Bright colorful hearts highlight this cheery baby blanket. The crochet pattern is an on-the-go project thanks to simple, repetitive stitches.
Make all the motifs and squares, then stitch on the hearts and join the squares with a join-as-you-go technique. You might even leave some of the heart tops open to create a secret pocket for a special toy!
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The pattern is easy enough for adventurous beginning crocheters, and should be a breeze for those with advanced beginner skills and above.
About the Yarn
The Bright Hearts Baby Blanket is crocheted with a classic dk-weight (light weight) yarn. Choose bright contrasting colors, as I did, or match the baby’s nursery colors for a custom look. It takes about 350-400 yards [320-366 meters] of each of four colors.
For the blanket in the photo, I used Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool). Each ball weighs 3. 5 ounces [100 grams] and has 284 yards [260 meters]. I used two balls of each color: #805 Orangesicle, #810 Greenery, #854 Violet Rustic and #821 Honeysuckle. If I had wanted to do another tier of squares and create a rectangular blanket, I had plenty of yarn left over from those two balls of each color to do that.
Test stitchers used a variety of yarns, including Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep, Caron Simply Soft Light, and La Bien Aimee.
About the Pattern
The crochet pattern is written using American crochet terminology. It has been test stitched and professionally tech-edited. Both text and charted instructions are included, and left-handers are not forgotten! Charts are provided for both right- and left-handed crocheters. Links to tutorials for potentially unfamiliar techniques are also provided.
The instructions call for a size I-9 [5.5 mm] crochet hook, but of course you should use whatever hook size you need to match the pattern gauge and get a pleasing fabric.
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For another easy baby blanket pattern, check out my Oliver Baby Blanket.