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Modern Crochet Baby Blanket FREE Pattern

Hey there maker friends. I have a fun little whimsical baby blanket to share with you today.

The Sweet Stripey Dreams is a beautifully textured and reversible crochet baby blanket that is perfect for baby boys and girls!

The mini bean crochet stitch along with the rugby-inspired stripes makes this blanket a superbly unique and modern crochet baby blanket.

modern crochet baby blanket

Modern Crochet Baby Blanket

Skill Level – easy/intermediate, advanced beginner

Tools and Materials

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • yarn needles
  • scissors
  • 630 yards / 576 meters Caron Simply Soft (soft green pictured), and 164 yards / 149 meters Caron Simply Soft Party (snow sparkle pictured)

Abbreviations (U.S. terms)

  • ch – chain
  • st/sts – stitch(es)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • mini bean st – see pattern notes for stitch instructions

Click HERE to purchase the PDF version of the Sweet Stripey Dreams Baby Blanket pattern from Ravelry!

modern crochet baby blanket

Gauge and Finished Dimensions

  • 8 mini bean sts X 14 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches
  • 28 inches long X 24.5 inches wide
modern crochet baby blanket gauge

Pattern Notes

  • Mini Bean Stitch Instructions: insert hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into the same st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops, ch 1 to close stitch
  • A video tutorial on how to crochet the mini bean stitch is located at the end of the pattern.

Click HERE to purchase the PDF version of the Sweet Stripey Dreams Baby Blanket pattern from Ravelry!

Sweet Stripey Dreams – A Unique and Modern Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

CH 100 with soft green color

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across, ch 2, turn (99) See Photo A

Photo A – This photo shows the end of Row 1 AFTER you turn your work.

The gray arrows indicate the ch 2 that is worked at the end of this row.

The green arrow indicates the last hdc stitch worked in Row 1. You will begin Row 2 by working into this hdc (green arrow).

Row 2: (ch-2 does not count as a st) mini bean stitch in the first st, *skip the next st, mini bean in the next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn (100 counting all mini beans and their ch-1 closures) See Photo B

Photo B – This photo shows the end of Row 2 BEFORE you turn your work.

The black arrow indicates the ch 1 that is worked at the end of this row.

The red arrow indicates the last mini bean stitch worked in this row. The white arrow indicates the ch 1 that is worked to “close” the mini bean stitch. You will begin Row 3 by working into the mini bean st (red arrow).

Row 3 – 15: (ch-1 does not count as a st) mini bean st in the first st, *skip the ch-1 that “closes” the mini bean, mini bean st in the next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn (100 counting all mini beans and their ch-1 closures) See Photo C

Photo C – At the end of working a mini bean row you will have what looks like 2 turning chain stitches. This is caused by working the ch 1 that “closes” up the mini bean and an additional ch 1.

Row 16: (ch-1 does not count as a st) In this row be sure to work the ch-1 closures loosely because you will crochet into them in the next row; mini bean st in the first st, *skip the ch-1 that “closes” the mini bean, mini bean st in the next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn (100 counting all mini beans and their ch-1 closures)

Row 17: (ch-1 does not count as a st) hdc in each mini bean and in each of their ch-1 closures across, ch 1, turn (99) See Photo D

Photo D – Work your first hdc into the mini bean stitch (not it’s ch-1 closure) as indicated by the pink arrow.

Row 18: change color to snow sparkle, (ch-1 does not count as a st) hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (99)

***Rows 19 – 23 are a repeat of rows 2 – 6 in a different color***

Row 19 – 23: (ch-1 does not count as a st) mini bean st in the first st, *skip the next st, mini bean st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn (100 counting all mini beans and their ch-1 closures)

Row 24: (ch-1 does not count as a st) In this row be sure to work the ch-1 closures loosely because you will crochet into them in the next row; mini bean st in the first st, *skip the next st, mini bean st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn (100 counting all mini beans and their ch-1 closures)

Row 25: (ch-1 does not count as a st) hdc in each mini bean and in each of their ch-1 closures across, ch 1, turn (99)

Row 26: change color to soft green, repeat Row 18

Rows 27 – 40: repeat Rows 2 – 15

Row 41: repeat Row 16

Row 42: repeat Row 17

Rows 43 – 50: change color to snow sparkle, repeat Rows 18 – 25

Row 51: change color to soft green, repeat Row 18

Rows 52 – 65: repeat Rows 2 – 15

Row 66: repeat Row 16

Row 67: repeat Row 17

Rows 68 – 75: change color to snow sparkle, repeat Rows 18 – 25

Row 76: change color to soft green, repeat Row 18

Rows 77 – 90: repeat Rows 2 – 15

Row 91: repeat Row 16

Row 92: repeat Row 17

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Check out this video from Heart Hook Home for a visual tutorial on how to crochet the mini bean stitch.

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20 Comments

  • DavetteB

    Was looking for a beautiful, but neutral, baby gift. I made it in the same colors.
    BTW, it turned out to be a girl, and mom loves those colors πŸ’š

  • Nancy Tinn

    This blanket looks wonderful, I can’t wait to try it. I want to tell you that you are a great teacher, your instructions are so easy to understand and encourages one to jump right in and try it. Thank you for taking the time to explain the stitch so well and so clearly.

    • Julies Crochet

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I really try to make clear patterns with helpful pictures. I’m so pleased to read your kind words. <3 Julie

    • Julies Crochet

      Hi Lori, I did not put an edging on this blanket, but there are other people who have made this blanket who did put an edging on it. My favorite one is a picot border. The photo this maker shared on Ravelry looks like they crocheted a single crochet border, then did a picot edging in the SC border. I’d love to see what you decide πŸ™‚

    • Julies Crochet

      I’m so glad you like it! The printable version of this pattern is available for purchase at ravelry.com. Just click on the link in the post and it should take you right to where you can purchase and download it.

  • DavetteB

    I’m in process with this now, though the baby finally came Sunday night and she’s a girl, I’m finishing the green one. The fabric this pattern makes is nice and squishy.

    • Julies Crochet

      Congrats on the new baby! The green will still look very lovely for a wee little gal. Did you go with white for the contrasting color?

  • JP

    I’m so excited to make this lovely blanket! For row 3-15, do you skip the chain 1 to close the mini bean stitch for just the first stitch of the row or the whole row?

    Thank you!
    JP

  • Ruth

    This looks very pretty, one of the nicest I’ve seen online lately! I would like to make this a little larger. What is the calculation for the starting chain? (i.e. multiple of (x) plus (x)) Thank you for your help and thanks for submitting this pattern for free!!! It is quite lovely and the color is amazing.

    • Julies Crochet

      Hi Ruth, To adjust the width you would chain any even number. I’m so glad you like this pattern! Let me know if you have any more questions, I’m happy to help.

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