Mohair Baby Blanket

A fortnight ago, at 30 weeks pregnant, I was put on bed rest because baby was at risk of premature birth. I desperately needed a crochet project to keep my hands busy! I wanted a simple project that I could mindlessly work on while I zoned out binge-watching TV shows.

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I chose a lovely soft mohair wool in blush pink that I’d been saving for something special. Using the simplest of stitches, single crochet, I began making a baby blanket. I absolutely LOVE how this project turned out and I think every little baby needs a cuddly, fuzzy blankie just like it.

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There is nothing complicated about this pattern, just choose beautiful wool and let it shine. I think this blanket would look amazing in deep navy mohair or a soft natural shade of cream. It did take some time to complete, but that’s because it is simply rows upon rows of single crochet which can be quite a dense stitch. You could try double crochet, or use a larger size hook if you want your project to work up faster.

Materials:

  • 6mm crochet hook
  • mohair wool (3oom/75g)
    • I used an acrylic/mohair blend and my blanket measures approx. 60cm x 40cm. If you want to make a square blanket 60cm x 60cm, prepare 500m/125g of wool.

Skills:

  • slip knot
  • chain (ch)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • weave in ends

Luckily for us dabblers, there are so many talented people around the world who generously share their skills with others for free. If you’re a beginner at crochet or perhaps a little rusty, check out this YouTube video by SimplyDaisy. She teaches every skill you need to make this blanket!

Pattern:

R1: Ch 60
R2: Sc 60
R3: Ch 1, turn, sc 60

Repeat R3 until the blanket reaches your desired length.

Gauge is not important, hook size is not important, length, width, wool, every element can be chosen by YOU! There is no ‘wrong’ way to make this baby blanket. If you chain less stitches then your blanket will be smaller, if you chain more stitches then your blanket will be larger – it’s that simple. 

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You’ve gone to all the trouble of making a special handmade gift, so don’t forget to wrap it with as much care and consideration as you created it. Paired with chocolates and an amigurumi, I’m sure I’d swoon if I opened such a bundle of sweetness at my baby shower.I know, I know, I made it for myself, and wrapped it for myself… What can I say? I have far too much time on my hands. But I love it all the more because of how special it looks!

 

If you make this baby blanket, post a photo in the comments or share a link to your blog post. I’d love to see the colours and wool you chose!

{ Wren }

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2 thoughts on “Mohair Baby Blanket

  1. Aww, I want a fuzzy blanket like that for me! All my baby blankets were stitched by elderly relatives from stiff polyester yarn. They’re cute, washable, and scratchy as heck, still perfect thirty years after they were made. That one looks like it will be lovingly used to death.

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    1. Hahah I know exactly what you mean! This one is so cute and tiny! Super light and good stretch too. I think you should crochet yourself a lap blanket or throw for your shoulders when you’re up late writing or reading.

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