Crochet Patterns

Northern Blossom Baby Blanket

Good morning lovelies!

I’m feeling all the good vibes today and I’m excited to share with you my latest creation which quite frankly I’ve kept you waiting for.

Welcoming my first blanket to the pattern pile, the Northern Blossom Baby Blanket. This has been a pleasure to design and make. I’ve used some yarn that’s been on my list for a while now, velvet. Who doesn’t love a soft to the touch, textured and cosy yarn! I wanted to make a blanket that fitted with the theme of my daughters room, pink and grey, of course. After a play around with what was originally another cushion idea I decided a blanket was more practical for her so I grabbed my hook and yarn and got to work, the Northern Blossom was born.

I’m one of those people who loves a textured stitch, I love a waffle, a bobble, a rib, a cable, a basket weave, seeing the pattern here? This is why for me, this make has all the feels!

Enough of my rambling lets move on to the good stuff… the pattern.

Materials

I used a bulky #5 velvet yarn, a comparable yarn in the same weight would be Bernat Velvet or Crushed Velvet in two colours, I have used pink and grey. You will need 600g in your main colour and a little less than 200g in your second colour.

6mm hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measurements

My blanket measured width 72 x 90 cm height. If your foundation chain measures smaller than 72 cm try going up a hook size to create a bigger stitch.

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terminology

Ch- Chain

HDC – Double Crochet

BST – Bobble Stitch – yarn over insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through 2 loops only, rep 4 more times. You should have 6 loops on the hook in total, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitches

MC – Main colour

BC – Bobble Colour

Notes

  • This pattern is for the advanced beginner.
  • This pattern is worked in multiples of 4 plus 5. (If you want to carry on your chain and increase I reckon this would make an awesome throw!).
  • Chain 1 and turn at the end of every row.
  • Remember to carry your MC with you as you use BC and vice versa on a bobble stitch row. TIP – When you carry your yarn try and carry your BC towards the front of the work and your MC towards the back to make it easier to hide the yarn. See images below.
  • Cut your BC colour yarn at the end of every bobble row, this way you won’t waste too much yarn.

Helpful images depicting how to carry your yarn through this project –

Carry your BC yarn in front of the current row (this is the wrong side of your work) making sure you crochet over it when you insert your hook and yarn over.

Carry your MC behind the current row (on the right side of the work) making sure to insert and yarn over it when you pull up a stitch.

Pattern

Using your main colour create a slip knot and Ch 72 + 5 (77)

Row 1 – HDC in the 3rd Ch from the hook (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 2 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 3 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 4 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 5 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 6 –  HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 7 – 11 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 12 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 13 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 14 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 15 – 21 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 22 – HDC in the first 3 Sts, finish the last HCD by pulling through all 3 loops on the hook with the BC. BST in the next St, HDC in the next 3 Sts and finish the last HDC in the same way as before, BST in the next St, Rep until the end. (76) Ch 1 and turn

Row 23 – 53 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn

When you reach Row 54 we are working the same pattern as above but backwards. Follow the steps below to continue.

Row 54 – Rep row 22

Row 55 – 61 – Rep rows 15-21

Row 62 – Rep row 14

Row 63 – Rep row 13

Row 64 –  Rep row 12

Row – 65 – 69 – Rep rows 7 – 11

Row 70 – Rep row 6

Row 71 – Rep row 5

Row 72 – Rep row 4

Row 73 – Rep row 3

Row 74 – Rep row 2

Row 75 – HDC in every stitch to the end (76) Ch 1 and turn, Ch 1 and fasten off

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Copyright

Again its time for the boring bit! This pattern and images are copyright of Hev’s Home Crochet. You must not sell or reproduce this pattern. You may sell items made from this pattern but must credit Hev’s Home Crochet as the designer.

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