50+ Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
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Nothing's as adorable as a sleeping baby's face, new and cute, peeking out from a crochet baby blanket. Keep your new baby warm with this collection of 50+ Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns.
The yarn used for these is almost softer than baby skin. Browse a variety of easy crochet baby blanket patterns such as ripple afghans, cable afghans, and lace.
Learn how to crochet a baby blanket so gorgeous, it just might become an heirloom. Crochet baby blankets make great gifts because they are sentimental and can be kept for years and years to come.
Most of these crochet blanket patterns can be made in any color yarn that matches the baby's room. Also, with images for all the blanket options, you're sure to be pulling lots for your crochet to-do list!
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PLUS - watch and learn: We even have a video tutorial right below for a cute baby blanket, Sugar & Shine Baby's First Afghan, so be sure to check it out for a simple and fun baby afghan pattern any child would love. Scroll down a bit for another video bonus for the cutest lovey you've ever seen!
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Baby Blanket Patterns for Beginners
How sweet is the Textured Crochet Blanket shown here? If you aren't sure how to crochet a baby blanket, these patterns are perfect for you! Here are some great free crochet baby blanket patterns for beginners and those with some basic crochet skills.
You'll be surprised by the variety of baby crochet blankets that can be adjusted for preemies, newborns, and small babies so that you have one for every stage of their first year of life.
Plus, these blankets can easily grow with your kids and become much-loved and favorite toddler blankets. Work these baby blanket crochet patterns up for your own baby, or make them as a baby shower gift. You really can't go wrong, and it always helps to have extra of this valuable item!
This cozy blankie is a great, warm blanket for babies, and it is the ideal size for preemies and newborns and is easy enough for a beginner to work up.
With a corner to corner design that works up quickly, this C2C baby blanket pattern is a pretty and easy baby afghan with lavender color stripes.
Get your stitch on with this unique and easy baby blanket crochet pattern. The unique way that these crochet stitches fit together gives off an exciting look all for a little crochet baby blanket.
Adorable babies just seem to inspire hand-made, personal crochet projects, and this baby blanket only uses two different crochet stitches, so it is ideal for a beginner.
Make a delicate lacy baby blanket that would look great in any nursery. This pattern includes video tutorials for both right and left-handed crocheters.
For that new baby in your life or that baby shower you're about to attend, this is the perfect crochet design for beginners or anyone looking for an easy, repetitive pattern.
Crocheting with two trends of yarn at once makes this cute baby blanket both quick and easy to crochet. The fine yarn used in this pattern is nice and soft for baby.
If you want to make a gift for a baby shower, but you're a beginner at crochet, this is the perfect crochet pattern for you! Even new crocheters can create a priceless gift with this pattern.
Swaddle that precious newborn baby in this reversible baby blanket. Super wash wool makes it easy to wash without losing its soft and comfortable texture.
Baby will snuggle up with this blanket for years to come! The ruffled edge is a lovely detail to make this design stand out, and the pattern is available in seven different sizes.
The unique basket weave texture provides warmth and style for any cuddly recipient. The simple, repetitive pattern makes it a pleasure to create.
Crochet the rainbow with this throw that is essentially one large granny square. You can work up this pattern as large or small as you’d like by choosing how many rounds to crochet.
Learn how to make the best baby blankets with How to Crochet a Blanket for Infants & Toddlers
Easy Baby Blanket Patterns Using Worsted Weight Yarn
We love this Light and Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket shown here! Baby blanket crochet projects work up fairly quickly with worsted weight yarn and an easy repeating pattern, so it's a good thing that these blanket patterns have both!
These crochet designs are all for those with some basic crochet stitch knowledge, armed with worsted weight yarn. These easy designs will look good in any color. Make a crochet baby blanket that stuns in a solid color or with multiple colors throughout when you have these options available.
Colorful chevron patterns are always appealing and super trendy, even though baby might not know that! There aren’t any large holes in the design, so it is safe and warm for baby.
This adorable blanket was designed for children and babies who are recovering from any illness or tragedy. It is a great opportunity to pay it forward by donating a finished blanket.
If you love granny square patterns, you’ll love this blanket, which is crocheted in rounds like a supersized 39 x 39 inch granny square. Crocheting this easy crochet blanket is a breeze!
Your newborn will never sleep more soundly than with this granny square baby blanket. It is worked up with a lot of love and pastel colors to soothe your baby and lull him or her to sleep.
This adjustable crochet blanket pattern looks great in planned colors or as a scrap blanket. Easy to make, and fast, this is a great project for a rainy weekend.
The variety of colors used for this blanket makes it the perfect crocheted afghan to make for any baby, regardless of gender. Customize the look by using any color combination you want.
Baby blankets are the best handmade gifts for a special little one. This blanket creates a phenomenal striped wave pattern that uses the straightforward foundation single crochet stitch.
The V-stitch rainbow of this crochet blanket pattern gives this project a zig-zag stripe that is visually stunning but still easy to tackle.
Brighten up baby’s nursery with this blanket using simple stitches. This blanket was designed to meet the requirements for Project Night Night's packages for homeless children.
This beautifully textured baby blanket crochet pattern will make cuddling with your little one even better, especially because it was made with love.
Quick and easy baby blankets always make a great homemade gift idea for baby showers. This baby afghan can be made to match any color nursery depending on the yarn you choose to use.
Work up this broad-stripe baby blanket pattern using worsted weight yarn for an upcoming baby shower, or treat yourself to this precious pattern if you're expecting.
Crochet a slice of heaven on earth with this lovely pastel ripple baby blanket. Put your H hook and worsted weight yarn stash to good use for a blanket baby will love.
This pretty rainbow baby blanket measures 40 inches by 40 inches. The modern, yet simple pattern really makes this blanket a wonderful gift for a baby or toddler.
The fun and wild pattern of colors, zig zags, diamonds, and circular stitches is fascinating for babies and toddlers. There are even instructions to make it in several different sizes.
Crochet can be quite the addicting hobby, but there is no pattern more addicting than this one! The repetitive nature of this crochet baby blanket makes it super easy and fun to work up.
The neutral colors shown here are soothing for both mom and baby, but the nice thing about striped crochet patterns is that you can use any color combination you want to work it up.
You just can't beat the classic checkered design and basic crochet stitches when it comes to simple crochet baby blankets. You can mix up the colors to make the design more personal.
This easy blanket creates a unique pattern that looks like a dragonfly. Worked in rounds, the center will seem like it is releasing these beautiful creatures to fly into your arms.
With a pleasant pastel pink and soft beige color scheme, this chevron baby blanket is worked up using the criss cross stitch, and is a great project to make for any baby girl.
Intermediate Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
For a magical day every day, make this brilliant Colors of the Rainbow Baby Blanket shown here. These free crochet patterns for baby blankets are a little more challenging, at the intermediate level.
If you're unsure of how to make a cable stitch for a cable baby blanket, then follow this cable stitch tutorial and learn how to crochet this stitch.
Test your crochet skills with these baby blanket crochet patterns that will be so worth it in the end. It truly will be a labor of love for that special little one in your life!
Only 3 skeins of sport weight yarn are needed to complete this baby afghan. It measures about 36 to 38 inches across, but can easily be bigger by using worsted weight yarn.
Learn how to make this blanket with a cable stitch that doesn't require joining squares. There is a link in the pattern to a cable stitch tutorial, just in case you are unfamiliar with how to do it.
Pretty pink worsted weight yarn works up into the sweetest baby girl blanket. The flowers can be multiplied or arranged on the blanket in a custom way to make a personal piece.
Modern baby boy colors are used for this afghan, but you can use any 3 colors of yarn for this baby blanket. The puff stitch creates 3D dots all over the blanket for a texture baby will love.
A fun combination of puff stitches, cables, Jacobs ladders, and 3D pinwheels add lots of texture to this blanket. It comes out very soft and squishy for any baby to enjoy.
Baby will be mesmerized for hours with the soft feel and great texture of this adorable afghan. In the sample color scheme, the pretty pastels are perfect for any new baby, regardless of sex.
Teddy bears are a classic and popular theme for baby items, and this precious square uses the teddy bear motif in a new way. Work up several of these squares to create a gorgeous blanket.
Little lovey blankets are sweet gifts for babies, and this puppy-themed lovey is absolutely adorable. Babies and toddlers alike will curl up with this precious keepsake blanket.
Unique circles pop off the surface of this baby blanket, making it fun to feel and play with. The circles can even be crocheted in a contrasting color to make this blanket even more colorful.
Little ones love to have a security blanket to carry around everywhere. This baby blanket is worked up in a granny circle pattern, which is very easy to crochet.
If you don’t have the time (or extra yarn) to work up a full size blanket, this sweet little elephant lovey is a gift anyone will treasure. Make a gift that will be the star of the baby shower!
Looking at this patchwork baby blanket, it may seem like it would entail endless sewing, but it is actually crocheted all in one piece! Each square is built upon the last for no seaming.
For more lovable loveys, check out 18 Lovey Crochet Blanket Patterns for Baby
Crochet Granny Square Afghans for Baby
Use granny squares to make a gorgeous crochet baby blanket. Whether you're looking to make one neverending granny square design or you'd rather make and then join several smaller crochet granny squares, you'll find your next pattern here.
All these baby blankets feature one (or more) granny squares to make for a simple and repetitive crochet project, so it opens up so many possibilities!
Choose from a multi-colored, multi-square design, like the pictured Optical Illusion Baby Blanket, or stick with an ever-growing and ever-expanding granny square baby blanket pattern, like the stunning pop of color design. Try using crochet hexagons or floral granny squares for a fun twist!
Why stick to just pink or blue for your crochet baby blanket when you can add a pretty pop of color like in this design? Brighten up any nursery with this granny square baby blanket pattern.
Break from the traditional mold of baby blankets with this pretty floral blanket. The motifs are joined as you go, so you won’t have any sewing to complete once you finish this blanket.
Babies are all sweet little angels, and this angelic blanket is a slice of heaven on earth. Use your yarn scraps to work up this colorful and reversible baby blanket.
Rainbow designs put a smile on anyone’s face, and this magical option will open up a whole new work of baby blankets. This pattern positively bursts with colorful floral motif squares.
Any parent or kid will adore this fun and colorful blanket that resembles Lego blocks. Basic crochet stitches are used to work up these Lego-inspired granny squares.
If you’re looking for an atypical baby blanket to crochet, this emoji afghan is an adorable option for the modern age. Parents will get a kick out of the unique emoji design of this blanket.
Chevron Baby Blanket Patterns
or a more unique spin on tradition free crochet baby blanket patterns, try adding a chevron, or ripple, design to your work. This delightful pattern addition will add some variety to your work without making it much more challenging.
Choose to make a multi-colored striped design, like the reversible ripples throw, or stick with one shade and let the stitches speak for themselves, like the Lovey Shells and Chevrons baby blanket (pictured).
We even have a bonus chevron blanket that's new to our site. What a beauty like all the others. We think it's going to be even more difficult to choose now! So, take a look and get wonky and wavy with these fun and creative designs.
Keep your kiddo cozy on the go with this super cute chevron blanket, perfectly sized for a stroller. Chevron patterns are fun to work up, and this little blanket is no exception.
Waves of color make this reversible pattern stand out in any nursery or in any home. Bring a touch of the beach to baby’s crib with this easy and cozy ripple baby blanket.
Fall back in love with chevron by working up this bright and colorful zigzag blanket. Whether you pick two bold colors or stick to neutrals, the texture of this chevron blanket is to die for.
Any new mom is sure to love this chevron baby blanket, which is the perfect size for traveling. The dimensions are just right for a car seat, so your little cutie will be comfy on the road.
Cozy Baby Blanket Patterns with Bulky Yarn
Ah, the fluffy stuff. Thicker blankets are easier to crochet, warmer for baby, and fun to have around. This list even includes patterns that step outside the box, like this Crochet Baby Blanket and Play Mat shown.
The following baby blanket patterns are comfy and cozy and perfect to wrap your little one in. We all know a baby needs to stay warm and secure, so this selection of patterns is here to maximize the snuggle. These crochet blankets range in difficulty, but each one as is cute as the last.
Work one up for a fantastic and thoughtful baby shower present, or make one for your own little boy or girl. These blanket patterns are also great gift ideas for a little toddler who just outgrew his baby blanket.
Cuddly baby blankets like this one are perfect for snuggling on the couch or in the rocking chair. This precious baby blanket uses Bernat Softee Chunky yarn to be soft for delicate baby skin.
Even though blue is usually associated with baby boys, this light and serene hue is fantastic for babies of any gender. It is worked up using the v-stitch, so it will be quick and fun to crochet.
Are you up for a challenge? Test your crochet skills with this show-stopping rainbow baby blanket made using the Tunisian entrelac technique. It will be the star of the baby shower!
Keep your baby comfortable on the go with this super bulky (and super soft) baby blanket. The adorable bobbles add a touch of whimsy and babies will love snuggling with this blankie.
Gender neutral baby blanket designs like this one can be hard to come by, but any baby (and any parent) will be charmed by this teddy bear pattern made using corner-to-corner crochet.
Work up this lovely, soft, and squishy baby blanket for a baby shower, or for any occasion. The size and colors can easily be adjusted, making this eye-catching pattern as versatile as it is cute.
These tips on caring for crochet items will help you keep your beloved handmade creations in good shape for years to come: Caring for Crochet Items: 8 Tips You Need To Know
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