The Double the Love Baby Blanket is double thick, super plus, and reversible for two different looks - and it's a free crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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I love the stitch pattern used in the Double the Love Baby Blanket, and it's one I've been looking forward to re-visiting for a long time. And Lion Brand's Pound of Love was perfect for it, with giant skeins of bright beautiful color - making this a 3 skein baby blanket with just 8 ends to weave in when you're all done! (WOW!)
And don't you just love the way you get two different looks?! I can't decide which side I love more! The stitch pattern used here is a little tricky, but I've included photos below to help - as well as the stitch multiple so you can make a Double the Love Afghan in any size!
Double the Love Baby Blanket
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US - K, 6.5mm - Furls Crochet
2000 yds Lion Brand Pound of Love (worsted/yarn symbol "4"/UK: 10 ply; 1020 yds/933 m; 16 oz)
Color A - 100 White (1 ball, or 1000 yds)
Color B - 148 Turquoise (1 ball, or 667 yds)
Color C - 102 Bubblegum (1 ball, or 333 yds)
Stitch markers - Clover
Gauge: 15 sts x 15 rows = 4"/10 cm in pattern
Finished Size: 37" x 42.5"
Stitch Multiple: mult of 5 +1, plus 1 for the tch
Helpful Links: Crochet Abbreviations; Join with dc; Double the Love Stitch Video Tutorial
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V st - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the indicated st
Row 1: With Color A (CA), ch 137, skip first ch, sc in next ch, *ch 5, skip 4 chs, sc in next ch; rep from *across, remove hook from loop and place marker (pm) in loop to secure, do not turn. (27 ch-5 loops)
Row 2: (Worked into the unused loops of the foundation chain at the base of Row 1 - see images below.) With Color B (CB), join with dc in first ch, skip next ch, V st in next ch, *skip 4 ch, V st in next ch; rep from * across until 3 chs remain, skip 2 chs, dc in last ch, remove hook from loop and pm in loop to secure, turn. (27 V sts)
Row 3: Insert hook in CA loop, ch 3 (counts as first dc), then holding work so that CB is behind CA, V st in the next CA ch-5 loop and the ch-1 sp of the next CB V st enclosing them both in the st, V st in each loop and ch sp pair across, dc in last CA sc; remove hook from loop and pm, do not turn. (27 V sts)
Row 4: (Worked behind the previous row and only into the same color row - see images below.) Insert hook in CB loop, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, sc in the space between the next two same color V sts; rep from * across finishing last rep sc in top of ch-3, turn. (27 ch-5 loops)
Row 5: Ch 3, V st in each ch-5 loop and ch sp pair across, dc in last same color sc; remove hook from loop and pm, do not turn. (27 V sts)
Row 6 and 7: With CA, repeat Rows 4 and 5.
Row 8 and 9: With CB, repeat Rows 4 and 5.
Row 10 - 56: Repeat Rows 6-9, ending with a Row 8 (CB) repeat; break CB.
Row 57: With Color C(CC), join with dc to first st, V st in each ch-5 loop and ch sp pair across, dc in last same color sc; remove hook from loop and pm, do not turn. (27 V sts)
Row 58 - 112: Repeat Rows 6-9 with Color A and CC, ending with a Row 8 (CC) repeat; break CC.
Row 113: With CB, repeat Row 57.
Row 114 - 168: Repeat Rows 6-9 with CA and CB, ending with a Row 8 (CB) repeat; break CA.
Row 169: Continuing with CB, ch 1, sc in first st and first st of CA row, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 loop and ch sp pair, ch 1, *sc between next 2 CA V sts, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 loop and ch sp pair, ch 1; rep from * across, sc in last st of CB and CA rows, turn. (55 sc)
Row 170/End Border: Sl st in each st and ch sp across; break yarn.
Beginning Border: With CA, join to foundation ch and sc evenly across; break yarn.
And that's the free crochet pattern for the Double the Trouble Baby Blanket!
I hope you enjoy making this double sided crochet blanket - with the stitch multiple given above and the long chain method, you could create one of these fun reversible crochet blankets for every room of the home.
I can't wait to see what you all make with it, so be sure to share your photos on social media and Ravelry!
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Very cool look! Will have to try this!
😀 Thank you!
OMG, love this pattern! Have read it from top to bottom and viewed the photo tutorial. Decided I need to get out the stash and try BEFORE I start one for real. I can already see many questions ahead of me. lol Maybe because I've only had one cup of coffee this morning.
Just finished your corner-2-corner afghan and even with your video it took me over an hour to get beyond row two. lol Some days this old brain and hand don't work together.
Superb, I am into crochet from long time but this pattern is something i have been looking for . Thank you so so much for this comprehensive post, you are a darling..I have subscribed to your blog and going to add you in my network..and goingt o share this to my lovely ladies in my network. Keep going..
Thank you Hannah! 🙂
Omg I'm SO excited! I've been looking for a tutorial or something to make that look for over a year and haven't been able to find anything other than paid patterns that do not come with tutorial! You are amazing and have saved the day once again! Love love love your blog!! Thanks for sharing!!
😀 I'm so glad to hear it Stacy, thank you! I hope to get a video up by the end of summer as well.
thank you for posting this pattern!! I have loved it for years (my grandma made several) and could never find it written out, especially so plainly. (I think someone had a table mat set with this pattern, but I didn't know how to make it a blanket) It's so soft and squishy. great stash buster 🙂
😀 I'm so glad you like it brit! It's so fun to go back to some of these forgotten stitches. 🙂
Thank you very much dear !
I love new patterns and ones with a bit of a challenge. I most definitely will try this after I finish the one I'm making now, which will take a while, a very large king sized with 50 different stitches in it, very challenging but I love it. By the way I'm new to Moogly and I love it!
Thank you so much Ellen! I hope you enjoy it, it's a fun stitch to see come together!
I don't know why, but the pictures are always squished together and I can't see them on your page???
Hi Terri! I'm so sorry to hear this, how odd! This is the first I've heard of this issue. If you have the time, please email me at tamarakelly at mooglyblog.com with info on what browser you are using! Thank you!
Lovely, as all your patterns are, when save your patterns i always add moogly to the neme so they are super easy to find later!
Thank you so much Kelly! ♥
How would I adjust the stitch count to make this into an afghan blanket for my son?
Hi Safaa! You can use the stitch multiple of mult of 5 +1, plus 1 for the tch and chain for as wide as you want the blanket to be! 🙂
I made this baby blanket and I really love the pattern but I don't understand how to stop and do the border.
Currently on the hook right now with heather grey and purple ombre from Caron Simply Soft. I LOVE your patterns. Any time I have projects in mind, I don't even search Google anymore. I just come straight to your site, lol. Thank you so much, for sharing such wonderful patterns with us!
♥ Oh wow, thank you so much Aubrey! You made my day!
Oh ! Thankyou so much. This is just what I was looking for. 🤗💞
Thank you so much! 🙂 I'm so glad you like it!
Aubrey, I love this blanket as my mom and I have been making them for years. You did give me a great idea about switching the colors on one side and leaving it solid on the other. Everyone that we have made these for just love them. Depending on the yarn used you can make it as heavy or light as you wish. But I generally use red heat yarn. When I saw this pattern I had to tell my mom about it not realizing it was the same as what we have worked until I saw your pictures...them I had to call her again and let her know it was our blanket..not ours literally but figuratively...what a nice surprise...I hope everyone has the same enjoyment making these as we have.
I just finished making this blanket in Miami dolphins colors just used 2 colors, and made an afghan sized! The pattern turned out perfect. And my friend is in love with her blanket. Thank you.
♥ How cool! Thank you so much! ♥