Thick N’ Soft Crochet Seed Stitch Baby Blanket

I am so pleased to bring you this seed stitch baby blanket pattern!

 It’s so easy to work and it’s made with super soft yarn, which makes it gentle enough for even the newest of little ones.

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I actually designed it for my newborn nephew Waylon.

You know, it seems to me that sometimes specific genders tend to run in families.  In my family, it’s boys.  

In fact, out of my six siblings, I only have one sister. And out of all our children, there are 13 in total, only two are girls.

So, when my sister announced that she would be having her third child, I was not surprised to learn that it would be a boy.


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And this time, I was determined to send him a special handmade gift on time.  I was late with the last one.  

I’m notorious for being tardy.  

But not this time!

Nope,  this time his gift would arrive early.

 It would be ready and be waiting for his arrival.  Ready to wrap him in comfort and love from his auntie Rae.

My intentions were good, but little Waylon had no patience.  

He couldn’t wait to discover all that this beautiful world had to offer.  He made his grand entrance over a month early!

Unfortunately, his lovely seed stitch blanket was only half done.

 I finished it as quickly as I could, intending to send it off ASAP, but here it is… on my dresser… unshipped.  

And he is now a month old.  Shame. On. Me. 😂



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The issue is that I needed to hold onto the baby afghan so that I could write this post.  

I had to take pictures of it, do a video of it,  and write down the pattern. I have a terrible habit of writing the pattern after the project is finished — this is a no, no folks.  

Don’t follow my lead on this one!

So, you see, my nephew’s warm and cozy zero-year birthday present is late because I just had to share with you.  It’s really all your fault folks. 😉

All blaming aside, if you’re looking for a fabulous and super easy gift for that little newbie in your life, this gorgeous crochet seed stitch blanket is perfect!

And I am going to tell you exactly how to make it.


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How  to Crochet a Seed Stitch Baby Blanket

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Summary:

This warm and cozy baby blanket is simple to make and oh so soft!   Made with super thick yarn by Bernat babies will love to snuggle and cuddle it.  Worked using the lovely seed stitch this baby blanket is a delight to behold.  Plus, it’s so easy even the newest crochet beginners can whip up this wonderful blanket in no time!


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Difficulty level:  Level 1 – Beginner

Finished Dimensions:  30-inch X 30-inch

Gauge:

4 stitches and 3 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch

Materials:

Hook size:  P-15, 10mm

Yarn Brand: Bernat Baby Blanket (100% Polyester)

Yarn Weight:  6-Super Bulky

Yarn Color:   Funny Prints

Yarn Amount:  2 skeins, each 300g/10.5oz ~or~ 6 skeins, each 100g/3.5oz

Other:  large plastic tapestry needle

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Abbreviations:

Bet = Between

Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains

Dc = Double Crochet

FO = Fasten Off

Hk = Hook

Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops

Rep = Repeat

Sc = Single Crochet

Sk = Skip

Sl st = Slip Stitch

Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces

St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Special Stitches:

Seed stitch – repetitively alternating sc and dc stitches, thus a (sc, dc) is one seed stitch cluster.


Additional Notes:

  • Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything.  It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!
  • Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provided under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual  technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.

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Body:

Ch 50

Row 1:   Sc in 2nd ch from hk, then sc in each ch across. Ch 1.  Turn. (49sts)

Row 2:  Sc in 1st sc, *ch2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across. Ch 1. Turn. (25sc, 24 ch-2 sps)

Row 3:  Sc in 1st sc, (sc, dc) in next ch-2 sp, then (sc, dc) in each ch-2 sp across. Sc in last sc.  Ch 1. Turn. (24 seed stitches, 2 sc – one on each end)

Row 4:  Sc in 1st sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc; rep from * across to last sc.  Sc in last sc.  Ch 1. Turn. (24 seed stitches, 2 sc – one on each end)

Row 5:  Sc in 1st sc, *ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last sc. Ch 1. Turn. (26 sc, 24 ch2 sps)

Rows 6-49:  Rep rows 3-5.

Row 50:  Ch 1, sc in 1st sc , sc in the first ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc, *1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across.  Ch 1. Turn.



Edging:

Step 1:  3 sc into corner st, then sc 48 times down the side of the blanket until you reach the next corner.

Step 2:  2 sc in the next corner st, then sc in each sc across edge of the blanket to the next corner (this should be the bottom edge where you started the foundation chain).

Step 3:  3 sc into next corner st, then sc 48 times down the size of the blanket until you reach the next corner.

Step 4:  2 sc in the next corner st, then sc in each sc across edge of the blanket to the next corner (this should be the top edge, which should be row 50). Sl st into the corner.

Step 5:  FO and weave in ends.


There you have it, folks!  Simple as pie.

Honestly, I just love this pattern!

Not only are the results simply beautiful, but I also love how easy it is to whip up.

It may look a little complicated, but it’s actually ideal for beginners because it requires only basic crochet skills.    

But, I think even experienced crocheters will also enjoy making this warm and cozy blanket for the little darlings in their lives who need some extra comfort & softness.

I even made one for my son (pictured in the title photo) because I loved it so much and wanted him to enjoy snuggling with it.  

In fact, I think all babies deserve a special cuddle blanket, don’t you?

This crochet seed stitch baby afghan is perfect for that!



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Itchin4Stitchin

I'm a full time homemaker who loves to crochet, knit, quilt, and sew. I have the best fiancé in the world, four beautiful step-daughters-to-be, an amazing new little baby boy, and six wonderful dogs, who love to keep me on my toes. Life is sweet!

12 Comments

  1. Reply

    Monica

    February 6, 2019

    Hello, I just happened to come across your page and would love to try and make this for a 6 yr old. I wanted to make it a little bigger and was wondering if you had any suggestions on the size I might want to increase it to? (I have 4 skeins of the large bernat blanket yarn super chunky) I can get more if I need too. thank you!

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      February 6, 2019

      Hi Monica,

      The average youth blanket is 32inches by 66inches. If you don’t mind the blanket being 2inches shy – then follow the pattern as is, but instead of stopping at row 49 continue on until your blanket is just under 66inches (64 or 65 should be okay), then finish row 50 and the edging. This would be the easiest way to go.

      However, tf you really need it to be the 32 inches wide, then instead of chaining 51 at the beginning, you will need to chain a few extra chains until it measures 32inches and then follow the instructions I provided here to get the 66inches in length.

      Does this make sense? If not or you need more help, please contact me at [email protected]

      Sincerely,

      RaeLynn

  2. Reply

    Betty

    August 11, 2018

    I needed to chain even number, (52 and not 51). This is a Nice variation of the textured “GRIT” Stitch (SC, DC in SC in row below), and also is in the book: “The Harmony Guide of Crochet Stitches.” I used Red Heart Baby Soft 4-ply with a J hook. and cast on 102.
    There is also a nice baby afghan pattern on the 3-ply “Jamie” yarn label, which is similar to the Sedge Stitch – (SC, 2 DC) in SC stitch in row below.

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      August 13, 2018

      Hi Betty,

      I think the seed stitch is also considered a variation of the granite and moss stitches as well. I love the grit stitch and am currently thinking up a pattern to use in it. Thank you for the book reference, I haven’t had the pleasure of looking at this book, but I will keep an eye out for it in the bookstore.

      I also appreciate the details you gave for using this pattern with 4-ply yarn. I have often wondered if anyone had tried this and would love to see pictures!

      The sedge stitch is new to me, I actually just discovered it only a couple of days ago. I think I will give it a try soon!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and testing out my pattern! 🙂

      Best wishes,

      RaeLynn

  3. Reply

    Mollie

    March 8, 2018

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have 2 large skeins of the Bernat Blanket yarn and have been trying to find a pattern that doesn’t require me to buy more yarn (part of my New Year’s destashing resolution). This looks perfect 🙂

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      March 9, 2018

      Hi Mollie,

      I am so glad you’ve found a way to use up that yarn! LOL. I know how hard it can be trying to destash. I’d love to know how your blanket turns out!

      Best wishes,

      RaeLynn

  4. Reply

    Mary

    January 21, 2018

    I have really enjoyed making this pattern. Thanks for the clear directions.

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      January 21, 2018

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

      Best,

      RaeLynn

  5. Reply

    Georgetown

    May 21, 2017

    Looks nothing like a seed stitch pattern.

    • Reply

      Itchin4Stitchin

      May 25, 2017

      Hi,

      My understanding is that the crochet seed stitch is made by working alternating sc and dc stitches, which is what this pattern is based on. However, like most other patterns, I have made some variations by adding chain 2 spaces, etc… Perhaps, this is why the pattern looks a little atypical to you. However, I did this because I did not want to make a blanket that was simply a large swatch of alternating sc & dc stitches Instead, I made a unique pattern based on the crochet seed stitch. Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

      P.S. There are multiple ways to do a crochet seed stitch. I have provided links to those ways in my How to Crochet the Seed Stitch tutorial. Perhaps you are used to seeing the seed stitch by one of those ways.

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