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How to Crochet a Blanket for Infants & Toddlers: 11 Crochet Afghan Patterns

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15 Free Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

By: The Editors at AllFreeCrochet

Baby BlanketsKeep your new baby warm in some free baby blanket crochet patterns. The yarns used for these are so soft even for a baby, they'll be so cuddly. You can make all different designs and patterns of baby blankets such as ripple afghans, cable afghans and even lace. Check out all the patterns we have for free baby blanket crochet patterns.

Baby blankets make great gifts because they are sentimental and can be kept for years and years to come. If it turns into a baby's favorite blanket, they might even keep it and pass it along to their babies! Most of these free crochet afghan patterns can be made in either blue, pink, yellow, or any other color yarn that matches the baby's room.

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

Around the Rose Baby Blanket- This free baby blanket crochet pattern is so pretty you will want to make many of them. This pattern is definitely a keepsake even when your baby grows out of it. They would love to have it to give their child.

Baby Bubbles- Make a colorful baby blanket with this free crochet pattern. This makes for a really great baby shower gift as the mother and baby will love it. A size H crochet hook is used along with Caron Simply soft yarns.

Baby Ripple Afghan- Use this pattern for an easy crochet baby afghan. The great thing about this pattern is not only is it made for newborns, but it can be adjusted to fit a preemie baby. This baby blanket has small enough holes so a preemie's fingers and toes won't get stuck or snagged.

Cable Baby Blanket- Working cables makes this a really neat crocheted baby afghan pattern. Worsted weight yarn and an H hook is called for this pattern. Your baby will fall asleep in no time being wrapped up in comfort.

Glow Thermal Blankie- This free baby blanket crochet pattern is great for any newborn or preemie. It's nice and warm but light enough to use during the summer months. The colors are nice and light as well.

Lace Border Blanket- A great pattern for someone just learning how to crochet is this lace border blanket. The bright yellow color can be used for a boy or girl. Bernat Baby Coordinates is used for a soft touch.

Textured Crochet Blanket- Use this free baby blanket crochet pattern to make a beautifully designed afghan for your baby. The texture adds a nice embellishment. You can use this afghan as a throw too.

X's and O's Baby Blanket- This pattern is worked in two strands to create a fun and pretty blanket for your baby. This easy crochet afghan pattern is great for baby shower gifts as well as birthday gifts.

Teddy Bear Square- Perfect for a baby boy or girl, this crochet granny square pattern can be used in any baby blanket to make an unforgettable crocheted afghan.

Simply Stripes Baby Blanket- This free baby afghan pattern is quick and easy to work up, so keep this pattern in mind when you need a last-minute gift idea. It's quick and easy to crochet, and can be made to match any color baby nursery depending on the yarn you choose to use.

3D Baby Blanket- This would make an excellent baby shower gift for an expectant mother!

NEW! Baby Blocks Blanket- Choose from three different layout options with this this free baby blanket crochet pattern. Customize it to fit your needs.

NEW! Fresh Flowers Blanket- Learn how to crochet a blanket like this one. It's great for the spring season and the cluster stitch gives it a fun crochet design.

NEW! Puppy Dog Lovey Blanket- This is one of our reader's favorites. Any young child will love hanging out and snuggling with their new lovey blanket.

NEW! Sea Blue Baby Afghan- Free baby blanket crochet patterns are great ideas for baby shower gifts. This sea blue blanket is great for a boy or girl.

One of the baby blankets listed above is a cable baby blanket. If you're unsure of how to make a cable stitch then follow this tutorial and learn how to crochet this stitch today! And now that you've learned how to crochet a blanket, go ahead and make them all!

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