20 Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for Endless Cuddles

by craftyclub

A crochet baby blanket is a project that both experienced crocheters and newbies will be able to feel confident making.

It’s a soothing repetitive pattern that results in a cozy hand-made project for a collection or for a gift.

If you’re looking to shake up your normal pattern, try one of these fresh ideas for easy crochet baby blankets. 

1. The Barclay Baby Blanket

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket (The Barclay Baby Blanket)
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket (via Maisie and Ruth)

Beginner-friendly

The slogan for Maisie and Ruth is “pretty simply crochet” and that’s a great way to summarize this baby blanket pattern.

The pattern uses a ripple stitch, which gives even seasoned crocheters the chance to learn a new technique.

2. Dainty Shells Baby Blanket

Dainty Shells Baby Blanket
Dainty Shells Baby Blanket (via All About Ami)

Beginner-friendly

The fanned shell stitch adds a delicate, feminine touch to this crochet pattern.

The edges are evened out for a smooth look, but there’s an opportunity to customize it with a continuously scalloped edge for a little extra texture. 

3. Vintage-Style Baby Blanket

Crochet a Classic Baby Blanket
Crochet a Classic Baby Blanket (via Kirsten Holloway Designs)

Intermediate

If you’re a fan of varied stitches, try this baby blanket pattern.

It features several types of stitches including post stitches, shells, puff stitches and cross stitches. The texture created by the assorted stitch makes this an exciting blanket even in muted colors. 

4. Modified Sedge Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Modified Sedge Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Modified Sedge Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (via Cloud 9 Knots)

Beginner-friendly

A simple body comes to life with multi-colored yarn in this baby blanket crochet pattern.

No matter what colors you choose, you’ll get plenty of pleasing texture from the sedge stick and finished off with a dainty picot stitch.

Though it may sound daunting, beginners will find this pattern easy to adapt to and learn some exciting stitches from. 

5. Abrielle Baby Blanket

Abrielle Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
Abrielle Baby Blanket (via A Crocheted Simplicity)

Beginner-friendly

If you’re a fan of the knit-look but are more comfortable with a crochet hook, this is the perfect pattern for you.

Though it will be helpful to have a little experience with stitches, beginners will feel well supported to follow this pattern.  

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6. Rapid Ripple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Rapid Ripple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Rapid Ripple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (via Stitching Together)

Beginner-friendly

The ripple stitch is the best of both words– it’s an easy-to-follow pattern of repetition that results in a project that looks like it has some variety and movement.

This rapid ripple baby blanket gives you an easy breakdown of how to achieve the look and create a project you’re proud of. 

7. Cotton Blanket Crochet Pattern

Cotton Blanket Crochet Pattern
Cotton Blanket Crochet Pattern (via Mama In A Stitch)

Beginner-friendly

This blanket is inspired by “cottagecore” and evokes a sense of cozy winter splendor.

It would be beautiful as a baby blanket or as a housewarming gift. Beginners will feel very comfortable putting it together, but might find they learn a few things along the way.

8. Free Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Free Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Free Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (via Gathered)

Beginner-friendly

You can’t get into crochet without learning the granny square. This is a powerful building block for crochet patterns, especially for baby blankets.

If you don’t know the granny square yet, this pattern is a great place to pick it up and learn a classic way to work it into a larger project. 

9. Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern (via Crochet n Create)

Beginner-friendly

This pattern comes together with varying shells and v-stitches, making it a great option for those who are familiar with those stitches or a great place for beginners to learn something new.

The end result is very light and dainty and makes for a great baby shower gift

10. Easy Waffle Baby Blanket

Crochet Easy Waffle Baby Blanket
Crochet Easy Waffle Baby Blanket (via Sirins Crochet)

Beginner-friendly

The waffle stitch is another handy stitch for plenty of projects.

When it’s done on a blanket, you can practice getting the count just right to perfect that appealing grid that it creates. This beginner-friendly pattern is a great place to learn the waffle stitch and reap the cozy rewards of the blanket.

11. Lux Bamboo – Baby Blanket

Lux Bamboo - Baby Blanket
Lux Bamboo – Baby Blanket (via Hobbii)

Intermediate

This Lux baby blanket pattern is named for a reason. It’s a beautiful blanket with elegant details and a warming and comforting weight to it.

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The type of yarn you use is up to you, but using bamboo yarn as suggested will give you the wonderful anti-moisture and anti-bacterial properties of bamboo, making it ideal as a gift for babies.

12. Cat Crochet Baby Blanket

Cat Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Cat Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern (via My Crochet Stories)

Intermediate

The balance between subdued and detailed is achieved in this cat crochet baby blanket pattern.

It is best done with an intermediate skill set, but beginners might also find the details of the instruction helpful enough to give it a shot.

The end result is surely worth it.

13. Soft Bobble Crocheted Baby Blanket

Soft Bobble Crocheted Baby Blanket
Soft Bobble Crocheted Baby Blanket (via Martha Stewart)

Beginner-friendly

This soft bobble baby blanket pattern is a great pattern for early-stage crocheters to create something truly enjoyable.

The pattern repeats itself continually, so you can hone the skill of the stitch as you work. The end result has a lovely weight and density to it. 

14. Easy Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

Easy Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket
Easy Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket (via The Turtle Trunk)

Beginner-friendly

The chevron is such a classic look for welcoming new babies. This easy-to-follow tutorial shows you the step-by-step process to make it on your own simply by following along. 

15. Easy 6 Hour Crochet Baby Blanketr Blanket

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket, 6 Hour Blanket
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket, 6 Hour Blanket (via Crochet Dreamz)

Beginner-friendly

If you waited until the last minute or simply have little time to squeeze crochet into, this easy crochet baby blanket comes together in just 6 hours.

The bulky yarn and repetitive patterns ensure that you can work in sections and have the whole project complete when you need it most.

16. Cute & Easy Bear Crochet Baby Blanket

Bear Crochet Baby Blanket (Cute & Easy Tutorial)
Bear Crochet Baby Blanket (via Maisie And Ruth)

Beginner-friendly

If you can master the granny square, you can master the teddy square.

That’s pretty much the most difficult aspect of this crochet pattern, although it certainly looks much more involved. If you intend to give it as a gift, that’s a good thing – you are sure to be impressed with this pattern!

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17. Original Cuddle And Play Sheep Crochet Baby Blanket

Original Cuddle And Play Sheep Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Original Cuddle And Play Sheep Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern (via Crochet Arcade)

Beginner-friendly

Many people who used this crochet baby blanket pattern call it “easier than it looks.”

The bobble stitch makes some nice soft sheepish texture and the head and body are simply repetition stitches and magic rings. Don’t be afraid to tackle this project, and you won’t be let down by the results. 

18. Blossoms Bloom Baby Blanket

How to Crochet the Blossoms Bloom Baby Blanket
How to Crochet the Blossoms Bloom Baby Blanket (via This Pixie Creates)

Beginner-friendly

For a truly statement-making piece, you have to try the blossoms bloom baby blanket.

The colorful blanket was inspired by a friend who insisted on the color yellow – and the end result could not have been as bright and breezy without it.

19. Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern

Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern
Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern (via North East Mama)

Beginner-friendly

This crochet pattern offers a slightly different approach to the chevron look.

Whether you opt for color-blocked or striped chevron-like this pattern does, this beginner-friendly pattern is a great project for any level crocheter.

20. Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet baby blanket pattern
Crochet baby blanket pattern (via Anna D Crochet)

Beginner-friendly

Stripes, texture, color, and unique edging – this blanket has it all.

Although it does seem like there’s a lot going on, the pattern is written to be very easy to follow. This isn’t your six-hour project, but this will certainly be a project that you are proud to reflect on years later, and makes a truly unique and special gift. 

Final Thoughts

The baby blanket pattern is absolutely one you should have in your toolkit. Even though it’s a classic project, it’s anything but boring.

When you consider all of the stitches, colors, and styles that can come together in these projects, the simple idea may become harder to start. With these 20 easy crochet blanket patterns, you can’t go wrong.

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