Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Updated on April 30, 2017
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I've been crocheting since I was a little girl. Since then I've designed for magazines and offer free patterns at my site.

Loopy Love Blanket  - See description below
Loopy Love Blanket - See description below | Source

Blankets are the Best Gift for Baby

Baby blankets are fun to crochet. Once you learn the stitch pattern, you can just work while you are watching a movie or talking to some friends.

Crocheted afghans are the favorite gift to give for the newborn baby The new mom needs several of them. If it is a winter baby they are even more appreciated.

They seem like a time consuming project to create, but most of the new patterns use a size J hook or larger and worsted or bulky weight yarn. This makes for a quick and easy project.

Here you'll find several different free patterns that use various yarns and hook sizes. I'm sure you'll find one that you'll want to crochet. Get imaginative and use different colors. Crocheters are now using bright colors instead of just pastels.

Some of these would work well with scrap yarns, if you just change the color for each stripe you can have some fun creating something unique.

Colton's Baby Afghan
Colton's Baby Afghan | Source

Colton's Baby Afghan - The afghan is easy enough for a beginner that has a little experience. It is quick to crochet with a size J hook and 4-ply worsted weight yarn. You can choose pink instead of blue for a baby girl or any color of your choice.

The finished blanket measure 32" by 34" and is sure to please the new mom. It would work well for an older baby too.

The pattern stitch is easy and fun. Make a couple for gifts or charity.

Loopy Love Baby Blanket
Loopy Love Baby Blanket | Source
Hexagon Baby Blanket
Hexagon Baby Blanket | Source

Loopy Love Baby Blanket - This pretty afghan is worked in 3 different colors. A rosy color, light pink and a robin egg blue make it a cheery choice.

Included are different sizes, so you can crochet one for more than just a baby. Think about an afghan for your favorite person.

The easy pattern uses sports weight yarn. She used Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn, but you could use any sports weight yarn of your choice. A size I hook was used (5.5 mm). A link for a video is also included, in case you have any problems with the pattern.The pattern itself is easy to read and follow.

Hexagon Baby Blanket - This is a pretty blanket with each hexagon crocheted individually and then joined. A crossover double crochet stitch was used. She used 3 skeins of worsted weight yarn and a size H hook.

Included are videos that help both those that are left and right handed. A written pattern includes photos for each step. The blanket shown was lined with fabric after the crocheting was completed,

Pink Shells Baby Blanket
Pink Shells Baby Blanket | Source

Pink and White Shells - This afghan uses worsted weight yarn and size J crochet hook. The easy shell pattern would work great for a beginner.

The finished baby blanket measures 32" wide by 31" long and is quick to crochet.

Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Afghan
Sweet Ocean Breeze Baby Afghan | Source

Ocean Breeze Baby Afghan - This afghan is created in beautiful colors using Bernat Satin yarn. Even a beginner with a little experience should be able to crochet the pattern. This is a pretty one that you should try.

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket
Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket | Source

Rainbow Dash - I love the bright colors she used in this afghan and it is a unique design. She used Lion Brand Pound of Love in 5 colors. Any worsted weight yarn would work though. An I hook was used.

Reversible Shell Baby Blanket
Reversible Shell Baby Blanket | Source

Reversible Shell - This blanket is unique in that it is pretty on both sides. The stitch is an unusual one that I haven't seen before.

If you click on the link provided on the page, you will automatically get a PDF of the pattern to print. This free crochet pattern is offer by the Pipers Girls site.

More Baby Afghans and Blankets

Just click on the blue titles for lots more free patterns.

Around the Rosy - Offered by Woodhill Designs, this pattern is in a star shape and is extra nice. It is crocheted with sports weight yarn and a size H hook.

Baby's Best Bumpy Blanket - This looks like a fun pattern. She suggest using any color of worsted weight yarn. Red Heart Super Saver was used in the project. You['ll need a size I hook. The pattern is also available at Ravelry if you prefer to download it.

Basketweave - This blanket is crocheted with blue yarn, but would work well for a baby girl too. The pattern is suggested for an intermediate or experienced crocheter. A beginner could give it a try if they know how to do front post and back post stitches.

The afghan is crocheted with a light worsted weight yarn. She used Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn. You can use any brand you prefer.

How to Crochet a Baby Blanket

Larksfoot Baby Afghan - I don't recommend this for a beginner, but if you have some crochet skills working with extended or long double crochets, this is a unique crochet stitch.

Links to videos with instructions on how to crochet the stitch are included besides the entire afghan pattern. The videos are for both left handed and right handed crocheters.

Light and Lacy Baby Blanket
Light and Lacy Baby Blanket | Source

Light and Lacy - The pretty design can be found at the Missed Stitches blog. A mix of yarn brands were used. You can always do the same if you have some extra yarn in your stash. She also used some unusual colors, which you can use or use you own ideas.

The pattern is considered a beginner/intermediate, so you will need some crochet skills. The finished size is 27" x 32".

Pink Pastels - The pretty pink blanket is in a solid color. I is offered by Mom's Love of Crochet. The pattern uses 15 ounces of pink worsted weight yarn.

Sea Blue - This afghan is created in a single color. Lion Brand's Baby First yarn is used, which is a chunky weight, so you can crochet it fast. You'll also need a size K crochet hook.

A simple V-stitch is used, so even a beginner can tackle this project. The finished size is 28" by 30". The pattern can be found at All Free Crochet.

Sorbetto Baby Blanket and Play Mat is crocheted in bright fun colors and is offered by Fiber Flux. A tiny rose embellishes the bottom corner of the blanket.

Three different colors of Lion Brand Hometown USA was used for the design. This project should be extra fast, because it is crocheted with an N hook.

Pitter Patter Baby Afghan


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    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      3 years ago from USA

      Thank you Shelly, I'll do that.

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      Shelly@Missed Stitches 

      3 years ago

      Found this article through my Analytics data and wanted to say thank you for sharing my baby blanket crochet pattern, Light and Lacy. You are welcome to share the photos as well!

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Stephanie, Thanks for looking. I'm happy you found some you'd like to give a try.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      I've been looking for some nice baby blankets to knit and/or crochet and there are several here that I really like. Thanks for the links! Can't wait to get started!

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      blessedmomto7, Thanks for viewing. I like to crochet these ahead for the future children in the family.

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      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      poetryman6969, Thanks for looking. Baby blankets are fun.

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      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Shryon, Thanks for the poem. Does your family have any babies on the way? Thanks for sharing and voting it up. Have a wonderful day!

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      5 years ago

      Love the patterns and the rainbow colors.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      A new baby girl is on the way

      Her big brother will have a sister

      one find day.

      She will arrive at the end of June

      or first of July

      Voted up, ABI and shared this day.

      Have a blessed one.

      And she will be here to stay.

      To learn and love and

      love to play.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the free patterns. These are just lovely!

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Writer Fox, Thank you for the compliment. Thanks for looking at the hub and voting it up.

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      Writer Fox 

      5 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I really admire your talent in creating such beautiful things. You have a real gift. Teaching others how to crochet enriches many lives. Voted up!

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      teaches12345, It is always wonderful to hear that I brought back some good memories. Thanks for your comment. I hope you are having a good new school year.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I can't think of anything more precious than receiving a blanket made with love. I still have the one my mom made for my son years and years ago. It is a soft green shell pattern. Thanks for sharing this and bringing back good memories.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      FlourishAnyway, Most of these blankets aren't hard. If you can crochet a granny square, you can crochet almost anything. If you have problems reading patterns, there are sites on line that teach you how. If you have any problems, just contact me and I'll help you through it. Thanks for voting it up and pinning.

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      5 years ago from USA

      These are beautiful. I learned to crochet as a child but didn't get much past the granny square. I sure wish I could achieve what was required for some of these gorgeous blankets. Voted up and more, plus pinning.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Kate, I hope you find one that you'd like to crochet. Have fun and thanks for viewing.

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      5 years ago

      Always so thrilled to find new patterns! Thanks for this.

    • Barbara Kay profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Badder 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thanks Bill.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Obviously, this isn't for me. :) But I can pass it on to some young friends of mine. Thanks for the info...they will be appreciative.


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