Are you looking for a beautifully textured crochet baby blanket?
The Finley crocheted baby blanket is the blanket for you! This blanket uses only two basic stitches and works up fast! Plus, the best part is that it can be made in four different baby blanket sizes. Sound good?
If so, read on down to learn about the yarn I used plus the two easy stitches, so you can make this easy baby blanket! Learn more below about the yarn, stitches, and sizes you can make the Finely baby blanket in! Enjoy + Happy Crocheting!
I knew I wanted a soft yarn to be used for this baby design. Since this blanket will be next to babies skin, the yarn needed to be cozy. Immediately Heartland Yarn from Lion Brand came to mind! It is a velvety soft 100% acrylic yarn with drape which is perfect for blankets. I made this example blanket in the color Grand Canyon because it is a neutral shade that would be great for a baby boy or baby girl.
Take a look at the yarn below and check out all the amazing colors you can make your new blanket in. Click the image to see. You won’t be disappointed.
Plus, it is machine washable and dryable which is perfect for blankets that will more than likely need to be washed frequently.
This blanket uses only two simple beginner-friendly crochet stitches. You will need to know how to single crochet and double crochet. That’s it!
The pattern is worked in a simple repeat of one row of single crochets and then a row of alternating half double crochets and single crochets. The hdc and sc combination create a texture and unique look that looks way more complicated than it is!
If you’d like a refresher, take a peek at the links below that have tutorials and videos for both stitches.
Once you feel confident about the stitches, then you can start on the free patterns below!
The Blanket Sizes
As I previously mentioned, this baby blanket can be made in four different sizes.
- Lovey: 12″ x 12“
- Stroller: 35″ x 32“
- Receiving: 40″ x 40“
- Baby: 52″ x 44″
I have the complete yardage and number of skeins you’ll need to make each size below here on the blog as a free pattern. If you’d prefer, you can get the ad-free PDF in the Easy Crochet shop or in my Etsy shop as well. If you’d like to make it in a different size, you can always use our blanket resizing calculator.
Enjoy this easy baby blanket pattern and happy blanket making!
Finley Baby Blanket Video Tutorial
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The Finley Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Lion Brand’s Heartland Yarn in Grand Canyon or any medium weight #4 yarn (see chart for exact yardage)
- Size H crochet hook 5 mm
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
- 15 sts x 15 rows = 4″ x 4″
- The gauge pattern is ch 16 and follow pattern as written
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- This pattern is written in standard US terms
- Find the complete Finley crochet kit with yarn and pattern at lionbrand.com for sale.
Finished Blanket Sizes & Yardage
- If you’d like to make a custom size blanket, work an even number starting ch
- See chart for standard finished sizes & yardage needed
- Skein used was the 5 oz & 251 yard size.
|Starting Chs||Rows||Total Yardage||Total Skeins|
The Free Pattern
Get the PDF version in our pattern shop.
To Start: Ch 46 (120, 150, 166)
Sizes available are Lovey, Stroller, Receiving and Baby (see chart)
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook sc, sc into each ch across, turn. 45 (119, 149, 165)
Row 2: Ch 1, in the first st hdc, sc into the next st, *hdc into the next, sc into the next st, rep from * across ending with 1 hdc in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, in the first st sc, sc into every st across, turn.
Row 4 to (see chart) : Rep rows 2 & 3
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends throughout blanket
You are done!
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