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I just finished this beautiful baby blanket for my neighbor, who is expecting her baby girl any day now. If you like I will post the pattern for free later.

crochet baby blanket

I decided to make the blanket in orange because most baby stuff is pink or blue. I think it turned out great! Hope you like the blanket! :)
Blanket Pattern
Crochet Hook – I-9 (6mm)
Special Abbreviation
Cluster = [Yo, insert hook in next st or space, yo, draw yarn through, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] 3 times in same st or space, yo, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook.
Blanket
Ch 103.
Row 1:Working in back loop of each ch, Cluster in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, dc in last skipped ch to right of last dc (crossed dc made), ch 1, skip 1 ch, Cluster in next ch; repeat from * across ending with ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch, turn – 20 clusters and 19 crossed dc.
Row 2:Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next ch-1 space, dc in next ch-1 space, dc in last skipped ch-1  space to the right (crossed dc made), *ch 1, Cluster in space between next 2 dc of crossed dc, ch 1, crossed dc worked across next 2 ch-1 spaces; repeat from * across ending with ch-1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 3:Ch 4, skip next ch-1 space, *Cluster in space between next 2 dc of crossed dc, ch 1**, crossed dc worked across next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 1; repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Row 4-49: Repeat rows 2-3, 23 times. At end of last row, do not turn. Do not fasten off.
Border
Round 1(right side): Ch 1, *2 sc in each row-end st across left side to next corner*, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch, working across bottom, sc in each ch-1 space and in each ch at base of a st to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch; repeat from * to * across right side to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in 3rd ch of top right turning ch, working across top edge, sc in first ch-1 space, sc in each st and each ch-1 space across to next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in last dc, join with slip st in first sc – 100 sc across each side; 4 ch-2 corner spaces.
Round 2(right side): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[skip next 2 sc, 5 dc (shell made) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc] across to next corner, skip next 2 sc, 7 dc in corner ch-2 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Round 3(wrong side): Ch 4, skip next dc, *sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, [dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center of next shell, ch 2] across to next corner**, dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, turn.
Round 4(right side): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in first st, sc in next sc, *[5 dc in next dc, sc in next sc] across to next corner, 2 dc in next sc, 5 dc in corner ch-2 space, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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