Homespun Serenity Blanket Pattern – An easy and fun crochet blanket to make for a baby or an adult!
I’m excited to tell you about the free baby blanket pattern that I’m sharing today but first want to check in regarding the Waves on Waves on Waves baby blanket pattern that launched last week. I hope you all are enjoying the Waves on Waves on Waves baby blanket pattern that was released last week! If you haven’t purchased your pattern yet don’t forget to get yours, these blankets will be making waves this spring and summer and you don’t want to miss out! :-)
You know, I have to thank Punxatawney Phil for predicting another six weeks of winter! I have a free baby blanket pattern that I wanted to share but thought it was too close to spring to do so. Still, even in warmer climates, the mornings and evenings are still a little chilly and we’re still experiencing cold weather, if not snow storms (stay safe my friends in the Rockies/Southwest US).
Why You’ll Love to Make This Free Baby Blanket Pattern
This blanket is so soft and durable, it will become the blanket your baby drags around as a toddler, the one they won’t want to do without! :-) And you can easily extend the width and length to make an adult sized one.
The free pattern is extremely easy, it’s one stitch for the body and one stitch for the edging. I call it my “ back pocket” blanket pattern because it’s the perfect blanket to make when you need to make one within a weekend. I also like to have one of these as an ongoing WIP because it’s an easy stitch to do during the day to relieve stress. I’ve been known to crochet this WIP during Zoom calls because once you get the pattern, it can become very relaxing. And if you’re watching a movie or binging your favorite series, this is the perfect WIP because it doesn’t involve detailed stitches so you don’t have to give it your full attention while making it!
The thing that makes this blanket unique is the yarn. I use Lion Brand Homespun yarn in virtually any of the colors. The yarn is a variegated boucle style which means the texture is slightly curly. The effect is that the stitches appear fuller because they take up more volume. Also, the yarn is also easy to take care of since it’s machine washable and dryable (yes, you can stick it in the dryer…you’re welcome! :-) )
Variegated Yarn – Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
This yarn is one of my favorite variegated yarns because it comes in such a large variety of colors and textures and because it has the smoothest color transitions that I’ve seen. Even if you use the same color, no two blankets will be exactly the same which I love. The color that I used in these pictures is Mixed Berries. I love the color combinations, they are in my favorite place on the color wheel – this yarn creates a soft, homey, heathery, range of dusty roses, violets, and lavender blue/grays. But this is just one of several gorgeous colorways. Over the next several weeks, I’ll show you different color combinations and maybe one will inspire you to make one for a little one in your life or better yet, make one for yourself!
Another wonderful use is for handmade donated items. These blankets make a wonderful donation to oncology centers where patients are undergoing cancer treatment as well as NICU wards, just adjust the length and width accordingly.
When you make your blanket, be sure to tag me: #crochetandtwistsdesigns & @crochetandtwists
Here is the free blanket pattern:
Homespun Serenity Blanket
Crochet Hook: 8.0 mm (US L) and 10.0 mm (US N)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, tape measure
Finished Size: 30” x 30”
Gauge: 10 sts x approx 5 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
- The hdc is made in between posts to make it easier to work with the yarn
- Make sure you’ve inserted into the last hdc and last post at the end of each row (consider using a stitch marker to mark the stitch after making your first hdc in the new row.
- If you’d like a longer blanket, simply add more yarn skeins to your project
Using N hook, chain 63 for 30” (78 for 36” wide, 100 for 40” wide).
TIP: I use a larger hook to chain my foundation row then use the smaller hook to crochet the blanket. This helps balance out the tension so that the blanket lies straight without curling/arching. If you don’t have a larger hook, just be sure to crochet your chains a bit looser so that the chains are larger.
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, ch3, turn
Row 2: HDC in between post 2 and 3, HDC across making the HDC in between posts. Make last HDC in between last and 2nd last posts. Ch 3, turn
Repeat Row 2 until you’ve used the three balls or until the blanket is your desired length.
BORDER: You can use any border that you’d like. I like to keep the attention on the blanket so I do two rows of SC, with 3 SC in each corner.
Fasten off and enjoy!