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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.

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. A link to the free patterns is under the photos.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Crochet ‘n’ Create

Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern: Baby Blanket – Pram Cover

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket 

This is a beautiful and classic example of how the shell 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. Also, the lovely texture will give little fingers lots of area to explore. And lastly, the 32 by 32 size is perfect for wrapping the littlest ones, or using this as a bassinet cover.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Amy Ramnarine

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

Go to the pattern: Shell Stitch Baby Blanket. More info about this project >here<.

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. This blanket will not only be a very useful baby accessory, but a treasured memory later in life. A link to the free patterns is under the photos.

Skills: Easy          Designer:  Crochet ‘n’ Create

Go to the pattern: Crib Baby Blanket. More info about this project >here<.

(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 trips. In this pattern an extremely soft merino/acrylic blend were used to make it soft for a very sensitive baby’s skin. A link to the free pattern is below.

Skills: EasyDesigner: Leelee Knits

Pattern: (Winter) Baby Blanket

Coral Reef Blanket

Remarkable stitching technique and 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! The link to the free pattern is under the photo.

Skills: Beginner Designer: CrochetDreamz

Coral Reef Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern: Coral Reef Blanket. More info here.

 

Easy Baby Blanket Throw Free Crochet Tutorial

This pattern is very simple and elegant. Five fruity colors will match with all the baby outfits you can think of. The blanket grows very quickly as the video tutorial is so easy to follow. You can use these instructions not only for baby blankets. They will work for dishcloths, washcloths, bedspreads or cozies as well. The link to the free tutorial is under the photo.

Skills: Beginner Designer: LovinglyNie

Easy Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
source: LovinglyNie Etsy Shop

Go to the video tutorial: Easy Baby Blanket

 

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. The finished size is 21” wide and 27” long, but you can make this blanket in any size you want. The instructions are included in the pattern. The link to the free pattern is under the photo.

Skills: Easy Designer: Claire from Crochet Leaf

Easy Baby Blanket 2 Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern: Easy Baby Blanket. More info here.

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. Therefor, they give this afghan some heft and warmth, while still keeping it airy and light.

Skills:  Easy        Designer:  Anastacia Zittel

Ocean Tranquility Afghan

The full article about this pattern is here: Ocean Tranquility Afghan. More info about photo project >here<.

 

The Midwife Blanket

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

SkillsEasy        Designer: Rebecca Langford

The Midwife Blanket

The full article about this pattern is here: The Midwife Blanket

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! The other thing you will have to choose is the color palette that will look beautiful in your nursery. This project is such an amazing challenge! The link to the free pattern is under the photo.

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Iman van der Kraan

Mareya Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about the pattern and the photos: Mareya Baby Blanket

 

Baby Delight Blanket

This is a sweet, lacy baby cover that will be the highlight of a baby’s room or the crowning touch of a bassinet. Beware, that this is not the easiest of patterns, but it will be a rewarding project for a more advanced crocheter and a rite-of-passage challenge a beginner. Of course, it can be made in any hue to meet the needs of the baby and moms’ tastes. The link to the free pattern is under the photo.

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Mary Maxim

Baby Delight Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about the pattern and the photos: Baby Delight Blanket

FAQ

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

Many crocheters choose acrylic yarns for their blankets, because they are much cheaper than wools 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 too scratchy for delicate baby skin.

Are these beginner crochet baby blanket patterns?

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

How to decorate simple crochet baby blankets?

The easiest way is to choose a decorative edging, embroider something, or add an applique!

 

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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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