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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Diagonal Pattern Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: chs-diagonalBabyBlanket
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 21 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
33 inches square


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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Crochet Diagonal Pattern Baby Blanket

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 sc and 11 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

Chain 5. Slip stitch into first chain to form ring.
Row 1
Ch 3, sc into ring, ch 1, hdc into ring, ch 3, turn.
Row 2 Sc in ch-1 space, sc in next sc, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in ch-3 space, ch 3, turn.
Row 3 Sc in ch-1 space, sc in each of next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in ch-3 space, ch 3, turn ­ 5 sc.
Row 4 Sc in ch-1 space, sc in each sc across, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in ch-3 space, ch 3, turn ­ 7 sc.
Rows 5-51 Repeat Row 4, increasing 2 sc on each row until there are 103 sc.
Note At end of Row 51, ch 2 instead of ch 3.
Row 52 (decrease row) Skip first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, skip last sc, hdc in ch-3 space, ch 2, turn ­ 101 sc.
Row 53 Skip first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, skip last sc, hdc in ch-2 space, ch 2, turn ­ 99 sc.
Rows 54-102 Repeat Row 53, decreasing 2 sc each row until 1 sc remains. Ch 3, slip stitch in ch-2 space, ch 4. Do not turn.


Working around outer edge of blanket, work tc in same ch-space (2 tc in next ch-space, *tc in next ch-space, 2 tc in next ch-space; repeat from * to corner ch-space, 3 tc in corner ch-space) repeat between ( ) 3 times more. Slip stitch to top of ch-4. Fasten off.

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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet tr = treble (triple) crochet

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 21 reviews)
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Diagonal Pattern Baby Blanket Reviewed by Elizabeth on 2014-10-27 *****
This is one of my favorite go-to patterns anytime I need to whip up a baby blanket on short order.
I also use it for smaller items such as trivets and dishcloths. It also works up nicely as a lapaghan or full size throw.
I am not much of a knitter, but I also use the knit version of this pattern sometimes.

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