A pink crocheted afghan with yarn and knitting needles.

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Stripes are a wonderful way of decorating baby blankets. They are great for adding color in measured quantities to a project to enliven them without making them garish and gaudy. They are also a  perennial favorite to warm up your mood on a cold evening and decorate with panache. Why not explore some of these patterns to keep yourself and your baby warm, both inside and out?

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Berry and Mesh Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern 

The Berry and Mesh baby blanket has a simply wonderful, delicate texture that is super pleasant to the touch and stripes that gently contrast the main background of the blanket. This is a project that has every chance of becoming an heirloom, passed on to future generations. That aside, it’s also a fun project that won’t be too taxing and will constitute a pleasant diversion from the everyday.

Skills: Easy    Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts

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Seaspray Afghan Free Crochet Pattern 

The Seaspray afghan is a lovely children’s blanket in gentle marine hues that is made using a combination of clusters and chains. It’s a lovely, soft and warm blanket that’s still airy enough for baby not to get too hot. The stripes are reminiscent of lazy waves gently lapping a sun-soaked beach. What could be better for a baby’s afternoon nap?

Skills: Easy    Designer: Crochet Dreamz

Seaspray Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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Adeline Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern 

Well, the adeline soft pastel blanket is certainly as good, with its great combination of colors and textures. This one is also meant for a baby, so it’s warm but not overly heavy. Make one, make both. The young’un will appreciate it a lot… mainly by sleeping and letting you crochet 🙂

Skills: Easy   Designer:  Bright and Scrappy

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Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This blanket is just perfect for preemies, coming in at 20” on a side. However, an amigurumi head it can also be a lovey or a security blanket for a larger little human. It can also be scaled (instructions provided) and has a video tutorial as well. The pattern is a joy to make and a great baby shower prsent. A link the free pattern and video tutorial is at the end of the post.

Skills: Easy      Designer: Tamara Kelly

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. BJ Conner says:

    Please tell me where I can find the Caron Pantone Bamboo yarn inpeachy keen & pastel parchment. I have a new great granddaughter on the way and I really want to make that blanket. I’ve searched the internet for it and can’t find it.
    Thank you!

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