The Finley Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

Are you looking for a beautifully textured and easy to crochet baby blanket?

If so, then the Finley crocheted baby blanket is the blanket for you! I designed this blanket so it only uses two basic stitches, which means it works up fast and is easy to make. Plus, the best part is that it can be made in four different baby blanket sizes.

The Finley easy crochet baby blanket pattern that uses only two crochet stitches

How to Crochet the Finley Blanket

If you’re ready to get crocheting, then read on down to learn about the yarn I used plus the two easy stitches, so you can make this easy baby blanket today!

I hope you enjoy this pattern and happy crocheting.

The Yarn

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!


This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.


Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 251yd / 230m (200yd / 183m in prints)
Hook: 6 mm (J-10)
Substitute: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

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It is a velvety soft 100% acrylic yarn with drape, which is perfect for blankets that is a worsted weight yarn (aka medium weight yarn).

I made this example baby blanket in the color Grand Canyon because it is a neutral shade that would be great for a baby boy or baby girl baby shower gift.

Take a look at the yarn above and check out all the wonderful colors you can make your new baby blanket in. You won’t be disappointed.

Plus, this yarn is machine washable and dryable, which is perfect for blankets that will more than likely need to be washed frequently.

baby blanket crochet pattern in four different sizes

The Stitches

This baby blanket uses only two simple beginner-friendly crochet stitches. You will have to know how to single crochet and double crochet. That’s it!

This baby blanket pattern is worked in a simple repeat of one row of single crochet stitches (sc) and then a row of alternating half double crochets (hdc) and single crochets. The hdc and sc stitch combination create a texture and unique blanket that looks way more complicated than it is to make!

If you’d like a refresher on these crochet stitches, take a peek at the links below that have crochet tutorials and crochet videos for both stitches of this blanket.

Once you feel confident about these basic crochet stitches, then you can start on the free blanket patterns below!

The Baby Blanket Sizes

As I previously mentioned, this baby blanket design can be made in four different blanket 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 blanket size below here on the blog as a free pattern.

textured crochet baby blanket pattern
Make the Finley in four baby blanket sizes with the free crochet pattern below.

Finley Baby Blanket Video Tutorial

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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!

The Finley Blanket Crochet Pattern

Skill Level: Easy



  • 15 sts x 15 rows = 4″ x 4″
  • The gauge pattern is ch 16 and follow pattern as written

Crochet Abbreviations

  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain


  • This free pattern is written in standard US terms
  • Find the complete Finley crochet kit with yarn and pattern at for sale.
  • If you’d like to add a border, take a look at a few of my favorites, that would be a perfect edging for a blanket.

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
  • The skein used was the 5 oz & 251 yard size.
Starting ChsRowsTotal Yardage (skeins)
Lovey 12″ x 12″4630190 (1)
Stroller 30″ x 35″120881476 (6)
Receiving 40″ x 40″1501002109 (9)
Baby 42″ x 52″1661303016 (13)
Use our blanket resizing calculator for different blanket sizes

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 the 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 the blanket

Crochet Diagram

Here is the crochet diagram using standard symbols.

You are done!

Finley Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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More Free Crochet Baby Patterns

Take a look at some of my other favorite crochet baby blanket patterns as well!

Finley Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern with Textured stitches


  1. Hi! How long did this take you to make the blanket?and what size did you do? the pattern is simply adorable!!

    1. Hi Katherine,

      This took me about a week or so, but I didn’t work on it continuously. And the finished size shown is the baby blanket size.
      I am so glad you like this pattern and if you do make one I’d love to see!


  2. At the beginning of this it say to use a size 6 crochet hook but further down it says to use a 5. Which one?
    Thank you… the pattern

    1. Hi! The box that highlights heartland yarn shows the information about the yarn from the label. The label does suggest a 6 mm crochet hook, but I used a 5 mm crochet hook for this particular pattern.


  3. At the beginning of this you mentioned to use a size y crochet hook but further down you say to use a 5. Which one is correct?
    Thank you for the pattern. It is so pretty.

    1. Hi Cathy,

      I don’t see where it says Y crochet hook in the pattern. Please let me know where, so I can find it because it is a typo. The size I used is an H-5 mm crochet hook.

      Happy Crocheting!


  4. Love how simple and elegant this blanket looks. Can’t wait to get started.
    I’m wanting to use three colors though. I’m wondering if you would have a suggestion of when to change colors.
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Katie!

      I would suggest splitting the blanket into 3 sections of color. For example, if you are making the Lovey size, I’d suggest 10 rows of each color. Hope this helps, and happy crocheting.


  5. Hi! I love this pattern! I want to make it for a double size bed. Do you know what the measurements would be to make that size? Thank you!!

  6. Hello, I am a beginner and I bought yarn bee soft secret yarn and see the knit gauge is 20 stitches X 26 rows =4”x4”. Is this yarn usable for this project or do I need to get a thicker yarn despite it being labeled as medium 4? Thank you.

    1. Hi Devin,

      I’d work up the gauge swatch for the Finley and see what you get in 4″ x 4″ and be sure to use the recommended hook size for the blanket. If the swatch is too big then you can use a smaller hook size and if it is too small, you can use a bigger hook size.

      Happy Crocheting!


      1. Thank you for the advice! I will do that. Also, your videos are extremely helpful for a beginner like me. They are easy to follow. I look forward to starting my first project!

  7. This pattern made a beautiful blanket and I am entering it to a county fair. I’ll let you know if win! I would send a photo of it but I don’t know how to do that.

      1. I didn’t win first place but received honorable mention from the judges. There was about 15 entries for this class so it means a lot to me to be recognized for my work. I’ll be going to the fair tomorrow so I can see my blanket on display. I made it to fit a full size bed. I’m not sure how to attach a photo. I used ivory color yarn.

  8. I made this beautiful blanket in a large size and it turned out perfect. Thank you for the pattern. I am going to enter this at the county fair in July. If I don’t win that is okay because I want everyone to see it. It will be on display for a month.

  9. Beautiful blanket! Think this would work with a chunky #5 yarn? I have this beautiful yarn I’m itching to use.

  10. I’m an intermediate crocheter and love all your patterns. Crochet doesn’t have to be difficult to be beautiful.

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