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Lace Border Blanket

Lace Border Blanket
Lace Border Blanket
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For that new baby in your life or that baby shower you're about to attend, this is the perfect crochet design. This is a simple blanket with a nice, lace border and with any color of Bernat yarn, you can crochet this blanket in no time. The v-stitch is worked in each row and with only two repetitive rows, this baby blanket is great for beginners. Babies will love snuggling with this soft baby blanket in their cribs as they drift off to sleep.


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge5 V-sts and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

Finished SizeApprox 32" [81.5 cm] square

Materials List

  • Bernat® Baby Coordinates™ (140 g/5 oz) :  Lemon Custard (48615) 3 balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G/6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


  1. Ch 112.  

  2. 1st row: (RS). (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in next ch - V-st made in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc and V-st). *Miss next 2 ch. V-st in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 ch. Miss next ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn. 36 V-sts. 

  3. 2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *V-st in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last st. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Turn

  4. Rep last row until work from beg measures 29" [73.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. 


  1. 1st rnd: Ch 1. 3 sc in first dc for corner. Work 107 sc along each edge of Blanket and 3 sc in each corner st. Join with sl st to first sc. 440 sc

  2. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. [Ch 5. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next corner sc. (Ch 5. Miss next 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc) 27 times] 4 times, omitting last sc and join with sl st to first sc. 

  3. 3rd rnd: Sl st in first ch-5 sp. (Ch 3. 1 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-5 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 

  4. 4th rnd: Sl st in next dc and ch-2 sp. (Ch 3. 2 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in same sp as last sl st. *(3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  5. 5th rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-3 sp. (Ch 3. 3 dc. Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd ch from hook - picot made. 4 dc) in same ch-3 sp. *(4 dc. Picot. 4 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

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I added an extra row of ruffle to have less left over yarn. Used three 5 oz skeins of Bernat Softee Baby in baby denim marle.

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What a sweet, bright and cheery model and Lace Border Blanket! I've yet to try the V-Stitch and this one seems to have many so it might be a good place to start! It seems the pattern is written well and is a good size for a new born. I wonder if anyone has figured the multiples to make it larger? If so, please share. Thanks for this darling pattern!

Oh such a lovely blanket and the baby is so sweet! Because there quite a few new borns in my life right now I will definitely be making this and have already begun looking for the yarn which we are not familiar with here in South Africa. I am also rather tempted to make a larger one as a throw for our Fall which is almost upon us here. I love throws and light blankets and this pattern being rated Easy makes this throw even more appealing for night time crochet.

Very nice baby blanket pattern, it seems easy to crochet. The pattern for the main part has only two rows making V-stitch. The lace edging looks very pretty and quite wide in the picture but I was surprised to read the pattern, the lace edging is only of five rows.

the V-st dc into the ch, 2ch then dc back into the same ch?

After having started this twice and wondering why mine wasn't looking like the picture, I realised it was the American terminology that had thrown me! I was doing English 'double crochet'! I really wish there could be more warnings. The British double crochet created a very pretty shell, it was just too dense. Third time lucky.

I am having trouble understanding the border. It says to work 107 sc along each edge of blanket. How are the stitches placed? what stitches do they go into? Thank You, Cin

still cant figure out how to access my saves or how to print pattern...Peggy

I just went to print the whole page (not finding a "print" option in the instructions) and when i did that I was surprised to see that only the instructions were shown to print! (just try Print under your file button and you'll see, I hope -)

what is a v- stitch this is suppose to be for beginners. iam not familiar with this stitch. willsome one please let me know. is the first instuctions the v-stitch?

It is the stitch that is formed by the pattern: dc, 2ch, dc

I can't figure out the first instruction after CH 112. Does this mean to do a dc, ch 2, and dc in the first stitch, the one next to the hook? After the hyphen it instructs a V-st in the 5th ch. I'm not familiar with this format. Can someone clarify? Thanks!

It is confusing. Do the first stitch in the fifth chain from hook.

I made this blanket for my sister in law's baby shower gift. She loved it and so did everyone else. I'm acually making it again for another friend. Its a great pattern and its easy to make.

Thank you so much for leaving your review about this pattern, I was searching through the comments hoping someone would say it was truly easy to make! I'm in the process of searching for a pattern for a baby shower gift and was hoping to make this blanket. Is the edging easy to complete as well?

How do you crochet a picot

Here is a tutorial on crocheting a picot stitch: . Hope this helps!

Hi florencerini 9923601, The link to the pattern seems to be working fine on our end. Please try clicking the link again and waiting for the page to load fully or opening the link in a different browser. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeCrochet

I could not download the pattern. . . . .please help!!!

@jclauss1 4031850, V-st stands for the crocheted V-stitch. To create a V-stitch, work 1 double crochet stitch, chain 1 stitch, and work another double crochet stitch, all for a single stitch. To view a tutorial, here is a link to AllFreeCrochet's YouTube site with a video tutorial of the V-stitch: I hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeCrochet

I was just looking at the #278 Lace Border Blanket and I have no idea what V-st in the instructions stands for. Could you please help me with that? Thanks


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