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55+ Cute And Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

55+ Cute And Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Introduction to Cute And Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Looking for the cutest crochet baby blanket patterns? Baby blankets have been crocheted for as long as there has been crochet! These inspirational, modern baby blankets are a great way to keep your little one cozy.

Whether you’re looking for a baby shower gift or want to make something for a newborn in your life, these free crochet baby blanket patterns can make a wonderful addition to any baby’s life. Plus, they look amazing.

Crochet baby blanket patterns are for the beginner or experienced crocheter. It’s also a great project to practice using a variety of colors or special stitches. These projects are quick and portable too.

Get ready to browse this adorable collection of 55 free crochet baby blanket patterns below.

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Best Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Simple stitches with minimal gaps that create a solid fabric are among the best stitches for baby blankets. This will help avoid those little fingers and toes getting tangled in the holes. 

However, you also have to take into consideration the climate or season in which you are making the baby blanket. Lacy stitches work best for summer blankets to help provide airflow, while more solid stitches are best for winter blankets to keep the baby warm. 

Here are a few basic stitches that are commonly used to make baby blankets. If you need more inspiration or just want to try your hand at a stitch new to you on a baby blanket, check out our Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library. This collection of 45 crochet stitches is sure to make you want to pick up your hook and start learning new stitches! 

Double Crochet Stitch

Double Crochet Stitch swatch

Double crochet (dc) is one of the most common crochet stitches used in making baby blankets. You can use it in its original form to make a blanket very quickly. It is also used to create a variety of stitch patterns such as the Granny Stitch and V-Stitch.

Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half Double Crochet Stitch swatch

The half double crochet (hdc) is a basic stitch that is easy to learn, and it creates relatively tight stitches that are great for making baby blankets.

Crochet Moss Stitch

Crochet Even Moss Stitch swatch

The moss stitch uses single crochets (sc) and chains (ch) to create a beautiful, tight stitch that gives off a woven look but with a fantastic drape.

Blanket Stitch

Crochet Blanket Stitch swatch

Using basic stitches of single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc) you can create a beautiful textured stitch pattern with the Blanket Stitch.

Shell Stitch

Crochet Easy Shell Stitch swatch

The shell stitch is a pattern that uses multiple stitches (usually double crochet) worked in one stitch to create a “shell” shape.

Suzette Stitch 

Crochet Suzette Stitch swatch

Suzette stitch uses a single-row repeat of single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc) to create a dense, tight fabric with a nice drape and movement.

Tulip Stitch

Tulip stitch is made up of groups of double crochets that look like they are in a zig-zag pattern. This lovely stitch creates a patterned fabric with a fun texture, and even creates its own scalloped border. 

Bobble Stitch

Crochet Bobble Stitch swatch

Bobbles are made up of a cluster of stitches, usually, double crochet, to create a “bubble” that pops out and gives your project a unique texture. Bobbles can be worked across a whole row or as a design that pops off the fabric.

Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes

Baby blankets come in different sizes, from security blankets to stroller sizes to crib sizes. So you have a couple of different options when it comes to how big to make your blanket. 

Your pattern will tell you the size of the blanket it is designed to make. Sometimes patterns will have different sizes listed so you can easily make a different size, or they may suggest how to make it bigger or smaller if you like. 

What is a Good Size for a Baby Blanket?

A baby blanket is usually around 24 inches 30-36 inches, which is the perfect size for a new baby. Some mothers keep their baby’s beautiful blanket and gift it to them as adults, sometimes as an heirloom to be passed on to the next generation. 

Crochet Baby Blanket Size Chart

Here is a chart showing the most common baby blanket sizes. Keep in mind that your blanket size will vary depending on the pattern you are following.

Baby Blanket Size Chart

Common Questions About Baby Blankets

A baby blanket is a perfect gift for family members, friends, or colleagues who just had a baby. But what factors should you consider when crocheting a snuggly baby blanket for a newborn baby?

Is it Easier to Knit or Crochet a Baby Blanket?

It is faster to crochet a baby blanket than it is to knit one. Crochet stitches tend to be larger than knitting stitches so you can cover more ground more quickly. 

Crocheting, even with just the basic crochet stitches, allows you to create many different stitch patterns, some of which can be quite fast to stitch. You can create different fabrics depending on what you need – from lacy blankets to dense and thick ones. 

How Much Time Does it Take to Crochet a Baby Blanket?

The amount of time it takes to crochet a baby blanket will depend on many factors. 

Simple patterns will be faster to crochet compared to more intricate ones, and bigger blankets will take longer than smaller ones. Your speed also depends on your skill level and the difficulty of the stitches or other techniques used in your project. 

Your choice of yarn can also affect the time it will take you to crochet. A blanket made with thicker yarn works up quicker than a blanket made with worsted weight (or thinner) yarn. 

Should I Crochet a Gauge Swatch Before Starting a Crochet Baby Blanket?

Yes! If you want your blanket to be the same size as indicated in your pattern, you should definitely crochet a gauge swatch before crocheting your baby blanket. 

A gauge swatch is a measure of how big your stitches are and ensures that you are able to come up with an output that is the same size as the pattern you are following.

Supplies Needed to Crochet a Baby Blanket

Crocheting a baby blanket is a great project for beginner crocheters as well as those of a higher crochet skill level. And you don’t need a lot of supplies to get started. 

Choosing the Perfect Yarn to Crochet a Baby Blanket

What is the best yarn for baby blankets? 

Cotton, bamboo, or any natural fiber yarn is best for baby blankets. These fibers hold up well throughout the years, even through many washes. But of course, you can use any type of yarn that is available to you. The key is that the yarn is soft so that the blanket will be soft, too. Here are some yarns that would work well for making a simple baby blanket. 

(2) Fine/Sport

Lion Brand A Star is Born: Oh Baby Yarn

Lion Brand A Star is Born: Oh Baby Yarn yarn skein

This 100% organic cotton yarn is a great choice for baby items. With a variety of solid colors, from bright to muted hues, you will surely enjoy creating a simple blanket with this yarn. 

(3) Light/DK

Lion Brand Baby Soft 

Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn skein

This soft acrylic blend yarn comes in a generous-sized ball and a variety of colors and prints to choose from.

Lion Brand Truboo and Truboo Sparkle

Lion Brand Truboo yarn skein
Lion Brand Truboo Sparkle yarn skein

This bamboo yarn (made from rayon) has an amazing sheen and drape. Matching yarn color to your nursery will not be a problem because of the many color variations available. 

Lion Brand Coboo

Lion Brand Coboo yarn cake

This cotton bamboo blend yarn has excellent drape and stitch definition. This yarn is perfect for year-round afghans or blankets.

(4) Medium/Worsted

Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted

Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted yarn skein

Made with pill-resistant acrylic, this yarn is great for projects for the whole family. It’s easy to care for and comes in a great range of colors.

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn skein

Get the velvety feel of chenille in pastel palettes. This worsted weight yarn is great for making a warm blanket for a baby boy or baby girl.

Lion Brand Pound of Love

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn skein

This premium worsted weight yarn comes in a big ball size perfect for larger projects like blankets. This easy-care yarn comes in different baby colors, making it the perfect yarn for making blankets (one ball is enough to make a blanket!)

Caron Simply Soft

Caron Simply Soft yarn skein

If you are looking for a classic, solid color yarn, this soft acrylic yarn has a variety of choices available that will surely complement any afghan pattern

Super Bulky

Lion Brand Cover Story

Lion Brand Cover Story yarn cake

This super bulky chenille yarn has a rich velvety texture. It works up fast, and with 1000g in each cake, you have enough to create an easy blanket with a simple stitch pattern. 

Lion Brand I Wanna Make a Blankie

Lion Brand I Wanna Make a Blankie yarn cake

With 437 yards in an 800g cake, this chenille yarn is enough to make a small blanket with an easy stitch pattern. And because it’s made of super soft chenille, it works up quickly and you’ll be snuggling up in no time!

How Many Skeins of Yarn Do You Need to Crochet a Baby Blanket?

Most blanket patterns indicate how much yarn you will need to crochet your baby blanket. The amount of yarn you need will depend on the size of the yarn and the blanket, how much yarn is in each skein, and the stitch pattern you are using for your blanket. 

In general, blankets made with bulkier yarn will take fewer skeins than those made with lighter-weight yarn. A simple blanket worked in super bulky yarn might take as little as 750 yards, while a blanket worked in fine (aka “baby weight”) yarn could take 1,500 yards or more.  

Crochet Hook for Making a Baby Blanket

Your crochet hook size will depend on the yarn you will be using, as well as the pattern you will be making for your baby blanket. Most worsted-weight yarn calls for a hook size of 5.0 mm to 6.0 mm, for example. Consult your pattern to ensure you are using the correct size needle for your project. 

Baby Blanket Notions and Tools Needed

To finish your crochet blanket you’ll also need a tape measure to measure your blanket, some stitch markers to help you count your stitches or know where to end the row, a tapestry needle to weave in the ends, and scissors for snipping your yarn. 

Easy Free Baby Blanket Patterns for Beginners

Are you ready to start making a baby blanket? Here are some easy free patterns you can start with.

Simple Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

Simple Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash

This simple crochet baby blanket pattern is made up of just half double crochets (hdc) but with a little twist. Instead of crocheting your stitches under the “v” of the stitch, you crochet in between stitches. This is what gives this adorable baby blanket its unique look and texture. Make it plain colored or multicolored to match your baby’s nursery. It’s totally up to you!


Easy Beginner Baby Blanket

Easy Beginner Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket

A thick and snuggly baby blanket for your little one? Yes, please. This baby blanket pattern is made up of rows of half-double crochet with a single crochet border. Because it uses chunky yarn, it works up pretty quickly and is a great project for when you need a quick last-minute gift. Choose complementing (or even contrasting!) colors for the blanket and the border to give it a unique look. 


Moss Stitch in a Square Crochet Blanket

Moss Stitch in a Square Crochet Blanket

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Big Cakes

Crocheted in a continuous round, this square blanket works great with self-striping yarn. The moss stitch gives this relaxing project wonderful drape and texture, and it’ll easily be one of your favorite baby blankets to make.


Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Perfect for Beginners

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Basix Worsted

Two skeins of yarn are all you need to make this easy baby blanket. It’s a great beginner project which only uses double crochet (dc) throughout, so it works up pretty quickly. Grab your favorite colors and whip up this quick easy baby blanket for surprise baby showers.


Henry’s Baby Blanket

Henry’s Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Yarn and Chai
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash

This gorgeous striped blanket is perfect for keeping your little one warm during cold winter strolls. Use your favorite worsted weight yarn to create this heavy, warm blanket, which has amazing texture because of the herringbone half double crochet,  ribbing, and sc+hdc combination. 


Easy “Done in a Day” Crochet Baby Blanket

Easy “Done in a Day” Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma

Need a quick baby shower gift? You can easily make this “done in a day” blanket in less than 24 hours! All you need is some bulky weight yarn and a little bit of time, and you’ll have this lovely warm baby blanket done in no time.


Lux Baby Wrap

Lux Baby Wrap Pattern

Designer: Hobbii
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Linen

This elegant baby blanket has an exquisite design framed with lovely edging. This is a great blanket for a summer baby and has a striking design that is so fun to stitch. 


Diagonal Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Diagonal Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: The Unraveled Mitten
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Worked diagonally, this blanket features color blocks, eyelet details, and a gorgeous shell border. If you can double crochet, you can definitely make this baby blanket. It’s a great project to work on to practice corner-to-corner (c2c).


Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Satin

This striped blanket has an amazing textured feel and will look amazing with your favorite color combinations. If you need a baby shower gift for your friends, this should definitely be on your list to make. 


Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: The Stitchin’ Mommy
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This baby blanket pattern gets its elegant look from the shell stitch and its mini shell edging. If you want to try something new instead of plain double crochet rows, this is a great project, to begin with.


Easy Free Baby Blanket

Easy Free Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Crochet Life
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This one is a blanket straight out of a storybook. This gorgeous blanket uses single crochets and an altered bean stitch to give it that nice lovely textured look. 


Spring to Life Crochet Baby Blanket

Spring to Life Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: Ned and Mimi
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Basix Chunky

This quick and easy crochet baby blanket works up really quickly and can be done in a day if you need last-minute baby shower gifts. With the bobble stitch and a v-stitch, you get a lovely stitch pattern that is perfect with any color combination you come up with.


Classic Crochet Baby Blanket

Classic Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: One Little Rayndrop
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Worsted

A classic, elegant baby blanket – you cannot go wrong with this one. Using just double crochets in the back loop, you create a gorgeous textured blanket that will look amazing both with solid-colored or multicolored yarn.


3-Hour Crochet Baby Blanket

3-Hour Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Forever Fleece

Got only 3 hours to come up with the cutest baby blanket? This pattern is for you! Bust out your large hooks and super bulky yarn and get ready to make this warm chunky blanket in 3 hours (or less!)


Get Some Zzzz’s Crochet Baby Blanket

Get Some Zzzz’s Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: 1 Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hometown

Ready to take it up a notch? This baby blanket is a great introduction to graphghans. Add some Zzz’s to an otherwise plain background, and you’ll get this lovely baby blanket that will remind your little one to get some Zzz's.


Cluster Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Cluster Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Leelee Knits
Yarn weight: (6) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky

Bulky yarn makes this blanket thick and soft, perfect for keeping a baby warm. Cluster stitches with a single crochet border give it a classic look that is perfect for matching your little one's nursery. 


Colorful Crochet Baby Afghan Patterns

What’s the difference between an afghan and a blanket? In this case, not much. These baby blanket afghan patterns amp up the color so they’re perfect for all the boho babies in your life.

Daphne Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

Daphne Granny Stripe Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre and Lion Brand Basic Stitch

If you love the classic granny stitch, you will surely love this blanket pattern. Made up of 4 granny stitch triangles seamed together, this blanket will surely be one of your favorite stash-busters.


Rainbow Moss Stitch Baby Blanket

Rainbow Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre and Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Worked from corner-to-corner (c2c) with self-striping yarn, this blanket has lovely textured stripes that look great with any nursery theme. Add a neutral-colored border for a more classic look.


Bear’s Rainbow Crochet Blanket

Bear’s Rainbow Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn weight: (1) Superfine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Stroll

Granny squares never go out of style. This blanket is made up of colorful granny squares with a white border. Sewn together to make a big blanket size, you can easily make a smaller version for your baby’s crib or stroller. 


Love Triangles Granny Stripe Blanket

Love Triangles Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

Designer: 1 Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

No need to make a lot of triangles to create this blanket! All you need are your favorite yarn colors, and with perfectly timed color changes, you’ll be able to create this triangle granny stripe blanket in no time.


Striped Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket

Striped Rainbow Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Sigoni Macaroni
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Basix DK

Need a blanket for a rainbow baby? This is the perfect pattern for you. This colorful striped blanket is made with block stitch, which uses single crochet, double crochet, and a chain. While there will be lots of ends to weave in because of the color changes, this blanket is totally worth it!


Starburst Crochet Blankie

Starburst Blankie Pattern

Designer: Lion Brand
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Baby

Tired of the traditional square/rectangular blankets? Why not make a starburst blankie? This 12-point star-shaped blanket works great with self-striping yarn and makes a colorful, unique blanket. 


Happy Hexagons Crochet Blanket

Happy Hexagons Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton

Want a blanket project you can work on while on the go? Make hexagons in different colors and sew them together to make this classic colorful blanket. 


Linked Hearts Crochet Blanket

Linked Hearts Crochet Blanket 

Designer: Bella Coco Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

With its sweetheart pattern, this baby blanket makes a great gift for baby showers. Make it in a single color palette or choose your own color combination to make it unique. 


Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Crochet Blanket

Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarn Basix Chunky

The block stitch with a twist – is what makes this blanket unique. It may seem complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you can pretty much make this blanket with your eyes closed! Use colorful yarn to make it even more unique.


Granny Triangles Baby Crochet Blanket

Granny Triangles Baby Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Lion Brand
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Baby

The classic granny triangle is all you need to make this colorful crochet blanket. Make one vertically and the other horizontally, put them together and you get this cute blanket that will truly brighten up a room. 


Color Pooling Baby Blanket

Color Pooling Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft Stripes

The classic granny triangle is all you need to make this colorful crochet blanket. Make one vertically and the other horizontally, put them together and you get this cute blanket that will truly brighten up a room. 


Four Points Baby Blanket

Four Points Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn weight: (1) Superfine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Elixir

Choose 4 of your favorite colors to make this lovely blanket. With very little sewing, this 4-triangle blanket is not as complicated to make as you think. 


Alpine Stitch Baby Blanket

Alpine Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Haak Maar Raak
Yarn weight: (1) Superfine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Texture + color = blanket perfection. The alpine stitch gives this amazing blanket its gorgeous texture, while a colorful gradient yarn provides amazing color detail. 


Textured Baby Blanket Patterns

Using a combination of basic stitches, these fun stitch patterns will add a unique and interesting texture to your baby blankets.

Crochet Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

Crochet Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

Designer: The Crochet Crowd
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable

Hugs and Kisses in a blanket? Made with cross stitches and bobbles to create X’s and O’s, your little one will surely feel the love when you make this blanket for them. 


Crochet Bobble Lines Baby Blanket

Crochet Bobble Lines Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby

Bobbles definitely add texture to your crochet fabrics. Just take a look at how the colorful bobble pattern makes this simple blanket pop. It’s perfect for a bold, modern nursery. 


Crochet C2C Silt Baby Blanket

Crochet C2C Silt Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Satin

A blanket with subtle texture, this corner-to-corner blanket might just be your next favorite pattern. Using single crochets and double crochets to create the silt stitch, you get a lemon-peel-like texture that looks and feels amazing. 


Tributary Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket

Tributary Free Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Baby and Bernat Pipsqueak

Fluffy and pillowy are just two words that describe this blanket. The addition of soft boucle yarn rows in this blanket makes it oh-so-soft and perfect for babies.


Crochet Boho Puff Stripes Blanket

Crochet Boho Puff Stripes Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Moss stitch and puffs? A combo that gives great texture to this blanket. This easy blanket pattern is made with a puff stitch row in between moss stitch sections and is sure to be your next favorite blanket pattern. 


The Sweet Granny Baby Blanket

The Sweet Granny Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Granny squares will always be a timeless classic. Not only do they look really good, they’re great for when you have scraps of yarn you need to use up. Whether you use yarn scraps or a totally new skein of yarn, this sweet baby blanket should be on your list of granny square projects to make. 


Primrose Baby Blanket

Primrose Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Cascade 128 Superwash

A simple 2-row repeat pattern using basic stitches, the primrose stitch adds a subtle texture to this lovely baby blanket. Use soft bulky yarn to give it an even softer look and feel. 


Waffle Stitch Blanket

Waffle Stitch Blanket

Designer: Woolfull UK
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Waffles aren’t only great to eat, they make great blankets too! While this stitch may be a yarn-eater, it definitely lends amazing texture to any fabric you crochet with this stitch pattern.


Bernat Textured Crochet Baby Blanket

Bernat Textured Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky

Cluster stitches work wonders in adding texture to your blankets, and this pattern is no exception. With a combination of clusters and half double crochets, you get a comfy baby blanket that is definitely Pinterest-worthy.


Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket

Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby

Need the perfect sized baby blanket? Look no further! With seven different size options, this easy baby blanket pattern is a snap to customize. You can even crochet it in different colors to match any nursery theme.


Calm Dreams Crochet Baby Blanket

Calm Dreams Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Malloo Knits
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Follow the waves for a night of calm dreams with this textured baby blanket. Use aran yarn and a bigger sized hook to get a more flowy (less stiff) fabric. The bobble border in a contrasting color is just the thing that makes this blanket pop.


Textured Baby Blanket

Textured Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Turquoise with Vanilla
Yarn weight: (2) Fine
Suggested yarn: Schachenmeyr Catania

If you want a blanket that will hold up well even after several washes, this textured baby blanket is what you need. Using the alpine and star stitches, you create a strong, durable fabric that works great for baby blankets. It might take a little longer to finish, but the sophisticated look you’ll get will be well worth the time you spend making this lovely blanket.


Alessio Baby Blanket

Alessio Baby Blanket

Designer: Christaco Design
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted

Customize this baby blanket with colored stripes that highlight the stitch pattern of this gorgeous textured blanket. The textured rows sit in between rows of double crochets, giving it a simple yet sophisticated look. 


Ripple and Chevron Afghan Patterns

Ripples and chevrons use increases and decreases to create peaks and valleys, which give your blankets a unique, wavy look.

Single Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

Single Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton

Customize this baby blanket with colored stripes that highlight the stitch pattern of this gorgeous textured blanket. The textured rows sit in between rows of double crochets, giving it a simple yet sophisticated look. 


Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

Feather and Fan Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Persia Lou by Alexis Middleton
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

A lacy blanket, perfect for warm summer nights, this light version of what’s normally a chunky afghan pattern is made with worsted weight yarn. You can’t go wrong with soft acrylics and a monochrome color palette for this one. 


Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket

Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft

A modern twist on the traditional ripple blanket, this gender neutral baby blanket gives the perfect pop of color for any modern nursery. It is light and airy, but still cozy and has the perfect drape for a crochet baby blanket. 


Rickrack Rainbow Baby Blanket

Rickrack Rainbow Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps

Crochet this blanket in any color and it will still look perfect every time. This classic baby blanket is a one-row repeat, with single crochets in the back loop only. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making different color versions of this blanket, one for every season maybe?


Chevron Scrap Blanket

Chevron Scrap Blanket Pattern

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Looking for a stash buster blanket project? This corner-to-corner blanket is made with 8 colorful strips seamed together to make a big blanket. You can plan your colors ahead or just randomly put them together, and still get a colorful chevron blanket. 


Crochet Chevron Cluster V-Stitch Blanket

Crochet Chevron Cluster V-Stitch Blanket

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Caron Chunky Cake and Bernat Softee Chunky

You will love crocheting this colorful chunky blanket. Use a neutral color such as white to make your colorful rows pop! One cake of chunky yarn is enough to make a good sized blanket, and still have leftovers to make pom poms for each corner!


Bernat Ripple Waves Crochet Baby Blanket

Bernat Ripple Waves Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

If you love the granny stitch, you will love making this ripple blanket. Color-coordinate to match your nursery colors, or simply choose colors in your favorite color palette. 


Chevron Blanket With a Twist

Chevron Blanket With a Twist

Designer: This Pixie Creates
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie

If you love the granny stitch, you will love making this ripple blanket. Color-coordinate to match your nursery colors, or simply choose colors in your favorite color palette. 


Tunisian Baby Blanket Patterns

Tunisian crochet (also sometimes called Afghan crochet) uses a special hook to hold multiple stitches similar to how you work with knitting needles. This method allows you to re-create the “knit look” and feel of a fabric, without actually having to knit with two needles.

If you want to try Tunisian crochet, here are some baby blanket patterns you can make. Also, check out our Tunisian crochet course if you want step-by-step lessons that will walk you through the fundamentals of Tunisian crochet. 

Bias Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Bias Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns DK Colors

This beginner-friendly baby blanket is a great pattern if you’re just learning how to do Tunisian crochet. Use a color-changing yarn for a smoother color change (and to avoid having to weave in lots of ends!). This is a great introductory project to Tunisian crochet.


Free Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Free Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: YarnAndy
Yarn weight: (2) Fine
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Oh Baby

Another beginner-friendly pattern, this blanket uses the least-curling stitch pattern in Tunisian crochet – the honeycomb stitch. It’s the perfect baby shower gift for newborns, and you can even personalize it with some embroidery in the middle.


Red Heart Tunisian Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket Crochet

Red Heart Tunisian Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials

This cozy crochet blanket is worked using the Tunisian simple stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch. Because of the way you carry the yarn across your work, you get a gorgeous shaded effect that will surely be an eye-catcher. 


Tunisian Chevron Crochet Baby Blanket

Tunisian Chevron Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

A fun, easy-to-learn stitch pattern, the Tunisian Chevron blanket will easily be one of your new favorites. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be creating baby blankets in different color combinations using this technique.


The Kingston Bobble Crochet Blanket

The Kingston Bobble Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: Sip & Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Who says you can’t have texture with Tunisian Crochet? This adorable blanket features the Tunisian bobble stitch, which gives your blanket just the right amount of texture to make it fun and interesting. 


Beehive Honeycomb Tunisian Baby Blanket

Beehive Honeycomb Tunisian Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Gründl Lisa Premium

Would you bee-lieve that the honeycomb texture on this pattern does not come from the honeycomb stitch? This oh-so-sweet blanket gets its amazing texture from the Tunisian open puff stitch.


Step-By-Step Crochet Baby Afghan Video Tutorials

Want to learn to make an afghan for a baby step-by-step? Here are some great video tutorials that walk you through the process.

Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket

Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Video Tutorial

Designer: Leelee Knits
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Classic

This easy beginner crochet baby blanket is probably one of the simplest blankets you will ever make. After working the foundation row, you only need to remember one super simple row and off you go!


Baby Blanket

How to Crochet a Baby Blanket for Beginners

Designer: Maisie and Ruth
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Basix Chunky

With its one-row repeat, this pattern is one of the easiest baby blankets you will ever make. Make it with chunky yarn, and you’ll be finished in no time. Perfect for last-minute baby shower gifts! The ripple stitch gives this blanket a lot of texture with a bobble-like effect.


Crochet Berry Stitch Windowpane Baby Blanket

Crochet Berry Stitch Windowpane Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Grace

Made with a lightweight mercerized cotton yarn, this blanket is perfect for all seasons. With the berry stitch giving it loads of texture, this baby blanket is a classic heirloom piece for your little one. 


Vintage Crochet Baby Blanket

Vintage Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Custom Comfy Crochet by Dawn Marie
Yarn weight: (2) Fine
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Sport

A classic granny square variation, you cannot go wrong with this vintage crochet blanket. Make it in plain colors or use multi-colored yarn for a more vintage look.


Crochet Border and Edging Ideas For Afghan Blankets

Add a border or edging to your blankets to give them a more polished look. Even a simple stitch blanket can be elevated to something special with the right border. 

Here are some border and edging ideas you can try out.

Puff Edge Stitch

Puff Edge Stitch Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Puff edges make a sweet border for any baby blanket. Not only is it easy to make, but it also gives your blanket added texture. 


Easy Ruffle Edging

Easy Ruffle Edging

Designer: Dream a Little Bigger by Allison Murray
Add more fun to your blanket with frills! Start with a single crochet border to clean up your edges, then start adding your ruffles. It's a quick and easy way to make your baby blanket more fun.


Rolling Fans Border

Rolling Fans Border Stitch Pattern

Designer: Crafting Happiness Handmade
This beginner-friendly border pattern does not require any special stitches. All you need to know is how to make a slip stitch, a chain, and double crochet. This border works great for any square or rectangle crochet pieces like blankets, and it doesn't require any special technique when making the corners!


Rib Blanket Border

Rib Blanket Border

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
The rib crochet border makes a great addition to any blanket pattern. With just front post and back post double crochets, you are able to easily create a traditional border that will make your baby blanket even more special.


Scalloped Edges Blanket Border

Scalloped Edges Blanket Border

Designer: Crochet 365 Knit Too
With a little bit of math, you can recreate this scalloped edge border for just about any project you have! This beautiful border has a lacy feel to it which adds a touch of class to your blanket. Leave it as is after the first row for a rounded edge, or continue on with a second row to give it a more finished, angled look. Either way, it still looks great!


Crochet Crab Stitch

Crochet Crab Stitch

Designer: Joy of Motion Crochet
The crab stitch or the reverse single crochet makes a great border for any crochet fabric. This stitch gives your edges a rope-like look. Simple, clean, and very classy. 


Berry Stitch Crochet Edging

Berry Stitch Crochet Edging 

Designer: Made by Gootie
If you love bobble stitches, you will love the berry stitch. The berry stitch is rounder and tighter and forms a mini bobble border or puff border that will give your blankets a cute and unique look.


Rose Border

Rose Border

Designer: Look at What I Made
This gorgeous rose border can be added to any square fabric you crochet. From the leaves to the rose flower to its scalloped edges, this border is a sweet addition to any blanket, especially for baby girls.


Crochet Blanket Dot Border

Crochet Blanket Dot Border

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
This cute and quirky border is the perfect addition to any baby blanket to make it more fun. You can use double crochets, treble crochets, or even double treble crochet stitches to make your dots. Put them close together or space them out evenly across your blanket – it’s up to you! This border pattern is very easy to customize and is a great beginner-friendly border. 


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