Big Block Baby Blanket


Are you looking for a New Baby Blanket to make with a fun twist on the basket weave stitch? 
big block crochet baby blanket- yellow

 Are you looking for something easy to make that looks complicated?  Then give this Big Block Baby Blanket a try!
yellow squares baby blanket


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This is a fun baby blanket to make.  I decided to make a little twist with the basket weave pattern and it turned out beautiful. 

If you are like me, you don't like counting  your stitches but you want your pattern to turn out the way it's supposed to.  You probably also want to watch a movie or a movie marathon and crochet. One of the nice things about this pattern is that you don't have to count after the second row.  

I tend to do a quick count every now and then to check  but you can tell with the way the blocks are that your count is correct.  So each block is 10 stitches and the rows are 9 rows and then at the 10th row make your change to a new set of blocks.  But you still really don't need to count.  To make sure that you have 9 rows in your block count the rows on the wrong side block which is the block that is bpdc.  That is the easiest way to see how many rows.
crochet basket weave - fashion stitch baby blanket



So your turn chain doesn't count in the block, you make your turn chain and then start your block with the post stitch (whichever one you are on) and the last stitch of each row doesn't count in the blocks either, it is a normal dc - meaning that it does NOT go around the post.

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Materials
Baby weight yarn (look for the 3 on the label)The blanket in the pictures was made with Lion Brand Ice Cream Lemon Meringue 

Size 4.00mm / G     Hook
To check if you have the correct crochet hook for this pattern, here is a crochet hook conversion too for you.

Stitches
dcdouble crochet; Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, yarn over and pull through the first two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops.


front post double crochet close-up

fpdc = front post double crochet; yarn over and go around the front of the post, yarn over and pull around, yarn over and pull through the first two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops.

bpdc = back post double crochet; yarn over and go around the back of the post, yarn over and pull around, yarn over and pull through the first two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops.

(each set of blocks is 9 rows - do not count the first row of normal dc across) If you want to change the start chain for a longer blanket size, just add 10 more chains.



Chain 114




Row 1:  dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, dc in all across (112) ch 3 and turn




Row 2: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 3: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 4: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 5: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)




Row 6: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 7: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 8: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)



Row 9: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)


Row 10: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

End of set of blocks

Begin new set of blocks

Row 11: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 12: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 13: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 14: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Puffy Lux Row 15: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 16: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 17: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 18: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 19: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

End of blocks
Begin new blocks
lemon meringue lion brand ice cream crochet baby blanket




Row 20: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 21: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 22: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)
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Row 23: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 24: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 25: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 26: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Row 27: bpdc x10, fpdc x10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10 and dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)


Row 28: fpdc in the next 10 stitches, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x 10, fpdc x 10, bpdc x10,fpdc x10, bpdc x10, fpdc x10 and 1 dc, ch 3 and turn (11 blocks)

Begin new set of block (make the next set of blocks like the first set of blocks, and then the set of blocks after that like the second set - continue to alternate sets of blocks until you have 14 blocks length.  

For the border, single crochet around the entire blanket.

a new version of basket weave stitch -crochet


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Comments

  1. Hi can you tell me how to make it larger-width?

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  2. Yes, all you need to do is to add multiples of 10 to your starting chain. Currently it is chain 114, so add 10 or 20 or 50 depending on your needed width.

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  3. Hi , I'm working this pattern but I think it needs revision. Can you help me? If I work the rows as written it makes these short sections of "blocks" not the big ones you have. The first set of rows look like they should alternate with the lower ones. This is because at the end not one row its fpdc and when you turn it over and start working the next row it starts with fpdc. That stops the block from being elongated because you're actually working the WS which means its actually a bpcd-stopping the long block from being created. Just checking......

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I made the revision. Hopefully, I have fixed the pattern to what it should have been. I appreciate your giving this pattern a try.

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