Are you searching for a new pattern to crochet a baby blanket? If so, you’ll love this roundup of crocheted baby blankets that are all easy to make, beginner-friendly and great for newborns to older babies, and they all would make a wonderful baby shower gift too!
You are going to love crocheting baby blankets because they work up fast, they are easy to customize with any yarn color plus, they are a small project to complete.
Scroll on down to find your next favorite crocheted baby blanket pattern from our list.
Free Crochet Blankets for Baby
Below you can explore 11 of the best crochet baby blankets from Easy Crochet as well as some very talented crochet designers around the web.
You will find ripple blanket patterns, granny blanket patterns and more simple crochet baby blanket designs using basic crochet stitches in a repeat row. These patterns all come in a variety of baby blanket sizes such as lovey, receiving, stroller and baby (and more too!). Let’s not forget that they have great colors, so it will be easy to find inspiration for your next perfect blanket for a baby boy or baby girl quickly.
If you enjoy crocheting baby gifts, then take a look at our archive of baby blanket crochet patterns too.
What is The Best Yarn for Baby Blankets?
What is the best yarn to make a baby blanket in? I get this question a lot, and the answer is that it depends on the family you are making it for! Ask them what they prefer in a yarn, if there are any allergies, and their pick of a color. I usually recommend a washable yarn since it will more than likely be used over and over again.
My favorite types of yarn to make baby blankets with are acrylic yarns (easy to wash), cotton yarns and soft chenille velvet type yarns.
Acrylic yarns are a great choice for baby blankets because they are easy to care for and will look great wash after wash. Some of my favorite acrylic yarns are Caron Simply Soft by Yarnspirtaions, Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand and We Crochet Brava Worsted.
Cotton yarns are a great choice for baby blankets, especially in the Summer, since they are a breathable fiber and easy to clean. One of my favorite cotton yarns to use for blankets is 24/7 Cotton, since it has a beautiful sheen to it and is available in a wire array of colors. I also like using Comfy Cotton (a cotton blend) by Lion Brand to for crocheting in summer for baby blankets.
Soft Chenille Yarns
Chenille yarns are so fun to work up because they are soft and make a blanket that is extra cuddly. I recommend using on the single crochet stitch with the velvet type yarns because they stitches can worm (or come loose) which can create a messy blanket.
Polyester yarns are easy to make into baby blankets because they are a chenille style yarn that is soft and breathable. My favorite polyester yarn to use is Bernat Baby Blanket yarn since it is a super bulky six yarn that works up quickly.
Overall, there are so many yarn choices, brands and fibers, so you will always be able to find a good match of yarn for your baby gift. Below, the baby blanket & lovey patterns have a variety of different yarn brands that were used. I linked them all up, so you’ll be able to see the fiber content and the color choices, be it bright colors or neutral colors, that are best for you and your client.
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes
If you have ever wondered what size a crochet baby blanket should be, then I can help! Crocheted blankets can really come in any size. Many baby blanket patterns will have the size listed within in the pattern, but may also have sizes that are even larger. Be sure to look over the pattern you pick to be sure of the size baby blanket you are going to make.
The most common sizes for baby blankets are lovey, strollers, receiving and baby. These are just suggested sizes, and the blanket sizes will more than likely vary from pattern to pattern.
|Blanket Size||Dimensions (inches)||Dimensions (cm)|
|Lovey||12 x 12||30 x 30|
|Cradle (Small)||15 x 30||38 x 76|
|Cradle (Large)||18 x 33||46 x 84|
|Stroller||30 x 35||76 x 89|
|Crib||30 x 36||76 x 91|
|Receiving||40 x 40||102 x 102|
|Baby||42 x 52||107 x 132|
Are you ready to pick your new favorite baby blanket pattern? I hope you love this roundup of free crochet baby blanket patterns! Happy Crocheting.
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
Have a look at some of the best free baby blankets you can crochet below! Most of the patterns are great baby blankets for beginners to try and use simple stitches. I hope you enjoy this collection of easy crochet blanket patterns!
Granny Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
This free crochet baby blanket pattern uses a classic stitch and easy stitch; the double crochet (dc). The easy dc stitches make it the perfect for this beginner-friendly baby blanket pattern for newer crocheters. Plus, the design shows different colors striped suggestions, so it can be made in any color as a gift. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Granny Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Brava Worsted Weight Yarn for this pattern on WeCrochet or Knit Picks.
Bobble Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
You’ll love that this beautiful baby blanket uses only three crochet stitches and has amazing texture. Plus, It is available in 7 bonus sizes, so you can make one of these beautiful blankets for everyone you know. Handmade crochet blankets make the perfect gift at any age. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Crocheted Bobble Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Bernat Softee Baby for this pattern.
Granny Ripple Baby Blanket
This easy pattern is a granny ripple stitch that is worked in a chevron design. It creates a classic handmade baby blanket design and makes the perfect gift. If a solid color design isn’t for you, then you can use a variegated yarn or stripes to add a little fun. As a bonus, this blanket has a video tutorial to go along with it, so learning how to crochet this baby afghan pattern will be easy! Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Ripple Granny Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Red Heart Soft Baby Steps for this pattern
Ripple Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
This modern ripple baby crib blanket is a great go-to gift for a baby and looks great in a variety of colors. If you don’t like the color change, you can use just one yarn color to make a solid blanket. Designed by Jess Coppam
Get the Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Baby Soft Yarn from Lion Brand to make this project.
Chevron Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
A classic chevron design is perfect for a baby blanket and can be crocheted in one color or made into a multi-colored blanket. This easy crochet baby blanket pattern uses only single crochet stitches, so it’s a simple make. If you love crocheting ripple blankets, then you’ll love this one too. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Feels Like Butta yarn to make this baby blankie!
Quick Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
This easy to make crocheted blanket uses yarn that is extra soft for baby skin! You’ll love that this soft blanket that uses simple stitches and truly an easy crochet pattern to make. Designed by Shehnaaz
Get the Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Pattern below to get started on this easy project.
Use Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn to make this cozy crochet pattern.
Corner to Corner Crochet Baby Blanket
This heart blanket design is made with the corner to corner technique and all double crochet stitches. This beautiful crochet corner to corner blanket is a free design that has step-by-step instructions to show you how to work from one corner to the next corner easily! Designed by Easy Crochet
Get the Crocheted Heart Baby Blanket Pattern below to learn how to make this cotton baby blanket!
Use the Comfy Cotton Blend to make this quick project.
Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
If you love unique patterns that will be sure to become an heirloom, then this square blanket design is for you. This beautiful blanket is made using a simple stitch and can be customized in any color you wish for a special gift for a new baby. Designed by Sarah Zimmerman.
Get the Moss Stitch Square Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Caron Cakes Yarn to make this blanket.
Blanket Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Made in a classic pink & white color palette, this design is great to make for beginners who are looking for a sweet gift for a baby girl. Since it uses basic stitches, this single crochet and double crochet baby blanket is easy to make and great for newer crocheters to try. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Blanket Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern below.
Use Baby Soft Yarn from Lion Brand to make this project.
Ruffle Edge Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
The best part of this sweet blanket design is the polka dots in a contrasting color, which adds great texture to this crochet blanket pattern. This finished blanket makes the perfect baby blanket size or toddler blanket! Designed by Lauren Brown
Get the free crochet toddler blanket pattern with Polka Dots below.
Use Vanna’s Choice Yarn from Lion Brand to start this gift.
Simple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
This baby blanket design is fast to make since it uses bulky yarn. This chunky and cozy blanket is perfect for a quick baby shower gift. Designed by Amanda Saladin
Get the Easy Weekend Baby Blanket pattern below.
Get the Big Twist Natural Blend Yarn to make this blanket!
Striped Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
If you are looking for a stunning textured pattern for baby this easy blanket may be it. This single crochet and triple crochet baby blanket is easy to make and t is the perfect size for a newborn baby at 27″ X 25″. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the Striped Crochet Baby Blanket pattern below.
Use Big Twist yarn to make this project.
Rainbow Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
If you want to crochet a colorful blanket that uses a fun stitch, then this quick project is the one for you. This gorgeous blanket is a one of-a-kind design that can be made in any color palette you desire. Designed by Sigoni Schaap
Get the Striped Rainbow Baby Blanket pattern.
Use Paintbox Yarn Simply DK to make this bright blanket.
Seedling Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
If you want a beautifully textured heirloom quality and adorable baby gift, then this blanket is for you! This beginner crochet baby blanket can be made in any color for your new addition. Designed by Ashleigh Kiser
Get the Crochet Seedling Blanket pattern
Use Touch of Cashmere yarn to complete this design.
Finley Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
This simple two stitch baby blanket design is perfect for beginner crocheters and works up quickly. Available to make in four different baby blanket sizes such as lovey, baby, receiving and stroller blanket sizes. Designed by Krista Cagle
Get the easy blanket pattern for the Finley below.
Use Heartland yarn to complete this design.
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
Check out a few of my favorite free blanket patterns below too!
Jane Throw Blanket Free Pattern – The Jane crochet throw blanket uses the moss stitch and is a great beginner-friendly blanket that can be crocheted in eight sizes.
Alissa Crochet Blanket Free Pattern – The Alissa afghan pattern is simple to crochet and looks quite unique when finished, even though basic crochet stitches are used.
- American Flag Crochet Patterns for Blankets
- Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern (8 Sizes)
- Free C2C Crochet Graphgan Patterns
- Free Christmas Crochet Blanket Patterns
- Textured Crochet Afghan Pattern (+7 Sizes!)
- Modern Square Blanket Pattern
- Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (+7 Bonus Sizes)
- Textured Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Corner to Corner Heart Blanket for Baby
- Warm Up America Crochet Rectangle #2
- Warm Up America Textured Crochet Rectangle #1
- How to Crochet a Granny Square for Absolute Beginners
- Ombre Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra
- Easy Crochet Baby Blanket with Ripples
- Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
- The Andy Crochet Throw Blanket
- Emily Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Common Questions About Crochet Baby Blankets
How Many Crochet stitches are in a baby blanket?
This number of stitches in a baby blanket will vary from pattern to pattern. It will also depend on the yarn weight and hook size as well. The average baby blanket size is 42″ x 52″ or 107 cm x 132 cm. So, if you crochet a baby blanket at that size with a four weight yarn and just the single crochet stitch you would use approximately 28,670 stitches total.
How Many Skeins of Yarn do you need to crochet a blanket?
To make a 42″ x 52″ crochet baby blanket, you will need 13 to 14 skeins of Vanna’s choice Yarn in the 171 yard size using the single crochet stitch. Follow along with our single crochet blanket in the baby size and follow gauge to make a similar pattern.
How Long Should It take to Crochet a Baby Blanket?
For most crocheters, On average, a few days to a week is the time you will need to crochet a baby blanket. But time estimate this will depend on your skill level, the yarn used, and the complexity of the baby blanket pattern you want to make.
How Many Chains Do you Need for a Crochet Baby Blanket?
You will need 148 chains to make a 42″ wide baby blanket using four weight yarn and a 4.5 mm crochet hook. Follow along with this row by row using the single crochet stitch for 195 rows to make a 42″ x 52″ crochet baby blanket.
How Long Should a Baby Blanket Be in Crochet?
A baby blanket should be about 52″ long.
What Should I Use as a Border on a Baby Blanket?
You can use any edging or border pattern on baby blankets you prefer. I enjoy simple border patterns like the single crochet stitch edging. If you’d like to take a look at more choices for borders, browse through this blanket border post for inspiration.
What is the Best Crochet Stitch for a Baby Blanket?
The best stitch for a baby blanket is the half double crochet (hdc). It is easy to make, great for beginners and creates a tight stitch which is perfect for baby blankets.