Sunday, August 3, 2014

Crochet Mini Blanket 18" x 18" - Pink & Blue Twin Set - FREE Pattern

The day after writing up the draft for the 10" x 10" Mini Blanket (back in May - yikes!), I drafted the following post on a 18" x 18" Mini Blanket. 

After completing my 10" x 10" Mini Blanket, I took a trip back to Joann's to get some more chunky yarn and start on a bigger mini blanket.

These mini blankets are great as photo props! They also work great for baby dolls!

- L11/8mm Hook
- Chunky Yarn (5) - I used about 146 yds (2 balls) of Deborah Norville's Chunky Serenity Yarn in Alaskan Blue and Lilac Chiffon.
   *You will need 3 balls if you decide to make the matching hat.
   *You can also use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together.
- Embroidery Needle for weaving in ends

Time Spent:
   I was able to complete this larger mini blanket and the matching hat in about an hour and 45 minutes.

   DC - Double Crochet
     *You can start with a FDC (Foundation Double Crochet) if you want to make your mini blanket shorter or longer.
   CH - Chain
   ea - each
   SC - Single Crochet
   st - stitch

   17" x 17" plus 1" border = 18" x 18"

   2 rows = 1.5". Border adds 1" to total.

Pattern Notes:
For the 0-3 Month Baby Hat, I used Emi's 15 Minute Chunky Baby Hat Pattern. You can watch her How to Crochet a 15 Minute Chunky Style Beanie Hat YouTube video or vist her Etsy shop and purchase the 15 Minute Beanie pattern, which includes changes for all sizes.
I added a button on my hat. It is a 1 1/8" wood button I purchased from Joann's. I sewed it onto the left side on the second to last row. I reinforced it with a drop of hot glue on each side.
*Should the button come loose, it can pose a choking risk so do not leave babies unattended with hat.

Mini Blanket Pattern:

CH 39. DC in 3rd CH and in ea CH across. CH 2, turn. (38 DC)

Rows 2 - 25: DC in 2nd DC and in ea DC across. CH 2, turn.

Row 26: DC in 2nd DC and in ea DC across. CH 1, turn.

Row 27: SC in 1st DC and in ea DC across. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

Border: (Add 2 SC to last st (to create a corner), evenly SC along the side) around the blanket until you reach the beginning of Row 27. Join to the first SC.

Fasten Off.

Please feel free to make and sell this mini blanket, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, please link to it instead.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
Photographed is two 18" x 18" Mini Blankets, two 8" x 10"
Mini Blanket/Basket Fillers, and two 3-6 month hats.
This set is in Alaskan Blue and Lilac Chiffon and makes the
perfect gift for a twins baby shower! Or for a girl or boy
purchased separately.
I will slowly be adding these to my Etsy shop in different colors. Feel free to send in your custom requests, including sizes and/or colors. Search color options here: Deborah Norville Chunky Serenity Yarn.

I am happy to make these as a full 30" x 30" baby blanket - Please contact me with your request!

You can also purchase this as a set including the 8" x 10" mini blanket and/or the 10" x 10" mini blanket, the 18" x 18" mini and/or 30" x 30" baby blanket and the 0-3 month baby hat. Again, feel free to send in your requests!

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  1. Awww, so cute! I like the addition of the button on the hats.

    I'd love if you'd link up at my first ever Yarn Fanatic Party!

    1. Thanks for the invite! Heading over right now!

  2. can I make pets mats out of 18 x 18 baby blanket?

    1. Absolutely. I recommend an acrylic yarn like Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, or Caron One Pound - you can hold two strands together while crocheting to make a chunky strand. These yarns are very durable, and hold up really well to wear and machine washing and drying, and will get softer after washing. I made one for my cat, and he loves laying on.

  3. thanks. I always used red heart yarns (#4 medium weight )