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Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket

Hi Makers! I’m super excited to share the pattern for the Marshmallow Clouds baby blanket with you today! I was inspired to make this blanket because I have always loved frilly things and I wanted to incorporate that into a timeless baby blanket. The gorgeous texture and rows and rows of ruffles on the border of this blanket make this the perfect modern heirloom crochet baby blanket that will surely be treasured for generations.

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modern heirloom crochet baby blanket

Marshmallow Clouds – A Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket

Skill Level – easy, practiced beginner

Tools and Materials

Abbreviations US

  • ch – chain
  • st/sts – stitch(es)
  • sk – skip
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • TR – treble crochet
  • HDC3rdloop – half double crochet in the 3rd loop/back horizontal bar/camel stitch
  • BLO – back loop only
  • FLO – front loop only

Click HERE to purchase the PDF version of the Marshmallow Clouds Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket pattern from Ravelry!

modern heirloom crochet baby blanket

Gauge and Finished Dimensions

  • 18 sts X 12 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches
  • 26 inches x 29 inches

Pattern Notes

  • Stitches given in parenthesis ( ) are all to be worked in the same stitch.
  • Turning chains do not count as stitches.
  • To customize the width of this blanket, chain any multiple of 3 plus 2.
  • To customize the length of this blanket, repeat row 2 until desired length is reached.

Click HERE to purchase the PDF version of the Marshmallow Clouds Baby Blanket pattern from Ravelry!

Marshmallow Clouds – A Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket

Chain 101

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (100)

Row 2: *(SC, HDC, DC), skip 2 sts*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last st, ch 1, turn (100)

Row 3 – 85: repeat row 2

Row 86: SC in each st across (100)

Do not cut yarn and fasten off. Proceed to Boarder section.

Border

Maker Tip: Identify the BLO, FLO, and 3rd Loop of the HDC border. You will crochet 1 row of ruffles into each of these loops to create 3 rows of ruffles.

Work a border of HDC evenly all the way around. Sl St join to FLO of first HDC in border round. Ch 2.

Crochet 3 DC in the FLO of the same st as the ch-2 and in the FLO of each st around. Sl st join to first DC in this round. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Join yarn in BLO and ch 3. Crochet 3 TR in BLO of same st as the ch-3 and in the BLO of each st around. Sl st join to the first TR in this round. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Flip/turn over your work over so that the 3rd loop (sometimes called the back horizontal bar) of the HDC border is facing you.

Join yarn in 3rd loop and ch 2. Crochet 3 DC in HDC3rdLoop of same st as the ch-2 and in the HDC3rdLoop of each st around. Sl st join to the first DC in this round. Cut yarn, fasten off, weave in all ends.

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12 Comments

  • Patti

    Hi Julies,
    I have ordered the yarn to make this beautiful blanket for my nephew, he and his wife are expecting their first little one in February.
    This is my first attempt at a baby blanket!
    Do you have a video of the stitches? In particularly the border?
    It is a lovely blanket, thank you for the instructions.
    Patti

    • Julies Crochet

      Hi Patti, I’m so thankful that you like the pattern <3. Unfortunately, I don't have a video tutorial for it at this time. I can recommend a YouTube search of "half double crochet 3rd loop" and it will show you how to identify all 3 loops that you will need to crochet into to create the 3 rows of ruffles for the boarder. I hope this helps. Thanks for visiting my site :). ~Julie

  • Coco

    Hi Julie ! I love your blanket !
    I’m making one at the moment and was able to figure out how many skeins for the “main color” i’ll need.
    But for the border, which i want to do in a contrasting color, i’m hesitant.

    Do you maybe remember how many yarn you used for the “body” and for the border separatly ?

    Many thanks 🙂
    Happy Crocheting
    Coco <3

    • Julies Crochet

      Hi Coco! I’m so glad you like the pattern <3. Unfortunately I don't remember how much was used for the body of the blanket and border separately. I am working on creating a bonus stashbusting pattern to go along with the paid PDF version of this one, so stay tuned. Thanks for visiting my site 🙂

  • Nancy

    Find a chance is there a video that goes with us. I’m a bit confused with the ruffle. I would like to try to make this blanket for my daughter. It is stunning!

    • Julies Crochet

      Hi Nancy, Unfortunately I don’t have a video tutorial for this blanket at this time. Is identifying the 3 loops to crochet the border into what is giving you trouble?

  • Cari

    Hello, I made this blanket for my first great grandson but I have trouble with the border, after the row of HDC, when do I make the BLO.and FLO?
    Thank you.

    • Julies Crochet

      You’ll want to crochet the first round of border in the back loops of the hdc border. Then the second row is crocheted in the front loops of the hdc border. Then flip the blanket over and crochet the third row of ruffles in the hdc border 3rd loop. Hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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