I love projects that are quick, great stash busters, and don’t require any counting, and this blanket fits the bill perfectly!
I made a baby blanket version for my bestie’s new baby, but this pattern lets you keep adding rows until the blanket is as big as you’d like! It can also be adjusted for any yarn weight, so grab your stash and get stitching!
THE SIMON SQUARE BABY BLANKET CROCHET PATTERN
- 575 yards of Level 6 Super Bulky yarn (pictured is Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Succulent, Butterscotch and Fisherman, 6 balls total)
- Size M/13 9mm crochet hook
- Large eye sewing needle
-Single Crochet- (SC)
-Invisible Slip Stitch- (ISS)
-Magic Circle- (MC)
4×4” = 10 rows x 10 stitches
- 2023 UPDATE!: I’ve recently learned how to make the linen stitch into a perfect square. The pattern as written will naturally curve slightly at the corners due to the slanting nature of the SC stitch. To avoid this (which is a personal preference!) you’ll want to end each row by slip stitching into the 1st ST of the previous row, then turning your work and working the pattern in the opposite direction. If you turn your work (without making a CH at the start) you will make a perfectly square blanket.
- This pattern is done in Moss Stitch (also known as Linen Stitch or Granite Stitch). This is simply a sequence of two stitches, the single crochet and chain, where the single crochets are made in the chain spaces of the previous row.
- This pattern uses a technique called “Invisible Slip Stitch” to create a seamless join at the corners of each row. This is done by removing your hook from your final stitch, inserting the hook from back to front in the stitch you want to connect to, and grabbing the loop and pulling through from front to back (see pictorials). This stitch can be subbed out with a regular slip stitch (which is what you’ll use if turning your rows to make the perfect square).
- Change colors by finishing the final CH with the current color and completing the Invisible Slip Stitch with the next color. Color changes are not denoted in this pattern and can be made at any time!
- The size of the blanket can be adjusted by simply continuing with the rows until the desired size is obtained.
Begin with a Magic Circle.
Row 1: In MC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, SC. ISS to beginning CH 2. (12 STS)
R2: Without making a CH, in the CH 2 space SC, CH 2, SC. *CH 1 and SK SC, in next CH 2 space SC, CH 2, SC.* Repeat from * to * twice more, ending with ISS in first SC. (20)
R3: Without making a CH, SC, CH 2, SC into CH 2 space. *CH 1, SK next SC, SC into CH space, CH 1, SK SC, in corner CH 2 space SC + CH 2 + SC.* Repeat from * to * twice more, end row with an ISS in the 1st SC. (28)
R4: Without making a CH, in CH 2 space SC, CH 2, SC. CH 1, SK SC, SC in next CH space. Repeat around, with SC + CH 2 + SC in each corner, and ending with an ISS in the 1st SC. (36)
R5-R46: Repeat row 4, changing yarn colors whenever you wish (see notes/pictorials).
Finished baby blanket is 46 rows total, but you can keep going to make the square as large as you’d like!
Baby Blanket 36” x 36”, 46 rows total
This is an original pattern by Christina of February Sky Designs. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to it but please do not reprint it on your site or sell it.
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Christina of February Sky Designs, and link to my blog februaryskydesigns.com. Thank you for respecting creators and their work!