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
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
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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