This Harry Potter baby blanket is perfect for the budding witch or wizard in your life! Tucked snugly under this blanket every night, your little one will be ready for Hogwarts in no time. The instructions and JPG versions of the charts are available below, or if you’d prefer you can download the same instructions and charts as a free printable PDF in my Pattern Shop.
If you have any questions about the pattern, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’m happy to help.
All details below are based on US crochet terms. I made the blanket charts based on crochet, but it works well for knitting too.
- Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Super Saver yarn or similar) in the following colours:
- Black, gold (for crest), red, yellow, green, grey/silver, blue, bronze/brown (used for both Ravenclaw and for the shaded part of the crest, or you can get a different brown for the crest if you prefer)
- Size H / 5.00mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Quilt fabric for backing (black, or whatever you prefer)
- Sewing machine to sew on the quilt fabric (or do it by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine)
Notes on Gauge and Finished Dimensions
Finished dimensions of blanket: Approx. 1 metre by 1 metre, and slightly taller than it is wide.
The gauge doesn’t matter other than the fact that a tighter gauge will make a slightly smaller blanket, and vice versa.
How to Assemble and Read the Chart
There are four separate chart files, which each needs to be printed and taped together to make one large chart. You will work from right to left and bottom to top, not counting the chain. Each chart is 65 pixels (stitches) across and 70 up, so when taped together the total chart is 130 stitches across and 140 rows tall.
Start by chaining 131 in black, then the first stitch of the first row is the first pixel in the bottom right corner of the chart. One pixel corresponds to one single crochet. For the odd rows you’ll be working from the front, and for the even rows you’ll flip it and be working from the back. Make sure the ends are always hanging to the back/wrong side of the blanket – so sometimes they will be facing you, and other times they will be on the other side from you.
I subdivided each chart into 5×5 boxes since it helps me count my stitches. I like to make a little mark beside each row so I know which direction I’m going, and I cross off/scribble out each row in sharpie as I finish them. Like this:
Notes on Colour Changes
There are various techniques for changing colours, so it really just depends on your preference and whether or not you care about what the back looks like. I’ve detailed a couple of options below, with the pros and cons of each method.
Option 1: Crochet over the second colour
Option 2: Carry the second colour behind
A final note on colour changes
Due to the nature of crochet stitches there tends to be gaps sometimes between colour changes. I just fill in the gaps after with yarn – often using the yarn ends, since I have to weave those in anyway.
Adding the Border and Blanket Backing
Harry Potter Baby Blanket Charts
Click on the picture or caption to download the charts. Print each one, trim the white off where needed, then tape carefully together so make one big chart. The background is in black, but I’ve left it white so you don’t have to print out all that black!