I lied. In my latest needlework update post, I said the next pattern would be a knitted felting pattern. Well, things didn't work out that way. Instead, I'm releasing this crocheted baby blanket pattern first.
Scalloped V stitch is one of my favorite pattern stitches. I've used it before in both the Folded Eyelet Cowl and the Girl's Crocheted Cardigan, along with numerous other things I've made for my own use. It’s a simple, reversible, two-row repeat that is pretty and feminine while simultaneously being subtle and practical. It’s open enough to give the impression of eyelets, while solid enough to be practical for blankets and garments, and it drapes beautifully.
This blanket pattern uses scalloped V stitch in the round, with a shell pattern for the border. As pretty as the pattern stitch is, color choice will decide whether the blanket is masculine, feminine, or unisex, and the pattern stitch will happily take a backseat to variegated yarns or stripes. Worked in worsted weight yarn and a size J hook, this blanket works up quickly for a last minute gift or charity stitching.