When we put most of our stuff in storage for a year, I was already pregnant, which means I knew I would need the white baby blanket I crocheted for my other boys' blessings. So why did I put it in a box that is now in the depths of our storage unit 1800 miles away? I blame pregnant brain--it's a real thing. Who's with me? Oh well, it just gave me an excuse to crochet a new and improved blessing day afghan for my newest baby boy. It's so warm and cozy I have a hard time not using it for myself! Here you'll find the pattern for a super quick and easy baby afghan that is great for boys or girls. Even better, it's a great way to practice the "looks like knit" crochet stitch, which can take some time to perfect (it's all in the tension, baby).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 - 70: Sl st in blo in 1st ch from hk and in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 71: Sc in blo in 1st ch from hk and in each st across. Fasten off.
Notes: Be sure to keep stitches loose and even. The pattern stitch is easily worked too tight. Be sure to block your blanket for best results. (Blocking tutorial here!) Approximate size is 35" x 35". Easily make it bigger by adding more chains in the beginning and adding rows until it looks square.
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