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Crochet Nautical Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

February 28, 2020
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Introducing the Crochet Nautical Baby Blanket in a simple and fresh colour combination of Navy and White, and I love the result! In a previous post, I showed you how to crochet Interlocking Shell Stitch and I gave you a sneakpeek of a baby blanket I was making. You will love the texture of this Free crochet pattern, and the softness of the cotton yarn!

crochet nautical baby blanket

The stitch pattern reminds me of the sea waves, and the easy crochet pattern is very relaxing and quick to make. The size is perfect for wrapping a small baby and could be used as a cot blanket, or a floor mat. The Nautical theme is on-trend this year, and the neutral colours would be suitable as a gender-neutral gift. Navy and white is always welcome for any new parent! The instructions to make the Crochet Nautical Baby Blanket are further down the page, or you can purchase an inexpensive PDF copy of the pattern. Your support is always appreciated and it helps me provide more free patterns!

  • Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern in US Crochet Terms on Ravelry
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The yarn I used is a beautiful soft DK Cotton yarn from King Cole called Cottonsoft DK. It is 100% cotton and is perfect for baby crochet. You can get the yarn in so many colours, so you will have plenty to choose from! Find your local stockists here

My blanket measures 29 x 32in [74 x 81cm] but you could easily use this pattern as a recipe, to make any size you like.

You can find a step by step tutorial for the stitch pattern used in the following link. You may find this helpful if you are a beginner.

Interlocking Shell Stitch

nautical crochet blanket baby free pattern

You might also like to check out my other Free Patterns for baby blankets, including Granny Spike Stitch Blanket and Poppy’s Blanket

Materials

King Cole Cottonsoft DK : 100% Cotton; 100g/210m

  • 3 balls French Navy (741) – Yarn A
  • 2 balls of White (710) – Yarn B
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle

Notes

  • You can use any DK Weight/Light Worsted Weight yarn to make this blanket – approx 800 – 1000m. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook but keep in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
  • I use a larger than recommended crochet hook to give a looser drape and more texture
  • Instructions are given to make the blanket pictured in this pattern. You can make a smaller or larger blanket by chaining a shorter or longer foundation chain. Stitch Multiple is 6 ch (+3)
  • Gauge is not essential for this project
  • The pattern is written in US Crochet Terms

Measurements

29 x 32in [74 x 81cm]

Abbreviations

US Crochet terms

t-ch – turning chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

BLO – back loop only

UK Crochet terms

t-ch – turning chain

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

ch – chain

st – stitch

rep – repeat

BLO – back loop only

Special stitches

Double Crochet 5 together – Dc5tog (cluster): Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook),  (yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yarn over and draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook.

Changing Colours – Work the last yarn over of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change

Instructions for Crochet Nautical Baby Blanket

Using Yarn A and 4.5mm hook, chain 111, or a multiple of 6 sts + 1, + 2 for the foundation row

Tip: Always make a few extra chains for the foundation row in case you miss one or two, it saves you starting over! You can unpick them later

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 3 dc), skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in last ch, turn. Fasten off yarn

Row 2: Using Yarn B, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 2, dc5tog over next 5 sts, ch 2, 1 sc in next st; rep from * ending by working last sc in top of t-ch, turn

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc in 1st st, skip 2 ch, * 1 sc in top of next cluster, skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 ch; rep from * to last cluster, 1 sc in top of cluster, skip 2 ch, 3 dc in last sc, turn. Fasten off yarn

Rows 4 – 68: Repeat rows 2 – 3, and row 2 once more, following colour sequence above. Do not fasten off and continue with Yarn A

Tip: You can continue the pattern repeat until you are happy with the size, just make sure you finish on row 2

Border

Turn piece so you are now working down the first side of the blanket.

Round 1:

Tip – On the 2 long sides, I worked 1 sc in each sc row end and 2 sc in each dc row end. 

  • Side 1 – Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in same st (corner made), work sc evenly down side 1 (see tip) until you reach the next corner, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in corner,
  • Bottom Row – * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in bottom of 5 dc; rep from * across, ending with [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in next corner,
  • Side 2 – Repeat side 1
  • Top – 1 sc in 1st st, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in top of 5dctog, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with a sl st to beg sc.

Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st around, working [1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] in each corner ch-1 sp, join with a sl st to beg hdc.

Round 3: Repeat round 2, working in BLO of each st. Fasten off yarn.

Round 4: Repeat round 3. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.

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No unauthorized reproduction, in whole or in part, or distribution of this pattern or content is permitted. If you make this pattern, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet – I can’t wait to see what colours you use with this pattern!

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