5 Little Monsters: Simple Snuggles Baby Blanket

Simple Snuggles Baby Blanket

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This year got off to a rough start for my family, January was not a fun month and I am glad it is over. Between house issues, sickness, and constantly changing schedules and plans, I feel like I went through January in a constant state of stress. Crocheting, and crafting in general, has always been very therapeutic for me, so as I was feeling so stressed I decided that I need a super simple, kind of mindless, project to work on. 

I got some thick, soft blanket yarn and a large crochet hook, picked a simple stitch, and started crocheting.

 I feel like sometimes when I am making things I like to challenge myself and push the boundaries of what I know how to do so that I can learn new skills, but sometimes a simple project that I can pick up and set down anytime, that I don't have to think about too much or count stitches, is just the thing I need. 

And that is how the Simple Snuggles Baby Blanket was born. It is made with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn so it works up fast and is super soft and snuggly. I used the moss stitch for the body of the blanket. It is one of my favorite simple stitches. I love the look of it and the texture that it gives, plus it works really well with variegated yarns like the one I used for this blanket. I finished it off with a simple contrasting border. 

This blanket would make a great baby gift, or you could even make it larger to make one for yourself! Whoever you make it for this blanket really is great if you are looking for a simple project that you can pick up anytime, work on it for a little bit, set it down, and then the next time you pick it up just continue right were you left off. 

How to Crochet the Simple Snuggles Baby Blanket 

Finished Size approx. 30"x33"

You will need:



Begin with your main color, If you want to make a larger or smaller blanket just start with an even number ch in the length that you want

ch 72

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (turning ch does not count as a stitch), [ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st] repeat to end (36 sc, 35 ch sp)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in ch sp, [ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch sp] repeat to last ch sp, sc in last st (37 sc, 34 ch sp)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first st, [ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch sp] repeat to end (36 sc, 35 ch sp)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your blanket is the size you want it (I did 63 rows), do not cut yarn at the end of your last row


Continuing where you left off, using the same color of yarn

ch 1, turn your blanket 90 degrees so you are working down the side starting in the corner, work sc evenly down the side of your blanket, work 3 sc in the corner, sc in each st across the bottom, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up the side, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st across the top, work 2 sc in sam st as first sc

sl st to join, finish off and cut yarn

Join contrasting yarn, ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, working 3 hdc in corner stitches, sl st to first hdc to join, finish off, weave in ends

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