Primrose Crochet Baby Blanket

If you are looking for the ultimate cozy crochet baby blanket, then this is the one!

This blanket uses the primrose stitch, which is just a combination of single crochets, chains, and double crochets to create a snuggly blanket.

This is a great baby blanket pattern for advanced beginners as well as any other skill level because of how easy the stitches are to work up.

Below, you can learn more about the stitches you’ll need to know, the yarn used and find the free crochet pattern as well.

Easy Crochet Primrose Blanket

You’ll love crocheting this cozy blanket because of the simple crochet stitches and the soft yarn. Learn a bit more about each below before you get started, so you’ll be ready to crochet a baby blanket without any issues.

The Stitches

While the primrose stitch uses easy stitches, it is considered an intermediate stitch pattern.

To be able to make the baby blanket, you will need to know a few basic crochet stitches.

  1. Single Crochet
  2. Chain
  3. Double Crochet

Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Double Crochet

Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: dc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Each of the stitches used in this blanket are basic beginner stitches, but the real magic happens when they are combined to create the primrose stitch, which is a basically a modified shell stitch.

I’ll highlight the primrose stitch in the pattern below with photos for each step.

The Yarn

This blanket uses Bernat Blanket Yarn, which is a bulky six weight yarn made with 100% polyester. It is incredibly soft and helps to give this baby blanket the cozy feel.

Blanket Yarn

This yarn is made by Bernat, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.

Blanket Yarn

Fiber: 100% Polyester
Yardage: 201 meters / 220 yards
Hook: 8 mm (L-11)
Substitute: Red Heart Sweet Home

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Even though the yarn company suggests an 8 mm crochet hook size for this yarn, I decided to use a 6.5 mm, so I could get a tighter stitch.

I also wanted to point out that this blanket was made using the color Beach Foam, which is a neutral color that is great for either a baby boy blanket or baby girl blanket design.

Another great feature of this yarn is that it is easy to care for, which is imperative when you have a baby to care for. Once it needs to be cleaned, just throw the finished blanket in the washer and dryer, and it will come out as good as new.

Primrose Baby Blanket

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

  • 6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Less than 440 yards of Bernat Blanket Yarn (Beach Foam) or any six weight yarn

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

Finished Size

  • Finished size is 32″ x 30″ inches, which is about the size of a standard stroller blanket.
  • To make it a different blanket size, chain a multiple of three, then add two more chains to whatever starting chain size you have crocheted.

The Pattern

To Start: ch 65 (63 initial chain + 2)

Foundation Row: 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in 3rd chain from hook, * skip next 2 chs, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch, repeat from * across until 2 chains are left end with 1 hdc in the last ch, turn.

Row 1: ch 3, * 3 dc in next ch 2 space (shell), repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Row 2: ch 2, * 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd dc of next shell, repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in the top of turning chain, turn.

Row 3 – 36: Repeat rows 1 & 2 to achieve the primrose pattern.

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle

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Border: do not fasten off after the last row, and continue working single crocheters along the outside of the blanket. In each corner you will work a single crochet, ch 1 and single crochet. This blanket shows two rounds of single crochets.

Want a different border? Browse through at our blanket edging collection to find one you like.

Learn how to make a single crochet border with this tutorial.

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

Take a look at a few of our other free crochet baby blanket patterns that you may enjoy crocheting as well.

2 Comments

  1. I am a little confused as to the hook size. At the top it is suggesting an 8.0 mm
    And during instructions it is 6.6mm. I was going to use Bernat Fleece. Which size hook? Thank you

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