Crocheted baby afghans and blankets in a variety of colors and patterns.

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Ever wanted to crochet a baby blanket? Try these baby blanket crochet patterns.

Crochet baby blankets are smaller than regular ones, so they are perfect for baby’s nursery, both for new baby girls and baby boys. Snuggly baby blankets will also be appreciated as a great baby shower gift for a young family.

Our crochet baby blanket patterns collection is what you need to make your own unique crochet projects. To start, choose a crochet blanket with a simple stitch pattern and inspiring colorway. Calculate how many skeins you need and don’t forget to make a gauge swatch.

Beginner crocheters should check how many chains to start with, even if the pattern uses only single, half double crochet stitches or double crochet stitches.

Cute Crochet Baby Blankets

Snuggly baby blanket patterns require bigger yarn weight, so try yarns like Bernat baby velvet or Bernat baby blanket yarn.

Take a look at our selection of crochet baby blanket patterns and try one of them to make perfect baby blankets. Links to free patterns are below the pictures.

You may also like these crochet baby blanket patterns:

Stripes, bobbles, petals, or basic crochet stitches – a smaller crochet baby blanket can feature all the techniques you can think of. Making one is a great way for a beginner to hone their crocheting skills, once the crochet stitch pattern is very repetitive, but also small enough to not be overwhelming. Crochet baby blankets should be a fun adventure!

The Best of Crochet Baby Blankets (10 Patterns)

Free Crochet Patterns For Baby Blankets

1. Starlight Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

  • Designed by Barbara Smith

If you want to crochet a baby blanket, take a look below. This beautiful spring blanket will be perfect in a baby crib or stroller. Its gentle, adorable colors will match and highlight any baby outfit.

Starlight Baby Blanket

Photos by Barbara Smith /

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2. Soft and Snuggly Baby Afghan – no longer available

  • Designed by Christine Longe

This blanket is simply beautiful with its variegated surface and soft yarn that gives it an air of gentleness and warmth – the essential qualities of a blanket for babies.

Soft and Snuggly Blanket

Photos by Christine Longe /

This pattern was available on, but it’s no longer there. You can purchase it on, or see the sample video on

3. CJ’S Flower Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Daisy Farm Crafts

Learn how to crochet this gorgeous pattern! This adorable baby blanket balances subtleness and texture. Although similar to the star stitch, it also resembles small flowers, so that’s where the name came from.

finished blanket in white with ruffle edging

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts /

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4. One Skein Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

  • Designed by Caron International

This adorable crochet baby blanket below is another classic and is also a very cost-effective accessory you can make in a short time. Just like it says on the box, it uses a single skein and a simple repeating pattern to quickly work up this delightful blanket.

One Skein Baby Blanket

Photos by Caron International /

Find this pattern on, or read more about it here.

5. Sideways Shell Baby Afghan

  • Designed by Donna Laing

The sideways shell afghan is a fun take on a classic pattern. Indeed, one of its most striking features is its unusual, almost mosaic-like texture. When combined with the right choice of colors, it truly is a unique landscape. What’s more, this gorgeous blanket will make such a lovely baby shower gift, don’t you think?

warm baby blanket - Sideways Shell Baby Afghan

Photos by Donna Laing /

This pattern is available on Read more about photo projects here and here.

6. 6-day Baby Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Betty McKnit

You can make most of the patterns in bright hues with baby wool to meet your requirements for a very elegant, soft, and delicate blanket. What’s more, the blanket size is perfect to make the ideal stroller blanket.

ripple baby blanket patterns

Photos by Milly’s Makes /

Find this pattern on Ravelry. The photos are here.

7. Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Alison LoBianco

This beautiful blanket is an example of how plain patterns made with textured stitches will gain a whole new look with delicately shaded yarn. Below is a blanket made by Butfirstcrochet on Instagram. “Red heart roll with it tweed” yarn combined with a classic shell-edging blanket pattern results in a balanced but delicate look that is not too sweet.

free crochet baby blanket in pastel rainbow colors

Photos by Butfirstcrochet /

Find this pattern on, the photos are here.

8. Shell Stitch Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Daisy Farm Crafts

If you prefer a plain blanket instead then smoky hues, a shell stitch blankie in light pink, white, or off-white is always a good idea. This free baby blanket is absolutely gorgeous and so eye-catching! Play with the colors and create your own, unique version of this timeless pattern!

free crochet baby blanket

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts /

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9. Bloque Stitch Blanket

  • Designed by Erica Dietz

The Bloque Stitch Blankie is made using the eponymous technique. A video tutorial is included on the pattern page, so be sure to give it a go. It creates a nice, thick, solid fabric without any holes that are perfect for cooler weather. The finished blanket will be a timeless piece that can be passed from generation to generation!

free crochet baby blanket in Bloque Stitch

Photos by Erica Dietz /

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10. Pillow Soft Blanket

  • Designed by pattern-paradise

This interesting structural stitch looks like a bean stitch worked sideways. Take a look at this beautiful border – isn’t moss stitch the best crochet stitch? This unique free crochet baby blanket pattern makes the granny stitch look really boring.

Pillow Soft baby blanket pattern

Photos by pattern-paradise /

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11. Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket

  • Designed by Yarnspirations

The fluffy blanket stitch worked in the virus technique is stunning. If you have not used it yet, make sure to give this crochet stitch a go! Try using different colors for each row or use ombre yarn. This crochet blankie pattern is also going to be the sweetest gift for a baby.

Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket

Photos by yarnspirations /

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12. Mile a Minute Baby Afghan

  • Designed by CuddleSoft

This unusual handmade crochet afghan in the pictures below uses stripes of ornamental stitches and has a lovely scalloped edge. It’s so eye-catching, isn’t it? This blanket crochet pattern is surely going to make the nursery look so much more cozy.

Mile a Minute Baby Afghan crochet baby blankets

Photos by CuddleSoft /

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13. Summer Stripes Baby Afghan

  • Designed by Lion Brand

How are your crochet blanket patterns going? Have a room for one or two more? If so, you have to take a look at this light design that will be perfect for summertime. Thanks to lacy openwork and fine yarn, this beautiful crochet blanket will look so sweet in a stroller!

Summer Stripes Baby Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by lionbrand /

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14. Petal Stitch Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Daisy Farm Crafts

I’m simply in love with the petal stitch! It looks really intricate, but in reality, this crochet blanket pattern is very beginner friendly. Learning this beautiful technique will allow you to use it in other projects as well, like cushions, sweaters, and scarves – depending on the yarn weight you choose.

Petal Stitch baby blanket crochet pattern

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts /

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15. Rainbow ‘Spring’ Ruffle Blanket

  • Designed by Dada’s Place

Have you ever seen crochet blanket patterns with cream ruffles and colorful stripes? It’s a great way to use up leftovers of any yarn weight and create a unique crochet accessory. Not only will it be the sweetest baby gift ever but also a cozy piece to soothe your baby.

Rainbow ‘Spring’ Ruffle baby blanket crochet

Photos by Dada’s Place /

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16. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

  • Designed by The Stitchin’ Mommy

Many crochet baby blanket patterns are based on simple techniques, and this free pattern is one of the cutest. If you like soft yarn and eye-catching texture, this easy pattern will really be a game-changer! Use this free pattern to make the perfect gift.

baby blanket crochet

Photos by thestitchinmommy /

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17. Tooty Stripey Baby Blanket

  • Designed by tinasallsorts

This cheerful crochet design will look amazing in the nursery, and you won’t be bored doing it! So if you’re browsing easy crochet blankets, this one by Tinasallorts is going to be perfect for you. You can use any yarn weight, because this crochet baby blanket uses basic stitches in clever combinations – it is enough to make a perfect gift.


Tooty Stripey baby blanket crochet

Photos by tinasallsorts /

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18. Easy ‘DONE IN A DAY’ Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Dabbles and Babbles

I love it when crochet baby blanket patterns are quick projects for beginners – you can make it in a day! If you’ve already worked with single crochet and double crochet stitch, this v-stitch is going to be a piece of cake!

Easy ‘DONE IN A DAY’ baby blanket crochet

Photos by dabblesandbabbles /

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19. Baby Blanket

Here is another lovely project. This one uses a number of stitches to achieve a similar effect but with a very different edge. This too will be a cherished and much-loved baby cover.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Crochet ‘n’ Create

crocheted baby blanket

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20. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

This is a beautiful and classic example of how a crochet stitch can be used to build a baby blanket. It’s dense enough to be warm, but not so heavy as to make the baby overheat: the two essentials of baby blankets.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Amy Ramnarine

Baby Blanket

Find this pattern on, or read more about this version on

21. Baby Crib Blanket

The Baby Crib blanket is a gently-hued, lightly stitched blanket that harkens back to those used by our parents on us, and will keep the chill off your baby while still leaving lots of air to breathe. It’s beautiful, gently textured blanket with a lovely drape and an adorable interwoven ribbon border.

Skills: Easy          Designer:  Crochet ‘n’ Create

easy crochet baby blanket with pink trim and a ribbon

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22. (Winter) Baby Blanket

If you are looking for a warm and cozy winter baby blanket here it is. Made from a bulky weight yarn in one color will be not only cozy and warm but also quick. Winter Baby Blanket will be perfect as a stroller cover during a winter trip.

Skills: Easy     Designer: Leelee Knits

grey blanket

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23. Coral Reef Blanket

Remarkable stitching technique and a genius combination of colors. These are the things that make this baby blanket so out-of-this-world adorable. I could go on and tell you how soft it must feel made with quality yarn but I bet you are already imagining it!

Skills: Beginner Designer: CrochetDreamz

Coral Reef Blanket

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24. Easy Baby Blanket Throw Free Crochet Tutorial

This easy crochet baby blanket pattern is very simple and elegant. Five fruity colors will match all the baby outfits you can think of. The blanket grows very quickly as the video tutorial is so easy to follow.

Skills: Beginner Designer: LovinglyNie

easy baby blanket crochet patterns

source: LovinglyNie Etsy Shop

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25. Easy Baby Blanket

This easy and quick blanket is a marvelous project for beginners. Fluffy and soft, it will make your baby feel so comfy – just choose a nice color palette.

Skills: Easy Designer: Claire from Crochet Leaf

Easy Baby Blanket 2

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26. Ocean Tranquility Afghan

This easy lace baby blanket is a beautiful example of how lacy crocheting does not have to mean “stringy”. These voids are interspersed with broader bands.

Skills:  Easy        Designer:  Anastacia Zittel

Ocean Tranquility Afghan

Find this pattern on, or read more about this version on

27. The Midwife Blanket

If we were to say what kinds of filet projects are the most popular, we would definitely point to blankets, baby blankets, and throws. This technique creates a texture that is lightweight but still keeps us warm.

SkillsEasy        Designer: Rebecca Langford

The Midwife Blanket

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28. Mareya Baby Blanket

This pattern is available as a classic written pattern and as a video tutorial. You can choose the method of learning that suits your needs!

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Iman van der Kraan

Mareya Baby Blanket

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29. Baby Delight Blanket – no longer available

This is a sweet, lacy baby cover that will be the highlight of a new baby girl’s room or the crowning touch of a bassinet.

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Mary Maxim

Baby Delight Blanket

This pattern was on, but it’s no longer available online.


What yarn will be the best for baby blanket crochet patterns?

Many crocheters choose acrylic yarns for their blankets because they are much cheaper than wool and you can wash them in the washing machine. If you go for natural yarns, however, make sure to check on the label if it’s suitable for babies.

Many of the yarns are treated with chemicals or are too scratchy for delicate baby skin. If you like volume, choose chunky yarn, but thinner yarn like worsted-weight yarn will be better for most projects.

Remember that crochet blanket patterns always say what yarn weight is the best for this particular stitch pattern.

Whether it’s double crochet, granny stitch, moss stitch, or single crochet stitches, the baby blanket crochet pattern will tell you what gauge to aim for.

Are these beginner baby blanket crochet patterns?

Yes! Whether we are talking about simple lacy shells or a classic 6-Day Kid Baby Blanket, all of these patterns are easy enough for beginners.

What baby blanket sizes are there?

There are various crochet baby blanket sizes – the smallest for newborns and preemies, and bigger ones for stroller walks with toddlers. The perfect blanket size is important, so be sure to think about it before making the perfect gift for a new baby girl.

You can control the size by changing the number of chain stitches at the beginning of the work or choosing a smaller yarn weight for your crochet stitch.

You can easily customize crochet baby blanket patterns, especially if they use basic stitches such as double crochet stitch.

Explore more patterns and ideas for free crochet baby blankets on our Facebook and our Facebook group!

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  1. Beautiful! They look so soft and cuddly.

  2. These are precious designs, it’s hard to decide which one I like the most.

    Thank you!

  3. I looked through these patterns there are some really cute ones. I would love to get the patter for #1 and #11 but can’t find them.

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