Have you been looking for a simple and beautiful baby blanket pattern? If so, this blanket stitch blanket is it!
This easy crochet baby blanket pattern is a quick baby shower gift! It works up quick, and it is a beginner-friendly blanket, which means it will be the perfect project for new crocheters who’d like to try something a bit harder.
Scroll on down for the free crocheted baby blanket pattern (and 14 bonus blanket sizes as well!), or purchase the ad-free PDF and learn how to make the blanket stitch in crochet! I hope you enjoy this simple and beautiful blanket.
A Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
You will need only a few materials and basic crochet knowledge to complete thisbaby blanket pattern, which makes it a perfect beginner-friendly crochet blanket project! I’ll talk a bit more about the crochet stitches and the yarn you’ll need to make this baaby blanket below.
Crochet Stitches for A Baby Blanket
There are only a few easy crochet stitches you’ll need to know to crochet this baby blanket. If you can double crochet, single crochet & chain then you are good to go with this pattern. If you are having doubts, please don’t worry because you can do this! Take a look below at each stitch explanation to get a better understanding of how each stitch is made in this blanket.
Double Crochet (dc):
- Wrap the yarn over (yo) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
- Yo the hook again, draw the yarn through the st, so there are 3 loops on the hook
- Yo the hook again draw it through 2 loops, so there are 2 loops on the hook
- Yo the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.
Single Crochet (sc):
- Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
- Bring the yarn over (Yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
- Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.
Chain Stitch (ch):
A simple crochet stitch that often forms the foundation of what crochet stitches are worked into during projects.
- Make a slip knot.
- Insert hook into slip knot point first, bring yarn over the shaft of the hook from back to front and grab it with the throat of the hook.
- Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto the hook. This movement will make one chain stitch
- Repeat steps two and three until you have the desired number of stitches for a pattern. One loop will remain on hook.
The Perfect Yarn for This Baby Blanket
To create the beautiful color in this blanket I used Lion Brand Baby Soft Yarn in Parfait, which is a 60% acrylic & 40% nylon blend. This yarn is incredibly soft & cozy, which means its perfect for swaddling a baby.
Furthermore, it is available in some pretty fabulous colorways too! You’ll want to check them out the next time you are perusing the yarn aisle!
Do you want to use a different yarn?
You can find a ton of suggestions for thread online at places such as Amazon, or you take a peek inside your local craft store to find a suitable yarn too.
You Can Make This Blanket in Any Color
Don’t you love the way the blanket stitch looks? Plus, I love how the Parfait Print color changes colors and has hints of pink throughout this baby blanket. What a perfect color for a sweet baby girl! Can you imagine this in soft mint green or pastel blue?
Any color would look perfect for a handmade crochet baby gift, since the whole Baby Soft colorway is just for baby apparel.
Tip: Hold Two Strands Together at Once
This blanket stitch baby blanket works by holding two strands of yarn together simultaneously. I love using this technique because it makes it work up fast and gives it an extra cozy touch. I also used this technique on this blanket stitch pattern too, if you’d like to take a look.
You will be holding the pink and white yarn together for the entire blanket, which I will explain more about below.
The Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft Yarn
- Color A: Parfait Print or any three weight yarn.
- Color B: White or any three weight yarn.
- Size J crochet hook 6.00 mm
- Yarn needle
- Measuring Tape
Crochet Stitch Abbreviations
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- dc(s) = double crochet(s)
- sc(s) = single crochet(s)
- sk = skip
- rep = repeat
- The blanket pattern is in US terms
- To make this blanket larger or smaller, always make sure your starting chain it is in a multiple of 3.
- Make the blanket, holding two skeins of yarn (Color A & Color B) together at the same time.
- Looking for a border? Browse through these favorite blanket border selections.
- Stitch counts at the end of the rows will be one less than the starting ch. So for example if you make the lovey and ch 41 your row 1 st count will be 40.
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- Ch 12 x 6 rows – 3.5″ x 3.5″
- Follow pattern below by chaining 12 for 6 rows to check gauge.
Foundation Row: ch a multiple of 3 using the blanket size chart below as a reference, holding together 2 skeins of yarn at once. (Color A & Color B)
Row 1: in the 3rd ch from the hook 2 dcs, * sk 2 chs, in next ch do 1 sc & 2 dcs, repeat from * across until you are left with 3 chs, sk 2 chs, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 1 (counts as a sc) in the next st make 2 dcs, *sk 2 sts, in the next st make 1 sc & 2 dcs, rep from * across until you are left with 3 sts, sk 2 sts, sc into the top of the turning ch, turn.
Row 3 -(see chart): Rep row 2 for the remainder of the pattern.
Finishing: Fasten off the yarn and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
Size & Yardage Charts
|Lovey||232||1 color A, 1 color B|
|Cradle (Small)||713||1 color A, 1 color B|
|Cradle (Large)||945||2 color A, 2 color B|
|Stroller||1,658||3 color A, 3 color B|
|Crib||1,677||3 color A, 3 color B|
|Receiving||2,525||4 color A, 4 color B|
|Baby||3,430||5 color A, 5 color B|
|Lap||4,239||6 color A, 6 color B|
|Throw||4,914||7 color A, 7 color B|
|Twin||9,307||13 color A, 13 color B|
|Twin XL||9,865||14 color A, 14 color B|
|Full/Double||11,291||16 color A, 16 color B|
|Queen||14,143||20 color A, 20 color B|
|King||16,975||24 color A, 24 color B|
|Cal King||17,630||25 color A, 25 color B|
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