Bead Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

By CrochetNCrafts.

Make this bead stich crochet baby blanket for either a baby boy or a baby girl. I used a blue variegated yarn to show how fitting it is for a boy, but any colors, perhaps even stripes, will work with this pattern.

Bead Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket by CrochetnCrafts. The baby blanket is shown in blue tones for a boy using the slanted cluster / bead stitch.
Bead Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket by CrochetnCrafts

Not only do I love the beautiful stitch pattern, but I also love the fact that it is a mindless pattern that you can work on while chatting with your friends and family.

The pattern also provides you with a stitch multiple, so you can easily adjust the size of this to any blanket that you need!

I was hoping to get away with only one ball of yarn, but I ran out towards the end. Luckily I had some of the same color left over from another project and was able to use that to finish it. It’s hard to say for sure, but reducing the row count by four to six stitches might be enough to get a square blanket without having to dive into a second ball. If anyone tries it, please let us know in the comments below the outcome. Thank you so much!

The only issues I have is that the stitch pattern causes the blanket to slant, making it necessary for you to block it.

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Bead Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Skill Level: Intermediate


Yarn: Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop – (Light, #3, 100% Acrylic; 10oz./284g) Color: Blue Moon, 2 balls.
Crochet Hook: 4mm
Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 15 sts = 4″.
  • Finished Size: 32″ by 32″.


Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
Sk = Skip
Sl Cl = Slanted Cluster
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions:

Slanted Cluster (sl cl): [Yo, going in from right to left insert hk around base of last dc made, yo and pull through] 3 times. (7 lps on hk), yo and pull through 6 lps, (2 lps left), yo and pull through the last 2 lps. Here is a video tutorial for the Slanted Cluster.


One extra stitch is made in the rows with the slanted clusters. To keep things even, I worked a decrease stitch at the end of the next row over the last double crochet and the top of the third chain.

This stitch pattern causes a slight slant in the fabric. Therefore, I recommend that you block this.

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Loosely ch 120 (or any multiple of 2), sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [119 sts]

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, sl cl, *sk next st, dc in next st, sl cl; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st. Turn. [59 sl cl sts]

Row 3 (RS): Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first st and into each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts (dc and top of ch-3). Turn. [119 sts]

Rows 4-79: Rep Rows 2-3.


Rnd 1: With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.

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