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D20 Baby Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern

In the game Dungeons & Dragons, rolling a natural 20 is a stroke of awesome luck. Your next move is blessed with good fortune. So what better gift for your expecting D&D friend than a crochet D20 baby blanket in the image of a perfect roll for their little level one human.

Free Crochet D20 Baby Blanket pattern, Hooked by Kati pin

There is something that makes you feel awesome when you see that 20 roll out of your hand. Your next hit will be a critical or you will succeed in the next challenge you face. It’s a great feeling that means an automatic win in that moment.

Is there really a bigger win than bringing home a new baby?

You really do feel like you rolled a natural 20 — like you’re the luckiest person in the world.

Construction

This blanket is constructed in a series of triangle with varying degrees of angles to create a sort of “triangle quilt.”

Each piece is made separately then stitched together with single crochets to add a little texture on the edge lines.

There is one large equilateral triangle in the center, three obtuse triangles around the outside of that, and then six narrow triangles with angles that allow them to create the final dice shape we all love.

D20 Baby Blanket diagram

The “20” on the center triangle is surface stitched on to keep that center piece flat as if the number were painted onto the blanket.

There are a few adjustments that need to made while attaching parts to keep the tips pointed, and if you are not a pro at assembling granny squares, the Premium Pattern may be your best option.

The Premium Pattern contains a BUNCH of photos of how to work the single crochets when attaching the pieces as well as how to evenly create a border around each triangle for easier attachment.

I highly recommend this photo-heavy Premium Pattern. This pattern is much easier to read with a lot of visual references that are too big to post on the blog.

Purchase this pattern as a Premium Pattern! Premium patterns are printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file with extra assembly photos and unlimited one-on-one help from me. This version can be purchased in the Hooked by Kati Shop,  Etsy or Ravelry.  

D20 Baby Blanket

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Easy. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), and increases.  Experience joining blanket square is helpful, but not necessary.

Supplies

Measurements

36” x  36”

Gauge

8 st x 8 rows in sc = 2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Edging of each triangle will have a “point st,” which is the center st if the 3-sc on each tip of the triangle.
  • Side Triangles have a ch-3 at the beginning of each row to compensate for the stretch required in the slope of the triangle.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case pieces require repositioning.

Pattern Stitches

  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Surface st – Surface stitch – With slip knot behind work, insert hook front to back through work, pull up slip knot, insert hook into next stitch of finished work, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook front to back into next st of finished work, pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook.

Instructions

Center Triangle

With MINT, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, turn. (1)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, turn. (2)

Row 3: Ch 1, inc, sc, turn. (3)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc, 2 sc, turn. (4)

Row 5: Ch 1, inc, 3 sc, turn. (5)

Row 6: Ch 1, inc, 4 sc, turn. (6)

Row 7: Ch 1, inc, sc across, turn. (7)

Rows 8-85: Repeat Row 7. Row 85 will have 85 sts, turn.

Do not break yarn.

Edging

Side 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st st, sc across, 3 sc in last st, Side 2: Sc in the end of each row down side of triangle, 3 sc in point of triangle, Side 3: Sc in the end of each row down next side, sl st in first sc to join. (255 plus three point sts) (see Pattern Notes)

Bind off.

Set aside.

Side Triangles

(Make 3)

With MINT, ch 3.

Row 1: Hdc in third ch from hook, turn. (1)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 3 hdc in next st, turn. (3)

Row 3: Ch 3, hdc inc, hdc, hdc inc, turn. (5)

Row 4: Ch 3, hdc inc, 3 hdc, hdc inc, turn. (7)

Row 5: Ch 3, hdc inc, 5 hdc, hdc inc, turn. (9)

Row 6: Ch 3, hdc inc, 7 hdc, hdc inc, turn. (11)

Row 7: Ch 3, hdc inc, 9 hdc, hdc inc, turn. (13)

Rows 8-43: Repeat Row 7. Row 43 will have 85 sts, turn.

Do not break yarn.

Edging

Side 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st st, sc across, 3 sc in last st, Side 2: [2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in end of next row] down the side of triangle, 3 sc in point of triangle, Side 3: [2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in end of next row] down the next side, sl st in first sc to join. (211 + 3 point sts)

Bind off.

Assemble Center and Side Triangles

Hold long edge of Side Triangle to any side of Center Triangle.

With TEAL, working through both layers, sc join in point st (see Special Stitches), sc across, sc in next point st.  Do not break yarn.

Hold long edge of next Side Triangle to next side of Center Triangle.

Working through both layers of Center Triangle and the new Side Triangle, sc in same point st, sc across, sc in next point st.

Do not break yarn.

Hold long edge of next Side Triangle to next side of Center Triangle.

Working through both layers of Center Triangle and the new Side Triangle, sc in same point st, sc across, sc in next point st.

Bind off.

Set aside.

Narrow Triangles

(Make 6)

With MINT, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, turn. (1)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc, turn. (2)

Rows 3-5: Ch 1, 2 sc, turn. (2)

Row 6: Ch 1, inc, sc, turn. (3)

Rows 7-9: Ch 1, 3 sc, turn. (3)

Row 10: Ch 1, inc, 2 sc, turn. (4)

Rows 11-13: Ch 1, 4 sc, turn. (4)

Row 14: Ch 1, inc, 3 sc, turn. (5)

Rows 15-17: Ch 1, 5 sc, turn. (5)

Row 18: Ch 1, inc, 4 sc, turn. (6)

Rows 19-21: Ch 1, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Row 22: Ch 1, inc, 5 sc, turn. (7)

Rows 23-25: Ch 1, 7 sc, turn. (7)

Row 26: Ch 1, inc, 6 sc, turn. (8)

Row 27-29: Ch 1, 8 sc, turn. (8)

Row 30: Ch 1, inc, 7 sc, turn. (9)

Rows 31-33: Ch 1, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 34: Ch 1, inc, 8 sc, turn. (10)

Rows 35-37: Ch 1, 10 sc, turn. (10)

Row 38: Ch 1, inc, 9 sc, turn. (11)

Rows 39-41: Ch 1, 11 sc, turn. (11)

Row 42: Ch 1, inc, 10 sc, turn. (12)

Rows 43-45: Ch 1, 12 sc, turn. (12)

Row 46: Ch 1, inc, 11 sc, turn. (13)

Rows 47-49: Ch 1, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 50: Ch 1, inc, 12 sc, turn. (14)

Rows 51-53: Ch 1, 14 sc, turn. (14)

Row 54: Ch 1, inc, 13 sc, turn. (15)

Rows 55-57: Ch 1, 15 sc, turn. (15)

Row 58: Ch 1, inc, 14 sc, turn. (16)

Rows 59-61: Ch 1, 16 sc, turn. (16)

Row 62: (Short row) Ch 1, inc, 11 sc, leave remaining 4 st unworked, turn. (13)

Row 63: Do not ch, 13 sc, turn. (13)

Row 64: (Short row) Ch 1, 9 sc, leave remaining 4 sts unworked, turn. (9)

Row 65: Do not ch, 9 sc, turn. (9)

Row 66: (Short row) Ch 1, inc, 4 sc, leave remaining  4 sts unworked, turn. (6)

Row 67: Do not ch, 6 sc, turn. (6)

Row 68: Ch 1, working in all unworked sts from short rows, 18 sc, turn. (18)

Do not break yarn.

Edging

Side 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st st, 17 sc , 3 sc in last st, Side 2: Sc in the end of each row down side of triangle, 3 sc in point of triangle, Side 3: Sc in the end of each row down next side, sl st in first sc to join. (152 + 3 point sts)

Bind off.

Assemble Narrow Triangles

Hold 63-st side of Narrow Triangles to exposed side of Side Triangles, with the points of the Narrow Triangle touching peak of the Side Triangles and the short (18-st) end of the Narrow Triangles touching each other.

With wrong sides together, using TEAL, working through both layers, sc join in point st of any Narrow Triangle, sc across, sc in next point st.

Do not break yarn.

Hold edge of next Narrow Triangle to next side of Side Triangle.

*Working through both layers of Side Triangle and the new Narrow Triangle, sc in same point st, sc across, sc in next point st.

Do not break yarn.

Repeat from * with remaining Narrow Triangles.

Bind off.

Attach Short Sides

With TEAL, *Sc join in point st at intersection of Narrow Triangle short side and Side Triangle.

With wrong sides together, working through both layers of short sides of touching Narrow Triangles, sc across, sc in point st.

Bind off.

Repeat from * on other two short Narrow Triangle sides.

Outside Edging

With TEAL, sc join in last st of any short side attachment where it touches the outside edge of the blanket, sc in same st, *sc across to next point, 2 sc in st at tip of next attachment, repeat from * around remaining sides, sl st in first st to join.

Finishing

Using scrap yarn, loosely mark a “20” in the center of the Center Triangle. Surface st (see Special Stitches) along the marked lines, then pull put the scrap yarn when finished.

Weave in all ends.

Block lightly.

D&D D20 Baby Blanket free crochet pattern, Hooked by Kati pin

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