foundation chain, make sure to start with even number of chains (start working in 2nd ch from hook to be left with odd number of stitches) or work odd number of fsc
- To adjust the length of the blanket, simply work more/less rows
WOVEN CROCHET BABY BLANKET MAIN PATTERN
Row 1: work 159 fsc.
Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), (1 sc, 1 ch, miss next st) repeat across to last st, 1 sc in last, turn. 80 sc, 79 ch-sps
Row 3: 1 ch fixing the scrap yarn into the row, working OVER the strand of scrap yarn 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, (1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next sc) repeat across to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 1 ch-sp, 1 sc into last st, turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, (1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp working over the main yarn only, not the piece of scrap yarn) repeat across to last st, 1 sc in last st, turn.
Repeat Row 3 – 4 another 73 times.
Row 151: 1 ch, 1 sc into each st and 1 ch-sp across. 159 sc
FIXING SCRAP YARN STRANDS IN POSITION
As the scrap yarn strands are only worked over, they are likely to be pulled and can move. The ends need to be fixed by looping the ends around the end stitch.
To start with, fix the tail ends on one side only.
Insert hook through the side loop of the end sc stitch of row, pull up a loop with the scrap yarn, yarn over and pull tail end through the loop and pull the loop closed tightly.
Repeat for each tail end down one side of the blanket.
Lay the blanket flat on the floor.
Working on the side where the tail ends have not been fixed yet, gently tug on each strand of the scrap yarn, so it runs through the loops straight and it’s not gathered up.
Fix the scrap tail ends on the second side of the blanket using the same method.
Using the piece of cardboard wrap main colour yarn around and cut in half to make 14 cm pieces of yarn.
Fold the piece of yarn in half creating a loop, insert hook around the end stitch of each row without the scrap yarn in and pull the loop through, pull both ends of yarn thorough the loop and tighten.
Repeat on both sides of the blanket.
Trim the fringe on both sides to even length.
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