Hi again THN family! I’m back on The Hook Nook Life Blog to share with you my go-to baby blanket pattern. There have been a number of little ones entering the world in my life lately, and I have been making baby blankets on repeat. As much as I like to switch it up for a little variety, I keep coming back to this pattern again and again. Though it may be simple, the finished effect is beautiful. This pattern is great for even beginner crocheters, and it’s easy to customize the size. The ruffle edging is optional, and you can honestly make this blanket as large as you want (so long as you have enough yarn)! Let’s dive into the Thamnophis Baby Blanket pattern!
Supplies and Tools
3 balls of The Hook Nook “Yummy” yarn (or approximately 500 yards of bulky yarn of your choice)
6.5mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
Darning needle (for finishing)
3 rounds in granny square pattern (below) should measure 4” across
Finished size: ~27” square (but easy to customize!)
Skills and Abbreviations
Slip stitch (slst)
Double crochet (dc)
Thamnophis Blanket Recipe
Foundation ring; ch 3, slst into your first ch to close loop (see photo A below).
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as your first dc), dc twice into your foundation loop, ch 3. *dc 3x into your foundation loop, ch 3.* Repeat directions within * * 2 more times, for a total of 4 sets of 3 dc sts and 4 sets of ch 3 spaces. Slst into the top of your starting ch 3 from the beginning of this round to close your round (see photo B below).
Round 2: ch 3 and turn work. Into your first ch 3 space, dc 2x, ch 3, dc 3x, ch 1. *Into your next ch 3 space, dc 3x, ch 3, dc 3x, ch 1.* Repeat directions within * * 2 more times. Slst into the top of your starting ch 3 from the beginning of this round to close your round (see photo C below).
Round 3 and all further rounds: To start round, [ch 3, turn work, work 2 dc into your first ch 1 space]. When you reach a ch 1 space from the previous round, work [3 dc, ch 1] into that space. When you reach a ch 3 space from the previous round, work [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1] into that space. To finish your round, [slst into the top of your starting ch 3 from the beginning of the round to close your round] (see photo D below).
Continue working in pattern until you have completed a total of 20 rounds, or until blanket is as big as you desire (working more or less total rounds will change required yardage for this pattern). If you want to add the scalloped edging, you need to leave enough yarn for approximately 2 rounds.
Note: if you are using THN Yummy yarn and wish to add scalloped edging, you will work 2 full balls of yarn as described above, and work ONE full round as above with your third ball of yarn, then proceed to scalloped edging. This will ensure you have enough yardage to complete the scalloped edging.
Optional Scalloped Edging
Ch 3 and turn your work.
Into your first ch 1 space, work 4 dc.
Slst into the middle st from the first set of 3 dc of the round below to anchor your scallop (see picture on the left below).
Each time you reach a ch 1 space, work 5 dc into the ch 1 space, then slst into the middle st from the next set of 3 dc from the round below to anchor your scallop.
Each time you reach a ch 3 corner, work 9 dc into the ch 3 space and anchor your scallop with a slst into the middle st of the next 3 dc from the round below (see picture on the right below).
Continue working 5 dc into each ch 1 space or 9 dc into each ch 3 space. Each time, be sure to anchor your scallop with a slst into the middle st of the next set of 3 dc from the round below.
To close your round, work your final slst into the middle dc st from the round below to anchor your final scallop, then slst into the top of your ch 3 from the beginning of this round.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern and love the blanket you made! I would love to see pictures of your finished pieces. If you share on social media, please use the tag #ThamnophisBlanket and tag me in your photos. Feel free to check out my website for more of my work, and for information on where you can purchase my patterns.