Embroidered Baby Blanket - Baby Afghan
Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free embroidered baby blanket crochet pattern was originally published around 1947 in "Crochet Creations for Baby", No. 79.

Crocheting a baby blanket is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions of this crochet pattern. Now you can crochet an embroidered blanket for that special newborn baby. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby booties pattern.

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern:
Embroidered Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet Baby Blanket - Embroidered Baby Blanket


REQUIRED MATERIALS

Bucilla Crochelle or Fleisher's Glo-Twist,
20 Balls Main Color (A)
1 Ball Contrasting Color (B) for Embroidered Flowers
Bucilla Six Strand, 2 Skeins Green, 1 Skein Yellow
Bucilla or Fleisher's Steel Crochet Hook, Size 6

NOTE(s)

This embroidered baby blanket is perfect for a newborn infant. It is part of a charming baby gift set that also includes a flowery baby sweater, a baby bonnet, a pair of baby booties, and an embroidered pillowcase.

The gauge for this embroidered baby blanket:
7 shells - 6 inches; 4 rows - 1 inch

This baby blanket is approximately 25 by 29 inches, including ruffle.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Embroidered Baby Blanket - Center

Ch 195 for lower edge.

Row 1 - 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in 7th st from hook (a shell), * ch 1, skip 3 sts, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 3 sts, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc all in next st; repeat from * across, end ch 1, skip 3 sts, 1 dc in last st; 24 shells.

Row 2 - Ch 3, turn, * 1 shell in ch 2 sp of shell, ch 1, skip last 3 dc of shell, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from *, end last repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in last dc of last shell.

Repeat row 2, 94 times.

Row 97 - Ch 7, turn, 1 sc in ch 2 sp of first shell, * ch 3, skip last 3 dc of shell, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 2 sp of next shell; repeat from *, end ch 3, 1 dc in last dc of last shell.

Embroidered Baby Blanket - Border

Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first dc (corner st), work 191 sc to next corner (about 4 sc in each sp), 1 sc in center st of ch 7 (corner st), work 239 sc to next corner (about 5 sc to 2 rows), 1 sc in center of turning ch (corner st), work other 2 sides to correspond, join with slip st in first sc; 191 sc on each short end, 239 sc on each side, 1 sc in each corner.

Row 2 - wrong side - Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in same st as slip st, * 1 sc in each sc to corner, 3 sc in corner st; repeat from * around, end 1 sc in same st as first 2 sc, join with slip st in first sc.

Repeat last row 17 times; 227 sts on each short end, 275 sc on each side, plus 1 st in each corner.

Baby Blanket Ruffle

Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in same sc as slip st, ^ * ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next st; repeat from * to within 1 st of corner st, skip 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc, eh 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc all in corner st; repeat from ^ around, end last repeat skip 1 st, ch 1, 1 dc in same st as first dc, ch 1, join with slip st in 3rd st of turning ch. There will be 113 dc on short ends {making 114 sp) and 137 dc on sides (making 138 sp), plus 3 dc with ch 1 between in each corner.

Row 2 - Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in same st as slip st, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, a ll in next dc (a shell), ^ ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, * ch 1, 1 shell in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * to corner group, work ch 1 and 1 shell in each of 3 dc of corner group ^; repeat between ^'s around, end last repeat ch 1, 1 shell in first dc of corner group, ch 1, 2 dc in same st as first dc of round, ch 1, join with slip st in top of turning ch.

Row 3 - Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in first sp (corner), ch 1, skip last 2 dc of corner shell, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, ^ * ch 1, 1 shell in ch 2 sp of next shell, skip last 2 dc of shell, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * to first shell of corner (3 shell) group, ch 1, 1 shell in ch 2 sp, skip last 2 dc of shell, ch 1, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 sp (corner), skip last 2 dc of shell, ch 1, 1 dc in ch 1 sp ^; repeat between ^'s around, end last repeat, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp as first dc, ch 1, slip st in top of turning ch.

Row 4 - Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in first (corner) sp, * ch 1, skip last 2 dc of shell, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 shell in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around, end last repeat ch 1, 2 dc in same sp as first dc, ch 1, slip st in top of turning ch. Fasten off.

Embroidered Baby Blanket - Finishing

Steam lightly. With contrasting color make 44 flowers as for sweater. Sew flowers on sc border, having 1 flower in each corner, 9 more on each short side, equally spaced, 11 more on each long side, equally spaced. Embroider as for sweater, see illustration. Line cover.


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