I know blankets are the last thing people want to crochet during the warm summer months but trust me! A cute velvet baby blanket will be your new favorite baby shower gift. This soft baby velvet yarn is the definition of comfort and you won’t mind snuggling up to it while you make these quick baby blankets.
When I picked out these gems I knew the design had to be very simple so the yarn would shine. A lot of you are probably thinking, “Isn’t it hard to see what you’re doing?” Yes, it is a bit more difficult to see your stitches but with both patterns it’s clear where your hook belongs. In addition, I’ve increased the hook size for a standard 4 weight yarn to make the stitches larger.
Below you’ll find two ways to crochet a velvet baby blanket – half double crochet in between 2 posts and corner to corner. These patterns are beginner friendly so enjoy!
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Pattern 1: Half Double Crochet In Between 2 Posts
The finished blanket is 30″x30″ or 32″x32″ with the optional border.
Hdc- Half Double Crochet
Sl st- Slip Stitch
Half double crochet in between 2 posts: pull up yarn, insert hook underneath the stitch in between the 2 posts, pull up yarn, pull through all three loops on hook. Your last stitch will be between the final HDC and ch 2 space.
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1- Ch 88, turn standard Hdc in the third chain from hook and across.
2- Ch 2, turn, Hdc between 2 posts across
Repeat row 2 until blanket measures 30″ or is the same length as your width.
Optional: Single Crochet Border
1- *3 sc in corner, sc evenly across* repeat around blanket
2- Repeat row 1
Tie off and sew in ends
Pattern 2: Corner to Corner
This blanket is 37″x37″
C2C- corner to corner
Corner to corner pieces are worked in diagonal rows compared to crocheted left to right. To learn this stitch and method, I suggested watching THIS video or click HERE for picture and written instructions.
C2C increase with the fist skein, then begin decrease when you near the end of the first and switch to the second. Decrease back to one square.
Tie off and sew in ends.