41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
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41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Learn how to crochet a baby blanket with the beautiful patterns in this collection.

Updated 3/1/21

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41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Easy crochet baby blanket patterns are the perfect new baby items for beginner crocheters to make. When it comes to baby shower gifts, nothing says you care quite like crocheted baby blankets. Whether it's colorful and pretty or understated and elegant, one of these beautiful projects can quickly become a family heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation. Kids will love growing up with their blankie and will use it as they age. In fact, many people hold on to their baby blankets and display them in their adult years.

Afghans can take time to make, but all that effort will make them very special. Luckily, many of these free baby afghan crochet patterns are simple enough for beginner and intermediate crocheters. In fact, you may just learn how to crochet a baby blanket for the first time with one of the projects in this collection. You can't go wrong with these crochet patterns for babies.

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Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for Beginners

Little ones will love curling up with their very own handmade heirloom. Branch out and try some patterns that include lace or unexpected shapes. Step outside the box and add an unexpected element to your easy crochet baby blanket patterns. Free projects like these make it so easy to get creative. These baby afghan tutorials are too darling.

Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern

The variegated yarn does most of the work for you with this easy pattern.

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Lavender Shell Afghan

The stitch detail in this project is GORGEOUS---make sure to scroll down and see the zoomed in stitches.

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Beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket

Create a soft pink blankie with this adorable pattern. The stitches used are so lovely.

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Cuddleworthy Crochet Baby Blanket

This vibrant pattern features wiggle rows of red, yellow, orange, and pink.

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Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

A bulky yarn makes this one super quick pattern to work up.

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Lingering over a Lullaby Blanket

Isn't this the sweetest name for a baby pattern? Ruffly edges add a darling detail.

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Just Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

The name of this pattern says it all. This is a super easy project composed mainly of half double crochets.

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Two-Color Ripple Waves Baby Blanket

If you're up for a ripple pattern, this is an easy one for beginners and includes a chart at the bottom for handy reference.

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Duchess Baby Blanket

Make a blankie fit for royalty! White yarn makes this a classic project for a baby boy or baby girl.

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Bluebell Baby Afghan

Basic cluster stitches make this an easy baby afghan to work up, and it's so simple to alter the colors in this project for a baby boy or baby girl.

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The Coziest Crocheted Baby Blanket Ever

Crochet in a certain loop to create the ridges you see in this pattern. The cushiest yarn makes this one fantastic project.

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Easy Ombre Baby Blanket

"Easy ombre" might seem like an oxymoron, but you can do it, I promise! Grab yarns in several shades of purple or any color of your choice to make this project.

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Easy Done in a Day Baby Blanket

The title says it all. This is one of the best projects to make if you're short on time! You can still make a great handmade gift even if the baby shower is, say, this weekend. The colors featured here are awesome neutral picks, too!

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Shooting Star Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This stellar blanket is great for boys and girls alike! A crochet star blanket like this one is great for beginners because it really only takes a few steps to get the basic pattern down pat.

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Granny Square Baby Afghans

Once you've created one blanket, you'll wonder how you lived without these fantastic crochet patterns for babies. Each pattern is completely unique and so much fun to make. Best of all, you can make an afghan while you watch TV or listen to music. Settle in and create meaningful handmade baby gifts like these - you won't regret it!

5 Side Baby Afghan

Rather than making a standard square or rectangular project, give this blanket with five sides a try!

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Poseys in the Squares Baby Blanket

The flowers in the middle of these granny squares are just too cute. They make the loveliest details for any baby afghan!

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Serene Seaside Squares Baby Blanket

Ocean hues are beautiful for baby afghans, and these squares are so easy to make you'll find yourself with a pile of them next to you after zoning out to some TV.

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Pastel Lacy Shells Afghan

Don't let this picture intimidate you! Master the motif and the basic edging and you'll love the way this project turns out.

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Soft Harlequin Baby Blanket

Alternating the colors in your motifs really makes them pop with this pattern!

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Granny Inspired Chevron Baby Blanket

The granny stitch meets a ripple pattern with this project. Once you get the hang of it, this is so easy to make!

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Blue Ombre Block Baby Blanket

Alternate solid squares with variegated ones to add interest and really make the colors in the ombre squares pop.

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Flower Patch Baby Afghan

This colorful afghan is mainly achieved through the variegated yarn! Practice this motif and you'll have a lovely new heirloom blanket for baby.

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Squares in the Corners Baby Blanket

This pattern is super short, meaning it'll be easy for you to memorize and take on the go.

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Fairy Tale Afghan

Learn how to crochet hexagon motifs to put this darling afghan together! The alternating colors is such a wonderful effect.

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Colorful Blocks Baby Afghan

I love how 3D this afghan looks with the bold borders! Make a project inspired by ABC blocks with this tutorial.

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Crochet Yellow Baby Blanket

Keep it simple and neutral with this easy crochet pattern. You'll basically be creating one giant granny square to make this blanket.

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Adorable Bear Lovie Blanket

Step it up a notch with a LOVEY! If you've never delved into the world of amigurumi before, never fear. This project includes a detailed video tutorial.

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Checkerboard Primary Colors Crochet Blanket Pattern

Easily make a bold blanket when you only use primary colors in the pattern. These granny squares almost look like sand dollars!

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Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

When was the last time you were inspired by the beauty of nature? Incorporate bright colors and pretty flowers into your design to create the perfect baby blankie. These baby afghan crochet patterns are perfect for both boys and girls - there are pretty pinks, rich blues and gender neutral colors as well.

Crochet Lace Baby Blanket Pattern

There's something about a lacy baby afghan that is just so lovely. With this tutorial, a dense motif contrasts nicely with big joins to create that lacy look. 

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Shells and Stripes Baby Afghan

The shell stitch creates some of the most beautiful projects in crochet! This one is a great lacy pattern for beginners.

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Natural Baby Blanket

Bobbles and wide stitches give this afghan great texture.

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Baby's First Crochet Blanket Pattern

Shells are offset against vertical bars to create a great look to this project.

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Precious Pink Baby Afghan

Alternate shells and V stitches and add a beautiful ribbon bow to create the most darling afghan for a baby girl.

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Little Prince Afghan

Thick clusters and wide shells are set up against what look like Y stitches to create a really incredible texture.

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Easy One Ball Crochet Baby Blanket and Hat Set

Get that one-pound skein of yarn and whip up this one-skein project in no time at all.

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Chunky Lace Baby Blanket

Chunky lace is a bit of an oxymoron, but using a chunky weight yarn and a wide enough hook, you can still get that elegant look.

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Franny Crochet Baby Blanket

The most beautiful shell stitches give this afghan the look of pretty fans!

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Quick Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

It's quick and it's striped! This is a wonderful afghan for baby boys or baby girls since the two colors used are literally blue and pink.

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BONUS: Intermediate Crochet Patterns for Babies

Thought you'd seen it all when it came to crochet patterns for babies? Think again! Add unexpected elements like hoods to your design for a special treat. You can even make a hat to go with your blanket! Little unexpected touches make these easy patterns so much more fun.

Pastel Ripple Baby Blanket

This ripple pattern is more intense than some of the others featured in this collection, but look at how pretty the finished results are!

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Baby Block Crochet Blanket

Make a lovely baby block pattern with this blanket. It's easier than you think.

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Bitty Blossom Baby Afghan

Master this motif with its color changes to make a beautiful afghan for any baby.

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Diamond Bobble Baby Blanket

Master the bobble stitch! You'll create a gorgeous diamond design with this pattern, but pay attention so your diamonds don't get misshapen anywhere along the way!

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Gingham Baby Blanket

Get the look of gingham with this pretty pattern. Shades of blue really create a captivating finished product.

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Bumpy Baby Blanket

Similar to the diamond bobble blanket, this bumpy project relies on texture for its wow factor.

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Bavarian Rainbow Afghan

Speaking of WOW factor, learn Bavarian crochet and make this impressive, colorful project!

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Ocean Waves Crochet Blanket

Over the course of several rows, create a stitch design that will impress the mommy receiving this blanket at her shower!

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Cozy Hooded Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Add a hood to your child's blankie to take it to the next level. 

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Crocheted Baby Comfort Blanket

This project is called the baby comfort blanket because it will keep baby comfy even when he's doing tummy time on the floor!

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Cupcake Afghan

Last but certainly not least, the cupcake afghan features a stitch you'll want to know about for sure. It's one of the cutest stitch patterns out there!

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Does anyone know where I can buy this particular pattern? I bought one already but it is not the same and it is much too difficult for me. I cannot find this pattern anywhere.

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Here is the link to where you can buy the pattern (it's $5.00 US Dollars) www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prayer-baby-blanket

Can anyone guide me to directions for 'Puff' stitch? I found directions for a scarf I would like to crochet, but the puff stitch has me baffled. I do not know it.

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