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12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns


Choosing a Crochet Pattern for a Baby Blanket

Babies adore snuggling up in cozy blankets. Crochet a cute blanket for your own baby or grandchild, give one as a gift at a baby shower or christening, or donate several to a hospital or charity.

From practical blankets that keep babies warm while they're out and about to fun blankets that double up as play mats or pillows, there are so many free crochet patterns to choose from that you might want to hook several designs!

The patterns suit all skill levels, from beginners to experienced. They use a variety of stitches from straightforward single crochet to more advanced techniques such as Tunisian crochet. Some blankets are quick and easy to make while others are more complicated and take longer.

Always keep in mind, whether you’re crocheting for your own baby, someone you know or to donate to charity, there are a few things that you should know when you start to crochet for little ones. With the right yarn, stitches and project choices, your efforts in baby crochet will go a long way.


Rippling Rickrack Rainbow Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Rippling Rickrack Rainbow Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LM5989
Perfect Cuddles Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Perfect Cuddles Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LM6029
Sweet Squares Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Sweet Squares Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LM5929
Nine Blocks Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Nine Blocks Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LM5919
Tunisian Peek-a-Boo Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Tunisian Peek-a-Boo Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5860
Lace Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Lace Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LM5940
Unicorn Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Unicorn Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5814
Fun-and-Hugs Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Fun-and-Hugs Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5799
Personalized Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Personalized Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5288
Beach Time Hexagon Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Beach Time Hexagon Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5227
So Soft Security Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
So Soft Security Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW4943
Tropical Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern
Tropical Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern LW5096

Crochet a Blanket from the heart

Comfort a newborn baby with a warm crocheted blanket made with soft baby yarn. Delight older babies and toddlers with brightly colored blankets they'll love to play on and nap under.  

A traditional lace pattern is the ideal choice for a white blanket, suitable for either a boy or girl.

If you're in a huge hurry, crochet a small lacy stroller blanket with just one skein of yarn. Baby will take it with him wherever he goes!

Another traditional design is the granny square. A baby girl would look beautiful wrapped in a blanket made from floral granny squares. Use it as a throw on her bed when she's older.

A blanket proudly displaying the baby's name makes a unique gift. Crochet each letter separately and attach it to the blanket.

Your baby will feel safe and secure snuggled up in a crocheted cocoon in the center of a colorful butterfly-shaped blanket.

Pastel shades are a great choice for babies, so why not hook a striped blanket with a cute fringe in as many coordinating colors as you like?

Add texture with a bobble blanket. The crocheted bobbles are just the right size for your baby to grab and explore with her little hands.

Babies love looking at bold designs. Attract a baby's attention by appliqueing big, bright stars onto a neutral blanket or attaching vividly colored fishes to a sea-blue blanket with an ocean-inspired wave pattern.

Baby blankets don't have to be square! How about making a colorful blanket in the shape of the sun or a flower? Older babies and toddlers will enjoy crawling and playing on these.

Crochet a multi-purpose blanket that doubles up as a comfy pillow. Choose from a unicorn or elephant design. These are great fun for babies - and very useful for parents, too!

Introduce an older baby or toddler to animals by hooking a blanket with bears, lions and tigers on a white background. It'll become a talking point for a toddler who'll start to name each animal.

Inspire a love of sports and keep an active little boy happy with a blanket and play mat featuring baseballs, basketballs, and footballs. Grabbing the small, soft crocheted balls and throwing them around the room will help develop his fine motor skills.

Grab a crochet hook today and start making a blanket that'll be treasured for many years to come.

12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns