A new easy baby blanket crochet pattern, the Compostela Baby Blanket, is now a free crochet blanket pattern here on the blog! Read all about the inspiration, scalloped crochet edging pattern and different sizes for this double crochet blanket pattern or scroll down for the free easy baby blanket crochet pattern.
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Baby blanket crochet patterns, for me, have 3 main criteria:
- Avoid holes for tiny fingers to get stuck in
- Keep it simple. I’m not one for complicated designs or too many colors. Keeping it simple means its more likely to get used over and over and passed down to the next generation.
- Unisex is best. This also means it can easily be used by brothers & sisters and become a family heirloom.
The Compostela Blanket ticks all the boxes! Although scalloped crochet edgings are often more feminine, I find this large-scale version to be modern and unisex. I would have gladly wrapped my baby boys in it when they were newborns.
But the Compostela Blanket is not just a baby blanket crochet pattern. The pattern comes in 5 sizes: lovey, baby, receiving, throw, and king. Choose more adult colors for a gorgeous throw or bedspread.
Designed in a classic worsted-weight acrylic yarn, you can easily dive in your stash to make yours!
2 Color Crochet Blanket Pattern Construction
No colorwork here! This 2 color crochet blanket pattern is worked in 2 parts. First the half double crochet blanket body is worked in the main color in rows back and forth. The scalloped crochet edging is then worked around the blanket body in the second color.
The Scalloped Crochet Edging Pattern
The Compostela blanket features a unique crochet edge pattern with giant scallops or shells. I usually stay away from shell crochet edgings as I find they tend to make blankets less modern but with these very big scallops give the blanket a completely different vibe.
Simple, yet modern and sophisticated, the scalloped crochet edging adds a touch of flair to this otherwise very simple half double crochet blanket pattern.
How to Use the Scalloped Crochet Edging on Another Blanket
Of course, you could use this scalloped crochet edging pattern on any blanket of yours. In order to do so, you need each side of your blanket to have a multiple of 10 stitches. You can then simply follow the instructions starting with round 2 in the Scallop Crochet Edging Pattern section below.
Downloadable Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern PDF
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My Tips to Pick Your Colors
For this easy 2 color crochet blanket pattern I recommend choosing low contrast color. Working with either 2 light colors as I have done here or 2 brighter / darker colors will keep the harmony of the blanket.
For a baby blanket, I like to use light and pastel colors. Keeping it soft and muted.
It would also look beautiful in just one solid color!
Of course, as always, it’s your project and whatever you like goes!
Before you Start your 2 Color Crochet Blanket Pattern
- 6 mm / US J – 10 hook
- Worsted weight yarn: Royal Zeeman yarn (100% acrylic, 100g/3.5oz, 241m/264yd) :
- 1 (3, 6, 12, 44) skeins in off white
- 1 (1, 1, 2, 3) skeins of a contrasting color (sage green) for the scalloped border.
You can easily substitute with any worsted-weight yarn you want.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
The gauge for this pattern is 14 st by 12 rows in hdc stitches for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
The easy blanket crochet pattern is available in 5 sizes, noted lovey (baby, receiving, throw, king) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the baby size.
The table below shows the different sizes.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dtr = double treble crochet
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row/round. Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch/space.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row/round between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
- “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.
- Double treble crochet = Yarn over 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over, draw up a loop, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 4 times.
- Scallop: For this pattern, one scallop is made off 11 dtr in the same st.
The Actual Blanket Crochet Pattern
Body Double Crochet Blanket Pattern
Note: The main body of the crochet blanket is worked in rows back and forth.
With your 6 mm / US J – 10 hook, ch 13 (83, 133, 183, 363) + 1
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc across, turn. <13 (83, 133, 183, 363) st>
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until you reach 9 (60, 95, 131, 259) cm / 3.5 (23.5, 37.5, 51.5, 102)”.
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Scallop Crochet Edging Pattern
Note: The blanket crochet edging is worked in the round, turning your work after each round.
Switch to contrast color yarn and join yarn at the end of the last row.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in corner, [sc in each st to next corner, 3 sc in corner, evenly place sc in row ends to next corner (roughly 3 sts per 4 rows avoiding puckering), 3 sc in corner] around working only 2 sc in last corner, sl st join. <13 (83, 133, 183, 363) st on each side + 3 sc in each corner>
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in corner st, [dc until next corner, 3 dc in corner st] around, 2 dc in starting corner st, join with a sl st in 2nd ch, turn. <15 (85, 135, 185, 365) st on each side + 3 st in each corner>
Round 3: Repeat Round 2. <17 (87, 137, 187, 367) st on each side + 3 st in each corner>
Round 4: (Ch 4, 10 dtr) in first st, skip 4, [sl st, skip 4, 11 dtr in next st, skip 4] around until last 5 st, sl st, skip 4, join with a slip st in the 4th ch st. <8 (36, 56, 76, 148) scallops>
Note: You should have a scallop in each corner stitch.
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Blocking your Crochet Blanket
You’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your blanket even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.