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Crochet Barbie blanket – the perfect beginner project!
Do you want an easy crochet project? Then crocheting a Barbie blanket is perfect! It’s small, it’s square and if the result isn’t perfect I bet Barbie won’t complain 🙂
This pattern is super easy as you will only need to know how to crochet chain stitch, single crochet and, double crochet.
We will be using more than one color, but only one at the time and all color changes will happen at the beginning of a new row. Which means that you can concentrate entirely on the row you’re working, no need to think of which yarn to use other than between rows.
And, if you like you can absolutely work the entire Barbie blanket in one color too!
What do you need to get started?
I bet you probably already have some yarn in your stash that you can use for this project. You won’t need much for each stripe! But if you need to get some new supplies I have browsed Amazon to find some suitable yarn and hooks for you.
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Yarn is also needed of course! I used scraps of a cotton 8/4 yarn, that’s my favourite type of yarn for crocheting and I also use it for knitting cute summer tops for my little ones.
If you’re out of cotton yarn scraps this organic cotton 8/4 yarn sells at a reasonable price and the colors are nice too!
The possibilities are endless!
You can make this blanket striped in the colors of the rainbow. Or you could make it in only one color. Let your scraps or design skills decide!
I choose to do my stripes like this: Alternate two rows of double crochet in the darker pink color, and two rows of single crochet in the lighter pink.
Because I’m planning on adding crochet edging to this blanket later (and because I’m a bit lazy…) I carried the yarn up along the side of the blanket instead of cutting it after each stripe.
I don’t like to weave in more ends than necessary, and the edging will cover the yarn strands.
The Barbie blanket crochet pattern
– Crochet hook: size US D /3,35mm
– Yarn: Scraps of Cotton 8/4, (Fingering weight cotton yarn)
– Darning needle
This pattern uses US abbreviations.
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
Crochet Barbie Blanket
Chain 42 with color A
Foundation row: dc in the third stitch from the hook, dc across, turn (40 stitches, the 2 ch does not count as a stitch)
Row 1: ch 2, dc across, turn (40 stitches)
Row 2&3: With color B, ch1, sc across, turn (40 stitches)
Now continue to work in pattern like this:
Row 1&2: With color A, ch 2, dc across, turn (40 stitches)
Row 3&4: With color B, ch1, sc across, turn (40 stitches)
Work these rows until you have made 12 dc stripes in color A and 11 sc stripes in color B
Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.
Want to print this pattern?
It can be nice to have your pattern on paper. At least I think so!
Therefore I also make printable pdf versions of my patterns. The pdf:s are free from ads, and you can store them on your device or print them directly from your browser.
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Helpful printables for crafters!
I really enjoy graphic design and layout, so there is more where that pdf came from! Check these printables out to see if there is something you can put to use!