Mitered Tulips Blanket: Mitered Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

Last Updated on July 11, 2024

The Mitered Tulips Blanket is a fun and beautiful baby blanket, it uses the crochet mitered square method with puff stitches to create tulip-like flowers.
The idea for this mitered crochet baby blanket came to me when my sister-in-law had a baby, right after I designed the Mitered Tulips Square for the Bouquet of Flowers CAL (link coming soon!). I was so happy with how this blanket turned out, and I hope you will enjoy making it!

mitered crochet baby blanket

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How to Crochet a Mitered Baby Blanket?

Making a mitered crochet baby blanket is easier than it looks. A little similar to the corner to corner method, but without the decreasing part, you just continue increasing the corner.
Similar to any crochet square, you can make a crochet blanket in 2 ways.
The first way is just making one big square, using the mitered method. You just continue increasing the mitered square as big as you’d like.
The second way is to make small squares and join them together to create a blanket in any size and shape (square or rectangle).


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About the Mitered Tulips Blanket Design

Using the mitered square method, the blanket is crocheted from a beginning square and then is worked on 2 sides of the square while increasing the corner between them.
To add interest and texture, we are making rows of beautiful tulips-like stitches.
I alternated the colors on every other tulip row (see colors table below), you can play with it as you would like (or use your scrap yarn for the color rows!).

crochet mitered corner blanket


What Yarn Should You Use for a Mitered Crochet Baby Blanket?

In generalת when making a baby blanket, it is recommended not to use any wool (or animal based yarn) because babies are more sensitive and you still don’t know if they have any allergies.
Whenever I can, I prefer using natural fibers, so for this blanket I used CotLin yarn by Knit Picks, which is a DK (#3) weight yarn. I really like using this yarn, it’s made of 70% tanguis cotton and 30% linen, so it’s strong, but still very soft.
Using soft acrylic yarn is also a good option, and will result a beautiful blanket.

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mitered crochet baby blanket made by gootie


How to Crochet the Tulips Mitered Blanket in Other Sizes?

It’s very easy actually, just continue working the main section and increase the square as much as you’d like.
Want to make it into a rectangle? When reaching the desired width, continue working only on one side of the square without the corner until you reach the desired length.



Looking for More Inspiration for Crochet Blankets? Check out these other free patterns on the blog:

  1. Flower Granny Square Blanket
  2. Across the Way Blanket (C2C)
  3. Moss Stitch in a Square
  4. C2C Wattle Stitch


How to Crochet the Mitered Tulips Baby Blanket

Materials
– 3.5 mm / E crochet hook (I use Tulip Etimo hooks).
– For this pattern I used CotLin by Knit Picks, DK (#3) yarn.
You can use any DK weight yarn.
Total amount of yarn needed:
A (main – cream) – 300gr/738yds/672m

B (light pink) – 50gr/123yds/112m
C (sage) – 100gr/246yds/224m
D (dark pink) – 25gr/62yds/56m

– 1 Stitch marker.

Skill Level – easy

Gauge – Work until row 2, the length in the center of the square should be 1.5in / 3.8cm.

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Finished Size– 35×35 in (89×89 cm)

Abbreviations (US)

RS – right side
WR – wrong side
PM – place marker
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sp – space
blo – through back loop only
flo – through front loop only
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
Puff – (yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) x 3 times working into same st, yo and pull through 6 loops, yo again and pull through 2 remaining loops.

Tulip
– [1puff, ch1, 1puff] in same stitch

Notes

  • Ch3 at the beginning of the row counts as 1dc.
  • The blanket is worked from one corner to corner (similar to the C2C method, but without the decreasing), you can make it as big as you’d like.
  • Place a marker in the corner stitch (tr) and move marker along the rows to make it easier to find the corner.
  • This blanket need blocking to obtain its final shape, don’t skip this step.

Stitch counting:

  • Each tulip row adds a total of 8 tulips (4 at each side).
  • Each dc row adds a total of 4 dc (2 at each side). When working a dc row after a tulip row, you add a total of 8 dc in compared to the last dc row.

Changing color:

    • Every other tulip row you change a color.
    • The table indicates which color is used in which row/section of the blanket.
    • When changing color: at the last stitch of the roe, before changing color, start the stitch as normal, when you pull the yarn through the 2 loops to finish the stitch, wrap the new color around the hook and pull through.

      Colors Table


Crochet Mitered Blanket Diagram

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Crochet Mitered Square Instructions

mitered crochet blanket

Setup Section

Make a magic ring

Row 1 (RS):
ch4 (counts as 1tr), working into the ring: 3dc, (1tr, 3dc) x3 times, ss to top of ch-4. Pull the ring tight, turn.  (12dc, 1tr)

Row 2 (WS): ch3 (counts as 1dc here and throughout), 1dc in next 3 dc, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr, 1dc in next 3 dc, 1dc in next tr, turn. (12dc, 1tr)

** To meet gauge, make sure the length in the center of the square is 1.5in / 3.8cm.

 

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Row 3 (RS): ch3, 1dc in next 5 dc, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr, 1dc in next 6 dc, turn. (16 dc, 1 tr)

Row 4 (WS): 

ch3, 1dc in flo of next 7 dc, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in flo of next tr, 1dc in flo of next 7 dc, 1dc in flo of top ch-3, turn. (20 dc, 1 tr)

Row 5 (RS): ch3, skip 1 dc, tulip in next dc.
* skip 2 dc, tulip in next dc; repeat from * 1 more time, skip 1 dc, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr.
skip 1 dc, tulip in next dc, * skip 2 dc, tulip in next dc; repeat from * 1 more time, skip 1 dc, 1dc in top of ch-3, turn. (6 dc, 1 tr, 6 tulips)

 

Main Section

Row 6 (WS):
ch3, 1dc in flo of each st (each puff & ch-1) until marker, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in flo of next tr, 1dc in flo of each st to the end of the row, turn. (28 dc, 1 tr)

Row 7 (RS):
ch3, 1dc in each dc until marker, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr, 1dc in each dc to the end of the row, turn. (32 dc, 1 tr)

Row 8 (WS):
ch3, * ch1, skip next dc, 1dc in flo of next dc; repeat from * to 1 dc before marker (tr), ch1, skip next dc, [1dc, ch1, 1tr-PM, ch1, 1dc] in flo of next tr, * ch1, skip next dc, 1dc in flo of next dc; repeat from * to the end of the row, turn. (18 ch, 18 dc, 1 tr)

Row 9 (RS):
ch3, 1dc in each st (each ch-1 sp & dc) until marker, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr, 1dc in each st to the end of the row, turn. (40 dc, 1 tr)

Row 10 (WR): ch3, 1dc in flo in of each dc until marker, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in flo of next tr, 1dc in flo of each dc to the end of the row, turn. (44 dc, 1 tr)

Row 11 (RS):
ch3, skip 1 dc, tulip in next dc.
* skip 2 dc, tulip in next dc; repeat from * to 1 dc before marker, skip 1 dc, [2dc, 1tr-PM, 2dc] in next tr.
skip 1 dc, tulip in next dc, * skip 2 dc, tulip in next dc; repeat from * to last 2 dc, skip 1 dc, 1dc in top of ch-3, turn. (6 dc, 1 tr, 14 tulips)

Repeat rows 6-11 eleven more times more times, following the color table above for the color change.

* Keep track of the stitch count according to the pattern’s notes.

** When you finish the last row, don’t turn your work and continue working the border when the right side is facing you.


Border (worked on the RS)

With color A – When the right side is facing you, start working the border, turn the square in 90 degrees.

1st side:
ch1 and start working 2sc in each side of a dc (including beg. ch-3), when reaching the beginning square work 1 sc in next tr and next 3 dc.

Work corner: (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in next tr.

2nd side:
1sc in next 3 dc and in next tr.

Work 2sc in each side of a dc (including beg. ch-3)
Working the corner: (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in blo of top ch-3.

3rd side:
1sc in blo of each st (each puff and ch) until marker.

Working the corner: (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in blo of next tr.

4th side:
1sc in blo of each st (each puff and ch) until last dc (the one you worked in the 1st side).

Working the corner: (1sc, ch1, 1sc) in blo of next dc, ss to 1st sc.

Weave in the ends, soak and block the blanket.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m confused by row 8, can you break it down in another way please?!🙏🏻 thank you 😊

    1. Hi Kym,
      I added a diagram to the post, right before the written instructions (requires a simple email sign up), I hope it will help.

      But basically this row is alternating ch 1 and double crochet that are worked in the front loop, until you reach 1 dc before the corner- tr st, then ch 1 and work a [dc, ch1, tr, ch1, dc] in the front loop of the corner treble st. Then continue alternating the ch1 and front loop dc on the other side.

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