The Textured Ridges Baby Blanket is a warm and snuggly blanket for super bulky yarn. The simple pattern is easy to master for beginners and more advanced crocheters who want a fun and relaxing project. This is a great pattern for quick baby gifts especially for Christmas or the holidays.
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The free pattern includes one special stitch, the alternative double crochet, that is explained in the special stitch instructions. The combination of stitches gives the blanket a rolling textured feel. Once you get the special stitch down, this is an easy blanket to make.
You can also easily adjust the blanket to make it bigger. Just increase the number of stitches in the base chain and the number of rows to your desired length.
Lion Brand Hometown USA in the Aspen Tweed colorway gives the sample its tweedy and wintery look. In the tweedy yarn, the blanket reminds me a bit of fishermen’s knits. You can give the blanket your own look too by picking a solid colored yarn or even working in stripes.
Making the blanket in Bernat Baby Blanket or another solid colored super bulky can give it a completely different look. The photo below shows a security size version of the blanket (starting chain of 31) in Bernat Baby Blanket colorway Seafoam.
This is a quick project. You could probably finish the blanket in a weekend or two if you like. It also pairs with the Textured Ridges Hat pattern that will be coming out soon in case you’d like to make a matching blanket and hat gift for someone special.
Season of Joy Blog Hop: This pattern was part of the Season of Joy Blog Hop hosted by Ambassador Crochet in November 2020.
TEXTURED CROCHET BLANKET PATTERN
Finished Measurements: Approximately 20” x 26” including border.
Yarn: Super bulky yarn (#6) in color of choice.
Shown: Lion Brand Hometown USA (100% acrylic), 64yds [59m]/4.0 oz [113g]: #302 (Aspen Tweed), 5 skeins.
Hook: Size N/13 (9.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 8 sts and 8 rows = 4” in sc.
Standard and Special Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
alt-dc = alternative dc (see special stitch instructions below)
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sc blo = single crochet back loop only
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
Special Stitch Instructions:
alt-dc : yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through first loop on hook (3 loops remain on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Notes: Placing markers on the edge stitches is recommended for counting rows and maintaining even edges. Work the base chain loosely. Beginning chains of each row do not count as stitches.
Video tutorials are available for the following techniques:
Beginning chains of each row do not count as stitches – tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/beginning-chains/ Invisible join method – tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-invisible-join-tutorial-crochet-in-the-round/.
Multiple: any number of sts plus 2 for base chain
Base Chain: Loosely ch 44 (or adjust base chain to desired width of blanket).
Row 1: Alt-dc in 3rd ch from hook (pm in this alt-dc to mark edge if desired), alt-dc in each ch across, turn. (42 alt-dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo (pm in first sc blo to mark edge if desired) in each st across, turn. (42 sc blo)
Note: If using markers, move them up as you go along.
Row 3 – 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2, alt-dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 6 – 8: Rep row 2.
Rows 9 – 48: Rep rows 5 – 8 ten times or until Blanket is desired length.
Last Row: Rep row 5.
At the end of Last Row, turn and continue to BORDER.
Rnd 1: : Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), work 3 sc into last sc of Last Row of BLANKET, pm in the first sc of the three to mark the first st, continue working sc stitches evenly spaced around the BLANKET and work 3 sc in each corner. In the sample, there are roughly 40 sc evenly spaced on the top and bottom edges and 60 sc evenly spaced along the sides plus 3 sc in each corner. You can adjust this number of stitches up or down as needed so that your edging lies flat. At the end of the round, either join with a sl st to first sc and fasten off or if you would like an invisible looking join, use the invisible join method to finish the round instead. Tutorial for invisible join at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-invisible-join-tutorial-crochet-in-the-round/.
Finishing: Weave in ends.
PDF Pattern Downloads: You can purchase the PDF pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.