Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

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My friends, meet a thing of beauty:  The Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket.  The word ‘delicious’ comes to mind.  The texture. The color.  Sigh.  AND it’s easy.  What more is there to love?Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby BlanketThis might be the easiest baby blanket to crochet.  It’s almost hard to believe that something this beautiful could be so easy and so inexpensive to make.  Pick up 2 skeins of worsted weight Red Heart Ombre yarn (this one is in Anemone color).  Grab a J hook and the easiest pattern ever and you’re on your way to crochet nirvana–or mindlessly crocheting while watching Netflix.  I can’t even.  I’m in heaven.

Let’s talk about the name of this sweet crochet baby blanket.  Several months ago my teen nieces and I cooked up a brilliant idea.  I would design a pattern and supply them with yarn and they would crochet baby blankets to donate.  They get service hours–and more importantly (in their words) FREE YARN.  And I get an extra set of hands or two for more projects on the blog!  Seriously.  We all feel like winners here.

Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

This little beauty was crocheted by my niece, Arabella.  Because I like catchy little names for crochet numbers here, I liked the words “Bella Baby Blanket” but apparently I’m not the first to have this brilliant idea.  So on the quest for “B’ adjectives, I found the word “Beneficent” which means ‘generous, or doing good’ and it fit so perfectly that I HAD to use it.  Even if none of us will remember how to spell it!  But there you go:  The Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket.  A mouthful of beautiful crochet goodness you can’t wait to sink your hook into!  Does it even get any better?  Probably not!

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If you love this Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket pattern, you might also like to check out these other patterns for babies.  You can find all our Baby Crochet Patterns here.

Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

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And now… to crochet your new love… this delightful, Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket!

Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

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Beneficent Bella Baby Blanket

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Finished baby blanket is approximately 29″ square.   If you’d like yours larger, add stitches in multiples of 3.

Crochet Baby Blanket

Ch 101

Row 1: (sc, 2dc) in 2nd ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, *(sc, 2dc) in next chain, skip next 2 ch, repeat from * until last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn (100 st)

Row 2:  ch 1, (sc, 2dc) in 1st st, skip next 2 st,  *(sc, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st, repeat from * across until last 3 st, skip next 2 st, sc in last st, turn (100 st)

Repeat row 2 until the blanket is square.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

Purchase an ad-free printable version of the Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket Here

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Beneficent Bella Crochet Baby Blanket

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  1. Says multiples of 3, but chaining 101 with 100 total stitches are not divisible by 3. I’m a beginner so I’m confused. Please clarify. Thank you.

    1. So the multiple of 3 refers to the number of stitches in the repeat. If you want to add or subtract to the width you can change it in multiples of 3. There are always chains added to the starting chain to work out the turning chain when you start–which is why the total stitch count is not divisible by 3.

  2. What a great pattern. Its beautiful and easy at once. I am making it in Sea Coral (shades of orange) since I don’t know the sexes of my friend’s twins. Am I correct that there is no border?

    1. How exciting! Crochet 365 Knit Too’s pattern does not have a border on this baby blanket, but you are more than welcome to jazz it up with any border you like!

  3. So pretty and simple!! I just ordered the yarn in the Green Apple for a new great, great niece or nephew. Also ordered an extra skein for matching hat and booties. I’m thinking of doing a 3 round border of white, green apple and white. Thank you for a beautiful pattern!!

    1. I can’t wait to get started on a blanket using this new twist on my favorite stitch pattern, the lemon peel! I think I’ll try to find an ombre yarn in yellow and call it my “Juicy lemon peel blanket”.
      Thanks for the great pattern!

  4. Absolutely love this pattern. It has now become one of my three “go to” blankets! Works up so fast. Thanks so much!