41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
Learn how to crochet a baby blanket with the beautiful patterns in this collection.
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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, a baby blanket can quickly become a family heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation. Kids will love growing up with their blanket 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 blanket crochet patterns are easy 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 baby blanket. 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 blanket tutorials are too darling.
- Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern
The variegated yarn does most of the work for you with this easy pattern.
- Lavender Shell Afghan
The stitch detail in this project is GORGEOUS---make sure to scroll down and see the zoomed in stitches.
- Beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket
Create a soft pink blankie with this adorable pattern. The stitches used are so lovely.
- Cuddleworthy Crochet Baby Blanket
This vibrant pattern features wiggle rows of red, yellow, orange, and pink.
- Quick and Easy Baby Blanket
A bulky yarn makes this one super quick pattern to work up.
- Lingering over a Lullaby Blanket
Isn't this the sweetest name for a baby blanket pattern? Ruffly edges add a darling detail.
- 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.
- 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.
- Duchess Baby Blanket
Make a baby blanket fit for royalty! White yarn makes this a classic project for a baby boy or baby girl.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns
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 crocheted baby blankets - 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!
- 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 blanket!
- 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.
- 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.
- Soft Harlequin Baby Blanket
Alternating the colors in your motifs really makes them pop with this pattern!
- 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!
- Blue Ombre Block Baby Blanket
Alternate solid squares with variegated ones to add interest and really make the colors in the ombre squares pop.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fairy Tale Afghan
Learn how to crochet hexagon motifs to put this darling afghan together! The alternating colors is such a wonderful effect.
- 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.
- Crochet Yellow Baby Blanket
Keep it simple and neutral with this easy baby blanket. You'll basically be creating one giant granny square to make this blanket.
- 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.
- 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!
In this collection, more free crochet patterns can be found in abundance and are incredibly cute: 31+ Cute Free Crochet Patterns for Babies
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 blanket. These baby blanket 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 lacy baby blankets that is just so lovely. With this tutorial, a dense motif contrasts nicely with big joins to create that lacy look.
- 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.
- Natural Baby Blanket
Bobbles and wide stitches give this afghan great texture.
- Baby's First Crochet Blanket Pattern
Shells are offset against vertical bars to create a great look to this project.
- 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.
- Little Prince Afghan
Thick clusters and wide shells are set up against what look like Y stitches to create a really incredible texture.
- Easy One Ball Crochet Baby Blanket and Hat Set
Get that one-pound skein of yarn and whip up this baby blanket in no time at all.
- 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.
- Franny Crochet Baby Blanket
The most beautiful shell stitches give this afghan the look of pretty fans!
- 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.
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!
- Baby Block Crochet Blanket
Make a lovely baby block pattern with this blanket. It's easier than you think.
- Bitty Blossom Baby Afghan
Master this motif with its color changes to make a beautiful afghan for any baby.
- 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!
- Gingham Baby Blanket
Get the look of gingham with this pretty pattern. Shades of blue really create a captivating finished product.
- Bumpy Baby Blanket
Similar to the diamond bobble blanket, this bumpy project relies on texture for its wow factor.
- Bavarian Rainbow Afghan
Speaking of WOW factor, learn Bavarian crochet and make this impressive baby blanket!
- 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!
- Cozy Hooded Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Add a hood to your baby blanket to take it to the next level.
- 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!
- 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!
If you love the look of a particular baby blanket and might want to make a "mommy" version, or a full sized afghan, consider resizing the pattern! Learn How to Resize Crochet Afghan Patterns
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