One Skein Lilac Blanket
This One Skein Lilac Blanket is the best free crochet pattern to make for any little baby in your life. Beautiful light purple yarn makes this an excellent choice for a spring baby, but you're welcome to use any color Caron One Pound yarn for this particular crocheted afghan. The texture and timeless design of this baby blanket makes this a classic item that will be cherished for years to come. Plus, it works up quickly, making this a wonderful choice for holiday gifts and baby showers.
Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge3 clusters and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat
Finished SizeApprox 34" [86.5 cm] square
- One Pound (454 g/16. oz;742 m/812 yds) Main Color (MC) Lilac (0577): 1 skein
- Size U.S. K/10½ (6.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. 2 dc) in 2nd ch from hook - beg cluster made. Skip next 2 ch. *(1 sc. 2 dc) in next ch - cluster made. Skip next 2 ch. Rep from * to last ch. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 25 clusters.
2nd row: Ch 1. Cluster in first sc. Skip next 2 dc. *Cluster in next sc. Skip next 2 dc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Rep last row for pat until work from beg measures 33" [84 cm].
Do not fasten off.
1st rnd: Ch 1. *3 sc in corner st. Work 73 sc evenly across to next corner. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 304 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around.
Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
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michellecox 669811 1
Jul 18, 2020
I chained 77 like it says, using a K hook. It's only 24 inches... not 34. How do I get it to 34 inches?
Jul 23, 2020
Hi michellecox 669811 1, we'd recommend working up a swatch in a larger hook size to check your gauge. You can use any hook size needed to match the gauge of "3 clusters and 6 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat." If you're not familiar with gauge, we have a helpful guide on how it works here: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Basics/What-is-Gauge-in-Crochet. I hope this helps! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet
mbstephens69 08758 33
Mar 30, 2020
I would like to double this pattern. Should I chain 154 or 155?
Mar 31, 2020
Hi mbstephens69 08758 33, this pattern appears to use a multiple of five plus two, so to double this pattern you would chain 152. I hope this helps, and happy stitching! - Laura, editor of AllFreeCrochet
Jul 26, 2018
A perfect blanket for a newborn baby which a person who can crochet fast cold make several in one day. Thank you for the pattern. I will be making several to sent to my local hospital for the new mothers.
Apr 30, 2018
I really appreciate this type of pattern. From the fact that it is so easy and that it only calls for the use of a single skein to complete, how can you go wrong? From time to time, I will pick a project like this and complete and donate the item to the local women's shelter . All through the year I make something for someone else before I make something for myself. I can see me making two of these, one for a boy and the other for a girl.
Apr 28, 2018
I just adore baby blankets. We all collect things and I happen to collect patterns of baby blankets. To me, the baby blanket is the quintessential crochet item and I have become know affectingly as the blanket lady. A new baby in my circle will always get one from me. Thanks for this lovely one skein lilac blanket.
Jan 19, 2018
A baby shower worthy lilac baby blanket. Instructions are provided on this page so no need to be directed to another site that may or may not work. The finished size for this blanket is approximately 34 inches square, but you can always make it smaller or larger to suit your needs.
Dec 29, 2017
You had me with the word lilac. I am a purple freak. Every shade of it. And this will make a gorgeous baby afghan. It takes a break from the typical pink ones for girls. Plus, the pattern is right there, no digging for it and it's a very easy pattern. What are you waiting for?
Dec 18, 2017
This is such a pretty little blanket that I started searching for the original pattern so I could download it. I couldnt find it at the Yarnspirations site, and when I did a general search across the internet, all roads led back to this AllFreeCrochet article. No worries, Ill just copy and paste so I can have a printed copy. I find it much easier to store my patterns as downloads, but I do realize that not every pattern comes in that format.
Nov 11, 2017
Love this lacey One Skein Lilac Blanket pattern. Perfect color for babies who have difficulty getting sleep as lavender is calming to the nerves. You can go with any shade of lavender, it can go darker or lighter. I like the stitch used in this project.
Aug 13, 2017
Wow, what a beautiful blanket this One Skein Lilac Blanket pattern makes. With the clusters repeat it looks so nice and the texture is great for little fingers. The color can work for any sex so it will make a great baby shower gift. I really like the reverse single crochet on the last row for the boarder. It really pops. Thank you so much for sharing this sweet free crochet pattern.
Aug 06, 2017
What an adorable blanket. I love the pattern. And this color would be different and beautiful for a little girl. Or in white for either a boy or girl. My hands are itching to grab my hook and get started. Thank you for offering this pretty project, it is really gorgeous.
Apr 22, 2017
I just made this blanket in a very soft yellow. Looks Fantastic. I did add some stitches to the beginning chain as I crochet tightly and wanted to have the correct width. Would definitely make again.
Dec 18, 2016
This is the color I love to use when you don't know what gender the baby will be ahead of time. The color is nice and saturated. The pattern creates such beautiful interest, too, much better than using a straight single or double crochet. I can see making many of these for babies in the NICU.
Nov 19, 2016
Three stars because I like how the pattern is turning out. Two stars off because it is absolutely not what's pictured. It creates a textured bobble-ish blanket.
Nov 12, 2016
The pattern is correct per Caron. Go to http//com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws == .com/WEB-C-1PND-TexturedBabyBlanket-ENG.pdf
Nov 12, 2016
And just in case, another link at Caron http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/textured-bab == y-blanket-1.html
Jan 30, 2018
I had a hard time with the instructions, the pattern said 77 stitches and I would only get 19 clusters, I ended up with 101 chains sts to get the 25 clusters, it looks more like a shell stitch than what the picture looks like, what am I doing wrong. Help!
racheldornan 05710 90
Aug 17, 2016
Nice, easy pattern. I used a larger hook for the chain as it gives me a better tension. Agree that my blanket doesn't look like picture, it is a bobble/cluster look.
Mar 02, 2016
Is the beginning chain correct. I put on 77 chains and it only measured 24 inches. The blanket is supposed to be 34 inches. I used a 6.50mm hook like it said to use. I didn't make them tight either. Has anyone made this blanket using these instructions.
michellecox 669811 1
Jul 18, 2020
I'm having the same problem.. it's 24 inches, not 34. And I hooked loosely. Did you ever figure it out?
Dec 14, 2015
I'm not sure about the negative ratings. This is not a shell stitch and, for what it's worth, the pattern, under another name, is one of the most popular on Ravelry. It makes a very pretty blanket. A shell stitch would make a nice border though.
Mar 03, 2016
Hello, could you tell me what the pattern is called on Ravelry. I like the look of this blanket and would like to make it. Thank you
Aug 18, 2015
I'm thinking the same thing. Too bad the picture looks like a good pattern. Hopefully it will be straightened out.
Aug 12, 2015
The instructions for this blanket are for shell stitches. The photo looks more like rectangle blocks of stitches, not shells. I am thinking the photo and the instructions are mismatched. Anyone else think the same thing?
Feb 24, 2018
I am crocheting this pattern right now and you are correct...it definitely looks like a shell stitch pattern to me! Not exactly like the picture! It is coming out quite pretty though...would have preferred that it look like the picture thought!
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