Each and every stitch of a handmade baby blanket expresses excitement and care. And what makes the process even more special is finding just the right yarn and design to represent all this love. Our Crochet Four Points Baby Blanket in Purl Soho’s Linen Quill is the perfect find!
Our new Linen Quill in classic single crochet creates a smooth and supple fabric, with linen and highland wool providing sturdiness and alpaca ensuring softness. Get all four skeins you need with our Four Points Baby Blanket Bundle. Veering from the beaten path of traditional pinks and blues, the kit comes in four earthy palettes, each one inspired by the Andean mountaintops, perhaps a refreshing change for a baby… and his or her parents!
Amazing colors, beautiful yarn, and a thoughtful design, this Crochet Four Points Baby Blanket is surely a labor of love, something beautiful to enjoy for many years to come! -Kristy
Update: A Knit Version
August 12, 2016
We took special notice of your requests for a knit version of our Four Points Baby Blanket, and here it is! In Wild Radish, a new soft and gentle palette of our Four Points Baby Blanket Bundle, the Knit Four Points Baby Blanket is just as simple and beautiful as the original!
Our Four Points Baby Blanket Bundle comes in 4 palettes and includes…
- 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. We used the palette Hearth (above) for our sample blanket, but be sure to check out the three additional palettes below.
- Color A: Kiln Red
- Color B: Pale Mushroom
- Color C: Oatmeal Gray
- Color D: Pale Oats
You’ll also need…
- A size D (3.25mm) crochet hook
THISTLE: Color A: Rose Granite, Color B: Lavender Opal, Color C: Stonewall Gray, and Color D: Salt and Pepper
DESERT MARIGOLD: Color A: Turmeric Yellow, Color B: Rose Granite, Color C: Oatmeal Gray, and Color D: Heirloom White
SPECKLED FEATHER: Color A: Kettle Black, Color B: Salt and Pepper, Color C: Stillwater Blue, and Color D: Oatmeal Gray
21 stitches = 4 inches in single crochet
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 36 x 36 inches
Sc dec (Single Crochet Decrease): For instructions and a photo tutorial on how to work a single crochet decrease, please visit our Single Crochet Decrease Tutorial.
If You Are a Beginner Crocheter…
With Color A, chain 143.
Foundation Row 1: Starting with second chain from hook, make 1 single crochet into each chain stitch, chain 1, and turn work. [142 stitches]
If You Are a More Experienced Crocheter…
With Color A, make a Foundation Single Crochet of 142 stitches.
Row 1 (wrong side): Make 1 single crochet (sc) into each stitch to last 2 stitches, 1 sc dec (see Notes, above), chain 1, and turn. [1 stitch decreased]
Row 2 (right side): 1 sc dec, make 1 sc into each stitch to end of row, chain 1, and turn. [1 stitch decreased] (Note: To help you keep track, you may want to mark the right side of the fabric with a removable stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn.)
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until one stitch remains.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining loop.
With the wrong side facing you and starting at the right end of the foundation edge, join Color B and make 1 sc in each stitch along the foundation edge, chain 1, and turn. [142 stitches]
As with Triangle 1, work Rows 1 and 2 until you have one stitch left.
Cut yarn and pull through remaining loop. Set aside Triangles 1 and 2 for now.
Triangles 3 + 4
Repeat the instructions for Triangles 1 and 2 to create Triangles 3 and 4. Make Triangle 3 with Color C and Triangle 4 with Color D.
Join Triangles 1 + 2 with Triangles 3 + 4
Note: Now is a good time to lightly steam or wet block both pieces. Shape each into a neat right angle triangle.
With the right sides facing up, align the two finished pieces along the edges that are half one color and half another color, so that Triangle 1 abuts Triangle 3 and Triangle 2 abuts Triangle 4.
Thread a tapestry needle with Color A and using a whipstitch, join the edge of Triangle 1 to the edge of Triangle 3. Using Color B, join the edge of Triangle 2 to the edge of Triangle 4 in the same way.
Weave in ends and block again, if desired.