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Crocheted blanket for baby with treble crochets and single crochets. Piece is crocheted in DROPS Merino Extra Fine Theme: Baby blanket

DROPS Baby 33-37
DROPS design: Pattern me-068-by
Yarn group B

Width: 45-65 cm = 17¾"-25½" Length: 52-80 cm = 20½"-31½"

DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
200-250 g color 14, steel blue

16 treble crochets in width and 9 rows vertically with pattern A.1 = 10 x 10 cm = 4" x 4".

Hook size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4" switch to larger hook. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4" switch to smaller hook.


Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


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DROPS Merino Extra Fine
DROPS Merino Extra Fine
100% Wool
from 4.55 $ /50g
Get the yarn to make this pattern from 18.20$.

The yarn cost is calculated from the pattern’s smallest size and the yarn’s cheapest product type. Looking for an even better price? You might find it on the DROPS Deals!

Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.



See diagram A.1.
At the beginning of every row with treble crochets replace first single treble crochet with 4 chain stitches and at the beginning of every row with single crochets work 1 chain stitch, this chain stitch does not replace single crochet.

See diagram A.1. A.2 and A.3. A.3x shows how A.3 is repeated.




Worked back and forth. Then work the edge around the blanket, first along the edge at the top of blanket, then along left side, then on the underside and finally along the right side of blanket.

Work 72-104 chain stitches loosely on hook size 4.5 mm with Merino Extra Fine. Then work according to diagram A.1 and read CROCHET INFO - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Work until piece measures 48-76 cm = 19"-30", and make sure that last row is a row with single crochets. Work 1 chain stitch and then a row with A.2. Now continue with edge on the 3 last sides of blanket.

Work 1 chain stitch, and follow diagram A.3down along left side of blanket - A.3x shows how A.3 is repeated. Work 1 chain stitch, and follow diagram A.2 down along underside of blanket. Work 1 chain stitch, and follow diagram A.3 up along the last side of blanket. Finish with 1 slip stitch in first stitch on this round. Cut and fasten the yarn.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

symbols = 1 treble crochet in back loop of stitch from previous row
symbols = 1 single crochet in front loop of stitch from previous row
symbols = 1 chain stitch
symbols = 3 chain stitches and a single crochet in stitch below
symbols = 1 double crochet around single crochet
symbols = 1 single crochet in stitch
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (9)

country flag Anna Wegehaupt wrote:

1. Bitte Überprüfen Sie die Mengenangaben! 2. Anleitung/Muster ist nicht identisch mit der Abbildung

07.06.2024 - 11:00

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Wegehaupt, darf ich Sie bitte fragen, welche Mengenangaben Sie hier meinen? Was meinen Sie mit 2. Anleitung/Muster? A.2? A.2 ist für die Kante und wird an den kurzen Seiten (oben + unten) so gehäkelt: *3 Lm, 2 Stäbchen um die nächste Masche, 1 feste Mashe in die nächste Masche*, von *bis* wiederholen. Viel Spaß beim Häkeln!

07.06.2024 - 16:09

country flag Christina wrote:

Hei igjen, har du link til oppskriften på norsk? Takk :-)

29.08.2022 - 12:08

DROPS Design answered:

Hei hei Christina. I nedtrekksmenyen under bildet kan du velge mellom 18 språk, deriblant norsk. God Fornøyelse!

29.08.2022 - 13:23

country flag Christina wrote:

Hei, er dette en litt vanskelig oppskrift til babyteppe? Jeg kan hekle bestemorsruter, men er ellers en amatør. Jeg vil gjerne hekle et fargerikt babyteppe/vognteppe som er luftig i merinoull ekstra fine. Og som er lett å hekle. Men ikke bestemorsruter da :-) Har du tips?

26.08.2022 - 15:48

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Christina. Vil ikke kategorisere dette teppet som vanskelig. Kan du bestemorruten, så greier du fint dette :) Men husk at Merino Extra Fine bør hekles heller fast enn løst, så det ikke "vokser", men holder seg fin i formen. mvh DROPS Design

29.08.2022 - 11:34

country flag Marianne Baun wrote:

Jeg savner forklaring på hvordan man beslutter størrelsen på tæppet vs garnforbrug. Jeg har slået 104 masker op og kan allerede nu se, at de 250g jeg har købt er langt fra nok til at hækle tæppet op i 76cm

04.08.2022 - 11:25

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Marianne, Vi skal få design til at tjekke garnforbruget, så kommer vi tilbage med en eventuel rettelse inde på opskriften. Men husk at lave en hækleprøve - hæklefastheden skal stemme hvis garnforbruget skal overholdes: HÆKLEFASTHED: 16 dobbelt-stangmasker i bredden og 9 rækker i højden med mønster A.1 = 10 x 10 cm.

05.08.2022 - 11:59

country flag Kathrine wrote:

Hej! Jag har nu virkat färdigt filten, den mäter exakt de angivna måtten 65x80 och virkfastheten stämmer också exakt, jag har även använt just det garn som anges i mönstret. ändå har det gått åt mer än 7 nystan, dvs ca 370 g garn istället för som angivet i mönstret 250 g. Detta gjorde förstås att jag blev tvungen att göra en andra garnbeställning = extra kostnader för porto. Kanterna längs långsidan krullar sig - trist.

16.09.2021 - 01:19

country flag Naomi wrote:

Hi, I'd like to make the larger size but I'm confused as from the diagram for the top and bottom edge (A2) it seems that the number of stitches in the row must be a multiple of 3. Is it definitely correct to chain 104 at the beginning and then to have 104 stitches in each row? Thanks !

03.10.2020 - 18:24

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Naomi, you repeat the 3 sts in A.2 a toal of 34 times and finish then with 1 dc in next to last stitch, 2 trebles in last stitch and work now A.3 along the side. Happy crocheting!

05.10.2020 - 13:43

country flag Sigwarth wrote:

Désolé mais cela ne va toujours pas. Il n'y a que la première page qui sort; En plus il est bien indiqué 1/1... et je n'ai eut aucun problème pour le modèle 33/29 qui m'a bien imprimé les 5 pages.

11.06.2019 - 13:04

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Sigwarth, je viens d'imprimer ce modèle avec succès, vérifiez bien tous vos paramètres imprimantes, actualisez la page si nécessaire auparavant - ou peut-être nettoyez votre cache? Bon crochet!

11.06.2019 - 13:11

country flag Sigwarth wrote:

Pour le modele Baby 33/37 je ne peux pas imprimer les explications; il ne sort que la premiere page de garde et aucune page d'esplications

11.06.2019 - 10:52

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Sigwarth, vérifiez bien les paramètres de votre imprimante pour que toutes les pages soient bien imprimées, il est possible que les précédents réglages aient été conservés et n'impriment de ce fait que la 1ère page. Bon crochet!

11.06.2019 - 12:42

country flag Madde wrote:

Hei. Hvilket garn anbefales til oppskriften. Det står extra fine merino i teksten, men i garnforslaget er det satt opp baby merino.

05.03.2019 - 22:19

DROPS Design answered:

Hei Madde. Dette teppet er strikket i Merino Extra Fine, som angitt i oppskriften. Vi skal få endret dette i garnforslaget. Takk for beskjed og god fornøyelse

08.03.2019 - 09:39