Simple Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

This simple stitch blanket is perfect for those of us who LOVE basic crochet designs! If you are looking for an easy go-to handmade baby gift for a baby shower, then this easy crochet blanket is the one. This would make the perfect blanket for a baby boy or baby girl, plus, it’s easy to customize to any color you wish to use!

Learn more below to get started on this lovely crochet baby blanket pattern!

Crochet Stitches For A Baby Blanket

Since I love easy to crochet blankets, I knew that I had to design this one with some basic crochet stitches! I decided to use the single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochets!

I’ll link each one up below, so you’ll have an easy reference to go back to if you get stuck.

Common Crochet Stitches in a Baby Blanket

  1. Single Crochet: This is a simple stitch that is one of the first stitches you learn when you’re beginning to crochet. Take a peek at a few of our tutorials to learn more about this easy stitch which will be used in this baby blanket. written single crochet tutorial & video single crochet lesson
  2. Half Double Crochet: The half double crochet stitch is another beginner stitch that will be used in this blanket. It works up faster than a single crochet and creates a beautiful blanket every time! written half double crochet tutorial & video half double crochet lesson
  3. Double Crochet: The double crochet (DC) is used in this baby blanket pattern to written double crochet & video double crochet lesson

How to Change the Size of a Baby Blanket

To change the size of this easy blanket design, all you will need to know is that you will always start with a chain in a multiple of three (3) then add two (2) chains to that number.

Super easy right? I did not include detailed instructions to make this blanket bigger or smaller, but you can figure it out by using the multiple above. If you’d like to make a lovey size, crib size (stroller) or other size, take a look at my blanket sizing tips and blanket resizing calculator, so you can have a gauge of how big you should crochet this blanket.

Three Options for this Blanket Pattern

PDF Version

If you’d like the detailed PDF instructions for this baby blanket, I have them all together in a convenient PDF format that is available to purchase below.

Or A Kit?

Or you can grab the PDF baby blanket pattern & yarn as a kit from Lionbrand.com if you’d prefer too!

Free Pattern

Rather just work on the pattern from here? Keep on scrolling down for the free version here on the blog to use.

The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Blanket

This blanket is designed with a new anti-pill yarn from Lion Brand called Basic Stitch.

It is an acrylic yarn that can hold up to everyday wear and tear, which is just what you’ll need with a baby blanket! If it does pill, all you will need to do is throw it in the washing machine, and the pill will disappear, which is perfect for a busy household!

I suggest you take a look at the Lion brand website to see all the beautiful color choices that are available in solids, heather and more. Check them out here.

The yarn for this post was generously supplied to me by my friends at Lionbrand.com! Thank you!

If you’d like this pattern in an inexpensive printable PDF form get that here or read on down to find the free pattern here on the blog with ads.

Either way – Happy Blanket Making!

Simple Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

You will need a size I 5.5 mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle & four weight Basic Stitchttps://easycrochet.com/tag/basic-stitch/h -anti-pilling- yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in the following colors.

  • Frost 160 yards – COLOR A
  • Blue 150 yards – COLOR B
  • Navy 150 yards – COLOR C
  • Silver 150 yards – COLOR D

The colors in the pattern are as follows:

  • COLOR A (frost)
  • COLOR B (turquoise heather)
  • COLOR C (steel blue)
  • COLOR D (silver heather)

Notes

Crochet Stitches & Abbreviations

Be sure to click on the links that are included with the abbreviations if you’d like a refresher on these types of stitches.

Gauge

  • 4.5″ x 4.5″ swatch using a starting chain of 14 x 12 rows by following written pattern

Finished Size

  • (approximately) 36″ X 36″ inches

Stitch Chart

The Blanket Pattern Steps

The pattern below is for a baby blanket size 36″ x 36″

To Begin: Ch 107 with COLOR A

Foundation Row: in the second CH from the hook SC, SC into each CH across, turn. (106)

Row 1: CH 2, in the first ST {1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC}, SK 2 STS, * {1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC} in next ST, SK 2, REP from * end with 1 SC in last ST, turn. (106)

Row 2: REP row 1

Row 3: CH 1, SC into the first ST, SC into each ST across, turn. (106)

Row 4: REP row 3

Row 5 & 6: REP row 1

Row 7 & 8: REP row 3

Row 9 & 10: REP row 1

Row 11 & 12: REP row 3

Row 13: Change to COLOR B, REP row 1

Row 14: REP row 1

Row 15 & 16: REP row 3

Row 17 & 18: REP row 1

Row 19 & 20: REP row 3

Row 21 & 22: REP row 1

Row 23 & 24: REP row 3

Row 25: Change to COLOR C, REP row 1

Row 26: REP row 1

Row 27 & 28: REP row 3

Row 29 & 30: REP row 1

Row 31 & 32: REP row 3

Row 33 & 34: REP row 1

Row 35 & 36: REP row 3

Row 37: Change to COLOR D, REP row 1

Row 38: REP row 1

Row 39 & 40: REP row 3

Row 41 & 42: REP row 1

Row 43 & 44: REP row 3

Row 45 & 46: REP row 1

Row 47 & 48: REP row 3

Row 49 & 50: REP row 1

Row 51 & 52: REP row 3

Row 53 & 54: REP row 1

Row 55 & 56: REP row 3

Row 57 & 58: REP row 1

Row 59 & 60: REP row 3

Row 61: Change to COLOR C, REP row 1

Row 62: REP row 1

Row 63 & 64: REP row 3

Row 65 & 66: REP row 1

Row 67 & 68: REP row 3

Row 69 & 70: REP row 1

Row 71 & 72: REP row 3

Row 73: Change to COLOR B, REP row 1

Row 74: REP row 1

Row 75 & 76: REP row 3

Row 77 & 78: REP row 1

Row 79 & 80: REP row 3

Row 81 & 82: REP row 1

Row 83 & 84: REP row 3

Row 85: Change to COLOR A, REP row 1

Row 86: REP row 1

Row 87 & 88: REP row 3

Row 89 & 90: REP row 1

Row 91 & 92: REP row 3

Row 93 & 94: REP row 1

Row 95 & 96: REP row 3

Finishing: Fasten off yarn and weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle securely.

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More Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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Crochet Blanket pattern that is perfect for baby shower gifts

11 Comments

  1. Krista, is there instructions above that missed for how to make the blanket bigger?
    Thanks

    1. Hi April.

      There is! There is a section that talks about how to change size of the blanket about 6 paragraphs in. To change the size always start with a chain in a multiple of three (3) then add two (2) chains

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  2. Your row 11&12 is not where it should be in the pattern. Instead of being after 9&10, it’s after 21&22 on the free pattern on your website. I already made the mistake and don’t feel like frogging the whole second section, so I’ll just mimic the error on the other end. Thank you for the free pattern. It’s a beautiful stitch pattern.

    1. Thanks, Audra! I fixed it! I probably moved it somehow when I was in there. Oops! Thanks for finding it, and I am so glad you like the pattern. 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  3. How many skeins did you use??

    1. Hi Lois,
      I used 150-160 yards of each, and each skein usually has 180 yards in it according to lionbrand.com, so approximately four total skeins.

      Happy Crocheting.

      Krista

    1. Hi Sharon,

      It is a square. It just looks like a rectangle from the way I styled it for the photos.

      Krista

  4. Jean Allen says:

    P.S. This stitch combination is both beautiful and interesting! Hope I can find time to try it someday!

  5. Jean Allen says:

    Krista, Will you be uploading this pattern to Ravelry? I’ve saved this link, but I do like to keep my favorites saved in Ravelry as well — where I can use multiple “tags” for cross-referencing them with different words and ideas. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jean, I just added it 🙂 Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

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