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Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket is made using one of my favorite crochet stitches - the Sedge Stitch, a very easy stitch that creates a lovely texture and it works up quickly. I hope you will love it as much as I do!

Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

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I have made this crochet baby blanket especially for my little nephew Fabian.

Crochet Baby Blanket Sedge Stitch

The ombré effect of this baby blanket is obtained without changing colors, using the new Super Saver Ombré yarn from Red Heart Yarns.  Have you already heard of it? There are 12 colors available, one prettier as the other!

The color I have used for this blanket it's called DEEP TEAL. So pretty! I really love the wonderful transitions between different shades of teal. The yarn it’s not scratchy and I thought it would make a wonderful ombré baby blanket, a lovely handmade gift that will be treasured forever.

It was a real joy to work with the ombré yarn and see how it makes all the colorwork, without me having to change colors!

Update Mai 2021: Below is a picture of this blanket 4 years after it has been crocheted! The little one wrapped in the blanket is my second nephew, Ianis, Fabian's cousin. So cute, isn't he? And the blanket is still looking beautiful!

I'm so glad that this blanket is so treasured!

Crochet Fabian's Ombre Baby Blanket

Fabian's Ombré Baby Blanket

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1. The blanket is worked lengthwise.
2.The edging is worked in the round.
3. How to join a new skein: To obtain the same ombré color sequence as with the previous ball of yarn unravel a little the new ball till you got to the color needed, then join the yarn using the Russian Join, aka Knot-Less join. (See this Video Tutorial for the Russian Join by Hectanooga on YouTube.)


Blanket measures unblocked approx. 31” x 35” ( 80cm x 90cm)

You could easily adapt the pattern to other sizes. For the length add more foundation chains as explained below, for the height add more rows.

The stitch pattern used for the blanket is the Sedge Stitch, that is a Multiple of 3 sts + 1. Add 2 sts more for base chain!
For example my blanket has ((35 sedge sts or bubbles x 3) + 1) + 2 = 105 sts + 1+ 2= 108 chains to start!


13 sts = 10 cm or 4"



- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sk: skip
- st: stitch
- rep from* to...: repeat the sequence of stitches starting at the star

Special Stitch:  hdc in 3rd loop at back (used for the blanket edging): work the hdc stitches as usual, the only difference is that you will insert the hook not into the 2 top loops of the stitches, but into the loop under the back loop! See this helpful tutorial on Moogly Blog.


Chain 108.

Row 1: work (1hdc, 1dc) into 3rd ch from hook, *sk 2ch, work (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next ch; rep from * to last 3ch, sk 2ch, work 1sc into last ch, turn.
You should have 35 sedge stitches.

Row 2: 1ch (count as 1sc), work (1hdc, 1dc) into first st, *sk (1dc, 1hdc), work (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc) into next sc; rep from * to last 3 sts, sk (1dc and 1hdc), work 1sc into top of ch, turn.
(35 sedge sts total)

Rows 3- 96: Repeat 2nd row.
At the end of row 96, do not break yarn, turn and continue with the border.

The Border

NOTES: The border is worked in continuous spiral rounds, without joining. To work border evenly around blanket, work 1 hdc in each st of the top row, work 1hdc in the side of each row (both right and left sides of the blanket), work 1hdc in the back of each foundation ch, and work 3 hdc in each corner!

Placing stitch markers (or yarn pieces) into the 2nd hdc of the 3 hdc worked in each corner would be a great help to keep track of the corner sts to work into the next rounds. Make this each round.

Round 1: Ch1 and work hdc evenly around blanket as written in the Note above. Do not join to first hdc with slip st! Continue working in spiral rounds around!

Rounds 2 and 3: Working into the 3rd loop at the back of the hdc sts, 1hdc into each st around and 3hdc in each corner st (where you have placed the st markers); do not join, continue with round 4.

Round 4: Working into the 3rd loop at the back of the hdc sts, 1sc into each st around and 3sc in each corner st. Cut yarn and fasten off invisibly. Weave in ends.

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Fabian’s Ombré Baby Blanket
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  1. This is a beautiful blanket! But, I was wondering about not having to change colors, as you indicated. The transitions (color changes) in your blanket look like they are falling perfectly in line order and not in the middle of a row. Did you have to frequently cut the yarn at the edges to avoid the color change from falling in the middle of a row? Thank you!

    1. Hi, I did not cut the yarn at all! Just when I joined a new skein of yarn I have tried to join new yarn at the same color as the old skein finished.

    2. All you need to do is increase the number of stitches by multiples of three. Judging by the completed size, 22" I think you will need 30 to 39 more chain stitches in the beginning. You may also try using a "J" hook. Practice the pattern over a chain of 24 and see how wide it comes out. You may decide to make this sample into a long scarf.

    3. Hi, I am slightly confused about changing skeins of yarn to keep the color sequence consistent. So do you mean for example if you ended an old skein on light teal you start the new skein of yarn on light teal also? Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Much thanks Heather Perry

  2. hey i love the blanket but my one problem is the size i followed the directions and the blanket measured 22"by 22" any ideas?

    1. You could take a gauge and based on that make a larger blanket.

  3. Do you have a you tube tutorial of this pattern?

    1. I don't have a video for the blanket, but I'm sure you could find a video for the sedge stitch used.

  4. Do you pull from top of yarn or from the side to stay the project.

    1. That's not important.Just keep the same method for all the skeins.

  5. On row 2, does "work (1hdc, 1dc) into first st" mean that single crochet at the end of row one? Or the first sedge stitch?

  6. For the 1st row of border, if I work 1 hdc per stitch at top and bottom, and 1 hdc in the end of each row on each side, I will have fewer stitches in the long sides than in the shorter top and bottom. Makes no sense to me. Guess I'll try to work in extras on the sides on my own because it looks like questions are no longer being monitored here.

    1. Hi Deb, please follow the pattern the way it is. If you will add more stitches, you will get wavy edges.

  7. I did add more stitches. Edges are fine. I went to 120 instead of the 96. Thanks!

  8. I'm not sure if you'll even see this question... I just came across this and am fairly novice at the directions. Can you explain what row two means? The directions say to "*skip (1dc,1hdc), work (#,#,#) into next sc"... Does this mean you skip two (the 1dc, 1hdc), or?? Sorry I just don't quite get the wording. Thanks! (Trying to get done by June 6!)

  9. Hi, that right. You will skip 1dc, skip 1 hdc and work the next 3 sts in the parenthesis into the next sc.

    1. Ay yi yi...I was wondering why I had 165 stitches on row two. 🤦‍♀️ I totally read that wrong, but I get it now! LOL

  10. If I want to make this blanket maybe 41”x 45” how many chains will I need to start?

  11. Hello! When you say 13 sts for the gauge, what kind of stitches do you mean? Thanks! :)

    1. Hi, the gauge is the sedge stitch pattern.

  12. Hi, when the blanket is the desired size do you cut the yarn or continue with the border.

  13. Sorry just reread the pattern and found out what i wanted to know.

  14. Any idea how long it took you to make this blanket?

    1. Sorry, I don't know anymore, it was . Maybe a few days? But it was the designing process also involved.

  15. I’ve made this beautiful pattern three times now with different-colored ombré yarns, except I grew them to adult-size afghans. After some trial and error, I figured out a formula of 51 clusters, 156 chains, and 135 rows for an afghan of approximately 50” x 60”. Also, the color matching when changing skeins was easy for Deep Teal, but a little trickier for other colors (e.g., Anthracite), but they’re all beautiful. Thanks, Kinga!

  16. Hi! Any tips on how to soften this yarn? It’s pretty rough and I’ve never washed acrylic yarn so not sure if that would ruin it. Thanks!

  17. This blanket came out gorgeous but what a waste because it is soooooooo rough. I can’t gift this to someone I like. I will try again with better yarn.