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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, FaveCrafts.com
Updated August 21, 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.

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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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 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.

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!

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 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!

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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 FaveCrafts.com

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.

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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