Classic, versatile, easy, cozy, and fun - all words you can use the describe the Ethan Baby Blanket, a free crochet baby blanket pattern on Moogly!
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The Ethan Baby Blanket is made with a great stitch pattern, and I've included the stitch multiple below so you can make it in any custom size. It's a quick one to make - I designed and crocheted it within a weekend!
I love the color depth that Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal brings to this pattern, and it comes in lots of colors to choose from - be sure to click the yarn link in the materials list below to check them out and order your own!
Ethan Baby Blanket
US - M/N, 9.0mm hook - Furls Crochet
740 yds Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal (80% acrylic/20% wool; Bulky/yarn symbol “5”/UK:12-14 ply; 124 yds/113 m; 3.99 oz)
Color A: Denim (5 balls)
Color B: Buttercup (1 ball)
Gauge: 9 sts x 4 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern
Size: 38" x 40" including edging rounds
Stitch Multiple: Mult of 3, +4
Row 1: With Color A, ch 82, dc in 4th st from hook (skipped 3-ch count as first dc of row), skip 2 chs, *3 dc in the next ch, skip 2 chs; rep from * across until 1 ch remains, 2 dc in last ch, turn. (79 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, skip the first st, dc in the next st (ch 2 and dc count as dc2tog), ch 2, *dc3tog, ch 2; rep from * across until 2 sts remain, dc2tog, turn. (27 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in each ch-2 sp across, dc in last st; turn. (80 sts)
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1), skip the first st, dc3tog, *ch 2, dc3tog; rep from * across until 1 st remains, ch 1, dc in last st, turn. (28 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in the first st, skip next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in each ch-2 sp across, skip last ch-1 sp, 2 dc in last st; turn. (79 sts)
Row 6-8: Repeat Rows 2-4, finish last st of Row 4 with Color B.
Row 9: Continuing with Color B, repeat Row 5.
Row 10: Repeat Row 2, finish last st with Color A, break Color B.
Row 11-13: Continuing with Color A, repeat Rows 3-5.
Row 14-17: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 18: Repeat Row 2, finish last st with Color B.
Row 19: Continuing with Color B, repeat Row 3.
Row 20: Repeat Row 4, finish last st with Color A.
Row 21: Continuing with Color A, repeat Row 5.
Row 22: Repeat Row 2, finish last st with Color B.
Row 23: Continuing with Color B, repeat Row 3.
Row 24: Repeat Row 4, finish last st with Color A, break Color B.
Row 25: Continuing with Color A, repeat Row 5.
Row 26-29: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 30-32: Repeat Rows 2-4, finish last st of Row 4 with Color B.
Row 33: Continuing with Color B, repeat Row 5.
Row 34: Repeat Row 2, finish last st with Color A, break Color B.
Row 35-37: Repeat Rows 3-5.
Row 38-41: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 42: Repeat Row 2 but do not turn at end of row.
Edging Round 1: Turning work 90 degrees to work along side of rows, sc evenly around blanket working 3 sc in each corner st; join.
Edging Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in the first st, skip the next st, *(sc, dc) in the next st, skip the next st; rep from * around, sc in last st (if 1 st extra remains), join and break yarn.
And that's how to crochet the Ethan Baby Blanket free crochet pattern! It's a great pattern for playing with color - and with the stitch multiple given above, you can make it in any custom size!
It would also make a fantastic stash buster - make every two rows in a new color, and you're sure to come up with something uniquely you.
I can't wait to see what you do with this free crochet baby blanket pattern - if you make it, please share it with me via social media @mooglyblog!
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