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You can make this gender neutral, modern crochet Diamond Lace Baby Blanket. Easy to make and cherish forever. Keep scrolling to get the free crochet pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF right here which includes the graph!

baby sleeping under gray and white diamond lace crochet baby blanket

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.

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Stack of handmade blankets

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.

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baby holding unisex crochet baby blanket - diamond lace baby 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.

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close up of the diamond lace stitch

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 (amazon) makes the striping effortless and the ends minimal. I allowed the colors to change wherever they did naturally and didn’t splice and dice to get them to be perfect.

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crochet baby blanket folded on a rocking chairCheck 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!

Before we get to the pattern, don’t forget to pin it for later!

gray and white striped baby blanket pin image with text overlay - diamond lace baby blanket

Diamond Lace Crochet Baby Blanket

Materials for the Crochet Baby Blanket:

Abbreviations:

ch(s): chain(s)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sp(s): space(s)
sl st: slip stitch

Dimensions:

34” x 41”

Notes:

When working in the chain spaces, you can work around the chain instead of into it.

Crochet Diamond Lace Baby Blanket Pattern Instructions:

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

crochet diamond lace baby blanket hanging on side of crib

 

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

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st and sp around the entire outside of the blanket putting a sc, ch-1, sc in each corner, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round, turn.

Round 2: ch 1, sc in each st around putting 3 sc in each ch-1 sp at the corners, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round.

Round 3: ch 1, crab stitch (crab stitch tutorial) in each st, join with a sl st to the first sc of the round.

Once you finish your Diamond Lace Baby Blanket, I would love to see a picture! Use #stitchingtog on social so I can see your pictures.