Ribbed Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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You’ll love crocheting the easy ribbed Baby Blanket crochet pattern that comes in throw size too!

The Sweet Snuggles Baby Blanket is an easy ‘knit look’ ribbed crochet blanket pattern. The unique ribbing that is crochet but looks knit is crocheted by alternating a row of double crochet stitches in the back loop with a row of linked slip stitches.

The blanket is worked from the bottom up and includes a video tutorial on YouTube. The PDF pattern includes a vertical ribbing blanket pattern too!

Below you will find everything you need to crochet the easy ribbed baby blanket crochet pattern, including the yarn, hook, materials, free written pattern for blog subscribers, pictures and a video tutorial. If you like this free crochet blanket pattern, please share!

Michaels Collaboration

I was excited to collaborate on a new crochet pattern with Michaels. Locally Michaels is our main craft store, and I’ve been purchasing yarn at their stores for years. I’ve always been a big fan of Loops & Threads. (cdn site)

If you’ve followed along with me, my first published pattern, the Bulky & Quick Mermaid Blanket, was crocheted in Country Loom by Loops & Threads. It’s no longer available, but it’s near and dear to my heart. A lot of hours and dollars were spent crocheting with that yarn!

When Michaels contacted me, I was thrilled to work on a project with them. They allowed me to choose the yarn and a baby crochet pattern.

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Baby Blanket Inspiration

I was like a kid in a candy shop searching for the perfect yarn for this crochet pattern. Of course, I brought home several yarns to swatch with and played around with a few ideas. I’ll admit I went back to the store several times, mulling over my pattern choices.

I’ve fallen in love with the colours and softness of the Chenille Home Slim by Loops and Threads. I might have bought out my store’s entire selection, so you may want to order online to get all the choices!

If I were making a blanket for my own baby, this would be the yarn I would choose; heck, it’s what I’d choose for me too. So I ended up with a baby blanket and a throw blanket. I’m sure you will want one, too, as soon as you feel this yarn!

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Crochet Blanket Stitch

The ribbed crochet stitch used to crochet the ribbed baby blanket crochet pattern looks like a knit stitch, but it’s crochet. It’s easy, crochets up quickly, and is a beginner-friendly pattern. I’ve included a step-by-step video to make sure you understand how it’s crocheted.

It’s a simple 2-row repeat, so once you get the hang of it, you can sit and relax while you crochet this soft, cozy, beautiful baby blanket.

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Yarn for Crochet Blanket

Chenille Home slim is a beautiful, soft, Super Bulky Yarn #6 made in 100% Polyester. Comes in 22 gorgeous and modern shades.

Check out the Baby section for Sweet Snuggles Lite. It’s identical but comes in 17 shades, perfect for babies. Mix and match to get your favourite combo.

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Chenille Home Slim By Loops & Threads (cdn site)

Super Bulky Weight Yarn #6 – 100% Polyester 218yds/250g – Shown in Cream (MC), Steel Grey (A), Terracotta (B), Mustard (C), Fog (D), Blue Shadow (E)

Throw Size: 1 of each colour for a total of 6 balls

Baby Size: 3 balls are needed in MC. For stripes, I used about 25 yards of each contrasting colour. To save on cost, I used the scrap yarn from the Throw size blanket for the stripes.

Yarn Substitutes:

Bernat Blanket Yarn

Charisma By Loops & Threads

Titan Bulky Weight

Lion Brand Hue + Me

Brava Bulky

Bernat Softee Chunky

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Crochet Hooks Needed

The easy ribbed baby blanket crochet pattern calls for a

9mm crochet Hook

or size needed to obtain gauge

You can purchase them HERE with code MJS15. Hook case available HERE

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Additional Supplies Needed for Crochet Blanket

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

7.5 sts and 5.25 rows equal to 4″ with 9mm crochet hook in pattern

Video:

Watch how to crochet a ribbed baby blanket crochet pattern on YouTube

Sizing

Baby 34″ x 44″ (Throw 54″ x 58″)

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Construction

The Striped Blanket is worked flat in rows from the bottom up. The ribbed stitch is crocheted by alternating a row of double crochet stitches in the back loop only with a row of linked slip stitches. Finish with a single crochet row.

Step-by-step video tutorial included for baby size on YouTube. The blanket can also be worked from the side across in a solid colour to have vertical ribbing.

Vertical style blanket in baby and Throw included in the PDF.

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Special Stitches

Linked Sl St – Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, *pick up a loop in the same st, pick up a loop in the next st, pull that loop through the 2 loops on the hook; rep from * across, end with a sc in the last st, turn.

Stacked dc – Don’t chain at the beg of a row. Insert hook through the first st and work a sc. Insert hook between the 2 loops of the sc st just made, work a sc st. You have now stacked two sc sts making a stacked dc. This gives the side of your work a clean and straight edge. See the video tutorial for further clarification.

Ribbed Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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  • The PDF pattern also includes instructions to crochet the blanket from the side across for vertical ribbing.

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PATTERN

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Sizes:

34″ x 44″ (54″ x 58″)

Notes

When changing colours, work the last yarn over the last stitch with the next colour. Carry MC yarn up the side of the banket by crocheting over the tail. Each size is written out separately. Block to finish.

Baby Stripes

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Worked from the Bottom Up

Row 1 (RS):

With MC, ch 66, work 1 dc in the back hump of the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—64 sts.

Row 2 (WS):

Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 sc in the first st, 1 linked sl st in each st across, ending with a sc in the last st, turn—64 sts.

Row 3:

Stacked dc in the first st, 1 dc in the blo of each stitch across, turn—64 sts.

Rows 4-8: Rep Row 2 & 3, ending on row 2. Change to A. Don’t cut MC carry it up the side.

Rows 9-10: With A rep rows 3 & 2. Cut A, change to MC.

Rows 11-18: Rep rows 3 & 2. Change to B. Don’t cut MC carry it up the side.

Rows 19-20: With B rep rows 3 & 2. Cut B, change to MC.

Rows 21-28: Rep rows 3 & 2. Change to C. Don’t cut MC carry it up the side.

Rows 29-30: With C rep rows 3 & 2. Cut C, change to MC.

Rows 31-38: Rep rows 3 & 2. Change to D. Don’t cut MC carry it up the side.

Rows 39-40: With D rep rows 3 & 2. Cut D, change to MC.

Rows 41-48: Rep rows 3 & 2. Change to E. Don’t cut MC carry it up the side.

Rows 49-50: With E rep rows 3 & 2. Cut E, change to MC.

Rows 51-58: Rep rows 3 & 2.

Row 59: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Throw Stripes

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Worked from the Bottom Up

Row 1 (RS):

With A, ch 102, work 1 dc in the back hump of the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—100 sts.

Row 2 (WS):

Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 sc in the first st, 1 linked sl st in each st across, ending with a sc in the last st, turn—100 sts.

Row 3:

Stacked dc in the first st, 1 dc in the blo of each stitch across, turn—100 sts.

Rows 4-12: Rep Row 2 & 3, ending on row 2. Change to MC. Cut A.

Rows 13-16: With MC rep rows 3 & 2. Change to C and cut MC.

Rows 17-28: With C rep rows 3 & 2, change to MC, cut C.

Rows 29-32: With MC rep rows 3 & 2. Change to E and cut MC.

Rows 33-44: With E rep rows 3 & 2, change to MC, cut E.

Rows 45-48: With MC rep rows 3 & 2. Change to B and cut MC.

Rows 49-60: With B rep rows 3 & 2, change to MC, cut B.

Rows 61-64: With MC rep rows 3 & 2. Change to D and cut MC.

Rows 65-76: With D rep rows 3 & 2.

Row 77: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across. Fasten off and weave in tails.

Blocking:

Wet the entire blanket in lukewarm water with a small amount of gentle soap or woolwash. Allow soaking for around 30 min. Squeeze out as much water as possible. Lay the blanket out on blocking mats and pin it to the measurements. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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