Crochet an easy baby blanket with velvet yarn! Enjoy the simplicity of the Amilishly’s free pattern

My name is Alexa, I’m 29 years old and the designer behind @Amilishly. Until February 2018 I worked as a nurse in an oncology department in a hospital. I quit this job to pursue my dream of designing full time for Amilishly. I’m spending all my time on designing crochet and knitting patterns, of which my amigurumi are my favorite. You can know me from my doll Elsa who has fun adventures with me, or from my recently released book: Amilishly Dolls, a Dutch book containing twelve Japanese-inspired amigurumi patterns. Today I’m sharing my Buddy Lars Baby Blanket made with Katia Velvet Fine. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern!

baby blanket buddy

Made with Velvet Fine

Velvet yarns are very popular at the moment for making soft cuddly toys for babies and children. I wanted to discover what the yarn would do with textures. I decided to make a baby blanket pattern, because a lot of my friends are pregnant or just had a child. Less is more and for this design I was inspired by the minimalist trend: I could let the yarn do its work to create a beautiful structure. Thanks to the fun structure of the Velvet Fine yarn, babies can play and experience with different structures playfully.

baby blanket buddy

Baby blanket crochet pattern

Materials

2 balls of Katia Velvet Fine color 214
1 ball of Katia Velvet Fine color 200
Crochet hook 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm  
Fiberfill for filling the head
Darning needle
Scissors
Stitch marker

Alternative yarns

If you prefer other types of textures and materials in baby accessories, here we propose a series of alternative yarns: CopitoCopito PrintMerino Baby or Prime Merino. And, if you prefer to use cotton, Ultrasoft (1 ball for the head + 2 balls for the blanket) and SeaCell Cotton (1 or 2 balls for the head + 3 balls for the blanket). 

Stitches & abbreviations

Ch: chain
Sc: single crochet
FLO sc: single crochet worked in front loop only
BLO sc: single crochet worked in back loop only
inc: increase (2sc in next st)
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together (decrease)
Ws: wrong side
Gs: good side
R: Row / Round

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Measurement: 42 x 42 cm
 
Gauge: 19 st x 19 rows = 10×10 cm with hook size 3.5 mm

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Notes

  • The head is worked in continuous rounds and the blanket in rows
  • Turning chains do not count as a stitch

Pattern

With Katia Velvet Fine color #214 and crochet hook 3.5 mm

Ch 81, turn
Row 1 (Ws): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn [80 sc]

Repeat

Row 2 (Gs): [4 BLO sc, 4 FLO sc] 10 times, ch 1, turn [80 sc]
R3-5: [4 BLO sc, 4 FLO sc] 10 times, ch 1, turn [80 sc]
R6: [4 FLO sc, 4 BLO sc] 10 times, ch 1, turn [80 sc]
R7-9: [4 FLO sc, 4 BLO sc] 10 times, ch 1, turn [80 sc]

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R10-33: Repeat R2-9 three more times [80 sc]
R34-37: Repeat R2-5 one more time [80 sc]

R38: 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn [80 sc]
R39: 1 sc in next 39 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next 39 sc, ch 1, turn [80]
The chain-2 spaces will be used to attach the head.

R40-41: 1 sc in each sc and ch across, ch 1, turn [80 sc]
R42-45: Repeat R6-9 one more time [80 sc]
R46-77: Repeat R2-9 one more time [80 sc]
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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Head

With Katia Velvet Fine color 200 and crochet hook size 2.00 mm. Leave a long tail end for weaving.

Round 1: with the GS facing you, rejoin in the first skipped sc of row 39. Work 2 sc in the sc, 1 sc on the side of the chain-2 space, 2 sc in the chain-2 space, 1 sc on the side of the chain-2 space [6]
R2: 2sc in each sc around [12 sc]
R3: [1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times [18 sc]
R4: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times [24 sc]
R5: [1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times [30]
R6: [1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc] 6 times [36]
R7: [1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times [42]
R8: 1 sc in each sc around [42]
R9: [1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc] 6 times [48]
R10-14: 1 sc in each sc around [48]

R15: [1 sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc] 6 times [42]
R16: 1 sc in each sc around [42]
R17: [1 sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog] 6 times [36]
R18: [1 sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sc] 6 times [30]
R19: [1 sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 6 times [24]
R20: [1 sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times [18]

Stuff the head with fiberfill

Round 21: [1 sc, sc2tog] 6 times [12]
R22: sc2tog 6 times [6]
Fasten off. Weave through the last 6 stitches and weave in the ends. Also close the hole on the bottom of the head with your long tail end.

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