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

Crochet baby blankets are smaller than regular ones, so they are perfect for baby’s nursery. Snuggly baby blankets will be appreciated as a great baby shower gift for a baby girl or a baby boy.

Our beginner 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 crochet, half double crochet stitches or double crochet stitches.

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Cute Crochet Baby Blankets

Snuggly baby blanket patterns require bigger yarn weight. You can try yarns worsted yarns like Bernat baby velvet or Bernat baby blanket yarn. You will be amazed how they works up quickly.  See examples of projects here: 25 Best Bernat Blanket Yarn 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. The crochet stitch pattern is very repetitive, but also baby blanket is small enough to not be overwhelming. Crochet baby blankets should be a fun adventure!

Free Crochet Patterns For Baby Blankets

1. Starlight Baby Blanket

  • 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.

A colorful crochet baby blanket patterns starlight design with a tutorial displayed in both text and diagram form.

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

Find this pattern on made-in-k-town.com.

2. Tiramisu Baby Blanket

Next, here is another take on the baby blanket with a ribbon border. Indeed, this is a classic, in traditional colors and with a vintage, gentle texture.

Handmade crochet baby blanket pattern with ribbon

The full article about this pattern is here:

Tiramisu Baby Blanket

more info here.

3. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

  • Designed by Amy Ramnarine

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.

Handmade crochet baby blanket patterns in a shell-stitch design, featuring green and white colors.

Photos by SassyGinger

Find this pattern on thestitchinmommy.com

4. Heart Bobble Blanket

Next, this popcorn blanket in soft shades of pink is totally adorable if shades of pink are what you are after.

Handmade pink crochet baby blanket with heart bobble pattern next to crafting supplies and a cup of tea.

The original pattern is available at Ravelry:

Popcorn Heart Blanket

more info about project photographed here.

5. Beautiful Shell Blanket

Here is a lovely, ocean-inspired blanket to help us reminisce of summer beach holidays.

A handmade crochet baby blanket featuring a shell stitch pattern in two shades of blue, accompanied by a skein of yarn and a label indicating free crochet baby blanket patterns.

The full article about the pattern is available on Ravelry. More info about project photographed here.

6. Beautiful Shell Blanket

Here is a beautiful blanket that presents gentle color transitions. The shell motif is used in a small squares joined together.

Handcrafted crochet shell blanket with free crochet baby blanket patterns, featuring detailed design and teal accents.

The full article about the pattern is available on Ravelry. More info about

frank.and.rosie’s project photographed here.

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7. 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 / ravelry.com

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

8. Dragonfly Baby Blanket

This delicate blanket with dragonflies motif will be a perfect gift for a baby shower or a good summer project.

Skills: Easy   Designer : Janaya Chouinard

Handmade crochet baby blanket patterns free dragonfly baby blanket with a free pattern provided.

Go to the pattern:

Dragonfly Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

9. 6-day Baby Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Betty McKnit

You can make most of this pattern using bright hues of a baby wool. What’s more, the blanket size is perfect to make the ideal stroller blanket.

ripple baby blanket patterns

Photos by Milly’s Makes / instagram.com

Find this pattern on Ravelry. The photos are here.

10. 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 / Instagram.com

Find this pattern on moderngracedesign.com, the photos are here.

11. Shell Stitch Blanket Pattern

  • Designed by Daisy Farm Crafts

If you prefer a plain blanket, a shell stitch blankie in light pink, white, or off-white is 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 / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find this pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com

12. 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 / 5littlemonsters.com

Find this pattern on 5littlemonsters.com.

13. 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 / pattern-paradise.com

Find this pattern on pattern-paradise.com.

14. 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 / ravelry.com

Find this pattern on yarnspirations.com.

15. Mile a Minute Baby Afghan

  • Designed by CuddleSoft

This unusual handmade crochet afghan 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 / CuddleSoft.com

Find this pattern on CuddleSoft.com.

16. 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 / lionbrand.com

Find this pattern on lionbrand.com.

17. 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 like cushions, sweaters, and scarves.

Petal Stitch baby blanket crochet pattern

Photos by Daisy Farm Crafts / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find this pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com.

18. 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 / dadasplace.com

Find this pattern on dadasplace.com.

19. 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 / daisyfarmcrafts.com

Find this pattern on daisyfarmcrafts.com

20. 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. Because this crochet baby blanket uses basic stitches in clever combinations, you can use any yarn weight.

Tooty Stripey baby blanket crochet

Photos by tinasallsorts / tinasallsorts.com

Find this pattern on tinasallsorts.com.

21. 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 / dabblesandbabbles.com

Find this pattern on dabblesandbabbles.com.

22. 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

Find this pattern on patternsforcrochet.co.uk.

23. 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 ravelry.com, or read more about this version on ravelry.com.

24. Baby Crib Blanket

The Baby Crib blanket is a beautiful, gently textured blanket with a lovely ribbon border.

Skills: Easy          Designer:  Crochet ‘n’ Create

easy crochet baby blanket with pink trim and a ribbon

Find this pattern on patternsforcrochet.co.uk, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

25. (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

Find this pattern on leeleeknits.com.

26. 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

yarn texture in pastel colors

Find this pattern on crochetdreamz.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

27. 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

Find this pattern on youtube.com.

28. 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

A colorful pastel yarn texture

Find this pattern on crochetleaf.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

29. 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 ravelry.com, or read more about this version on ravelry.com.

30. 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

Find this pattern on littlemonkeyscrochet.com.

31. 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

Find this pattern on ravelry.com.

32. Cozy Stripe Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Next, here is a very delicate version of Cozy Stripe Blanket. Limiting hues to only 3 colors is a smart way to perfectly match a blanket with your interiors.

Designer:   Lucy of Attic24

cozy stripe blanket

The full article about this pattern is here:

More info about Millysmakes’ photos on Instagram.

33. 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 / ravelry.com

This pattern is available on  Ravelry.

34. 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.

Soft and Snuggly Blanket

Photos by Christine Longe / lakeviewcottagekids.com

The free version of this pattern is not longer available. You can purchase it on ravelry.com, or see the sample video on youtube.com.

35. Baby Delight Blanket – no longer available

This is a sweet, lacy baby cover that will be the highlight of a bassinet.

Skills: Intermediate Designer: Mary Maxim

Baby Delight Blanket

This pattern was on ravelry.com, 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 square, 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 ones are for newborns and preemies, and bigger ones will foreseen 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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