Cuddly Baby Blanket with Scalloped Edges #freepattern

Updated: Apr 9

I think baby blankets are one of the sweetest things a parent might make or receive for their little bundles of joy!

A proper crochet or knit blanket can last years when well taken care of; and can make a super sweet heirloom gift to pass down.

Living in a place that experiences harsh winters, baby blankets take on new meaning, importance and necessity.

Having or receiving a homemade/handmade blanket can add special, sentimental meaning to it as well.


I've created a baby blanket for every one of my babies and I had a lot of fun creating this pattern for our fourth little on the way! I love the colors, and I love the scalloped edges that I finished it with! I'm sharing the free pattern for you guys below! Enjoy!

Finished Size

44" x 52"

Materials

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Soft Pink

2 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Lavender, Blue

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Orchid

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Off White

Crochet Hook in size 5.5mm/US-I/9 (Get a variety pack here)

Tapestry Needle

Gauge

12 sc = 4";

13 rows = 4"


Instructions

With Lavender Blue beginning ch 117.

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook (counts as first sc), sc in next loop of chain and sc in each loop of chain across. Turn.

115 sc

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next sc, dc in each sc across. Turn

115 dc

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2, with last dc of each row in top of last ch 3 space.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 6.

Finish off and cut Lavender Blue.

Rows 7-8: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 8.

Finish off and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 9-10: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 10.

Finish off and cut Orchid.

Rows 11-12: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 12.

Finish off and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 13-18: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 18.

Finish off and cut Lavender Blue.

Rows 19-24: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 24.

Finish off and cut Off White.

Rows 25-27: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 27.

Finish off and cut Orchid.

Rows 28 & 29: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 29.

Finish off and cut Off White.

Rows 30-32: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 32.

Finish off and cut Orchid.

Rows 33 & 34: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 34.

Finish off and cut Off White.

Row 35: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 35.

Finish off and cut Lavender Blue.

Row 36: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 36.

Finish off and cut Soft Pink.

Row 37: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 37.

Finish off and cut Lavender Blue.

Row 38: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 38.

Finish off and cut Soft Pink.

Row 39: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 39.

Finish off and cut Lavender Blue.

Rows 40 & 41: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 41.

Finish off and cut Off White.

Rows 42-44: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 44.

Finish off and cut Orchid.

Rows 45 & 46: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 46.

Finish off and cut Off White.

Rows 47-49: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 44.

Finish off and cut Orchid.

Rows 50 & 51: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 51.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 52 & 53: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 53.

Finish and cut off Lavender Blue.

Rows 54-59: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 59.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 60 & 61: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 61.

Finish and cut off Lavender Blue.

Rows 62-66: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 66.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 67 & 68: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 68.

Finish and cut off Lavender Blue.

Rows 69 & 70: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 70.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 71-73: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 73.

Finish and cut off Orchid.

Rows 74 &75: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 75.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 76-78: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 78.

Finish and cut off Orchid.

Rows 79 & 80: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 80.

Finish and cut Off White.

Row 81: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 81.

Finish and cut Lavender Blue.

Row 82: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 82.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Row 83: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 83.

Finish and cut Lavender Blue.

Row 84: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 84.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Row 85: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 85.

Finish and cut Lavender Blue.

Rows 86 & 87: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 87.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 88-90: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 90.

Finish and cut Orchid.

Rows 91 & 92: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 92.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 93-95: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Off White in last st of row 95.

Finish and cut Orchid.

Rows 96-101: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 101.

Finish and cut Off White.

Rows 102-107: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 107.

Finish and cut Lavender Blue.

Rows 108 & 109: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Orchid in last st of row 109.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 110 & 111: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Soft Pink in last st of row 111.

Finish and cut Orchid.

Rows 112 & 113: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Switch to Lavender Blue in last st of row 113.

Finish and cut Soft Pink.

Rows 114-119: Chain 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, dc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn.

115 dc

Row 120: Chain 2, skip first dc, sc in next dc and in each dc across, sc in top of last ch 3 sp. Turn. DO NOT CUT OFF.


Edging

Row 1 (worked in rounds): In last sc of row 120, work sc in first sc and in each sc across. In last st work 3 sc. DO NOT TURN. Working down the side of the blanket now, sc evenly down entire side until reaching last st. 3 sc in last st. Working down beginning ch and working in unused loops, sc in each loop across to end, 3 sc in last loop. Working up last remaining side of blanket sc evenly down entire side until you reach the first 3 sc you worked. Join in first sc with a slip stitch. DO NOT TURN.


Row 2: Slip st in 2nd of 3 sc worked in corner, work beginning shell (ch 3, 4 dc), * skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, work shell (5 dc) in next sc ** repeat from * across entire row ending with shell in last st. This should be the 2nd sc in your 3 sc corner. DO NOT TURN.

Continue down side of blanket repeating pattern until you reach your second corner. End with shell in 2nd sc of 3 in corner and continue pattern down third side of blanket again ending with a shell in 2nd of 3 sc corners, continue by working up fourth and last side of blanket continuing pattern to beginning shell.

Join with a slip stitch in top of first ch 3 space, slip stitch in next 2 dc and finish off, switching to Orchid. Cut Lavender Blue.

Note: You may need to adjust your stitches as you go to make sure you end with a shell in each corner stitch. You can do this by dropping or adding a stitch along the way as you see fit.


Row 3: Working with Orchid now; repeat row 2 all the way around. Shells should line up in the 3rd of 5 dc of each corner.

Join with a slip stitch in top of first ch 3 space, slip stitch in next 2 dc and finish off switching to Soft Pink. Cut Orchid.


Row 4: Working with Soft Pink now; repeat row 2 all the way around. Shells should line up in the 3rd of 5 dc of each corner.

Join with a slip stitch in top of first ch 3 space, slip stitch in next 2 dc and finish off switching to Off White. Cut Soft Pink.


Row 5: Working with Off White now; repeat row 2 all the way around. Shells should line up in the 3rd of 5 dc of each corner.

Join with a slip stitch in top of first ch 3 space, slip stitch in next 2 dc and finish off. Cut off.


Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Iron flat, stretching evenly as you go.

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