Looking over this blog’s stats and I am able to see what people have searched for to bring them here. Some of the top searches include things like loom knit mittens or crochet scarves. MANY of you (I’d say about 90% of the people who did an internet search and wound up here) appear to be searching for easy, single crochet baby blanket patterns. Well, I never pass up an opportunity to please so if this is what everyone wants then this is what they’ll get.
This is THE simplest pattern ever. I hesitate to call it a pattern so think of it more as a guideline. Basically, what you’ll be doing is making a big, single crochet square with a large hook. The size I like is 36″ square but you can make any dimensions you want.
- Size P crochet hook
- Any bulky weight yarn (category 5) or you may choose to hold two strands of worsted weight yarn (category 4) together
- Tape measure
- Tapestry needle
Gauge is not important for this project. Use a tape measure to determine how many stitches and rows to create to achieve your desired size blanket.
- Using a size P crochet hook and bulky weight yarn, make enough chains to measure 36″ (or the size that you would like as the width of your blanket). Use your tape measure to help determine correct length of your chain. Make one more chain.
- Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across to end.
- Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each sc across to end.
- Rep row 2 until piece measures 36″ or your desired length.
- Fasten off. Weave in ends using a tapestry needle.
It’s that simple. Once completed, you can add a border or weave a ribbon around the edges. Since this is such a basic blanket the sky’s the limit.