Baby's First Crochet Blanket Pattern


Baby's First Crochet Blanket Pattern

This beautiful pattern is a traditional and lovely baby blanket to make.

Babys First Crochet Blanket Pattern
Babys First Crochet Blanket Pattern

It's time to discover why everyone is falling love with Baby's First Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern.  Baby blanket crochet patterns are fun to make when the recipient is a special someone like a new mommy. Pastel colors are perfect for any baby. This is one of the best crochet blanket patterns you'll ever find because it's pretty, easy to make, and so adorable! Little ones will cherish your creation and treasure it forever, and new moms will appreciate the warmth and comfort it brings to even the fussiest babies. If you're new to crochet, never fear - you only need to know a few easy stitches to complete your baby blanket.

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeWith H hook – 6 rows = 5” Cluster, dc, Cluster = 3”

Finished Size41” x 45”

Materials List

  • 470 yds. White Red Heart 4-ply yarn (A)
  • 340 yds. Petal Pink Red Heart 4-ply yarn (B)
  • 340 yds. Pale Green Red Heart 4-ply yarn (C)
  • H and I crochet hooks or size needed for gauge


  1. Row 1 – With A and H hook ch 129, Cl in 6th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, Cl in next ch, rep from * across ending skip 2 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3 and turn.

  2. Row 2 – *Cl in center dc of Cl, skip 2 dc, dc in dc, rep from * across, dc in last dc, fasten off and turn.

  3. Rep Row 2 in a 2-row color pattern: A, B, C 8 times, finishing 2 rows A (50 rows)


  1. With A and I hook starting at top edge right corner work 6 dc in first dc, * sc in center dc of Cl, skip 2 dc, 6 dc in next dc, rep from * across ending 6 dc in last dc.

  2. Work along side edge *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 1, rep from *across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, 6 dc in first bottom ch.

  3. Work along bottom edge *sc in ch below Cl, 6 dc in ch below dc, rep from * across ending 6 dc in last ch.

  4. Work along side edge *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across ending (sc, ch 3, sc) in dc, join to beg dc and fasten off.

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Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Cluster (Cl)
5 dc

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Pattern asks you to "Cl" but doesn't give instructions for creating a "Cl". I assume this means cluster, but still don't know how to create one.

Hi there! At the bottom of the pattern the abbreviations are listed. Cluster (Cl) = 5 dc. I hope that helps! -Dana from FaveCrafts

I love this pattern! Very easy to follow! Am I to chain 3 at the end of each row before turning? Thanks. Looking forward to a reply.

This pattern is so easy to follow and you can make it for a crib or carriage. Or if you are ambitious and you want one for yourself, you can make it larger for your bed or one that you can snuggle with on the couch while watching your favorite movie. So break out those hooks and get your favorite color yarns and make a blanket that is sure to please anyone one.

Should I change 3 at the end of each row? The directions for Row 1 say to, but Row 2 doesn't' mention it and that's the row that we repeat throughout the entire pattern. Thanks for your help.

I am using this pattern to make a baby blanket for my FIRST grand baby! I am a little confused though. It says to "Rep Row 2 in a 2-row color pattern." Row 2 does NOT have you "chain 3" at the end of a row, like Row 1 does. Is this correct? Also, whenever I get to the end of a row, and I am supposed to "dc in last dc" I feel like I can never identify that last dc, so I end up just kind of faking a stich in. Am I doing something wrong? It looks OK, but it's just kind of frustrating.

Did you ever get an answer to this? Should I chain 3 at the end of each row? I'm thinking yes....

This looks more like a shell stitch than a cluster stitch.

I really enjoy how easy this was to follow. Would like to know how I could have done this without having to tie off each row.

I made this blanket for a friend. It worked up very quickly, finished it in four days. I changed the colors, made it a little longer and it turned out beautiful. Thanks for pattern.

Beautiful soft pattern and colours which allows you to change the colour to match the surroundings of the baby by making more than one blanket.... eg. daytime blanket and night time blanket. Oh Baby you look lovely.

I made this baby blanket and it turned out fabulous. I am so happy about it. I love the pictures you posted, especially the close up. I also just started another one using different colors because I was so satisfied with the first. I would love to know if the multiples of this blanket are 5. This is such a pretty blanket that I am sure that it would be nice in a smaller version for the car or for a carriage coverlet. Thank you for this beautiful and successful patter. I highly reccommend it. Happy Hooking to all.

sfelicien: The "A" refers to the color chart. You are going to chain 129 chains with color "A" on an I hook. Hope this helps....this is a pretty pattern and I am going to put it into my crochet baby blanket closet to work up and have on hand for a new baby.

I'm confused what do you mean ch 129 with A and H hook. I know how to do it with 1 hook

A: is white color B: is petal pink color C: is pale green color H: is the hook size Hope this helps you.

Hi bfc --Betty in Tennessee To do the cluster stitch that is called for in this pattern you need to make the number of stitches called for in the pattern all into the indicated stitch In this case after the foundaton chain is made you will make Double Crochets DC in the th chain from the hook The first chains that are skipped are the turning chains and count as a First DC plus chains to obtain the proper spacing There might be variations of a cluster in other patterns It will usually indicate this in a stitch guide or key that SHOULD be included in each and every pattern If one isn't included sometimes pictures that are close enough to show the actual stitches will help out a whole lot I've made some clusters that contain both DC's and ch's Double Crochets and Chains Hope this helps you out IfRead More not you can e-mail me at asnunez yahoo com Grace and Blessings all around Angela Nunez

I love the Babys-First- Blanket pattern and would love to make some for the newborns in our local hospital, I am not sure how to do the cluster (CL) stitch can you help me???Thanks Betty In Tennessee


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