Are you looking for a beginner-friendly, double crochet baby blanket pattern? Then you’ll love the simple elegance of the Which Way Baby Blanket! This gender-neutral project looks beautiful in solid colors or stripes and it’s the first post in a series by guest designer, Caitlin from Caitlin’s Contagious Creations.

Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

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Caitlin from Caitlin's Contagious Creations

Caitlin and her husband live in Northeastern, PA along with their dog, two cats, and a fish. They are loving life in the boonies and everything that goes with it. When she’s not crocheting, Caitlin loves to read, hike, kayak, snowshoe, ski, and be outside!

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Which Way Baby Blanket

Double Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations

Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

Skill Level

  • Beginner. Made mostly of double crochet stitches. Also involves a chain 1 skip 1 sequence to create the holes that form the triangle shape. Know how to work into the hole. Project starts with foundation double crochet stitches, but I provide an easier alternative.
Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

Finished Size

  • 44” (112 cm) tall x 30” (76 cm) wide

Gauge

  • 18 DCs x 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) wide X 4” (10 cm) tall
Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

Materials Needed

  • 1050 yds of dk weight yarn in 3 colors. I used ten 50g balls of Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn in Pistachio.
  • G6/4 mm Hook
  • Yarn Needle & Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

Stitches & Abbreviations

  • Chain (Ch)
  • Double Crochet (DC)
  • Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)
  • Skip (Sk)
  • Stitch (St)

Pattern Notes

  • Gauge is only important for this pattern if you wish to achieve the same dimensions as I have given. You may use a smaller or larger yarn or hook to work the project but know that your finished product will have a different size and appearance then what has been provided.
  • The chain 2 at the start of each row counts as the first DC. The last stitch of every row will be worked into the top chain of the previous row’s beginning chain 2.
  • Each triangle, whether point up or point down is completed in a 33 DC x 17 row repeat. This pattern features 4 columns and 8 rows of triangles.
  • Use the multiple provided above to make this blanket in other dimensions too. Be mindful of your gauge to help you determine the size your blanket could be.
  • A helpful video tutorial by Moogly for the foundation double crochet (FDC) is available here. Alternatively, you can start this project as follows: Ch 133 chains. Row 1: Skip 2 ch (counts as a stitch), turn, dc in next 131 ch. Continue on to Row 2 in the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: Which Way Blanket in Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn by Caitlin's Contagious Creations for Underground Crafter

Pattern

Join yarn to hook

  • Row 1. FDC 132 (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 2. Ch 2 and turn (Counts as a stitch). DC in 15. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Repeat from * 15 times total. DC in 17. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Repeat from * 15 times total. DC in 1.
  • Row 3. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 2. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 25. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 25. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 15.
  • Row 4. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 3. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 23. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 3. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 23. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 4.
  • Row 5. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 4. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 21. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 5. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 21. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 5. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13.
  • Row 6. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 11. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 7. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 19. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 7. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 19. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 6.
  • Row 7. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 6. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 17. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 17. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 11.
  • Row 8. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 9. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9.
  • Row 9. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 8. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 13. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9.
  • Row 10. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 7. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 15. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 11. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 11. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 15. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 10.
  • Row 11. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 10. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 17. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 9. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 17. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 7.
  • Row 12. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 5. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 19. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 7. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 19. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 7. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 12.
  • Row 13. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 12. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 5. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 21. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 5. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 21. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 5.
  • Row 14. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 3. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 23. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 3. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 23. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 3. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 14.
  • Row 15. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 14. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 25. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 25. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 3.
  • Row 16. Ch 2 and turn. DC in 1. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Repeat from * a total of 15 times. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 18. *Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 1. Repeat from * a total of 15 times. DC in 18. Ch 1. Sk 1. DC in 16.
  • Row 17. Ch 2 and turn. DC in each st across.
  • Row 18 – 33. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 34 – 49. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 50 – 65. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 66 – 81. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 82 – 97. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 98 – 113. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Rows 114 – 129. Repeat rows 2 – 17
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy Hooking! If you like this pattern, you’ll love my Lemon Squeezy Baby Blanket pattern.

© 2019 by Caitlin Jenkins (Caitlin’s Contagious Creations) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Caitlin’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/10/01/double-crochet-baby-blanket-pattern-which-way-baby-blanket-by-caitlin’s-contagious-creations/ Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Double Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern: Which Way Baby Blanket by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations

2 thoughts on “Double Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern: Which Way Baby Blanket by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations

  • October 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Thank you for the pattern!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    Lovely pattern Caitlin!!

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