New baby on the way? A crocheted baby blanket makes a great gift, and these free patterns make it simple for even new crocheters to create something beautiful.
Most patterns in this list use basic stitches, while a few have simple but new-to-you stitch patterns. Some you can work on in small pieces over time and others are so easy you can make them in a single day.
Whether you make a blanket for a shower gift or as you wait for your little one to arrive, these patterns are sure to keep baby all snuggly.
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Fleece-Lined Hexagon Baby Blanket
Shehla of The Blue Elephants shows you how to make crocheted hexagons, then join them together into a modern baby blanket. To take it a step further, this tutorial includes an adorable bauble border and a fleece lining that makes the blanket extra warm and cozy.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Gender-Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket
This colorful crocheted baby blanket features ripples of double crochet in bold stripes. It's a fresh take on a classic, and one that any parent would love to wrap their baby in. Plus, when you use a mix of bright and pastel colors, it can work from newborn through toddler years and beyond!Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
Grab some super bulky blanket yarn and crochet this v-stitch baby blanket! Melanie Ham shares her pattern for both the basic blanket and one with a lightly ruffled border. Both versions are easy enough for beginners, especially after watching the helpful YouTube videos!Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Triangle Patterned Granny Blankie
ChiWei at One Dog Woof takes the classic granny stitch crochet motif and transforms it into a contemporary triangle baby blanket! This easy pattern keeps it interesting with the color changes that form the design. The most challenging part will be working with more than one color at a time, but she offers some tips for keeping the yarn organized in skeins or smaller bobbins.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Simple Stripe Textured Baby Blanket
This striped blankie uses a special double crochet two together stitch that creates a fantastic texture—without decreasing any stitches! Not only does this let you combine several colors to match the nursery decor, but it's also a good way to use single skeins that might be leftover from another project.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Fast and Easy Moss Stitch Baby Blanket
Once you learn the simple pattern for this soft baby blanket, you'll be able to crochet away while you chat with a friend or watch a favorite movie. If you can chain and single crochet, you can make this blanket.Continue to 7 of 11 below.
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Colorful Round Blanket Pattern
Crochet this gorgeous blanket in the round for a less expected shape! It might look complicated with all those ripples and colors, but Lion Brand's Mandala Baby yarn makes it easy. You won't need to change colors at all because the yarn takes care of that for you. And the rounds themselves use shell stitches and double crochet, so it's perfect anyone with minimal crochet experience.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Textured Blanket for Baby
Ready to try a new stitch and make a highly textured blanket for a baby? Alpine stitch uses double crochets but worked as front post double crochets. That just means you crochet around the whole stitch from the previous row and not through the loops at the top. It's easy enough to learn and this free pattern from Yarn Hook Needles is a great place to start.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Square Blankie With Tasseled Corners
This beautiful blanket takes an easy stitch pattern and turns it into a square that's worked in the round! Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me was inspired by a moss stitch shawl she made and used that to make this self-striping blanket. To finish it off, each corner has a fun tassel that babies will love to hold.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Snuggly Toddler Blanket With Sleeves
You've probably seen DIY blankets with sleeves, but have you ever considered crocheting one? This mini version is perfect for older babies who like to have their arms free for holding a bottle or a toy.Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Quick-Crochet Blanket With a Teddy Bear
This chunky crochet blanket comes together in about five hours and has a fun zigzag stripe. But that isn't the cutest part about this baby blanket. Shehnaaz of Crochet Dreamz also shows you how to crochet a little bear face to add to one corner. It's such a sweet touch that babies and toddlers will love!