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The Silver Squares Baby Blanket – A Free Crochet Pattern

Golly. I don’t even know where to begin today. I think it goes without saying that we are all being affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic and all I can say is that I sincerely hope that everyone is doing everything they can to stay safe in these worrying times.

We are all being challenged to help and support each other and do absolutely anything we can to keep each other going. We are helping our neighbours out, checking in with all of our parents who are isolating, growing loads of vegetables to share locally, supporting local businesses and anything else we can think of and I hope you are too.

In terms of HanJan I am just going to keep going and share as many patterns for free on the blog as I can. We all need to take really good care of our mental health and so if I can contribute to keeping minds and hands busy and well then I will. I have a really good stock of free patterns available on the blog now (more than 30 I think!) so hopefully everyone can find something they fancy making but today I’m also changing things by offering everyone the chance to download the PDF of The Silver Squares Blanket in both UK and US terms for free. This is by far one of my most popular patterns and I think is perfect for anyone to enjoy.

All I ask of you is that you sign up to my email list to access the PDF. Expanding my list helps me to stay in contact with you, let you know when I do new blogposts, launch new patterns and so on. I work really hard to keep posting free patterns and the way that works is that any affiliate links or ad clicks you do give me a little commission to help support me and my family at no extra cost to you.

So, if you sign up to access the free PDF then you are not only getting a crochet pattern to enjoy, you are supporting my little business too. If you change your mind then you can unsubscribe at any time and I completely understand.

If you don’t want to download the PDF then that’s absolutely fine too – read on for the full pattern for free here on this blogpost.

The Silver Squares Crochet Baby Blanket, a free beginners crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet, Hannah Cross. Learn to crochet this classic and easy baby blanket.

Pin the Silver Squares Blanket for later.

Yarn

My original blanket used Drops – Belle (53% cotton, 33% viscose, 14% linen) (50g/120m) – 8 balls of Silver but a lovely alternative is:

Scheepjes – Linen Soft (47% cotton, 27% linen, 26% acrylic) (50g/135m) in a colour of your choice.

Tension and Sizing

Finished size: 80cm by 82cm

16st and 11 rows = 10cm by 10cm over pattern but isn’t essential.

The Silver Squares Crochet Baby Blanket, a free beginners crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet, Hannah Cross. Learn to crochet this classic and easy baby blanket.

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4.5mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Notes

The ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Any other number of chains at the beginning of a row count as a stitch.

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

rep – repeat

sk – skip

BP – back post

FP – front post

Stitches – 

UK termsUS terms
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet

Pattern

(In standard UK terms – please scroll down for pattern in US terms)

Foundation chain: ch134 (multiple of 16+6 to change size)

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook and each across [133]

Row 2: ch1, htr in BL of each across

Row 3: ch1 ^htr in BL of 5, *FPtr in next, htr in BL of next, rep from * four more times, FPtr in next, rep from ^ to last 5st, htr in BL of last 5

Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern.

Row 4-9: Repeat the pattern three times.

Row 10: ch1, ^htr in BL of 5, *ch1, skip st, htr in BL of next, rep from * four more times, ch1, skip st, rep from ^to last 5, htr in BL of last 5

Row 11-13: Repeat Row 10

Row 14-21: Repeat Row 2-9

Row 22-77: Repeat Row 10-21

Row 78: Repeat Row 2

Row 79: ch1, dc in each [133]. 

Weave in all ends to finish.  

The Silver Squares Crochet Baby Blanket, a free beginners crochet pattern by HanJan Crochet, Hannah Cross. Learn to crochet this classic and easy baby blanket.

Pattern

In standard US terms.

Foundation chain: ch134 (multiple of 16+6 to change size)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across [133]

Row 2: ch1, hdc in BL of each across

Row 3: ch1 ^hdc in BL of 5, *FPdc in next, hdc in BL of next, rep from * four more times, FPdc in next, rep from ^ to last 5st, hdc in BL of last 5

Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern.

Row 4-9: Repeat the pattern three times.

Row 10: ch1, ^hdc in BL of 5, *ch1, skip st, hdc in BL of next, rep from * four more times, ch1, skip st, rep from ^to last 5, hdc in BL of last 5

Row 11-13: Repeat Row 10

Row 14-21: Repeat Row 2-9

Row 22-77: Repeat Row 10-21

Row 78: Repeat Row 2

Row 79: ch1, sc in each [133]. 

Weave in all ends to finish.  

That’s all that there is to it! Here are a few more free blanket patterns you might also enjoy:

The Afternoon Tea Collection – Four free blankets

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Shellye B.

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Thanks for this great pattern. I'm using bulky yarn to make it with gray and white. (Rows 2-9 in gray and 10-13 in white) Stay well.

Linda Ann Tuffree

Saturday 12th of September 2020

How much yarn is needed for adult size?

Peggy

Sunday 9th of August 2020

What would be the suggested foundation chain count for an adult blanket? Thank you! P.S. love this pattern!

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Monday 10th of August 2020

Hi Peggy, So glad you like the pattern! Just let me know the size you'd like to make the blanket and I'll work it out for you! Best wishes Hannah

Valmai

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Hello Hannah Can you tell me if BL means back loop please?

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Hi Valmai, Yes, that’s right. BL = back loop. Best wishes, Hannah

Jen

Saturday 28th of March 2020

What is FPdc? I don’t see that in the glossary of terms. US please.

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Saturday 28th of March 2020

Hi Jen, it’s a combination of two terms - a front post double crochet. Many thanks, Hannah