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A Speedy Pram Blanket For Bettie

November 16, 2020

I made a quick blanket over the last week or so. Perhaps you spotted it on social media? (Okay if not!) Lots of people have asked me for the pattern. I don’t actually have my own pattern, but here is how this blanket came to be …

I used a bunch of bright and pastel yarns that I had accumulated – all different brands, but all 8ply/DK yarn.

I made 20 granny squares using this brilliant circle inside a square how-to and a 3.5mm hook. (Thank you, Blair!)

Then I crocheted them together using double crochet (UK term). This creates a ridge on the back of the blanket where the squares join, and the squares lay flat and seamless on the ‘right’ side.

I sewed in all the loose ends while watching Unforgotten, and then crocheted around this panel of 20 squares using clusters of 3 treble stitches (UK term).

I finished it off with a simple contrasting border, stitching 1 double, 1 treble, 1 double (UK) into each gap.

And that’s it! It really didn’t take very long at all and is the perfect size for a baby on the go!

Hope that helps!

x pip




  • Reply Annie Brodrick January 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM

    This is a perfect blanket to make in the winter! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing, xx ????

  • Reply Lynda M Otvos November 19, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    You have done a great job with this patternless design; i agree that it’s the perfect size. Brightly colored too brings sunshine into babe’s life and family’s too. Thanks for sharing your technique; it’s clear and easy to understand.

  • Reply Susie November 16, 2020 at 9:19 AM

    This is fabulous. Love the colours

  • Reply kate November 16, 2020 at 9:06 AM

    Love it, so happy and cheerful.
    Cheers Kate

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