Meadow Sage Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This adorable crochet baby blanket has a built in border that you are going to love!

We all enjoy that moment when we get to stop and appreciate our completed handmade crochet pieces. The simple design of the Meadow Sage blanket lets us achieve that feeling just a little bit sooner as the finishing touches are built into the blanket as we work. The border is created at the same time as the body of the blanket.

Also included with this pattern is a matching doll blanket. Imagine your adorable little one and her baby doll both snuggling during a nap with your handmade crochet blankets made especially for them.

Scroll down to see the free patterns for the Meadow Sage Baby Blanket and the Meadow Sage Doll Blanket.

If you like the idea of making more blankets with built in borders, check out the Berry Hedge, Lakeshore Ripples and the Nestlen blankets for more classic crochet ideas.

The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Meadow Sage Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern below!

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Project

Size:

♥ 36 x 32 in ( 91.4 x 81.2 cm)

Materials:

♥ Approximately 800 yards worsted weight yarn (llama mix used in pictures, but any worsted weight can be used)

♥ Approximately 800 yards sport weight yarn (alpaca mix used in pictures, but any sport weight can be used)

♥ Crochet hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

♥ Tapestry needle

Gauge:

♥ In alternating half double crochet, 13 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches

Skill Level: Easy

Pattern Notes

♥ Hold both strands of yarn together (worsted and sport weight) and carry throughout pattern.

♥ The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.

Special Stitches

Alternating Half Double Crochet:

Basic half double crochet stitch, alternating in front and back loop: *1 half double crochet in back loop only of the stitch followed by 1 half double crochet in front loop only of next stitch, repeat from * for desired length.

Slip Stitch in Bottom Loop of Foundation Chain:

Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.

(Altered) Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * 3 more times, yarn over, pull through 10 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.

Easy DIY Crochet Blanket Pattern

Directions for the Meadow Sage Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Holding both strands of yarn, chain 89, turn.

Row 1:

Slip stitch in bottom loop of foundation chain in second chain from hook and continue to end of row, turn. See Special Stitches section of pattern for directions to work in foundation chain.

Rows 2 through 10:

Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch, turn.

Row 11:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 12 stitches, (altered) bean stitch across row to last 12 stitches, half double crochet to end of row, turn (32 bean stitches total.) See Special Stitches section of pattern for (Altered) Bean Stitch directions.

Rows 12 through 70:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 12 stitches, bean stitch, alternating half double crochet for 60 stitches (beginning with back loop, ending with front loop), bean stitch, hdc in last 12 stitches, turn.

Row 71:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 12 stitches, bean stitch across row to last 12 stitches, half double crochet to end of row, turn (32 bean stitches total.)

Rows 72 through 80:

Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch, turn.

Row 81:

Chain 1, slip stitch to end of row.

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends.

Lightly block to shape.

Free Blanket Pattern Includes Built In Border

Meadow Sage Doll Blanket

Size:

♥ 17 x 11 in (43.1 x 27.9 cm), designed to cover a 12 inch baby doll

Materials:

♥ Approximately 150 yards worsted weight yarn

♥ Crochet hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

♥ Tapestry needle

Gauge:

♥ In alternating half double crochet, 14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches

Skill Level: Easy

Pattern Notes

♥ The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.

Special Stitches

(Altered Bean) Stitch / Puff Stitch:

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * 3 more times, yarn over, pull through 10 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.

Loose tension is necessary to give room for hook to pull through all loops on hook for this bean stitch.

Alternating Half Double Crochet:

Basic half double crochet stitch, alternating in front and back loop: *1 half double crochet in back loop only of the stitch followed by 1 half double crochet in front loop only of next stitch, repeat from * for desired length.

Slip Stitch in Bottom Loop of Foundation Chain:

Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.

 

Free Meadow Sage Doll Blanket Pattern

Directions for the Meadow Sage Doll Blanket

Chain 35, turn.

Row 1:

Slip stitch in bottom loop of foundation chain in second chain from hook and continue to end of row, turn. See Special Stitches section of pattern for directions to work in foundation chain.

Row 2:

Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch, turn.

Row 3:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 2 stitches, (altered) bean stitch across row to last two stitches, 2 half double crochet, turn. (15 bean stitches total.) See Special Stitches section of pattern for Altered Bean Stitch directions.

Rows 4 to 29:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 2 stitches, bean stitch, alternating half double crochet for 26 stitches (beginning with back loop, ending with front loop), bean stitch, half double crochet in last 2 stitches, turn.

Row 30:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 2 stitches, bean stitch across row to last two stitches, 2 half double crochet, turn. (15 bean stitches total.)

Row 31:

Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch, turn.

Row 32:

Chain 1, slip stitch to end of row.

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends.

Lightly block to shape.