How to Crochet a Blanket for Infants & Toddlers
11 Crochet Afghan Patterns
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Every new mom needs a soft and cuddly baby blanket for their newborn baby. There are lots of soft blankets to choose from at the mall, but homemade baby blankets are the best because they are made with love. If you've never made a crochet afghan before, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to learn how to crochet a blanket for babies.
Inside our latest eBook, you'll find crochet afghan patterns to make for boys and girls. Patterns range in skill level from beginner crochet projects to intermediate designs, so there's definitely a pattern for everyone to choose from. Whether you are expecting a baby or you know someone that is, this is a fabulous resource for you to find your next crocheted afghan. If you've never crocheted an afghan before, don't worry; it's really quite easy to learn how to crochet a blanket, especially for infants and toddlers. You can customize the look of any baby blanket crochet pattern, depending on the sex of the baby-to-be, or the color scheme of the nursery.
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Easy Crochet Afghan Patterns
These easy crochet baby blankets are simple to make and quick to work up—perfect for a last-minute baby shower gift or for a rainy weekend project.
Simply Stripes Baby Blanket: Stripes are an easy crochet design for everyone to complete. This is a unisex pattern that lets you feel free to choose whatever color yarn best fits the newest member of your family. If you choose one of these subtle colors, the easy crochet baby blanket will seem to almost glow with softness. A simple white edging gives this easy crochet afghan the perfect finishing touch.
Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket: Use any five colors of soft, worsted weight yarn you want for this easy ripple afghan. Pastels are popular for babies because they tend to have a calming and soothing effect. Ripples are great because they are an easy crochet pattern to complete due to the repetitive nature of the design; plus, they also have the feeling of a trendy crochet chevron pattern.
Lovable Baby Blanket: Using pastel-shaded yarn, you can quickly and easily work up this granny square crochet afghan. Work up the individual crochet squares throughout your day, while you think of that special little bundle of joy, and assemble it all later when you have time. If you want to make this blanket bigger, simply work up more individual squares—the final design is up to you!
Intermediate Crochet Afghan Patterns
These crochet baby blankets are just the thing when you want to switch things up a bit or try your hands at a new, more complicated stitch. These patterns might take a little bit longer to create, but they're still just as cute and adorable!
Puppy Dog Lovey Blanket: Whether or not you call yourself a dog person, you can't help but adore this cute crocheted afghan. You don't even necessarily have to know how to crochet a blanket to complete this crocheted afghan because the blanket itself is actually made of fleece. This little character would be the perfect companion for your little one.
Baby M Blanket: The neutral colors of this intermediate crochet afghan pattern would look great in any baby's nursery. This is a great unisex crochet pattern to make, especially if the parents are keeping the baby's gender a surprise. It's classic design will be the perfect welcoming hug for your little one.
Basket Weave Baby Blanket: There's nothing like a classic, solid-shaded baby blanket for a dear mother-to-be. The basket weave technique will give this blanket plenty of texture and visual interest. Choose the color you want to go with and start working on this gorgeous intermediate crochet baby blanket. If you want to learn how to crochet this stitch (or just need a refresher!), here's a handy photo tutorial to walk you through it: How to Crochet a Basketweave Stitch.
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