Arrow Baby Blanket

 

A free crochet pattern for the gender neutral Arrow Baby Blanket.

Can I just ask; what did moms and crafters do before the days of Pinterest!? I would not be nearly as crafty as I think I am without it!  Lately, I feel like I have been sharing only corner to corner crochet blankets.  Although, it is a fun, fast, textured technique with endless designs I was feeling the need for a new challenge.  I search for hours on my beloved Pinterest in search of a crocheted triangle. I ended my search with a wonderful video from Sewrella (link to video below). Her half square triangle granny square made my idea come to life and it turned out awesome!

A crochet baby blanket full of texture and design, but still neutral enough to be perfect for any baby.

This is a free pattern, but please do not share this pattern as your own.  You may make items to sell with this pattern, in exchange, please link back to this post.  Do not use my photos as your own sales photos.  Please feel free to tag CoffeeandCrochetGoals to share your projects.

SIZE:

The finished square is 36″ x 36″.This free crochet pattern features a half square triangle granny square in neutral colors, perfect for any baby on the block.

SUPPLIES:

  • Carron 1 LB Yarn in Medium Grey (1 skein)
  • Lion Brand Yarn in Mint (1 skein)
  • Size I (5.25mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • CH – chain
  • DC – double crochet
  • SC – single
  • SK – Skip stitch
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • Blanket Stitch (see special instructions on this stitch below)

HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE GRANNY SQUARE (MAKE 12)

I will include written instructions as well, but this is where I will link you back to Sewrella’s clear and descriptive video tutorial, CLICK HERE. Once you master this half square triangle granny square technique, the possibilities are endless!

Half and Half or triangle granny square

ROUND 1: With your base color A (grey) make a magic ring.  CH3.  2DC into the magic ring.  CH2.  3DC into the magic ring.  CH1.  Drop your main color and CH1 with color B (mint). 3DC into the magic ring. CH2 and 3DC into the magic ring. SL ST to the top of your first CH3.

ROUND 2: Turn your work and SL ST into the CH2 corner space.  CH3 and 1DC into the same corner space.   DC into each stitch across (3). In the CH2 corner space 2DC, CH2, and 2DC.  DC into each stitch across (3).  In the third corner 2DC and CH1, drop your color B (mint).  With color A (grey) CH1 and 2DC into the same corner space.  DC in each stitch across (3) and in the corner CH2 space place 2DC, CH2 and 2DC.  DC in each stitch across until you are back in the first corner.  2DC into the corner CH2 space and CH2.  SL ST into the top of the first CH3 of this round.

ROUND 3-5: Continue in the same pattern as round 2, you will just have 4 more DC on each side, each round.

Once all 12 half square granny squares are complete, piece together the arrow detail. Starting at the bottom place two squares together with grey sides touching and forming a larger triangle.  Using a tapestry needle and grey yarn sew together.  Take the next two squares with mint sides touching and sew together using mint yarn.  Keep alternating grey sides touching and mint sides touching until you have 3 pairs of each.

Two half square triangle granny squares sewn together to form the arrow detail.

Now sew alternating pairs on top of each other.  Grey pair first and then a mint pair.  You will use alternating colors of yarn to sew them together.  Mint yarn for forming the mint arrows and grey while piecing together the grey arrows.

Piecing together the arrow detail in the crochet Arrow Baby Blanket

Attach your grey yarn into a corner CH1 and SC in each stitch around the entire arrow detail.  In the four corners 1SC, CH2, and 1SC to make a point. SL ST to the beginning CH1.  CH3 and begin blanket stitch.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BLANKET STITCH:

This free crochet pattern features a half square triangle granny square in neutral colors, perfect for any baby on the block.

For the first row you will CH2 and 2DC into the same stitch. Skip 2 stitches and make 1SC in the next stitch. 2DC into the same stitch. Repeat the SK2 and 1SC, 2DC into the same stitch all the way across one side on the arrow detail on your blanket.  End with 1SC into the last stitch and CH2. Turn your work and make 2DC into the same space as your CH2 (see image below). SK the DC stitches and work 1SC and 2DC into every SC stitch from the previous round.

On the first side of your arrow detail complete 15 rows of blanket stitch and tie off your grey yarn.  Attach your grey yarn on the opposite side of the arrow detail, in a corner and complete the same blanket stitch pattern for a total of 45 rows. Do not tie off yarn.

A free crochet pattern full of texture and neutral enough for any baby on the block.

FINISHING:

With your grey yarn CH1 and 1Sc in each stitch around the entire blanket.  In each corner 1SC, CH2 and 1SC.  SL ST to the beginning CH.  Tie off grey yarn.  Attach your mint yarn and CH1.  Complete two rows of moss stitch around the entire blanket.  The moss stitch is a repetition of 1SC, CH1, SK1 and 1SC.  In the corners 1SC CH2 and 1SC.  The second row of moss stitch will be the same 1SC, CH1 SK1 and 1SC, just make sure that your SC lands in the CH spaces of the previous row.  Tie off your mint yarn and weave in those lose ends.

This free crochet pattern features a half square triangle granny square in neutral colors, perfect for any baby on the block.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for the Arrow Baby Blanket.  It is full of texture and design while being neutral enough for any boy or girl entering your life.  Please share your arrow blankets with us by tagging CoffeeandCrochetGoals in your projects.  Now, it is time to pour yourself a refill and get to some crochetgoals.

 


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