I’ve always loved the name Greyson – it was almost the name of our middle child! It turns out it didn’t quite fit him, but it does fit this gorgeous neutral baby blanket – a free crochet baby blanket pattern here on Moogly!
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The Greyson Baby Blanket is a ripple afghan – with a twist! Every repeat you build up to the ripple row, and then even back out, creating a wave pattern within straight lines – an up to date take on a classic. Each row is unique, and the 4-row repeat is easier to memorize than you might think. It works up fast, and while it does have a lot of ends, you can weave them in in less than an evening, even if you leave them all til the end!
Greyson Baby Blanket
- US – K, 6.5mm hook – Furls Crochet
- 920 yds Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Aran/yarn symbol “4”/UK: 10 ply; 145 yds; 3oz)
Color A: Silver Grey – 1 ball (170 yds)
Color B: Pale Grey – 3 balls (500 yds)
Color C: White – 2 balls (250 yds)
- Gauge: 9 sts x 5 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Finished Size: 38″ wide x 36″ long
- Stitch Multiple: mult of 8 +1, plus 1 for the tch
- Crochet Abbreviations
- Helpful Tutorials: fhdc – foundation half double crochet; join with sc; join with dc; join with hdc; blo – back loop only
- Greyson Baby Blanket Tutorial Video
SPECIAL STITCH: tr3tog – *yo twice and insert hook in the next st, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook) twice; repeat from * twice (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook.
NOTE: If preferred, substitute the following for Row 1: Ch 82, skip ch closest to hook, hdc in each remaining ch across; turn. (81 sts)
Row 1 (WS): With Color A, fhdc 81; break yarn and turn. (81 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Join Color B with sc in 1st st, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across; break yarn and turn. (101 sts)
Row 3: Join Color C with dc in 1st st, skip next st, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in next 3 sts, *dc3tog, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, skip next st, dc in last st; break yarn and turn. (101 sts)
Row 4: Join Color B with tr in 1st st, skip next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, *tr3tog, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st; repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, skip next st , tr in last st; break yarn and turn. (81 sts)
Row 5: Join Color A with hdc in 1st st, hdc in each remaining st across; break yarn and turn. (81 sts)
Repeat Rows 2-5 twelve times (will look like 13 stripe sections).
Round/”Rows” 1: Working from the RS, with Color A sc evenly down each side of the blanket (along the sides of the rows); join to ends of 1st and last row at corners.
Round 2: With Color B, sc in blo of each st around, working 3 sc in each corner; join and break yarn.
Round 3: With Color C, repeat Round 2.
And that’s the Greyson Baby Blanket! Of course, you can use any colors you like – and I can’t wait to see yours! Be sure to follow Moogly at the social media links at the top of the page for more crochet, knit and craft fun!
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