In all our years of knitting Super Easy Blankets, we’ve never picked up a hook and crocheted one. How remiss because it turns out that a simple single-crochet fabric creates one heck of a Super Easy Baby Blanket! It’s sturdy but not stiff, elegant but not precious, and in a combination of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist and Worsted Twist Heather, it’s soft enough for even the tenderest of babies!
If you’re new to crochet, this blanket is a great opportunity to practice the most basic of crochet stitches, and if you’re an old pro, then you’ll whip this beauty up in no time! Either way, get started with 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist. Check out eight new gorgeous colorways and pick up a hook!
P.S. More of a knitter? Use the same Super Easy Blanket in Worsted Twist Bundle for our original knitted version. Find the free pattern right here!
Update: New Colors!
Over the years we have riffed on the Super Easy Blanket many times, and as we start the New Year, we’re revisiting three of our most classic versions, dressed up in all new colors. Knit or crocheted, in worsted or chunky weight… Read all about our 2017 color palette here!
- 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino. We used the Salt Water Taffy bundle using the colors: Wheat Flour, Heirloom White, Ballet Pink, Peony Pink, Ochre Yellow, Dijon Yellow and Yellow Zest (pictured above from top to bottom)
- Size I crochet hook
15 single crochets = 4 inches
Finished Dimensions: 27 3/4 wide x 38 1/2 inches long
If You Are a Beginner Crocheter…
With the first color in your color sequence, chain 105.
Foundation Row: Starting with second chain from hook, make 1 single crochet into each chain. (104 stitches)
If You Are a More Experienced Crocheter…
With the first color in your color sequence, make a Foundation Single Crochet of 104 stitches. (If you haven’t tried this technique, it’s well worth learning! Check out our Foundation Single Crochet Tutorial right here.)
Row 1: Turn the work. Make 1 single crochet into each stitch. (104 stitches)
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures about 5 1/2 inches from the chain edge or until the skein nearly runs out. (Note that it takes about 6-7 yards of yarn to work one row.)
Join the next color in the sequence.
Repeat Row 1 until this stripe measures the same as the first stripe, making sure to end on the same side you finished the first skein. In other words, all of the tails (except perhaps, the beginning chain tail) will be along the same selvage. The first row of every color will be on the “right side” of the blanket, and you will end each color on the “wrong side”.
*Join the next color in the sequence.
Repeat Row 1 until this stripe measures the same as the others, ending with a wrong side row.
Repeat from * working through the entire sequence of seven skeins.
Pull the end of the final skein through the remaining stitch and weave in any ends you didn’t already crochet over. All done!