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Chunky & Soft Crochet Baby Blanket

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I loveee the Bernat Baby Blanet Yarn.

It makes a soft, lush and chunky baby blanket and is perfect as a car seat/stroller blanket.


Because of the thickness of the yarn, it works up super fast and in less time and effort you have a good size blanket that can be used in multiple ways ūüôā

This blanket is special to me as I am making it for a new addition to our family. My sister is expecting a baby and she is due in December. They didn’t want to know the gender of the baby so made this neutral shade baby blanket.

This is my first pattern that I came up with and has Chain stitch, Front loop Single crochet (FLSC) & Front loop double crochet (FLDC) stitches.

Here is a tutorial to learn FLSC/FLDC stitch Рclick here.

Finished blanket is close to 30in*30in and you need a Size 10 crochet hook.

Step 1 : Foundation Stitch – Chain stitch 60 or equals 30 inches in length.

Step 2 :  Row 1- In 2nd chain from hook FLSC (Front loop single crochet) in every chain across and turn.

Row 2Р Chain 1 and  repeat FLSC (Front loop single crochet) in every stitch and turn.

Row 3 –¬†Chain 2 and FLDC (Front loop double crochet) in every stitch and turn. Repeat this for next 4 stitches and turn.

With this the width of the blanket will total to 7 inches.

Step 3 – Repeat Step 2 for next 4 times – so it come to 28 inches ( 7 in *4 = 28)

Step 4 – End the blanket by adding one more FLSC (front loop single crochet) and continue to make a single crochet stitch all around the blanket. That will be the finishing stitch and will make the total size of the blanket approx 30 in * 30 in.

And that’s it you have a beautiful chunky and soft baby blanket ready. And I love the FLDC stitch because it creates a beautiful ridge pattern unlike DC (double crochet) stitch.

This blanket makes great baby shower gifts or new born and is super easy to work with. The total time took for me is 6-8 hours.

Cheers!!

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Easy baby blanket – 2 yards and 30 minutes

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I am still at beginner/intermediate level of sewing and a quick project like this can never be boring.  You look forward to finish it and get pretty excited with the results..;-)

I made several of them( to be precise 12 baby blankets) full size, carseat and stroller blankets for friends and thought why not I post a tutorial. This is a beginner sewing project and fun to make. I buy my fabric @ Joann (stock up during sale) and love the nursery prints/flannel/soft and comfy fabrics. You can buy online as well like Fabric.com

What you need is :

1 yard of printed fabric(front)

1 yard comfy fabric (back)

Matching thread and pins

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It is important to prewash the fabric and make sure they are wrinkle free before you start sewing. Also cut any stray ends off your fabric pieces so they are the same size when put together.

Lay the fabrics right sides facing together. Make sure everything is smooth and  flatten to avoid any lumps or folds.

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Pin around the sides leaving 8-10 inches opening so that you can turn the blanket right side out later.

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Start with a back stitch and sew using 1/2″ seam allowance.

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Before you turn right side out Рclip the corners and cut excess fabric to prevent bulk.

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Once you turn around, iron the edges until everything is flat.

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Sew  around the edges and you are done. The blanker is very soft and much thicker than the ones you find in stores.

I love ¬†the decorative stitches¬†on¬†Brother Computerized machine and every time there is a new stitch to match¬†the theme¬†on the fabric…;-)

Isn’t that easy and they make perfect baby shower, baby receiving or even birthday gifts. Just the ¬†size of the fabric you choose differs for each occasion and they can used in multiple ways ūüôā

Here¬†is a collection of some handmade baby blankets ūüôāIMG_6703.JPGCheers!