Unique  Crochet Baby Blankets

Introduction to Crochet Baby Blankets

Blankets are of paramount importance for babies. Not only do unique baby blanket crochet patterns provide warmth and comfort, but they also serve as a soft spot for the baby to lie down. 

Handmade blankets are a special touch to welcome a new little one and can become a treasured keepsake. Unique baby blanket crochet patterns are always a good option for baby showers because everyone needs blankets and they don’t have to be a particular size to fit a baby.

Commonly Asked Questions About Crochet Baby Blankets

What is the Best Yarn for Baby Blankets?

There are tons of different kinds of yarn you can use to crochet baby blankets. Just make sure that they are soft, easy on the skin, and washable! 

If you have the option to ask the person you are making the blanket for if they have a fiber preference, that’s always a good idea.

There are so many yarn types to choose from. Here are a few great options to find a great match for your baby blanket.

If you’re interested in learning more about yarn and what the best yarns are for each type of pattern/project, check out my Crochet Fundamentals masterclass. I teach everything from yarn, tension, gauge, magic ring and more. You can register for free to watch the video classes from the comfort of your home here.

Acrylic Yarn

Acrylic yarns make a great choice for unique baby blanket crochet patterns since they are easy to wash and will still look great after laundry. Some acrylic yarns are softer than others so give it a touch test before you pick one. 

Recommended acrylic yarns:

Cotton Yarn

Cotton yarns tend to be more lightweight and are a great choice for summer blankets. They make a breathable and lightweight fabric and are easy to clean.

Recommended cotton yarns:

Chenille Yarn/Velvet Yarn

Chenille yarns are extra soft and they make your blanket extra warm and cuddly. Most of the time, they come in chunky yarn weight so they also build up rather quickly.

Suggested chenille or velvet yarns:

Wool Yarn

Wool yarn gives an extra touch of luxury feel to your piece and it is also super soft and warm. Superwash wools can be gently laundered in washing machines, which is helpful for new parents.

Suggested wool yarns:

Tip: For beginners, we recommend you start with medium/worsted weight (4) yarn. Also, don’t forget that thinner yarn works up slower than thicker, bulky-weight yarn.

What are the Different Types of Baby Blankets?

Lovey

Lovey blankets are among the most popular blankets for babies. They are typically square or circular and around 10-12 inches. Loveys are excellent and are very effective in calming babies when they require comfort, regardless of the cause.

Security

A security blanket has the same function as a lovey but is often a little larger. Babies and toddlers will often look for their security blanket when they are in most need of some comfort, such as in times of separation anxiety or when it’s time to go back to sleep. 

Preemie

This type of blanket is for premature babies (preemies). Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) near you may appreciate receiving these blankets if you’re looking for a charity crochet project. As a preemie baby’s skin is still so delicate, be sure to choose an extra soft yarn that will be gentle on the baby’s skin.

Car Seat

As the name suggests, a car seat blanket is used to keep your baby cozy and snug while riding in the car.

Pushchair/Stroller

This blanket is best for keeping your baby warm and comfy while they are in their pushchair/buggy or stroller.

Receiving

The name of this type of blanket originates from the practice of wrapping a newborn baby before passing them to the mother who is “receiving” them. The size of this blanket is very versatile and can be used for a variety of things like a play mat, a nursing cover-up, and a blanket for a pushchair/stroller, to mention a few.

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How Many Skeins of Yarn Do You Need to Crochet a Baby Blanket?

Most of the time, it’s three or four skeins of yarn. The number of skeins you’ll need for your baby blanket will mainly depend on the pattern you’re using, the size of the blanket, and how much yarn is in each skein. Make sure to check your pattern or yarn label for more information.

How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Baby Blanket?

Everyone’s crochet speed and how much time they have to devote to crochet is different, but in general, it will probably take a few days to a few weeks to crochet a baby blanket. 

This would also depend on several factors such as your skill level, the yarn and hook you’re using, and the size and complexity of the pattern/design of the blanket.

Some crochet stitches are easier to crochet than others which involve several steps to complete one stitch. This could also affect the time it’ll take to complete the baby blanket as well.

Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes

Baby blankets come in many different sizes, depending on the age of the baby, or the purpose of the blanket. For example, lovey blankets that are mainly used for hugging and cuddling will be smaller than crib blankets, which are meant to fill the crib space.

Here are some commonly suggested blanket measurements to get you started, but you can always customize the size however you want. If you are still unsure, make sure to check the pattern you’re using.

BLANKET TYPESIZE (inches)SIZE (centimeters)
Lovey12” x 12”30 cm x 30 cm
Bassinet14” x 28”36 cm x 70 cm
Preemie18” x 20”45 cm x 50 cm
Receiving28” x 34”70 cm x 85 cm
Stroller30” x 36”75 cm x 90cm
Baby36” x 40”90 cm x 100 cm
Crib36” x 48”90 cm x 120 cm
Toddler40” x 60”100 cm x 152 cm

Best Stitches for Baby Blankets

You can crochet a baby blanket (or any blanket) with any kind of crochet stitches you like, depending on the look and design you’re going for. This collection of patterns features all sorts of stitches. 

If you’re looking for even more stitch patterns to play with, my Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library videos offers 45 crochet stitches with video tutorials so you’re sure to stitch them right the first time. 

Below are a few of our favorite stitches for baby blankets if you want to design your own. 

Single Crochet (sc)

Rows of single crochet will create dense fabric which is perfect for blankets. This will help minimize wide gaps or unintended holes in your piece.

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Half double crochet stitches are easy to learn for beginners. This basic stitch is great at creating a tight and dense fabric which is perfect for baby blankets, though it’s a little less dense than single crochet. 

Moss Stitch

Also known as the granite stitch or linen stitch, moss stitch has a lot of texture but is really easy and fast to stitch. 

V Stitch

This stitch is great for creating lighter fabric, making it great for summer or warm-weather blankets.

Notions and Tools Needed to Crochet a Baby Blanket

  • Crochet hook: you can’t crochet without your hook, and quality hooks are an absolute must-have. Though there are lots of different quality crochet hooks on the market, some of our favorite crochet hooks can be found here.
  • Scissors: it’s a good idea to keep a pair of scissors near you when you crochet for snipping yarn ends.
  • Tapestry needles: when finishing up your blanket, you’re going to have to weave in the ends, and having tapestry needles on hand help get the job done easier and quicker.
  • Tape measure: a good tape measure will help you keep track of your measurements and check whether you’re getting your desired dimensions for the intended wearer.
  • Row counter: if you have trouble keeping track of the number of rows you’ve crocheted, having a digital row counter comes in super handy so you don’t lose count.
  • Project bag: for the crocheter on the go, a sturdy project bag can keep your project safe no matter where you go.

Baby Blanket Safety

Baby blankets and other crib-related items are some of the most popular baby shower gifts. And since you have had these blankets stored while waiting for the baby to come, you may be itching to finally put them into your baby’s new crib.

But adding a blanket or any soft bedding can be a danger to the baby if done too soon. The best course of action is to wait until your child is mature enough to handle the blanket transition before adding a blanket or other soft bedding to the mix, whether for naps or bedtime.

For at least the first 12 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises keeping soft objects and loose bedding away from the sleeping area. 

Nevertheless, handmade baby blankets can be used for decorating the baby’s nursery in the meantime until they get a little older. During tummy time, blankets can also be laid flat on the floor.

You might also want to make sure that the blanket you make is either pretty solid in terms of stitches or has holes that are big enough that the baby’s fingers and toes can’t get stuck in them. 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Are you ready to pick out a baby blanket pattern to try? We hope you love these unique baby blanket crochet patterns! 

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Here’s a collection of some easy unique baby blanket crochet patterns for you to try if you’re just starting out. Most of these patterns use basic stitches and have simple repeating-row patterns.  


Crochet Flower Blanket

Crochet Flower Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Cotton

This free pattern is made with a two-row repeating pattern that’s rhythmic and easy to get the hang of. You’ll find it extremely relaxing to make! The stitches resemble little flowers and look super cute, making it the perfect companion for any baby.


pink crochet baby blanket

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Basix 

Need a last-minute baby shower gift? This free crochet pattern uses the basic double crochet stitch, making it quick and easy to complete. Make it to match the nursery or in a parents’ favorite color.


finley crochet blanket  on a chair

Finley Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Heartland 

The Finley crochet blanket is perfect for any crochet beginner as it only uses two basic crochet stitches and works up very quickly. Another great thing about this pattern is that it is offered in four different blanket sizes!


crumpled modern heirloom crochet baby blanket

Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: One Little Hook
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

Check out this timeless baby blanket with gorgeous texture and unique ruffles around the border. This modern heirloom baby blanket makes a great gift and will surely be cherished over the years.


An eegant ombre baby blanket on a wooden surface

Elegant Ombre Baby Blanket

Designer: Love Life Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre

Here’s another free crochet blanket pattern that uses gorgeous self-striping yarn so you won’t have to worry about switching colors! If you’re in need of a baby shower gift or a blanket for your newborn baby, give this pattern a try.


a linen stitch baby blanket on a wooden surface

Linen Stitch Baby Blanket

Designer: Yarn and Chai
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Sunkissed

This crochet baby blanket pattern uses the linen stitch (aka the moss stitch or seed stitch), which is one of the most popular crochet stitch choices for blankets and with this pattern you’ll see why. This blanket builds up quicker than when using just single crochets and it’s also solid and contemporary. 


Modern Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

Modern Striped Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Jewels and Jones
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

This simple crochet blanket is made using two colors and one stitch for a one-row repeat pattern. It’s modern, cozy, and makes a great gift for a baby girl or boy. It’s great for beginners to make and also has a video tutorial to guide you along the way. 


Everyday Crochet Baby Blanket on a hanger

Everyday Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Croyden Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Ice Cream

This crochet baby blanket pattern is a colorful piece that’s perfect for your little one. It uses a beginner-friendly stitch pattern where you don’t have to count your stitches and can just crochet mindlessly while relaxing away.


soft and snuggly shells crochet blanket

Beautiful Shells Blanket

Designer: Lahoma Jayne Nally, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron One Pound

The Beautiful Shells Blanket is a fun and easy pattern that works up quickly once you get the hang of it. Make it a really sweet gift for a baby who is about to be born or anyone who would love a soft and snuggly blanket!


Intermediate Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

For the advanced beginner or the intermediate crocheter, we’ve rounded up some unique baby blanket crochet patterns for you to try out if you want to practice your crocheting skills. These patterns feature fun variations of the basic stitches to create intricate patterns and designs. 


the Ava Baby Crochet Blanket on a wooden standing hanger

Ava Baby Blanket

Designer: Smiley Goose
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

The Ava Blanket is a crochet baby blanket with a lot of beautiful texture. The pattern uses a special stitch called the extended single crochet that gives the blanket its unique texture and creates a pretty stretchy and lightweight fabric.


crumpled grey crochet seedling blanket

Crochet Seedling Blanket

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Cashmere

The Crochet Seedling Blanket is a textured blanket that’ll make the perfect gift or decor for any nursery! The pattern is written with a table that includes different blanket sizes and their respective measurements and yarn yardage needed to make them. This blanket is perfect for beginners and advanced beginners and comes with a video tutorial on how to create the stunning stitches used.


Crochet Ribbed Diamond Blanket

Crochet Ribbed Diamond Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Velvet

This unique blanket is made with super soft velvet yarn. You’ll want to snuggle up with it yourself! It features a gorgeous textured diamond pattern that looks so subtle and elegant. If you have trouble using velvet yarn, you may substitute it with a different similar-weight yarn.


the crossed double crochet blanket beside a plant

Crossed Double Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: The Loophole Fox
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes

When a new family member comes along, surely they need a blanket that’s made just for them. It’s a wonderful item to have as a child grows up and will give them a lot of nostalgia when they’re older. This blanket pattern is a great heirloom to make for a new baby along the way.


Little Roses Crochet Blanket

Little Roses Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Potter and Bloom
Yarn weight: (3) Sport
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Stonewashed

If you love single row repeat patterns, then you’ll surely want to give this pattern a try! This blanket pattern uses a vintage stitch called the Little Roses stitch. You can make it with stripes or a solid color if you like.


a colorful crochet baby blanket hanged on a white wall

Hopscotch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Little Things Blogged
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Sidar Snuggly DK

This dreamy blanket is ideal for any baby’s new nursery as it is gender-neutral and will match any decoration. Its design was inspired by vintage filet crochet blankets with added geometric shapes and arrows in each section. Not to mention, the suggested yarn is incredibly soft and easy to work with.


a cute stuffed rabbit on top of the bonnie crochet blanket

Bonnie Baby Blanket

Designer: Maisie and Ruth
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Sunkissed

At first glance, this crochet baby blanket may appear difficult due to its texture, but if you follow along the step-by-step photo guide, you’ll soon discover that it’s not that complicated. It is a four-row repeat that’s pretty easy to get the hang of and you’ll have no trouble working up the blanket!


Bulky Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Need a bulky blanket that works up fast? These unique baby blanket crochet patterns use bulky and super bulky weight yarn, which means your stitches will build up quickly when compared to using light or worsted weight yarn. 


a crochet blanket for little boys on a white chair

Crochet Baby Boy Blanket

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket

This soft and snuggly blanket is a super fast project to make and is perfect for beginners to try out. Use the suggested yarn for a velvety soft fabric that’ll surely keep your little one warm and comfy.


Done in a Day Crochet Baby Blanket

Done in a Day Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Dabbles and Babbles
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Caron Chunky Cakes

Just as its name suggests, this beginner-friendly blanket can be done in a day! By just using chains and double crochets, you can easily whip up this chunky baby blanket. Change up the colors and customize the blanket if you’d like to match the gender of the baby or the nursery decor.  


a stuffed toy covered with a braided crochet blanket

Braided Loops Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket

Here’s a crochet blanket pattern that looks complicated, but is actually fairly easy to crochet even for beginners! Crochet the blanket according to the pattern, then braid the chain loops in the end to create the 3-D textured cables.


Crochet Dreamy Blush Baby Blanket

Crochet Dreamy Blush Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Dreamy

Here’s a modern baby blanket that beginners would enjoy making that uses only a modified version of the single crochet stitch. Follow the visual guide in the pattern to strategically place the stripes and color blocks.


nest crochet blanket on the side of a baby crib

Nest Blanket Pattern

Designer: Woods and Wool
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

The Nest Blanket is a pattern designed with the absolute beginner in mind. It’s a quick project you can make over the weekend while relaxing on the couch and watching your favorite TV show. Make this blanket for your little one’s nursery or keep it around the house to snuggle up with!


Marshmallow Crochet  Blanket

Marshmallow Blanket

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket

This pattern makes a wonderful and colorful blanket that’s so soft and will definitely keep any baby warm and cozy. The stitch pattern is very easy to learn and perfect for new crocheters. Customize the colors of this blanket to suit the gender of the baby or keep it gender-neutral.


Mock Granny Stitch Blanket

Mock Granny Stitch Blanket

Designer: Crochet Dreamz
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket

The stitches of this blanket are closely crocheted to reduce any gaps, which will keep your baby warm and snug. The shades of blue are perfect for a baby boy blanket but the possible color combinations are endless!


Chunky Snow Drops Blanket

Chunky Snow Drops Blanket

Designer: Left in Knots
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Caron Chunky Cakes

Here’s a chunky blanket pattern with lots of texture made using the star stitch. Just like other chunky crochet blankets, this pattern works up so fast, you could probably finish it over the weekend!


Textured Baby Blanket Patterns

Textured blankets are great for providing babies with a sensory experience. Their little hands would have a ton of fun exploring and learning different types of textures with their first crib companion. Here are some of our favorite textured unique baby blanket crochet patterns that we think you would enjoy too.


Colorful Crochet Polka Dot Blanket

Colorful Crochet Polka Dot Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby

Don’t you just love how polka dots add a pop of color to any fabric? Check out this adorable polka-dotted blanket crocheted with colorful bobbles. It makes a nice, textured blanket that babies would surely enjoy playing with.


The Picot Crochet Blanket on a wooden chair

Picot Blanket Crochet Pattern

Designer: The Turtle Trunk
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

The Picot Blanket can be customized to any size and color combination you’d like! It’s modern and stylish, making it ideal for any home and room, and also makes a great gift. This blanket uses a simple six-row repeat that is suited for an advanced beginner.


the Farmhouse Granny Square Crochet Blanket hanging on a drawer

Farmhouse Granny Square Blanket

Designer: Lindsay Oncken, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Berroco Vintage Chunky

Check out this easy-to-follow pattern to create a classic, yet uniquely textured crochet granny square. This pattern uses basic stitches with the puff stitch for added texture.


Crumpled Pink Bobble Crochet Blanket

Bobble Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Yarn

If you’re looking to crochet a blanket with tons of texture, look no further! Here’s a pattern that uses three simple stitches to create magnificent texture. Make this for your little one or as the perfect baby shower gift. 


White Waves Crochet Baby Blanket

White Waves Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Craft Mart
Yarn weight: (3) Sport
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Yarn

If you’re looking for an easy crochet baby blanket pattern, this may be one of the easiest ones! This blanket is crocheted with basic stitches and is full of texture. You only need to use a one-row pattern throughout the whole blanket.


Crochet Gold Puffs Blanket

Crochet Gold Puffs Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Here’s another textured blanket that features stripes of puff stitches. Make this blanket as a fun addition to any baby’s nursery. There’s also a video tutorial for the visual learner to see how the stitches are worked in the blanket.


a vintage looking crochet baby blanket

Crochet Classic Baby Blanket

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Design
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Sport

Here’s another crochet blanket to add a vintage yet modern look to any baby’s nursery. This pattern is a combination of post stitches, shells, puff stitches, and cross stitches to create an elegant and retro-style blanket.


a crochet baby blanket with ruffles

Ruffle Baby Blanket

Designer: Truly Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Satin

The ruffle baby blanket is another great crochet blanket that surely any baby would enjoy, especially because of the fun ruffles in the fabric. All you need to know is how to work stitches in the back loops so you can add ruffles in the front loops of the stitches.


Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket

Designer: Lullaby Lodge
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

Check out this crochet blanket that’s actually much more simple than it looks! It uses only double and single crochet stitches and is designed in two different sizes. You can customize the colorway to suit your liking as well.


a crochet baby blanket on a chair

Lila Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: The Blue Elephants
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Worsted

The Lila Baby Blanket is a pretty blanket to crochet for a baby girl on the way. Soft bobbles add texture and interest to this striped blanket. You also have the option to line the blanket with fleece to make it a bit more weighted and add even more texture or you could skip this step and leave the blanket as is.


Crochet Sedge Stitch Blanket

Crochet Sedge Stitch Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop Socks 

Here’s another idea for a baby blanket with a modern touch. This pattern uses the sedge stitch, which may sound complicated, but is pretty straightforward and easy once you get started!


a baby wrapped in a crochet baby blanket

Lux Bamboo Baby Blanket

Designer: Tine Sommer Hansen
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop Socks

The Lux Baby Wrap is a crochet baby blanket that would be a big hit at baby showers. This blanket is breathable and can help regulate temperature to keep your baby not too warm or cold. It’s outlined with crocheted edging to finish off the blanket and give it an elegant look. 


Colorwork Baby Blanket Patterns

Crochet colorwork is when you combine two or more colors within the same row to create your desired design. There are endless possibilities of designs you can make with colorwork crochet. If you’d like to try practicing this technique, these unique baby blanket crochet patterns are good for practice.


Half Double Crochet Gingham Blanket

Half Double Crochet Gingham Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Check out this amazing gingham blanket that’ll look great in any home. This blanket is made with half double crochets and the checks are one and half inches square. You can make this blanket with different color combinations as well to suit the recipient of the blanket.


Crochet Snowy Mountain Blanket

Crochet Snowy Mountain Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta

The Snowy Mountains Blanket features cute little triangle mountains and is made with contemporary colors to add a sophisticated look to any modern nursery. The suggested yarn is super soft and is 100% polyester yarn for ease in care.


Crochet Heather Woodland Baby Blanket

Crochet Heather Woodland Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This crochet pattern uses bold, colorful stripes to create a beautiful modern baby blanket. This blanket would make a great companion for a baby boy but feel free to customize the colors according to your preference.


Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

Crochet Triangles Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Baby

This lovely crochet blanket features elegant triangles that add an interesting touch to a simple blanket. The triangles are worked into the blanket using tapestry crochet, which is done by carrying the yarn through so that you can switch colors without cutting the yarn each time. 


Crochet Velvet Flower Rows Baby Blanket

Crochet Velvet Flower Rows Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Velvet

Be prepared to be amazed at the softness and texture of this cute and dainty baby blanket. The little flower bobbles make great texture for a baby’s hands to explore around the blanket.


Crochet rainbow baby blanket in a gray basket

Rainbow Baby Blanket

Designer: Rebekka van Laar, via Anchor Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Sunkissed

This easy-to-make rainbow blanket is a fun and cheerful piece that would look great in any baby’s nursery! It’s filled with colorful stripes and bobbles for texture for the curious baby to play with.


Crochet Teal Stripes Baby Blanket

Crochet Teal Stripes Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

This is such a simple and sweet baby blanket! The stripes give off a nice gradient feel and the stitches are made with single crochet and herringbone half double crochet. This is a great beginner blanket for new crocheters to practice the different stitches.


The Happy Hexagons Crochet  Afghan on a wooden chair

Happy Hexagons Free Afghan Crochet Pattern

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton

Here’s another unique blanket pattern that’s constructed differently from most baby blankets. Hexagon blocks, which are so easy to make, are used to create the fabric of this piece. With the help of these hexies, you can quickly and easily crochet baby blankets or make an afghan in any size you like.


Polka Dot Lines Crochet Baby Blanket

Polka Dot Lines Baby Blanket

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This baby blanket uses half double crochets worked in between the posts of the stitches as well as the puff stitch for texture. If you need a little extra help, check out the video tutorial for a demonstration of how to work the stitches!


Corner-to-Corner (C2C) Baby Blanket Patterns

Corner-to-corner crochet or “C2C” is a popular technique that is often used to make blankets, scarves, and other crochet patterns. The stitches are worked diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner. The technique is great for making pixel-art style designs. Here are some unique baby blanket crochet patterns that use the C2C technique.


A cute crochet baby blanket on the side of a crib

C2C Blast Off Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket

Here’s another crochet baby blanket that is made using the popular corner-to-corner crochet method. Make this warm and snuggly baby blanket for little one’s nap time! This creative design will help you enhance your double crochet and color-changing skills.


Corner to Corner Heart Crochet Baby Blanket

Corner to Corner Heart Baby Blanket

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

This dramatic heart blanket pattern is easy to stitch using the corner to corner technique. Choose any two colors with nice contrast to make this blanket pop.


Crochet C2C Bernat Bear Blanket

Crochet C2C Bernat Blanket Bear

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket

Teddy bears are a classic motif for a nursery, and this sweet blanket features a cuddly bear worked in a super bulky, super cozy yarn. It looks great in brown but you could make the bear (and the background) whatever color you like. 


Chevron Baby Blanket Patterns

Chevron crochet makes use of repeating V-shapes to create the classic zigzag chevron pattern that was popular in the 1970s but people still love it today. Check out some of these unique baby blanket crochet patterns that feature the chevron design.


Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket on a chair

Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta

If you’re in need of a quick baby shower gift or a project to make in your spare time, then you’ll want to give this easy pattern a try! This chevron baby blanket uses simple stitches that repeat and work up fast, so you can make it in no time.


A bright chevron crochet blanket beside a baby crib

Bold and Bright Chevron Crochet Blanket

Designer: All About Ami
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

This colorful baby blanket uses a bold and striking zigzag pattern that’ll surely stand out and add a nice decorative touch to your baby’s nursery. Use bright colors, pastels, or an ombre set to make this blanket suit any nursery.


The Hugs and Kisses Crochet Baby Blanket laid out on the floor

Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

Designer: The Crochet Crowd
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

This crochet baby blanket uses a series of cross stitches and bobbles, or X’s and O’s, hence the name of the pattern. Crochet this blanket with the suggested yarn or any of your preferred worsted weight yarn. It’s so cute in stripes but you can make it in a solid color (or fewer colors) as well. 


A modern crochet baby blanket on a crib

Modern Crochet Baby Blanket

Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft 

This gender-neutral baby blanket was designed with the intention of giving a warm welcome to a new family member. It adds a wonderful pop of color to any modern nursery. Not to mention it’s soft, airy, yet super cozy as well!


The Rapid Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket next to a stuffed teddy bear

Rapid Ripple Baby Blanket

Designer: Stitching Together
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

Looking for another quick crochet project? This easy crochet baby blanket pattern may just be what you’re looking for. This baby blanket is made with a double crochet ripple stitch pattern that gives a smooth and wavy pattern. It’s simple to do, and you’ll enjoy crocheting this special gift for a sweet little baby.


Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

If you love the look of knitting but don’t actually want to learn how to knit, then these unique baby blanket crochet patterns are right up your alley! These unique baby blanket crochet patterns use Tunisian crochet, which is a special crochet technique that creates a dense fabric similar to the finished look of knit patterns.


a woman holding a crochet patchwork blanket

Pilson Blanket

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: We Crochet Wool of the Andes Tweed

This pattern uses the Tunisian simple stitch and other crochet stitches to make the patchwork blanket. It’s a great way to learn how to do Tunisian crochet.


a woman holding a tunisian crochet blanket

Elmore Blanket Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Truboo

Check out this Tunisian crochet baby blanket that looks a lot like knit but can be crocheted with just a few simple techniques. The resulting fabric gives off a whole new look and feel and the best part is, anyone can make this blanket! The Elmore blanket is made with only two simple stitches using Tunisian crochet.


Are You a Beginner Crochet Who Would Like Some Extra Help to Learn How to Crochet?

If you’re looking for some extra help in learning how to crochet, check out the Crochet Fundamentals workshop! It’s a series of professionally filmed video tutorials that will walk you through all the fundamentals of crochet and help practice your crochet skills in mastering the techniques with confidence.

Learn from expert crochet instructors and connect with designers and crafters as well. And the best part… you can attend from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your home! 

Obtain the confidence you need to start and complete your next crochet project without stress. Have a relaxing time crocheting while you master these different fundamentals of crochet.

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