I'm not calling this one a baby blanket, my friends. Nope I'm not! Because the entire time I was crocheting it, I kept thinking "I need one of these for me!" Now that adorable model when you scroll down is indeed a baby, and I made this baby blanket sized for him. BUT this blanket is super easy to resize in case you want to snuggle up under a blanket that is as soft and squishy as clouds, too! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern for the Cloud 9 Blanket.
In this pattern, I used Loops and Threads Kai for the main part of this blanket. It is a beautiful category 3 acrylic yarn that comes in several different colorways that are so much fun for a baby blanket! If you don't want to use Kai, no worries! There are a number of other Category 3 yarns that would work for this pattern (I'm looking at you, Lion Brand Mandala!). You could even use a worsted weight yarn, just keep in mind your blanket will end up a bit bigger.
See that snuggly, fluffy cloud border? That's made with Bernat Pipsqueak yarn and it is THE. SOFTEST. I liked played with the different textures in this blanket, but again, if you want to crochet a different border, by all means be my guest ;)
Loops and Threads Kai (‘Snow Cone’ pictured) or approximately 600 yds of a similar category 3 yarn. Approx. 105 yards of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn used for border.
H/5.0mm and 7.0mm crochet hooks
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
8 sts x 8 rows = 2" square in alternating HDC and sl st
Approx. 28" x 28"
ch st at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
to adjust the width of this blanket, start with any odd number of chain stitches
to adjust the legnth of this blanket, add or subtract as many rows as you'd like.
ch 93 using H hook and Kai yarn
Row 1: HDC in the second ch from the hook, sl st in the next ch stitch, *HDC, sl st in the next st, repeat from * across (92). Turn
Row 2-92: ch 1, *HDC, sl st in the next st, repeat from * across (92). Turn
When you finish Row 92, tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Adding the border
Attach Bernat Pipsqueak in the corner. ch 1, and *SC in every other stitch along that side (46). (SC, ch 2, SC) to turn the corner. Repeat from * around each side of the blanket. When you get to the beginning, join with a sl st. Continue crocheting around the border. Now working one SC into each stitch from the previous row, and (SC, ch 2, SC) in the corners. Repeat this process around as many times as you'd like to achieve the border width you desire. The pictured blanket has 5 rounds of border.
Need more blanket inspiration? Try my Baby Bean Baby Blanket - a free crochet pattern here!
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