I’ve thought about designing my own crochet patterns for a while. I’ve always thought that if others could do it, so can I. I may not be the best at designing crochet patterns, but at least I am trying. It’s something I’ve wanted to do, which is where this Floating Squares Baby Blanket was born.
I was looking around Pinterest for some ideas on baby blankets. If you know Pinterest, you know there are A LOT of ideas out there. I would love if you follow me on Pinterest. I stumbled upon a few blankets, but nothing stuck out at me. Finally, I remembered a scarf I made in the past using this floating squares technique.
If you are interested in this Floating Squares Baby Blanket, you can find the pattern below. However, if you would like an ad free PDF version, you can purchase the pattern in my Etsy Shop for just a few dollars.
Without further ado, here is my Floating Square Baby Blanket!
FLOATING SQUARES BABY BLANKET
- J Crochet Hook
- 5 Skeins of Red Heart Soft in Rose Blush (approx. 1280 yards)
- Tapestry needle
FINISHED BLANKET SIZE: 36″ x 34″
ROW 1: Single crochet in the 2nd chain from your hook and in the next chain, *chain 2, skip the next 2 chains, single crochet in the next 2 chains; repeat from * across entire chain.
ROW 2: Chain 3, turn. 4 double crochet in the next 2 spaces and in each chain 2 space across row, skip next single crochet, double crochet in last single crochet.
ROW 3: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in first double crochet and in space before double crochet, *chain 2, skip next 4 double crochet, 2 single crochet in space before next double crochet; repeat from * across row to last 5 double crochet, chain 2, skip next 4 double crochet, single crochet in space before last double crochet ad in last double crochet.
ROWS 4-up: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length. Do not cut off yarn. Continue on making the border.
Chain 2, half double crochet evenly around blanket making sure to work 3 half double crochet in each corner. Join in beginning half double crochet, fasten off. (NOTE: if you are using the same color for the mini shell edging, chain 2 and go to the next step of edging.)
MINI SHELL EDGING:
Join next color into any corner of the blanket, chain 2. 4 half double crochet in first stitch, skip next stitch, single crochet in next stitch, skip next stitch, 4 half double crochet in next stitch** Repeat from * to ** around entire blanket, slip stitch into the beginning chain 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoyed my Floating Squares Baby Blanket pattern. Feel free to use any color combination you’d like. I hope to design more crochet patterns in the future. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment below.
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