On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket

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My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket uses double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners! My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket use double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners! #inspirationalmomma #doublecrochet #crochet #crocheting #howtocrochet #crochetbeginner

Easy Double Crochet Baby Blanket

I’m not sure about you, but all four of my children are what I call “Blankie Babies.”  They sleep with them, eat with them, and yes, want to take them EVERYWHERE we go! Because taking a full size afghan grocery shopping is not very convenient, I created the On-The-Go Baby Blanket pattern.  It is the perfect size to take along but is still soft and cuddly for your little one.  You should also check out this adorable Sweet Chevron Pattern Crochet Baby Blanket…another sweet blanket my readers love!

Some children depend on pacifiers, some live for stuffed animals, some can’t go without their blankies.  All four of my children have an obsessive connection with their blankies.  We can’t get out of the house without them.  Somehow, my three-year-old son has claimed a full-size couch afghan as his “blankie” and it travels everywhere with us.  Church, groceries stores, walks to the park…EVERYWHERE! 

I quickly decided to create this On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket for our fourth child.  It still gives her the comfort and security she loves (and those perfect holes to slip her fingers into), but I do not have to immediately toss it into the washer when we get home because it was drug across Walmart’s floor.  

This pattern is not only fast, but it is also very simple for beginners.  Also, keep in mind that the colors can be varied depending on the look you want to achieve.  I am an absolute fan of Simply Soft Yarn and chose Robin’s Egg and Soft Grey Heather for this particular project.  Perhaps finding out the nursery theme would help you determine the perfect colors to make this great a baby shower gift.  Check out my free printable pattern below to create one for a little peanut in your life. My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket use double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners!

Click here for the Free Printable Pattern PDF – On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket!

Final Project Measurements: Approximately 20” x 20”

Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: Category 4 

Materials:

Gauge: 13 sts = 4”/10cm, 8 rows = 4”/10cm
Stitches Used:

ch: chain dc: double crochet

st: stitch sl st: slip stitch

 

Starting the Blanket:

Using  Color A, ch 65.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch, turn.

 

Stripes:

Row 1-10: Ch 4 (counts as first dc), dc in 3rd dc, *chain 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across (31 times), end with a dc in last remaining dc, turn. (The last two dc will be right next to each other with no ch in between.)

Fasten off and turn.  Join next color and repeat rows 1-10.  

 

Edging:

To finish, I simply double-crochet around the entire blanket, creating a clean edge.

Alternate Colors A and B to create an A, B, A pattern.

Free Printable Pattern PDF – On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket

My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket use double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners! #inspirationalmomma #doublecrochet #crochet #crocheting #howtocrochet #crochetbeginner

My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket use double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners! #inspirationalmomma #doublecrochet #crochet #crocheting #howtocrochet #crochetbeginner

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On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket

My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket use double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners! #inspirationalmomma #doublecrochet #crochet #crocheting #howtocrochet #crochetbeginner

My On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket uses double crochet stitches and is so easy to make. This simple pattern is perfect for beginners!

Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours

Materials

  • Size US K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn
  • - Color A - Robin’s Egg
  • - Color B - Soft Grey Heather

Instructions

Starting the Blanket:

Using  Color A, ch 65.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch, turn.

Stripes:

Row 1-10: Ch 4 (counts as first dc), dc in 3rd dc, *chain 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across (31 times), end with a dc in last remaining dc, turn. (The last two dc will be right next to each other with no ch in between.)

Fasten off and turn.  Join next color and repeat rows 1-10.  

Edging:

To finish, I simply double-crochet around the entire blanket, creating a clean edge.

Alternate Colors A and B to create an A, B, A pattern.

Notes

Gauge: 13 sts = 4”/10cm, 8 rows = 4”/10cm

Stitches Used:

ch: chain dc: double crochet

st: stitch sl st: slip stitch

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47 Comments

      1. Thank you for sharing such an adorable pattern. Have you ever made a regular size blanket using this stitch? I am wondering how to do that. Thank you

  1. I have made 2 of these on the go baby blankets. Both are not square and its driving me nuts. It flares out where the 1st two rows are. Once you start the 2nd row of stripes to completion of blanket it narrows, but from that point on it is square. Am I doing something wrong at the beginning. I don’t think so. Please help not sure if I am doing something wrong.

    1. Thanks so much for inquiring about this. I did take some time today to look at the pattern, and I think I found where the confusion was. I altered it by one stitch to hopefully clarify things and make it a bit easier to understand. I sincerely apologize for this. Please take a look at the modified pattern, and let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

  2. Hi there. You mentioned that you altered the pattern. Does the pattern on this page and on the PDF reflect the change? Thank you.

  3. Hi. Are the changes to the pattern reflected on the one who have listed on this page as well as in the PDF? Thank you.

    1. All modifications have been updated and saved on my website. Both the image and the printable PDF are all up to date. Thanks for checking!

  4. After the row with DC in every stitch, then 2nd row DC, ch 1 skip stitch….. at the end of row 2, do I chain 4 again after I turn my work and continue? Doesn’t look right and is not even

    1. First off, I need to sincerely apologize. I was making some modifications to some of my printable patterns, trying to eliminate any confusions people may have. When doing so, I accidentally wrote to chain 68 when starting my On-The-Go Crochet Baby Blanket. However, it should read to chain 65. Thank you so much for contacting me. I have corrected the error, and I hope you have better luck with the pattern now. Sorry again!

      1. Just found ure website could you help me with a super easy throw for a single bed needs done for Christmas doing it in double knit wool wht size of hook could you work more then one strand

        1. First of all, I am sorry, but I have never dealt with any wool yarn and am not familiar with it. As for hook size, you are going to have to experiment a bit. The larger the hook, the bigger the holes will be in the finished product. I typically do a few rows to be sure I am liking my choice. I am sorry I could provide more guidance, but I would love to hear about your finished products! Happy crocheting!

  5. I love the colors of this blanket! Your 3 yo is adorable! My 23 year old (yes!) still has his “blankie” which they (his sister also had one) called “blanket-blankets” through out most of their childhoods. He leaves it at my house, but when he comes home for the weekend he digs it out to sleep wrapped up in. LOL, I wasn’t very aware of size and gauge back then, so they both really have almost full sized comforters to wrap up in. I love it!

    1. Thanks so much! I love hearing that other children have a blankie addiction as well…no matter how old they are : ) It gives me hope that mine will always snuggle with theirs too!

  6. After the last row is finished, how do you start the edging? This is my first project with crochet so maybe it’s a dumb question but ,since the first row is DC in every stitch and the last row isn’t, they aren’t going to look the same. Do you just finish off and start DC all the way around, including the beginning row? Help!

    1. First of all, thank you so much for commenting! I am always looking at improving my patterns to be as clear as possible. You are absolutely correct, and I need to add a line to my pattern so the final row of the blanket is the same as the very first one, a full row of double crochets. Then you will be able to double crochet around the entire blanket for the edging and have both ends look the same. Please let me know if this is clear for you. If not, I would be glad to try to explain further. Have fun crocheting!

      1. Thanks so much for your response. I think my only other question is how to start the edging. After the final stitch, do i turn,chain 3 and then DC every stitch? and how do you do the corners?
        Please feel free to refer me to videos or elsewhere if this is too lengthy! thanks for your time!

        1. You are correct. Just turn, chain 3, then begin your double crochets. To compensate for the corners, I chained 3 to get to the other edge. I will be making these changes on my pattern soon! Thank you so much for helping me improve my content! Also, I will be putting out a new pattern on Wednesday. Check it out if you are interested!

          1. Alright, I think I’m ready to go! Thanks so much for your help. My grandson loves to hold,pull and wind his fingers all around my daughters hair. I’m hoping the lacy weave on this will give him something else to hold and yank on! Looking forward to your next pattern also! Thanks again.

          2. I know my little ones love sticking their fingers through their blankets! I hope this is the answer to your problems! Those little peanuts always keep us thinking!

  7. I’m expecting my first grandaughter. I want to make some of the on the go blankets. How much yard do you need if I use all the same color? (using a varigated yarn)

    1. I’m sure you are so excited for that little one to arrive! I do not know the exact yardage that is needed. However, I know I didn’t use a full skein of either color. My guess is that you could get one blanket out of each skein and possibly have a little left over. I know this isn’t the clearest answer, but I hope it helps!

  8. I really like your blanket here ( on the go ) and I tried to download the pdf but it doesn’t work for me.
    I read the comments and saw it was revised and was so excited. I crochet in a local group for a nicu and hope you can help me

    1. I am so sorry that you are having that problem. I just checked everything on my site and it appears to be working fine. Please let me know if you continue to have this issue and I will email you the PDF of the pattern.

    1. When increasing the size of this blanket, you are going to start and end each row the exact same. The only change is going to be adding an even number of chains in between to reach the desired width. I hope this helps and I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Happy crocheting!

  9. I have made 2 of these blankets already and I LOVED them. However I gave them away already and I was wondering what size they are? I want to make one for my 2 day old niece but my sister was asking the size.

    1. I’m so glad you are loving this pattern. The finished product is approximately 20″ x 20″. I really do hope this info helps!

  10. Hi. I love the idea of this blanket and read through your comments. I am still having trouble with the pattern angling in. I checked my counts and tension, but that’s not the problem. Is the pattern above the corrected one?

    1. I am so sorry that you are having that problem. Just to be sure, I grabbed a hook and some yarn to work through the pattern again. It worked perfectly without any angling. Are you, by some chance, skipping the last DC in each row? The last two DC are right next to each other and I can see how it would be easy to miss. That is the only thing that I can think of that would cause the angling. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and I would be glad to help.

      1. Are there just 3 stripes?
        Also it says Row 1 DC in each chain. Is this the first row of the first stripe?

        1. Yes, there are just three stripes and Row 1 of double-crochets does count as the first row of the first stripe. I do apologize for the confusion. For the other two stripes, I did not double-crochet the first row. Instead, I used the same pattern as Rows 2-10. I just always like to start with a sturdy row for each blanket. That is why the first stripe is a little bit different. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have further questions. Happy crocheting!

          1. Thanks! I really like this pattern. I’m doing two blankets in turquoise and gray following your pattern exactly. Then I want to do one in pink, yellow and gray. I’ll let you know how that turns out.

  11. I’m making this for my 4yo boy. He has a ‘kit’ which is just too big to take anywhere with is except bed! My sister had a square of purple plush and I had a large yellow crocheted blanket with silk edging. We both called them suckies so you know how attached we get to our comforters! Can’t wait to get started!!

  12. I am having a hard time with this pattern. When you say st are you referring to the ch 1 as a st? The dc in my piece are all lining up , so it doesn’t look like yours. What am I doing wrong? Thank you

    1. Great question! I am referring to the ch 1 when I say st. By doing a double crochet in the ch 1, they will alternate instead of lining up. I really hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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