Jannik Baby Blanket – Crochet Pattern

The Jannik baby blanket is a lovely patchwork crochet blanket with a beautiful border that will keep your baby warm in winter and cool in summer.

It’s a fun and fairly quick project and it makes a great gift!

Staying warm and cool with a woolen blanket

For the blanket I used Hobbii Highland Wool which is a classic, lovely wool yarn spun from 100% very high quality wool. It’s lightweight which means that it’s also perfect in summer. Why? Because wool is temperature regulating!

This comes from the natural rippled structure of the fibers. In cold weather the natural crimp in wool fibers creates tiny pockets of trapped warm air that act as insulators, holding in heat next to the body.
This same process has a cooling effect in warm weather, as wool releases moisture it absorbs heat from the wearer and the tiny pockets of air, created by the crimp in the fiber, trap cool air and insulate the wearer from warmer outside temperatures.

Nature never ceases to amaze me!

Stranded Colourwork Technique

You’ll use the Stranded Colourwork technique to make seven strips of five squares each. This technique, which involves leaving the old colour hanging at the back of your work when changing to a new colour, minimizes the ends you need to weave in, making the process smoother and easier.

Herringbone hdc Border

For the border I used a technique that I saw over on ‘It’s all in a nutshell’’s account. In short, it creates a straight edge on a rough edge. After that you’ll make a few rounds of Herringbone hdc stitches. The Herringbone hdc is a variation of the regular hdc stitch (my favourite stitch ever!), which creates offset V’s that resemble… a herringbone. At first you might struggle with pulling the first loop through the second loop, but after a while the stitches will fly off your hook! Then you’ll make a round of beautiful treble crochet stitches and to top it off, you’ll end with a round of twisted single crochet stitches.

Hobbii Highland wool

The Hobbii Higland wool yarn, used in four different warm shades, lends an autumnal touch to the blanket, but with 31 different colours available, the customization options are endless.
It is a soft and light wool yarn spun from 100% very high quality wool from the Peruvian highlands (one of the most remote parts of the world).
A special cross between Merino and Corridale sheep thrive tremendously in the tough landscape – and the special climate and thin air makes it possible to produce a wonderful and unique type of wool. The wool is durable enough to last for many years, even with frequent use.

The work of my testers:

You might also like

Receive the latest news

Don't be a square

Sign up for our newsletter