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Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Ideas

While strongly hued crochet projects are fun and interesting, sometimes a gentler palette with a more subtle and subdued gamma is called for. Let’s take a look at one of the crocheters’ favorite categories – easy baby blankies. They are smaller than regular ones, so they are perfect for nurseries, stroller walks, and car seat adventures. These will also be greatly appreciated as a baby shower or housewarming gift for a young family. We know you can be bold and spicy in your crocheting, but you can express your kind and gentle side too. You can be sure that your baby will be cozy and warm. Take a look at our selection of The Best Crochet Blankets For Babies. Links to free patterns are under the pictures.

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Stripes, bobbles, petals, basic crochet stitches – small blankets 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 pattern is very repetitive, but also small enough to not be overwhelming. Your yarn of choice should be soft, smooth, and delicate for the baby’s skin. There are many yarns available that are recommended especially for baby items. Will you go for classic pastel colors, like light blue or pink, or try the palette of bold and juicy ones? It’s all up to you. Once you find the pattern you want to make, the final look is totally in your hands. Choose wisely, but don’t be afraid to experiment!

  • Designed by Andrea Cretu

The Best of Crochet Baby Blankets (10 Free Patterns)

 

Starlight Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Barbara Smith

If you’re up to a This beautiful spring blanket will be perfect in a baby crib or stroller. Its gentle, adorable colors will match and highlight any baby outfit. The blanket is approximately 33.5″ by 27.5″, but you can easily adjust it if a bigger size is needed. What’s more, it’s really easy to customize! Make sure to let me know if you will give this free crochet blanket a go! I’m personally in love with this pattern, so I’ll be making mine this week!

Starlight Baby Blanket

Photos by Barbara Smith / made-in-k-town.com

Find the original free pattern on made-in-k-town.com.

Soft and Snuggly Baby Afghan

  • Designed by Christine Longe

The Soft and Snuggly little afghan is a thick, luxurious blanket or bassinet liner that will warmly wrap up the sprog, but still, be breathable enough to prevent them from overheating. Moreover, the blanket itself 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 / lakeviewcottagekids.com

Find the original free pattern on lakeviewcottagekids.com

 

CJ’S Flower Blanket

  • Designed by Daisy Farm Crafts

Learn how to crochet this gorgeous pattern in the pictures below! This adorable baby blankie balances subtleness and texture. Although similar to the star stitch, it also resembles small flowers, so that’s where the name came from. What’s more, it’s a great baby gift idea! It’s also a neutral baby blanket and it’s perfect for both girls and boys! So if you have a baby shower or birthday coming up, make sure to give this one a go!

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

 

One Skein Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Caron International

Let’s make a new baby blankie! 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. If you want it to be a more cozy blanket, feel free to use chunky yarn, it will feel like a cloud!

One Skein Baby Blanket

Photos by Caron International / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, read more about lower photo project here.

 

Sideways Shell Baby Afghan

  • Designed by Donna Laing

The sideways shell afghan in the pictures below is a fun take on the shell stitch. 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? It will be one in a kind and so unique, you will love how happy it will make the expecting parents!

Sideways Shell Baby Afghan

Photos by Donna Laing / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on projectlinus.com, read more about photo projects here and here.

6-day Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Betty McKnit

I encourage you to use one of the patterns above. Moreover, 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 blankie. Have a look at this marvelous example and make sure to let me know if you like it in the comments below:

Crochet Baby Blanket

Photos by Milly’s Makes / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry. The photos are here.

 

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Alison LoBianco
This beautiful blanket is an example that 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, where “Red heart roll with it tweed” yarn combined with a classic shell-edging blanket pattern results in a balanced but happy and delicate look which, at the same time, is not too sweet.

Photos by Butfirstcrochet / Instagram.com

Find the original free pattern on moderngracedesign.com, the photos are here.

 

Shell Stitch Blanket

  • 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 made using shell stitches, which is absolutely gorgeous and so eye-catching! Play with the colors and create your own, unique version of this timeless pattern!

Shell Stitch Blanket

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com

Bloque Stitch Blanket

  • Designed by Erica Dietz

Bloque Stitch Blanket

Photos by Erica Dietz / 5littlemonsters.com

Find the original free pattern on 5littlemonsters.com.

 

Pillow Soft Blanket 

  • Designed by pattern-paradise

This lovely, interesting structural stitch in three colors looks cute and comfy. And take a look at this beautiful border! I’m simply in love with this pattern and will be giving it a go in the next couple of days! Let me know if you like it!

Pillow Soft Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by pattern-paradise / pattern-paradise.com

Find the original free pattern on pattern-paradise.com.

 

Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket 

  • Designed by yarnspirations

Fluffy shell stitch in virus technique is absolutely 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! And isn’t it the perfect baby shower gift?

Fluffy Meringue Stitch Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

 

Mile a Minute Baby Afghan 

  • Designed by CuddleSoft

This unusual handmade crochet afghan in the pictures below uses stripes of ornamental stitches and has 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! Make this blanket in any color combination you like most! It’s completely up to you, after all, the most important thing is to have fun, right?

Mile a Minute Baby Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by CuddleSoft / CuddleSoft.com

Find the original free pattern on CuddleSoft.com.

 

Summer Stripes Baby Afghan 

  • Designed by lionbrand

How are your crochet projects going? Have room for one or two more? In that case you have to take a look at this light design in the pictures below will be perfect for summertime, thanks to lacy openwork and fine yarn. This crochet blankie will look so sweet in a stroller! What’s more, this blanket is worked using simple stitches, so you will be able to whip it up in just a couple of hours!

Summer Stripes Baby Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by lionbrand / lionbrand.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com.

 

Petal Stitch Baby Blanket

  • Designed by daisyfarmcrafts

I’m simply in love with the petal stitch! It looks really intricate, but in reality, it’s very beginner friendly. Learning this beautiful technique will allow you to use it in other projects as well, like for instance in cushions, sweaters, scarves and so on. It’s totally up to you! So take a look at this pretty and easy baby blankie in the pictures below! You will simply fall in love with easy to crochet pattern!

Petal Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by daisyfarmcrafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

 

Rainbow ‘Spring’ Ruffle Blanket 

  • Designed by dadasplace

Cream ruffles and colorful stripes? Yes, please! It’s a great way to use up leftover yarn ends and create a unique crochet accessory, that is going to be not only the sweetest gift, but also a warm and cozy piece to soothe your baby. And of course, it’s a free baby blankie, so make sure to start this fantastic project as soon as you can!

Rainbow ‘Spring’ Ruffle Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by dadasplace / dadasplace.com

Find the original free pattern on dadasplace.com.

 

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket 

  • Designed by thestitchinmommy

This very simple technique in the pictures is the base of this thick and squishy crochet blankie. If you like soft yarn and eye – catching texture, this free pattern will really be a game changer! Especially if you’ve never tried crochet shells, which this blanket uses! And it’s such an easy blanket as well! So if you’re up to making a simple baby blanket, we’ve got you covered!

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by thestitchinmommy / thestitchinmommy.com

Find the original free pattern on thestitchinmommy.com

 

Tooty Stripey Baby Blanket 

  • Designed by tinasallsorts

This cheerful crochet design in the pictures will look amazing in the nursery, and you won’t be bored doing it! So if you’re looking for a relaxing crochet blankie pattern, this one by Tinasallorts is going to be perfect for you, especially if you’re a fan of stripes on blankies. This crochet blanket pattern is easy and will bring you so much joy and it’s so relaxing to make!

Tooty Stripey Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by tinasallsorts / tinasallsorts.com

Find the original free pattern on tinasallsorts.com.

 

Easy ‘DONE IN A DAY’ Baby Blanket

  • Designed by dabblesandbabbles

Last but not least, an adorable crochet baby blankie that is an amazing quick project for beginners – you can make it in a day! If you’ve already worked with single crochet and double crochet, this one is going to be a piece of cake! It’s a super easy pattern, that you can make with leftovers and any worsted weight yarn or cotton yarn you like.

Easy ‘DONE IN A DAY’ Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Photos by dabblesandbabbles / dabblesandbabbles.com

Find the original free pattern on dabblesandbabbles.com.

 

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2 comments

Donnie 15 July 2021 at 6:56 am

Beautiful! They look so soft and cuddly.

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Donnie 7 August 2021 at 1:30 am

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

Thank you!

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