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30+ Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for girls and boys

There’s something truly special about crafting a handmade blanket for a precious little one, and I’m excited to share these free crochet patterns for baby blankets that will keep your baby warm and cozy.

In this collection, you’ll discover a wide choice of crochet designs which I’ve carefully selected for different tastes and skill levels.

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or a beginner, you’ll find a pattern here for you. From classic and timeless blanket designs to whimsical and modern motifs, I’ve gathered a variety of free patterns to suit every style.

montage of four photos showing different baby crochet blankets

Baby afghans make great first crochet projects. Smaller in size compared to adult-sized blankets, baby afghans require less time, yarn, and effort to complete. If you’re a beginner, these projects are more manageable, especially if you don’t feel ready to commit to a larger project right away! I’ve got you covered with easy crochet baby blanket patterns.

Teddy bear sat on a baby afghan crocheted in white
Spiked Bobble Baby Afghan

If you’ve been crocheting for some time, you’ll find a project here to suit you too. If you have a yarn stash, a baby afghan is a great way to use up leftover yarn from previous projects. Mixing and matching colours and yarn types can result in a beautiful and eclectic piece.

As an experienced crocheter, you can complete a baby afghan relatively quickly, ideal for creating thoughtful and handmade gifts when you’re short on time, such as for baby showers or last-minute presents!

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Table Of Contents
  1. How to Crochet a Baby Blanket
  2. Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
  3. Crochet Baby Blankets Free Patterns
  4. Related Crochet Blanket Patterns
  5. Crochet Baby Blanket Frequently Asked Questions

I remember so clearly my favourite blanket from childhood.  Crocheted by my mum, I took it with me everywhere.  She had to snaffle it away to wash it because I wasn’t giving it up easily!  When I was older and my blanket was really tatty, I hid it away because I wouldn’t let her throw it away.  I remember how it felt against my skin and the comfort it gave me.  It’s a wonderful memory and one I cherish. Maybe you have a similar memory too.

I’ve crocheted blankets for my son (now in his late 20’s) at his request.

He loves the latest blanket I designed for him, the Noughts and Crosses blanket. He says he’ll treasure it for ever.

crocheted blanket in mosaic and Alpine stitch using colours green, orange, grey and oatmeal

There’s something magical about gifting handmade isn’t there!

How to Crochet a Baby Blanket

Want to design your own baby afghan crochet pattern?

Follow these 6 easy steps:

StepDescription
1Choose the size of your crochet baby blanket (use the information in the FAQs to help you)
2Choose your crochet stitch. The easiest to use is either double crochet (US single crochet) or treble crochet (US double crochet). You can be adventurous and try different stitches too!
3Choose your yarn and corresponding crochet hook size.
4Crochet a swatch at least 12.5cm/5” square. A swatch is a square piece of crocheted fabric that uses the yarn and stitch you’ve chosen. You will use your swatch to work out how many chains you need to make a baby blanket and how many rows you’ll need too.
5Use your swatch to work out the maths. Find the width by using the formula (stitches per 10cm) x (width divided by 10cm) = number of stitches. Example: you have 12 stitches per 10cm and the finished size width of your blanket is 80cm. Divide 80cm by 10cm (which = 8). 12 x 8 = 96 stitches for the width. So you’ll need to chain 96 stitches to start your baby blanket. Repeat the above for the height.
6Decide if you’re going to crochet a border. If you need inspiration, here’s some fab crochet borders and edgings.

That’s it!  You’re all set to crochet your first baby blanket.

Crocheted Baby Afghan with a bunny peeking over the bottom
Bunny Peek-a-Boo Blanket

If you’re short on time and just want a crochet project to go, have you considered a crochet baby blanket kit? You’ll get all the yarn as well as a pattern, saving you time AND money.

Before we move on to the patterns, I wanted to mention the safety of lacy blankets for babies.  I have heard stories about babies getting their fingers and toes caught in the holes of a lacy pattern but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a lacy crochet baby blanket.

As babies grow, their risk of getting caught in the blanket decreases. Lacy blankets may be more suitable for older infants who have better motor control and are less likely to accidentally pull on the blanket’s stitches.

Ultimately, the choice of a lacy blanket for a baby depends on your comfort level and how you choose to use the blanket.

Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

In these free baby blanket crochet patterns you’ll find different design elements:

I haven’t included Tunisian crochet in this collection. If you’re looking for a new challenge, have a browse through these Tunisian crochet blanket patterns where you’ll find six baby blankets to choose from.

There’s also a variety of crochet stitches in these baby blanket patterns:

  • Double Crochet / US Single Crochet
  • Treble Crochet / US Double Crochet
  • Half Treble Crochet / US Half Double Crochet
  • Crossed Treble / US Crossed Double
  • V-Stitch
  • Mini Bean Stitch
  • Griddle Stitch
  • Bobble Stitch
  • Puff Stitch
  • Ripple Stitch
  • Granny Stitch
  • Moss Stitch
  • Blossom Stitch
  • Cable Stitch
  • Trinity Stitch
  • Chevron

You’ll have the opportunity to learn new stitches and borders (and practice those you already know) without increases or decreases. 

Crochet Baby Blankets Free Patterns

Browse the crochet patterns for baby blankets below, then gather your yarn and hook and start your crocheting adventure to create beautiful memories and unforgettable moments.

Clicking on the numbered pattern name will take you to the pattern.

The majority of these baby blankets are written with US terminology.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

If you’re thinking of decorating your nursery, you could also brighten up your baby’s room with handmade bunting. I chose a gorgeous bear and bunny mixed in with striped flags in this roundup.

Happy crocheting!

1. Tranquil Moments Baby Afghan

crochet afghan for baby crocheted in a mint colour with a soft toy placed on the flat blanket
Jera’s Jamboree

Blending the elegance of a classic design with a fresh modern twist, my baby afghan is worked in a one-row repeat stitch pattern making it soothing for you to crochet and calming in the nursery.

Materials you need:

Working up quickly, this free pattern is perfect for a baby shower or newborn gift.

Measurements: Approx 91.5cm/36” (W) X 127cm/50” (L)

The paid pattern on Etsy includes a row counter to keep you on track.

2. Snowberry Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

A crochet blanket is folded over with a teddy bear sat on the corner
Jera’s Jamboree

Perfect for both boys and girls, this was a lot of fun for me to make. It’s a versatile choice for any little one!

My pattern uses basic crochet stitches as well as front post and spiked bobble stitch which creates a tight and cozy fabric guaranteeing the utmost comfort for your little one.

Materials you need:

  • 700g / 1400yds /  1288m Cygnet Kiddies Supersoft Aran in White (208)
  • 5.5mm – I9    /   4.5mm –  7 crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Yarn Needle

Finished size: Approx.  92cm /  36.5” X  90cm  /  35.5”

If you’re a confident beginner you’ll practice and master fundamental crochet skills with this easy pattern.

Written in UK and US crochet terms.

Prefer working from a PDF? This pattern is available to buy on Etsy.

3. Seaside Dreams Crochet Blanket

crochet baby blanket in blues and green
Jera’s Jamboree

Designed with your little bundle of joy in mind, this free crochet blanket pattern showcases a combination of three colours.

Worked in continous rounds using basic crochet stitches, this free blanket pattern is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced crocheters.

The fun pom pom border finishes the project off nicely however, if you’re worried about your little one catching their fingers in the chains, you could end with a double crochet round.

Materials

  • G/6 4mm Crochet Hook Size
  • 3 x 100g (876 meters) Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope DK Bonbon
  • 1 x 100g (255 meters) King Cole Paradise Beaches DK Blue Jamaica
  • 2 x 100g (556 meters) King Cole Paradise Beaches DK Electric Lemonade
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Finished size is approx 72 cm / 28”  (W) X 108 cm /  43”  (L)

You could easily make this blanket larger by continuing with the pattern repeats to your desired size.

Written in UK and US crochet terms.

This pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

4. Shell Bay Crochet Baby Blanket

crochet blanket rolled up on the seat of a sofa
Jera’s Jamboree

With only a 2-row pattern repeat, this free crochet baby blanket pattern is an easy project suitable for confident beginners.

It only needed a simple border however, if you wanted to add an elegant border, there’s a variety of crochet borders and edging patterns in this free roundup.

It has a gorgeous texture and is suitable for use all year round.

Materials

  • 300g Stylecraft Special DK – Turquoise (Yarn A)
  • 300g Stylecraft Special DK – White (Yarn B)
  • 4mm Crochet Hook, 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors

If you’re not such a fan of sewing like me, you’ll be pleased to know that even though the pattern works with two colours on alternating rows, there is minimal sewing in of ends!

Finished size: 97cm / 38” (W) X 127cm / 50” (L)

Written in US and UK crochet terms.

5. Bunny Peek-a-Boo Blanket

crochet baby blanket in green, blue with a white bunny
Jera’s Jamboree

Bring the outdoors inside with this easy bunny crochet baby blanket.

I’ve used basic stitches in this blanket pattern.

This baby blanket crochet pattern is worked in rows and uses double crochet (US single crochet), treble crochet (US double crochet) and crossed treble stitches.

Materials you need:

  • 300g Aran/Worsted main colour
  • 200g Aran/Worsted contrasting colour
  • 100g Aran/Worsted accent
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished size: 76 cm /  30” (w) X 100 cm  /  39.5” (h)

Written in US and UK crochet terms.

The PDF for this pattern is available on Etsy.

Another fun blanket with a motif (crocheted using the filet technique) is the gnome baby blanket in this collection of patterns. Go take a look!

6. Candyfloss Horizon Baby Blanket

striped baby afghan
Jera’s Jamboree

Suitable for beginners, if you can chain, double crochet (US single crochet) and treble crochet (US double crochet) you will be able to work this pattern.

If you haven’t worked with colour changes before, this blanket pattern is a great introduction.

The 100% cotton yarn makes this blanket suitable all year round. Substitute warmer colours for the autumn/fall/winter.

Materials

Final size: 104cm / 41” (l) X 76cm / 30” (w)

Written in US and UK crochet terms.

7. Tangerine Dreams Blanket

crochet blanket partly rolled showing the stitches
Jera’s Jamboree

This pattern is in multiples of 3 and is worked in rows of double crochet (US single crochet), treble crochet (US double crochet), V-Stitch and Crossed stitches.

Perfect for using up your yarn stash!

Materials you need:

  • Stylecraft Special DK – 200g Clementine, 200g Spice, 200g Cream
  • 4mm crochet hook (blanket)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook (border)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Finished size: 114cm x 105cm / 45” x 41”

8. Pastel Dreams Blanket

close up of a baby blanket showing the shell stitches
Jera’s Jamboree

The lacy pattern for this crochet baby blanket gives a lovely lightweight and airy feel and is perfect for warmer months. 

Using basic crochet stitches with only one row repeat makes this a project suitable for beginners. 

Materials you need:

  • 1 x 100g Deramores Studio DK in Pale Green
  • 1 x 150g Deramores Studio DK in Powder Blue
  • 1 x 150g Deramores Studio DK in Duck Egg Green
  • 4mm hook (for the blanket)
  • 3.5mm hook (for the border)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle (for sewing in ends)

Finished size: 70cm (w) X 107 cm (h)  /  27.5” X 42”

9. Day at the Beach Crochet Blanket Pattern

A crochet blanket designed to represent beach huts, sand and a wavy sea
Jera’s Jamboree

This crochet blanket pattern is a scene at the beach with beach huts, sand and sea.

Different stitches are used to create the different elements: 

  • Double crochet  /  US single crochet
  • Treble crochet  /  US double crochet
  • Ripple stitch
  • Cable stitch
  • Wavy chevrons

You could use this blanket as a play mat for your toddler.

Adding motifs to the sea and sand will make it unique to you.

Finished size: 110cm  / 43.5” (W)  X  129cm  /  50.75” (L)

10. Granny Square Baby Blanket

crochet blanket made using granny squares hung over a white cot
Nimhriel

This ‘Sunny Days’ baby blanket is made of 49 Granny Squares joined together with a border.

You will need:

  • Yarn a total of 8 colors: 2 balls Scheepjes Colour Crafter (or any DK weight yarn) in: Yellow (Color A) and White (Color C), 6 balls in contrasting colors (Color B)
  • Crochet hook size 4 mm (G)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

For this beginner crochet project, you will need to know the following stitches:

  • SC Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
  • Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
  • Triple Crochet (UK Double Treble Crochet)
  • Slip stitch

The join as you go method is faster but if you want, you can also crochet 49 complete squares and then join them together with a slip stitch.  Choose whatever suits you best.

A lovely, uplifting baby blanket.

Finished size: 97 x 97 cm / 38 x 38 inches

11. Heirloom Baby Blanket Pattern

crochet baby blanket in a neutral colour
Kirsten Holloway Designs

I’m loving this classic crochet baby blanket pattern.  It looks vintage yet it would make a fabulously modern accessory for any nursery.

You will need:

  • 2000, 2250, 2500, 3750, 5400 yards #3 light weight Bernat Baby Sport in “Baby Taupe”
  • 5.5mm (I)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches Used:

  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPsc = front post single crochet
  • FPtr2tog = front post treble crochet 2 together
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
  • seed stitch

The pattern comes in several sizes for babies, and includes 2 throw sizes!

12. Crochet Bunny Lovey Pattern

crochet bunny lovey in white and green draped over the side of a white cot
Burgundy and Blush

I’m loving the embroidered face on this pattern (I’m not a fan of safety eyes!).

Alongside the easy instructions for how to make a lovey blanket there are so many colour options for you to choose from with this gorgeous lovey.

What you need:

  • DK acrylic yarn (100g or 362 yards)
  • A light yarn or thread for the facial features
  • Stitch marker
  • Filling for the head
  • 3.5mm & 4.5mm hooks
  • Scissors and needle for finishing

Quick and easy to work up, this lovey would make a fabulous new parent gift.

Prefer a PDF?  This crochet pattern is also available to download as a PDF on Etsy.

Finished measurments: 15” × 15″

13. Modern Granny Blanket

granny stitch blanket in peach, light blue and white
Daisy Farm Crafts

This modern crochet granny blanket is a series of triangles nestled in between each other which gives the blanket a modern feel.

Looking for a quick make? This easy baby blanket works up fast.

You will need:

  • Caron Simply Soft (6 oz/170.1 g approx 315 yards, medium 4 weight); One skein white, one skein soft blue, one skein light country peach
  • Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Prefer to work from a PDF?  This crochet pattern is also available to purchase on Etsy.

Finished size is 34” X 34”

14. Simply Sweet Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

crochet baby blanket in raspberry, grey and white
Leelee Knits

I think you’ll love the simple stitch pattern for this blanket.

Row 1 is the foundation for the stitch then all you need to do is repeat row 2 making the colour changes as recommended.  And you can choose your own colours to make it unique to you (or for your baby gift).

A border isn’t needed as the stitch gives a lovely straight and finished edge.

You will need:

  • H-8 (5 mm) Crochet Hook.
  • We Crochet Comfy worsted weight yarn:
  • 6 skeins (654 yards) Peony (Color A)
  • 4 skeins (436 yards) Whisker (Color B)
  • 4 Skeins (436 yards) Ivory (Color C)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle (to weave in ends)

Finished measurements: 26” wide X 31” long

15. Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

blanket crocheted in shell stitch in light blue, beige and white
The Stitchin Mommy

This is another easy blanket you’ll enjoy crocheting.

The 2nd row repeats the pattern.  You will love the rhythm of the repeats.

You will need:

  • 1860 – 1862 yards (1701 – 1703 m) of Category 4 worsted weight yarn in 3 different colors (approximately 621 yds of each color).

Color A: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Seaspray

Color B: I Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Snow

Color C: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Stone

  • Size J (6mm) Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving ends

The finished blanket measures 35″ x 35″

16. Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

baby blanket crocheted in white with stripes of variegated colour
Crochet N Create

This lovely blanket is designed in an alternate shell and V stitch pattern. 

I love the variegated yarn used against the white.  It looks elegant doesn’t it!

You will need:

Pattern is written in UK crochet terms.

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

The finished size of this blanket is 41 x 42 Inches.

17. Abrielle Baby Blanket

baby blanket to crochet in stripes of white and beige draped from a ladder
A Crocheted Simplicity

The Abrielle Baby Blanket is an easy project that combines classic knit-look and textured crochet stitch patterns for an heirloom quality baby blanket with a beautiful drape.

It looks great crocheted in one colour or in two colours.

You will need:

Main Colour (White): 5 balls  / 850 yards

Contrasting Colour (Sea Glass): 4 balls / 680 yards

  • Crochet Hook: K/10.5/6.50mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scrap piece of yarn or stitch marker

Measuring 35″ wide x 37″ length this blanket is the perfect baby shower gift!

18. Modern Crochet Baby Blanket

crocheted blanket in mint and white
One Little Hook

The Sweet Stripey Dreams blanket is a beautifully textured and reversible crochet baby blanket that is perfect for baby boys and girls.

Crocheted in stripes using the mini bean stitch, you’ll have this blanket finished in no time.

You will need:

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • yarn needles
  • scissors
  • 630 yards / 576 meters Caron Simply Soft and 164 yards / 149 meters Caron Simply Soft Party

Finished measurements: 28 inches long X 24.5 inches wide

19. Sweet Blossom Blanket

multi coloured crochet blanket with bright coloured pom poms
Sirdar

Originally created as a 5-week crochet along in Spring 2021, you can now make the Sweet Blossom Blanket at your own pace and still benefit from the videos and stitch tutorials.

This easy blanket is perfect to take along for summer picnics or to add a pretty pop of colour to your décor.  Looks great in the nursery too!

You will need:

  • 12 x 100g Hayfield Bonus DK
  • 4.00 (UK8 – USA F/5) Crochet Hook
  • 1 5.00 (UK6 – USA H/8) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Stiches used:

  • Double Crochet
  • Griddle stitch
  • V Stitch
  • Bobble stitch
  • Granny stripe
  • Treble Crochet
  • Wide Treble Crochet
  • Puff stitch

Finished size: 106 x 173cm / 41.75 x 68″

20. Adeline Baby Blanket

This is a gorgeous free lacy baby blanket pattern perfect for beginners!

You will need:

  • 700 yards DK weight yarn (600 yards of main color, 100 yards of accent color
  • Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

You’ll be using basic crochet stitches but the finished blanket looks far more intricate.

Finished blanket size: 31×42”

21. Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

chevron stripe and bobble stitch blanket in pink and shades of grey
Jeanne Steinhilber

This is another popular baby blanket crochet pattern in one of the crochet groups.

It’s a stunning blanket!

You will need:

  • Caron Baby Cakes 3.5 oz./ 100 g, 231 yd. / 211 m ( Dreamy Rose 6 balls or equivalent of any Aran/Worsted weight) #4 yarn
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook

The pattern includes how to crochet the bobble stitch as well as a diagram.

Measurements: 36” X 40” (91 x 101 cm)

22. Cozy Clusters Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

baby blanket crocheted in pink
Leelee Knits

Designed to be crocheted with a large hook and bulky weight yarn, this crochet project works up super fast, which is perfect if you who don’t have the patience for larger projects. 

You will need:

  • J-10 (6 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 6 x 100g skeins Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn in Blush
  • Scissors

Thick and soft, the cluster stitch blanket is sure to keep your baby cozy and warm.

This blanket measures 24 Inches X 30 Inches.

23. Just Peachy Crochet Blanket

baby blanket to crochet in a lacy stitch
Crochet Dreamz

This free pattern is suitable for beginners.  It uses only the basic crochet stitches and yet the finished blanket looks intricate and stylish!

I’ve used this block edging on a shawl and think it looks great on this blanket.

The repetitive pattern means you will be able to adjust the size easily.

Materials you will need:

  • Bernat Baby Sport yarn in color Peach Blossom (720 yards) and Bernat Softee Baby yarn in color Pale Blue (360 yards)
  • H(5mm) hook for the blanket and F(3.75mm) hook for the border
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Finished size: 34 inches wide and 40 inches long

24. Bobble Ripple Baby Blanket

Ripple stitch blanket in rainbow colours
Truly Crochet

The rainbow colours and the pattern make this blanket pop!  Such a fun and beautiful make for your newborn or toddler. 

You’ll need to use two strands of DK together however, the yarn used is reasonably priced.

You will need:

  • Hook 6mm – US J/10
  • Yarn Weight Any DK yarn (x2 strands held together at one time) – Yardage 323 yards of one color
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle – Weaving in ends
  • Tape Measure

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this blanket pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

Finished size: 24.25 ” x 24.75 “

25. Spring Meadow Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

The Spring Meadow Baby Blanket is designed using Moss Stitch which is a great stitch to use for baby blankets because it’s light and airy, yet cosy and comfortable.

Suitable for beginners, there’s also a video tutorial and photo guide to help you.

You will need:

  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in the colour pack “Spring Meadow” (If the colour pack is unavailable, you can purchase the individual colours of Lime Green (228), Vanilla Cream (207), Blush Pink (253), Banana Cream (220), & Light Caramel (208)
  • 6mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is also available to purchase on Etsy.

This design measures 28 inches long by 18 inches wide but it’s easy to alter to make a different size.

26. Spring To Life Crochet Baby Blanket

Blanket crocheted in spring greens and blues
Ned and Mimi

Looking for a last-minute baby gift?  This easy crochet baby blanket works up really quickly.

Crocheted in alternating rows of half treble v-stitch and bobble stitch, you’ll soon get into the rhythm.

You will need:

  • 6mm/J-10 crochet hook
  • 500g Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky – COLOUR A: Champagne White – 2 x 100g (272m/298yds in total), COLOUR B: Slate Green – 1 x 100g (136m, 149yds), COLOUR C: Spearmint Green – 1 x 100g (136m, 149yds),COLOUR D: Pistachio Green – 1 x 100g (136m, 149yds)
  • Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Finished measurements: 28.5” x 28.5” (72 cm x 72cm)

27. Spring Garden Baby Blanket

granny square blanket with the colours inspired by Kath Kidston
Lullaby Lodge

This blanket was inspired by the gorgeous colours Cath Kidston uses and is aimed at an advanced beginner.

Available in 2 sizes, the larger size is great for a cot or even a sofa throw.  The smaller size can be used for the car seat, buggy or crib.

Materials you will need:

  • Cot (pram) blanket size:  Stylecraft Special Aran 1 ball each in shades Lemon, Baby Pink, Fondant, Pomegranate, Pistachio (or Meadow) and 4 [2] balls Cloud and Cream. 

You can substitute any other Aran (Worsted) yarn for this project.

  • Darning needle
  • 5 mm (H) hook

Worked in granny squares which are then joined together, you will need to crochet 36 granny squares for the cot blanket or 16 squares for the pram blanket.

Finished measurements 110 x 110 cm for the cot and 65 x 65 cm for the pram blanket.

28. Blossom Baby Blanket

blanket crocheted in lilac
Crochet N Crafts

This crochet baby blanket is great out and about for the summer months but also works well indoors in the colder months .

Worked in the blossom stitch (a combination of the V-Stitch with double crochets, single crochets and chain one spaces) which gives a lovely drape.

A free and easy pattern, the stitches alternate between two rows.

You will need:

  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly Big! (Light #3, 14oz) – 1 ball.
  • Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this baby blanket pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

Finished Size: 30″ x 30″

29. Crochet Summer Baby Blanket

blanket crocheted in white with a sunny yellow border and yellow flower in the corner
Crochet N Create

This stunning baby blanket is crocheted on a medium sized hook, so it is soft and cuddly for your little one.

You will need:

  • 475 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in color 1
  • 110 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK in color 2
  • 5.00mm Clover Crochet Hook

This summer baby blanket is available to purchase as a PDF from Etsy.

Finished size: 38 x 43 Inches

30. Summer Boardwalk Baby Blanket

crocheted baby blanket in pastel colours is spread out on the floor
Yarn & Chai

This crochet baby blanket pattern is made up entirely of single crochet stitches (UK double crochet).

An easy project, pick it up at the end of a hectic day and I’m sure it will relax you.

The simple striped design is modern and sleek and would look great in any colour.

You will need:

  • Yarn: Approx. 1,200 yards of #3 DK weight in 5 colors
  • 4.5mm (US-7) hook
  • Yarn needle

Finished size: 29″ wide x 37″ long

31. Summer Baby Blanket

crocheted blanket in pink and white with a green border
Katherine Eng

This baby blanket is crocheted in pretty shell stitch panels that are joined as you go. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t used this technique before, the free pattern has step-by-step instructions and a diagram detailing how to join the panels.

You will need:

  • Red Heart With Love: 2 skeins 1001 White A, 1 skein 1620 Clover B, and 2 skeins 1703 Candy Pink C
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle

Finished size: s 35½” wide x 37” long

32. Spring into Summer Blanket

c2c blanket in rainbow colours
Felted Button

This lightweight blanket uses a corner-to-corner stitch.  The repeat is simple. 

You’ll work diagonally until the desired blanket width is achieved before decreasing rows are begun.

You will need:

  • Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Candied (3 skeins for baby blanket)
  • (100% acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 280yds/256m)
  • Hook—H (5mm)
  • Tapestry needle

This pattern is available to purchase as a PDF on Etsy.

Finished size: 32in (82cm) X 32in (82cm)

33. Summer Waves Ripple Crochet Pattern

blanket crocheted in the chevron stitch in mint and white
The Blue Elephants

This is a lightweight ripple crochet pattern that is a perfect summer blanket for a newborn or toddler.

The pattern itself is really simple to recreate and there’s just a thin border around the edge to finish it off and keep it wavy.

You will need:

This summer baby blanket pattern is also available to purchase on Etsy.

Finished size: 40 x 40 inches

34. Crochet Winter Trees Baby Blanket

blanket crocheted in teal with white fir trees
Daisy Farm Crafts

This blanket is made with Bernat Bundle Up yarn, which is 100% polyester and works up into an amazingly soft and squishy baby blanket.

The trees are worked in tapestry crochet so you will need to know or learn how to change colour mid row.

If you’ve never tried this technique before, you can gain experience on a smaller scale with my hot water bottle pattern. Then once you feel more confident, give this baby blanket a go!

Using the wide half double crochet cluster gives this blanket a denser fabric making it ideal for the winter.

Materials needed:

  • 6 x 140g Bernat Bundle Up yarn (small ball, 100% polyester, 140 g/4.9 oz, 244 m/267 yds) in Brook and Cloud White
  • I/5.5mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to purchase on Etsy.

Finished size: 33″ x 35″

35. Mosaic Baby Stroller Blanket

A mosaic crochet baby blanket is draped over a pram
Wendy Prager Goeckner

The mosaic crochet technique used in this baby blanket is inset meaning it is only worked on the front side (RS) from right to left and the yarn cut after each row.

There’s a free mosaic chart included with this free pattern so if you’re a visual learner, you can follow both the written instructions and the chart.

Materials you need:

  • 60 yds Worsted Weight yarn – per colour for 19 six-row stripes(with leftover yarn for a
  • border) or approx. 900 yds total
  • Crochet Hook – Size K/6.5mm for the body, Size J/5.75 for the border
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Finished size: 36” x 25”

The three following unique baby blanket patterns are paid. I couldn’t resist sharing them with you! They’re so cute.

36. Personalised Mosaic Baby Blanket

mosaic baby blanket in hearts and kisses
Sienna Ivy Crochet

This is a personalised baby blanket mosaic crochet pattern includes charts for all names.  However, if the baby name you want isn’t there, the designer is happy to make a chart for you.

The blanket is finished with a double border of a gorgeous heart mosaic pattern. I think this gives a very professional finish but practically, the border also conceals all the yarn tails from the inset mosaic crochet technique!

This pattern includes written instructions and a chart for the main border of the blanket and for the mosaic heart border.

You will need:

  • aran weight yarn
  • 6mm hook for the blanket
  • 5mm hook for the border

You could use DK or chunky yarn if you wanted a smaller or larger size blanket.

Finished size: 68cm wide x 68 cm high

37. Cow Baby Blanket

cow baby blanket that's also a cuddly toy
Crochet Arcade

This baby blanket turns into a toy in seconds! Very, very, clever.

The pattern is so versatile. Make this cow crochet baby blanket with spots or just use this baby blanket crochet pattern to make a white cow with no spots and no colour work to worry about.

The crochet blanket is reversible and made using a graphghan method.

The pattern includes a picture chart as well as written instructions with colour changes described in the convenient form of a table.

You will need:

  • Crochet Hook: Size 7 mm & 6.5 mm
  • Yarn Weight: Size 5/Chunky/12-14PLY.
  • Color A:  White Marshmallow (100) ~ 900 yd (822 m). You will need around 7.8 skein/ball.
  • Color B: Silver Sprinkles (110) ~ 430 yd (392 m). You will need 3.2 skein/ball.
  • Color C: Strawberry Ice Cream (103) ~ 20 yds (18m)
  • Color D: Custard (111) ~ 15 yds (14m)
  • Hollowfibre filling around 0.88 oz (25g)
  • White Ribbon 40” (100 cm)
  • Black embroidery thread 85” (216 cm)

This Cuddle and Play 2 in 1 cow crochet baby blanket will make a cute, original and at the same time practical baby shower gift.

Blanket size: 34” X 40”

38. Liam The Lamb Baby Lovey Blanket

baby lovey blanket with a lamb
Crafting Happiness

This unisex baby lovey blanket looks gorgeous worked in bobble stitch.

If you’ve worked the bobble stitch before you’ll know just how much yarn you need, however, this free crochet pattern:

  • uses a modified version of the bobble stitch that still gives the blanket a lot of texture while using a lot less yarn
  • the modified stitch makes the blanket softer and flexible because the stitches are not so dense

You will need:

Yarn Quantities

  • 2 ½ x 100g balls DK (main colour)
  • 1 x 100g ball DK (accent colour)

Other Supplies

  • crochet hook size 4.5mm
  • *10mm black doll safety eyes
  • scissors, pins, sewing needle and stitch markers

*if you don’t feel comfortable using plastic eyes, use black yarn/embroidery thread to easily embroider your lambs eyes.

Finished size: size 55cm (21.5in) in diameter

If you have questions about crocheting baby blankets, this section might help you.

If you have a question that isn’t here, please let me know and I’ll find the answer to share with you.

Related Crochet Blanket Patterns

If you enjoy working with a combination of stitches and techniques, you might like:

A relaxing crochet project is my Princess of Diamonds lap blanket.  A continuous granny square with a difference!

Short on time? These baby blanket kits or modern blanket kits could be just what you need.

Wanting to design your own blanket or looking for an easy blanket crochet pattern?  These simple blankets and instructions to create your own are just what you need.

Make your project really stand out with these free crochet border and edging patterns.

Crochet Baby Blanket Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that I haven’t answered, leave a comment and I’ll find out for you.

What is the ideal size for a baby blanket?

The chart below will help you with the ideal size for different size baby blankets, including:

  • Lovey
  • Security/Cuddle
  • Stroller/Newborn
  • Receiving
  • Toddler
  • Swaddle
  • Crib

For example, if you want to crochet a newborn baby blanket, the ideal size is 30″ x 30″ / 76cm x 76cm.

Don’t worry if your blanket doesn’t measure exactly.  You want it to fit for wherever you’re going to use it.

Baby Blanket Sizes Chart
 Width (inches)Length (inches)Width (cm)Length (cm)
Lovey10102525
Security/Cuddle14173643
Stroller/Newborn30307676
Receiving4040102102
Toddler4252107132
Swaddle4747119119
Crib4560114152
Many colorful balls of wool and cotton yarn for knitting. White background. Stretch and gradient. Rainbow layout.

What type of yarn is best for baby blankets?

The best yarn has a fibre that is soft.  It needs to be soft and not irritable against baby’s skin!  When you’re looking for yarn specifically for a baby blanket, read the reviews to make sure it really is soft (and not just marketed as being soft).

For convenience, the yarn needs to be machine washable.  Baby blankets are going to need a lot of washing and whether you’re gifting your blanket or it’s for yourself, new parents won’t have much time for handwashing accessories.

Another thing to consider is the season.  Babies aren’t able to control their own body temperature so a wool mix blanket in the summer wouldn’t be suitable.  Use breathable yarns such as cotton or merino mixes all year round.

Here are some favourite yarns for crocheting baby blankets:

Get that extra smooth chenille feel without the difficulty of working with chenille.  Made from polyester with a velvety finish, Feels Like Butta works up easily. This Aran/Worsted yarn is available in rich block hues and a range of pastels perfect for babies.

Lion Brand Ice Cream is a lovely and soft sport weight yarn.  The self-striping colourways are ideal for baby projects and it comes in cheerful, ice-cream inspired colours like lemon swirl, tutti frutti and cotton candy.

Bernat Baby Sport is a lightweight baby yarn with a subtle sheen. This 100% acrylic yarn stitches up with great definition and is available in a wide choice of soft shades. Bernat Baby yarns are Oeko-tex certified, and are tested for over 300 harmful substances and proven to be safe for your baby’s sensitive skin. Machine washable and dryable for easy care.

The weight, lustre and sheen of Caron Simply Soft was a clear favourite of crocheters. The drape makes it the right choice for blankets and throws. A premium acrylic yarn that delivers on the details, your finished blanket can be machine washed and a gentle tumble dry on low.

Sirdar Snuggly 100% Cotton DK is a premium yarn specially developed to retain its softness, shape and colour, wash after wash. Spun from 100% cotton fibre, in 17 gorgeous shades, this double knitting yarn is a great to work with and creates breathable baby blankets.

King Cole Comfort is a soft yet hard-wearing yarn that’s lovely to work with. It comes in a range of solid and print colours ideal for baby projects.  It’s machine washable and tumble dryer safe for practicality.

  • Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo Cotton

Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo and Cotton is a DK yarn which has a silky touch, exceptional stitch definition, a super soft handle and lovely drape. It offers a hint of luxury and is kind to sensitive skins. If you’re considering your carbon footprint, this yarn is vegan friendly.

10 balls of yarn in different shades of pink

How much yarn do you need to crochet a baby blanket?

How much yarn you need to crochet a baby blanket depends on several factors; the size of the blanket, the pattern (some stitches use way more yarn), weight of the yarn and hook size.

The guide below will help you work out approximately how much yarn you need to crochet a baby blanket.

For example, if you want to crochet a baby blanket in DK weight yarn, you will need approximately 1000 – 1125 yards  /  914 – 1120 metres.

Approximate yarn amounts needed to crochet a baby blanket
Yarn WeightUKUSAmount of Yarn
11 plyLace1500 – 1625 yards /  1376 – 1486 metres
22 plyFingering1250 – 1500 yards  /  1143 – 1372 metres
34 plySport1125 – 1250 yards  /  1120 – 1143 metres
4DKDK1000 – 1125 yards  /  914 – 1120 metres
5AranWorsted875 – 1000 yards  /  800 – 914 metres
6ChunkyBulky750 – 875 yards  /  686 – 800 metres
7Super ChunkySuper Bulky625 – 750 yards  /  572 – 686 metres

Example yarn amounts from the patterns in this collection

For a baby blanket measuring:

  • 26” x 38” crocheted in DK yarn you will need approximately 1008 metres
  • 34” X 34” crocheted in Aran/Worsted yarn you will need approximately 860 metres
  • 24” X 30” crocheted in Chunky/Bulky yarn you will need approximately 750 meters

What is the best crochet stitch for a baby blanket?

An even, medium tension crochet stitch that is lightweight rather than heavy is better for a baby blanket.

Unless your baby will supervised – for safety reasons – I would recommend you avoid a blanket that is worked totally in open stitches and make sure there are no delicate joins. 

These crochet stitches/techniques are popular for baby blankets:

  • Double crochet (US single crochet)
  • Treble crochet (US double crochet
  • Double Treble Crochet (US treble crochet)
  • Bobble stitch
  • Granny Square
  • Shell stitch
  • Puff stitch
  • Crossed stitch
  • Seed stitch
  • Alpine stitch
  • Block stitch
  • Moss stitch
  • Mosaic

Crocheting a baby afghan is a wonderful way for beginners to learn new techniques, gain confidence, and create a meaningful and practical item.

For experienced crocheters, baby blankets offer a balance between the comfort of familiarity and the opportunity for creativity and skill advancement.

Whatever your skill level, this is a project filled with love that can be treasured for years to come.

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