Liam Baby Blanket

Liam Baby Blanket
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Are you looking for a simple, unique baby blanket or afghan pattern to crochet? My new Liam Baby Blanket may be the perfect fit! This free crochet pattern is easy to follow, great for beginners and can be made in just a few evenings. The pattern I implemented in this blanket is basic but yields a wonderful texture while retaining a soft feel to the touch. Your baby will love cuddling with this cozy crocheted creation.

Or, create a Liam blankie to give as a sweet and thoughtful shower gift. The pattern is simple and the possibilities for color combinations are endless. (My next task: crochet one in a feminine color palette for my cousin’s new baby girl!) Crochet your baby blanket using almost any soft worsted or medium baby yarn and I think you’ll love the results.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
1250 – 1500 yards of medium or worsted yarn, (I used Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue and Grey Heather.)
US Hook size K/6.50mm

Gauge: 4 sts = 1 inch

Dimensions: approximately 36”x36”

Key:
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
CC = change color

Instructions:
Chain 120.
Row 1: (1 sc, 1 dc) in second ch from hook, *skip next ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Skip first st, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st, *skip next ch, (1 sc, 1 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 – 120: Repeat Row 2.

Edge:
With a contrasting color, join with sl st to Row 120, ch 1, turn. *Sc in each st across to end, 3 sc in corner, sc down side of blanket in last st of each row to end, 3 sc in corner; repeat from *, sl st to 1st sc. Ch 1, (do not turn), sc in same sp, *sc in each st across to end, 3 sc in corner; repeat from * 3 times, sl st to 1st sc. Finish, weave ends.

Note: Color change (CC) at the beginning of rows to create stripes or color blocking as you desire. To achieve the pattern I used in the featured photos follow the color change key below.

Main Color: 12 rows
Alt. Color: 4 rows
Main Color: 4 rows
Alt. Color: 12 Rows
Main Color: 4 rows
Alt. Color: 4 rows
Main Color: 40 rows
Alt. Color: 4 rows
Main Color: 4 rows
Alt. Color: 12 rows
Main Color: 4 rows
Alt. Color: 4 rows
Main Color: 12 rows

Enjoy crocheting your very own Liam blanket!

 

About The Author

Tia Davis is a writer, wife and mother, living happily ever after with her handsome prince and two charming boys in Western Idaho. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Creative Writing and works from home as a content manager. When she isn't chasing little boys she is blogging about them at Mistress of Madness & Mayhem.