Are you new to crochet and looking for an easy to crochet baby blanket? If so, this happens to be the easiest crochet baby blanket pattern that you can make!
Scroll down to learn how to crochet a baby blanket that uses one stitch, which means that it is great for beginner crocheters. It can be made in a lovey size blanket as well as a stroller size blanket as well.
You can use the free pattern here on the blog or purchase a ready to print AD-FREE PDF with four sizes in the pattern shop! The PDF includes Lovey, Stroller, Receiving & Baby blanket sizes.
Crochet Stitches to Know to Crochet a Baby Blanket
I know what you’re thinking. I am new to crocheting. Don’t worry! There are only a few crochet stitches you’ll need to know to make this easy crochet baby blanket, which are the single crochet and chain stitch.
Learn more about the single crochet stitch & chain stitch below.
Single Crochet (SC):
- Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook.
- Bring the yarn over (YO) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain from back to front (2 loops on hook).
- YO and pull through both loops on the hook.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Learn this stitch →
Chain Stitch (CH):
- 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.
Extra Help: Watch the single crochet photo lesson too if you are more of a visual learner.
The Yarn To make a Cozy Baby Blanket
For this entire baby blanket, I used Bernat Blanket Yarn, which is an amazingly soft and chunky yarn.
Yarnspirations Bernat Blanket yarn is a bulky chenille-style yarn that is extra cozy, chunky and all-around perfect for creating blankets like this baby blanket and other projects specifically for fall and winter! It also is available in a range of color, so you’ll be able to pick a yarn color to match the new baby you are crocheting it for
It is 100% polyester and is considered a super bulky 6 yarn which means fast, quick projects that are machine washable and dryable!
Baby BlanketBuy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →
For this baby blanket, I used the colorway baby pink, but you can use any yarn color you’d prefer for your blanket since there’s a big variety to pick from.
Don’t you wish you could start crocheting with this right now?
The Simple Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Basic
- Size 9 mm crochet hook
- Bernat Baby Blanket yarn or any super bulky 6 yarn. See chart.
- Yarn needle
Crochet Stitch Abbreviations
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
Want more sizes? An AD-FREE PDF of this pattern is available in the shop that includes lovey, stroller, receiving and baby sizes.
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Lovey & Stroller stitch counts are shown in parentheses ()
Foundation Row: Ch 22 (54)
Row 1: Starting in the second ch from the hook sc, sc in every ch across, turn. 21 (53)
Row 2: Ch 1, starting in first stitch sc, sc across the entire row in each st, turn. 21 (53)
Row 3 – 15: repeat row 2 (21)
Row 3 – 44: repeat row 2 (53)
Fasten off yarn with scissors and weave in loose ends throughout the blanket with a yarn needle.