Easy Blanket Pattern With Built-in Border

Nestle in With the Nestlen Blanket Pattern

The Nestlen Blanket pattern has it all for your next crochet blanket project — a built in border, oodles of crochet texture, simple stitches combined to make it look like you slaved over a complicated pattern, and super unique stitch patterns on front and back sides. This free pattern has all of this crochet goodness and more. Wait until you see how this blanket turns out!

Have you ever had difficulty trying to find where to place your post stitches? This is another reason this pattern is for you! All of the posts worked with in the Nestlen pattern are on really tall stitches. They are raised up in the row (set between shorter stitches) and are really easy to find. I also designed my Chrysalis Cowl and Small Delights Baby Blanket with similar post stitches.

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

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Pattern information below!

Lovely blanket makes the perfect baby shower gift. And the Nestlen pattern is free!

Size:

Approximately 42 x 34 in (106 x 86 cm)

Pattern is worked in multiples of 2 + 21 ( +21 includes: borders, final treble stitch and 2 turning stitches).

The pattern is worked over 2 rows.

Materials:

Approximately 1150 yards heavy worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for blanket pictured.

Crochet hook: Size J/10 (6.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Within body of pattern, 13 stitches and 2 ½ rows = 4 inches

Skill Level: Easy

This free blanket pattern is full of beautiful crochet texture. And it has a built-in border.

Pattern Notes

Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work and adjust hook size as needed.

This blanket is worked flat.

Only light blocking if necessary for this piece.

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

Special Stitches

Half Double Crochet in Back Bar (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.

Treble Crochet:

Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two more loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook.

Back Post Half Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a half double crochet.

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Directions For the Nestlen Blanket Pattern

Chain 101.

Row 1:

Turn foundation chain over and half double crochet in bottom loop of third stitch of foundation chain (see Special Stitches Section for instructions), continue half double crochet stitch in each bottom loop of foundation chain, turn. (99 stitches total and for each row hereafter.)

Rows 2 – 8:

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

 

Row 9:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 9 stitches of row, treble crochet in next stitch, half double crochet in next stitch, continue to alternate treble crochet and half double crochet stitches across row (finish with treble crochet) up to last nine stitches in row, half double crochet in last nine stitches of row, turn.

Row 9 Stitch Placement:

Treble Crochet Stitch Placement with the Free Nestlen Blanket Pattern.

Treble Crochet Placement

 

Half Double Crochet Placement with the Nestlen Blanket Pattern

Half Double Crochet Placement

Row 10:

Chain 2, half double crochet in first 9 stitches of row, back post half double crochet (see Special Stitches Section for instructions) around treble stitch from row below, standard half double crochet in next stitch, continue to alternate back post half double crochet and standard half double crochet across row (finish with back post half double crochet) up to last nine stitches in row, half double crochet in last nine stitches of row, turn.

Row 10 back post half double crochet placement:

Back post half double crochet with the free Nestlen Blanket pattern.

 

Row 10 half double crochet placement:

Half double crochet placement with the Nestlen Blanket.

Rows 11 – 82:

Chain 2, alternate Rows 9 and 10 for indicated number of rows, turn.

Rows 83 – 90:

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

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in ends.

Front-side view of the Nestlen Blanket. So much texture with this free pattern.

Front View

 

Back-side view of the Nestlen Blanket. It's like a 2-for-1 reversible blanket pattern.

Reverse View

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Nestlen Blanket WIP showing the front and back stitches. And the blanket has a built-in border!