You can make this gender neutral, modern crochet baby blanket. Easy to make and cherish forever plus it is a free crochet pattern. Keep scrolling to get started!
When I had my first baby, I was shocked at how many baby blankets we received: store-bought ones, handmade ones, thick ones, thin ones, soft ones, airy ones, big ones, small ones….
I had no idea what I was going to need all those blankets for, and I honestly remember saying that I was never going to make a baby blanket again.
Now that my oldest is four, I have a little perspective and can look back and realize that we ended up using almost every single blanket.
This blanket is so fun to make. The pattern takes a couple of repeats to get used to, but once you do, it is a breeze! You can block it to accent the diamond lace pattern but I couldn’t bring myself to since much of the texture would be lost. I did block the Wrap Me in Diamonds Crochet Scarf if you want to see what the pattern looks like blocked.
Tejiendo Peru has a great graph of the diamond lace stitch. If you speak Spanish, their site it great. If you don’t speak Spanish, you should check it out any way as it is filled with beautiful graphs and pictures. Visiting Pinterest and then searching for the Diamond Lace Stitch is the easiest way to find the graph.
I love how the pattern and texture run diagonally and the stripes horizontally. Using Sweet Rolls makes the striping effortless.
Check out Wrap Me in Diamonds Crochet Scarf for another great pattern using this same stitch. (Use it or lose it! ha)
The border is a simple crab stitch which if you haven’t learned how to do, check out how to crochet the crab stitch. This was my first crab stitch border and I love the beauty and simplicity!
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Diamond Lace Crochet Baby Blanket
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US-Size I/9 Crochet Hook (Check out the Clover Amour crochet hook review to see why you need these hooks!)
5 cakes of Premier Sweet Roll Yarn in Silver
(#4 medium weight yarn – 140g/5oz – 224m/245yds)
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
34” x 41”
Chain 137 (multiples of 9+2)
Foundation Row: Ch 5, sc in 8th ch from hook, sc in next 6 chs, *ch 5, skip 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, *repeat until the last 2 chs remain; ch 2, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, skip ch 2 and skip 1 sc, *sc in next 5 scs, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in center of ch 5 space, ch 3, skip 1 sc, *repeat to end of row ending with sc in 3rd st of ch 5, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in sc below, sc at the beginning of ch 3 sp, (keep sc right next to the last sc), *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next 3 scs, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc at the end of the ch 3 space, 1 sc in sc, sc in beg of ch 3 space; *repeat ending with 1 sc in the last sc below, turn
Row 4: ch 1, sc in 2 sc below, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in sc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in 3 sc, sc at beg of next ch 3 sp; *repeat to top of the last diamond, ch 3, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in next 2 sc, turn
Row 5: ch 1, sc in 3 sc below, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, *ch 5, sc in end of next ch 3 sp, sc in 5 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp; *repeat ending with sc in last 3 scs, turn
Row 6: ch 1, sc in 3 sc below, *ch 3, skip sc, sc in center of ch 5 sp, ch 3, skip sc, sc in 5 sc; *repeat ending with sc in last 3 sc, turn
Row 7: ch 1, sc in 2 sc below, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in sc, sc in beg of ch 3 sp, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in 3 sc; *repeat ending with sc in 2 sc, turn
Row 8: ch 1, sc in sc, *ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in 3 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in sc; * repeat ending with sc in last sc, turn
Row 9: *ch 5, sc in end of ch 3 sp, sc in 5 sc, sc in beg of next ch 3 sp * repeat ending with ch 2, dc in last sc, turn
Repeat Rows 2-9 to continue to continue the pattern.
Border: 2 rows of single crochet around the entire edge of the blanket followed by a crab stitch around the entire edge. (How to crochet the crab stitch)
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