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Crochet baby blanket pattern – 3 hour easy project

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If you wanted a reason to love fuzzy yarn, look no further. This crochet baby blanket pattern is made with a super soft yarn. The Fuzzy Mesh blanket pattern couldn’t be any easier, squishier and cuter than this.

And it’s easy-peasy to make, the only counting you will have to do is on row one. The rest of the blanket is a one row repeat with a very easy mesh stitch.

How to crochet a baby blanket

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Is it easy to crochet with fuzz yarn?

It will become easier after some practice. I know how fuzzy yarn can be scary to work with sometimes. But after making this blanket I came to the conclusion that what can be scarier and make it difficult is if you choose the wrong stitch.

So, the crochet mesh stitch is the perfect stitch for this kind of yarn because you only have to crochet in a chain space. Also, this would be a great first project for you to try with this kind of yarn.

As for the border, I wanted it to be thick to contrast with the body of the crochet baby blanket pattern. So I chose to make it using the single crochet stitch with a chain 1 to increase, on the corners, which does not require counting either.

Once you are passed row 3 in the edge, I bet you will even be able to binge watch your favorite Netflix series while you make it.

Best yarn for this crochet baby blanket pattern

I used Bernat Pipsqueak, which is great for baby blankets. And the reason why it’s a great choice is because it is so soft and builds up very fast, you will love it. The material is 100% polyester and it is bulky (5) weight.

And I haven’t seen any shedding at all either. However, due to the fuzzy nature of this yarn, it will be a little tricky to count and skip the chains in the first row. So, to make it easier, when you are crocheting row 1, I recommend lifting the foundation chains with your fingers as you go.

Amount of yarn needed for the pictured blanket:

  • Color 1 (C1): Bulky (5), 100% polyester Bernat Pipsqueak stripes in color Playdate for the blanket’s body. You will need approx. 8 oz (227 g) or 232 yds (213 m). 
  • Color 2 (C2): Bulky (5), 100% polyester Bernat Pipsqueak in color white for the border. You will need approx. 6.2 oz (176 g) or 179 yds (164 m)

Pattern Notes & Instructions

  • This Pattern is written using standard US terminology.
  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • I haven’t tried this crochet baby blanket pattern with any other types of yarn. But if you would like to give it a try, I would recommend you to crochet a swatch before proceeding to a larger project. That way you will make sure you are happy with it.
  • Sizes and yardage informed in the chart below are meant to be as reference only. That is to say, sizes may vary depending on tension, hook size, yarn and how wide you make your border. Please refer to gauge information below for size reference.
  • This is a one row repeat pattern. Which means when you are passed row 2, absolutely no counting will be needed.
  • I recommend you to take the final measurement with the blanket lying flat and without stretching it too much to the sides. Ideally, the mesh stitches should be looking like a diamond shape when the blanket is lying flat.
  • I wanted a thick and wide border, so I made my blanket measuring approximately 24” x 30” (61 x 76 cm) without the border. If you want a narrower border, place more stitches and extra rows to the body of your blanket.

Pin the crochet baby blanket pattern here

Materials and Tools

  • 6mm (J-10) crochet hook
  • 5 Stitch markers
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn needle  

Pattern Abbreviations

  • approx.       approximately 
  • ch/chs          chain/chains
  • C1                 Color 1
  • C2                 Color 2
  • FO                 fasten off
  • Rnd              round
  • sc                  single crochet 
  • sk                  skip
  • sl st               slip stitch
  • sp                  space/spaces
  • st/sts             stitch/stitches
  • RS                 Right Side
  • *                     repeat instructions after asterisks as many times as directed 

A note on gauge

Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, if you are using the same yarn and hook size I did, a swatch will be important if you want your blanket to have about the same size as mine.

3.8 mesh sts X 6 rows = 4” (before blocking).

To crochet a gauge swatch, ch 14. Next, crochet 8 rows using the mesh stitch (see pattern instructions below). After that, to measure your gauge, make sure you don’t stretch the swatch too much to the sides. But you can stretch it enough towards the length until the mesh stitches are shaped like a diamond.

Finished size

This crochet baby blanket pattern will be approximately 30”x35” (76x 89 cm). See chart below for other sizes information.

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Start here: Ch 71 (C1)

If you would like to customize this crochet blanket baby blanket pattern to a different size, ch any multiple of 3 + 2 or check the size chart below.

Helpful hint: For the border to have an even number of stitches on both sides, make sure you do an even number of rows in the blanket’s body, for any size you choose (see size chart below).

Row1: sc in 5th ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * through the end of row1. Turn.

When starting with 71 chs, at the end of row 1 and every remaining row you will have 23 ch sp, aka mesh sts. 

Row2: ch 3, sc in first ch 3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * through the end of row2. Turn.

Row3-50: Repeat the instructions in row 2.

FO. Cut the yarn.

Border (C2)

Good to know before you start:

  • I made the border with single crochet stitches all around it and with chain 1 in the corners for the increases, so it was very easy to keep myself on track. Most importantly, counting stitches in the border is also irrelevant.
  • You wouldn’t be able to count them anyway, due to the fuzzy nature of the yarn. But don’t worry, like I mentioned, counting is not important. Being the border crocheted with single crochet stitches, it will make it easier to know exactly where to insert the hook.
  • I highly recommend you to place a stitch marker in every chain 1 in the corners, as you go. Also use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round, that way you will have a reference of where each round starts. 
  • There is no need to join the rounds with a slip stitch. As soon as you reach the end of the round, continue without joining, in a spiral. 
  • Counting the rounds: It’s easier to count them by the corners. Using your index finger, lift the stitches from behind the border when counting.

Here is how you start the border

Attach the yarn to any chain space on the sides or ends of the blanket, it doesn’t matter which stitch or what side it is.

Rnd1: sc 2 in each ch 3 sp, sc 1 in each sc around the blanket (RS). In the ch sp on the corners, you will do 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc.

Rnd2-8: sc around, in the 1 ch sp on the corners do 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc.

FO. Cut the yarn. Weave in the ends.

Here is a chart for the border

crochet mesh stitch tutorial

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Size Chart

how to crochet a baby blanket tutorial size chart

Your crochet baby blanket pattern is done.

a striped baby blanket displayed on top of a bed

I hope you liked this crochet baby blanket pattern and that you make beautiful blankets with it. If you share it on Instagram, I would love to see it, tag @zamiguz or use the hashtag #zamiguzmakers.

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