The Nori Blanket



I'll come right out and say it: this crochet pattern might be my all-time favorite. First, this pattern is based on a flannel blanket I loved as a child, with its soft pink fabric and delicate white edging (yay!). Second, my daughter, Nori, was just two months old at the time I began brainstorming this design. Each time I held her, I thought about how quickly this phase of her babyhood would pass and how much I wanted her to have something special to hold onto when one day she might be rocking her own child to sleep (bigger yay!). Lastly, all proceeds from this pattern are being donated to The Conscious Kid, an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth (biggest yay!). They partner with organizations, children's museums, schools, and families across the country to promote access to children's books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.

About the Pattern

This baby-friendly blanket is made using super soft yet durable yarn (seriously the Feels Like Butta yarn from Lion Brand Yarns used in this pattern is machine washable and dryable!), but you’re encouraged to use whatever yarn you love the most. The Nori Blanket is also a perfect project for first time crocheters, using basic stitches and minimal to no shaping. And because I love creating flexible blanket designs, this pattern includes instructions for making it any size! The finished baby blanket featured in this pattern’s photos measures 34” x 32”.

I promise it didn't take me three months to stitch this blanket! But, it was the perfect backdrop for Nori's five-month photoshoot! (Psst, check out the adorable strawberry headband from Naneville, a fellow Etsy seller!)

What's in the pattern?

In this PDF pattern, you'll find:

  • A detailed 24-page tutorial with more than 50 step-by-step photos that teach you exactly how to crochet this blanket (including photos showing you where to place your hook and stitch!)
  • Instructions provided for body of the blanket, border, and fastening off/weaving in all yarn tails
  • A comprehensive supply list
  • Tips that are written as if I'm teaching a good friend, so you'll encounter minimal abbreviations or crochet jargon
  • Instructions written in US terms

What stitches should I know?

Although this pattern's instructions are very detailed, I recommend you be familiar with the following stitches that are used in this blanket:

  • Foundation chain stitches
  • Chain stitches
  • Slip stitches
  • Single crochet stitches
  • Double crochet stitches

Am I able to sell items I make from this pattern?

Yes! You are welcome to sell anything you make from this pattern. However, I kindly request that you do not alter this pattern in any manner and distribute as your own. Please also use your own photos to advertise products made for sale. I strongly (but politely!) request that you give credit to my shop for the pattern and post a link if you sell online.

Where can I purchase the pattern?

You'll find this pattern available here in my Etsy shop.

Prefer to pin for later? You can pin the above image to your board for inspiration!

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