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Make your own Baby Blanket with my selection of 21 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns! Handmade crochet blankets are the perfect gift for a new baby or to create for your family.

Crocheted blankets also make beautiful props in photos with the baby. They’re wonderful as decorations in the baby’s room as well.

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Creating handmade crochet baby gifts is a wonderful way to welcome a new arrival.

Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

In this list of free crochet baby blanket patterns, you will find a mix of styles and difficulties. Some of the patterns are classics that you will return to over again! There is a pattern for everyone, so no matter what skill level of crocheter you are, you can find a pattern to create.

The round up includes many baby blanket sizes so you are sure to find one you love. You can easily adapt the blanket size to make for a new baby or make a larger blanket for a toddler.

Get inspired by all these pattern designers and their beautiful creations! You will also love this collection of creative granny square patterns!

I hope you enjoy this wonderful selection of free patterns and you will be inspired to make your own beautiful crochet blanket.


What are the Best Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets?

Most of the blankets included use only basic crochet stitches – single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch. Baby blankets are often crocheted with an easy repeat pattern which makes them fast to make.

You can use any easy stitch pattern you enjoy making, and simply crochet rows until your blanket is the size you want.

Yarn for Crochet Baby Blankets

You will need an easily washable yarn and there is a fantastic selection available. Acrylic yarn or cotton yarns both wash easily in a machine. You can make your blanket in a single color or use several colours. Self-striping yarns are also a quick and easy way to include colors into your blanket, and less ends to weave in!

Each baby blanket crochet pattern will include details for the yarn used for the blanket and the crochet hook size that you require.

Let’s jump into these adorable baby gifts!

Granny Spike Stitch Crochet Blanket

Use the Granny Spike Crochet Stitch to create this bright and colourful crochet blanket! The Free crochet pattern is an easy 2-row repeat that creates a blanket full of squishiness and texture. See the free pattern here!

Sprinkles Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is perfect for beginners. I love the use of color in the yarn! Calls for bulky-weight yarn so this one is sure to work up quickly! Find the free Sprinkles Easy Crochet Baby Blanket here.

Easy Baby Boy Crochet Blanket

Are you looking for a great baby boy blanket? This blanket is a great modern design for baby boys! The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and would also make a great stash buster. Check out this easy crochet baby blanket pattern.

Done in a Weekend Baby Blanket

Combine the granny stitch with a ripple stitch pattern and you get this gorgeous baby blanket! You could make this blanket in a weekend for a last minute baby shower gift! Check it out here!!

Simple Baby Blanket

This simple lightweight pattern is easy to make! Perfect for a baby girl. If you use the same yarn called for in the pattern you will only need one skein of yarn! You can find the free pattern here.

Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket

Whip up a soft and snuggly baby blanket using this quick pattern for super bulky yarn. The blanket relies on a combination of basic stitches making this a beginner-friendly project too. Try out the Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket if you need a last minute gift that won’t take you forever to crochet. Check out the Thick and Quick Blanket pattern here. 

The Fledgling Baby Afghan

Stripes are so fun! Think of all the different colors you can create with this one and it only uses simple stitches! Find the Fledgling Baby Afghan pattern here. 

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

If you know how to make double crochet stitches, you can make this blanket with no problem! Another wonderful beginner-friendly pattern to whip up for a new parent. The beautiful pink color used in this easy baby blanket would be perfect for a little girl. Check the free pattern out here! 

Little Puff Baby Blanket

Color blocking is a fun way to customize a handmade baby blanket! See how to create your own with the Little Puffs Blanket pattern.

Modern Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

Looking for a modern gender-neutral crochet baby blanket? If so, this is the perfect free crochet blanket pattern for you!

Scallop Shell Crochet Baby Blanket

A Scallop Shell Crochet Baby Blanket that is a riot of gorgeous colour and easy and fun to make! Find the free pattern here!

Cuddly Soft Corner-to-Corner Baby Blanket

If you want a little more of a challenge in your crochet, this stitch style is a fun one to whip up! Corner to corner crochet creates a beautiful stitch that tends to work up quickly, and you can easily adjust the size. See the free pattern here! 

Block Blanket Crochet Pattern

Get creative with this customizable beginner crochet blanket pattern! This pattern is created by making solid squares, and seaming them all together to create this fun patch style sample blanket using basic stitches. Find the free pattern here.

Double Strand Scrap Blanket

Do you need a project to use up all your scrap yarn? Use your scrap yarn held together with a neutral color yarn, and create a one-of-a-kind blanket! Perfect to customize the size of the blanket for newborns or preemies. Find the free scrap blanket pattern here. 

Rainbow Splash Blanket

Colorful and textured stitches make a beautiful blanket! This pattern uses overlay mosaic to create the fun stitch pattern. Plus with all the color changes, you can leave the tails as a fringe! See the free crochet baby blanket pattern here!

Beautiful and Easy Crochet Blanket

You can use a solid or striped color yarn for this one! Either way, you will have a beautiful blanket using basic crochet stitches! Find the free pattern here. 

Wrap Me In Sunshine Blanket

A modern twist on a granny square blanket! Wonderful texture and tassels make this blanket cozy. Check out the Wrap me in Sunshine Blanket here!

Moss Stitch Blanket

This baby blanket is beautifully textured, soft and squishy. The pattern uses only two basic crochet stitches – slip stitch and half double crochet. Find the free pattern and video tutorial here.

Color Block Blanket

Color Block Crochet Baby Blanket is a really fun and fast project. Great pattern for beginners. This simple pattern calls for the super soft and snuggly bernat blanket yarn. Find the color block pattern here!

Blackwell Blanket

This free baby blanket pattern is soft and easy-care, and includes stripes of texture made with post-stitch ribbing. You can find the free pattern here!

Zig-Zag Baby Blanket

This adorable blanket is a perfect project for the advanced beginner crocheter and turns out so soft and cuddly.  It will be a perfect baby gift for that tiny new little one. You can find this lovely pattern here

I hope you enjoyed my selection of crochet baby blankets from some of my amazing designer friends.

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