A Blanket for Ellie

The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi everyone! Now, if you’ve been following me on Instgram for a while you probably heard last year that my brother and his wife were expecting a new baby. This last week, that baby made her first appearance and I’m so over joyed. How cool is it that bodies do what they do?
Anyway, as soon as they told me that I was going to be an auntie I got to thinking about stuff to make. Joann Fabrics was nice enough to send me a big box of baby yarn and that helped me decide, the first thing I made was a baby blanket. This baby blanket. I wanted to combine Tunisian and traditional crochet again to make something super cute (in my opinion) and actually pretty easy (although it took me a while to make because that bulky yarn is rough on the hands). I wanted a simple pattern that didn’t have too many holes (which I’ve heard are bad news for tiny fingers and toes), so I went with a basket weave looking design for this pattern. Personally, I’m very happy with ow it turned out.
I sent the blanket out with my mom when she visited but I haven’t heard from the baby yet as to whether or not she likes it. Ha!
Now this pattern is super easy to adjust and make bigger if you’d like to make an afghan or a bedspread – the multiple is listed in the notes but you just increase by 5 each row. I added a nice border because I like when edges look clean, ya know? Honestly, you could make this pattern with any yarn you have on hand, you just need to adjust the hook to suit your needs.

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Materials

Gauge

  • Tunisian: 8 TKS x 9 rows = 4”
  • Tunisian: 8 TPS x 6 = 4″
  • 9mm hook: 8 sc x 8 rows = 4″

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The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Terms/ Stitches used

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 2 sections: the Main Body and the Border. The Main Body is worked back and forth in rows and the Border is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st.
  • This pattern can be made with any yarn and hook combo, you would need to adjust to make sure the pattern lays flat. The border will help your Main Body be flat.
  • The multiple for this pattern is 5 – you can make this blanket larger or smaller by adding or subtracting 5.
  • As with Tunisian patterns, each row in the instructions below have a forward pass and a return pass.
  • Skip the first vertical bar (the beginning of the row).
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of the Border rnds does not count as a stitch.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

35″ – 36″ high x 35″ – 36″ wide

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Pattern instructions

The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

-Main Body-
With the Tunisian 12mm hook:

(FP) Row 1: Ch 62, begin in the second st from the hook and insert the hook and pull up a loop from each chain to the end (62 loops on your hook)
(RP) Row 1: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 60 times
(FP) Rows 2 – 5: *TKS into the next 5 sts, TPS into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, TKS into the last st (62 loops on your st)
(RP) Rows 2 – 5: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 60 times
(FP) Rows 6 – 10: *TPS into the next 5 sts, TKS into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, TPS into the next 5 sts, TKS into the next 6 sts (62 loops on your st)
(RP) Rows 6 – 10: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 60 times
(FP) Rows 11 – 15: *TKS into the next 5 sts, TPS into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 5 more times, TKS into the last st (62 loops on your st)
(RP) Rows 11 – 15: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 60 times
Rows 16 – 45: repeat rows 6 – 15, 3 more times
Rows 46 – 50: repeat rows 6 – 10, once
Do not fasten off, move onto border.

The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


-Border-
With the 9mm hook:
Note: if you find the ch-1 space is too tight to work 2 sts into, feel free to do a ch-2 instead.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc into the next 61 sts, ch 1 at the corner and rotate your piece so you’re working along the row edges, sc into the next 50 row ends, ch 1 at the corner and rotate your piece so you’re working along the other side of the original chain row, sc into the next 61 sts, ch 1 at the corner and rotate your piece so you’re working along the row edges, sc into the next 50 row ends, ch 1, slip st into the first st – 222 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc into the next 61 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 50 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 61 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 50 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, slip st into the first st – 230 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc into the next 62 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 52 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 63 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 52 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next st, slip st into the first st – 238 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc into the next 63 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 54 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 65 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 54 sts, [sc ch 1 sc] into the next ch-1 space, sc into the next 2 sts, slip st into the first st – 246 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Rnd 5: Ch 1, tsc into the next 64 sts, tsc 3 times into the next ch-1 space, tsc into the next 56 sts, tsc 3 times into the next ch-1 space, tsc into the next 67 sts, tsc 3 times into the next ch-1 space, tsc into the next 56 sts, tsc 3 times into the next ch-1 space, tsc into the next 3 sts, slip st into the first st – 258 tsc
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
The Ellie Baby Blanket free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is. I hope you love it and share photos on Instgram with the hashtag #DivineDebris

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