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for your first blanket i would just do a basic knit stitch or a basic crochet stitch.... that's what i did for mine and it still turned out wonderfully, even without a special pattern
i dressed up the edges a bit with crochet and vuah-lah!
 

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I crochet...so these are in crochet. Here's what I'm doing for two blankets I'm making now.

One I'm making for a newborn and I simply chained 153 and made a dc row...then made the next row tc, then went back to dc the next row and am alternating them. I really, really love how this one is turning out and I think it'll be my new favorite!

The second one I wanted to make a little bigger as the other child is 2. I chained 203 and am alternating between two rows of sc and two rows of dc. I like this one too for it's own look...it's a little tighter because of the sc though.

Hope this makes sense...they're both very, very simple.
 

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Oops, sorry. I forgot to specify crochet.
I haven't tried knitting yet, but I do have the Stitch n Bitch books. (there's no pattern for a blanket in the crochet one)

April, those blankets sound simple. My favorite stitch is the sc for some reason.
 

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I don't think I could make a baby blanket in sc. I don't have the attention span.
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The simplest blanket to make would be to make a chain the length you want the blanket to be (I usually make mine the size of receiving blankets). You'll need an even number to start with, but accounting for the chain you lose when you start to sc (you know how you need 20 chains if you want 19 sc?), you'll have an odd number.

Then, just do: *sc, ch-1, sk 1* all the way down to the end (if you miscounted or something & wind up with a chain at the bottom where you have a chain on your hook, no worries, just pick that last chain out). It's a very simple pattern, but it gives a very pretty textured look, and a more supple fabric than straight sc.

If you do want to do a blanket in straight sc, I'd suggest using a hook a size larger than you usually do for that yarn to keep it from getting too stiff.

You can also just do single crochets in the back loop only of the row before. It gives kind of a ridged look to the final product.
 

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There's a stitch pattern/afghan type called "mile a minute" that I always liked for baby blankets, when I was crocheting on a more regular basis. It's pretty much mostly done in sc. Really easy and quick. Perhaps you could find it somewhere online?


ETA: I just googled it and found a ton of info, including these basic instructions. It's basically strips of sc worked in an oval (with some dc thrown in for variation) and then crocheted together.
 

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I have done that- the great big granny square. It comes out very pretty. I'll see if I can find a picture...
 

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Here is one I did that way. I added little flowers on the corners.
 

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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
Oops, sorry. I forgot to specify crochet.
I haven't tried knitting yet, but I do have the Stitch n Bitch books. (there's no pattern for a blanket in the crochet one)

April, those blankets sound simple. My favorite stitch is the sc for some reason.
Hubby loves the "closeness" of a sc....(read this as "no holes like a granny"). lol I made him a blanket...all sc... He loves it! I really find sc boring... lol

The blankets I suggested are simple. I like being able to simply crochet without having to carry around a pattern... lol
 

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If you go to the lionbrand website they have free easy patterns. I'm doing the hooded baby afghan from the pound of love packaging. It does have a "fancy" stitch but it is not hard. It's a shell-type stitch. The S&B crochet book has a stroller/carseat blanket called seija set, it's on p. 280 - the only reason I know that is I was using the hat pattern earlier today as a guide. it's basic double crochet with color changes to make it more interesting
 

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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
Oops, sorry. I forgot to specify crochet.
I haven't tried knitting yet, but I do have the Stitch n Bitch books. (there's no pattern for a blanket in the crochet one)

April, those blankets sound simple. My favorite stitch is the sc for some reason.
Just thought I would mention that I also have the Happy Hooker (Stitch n Bitch crochet book), and there are 2 baby blanket patterns. I don't remember what the patterns are called off the top of my head, and I can't look at my book right now b/c I am at work. The patterns are at the very end of the book. One is called Sock Monkey or something like that and the other one is a little more girly which you could change by using different colors.
 

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I just finished a very simple "Vintage Vertical Stripe" crochet blanket.

You can find a tutorial on how to make it by visiting "belladia" at typepad(dot)com. It's listed under her "tutorials" on the right. Actually lots of crafty goodness and creative eye candy can be found there.

HTH
 

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Here is an easy one I just did in a day! I used three skeins of Red Hearts Baby Clouds yarn from Walmart and size 15 knitting needles. This yarn is machine washable and dryable and very, very soft and fluffy. I cast on fifty stitches and worked in garter stitch all the way through. Knit every row until I got to about thirty inches long. I switched colors every ten rows so that it is striped. I would have liked for it to be a little wider so next time would cast on sixty stitches.

It was really fast, easy and the texture is really nice.

I don't like to work with the circular needles so I buy the needles that are 14 inches long. You could do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
 
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