Double Diamond Baby Blanket


Double Diamond Baby Blanket

Double Diamond Baby Blanket
Double Diamond Baby Blanket

It's hard to find free baby afghan patterns that are designed for beginner crocheters. But lucky for all of you newbies, this Double Diamond Baby Blanket is perfect. Impress your friends with your crochet skills with this easy crochet afghan. It's a quick crochet pattern to work up using Bernat Softee Baby yarn. It's a classic pattern that will surely be cherished for years to come.


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeOne Motif = 6 in [15 cm] square.

Finished SizeApprox 31 in [78.5 cm] square.

Materials List

  • Boy's Version: Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5 oz): Contrast A (30206 Darling Blue) 2 balls, Contrast B (02000 White) 1 ball, Contrast C (30300 Baby Denim Marl) 2 balls
  • Girl's Version: Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5 oz): Contrast A (30205 Prettiest Pink) 2 balls, Contrast B (02000 White) 1 ball, Contrast C (30301 Baby Pink Marl) 2 balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Motif A

(make 13)

  1. With A, ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring.

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 2. 4 dc) 3 times] in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  5. 4th and 5th rnds: As 3rd rnd. (20 dc along each side of Motif after last rnd). Fasten off.

Motif B

(make 4)

  1. With B, work as given for Motif A.

Motif C

(make 8)

  1. With C, work as given for Motif A.


Crochet Motifs tog as shown in Diagram.

  1. Click diagram to enlarge

  2. Edging 1st rnd: Join B with sl st to any corner sc of Blanket. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around, having 3 sc in corner ch-2 sps. Join with sl st to first sc.

  3. Edging  2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in every sc around, having 3 sc in corner sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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I love this pattern!!! It is so simple and can be so beautiful with just a few changes to it.

how do you connect the squares together please

Hi Di, You can connect the squares with a simple whipstitch - there are plenty of tutorials around that can help. :) AFC editor

thanks and what colour do i use to join them

That's up to you - it depends on your blanket colors and how much you want the join to stand out vs how much you want it to blend in. Your call! Julia, AFC editor

I have bought and completed the yarns needed for this Double Diamond Baby Blanket but for any reasons, I don't know why the project failed to take off. I think it's the choice of yarn, or I think there was an easier and faster project that took over. But this is till in my list for my crochet business.

What I like about this pattern, simple, simple, simple but the final results are stunning. This does not have to be a baby blanket. By crocheting many more motifs you can modify the size and make it to fit any need. Your imagination is the limit to what you can create here.

I love this pattern! It is so easy to follow, which will make it easy to finish quickly. Sometimes I get bored with patterns, so this will be perfect for me. I have a cousin who is having a baby, and I think I am going to make this for her baby shower in a few weeks!

Not a newbie here, but I still feel lucky finding this pattern. Love the design and the way the colors blend and flow together. Bernat Softee is just that, soft or very soft. This is the perfect blanket / set of blankets for a baby shower gift. Looks very easy to make and the most difficult part looks like it will be the sewing together of the squares.

Who says this pattern is just for baby? I love this Double Diamond Baby Blanket design so much I think I will crochet a few extra motifs and enlarge this for my twin guest beds. Not sure which color to implement but I am positive the results will be outstanding.

I was thinking the same.....even make each square 8" or 10" instead of 6".....I guess the skies the limit for color and size. Great go-to pattern. Keeping for future use.....for sure!!

A lovely classic design converted into a very pretty baby blanket and 2 month old baby Billy, born a whole month early, looks absolutely gorgeous in his new blanket. Sadly my PC has issues with uploading the photo. The pattern is well detailed and quite easy to follow and I have already started making another one for the local childrens home which has a number of very young babies to care for at the moment.

Hi Lynn - Can you share how you connected the squares?

Beautiful pattern, which seems easy to work with. But I was reading through the pattern to see how to go about making it, I find one abbreviation sp. I am just a learner in the field and feel puzzled. Can someone help and tell me what it means? I would love to make this baby afghan.

sp stands for space. It means to use the open space for the stitches it calls for.

What a cute design! I'm going to try to do mine with a pastel yellow/green variegated, a solid pastel green and a white. I'm a little puzzled about how to connect all the squares before you do the edging. If someone could give me details as to how they did theirs this newbie would be very grateful.

Thank you for this pattern! I too was wondering how the motifs are joined, I feel like I am missing something. Please respond to

Love this pattern. So cute ! Making the blue for my great nephew. Almost finished the motifs. What color did you use to crochet them together . Please respond to Thank you for sharing this pattern

This baby blanket is so beautiful, I will definitely make this. Thanks for the pattern which can be found right on the same page, we don't have to be directed to some websites. I have pinned this blanket.

Thank you ,I have been searching for something to crochet for a couple who are expecting a baby in July2016.This will be perfect (as soon as they anounce in my daughter's sunday school class gender).

I never did receive a e-mail as to where to buy the Darling blue 30206 Thank you

Where do you find the Darling Bjue 30206. I cannot find anywhere. Also how do you put them together once they are made/ Please e-mail me at

I'm a. Beginner and would like to make this blanket. I have never done motifs before and have no idea how to put them together once they are made. Please email me at if youcan help. Thanks

I am unable to find the Darling Blue yarn in Bernat Softee baby. Where can I find this color or what color is best used to substitute this color? Also, is there a way to get a larger picture of the square? I hope to update the rating once I can get this project going.

I am expecting my first grandchildren... twins, and one of each! I've just completed the pink one. Let me tell you, these instructions were kind of screwy until I figured them out. I was also disappointed that I bought too much yarn. You only need one of the the marled color. To piece them together, I lined them up as the pattern shows, then placed them face to face, and crocheted through both sides (together) until I had a row. I then put the rows together the same way.

I may try to join the blue one in a seamless way to see if I like it better. Also, I had a lot of tails to weave in at the end. Is there a simpler way?

Can anyone please post a video on how to make one of the squares? I am about to cry.

This video is helpful to get started. (Pay no attention to the color change) https//

I tried the link you posted but it did not work

Here's another video on how to join them seamlessly https//

I am doing this blanket for my new grand son but haven't been able to figure out once its' assembled how to connect them. The instructions says to crochet together. How is that done, is it whip stiched and if so what color thread is used and if not how is it sewn together?

Here is a video to join them together seamlessly https//

how do I put the squares together???? I need to know how to put them together I have to finish this baby blanket before my sister has her baby next month.Please help!!!!!!!!!

Can anyone please tell me how to crochet the squares together please? It doesn't say how to do this step and I am somewhat of a beginner crocheter. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Hi! I have just started this one and I am a beginner. I was doing well until the last instruction. 4th and 5th rnds: As 3rd rnd. (20 dc along each side of Motif after last rnd). Fasten off. I did the 4th and 5th rnds fine, but what do I do for these 20 dc. Do I do the corners as before (2dc, ch 2, 2dc), so essentially a 6th rnd? Or do I do a dc in each ch 2 on the corners, so essentially 2 dc in each corner along with the 20 dc on each side? Or do I do 20 dc on each side and skip the corners? Please help, very confused. Thank you in advance.

The 20 dc is just a count of how many DC you end up with on the 5th row.

Hi everyone, We've updated the pattern to include the assembly diagram. We apologize for any inconvenience, -Editors of AllFreeCrochet

I have been crocheting for the better part of years and I agree this patter is quite difficult to read I reworked my first square several times before getting it down Hopefully I won't offend anyone by posting this but I reworked the direction so they should be simpler to under Motif A make With A ch Join with sl st to form a ring st rnd Ch counts as st dc dc Ch dc Ch more times in ring Ch Join with sl st to top of ch You will have sides of DC and corners of Ch spaces nd rnd Ch counts as st dc dc in each of next dc dc Ch dc in next ch- sp dc in each of next dc dc Ch dc in next ch- sp Rep from twice more Join with sl st to top of ch dc per side Once you haveRead More the first rounds down you should have the idea of it Just remember each round you are adding DC to each side

The color I chose was Blue Jeans and I ordered it through amazon. A little less blue but it works.

I'm not a really great crocheter, but I do a lot of stuff that needs counts. Thank you for clearing up the motif pattern, once you get through the 3rd row it makes sense. But I have a question Why do a 3Ch instead of the DC? I found I was in the middle of the first row and having to end on a n extra DC? Am I doing this wrong? I found just doing a DC was easier to keep count.

Thanks so much for the clarification. I, too, have made many starts at this until it finally started to make sense.

I just completed my diamond baby blanket in blue for a boy. I am surprised at how pretty and intricate it looks! It was time consuming to sew all of the squares together. How do you keep down the pieces of yarn that need to be hidden in the back???

go to they have the layout

Interested in making this for my new granddaughter. However, want to have direction diagram before I start. Please post a diagram. Also referring to a comment on the order in which the motifs should be layed out, what does = = mean? Thanks.

Can't see/find the diagram...Jan. post link didn't find the diagram...need HELP!!!

I need to put this together and can't find the diagram either!! PLEASE HELP!!


Would you make it easier for us beginners to read, and understand please? I got lost just trying to start.

The diagram is shown at the url listed in the Jan 25, 2014 comment. Here is the order in which your motifs should be laid out to crochet together: A A C A A A C B C A C B A B C A C B C == A A A C A A

Sorry, but the comment section of this website did not post my "diagram" in grid form. :-( They really should update the instructions with the diagram and instructions for sewing or crocheting the motifs together, since this pattern is supposed to be for beginners.

I have started to make this blanket as I really like the design. The question that I have (besides where is the diagram) is HOW are the squares attached? I don't see any additional rows between them.

If you look at the photos, and also note how many of each color square to make, I think I have the diagram figured out. The center square is the dark color. The 4 whites are attached on the 4 sides of this dark color. Then the light colored 8 squares surround the whites, and finally the last 12 dark colors are the corners (3 per corner).

Is there a link for the "diagram?"

How do you join the squares I this blanket. Thank you == -files/pdf/Bernat_SofteeBaby411_cr_blanket.en_US.p == df

I can't find where to print this pattern

Where do you get the diagram from for the blanket???

Where do I go to print pattern

you give a free pattern and say join it together as shown in diagram. You don't give us the diagram!

Have not made this yet, but looks pretty!

Very easy pattern. Thanks to JILL033 for finding the diagram for us.

Where do I find the diagram? My motifs are made but do not know how to put them together. Thanks

Where is the diagram for laying out the Double Diamond Baby Blanket? It is not included with the FREE pattern?

where is the diagram for double diamond baby blanket

AACAA ACBCA CBABC ACBCA AACAA I found this diagram on the bernat website, hope it helps


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