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41 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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

By: Julia Litz, Editor,
Updated February 12, 2018

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.

Seek out a few patterns for baby blankets and make them your go-to when creating crochet projects. 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.

Look for baby blanket patterns that match your personal style. Incorporate your favorite colors and even add a few personal touches - you can't go wrong with these crochet patterns for babies.

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PLUS: Check out a video below for our tips on selecting the best (and worst) yarns for crochet baby projects! 

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 for baby blankets 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 crochet baby blanket tutorials are too darling.

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!

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.

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 easy crochet baby blanket patterns, free afghan ideas and other projects so much more fun.

Baby Blanket Patterns: What's more important - the cute factor or the cuddle factor?

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where is the search button on the site??????

Hi there! I'm attaching a screenshot of the search button, which can be found in the upper lefthand corner, just above the FaveCrafts logo. I hope that helps! -Editors of FaveCrafts

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.

@podiddy 6329649 I have not seen this pattern before. I would suggest asking our active Facebook community. They might be able to point you in the right direction! -Kaylee, Editor of

Here is the link to where you can buy the pattern (it's $5.00 US Dollars)

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.

Hi there, the puff stitch is several of the same half-closed stitches which are then join together to finish the stitch. Simply search "puff stitch" in your favorite search engine for more information. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

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