Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Camden Blanket

A  Free Beginner Friendly Crochet Pattern

I love making baby things in the spring. Maybe it has something to do with new life springing up everywhere in nature, I just have to be a part of it too somehow. Last month my church had a baby shower for the City Union Mission. 

It was not a typical baby shower. For one we had no idea who the baby was, and there was no expectant mother there to greet us. The City Union Mission had a need for more baby items, so we answered the call in a small way. On Doughnut Sunday we gathered together all the baby things we collected throughout the month and we got to gush over all the little things that fit babies. When everyone one finished Oooo and awing one of the ladies took all the things up to where they needed to go. This blanket was my contribution to the baby items.  

This pattern is a really easy pattern that is great to do while watching a show, or you just need something easy for a change. It was so easy I was surprised that I couldn't find any other patterns like it on Ravelry. Because of that I have typed up the pattern to share with you. 

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby 100% acrylic, 4.25 oz./ 120 g., 310 yrds/ 283 m, 4 balls needed (3 marls, 1 solid)

Hook: 4.00 mm, US G/6

Notions: tapestry needle

Size: 40 by 40 inches Gauge: 16 sts X 19 = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Single crochet (sc), Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Skip Stitch (sk st), Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog), Single crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog)


  • This pattern is worked on a diagonal so the first half looks like a triangle and then the second half is closing the triangle into a square. 

Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

Pattern Instructions

Increasing Rows

Row 1: Ch 2, make 3 sc in the second ch from the hook. (3 sc made)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in the last st. (4 sc made, 1 ch made)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, {ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next ch}, Repeat {to} to the last 2 stitches, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in the last st. (2 stitch increase every row) 

Keep repeating row 3 until the triangle is 36 inches or until you have reached your desired width. 

Decreasing Rows

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc2tog in the next st and ch, {ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next ch}, repeat {to} to the last 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc2tog in the next ch and sc, sc in the last st. (2 decreases in each row)

Keep repeating row 1 until there are only 5 sts left

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc3tog in the next 3 sts, sc in the last st

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog in the last 3 sts. 

Finish off 


Row 1: Attaching the yarn at any corner, ch 1, {(sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner st, sc in each st to the next corner} repeat {to} until the last corner, sl st into the first st.

Row 2: Sl st into the corner ch st, {(sc, ch 1, sc) in the same corner st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next st} repeat {to} to the last corner, sl st into the first st. 

Continue repeating row 2 until you have your desired width of edging. 

Last row: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st, sl st in first st.

Finish off.

Weave in your ends.

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  1. Thank you i just love c2c blankets your very kind to share you free patterns

  2. This is a beautiful blanket. I love the colors! What colors of Bernat Softee Baby Marls did you use?

  3. I really wanted to make your blanket. However, the background color made it impossible to print. I liked the pattern, but need a printable copy.