I have had a lot of requests for a simple baby blanket. After some thought I decided to give it a go. I wanted to create something super easy but also a little fun. This blanket only uses half double crochet stitches. It doesn't get any easier than that! It works up fairly quickly and doesn't take much concentration - my favorite kind of project (Hello Netflix and crochet!) :)
I chose grey and white for my blanket because its gender neutral and very much in style at the moment. Go crazy with any color combination you want! I think my next one is going to be lavender and white! Yarn Bee has quite a few color choices so theres lots of options.
This blanket turned out for me to be about 32 inches by 42 inches. I used Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek from Hobby Lobby. This is the first time I have used this yarn and let me tell you, it is my new favorite yarn. It is ridiculously soft and gives amazing definition to the project.
Let's dive right in!
You will need:
Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in Light Grey and White
3 balls of white and 2 balls of light grey
I (5.50 MM) crochet hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends (optional)
To begin (with WHITE) chain 100
HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook, HDC across.
Continue to HDC back and forth in rows until you have 15 rows of white.
Switch to grey. Cut your white yarn leaving about a 6-8 inch tail. When you start crocheting with your grey leave a tail about the same length as the white before your first HDC. This allows you to tie the 2 tails together. Leave the tied ends hanging- you will come back to these later!
HDC 15 rows of grey, switch to white.
You will continue to crochet 15 rows of grey and 15 rows of white until you have 4 white stripes and 3 grey stripes. Your blanket should start and finish with white. Be sure you have 100 HDC's all the way across each row so your blanket has straight sides.
Tie off your white after your last HDC and grab your tapestry needle to weave in your ends. You will have a white and a grey tail at every block color change. Just be sure you are weaving in your ends into the right color block so they can't be seen.
And thats it! So easy and it looks and feels amazing!! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments below!