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Micah’s Ladder Baby Blanket (Free Pattern)

When you’re favorite roomie tells you she’s having a baby, you make a baby blanket (am I right?!). Sometimes the process of making that blanket is a bigger undertaking than you originally anticipate…

Micah’s Ladder is a simple but elegant design that I envisioned soon after she told me she was having a second little boy. My first vision was a small blanket in the middle with a wide border and a picot edge. When I actually made the blanket, it was perfect… except for that wide border (that looked awful!). So I decided to keep the small blanket and re-make a larger one to achieve the size I wanted without a large border.

Making the second blanket actually ended up being a huge challenge for me. There’s something about making a second blanket when you didn’t initially intend to make two that makes it harder to push through and finish. I just kept thinking that I’d already made one and getting sidetracked by other, newer, projects. In the end, when I found the willpower to push through the last couple rows, it was perfect (and only a couple of days late since baby Micah decided to make a surprise appearance a few days early!).



I hope you love the pattern as much as I do and that it keeps someone special to you warm and cozy. Final measurements for my baby blanket were approximately 35 x 35 inches.

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Want to make your own? Here’s how…

Materials

Pattern Written in US Terms

Notes: Keep the chain stitches within the rows loose or you will have trouble working stitches into them in the next row. Ch5 at the beginning of the row counts as a dc + ch2. The chain count for this pattern is in multiples of 3 + 2.

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
skp = skip

ch 126

Row 1: sc into the 2nd chain from the hook, sc in every chain stitch to the end of the chain

Row 2-10: ch1, sc across the row (repeat this until you have 10 rows of sc – including your first row)

Row 11: ch5, skp2, dc in the third stitch, *ch2, skp 2, dc in the third stitch* – repeat the * section to the last stitch

Row 12: ch1, sc across the row (ch2 stitches count)

Row 13: ch5, skp2, dc in the third stitch, *ch2, skp 2, dc in the third stitch* – repeat the * section to the last stitch

Row 14: ch1, sc across the row (ch2 stitches count)

(optional color change)

Row 15-25: ch1, sc across the row (repeat this until you have 10 rows of sc)

Row 26: ch5, skp2, dc in the third stitch, *ch2, skp 2, dc in the third stitch* – repeat the * section to the last stitch

Row 27: ch1, sc across the row (ch2 stitches count)

Row 28: ch5, skp2, dc in the third stitch, *ch2, skp 2, dc in the third stitch* – repeat the * section to the last stitch

Row 29: ch1, sc across the row (ch2 stitches count)

(optional color change)

Repeat rows 15 – 29 to your desired length (I had 9 sections to my blanket)



Edging:

Edging 1 (edging with yellow picot):

Attach your yarn anywhere along the edge of the blanket.

Rows 1-3: Sc around the edge of the baby blanket 3 times (see below for more detail)

In the first round: place 2sc into the ch2 space along the edges, 1sc into each sc along the edges and sc 3 times into each of the 4 corner stitches each round to allow for growth.

For the last 2 rounds: ch1 to move up to the next row – continue around with 1sc in each sc from the last round and 3sc into each of the 4 corner stitches. (add or subtract rounds to get your desired width border)

Row 4: Picot around the edge (see below for more detail)

Place 1sc each into 3 sc from the last round, then picot in the next stitch- repeat around

*you may have to adjust the stitches as you get to the corners to make a picot fall in the corner by removing or adding a sc between the picots to make them line up. As long as you spread out any extra stitches over a few picot sets it should not be noticeable.

Edging 2 (edging with gray picot): (Because you are using an extended sc, you do not need as many rows to create a decent width border.)

Attach your yarn anywhere along the edge of the blanket.

Row 1: Sc around the edge of the baby blanket 1 time (see below for more detail)

Place 2sc into the ch2 space along the edges, 1sc into each sc along the edges and sc 3 times into each of the 4 corner stitches each round to allow for growth.

Row 2: ch1 to move up to the next row – place 1 extended sc in each sc from the last round and 3 extended sc into each of the 4 corner stitches.  *Find my tutorial for the extended sc here* (add or subtract rounds to get your desired width border)



Row 3: Picot around the edge (see below for more detail)

Place 1sc each into 3 extended sc from the last round, then picot in the next stitch- repeat around

*you may have to adjust the stitches as you get to the corners to make a picot fall in the corner by removing or adding a sc between the picots to make them line up. As long as you spread out any extra stitches over a few picot sets it should not be noticeable.

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Happy crocheting!!

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