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Criss-Cross Crochet Baby Blanket

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I am Lindsay Mayo, also known as The Crafty Flamingo [3].

Summer is upon us! If you are like me, you will still want to make baby gifts for your friends and family who might be expecting. Blankets aren’t always the first thing that you want to work on during the summer, but this blanket is a perfect go-to project to make during the summer months!

Since it is so warm during the summer, blankets aren’t always the coolest thing to work on during the summer months. However, my criss-cross baby blanket pattern is made with lighter baby yarn so it’s not so heavy.

My favorite kind of baby blanket pattern is one that is easy to memorize. After the first 4 rows, it’s just a repeat of the pattern so you that makes it easy to work on during your favorite show or while watching a movie!

Criss-Cross Baby Blanket
Baby Blanket pattern by The Crafty Flamingo

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Materials
Bernat Softee Baby Yarn (or whatever your favorite kind of baby yarn is)
5.0mm (H) crochet hook (I tend to crochet tight so you might want to use a different hook)
Plastic yarn needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size
36” long

Abbreviations
CH – chain
DC – double crochet

Crochet Pattern

CH 140 (If you want a smaller or larger blanket, just make sure you chain in even numbers)

Row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook. DC in each stitch to the last stitch. CH 3 (Counts as first DC in next row.) Turn.

Row 2: Skip first stitch and DC in next stitch. DC in stitch just skipped. Repeat until 2 stitches remain. DC in last stitch. CH 3 (Counts as first DC in next row.) Turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: DC in next stitch and each stitch across.

Repeat rows 2-4 until desired length. Mine measured about 36”.

And that’s it! If you have any questions let me know. You can also check out other patterns in my Ravelry store.