Catherine’s Wheel Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

Looking to put a spin on your next crochet project? Look no further than this pattern we rounded up – it showcases a modified catherine’s wheel stitch that’s so simple even beginner crocheters can learn it, and the results are stunning. This would make an excellent present appropriate for a baby shower, birthday, or other special holiday. The blanket can be customized using different colors and sizes, so even if the recipient is no longer small, the blanket can be made to exact measurements for a perfect, cozy fit – just make sure that you follow the stitch count so that your rows come out even.

To make one of these beautiful blankets, you’ll need to gather up the following materials from your craft space:

  • 4 balls of main color (the pattern recommends using a soft yarn, like Caron Simply Soft)
  • 1 ball each of 3 complementary or contrasting colors (you can also use three different shades if you prefer)
  • Size “H” crochet hook (depending on the yarn you use, you may want to go up or down a size or two)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Tapestry needle

You’ll also need to be familiar with the following crochet stitch terminology:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Skip (sk)
  • YO (yarn over)
  • Back post (bp)
  • Front post (fp)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Double crochet [#] together (dc[#]tog)

All of these should be part of even a new crocheter’s repertoire, so as long as you know the basics, you should be good to go. You’ll be crocheting row by row, switching out colors with one extra line at the end. There’s also a border but you can use any stitch you want to make that, whether it’s the one used in the pattern or if there’s a picot border you’ve been wanting to try out. You can even make it a different color as opposed to using the main color.

Want to add this to your project queue? You can see the materials list, written instructions, photos, and a video here.