Presently after mid-February, I start to think about this summer. Along with increased energy caused by longer days, the desire for a new crochet item is stronger than ever. For all those, who like acting in advance, here are some baby blanket ideas which will be perfect as a summer cover for your infant.
Cuddle & Co Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Cuddle & Co is quite an old pattern, but still attractive. An interesting pattern in one color with a contrasting border will be a great cover for summer chill but not too hot when the sunshine will be stronger. Finished blanket measures 34 1/2″ by 34 1/2″.
Skills: Easy Designer: Terry Day
Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
The Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket is appropriate for any season. The delicate, almost fluffy surface in fresh summer colors will surely create an eye-catching mix. A contemporary mandala color yarn with mix of grays and pinks will be an especially perfect choice for summer.
Skills: Easy Designer: Patons
Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
This is a beautiful and classic example of how the shell stitch can be used to build a baby blanket. It’s dense enough to be warm, but not so heavy as to make the baby overheat: the two essentials of baby blankets. Also, the lovely texture will give little fingers lots of area to explore. And lastly, the 32 by 32 size is perfect for wrapping the littlest ones, or using this as a bassinet cover.
Skills: Easy Designer: Amy Ramnarine
One Skein Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Another classic, and a very cost effective baby blanket you can make in a short time is the single skein baby blanket. Just like it says on the box, it uses a single skein and a simple repeating pattern to quickly work up this delightful baby blanket. A link to the free pattern is at the end of the post.