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40 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Choose the perfect crochet baby blanket pattern that will be treasured for life. Whether your looking for a beginner baby blanket or a stitch challenge that will become a crochet heirloom blanket, with this collection you’ll be sure to find the perfect crochet baby blanket pattern for the new arrival in your life.

40 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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40 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

There really is nothing more special than creating a handmade gift for a new arrival that you know will be treasured for life.

I’m yet to meet someone who hasn’t wanted to stitch up something special and baby blankets tend to be the most commonly made projects for babies.

This pattern round up shares a huge choice of blanket patterns that are either already written for a baby blanket size, or can be made to that baby blanket size.

What is the best size for a baby blanket?

The usual size for a crochet baby blanket is 36″ by 36″ which allows the blanket to be folded for use in the pram. Some people opt to make a slightly larger baby blanket so that it can treasured and used for many years to come.

For more information about what size to make your blanket, click here to see my crochet blanket size chart which include the sizes for use in a crib, and recommended toddler sizes for blankets too.

Note – Crochet blankets, like any other type of bedding, should never be placed in a baby’s sleep environment unsupervised or without proper precautions as they could pose a suffocation risk or increase the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

40 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

What’s the best crochet stitch for a baby blanket?

The half double crochet stitch is the best choice for a quick and easy crochet baby blanket and it will create a no holes baby blanket too – perfect for those tiny fingers exploring the world by touch.

Some people consider the single crochet stitch as the quickest stitch to create a quick crochet baby blanket, but the half double crochet is slightly taller and will work up even quicker than just single crochet.

Whether you choose to create a blanket in either single crochet or half double crochet, both patterns are very simple to create in the size you want:

  • create a chain to a length that is as wide as the blanket you want to create
  • Sc or hdc in the 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across
  • Turn
  • Ch 1 (ch 1 does not count as a stich), sc or hdc in the same stitch as the chain 1 and in each stitch across.
  • Simple repeat the same in each row until you have achieve the height of the blanket you want to create

If you want to create something a little special, read on to find some of the most beautiful crochet blanket patterns available.

How this Crochet Pattern Round Up Works:

Each photo represents a different crochet baby blanket pattern designed by a talented, independent crochet designer. 

These designs are available to view for free on the designers website or you can purchase as a printable pdf pattern, the designer’s website will direct you to where you can purchase if required.

There will be a button which will take you directly to either to the designers blog or to their pattern shop, so no faffing around trying to find the right link!

So, get scrolling to get stitching and find the pattern you want to use create the perfect crochet baby blanket.

Garden Fence Crochet Blanket Pattern

by Briana K Designs

Blankets aren’t often a crochet item thought about during the summer months. 

However, the Garden Fence Free Crochet Blanket uses the perfect yarn for a summer evening or baby blanket.

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Sea Ripple Baby Blanket

by Blue Star Crochet

The pattern uses half double and double crochet stitch to create a gentle ripple.

The blanket is then finished off with a round of reverse single crochet or crab stitch.

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Hexagon Gems Baby Blanket

by Hooked for Life Publishing

In this free hexagon crochet baby blanket pattern, you’ll find that it’s fun to whip up these soft cotton hexagons in bright colors. 

The project is perfectly portable until it’s time for assembly. 

Use the jewel tone colors we selected or pick the colors that best suit the recipient’s nursery style.

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Mandala Waves Baby Blanket

by Make it Crochet

This wavy lace Mandala Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is made with a perfectly matched color gradient from Lion Brand. 

The unique and eye-catching texture will make it an easy favorite for your next baby shower.
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Nobody Puts Granny in the Corner

by Cosy Rosie UK

This blanket combine the Granny stitch and the corner to corner technique to create a stripy blanket to be proud of.

Grab your chunky weight, self-striping yarn and get stitching today. 

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Butterfly Stitch Crochet Blanket

by Made by Gootie

The stitch in this butterflies baby blanket crochet pattern made me think of little butterflies that are flattering over the blanket.

To create this butterfly crochet stitch we are using a puff crossed stitch. The puff stitch helps make the “butterfly” more noticeable in comparing to working just a crossed double crochet stitch.

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Pique-A-Boo Blanket

by Heart Hook Home

This blanket uses worsted (aran) weight yarn and with 4 different colours it creates a stunning colour effect. 

You’ll master the pique stitch as you make this blanket pattern too. Make this blanket 

V with a Twist

by Regina P Degsigns

Create a stunning blanket with a simple stitch repeat. 

This variation on the V-stitch creates a textured blanket in next to no time. 

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Moon and Stars Baby Blanket

by Nanas Crafty Home

I love the large stars featured in the blanket – and check out that edging!

The Moon & Stars Baby Blanket is a fun and easy square baby blanket that can be easily customized.

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Cosy Ripples Baby Blanket

by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

The Cozy Ripples baby blanket crochet pattern is absolutely gorgeous and works up quickly! 

There are also left and right handed video tutorials to help you if you are a beginner crocheter.

The free pattern for this one is below and is written for 2 sizes – preemie and baby.

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Abrielle Baby Blanket

by A Crocheted Simplicity

Combine this simple knit-look stitch to create a beautifly textured blanket. 

The solid colour stripes make the texture stand out even more. 

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Heavenly Hugs Baby Blanket

by Elimee Designs

This is a single size baby blanket pattern – the final size can be altered by adjusting the weight of your yarn, the size of the hook used or the depth of your border. 

The blanket photographed above with the golden border is 84x88cm.

All profits from the sale of this pattern are being donated to Sands Charity (UK).

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Continuous Granny Square Blanket

by Jo to the World

There are lots of variations of how to crochet a continuous granny square blanket and everyone makes them a little differently.

In this tutorial, you will learn how make an infinity granny square blanket and how to add a border with lovely little shells, which really completes the look.

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Bumble Bee Baby Blanket

by Raffmusa Designs

Get everyone in the hive talking about your crochet skills when you gift your version of this cute Bumble Bee Blanket.

Granny square are always a great choice to make a blanket as you can mix up your colours and customise it for the baby.

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Bobble Stripes Blanket

by You Should Crochet

This blanket features stripes of alternating bobbles in blue and purple, separated by a rows of half double crochet in a classic medium grey.
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Sarah Blanket

by Two Brothers Blankets

The Sarah Blanket is a beautiful, vintage style crochet baby blanket that uses a simple stitch combination to create a stunning result!

This gorgeous crochet blanket makes a wonderful gift for a new mom and baby, but can also be made in any other size!

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Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket

by Kathy’s Cozies

This is a fairly simple pattern. Beginners with understanding of working in the round and basic stitches such as SC, DC and CH should have no problem with these!

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Bubblegum Kisses Baby Blanket

by A Crocheted Simplicity

Bubblegum Kisses Baby Blanket a perfectly modern crochet baby blanket to gift to your favorite tiny human.

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Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

by Simply Melanie Jane

Create a textured baby blanket using the tiny puff stitch and be in awe of how cute it turns out.

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Wattle Stitch Baby Blanket

by Made by Gootie

Sometimes all you just want an easy stitch pattern with a 1 row repeat. 

It means you can just keep stitching without thinking too much!

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Crochet Star Baby Blanket

by Jo to the World

This free and easy Crochet Star Blanket Pattern makes a unique crochet baby blanket that is 100% customizable so you can use any color(s) and make it in any size.

Since you can use any color(s), it’s a perfect gender-neutral baby shower gift or to make for a baby boy or baby girl.

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Color Salad Baby blanket

by Raffmusa Designs

The Color Salad Baby Blanket is a fun and easy granny square blanket with a soft, solid fabric. This free crochet pattern comes in two sizes for the stroller and the crib.

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Henry Baby Blanket

by You Should Craft

The Henry Blanket is an easy, chunky baby blanket crochet pattern made with Bernat Blanket O’Go or three colors of super bulky blanket yarn. 

Free pattern includes eight sizes. It’s great for beginners or crocheters who appreciate meditative patterns.

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Colour Block Blanket Pattern

by Remmington Lane 

This baby blanket is something that can grow with kids and is large enough to snuggle with for many, many years.

You can use any kind of super bulky yarn that you like, but try and find something that is machine washable.

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Oh So Soft Blanket

by Carroway Crochet

This beautiful blanket is a beginner friendly baby blanket which uses the V-stitch.

You can use any super bulky (size 6) yarn to create this blanket.

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Pipers Blankie Baby Blanket

by Juniper & Oakes

Created with inspiration from the birth of her daugher Piper, this velvet blanket is the most luxe baby blanket I’ve seen.
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Through the Window Afghan

by Eye Love Knots

This is a free crochet pattern and video tutorial showing how to crochet the Through the Window Afghan.

It’s a  a fun project that uses the inset mosaic crochet technique which uses single crochet stitches, chains and easy double crochets.

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C2C Baby Blanket

by Loveable Loops

This soft and snuggly baby blanket pattern uses the C2C crochet technique.

Combine this with a self-striping yarn and you’ll have a stunning blanket in no time at all. 

Make this blanket 

Sweet Stars Baby Blanket

by Green Fox Farm Designs

Create this textured blanket using the free to view pattern on the designers website. 

Pick your favourite colour and get stitching.

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All Bobbled Up Blanket

by Knitter Knotter

This other velvet blanket features the bobble stitch for a super textured finish that is snuggly too!

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Double Waffle Stitch Blanket

by My Crochet Space

This blanket works up quickly using double crochets as the main stitch.

The double waffle stitch is reversible so looks exactly the same on both sides, as opposed to the regular waffle stitch, where the two sides look different.

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Woven Baby Blanket

by Blue Star Crochet

This woven crochet baby blanket would be a great stashbusting project to use up even the tiniest of scraps as long as they are at least 1 meter long.

Can you imagine the colour choices? You can use completely random colours, rainbow or ombre!

Make this blanket 

Daisy Blanket

by A Crafty Concept

Follow this free crochet pattern to learn how to crochet an adorable daisy granny square blanket. 

A perfect crochet blanket for spring.

Make this blanket 

Alpine Stitch Crochet Blanket

by Brianna K Designs

The alpine stitch brings a terrific stitch definition to a crochet blanket and is easy to learn.

It also works quickly, making it a great crochet pattern for those who want to crochet a blanket in no time!

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Get in Line Granny Afghan

by A Crocheted Simplicity 

Create this granny square with a difference.

The addition of an extra stitch creates a more textured look, perfect for those quick and easy blankets. 

Make this blanket 

Dragon Scales Baby

by Make it Crochet

This Dragon Scales Baby Blanket is an incredibly textured, afghan which is made in a combination of regular crochet and Tunisian crochet. 

Similar to Crochet Entrelac, this baby afghan is made in a unique, continuous mitered square repeat.

Make this blanket 

Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

by Jo to the World

This Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern  creates a truly beautiful, elegant and special blanket.

You’ll find the written instructions and a full video tutorial!

Make this blanket 

Compostela Blanket Pattern

by Knitting with Chopsticks

The Compostela Blanket is not just a baby blanket crochet pattern; The pattern comes in 5 sizes: lovey, baby, receiving, throw, and king. 

Simply select more adult inspired colors for a gorgeous throw or bedspread.

Make this blanket 

JJ’s Blankie – Baby Blanket

by Juniper & Oakes

This worsted weight yarn blanket is super quishy and perfect for those colder days. 

It uses a cluster stitch and features a shell stitch border too!

Make this blanket 

I want to extend my thanks to all of the designers who allowed me to include their beautiful designs in this round up of crochet baby blankets – I can’t wait to get started on my next baby blanket; there really is no better gift than a handmade blanket.

40 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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