18 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for Beginners

Are you searching for a new pattern to crochet a baby blanket?

If so, you’ll love this roundup of adorable free crochet baby blankets that are all easy to make, beginner-friendly and great for newborns to older babies, plus they all would make a great baby shower gift too!

18 easy beginner crochet blanket patterns
Read on down to find some of the best easy baby blanket to crochet!

Why You’ll Love Making These Easy Blankets

You are going to love making one of these easy crochet baby blankets because they work up fast, they are easy to customize with any yarn color you wish, plus, they are a small project. It’s a win all around!

If you’re ready to get started, then scroll on down to find your next favorite crocheted baby blanket pattern from our list.

Find these free baby blanket crochet patterns below

Free Crochet Blankets for Baby

Below you can explore the best crochet baby blanket patterns 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 various 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 easy baby blanket crochet patterns, too.

Easy Baby Blankets Free Crochet Patterns
Modern Granny Blanket using We Crochet Brava Yarn

What is The Best Yarn for Baby Blankets?

What is the best yarn to make a baby blanket with? I get this question a lot, and the answer is that it depends on the family you are making it for!

Tip: Ask the person who you are making the baby blanket for 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

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, all of which are a worsted weight yarn (aka medium weight yarn).

Cotton Yarns

Cotton yarns are also 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. They are both a four weight yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) that are lightweight and easy to work with.

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 the single crochet stitch with the velvet type yarns because the stitches can worm (or come loose) which can create a messy blanket.

Polyester Yarns

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 weight that works up quickly. If you haven’t tried Bernat baby blanket, then you need to as soon as you get the chance!

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 various 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.

A good deal of crochet 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 crochet baby blankets are lovey, strollers, receiving and baby. These are just suggested sizes, and the finished blanket sizes will more than likely vary from pattern to pattern.

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)
Lovey12 x 1230 x 30
Cradle (Small)15 x 30 38 x 76
Cradle (Large)18 x 33 46 x 84
Stroller30 x 3576 x 89
Crib30 x 36 76 x 91
Receiving40 x 40102 x 102
Baby42 x 52107 x 132
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes

Are you ready to pick your new favorite crochet baby blanket pattern? I hope you love this roundup of the best free crochet baby blanket patterns.  Happy Crocheting.

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Take 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 all use a simple stitch pattern. I hope you enjoy this baby afghan crochet pattern collection!

Granny Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This free crochet baby blanket pattern uses a classic stitch and easy stitch; the double crochet stitch (dc). The easy double crochet stitch makes it the perfect for this beginner-friendly baby blanket 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 crochet baby blankets on WeCrochet or Knit Picks.

Bobble Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

You’ll love that this beautiful and snuggly baby blanket uses only three crochet stitches and has amazing texture. Plus, This bobble puff stitch blanket 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 yarn 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 yarn for this pattern

Easy Crochet Shell Baby Blanket

This pattern features the classic and timeless shell stitch, creating a gorgeous and delicate texture that is both soft and warm. The pattern is designed for intermediate crocheters and is easy to follow, so even if you’re new to crochet, you can create a stunning blanket that will be treasured for years to come.

This adorable heirloom blanket is design Designed by Krista Cagle

Get the Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern below.

Use Paintbox Simply Super Chunky yarn for this pattern

Ripple Baby Blanket 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 Crochet Pattern

A classic chevron design is perfect for a baby blanket and can be crocheted in one color or made into a multicolored 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 Crochet Pattern

This easy to make crocheted blanket uses yarn that is extra soft for baby skin! You’ll love that this soft blanket made with Bernat baby that uses simple stitches and truly an easy crochet pattern to make. If you need a gift for baby boys or baby girls, then this is the blanket for you! 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. Or swap out the yarn for Bernat Baby Velvet.

Corner to Corner Crochet Baby Blanket

This cute 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 yarn to make this quick project.

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket 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 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 new baby girl. Since it uses basic stitches, this single crochet and double crochet stitch 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 Crochet Pattern

The best part of this cute 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 Crochet Pattern

If you are looking for a stunning textured pattern for baby, this easy crochet blanket may be it. This single crochet stitch and triple crochet baby blanket is easy to make and is the perfect size for a newborn baby at 27″ X 25″. Designed by Krista Cagle

Get the Striped Crochet Baby afghan pattern below.

Use Big Twist yarn to make this project.

Rainbow Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

If you want to crochet a cute and 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 pattern below.

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. Plus, the way the stitches are tightly crocheted makes this a warm baby blanket for wintertime. 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 easy stitch pattern 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 using worsted weight yarn.

Use Heartland yarn from Lion Brand to complete this design.

Riley Easy Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

This simple stitch baby blanket is easy to make since it uses just two stitches. It is available in just one size, a 40″ x 40″ and is perfect for a lap blanket or baby shower gift. Designed by Krista Cagle

Get the easy blanket pattern for the Riley below using worsted weight yarn.

Use Caron Simply Soft yarn from Yarnspirations to complete this design.

Spring Baby Blanket Pattern

If you are looking for a crocheted baby blanket for Spring, then this is the pattern for you!

You’ll love the that it uses an easy stitch that has amazing texture, works up fast with a simple stripe design. Designed by Krista Cagle

Get the easy blanket pattern for the Spring Baby Blanket below using worsted weight yarn.

Use Heartland yarn from Lion Brand to complete this baby blanket design.

More Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

If you enjoy this type of roundup of free crochet patterns for baby blankets, then you will probably like these articles from Easy Crochet with more free crochet pattern ideas too.

  1. 5 Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns
  2. 33 Unique Crochet Stitches for Blankets & Afghans
  3. 6 Modern Crochet Blanket and Afghan Projects

More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns

Check out a few of my favorite free blanket patterns below too! These two patterns below are my favorite blankets and are also a crocheter favorite here on Easy Crochet.

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. So, this pattern is a great addition to your crochet baby blankets collection too!

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.

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Easy to Crochet Baby Blanket Free Crochet Patterns

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 design or 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 will be half double crochet stitches (hdc). Half double crochet stitches are easy to learn and a great beginner stitch to try. This basic stitch is easy to make, great for beginners and creates a tight stitch which is perfect for baby blankets.


    1. Hi!

      This is a round up of baby blanket patterns I found on the Internet from myself and other bloggers that I thought crocheters would enjoy. There is a picture of each pattern with a blue button beside each that says, “Get the Pattern” which will then take you to the free pattern. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.


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