Get ready to fall in love with the easy Color Block Baby Blanket pattern. The bold color blocks add a modern twist to the classic filet crochet technique.
The delicate filet crochet creates a beautiful and intricate design that is sure to impress everyone. Perfect for your next baby shower gift for a boy or girl.
“Color Block Baby Blanket” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Apr. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Beginner.
Although this baby blanket is made in the filet crochet technique, it doesn’t include a filet crochet chart which can be more difficult to learn. The pattern is written in standard crochet text.
The only stitches used in this design are double crochets and chains. It’s an easy 4-row repeat.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Color Block Filet Baby BlanketDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, size 3 (DK weight) yarn, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 1 skein each of White, A Hint of Silver and Pistachio, and 2 skeins of Parma Violet
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size G-7 (4.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work Row 1 to establish width of blanket.
- Work Rows 2-5 to establish 4-row repeat.
- Repeat Rows 2-5 until 85 rows completed, changing colors in the suggested sequence or the sequence of your choice.
- Repeat rows 2-3 to mirror the beginning.
- Work 1 round of double crochet for the border.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This free crochet pattern is for a modern baby blanket, perfect for girls or boys. It’s worked in one piece, with no seaming.
Once the 4-row repeat is established, it’s very easy to memorize and work without a lot of thought.
If desired, this blanket can be made in one color throughout instead of working the color changes. It makes a gorgeous heirloom blanket in all white.
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40″ x 40″
Stylecraft “Special DK”, size 3 (DK weight) yarn, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 1 skein each of White, A Hint of Silver and Pistachio, and 2 skeins of Parma Violet.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
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You can use any Size 3 DK weight or light worsted weight yarn. If you prefer to use a heavier weight yarn, you can adjust the stitch multiple and use a larger hook. There will be a difference in yardage, of course.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size G-7 (4.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
This baby blanket pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; rep-repeat; sk=skip; sl=slip; sp=space.
18 stitches (about 2 repeats) for 9 rows measures approximately 4×4″. Use the stitch multiple to change the width, if you like.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 9, then add 7.
White: Rows 1-15 (4 rows of blocks).
A Hint of Silver: Rows 16-35 (5 rows of blocks).
Parma Violet: Rows 36-63 (7 rows of blocks).
Pistachio: Rows 64-87 (6 rows of blocks).
Note: If there is any fluctuation in gauge, you may run out of pistachio in the last color block. I had maybe one or two yards remaining. If you prefer, you can make one extra row of blocks in parma violet then one less in pistachio, just to be safe.
When it is time to change colors, work all the way up to the last double crochet. Still with old color, yarn over, insert hook, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. At this point, you have 2 loops remaining on your hook. Drop the old color then pull through the new color. Cut off the old color, leaving at least 6″ to weave in later. You are now working with the new color.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: With White, ch 169, dc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in each of next 7 ch, rep from * to last 4 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in each of last 2 ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk first dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * to last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk first dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * to last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, sk first dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, rep from * to last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, sk first dc, dc in next dc, *ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc] 3 times, rep from * to last ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.
Note: Review “Color Sequence” above to make the same color blocking, or make in whatever sequence you like.
Rows 6-85: Rep rows 2-5. Do not fasten off.
Rows 86-87: Rep rows 2-3. Fasten off, unless using one color throughout.
Note: For the border, you’ll be working double crochet evenly around. Working evenly works for me if I work 2 double in sides of each double crochet row, with the same number of stitches on the top and bottom.
Join Parma Violet, or the color of your choice, to any corner with sl st, ch 2, work 3 dc in same st, work dc evenly around, working 4 dc at each corner, sl st to top of beg ch-2, fasten off.
Weave in all ends securely.
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