What's the one thing every little bundle of joy needs? A crochet blanket made with love. Here's a free pattern for an adorable ripple baby blanket from Lauren Brown, of the blog Daisy Cottage Designs:
Finished blanket is approximately 27″ wide and 30″ long.
This pattern is worked through both loops.
You’ll be working into the chain at the end of each row.
Gauge is not important for this project.
A dc2tog is the same thing as a double crochet decrease.
Row 1: dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc 2 tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc in the first st (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
NOTE: you will have 2 dc in the first and last stitch of each row (ch 2 counts as dc).
You will continue repeating row two until you have 55 rows (or really, you could keep going as long as you’d like). My stripe pattern is as follows:
3 rows white, 3 rows gray, 5 rows white, 2 rows pink, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows gray, 5 rows pink, 3 rows white, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows pink, 5 rows white, 3 rows pink, 2 rows white.
Vanna's Choice yarns in Graymist and White (1 skein each) and Pink (1.5 skeins). If this is for a boy, I suggest replacing the pink with Aqua.
Tapestry needle for weaving ends