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Soft Steps Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern


The Soft Steps Blanket is the perfect gift for any new arrival – soft, simple, traditional and subtle.

The pattern is free here on this post or you can buy an ad free, printable PDF of the pattern for £2 here.

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Learn to crochet this soft and subtle baby blanket as the perfect gift for a new arrival. Including a free crochet pattern and stitch tutorial anyone, even beginners, can master this filet crochet technique.

The Blanket

Made with a simple repeat pattern it’s the perfect choice of pattern for beginners but the complicated looking eyelet design will have everyone thinking you’re an expert! The stitches you will need to know are the chain stitch and the UK double crochet and treble crochet or US single crochet and double crochet. It’s that simple.

The Yarn

The blanket pictured is made with some beautiful Lion Brand Wool Ease DK in Fisherman (099), Seaspray (123) and Blush Heather (104) which is widely available in the US but for an alternative for anyone in the UK I would recommend using:

Stylecraft Life DK

75% acrylic, 25% wool, 298m/100g

3 balls of Cream (2305)

1 ball of Ice Blue (2414)

1 ball of Rose (2301)

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Learn to crochet this soft and subtle baby blanket as the perfect gift for a new arrival. Including a free crochet pattern and stitch tutorial anyone, even beginners, can master this filet crochet technique.

Materials:

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 5mm/H crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Finished Size:

The finished blanket measures 100cm by 85cm but you can easily change the size by adding multiples of 8 to your foundation chain and working some more pattern repeats.

Tension:

15st and 7 rows = 10cm by 10cm

Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sk – skip

RS – right side

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitches

BL – back loop

ss – slip stitch

dc – double crochet (sc – single crochet)

tr – treble (dc – double crochet)

Pattern Notes:
  • The ch3 at the beginning of a row always counts as a stitch.
  • The ch1 at the beginning of a border round does not count as a stitch.

Learn to crochet this soft and subtle baby blanket as the perfect gift for a new arrival. Including a free crochet pattern and stitch tutorial anyone, even beginners, can master this filet crochet technique.

Pattern:

Standard UK terms/US terms in italics

Foundation chain: Using Cream, ch128 (any multiple of 8)

Row 1: tr/dc into 4th ch from hook and each across [126]

Row 2: RS: ch3, tr /dc in 2, *ch2, sk2, tr/dc in 6, rep from *14 more times, ch2, sk2, tr/dc in last, change to Ice Blue

Row 3: ch3, *tr/dc in 6, ch2, sk2, rep from * 14 more times, tr/dc in 5, change to Rose

Row 4: ch3, *tr/dc in 6, ch2, sk2, rep from * 14 more times, tr/dc in 5, change to Cream

Row 5: ch3, tr/dc in 2, *ch2, sk2, tr/dc in 6, rep from * 14 more times, ch2, sk2, tr/dc in last

Rows 2-5 create the pattern

Repeat the pattern 11 more times.

Learn to crochet this soft and subtle baby blanket as the perfect gift for a new arrival. Including a free crochet pattern and stitch tutorial anyone, even beginners, can master this filet crochet technique.

Border: Work in back loops only throughout the border.

With RS facing, join Cream to 1st stitch of last row.

Round 1: ch1,*dc/sc in each st, 3dc/sc in corner, 2dc/sc in side of each tr/dc, 3dc/sc in corner, rep from *, ss in 1st to join [452]

Round 2: ch1, dc/sc in each st around, 3dc/sc in each corner, ss in 1st to join [460] change to Ice Blue

Round 3: Repeat Round 2 [468] change to Rose

Round 4: Repeat Round 2 [476] change to Cream

Round 5: ch3, tr/dc in each st around, 3tr/dc in each corner, ss in 1st to join [484]

Round 6: Repeat Round 5 [492]

Round 7: Repeat Round 2 [500]

Photo Tutorial:

You can purchase an ad-free PDF of the pattern to print off for £2 here.

I absolutely love to see completed projects so make sure you add your completed projects to Ravelry here and use #hanjancrochet and tag me over on Instagram so I can find you!

Coming Soon:

More free patterns from HanJan coming up, I’m thinking the Classic Cowl and The Basketweave Beanie, it’s still so chilly out there!

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