Crochet Sunrise Baby Blanket - Free Pattern

A Fast, Easy and Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

Self-Striping Yarn for Easy Color Changes

There is nothing I love more in a baby blanket than self-striping yarn and a pretty but simple texture. If you look at my other baby blanket patterns here you’ll see what I mean ;) Why do I love self-striping yarn? A few reasons. First, self-striping yarn comes in so many different color combos and sometimes in combos I could never even think of by myself! Second, and most importantly, when the yarn stripes itself there are infinitely fewer ends to weave in which means you can make your baby blanket SO much faster. No row counting, no color changes…win, win, win!

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

Lemon Peel Stitch for Simple Texture

As a mom of young children, I can also say that I personally prefer baby blankets without holes (think the traditional granny square). I use my baby blankets to cover my kids in the car in the winter, as a diaper changing surface, or peek-a-boo. In none of those cases are holes in a blanket beneficial. (Please note: I’m not trying to knock other baby blanket patterns with holes - I’ve even designed one, but from a parenting point of view I personally prefer no holes)

The Lemon Peel Stitch used in this pattern is simple to crochet, gives the blanket a lovely texture, AND no big holes for little toes and fingers to get tangled in. Again - win, win, win! Add a fluffy Bernat Pipsqueak border and you have the perfect blanket ready for snuggling.

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

I made my son a very similar blanket to this one, the Cloud 9 Blanket, and I was so pleased with the yarn and how it held up to use and washing! I decided to make my new niece a similar blanket and that’s how the Sunrise Baby Blanket was born. I hope you enjoy the free crochet pattern.

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

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Sunrise Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies:


Abbreviations and Stitches (written in U.S. terms):

  • st/sts: stitch/stitches

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • ch: chain

  • SC: single crochet

  • DC: double crochet

  • Lemon peel stitch: crochet a DC and a SC into the same stitch space, skip next stitch. Repeat this pattern across as pattern indicates.

Gauge

8 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in lemon peel stitch

Finished Size:  

Approx. 28" x 28"

Pattern Notes

  • ch st at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch

  • to adjust the width of this blanket, start with any even number of chain stitches

  • to adjust the legnth of this blanket, add or subtract as many rows as you'd like.

Instructions

ch 93 using H hook and Kai yarn

Row 1: HDC in second ch from the hook, *(DC, SC) in the next ch st, skip one, repeat from * across, HDC in the last chain st (92).  Turn

Row 2-68: ch 1, HDC in the first st, *(DC, SC) in the next st, skip one, repeat from * across, HDC in the last st of the row (92).  Turn

When you finish Row 68, 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 working your stitches evenly along the raw edges.  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 just 1 round of border.

The Cloud 9 Blanket is also a Free Crochet Pattern

This crochet blanket is perfect for a fast and easy baby blanket, but it can also be sized up to be a throw or afghan. Beautiful self-striping yarn combined with the lemon peel stitch make this blanket colorful with wonderful texture. This free crochet pattern is easy and suitable for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

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