My first ever blanket was a Crochet Baby Blanket with Squares for my baby girl. Check it out!
When Inspiration Strikes
Inspiration struck when my husband and I started our ‘baby journey’. And in this case inspiration meant the need to crochet something baby related that my kid could cherish even later in life. The actual design of this beauty is not my own, but I found a YouTube video by Veronika Hug. In the video she explains how to crochet this baby blanket step by step.
When I got pregnant with my first baby I knew I wanted to crochet a baby blanket. After a little bit of online surfing I came across this Baby Entrelac Crochet Blanket. It uses Tunisian Crochet and Entrelac Crochet. You work in diagonal rows, one colour at the time. The YouTube video with this blanket design is called Baby Blanket Entrelac – Veronika Hug. It’s awesome and I made two blankets, one for each of my girls.
Yay for Tunisian Crochet!
As a Tunisian Crochet virgin, I was excited to learn this new technique. And it’s actually two new techniques I was learning: tunisian and entrelac crochet. I always love the chance to expand my knowledge of crochet or knitting. Since I had never tried either tunisian or entrelac crochet when I started the baby blanket for baby no. 1, there was a lot of learning in store for me, yay!
It so happened I fell in love with Tunisian Crochet when making this fun crochet blanket. So I promised myself it would not be the last time I’d use this crochet technique. There is much more to explore!
Check my blog to see more (tunisian) crochet or knitting projects coming up!
Entrelac Crochet Baby Blanket with Squares
A fun way to make baby blankets, or any blanket for that matter, is to use a sort of corner to corner crochet technique. You have the actual c2c crochet technique which uses mostly double crochets, and there’s Entrelac Crochet. In this technique you start with one square, followed by a row with two squares, then three, then four, and so on and so on. Only with entrelac crochet you attach the squares differently. Perhaps a subject for another blog post?
Entrelac crochet as used in this baby blanket design provides a pretty fun and easy way to switch colours between rows. Why? Because you make diagonal moves from one corner to the opposite corner, using just one colour. The next row you can use a different colour. Obviously, you can use as many colours as you want, and even make every square a different colour, but I followed the striping pattern by Veronika Hug. I did choose my own colours. I actually made two blankets for both my baby girls, using different colours, so nobody gets confused. 😉
Photos of the Crochet Baby Blanket with Squares