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Diamonds & Trellis Baby Blanket

One of my very favorite things is creating items for friends who are expecting babies and now for my own baby. Since I started my maternity leave early, I have had a lot of extra time to plan, create, and bring to fruition different projects I’ve been thinking about for a while. In the last week alone, I’ve created two original baby blanket patterns. I decided it was time to share one of them.

This blanket is entirely inspired by a beautiful arcade stitch scarf that I saw on Instagram done by the lovely Steph Lewis. If you don’t follow her, you totally should. She has an amazing feed.

There are certain stitches that are gorgeous and therefore, look super complicated. Arcade stitch is one of those. I promise it’s a whole lot simpler than it looks. It also works up pretty fast. I started this blanket on Saturday afternoon and had it finished by mid-day on Monday.

Diamonds & Trellis Baby Blanket

Materials Needed:
H (5.00 mm) hook (I prefer Susan Bates hooks)
I Love This Yarn:
            Greybeard (7 oz, 355 yards)
            White (7 oz, 355 yards)
            Ocean (7 oz, 355 yards)
You will also need an extra skein of whatever color you would like to use for the border. I chose white.

CH: Chain
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
SS: Slip Stitch
YO: Yarn Over
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side

Special Stitches:
Bobble Stitch: YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook (Repeat three more times) YO, pull through all loops on hook. You’re basically starting four double crochets and finishing them all at once.

Main Body:

With Greybeard, CH 103.

Row 1: SC in second CH from hook. SC in next CH. CH 3, skip 3 CH, SC in each of the next 3 CH. Repeat until you reach last two CH. SC in each of the last two CH. Turn.
Row 2:  CH 1,  SC in first SC, *skip next SC, DC 7 in CH-3 space, skip next SC, SC in next SC* Repeat from * to * until you reach end of row. SC in final SC from previous row. Turn.
Row 3: CH 4, skip first three stitches, *SC in next 3 DC, CH 3, skip 5 stitches* Repeat from * to * until you reach final 3 stitches, CH 1 and DC in final SC from previous row. Turn.
Row 4: CH 3, 3 DC in CH space from previous row, *skip next stitch, SC in next stitch, skip next stitch, DC 7 in CH-3 space*. Repeat until you reach CH-4 space from the previous row. DC 4. Turn.
Row 5: CH 1, SC in first two stitches, *CH 3, skip 5 stitches, SC in next 3 DC* Repeat from * to * until you reach the end. SC in the last two stitches.
Row 6 – 26: Repeat rows 2 - 5. Fasten off. Switch to White.
Row 27 – 52: Repeat rows 2 – 5. Fasten off. Switch to Ocean.
Row 53 – 79: Repeat rows 2 -5. You will end on row 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends

This border is a similar to one on creJJtion
Attach white (or whatever color you chose) to a corner with the RS of the blanket facing you. (I chose the RS to be the RS of the double crochet rows.)
Round 1: CH 1, SC evenly around edges of the blanket. Work one SC in the sides of rows beginning and ending in SC. Work two SC in the sides of rows beginning and ending in DC. SC, CH-1, SC in the corners. SS to join round.
Round 2: CH 1, SC in each SC crochet of previous round. SC, CH-1, SC in corners. SS to join round. CH 1 , turn.
Round 3: With WS facing you, *SC in next stitch, SS in next stitch, Bobble stitch in next stitch, SS in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around. SS in beginning SC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished blanket measures 30” x 37” . If you would like to make a smaller or larger version, decrease or increase your beginning chain in multiples of 6 plus 1.

Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but please do not reproduce, sell, or represent this pattern as your own.

I hope you find this pattern easy to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. As Always, I would love to see your work. Use the #viewfrommyhook or #diamondsandtrellisblanket on Instagram or Facebook.

Happy Hooking!


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