The Cuddles Baby Blanket is one of my favorite crochet patterns that I’ve designed. It’s a seed stitch crochet baby blanket pattern. Therefore, it’s got an interesting look and texture. However, it’s still easy enough for beginner crocheters to make. It’s a big enough project to keep you occupied but not so large that you get overwhelmed and bogged down. If you have any babies at all in your life, they need this blanket. And of course it also works as a lapghan for bigger folks.
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My Favorite Crochet Stitch Pattern
This seed stitch crochet baby blanket pattern uses my very favorite simple crochet stitch pattern. Obviously, it’s called seed stitch. However, you might know it by a different name as well: crochet lemon peel stitch, griddle stitch, waffle stitch, or single double combination crochet stitch, just to name a few. Whatever you call it, it’s a great, easy stitch pattern.
Basically, you alternate single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches across each row. You place them so that you always work opposite stitches into one another. In other words, if you see a double crochet, you work a single crochet into it. And vice versa, of course. This creates a fabulous texture. It’s not any harder than making a blanket entirely in single crochet stitches or entirely in double crochet stitches, both of which are super easy options. However, it looks and feels a lot more interesting when it’s complete. Babies will love to touch the blanket you create with this seed stitch crochet baby blanket pattern. And yet it’s dense enough fabric that their little fingers won’t poke through and get stuck.
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted
In terms of the stitch pattern, you could use almost any yarn for this seed stitch crochet baby blanket pattern. However, you always want to be careful when selecting yarn for baby blankets. After all, babies have sensitive skin. Moreover, mothers of babies often want durable, washable blankets. Therefore, you have to select the yarn carefully.
I chose Plymouth Yarn Encore for this baby blanket pattern. It’s a great worsted weight yarn that is nice and cuddly. It’s 75% acrylic and 25% wool. The wool makes it extra comfy without becoming scratchy. The acrylic makes it durable. This blanket will stand the test of time. It’s a machine washable yarn. Not only that; you can dry this blanket in the machine as well. Just tumble dry on low. This makes many moms happy.
Make The Blanket Bigger!
That said, feel free to swap out the yarn as you see fit. You’ll want a worsted weight yarn if you’re seeking to make the blanket the same size as the pattern intends. Worked to gauge, it’s about 40″ square. Of course, you could use a super bulky or jumbo yarn and create a much larger blanket with the exact same pattern. That’s a really cozy choice for a winter throw for older kids and even adults. You could also work the pattern double-stranded for a thicker, bigger blanket. Of course, you’ll use a larger crochet hook than the size H called for in the pattern. This is a very flexible pattern so have fun with it.
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