Cozy and Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

I don’t know about you, but it seems like babies are popping out left, right and centre in my life!  My sister in law and best friend are both due this winter so my mind has been on baby blankets.  A hand made crochet or knit baby blanket is the perfect gift to keep a winter or fall baby warm.

This pattern is a quick and easy one.  I used an extremely soft merino/acrylic blend since babies have very sensitive skin.  If you use a different yarn from what my pattern calls for, make sure that its machine washable since it will definitely be going through the wash many times.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this super soft and cozy baby blanket:


Measurements

This blanket measures 24″ X 35″

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Pattern

Chain 90.

Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each remaining chain; CH 2, turn.

Row 2: 3 DC in first sc;  *Skip next 3 sc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, skip 3 sc, SC in last sc; CH 2, turn.

Row 3: 3 DC in first sc; *Skip next 3 dc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; SC in top of turning chain; CH2, turn.

grey blanket pattern

Repeat row 3 until your work measures approximately 34 inches (or as long as you desire).  At the end of the last row, Ch1, turn and work around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet for 2 rounds.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the border.  If you don’t know how to do a single crochet border, this wonderful article explains it in detail.

Video Tutorial:

 

 

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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62 Comments

  • Reply Diane Boisjoli September 20, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Hello,
    Saw this lovely blanket on the above noted website and would love to make it for my newest grandchild who will be arriving in February. I would like it slightly bigger, say 30×41 inches. Lengthening is not a problem, but, being new to the art of crocheting, I am not sure how many more chains would be required to widen the blanket to 30 inches. Would you please help me solve this dilemma?

    • Reply Leelee September 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Hi! The foundation chain should be a multiple of 4 + 2. So, if you would like to add 6 more inches to the width, I would suggest adding 24 to the foundation chain (since 4 chains would add approx. 1 inch) – a foundation chain of 114 should work.

  • Reply Diane Boisjoli September 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you for the advice. I will give a try.

  • Reply Kathleen October 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Looking forward to trying this one.

  • Reply Sheila October 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

    This is lovely. I want to make one for both my nieces…. One is a newborn and one is in college. Do you think this pattern could also work as a throw (adult size). I am new to crochet but eager and enthusiastic. Thanks for the pattern. It was just what I was looking for!!!

    • Reply Leelee October 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

      You’re very welcome! Yes, it would look great as a throw and since it uses chunky yarn it will build pretty fast!

      • Reply jane April 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

        Hello Leelee. What a lovely pattern. I would like to make a large throw using the James C Brett wool you recommend. I am fairly new to crochet. How many should I cast on for the foundation row to make the throw? Thanks.

        • Reply Leelee April 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

          Hi Jane, it would depend on how wide you’d like the throw to be. You need to chain a multiple of 4 + 2, so keep chaining until you think it is a good length and then verify that you have chained a multiple of 4 plus 2… hope that helps.

  • Reply Colette November 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Bonjour, pouvez-vous m’indiquer la définition de SC et DC merci Colette

    • Reply Leelee November 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Colette,
      SC=Single Crochet
      DC-Double Crochet

      • Reply Colette November 17, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        Merci pour la réponse

  • Reply Barb November 10, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Love it but used the 6 skeins of chunky weight yarn from Hobby Lobby and am getting 30 inches and not enough yarn for the edges. Just so other people should know to buy extra yarn.

  • Reply Kris January 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I love this blanket but wanted something in worsted weight so I dropped down a hook size and it’s turning out beautifully!

  • Reply Lee January 25, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Would this lookngood in stripes?

    • Reply Leelee January 26, 2016 at 8:14 am

      I think so!

  • Reply Phildah March 14, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Love this patteren! I just started this last night
    It’s turning out beautifully. I think I just might make one for me.

  • Reply Kaz March 15, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Hi, ty for the pattern! I started this yesterday & have to say how easy & quick it is! I’m doing it to fit a moses basket so slightly smaller in length but its turning out great. Love how it looks the same on both sides. I’m doing it in a 4 colour ombre type stripe & it looks great 🙂

    • Reply Leelee March 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Kaz, so glad to hear!

  • Reply Lisa March 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Would love to try this but would it be ok to use regular yarn instead of chunky? Will I have to chain more or use two strands? I have done a pattern similar to this in the past and had a problem of the sides curving in…wondering if it was because I used regular yard?

    • Reply Leelee April 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      I would chain more instead of doubling up the yarn. The foundation chain should be a multiple of 4 + 2. Chain until the chain measures as wide as you would like the blanket to be. Also if you are using a lighter weight yarn, you should use a smaller hook (H or I/9).

  • Reply Benny Sequeira April 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern, I am planning to make this in stripes (3 colors -grey, white and pink) of 40 x 40 inches, could you kindly guide me on how many stitches to make for the foundation, I am assuming 160 stitches + 2 (4 stitches equals one inch). Also, how many rows make an inch and which are the rows to be repeated to get the pattern complete for each color stripe.

    • Reply Leelee April 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      You’re welcome Benny. The foundation chain should be a multiple of 4 + 2, so yes I think 162 would be perfect. 2 rows make an inch. I would do each stripe as 2 rows.

  • Reply Mary New April 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Love the look of this pattern but haven’t crochet in years so here goes, only problem what is the ply of the yarn as no James C Brett in available in Australia not sure what to use.

  • Reply Kathy M. Miller April 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for the pattern, I have my first great grandchild coming. Looking for something special. Wanting to try this. Curious though, why grey not pale green, yellow or if you know the sex of the child pink or blue? Is this a new trend?

    • Reply Leelee April 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      You’re welcome! Nope, I just like grey and its pretty neutral so it will go well with most decor 🙂

  • Reply brenda June 1, 2016 at 8:15 am

    may try this for a car seat blanket – so it would have the hole in the middle for the buckle – looks like it may be a little small so i will add a little – do you think it is a tight enough stitch for winter?

    • Reply Leelee June 1, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      What a great idea! Yes, as long as you use a bluky yarn like I did it will be very warm 🙂

    • Reply Angie November 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Nothing should go under baby or between baby and harness, jsyk. This, however, would be a great blanket to cover baby with after buckling.

  • Reply Louise June 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hello
    Is this written in US or UK crochet terms. I am new to crochet and struggle to identify which is which. Many thanks

    • Reply Leelee July 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      US Terms 🙂

  • Reply Delores July 5, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I like the Bernat Blanket yarn. Using a 10.00mm size N would that work I love the yarn.

    • Reply Delores July 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Bernat baby blanket is a beautiful yarn to crochet a baby blanket or an afghan. I like using the size 10.00 mm N needle.

  • Reply Barbara Weismann July 25, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I made two of these for cousins who had babies. They work up fast (made one in an evening), and were appreciated by all. Am looking to make some more to raise money for my lady’s group.
    Thanks for the pattern.

  • Reply Elaine Annunziato July 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Great baby afghan. How many yards per skein was in the yarn you used?

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Elaine, it is 164 yards per skein

  • Reply Natasha July 31, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    What size does your blanket come to? Cot size, stroller?
    Thanks

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Perfect for the stroller

  • Reply niki August 10, 2016 at 9:05 am

    DO you have a video of the above?

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      I’m sorry I do not but I do plan to start adding video content to the blog 🙂

  • Reply Kashi August 21, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Love this pattern! I may just finish an project and love the outcome.
    I have only ever dabbled in crocheting because sides get wonky, patterns , don’t line up, I can’t wrap my head around the written pattern, or understand how to repair errors on my own.
    I am a third of the way through a baby blanket. So proud. Love the way the pattern is drawn and that you explain the chain 2 as the first of the 4 stitches in the first bubble.
    More like this one please.

  • Reply Kim October 24, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Hi LeeLee”

    Thank you so y much for such cute patterns for baby blankets & free to top it off, Love it! I am pretty new to the symbols & I have noticed that a lot of these are used in many patterns in one form or another but some are not all the same or some are fancier..would you please tell me what the … ‘s ++++’s & the xxxx’s represent & also how do I read the pattern when it is in parentheses?

    Thank you LeeLee for all your time, help & patience. I greatly appreciate all of it.

    Sincerely,
    Kim

  • Reply Asha November 2, 2016 at 6:16 am

    LEELY ,hii thank you so much for the new pattern.I will be making soon.Asha.

  • Reply Raewyn November 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for this pattern, I’m about to start one 🙂

  • Reply Shandrene December 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Hi
    Is this blanket pattern on YouTube..love to try and make this beautiful blanket for my granchild which she/he arrives April 2017..
    Regards
    Shandrene

    • Reply Leelee December 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      No I’m sorry I don’t have a video tutorial for this blanket.

  • Reply Kristen January 16, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I’m working on making one slightly larger. I started with 162 in the chain, it’s measuring about 43.5 inches and it looks amazing. The pattern is so easy to follow and does work up quick. Can’t wait to finish it.

  • Reply Artemis February 8, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Hi, lovely pattern is this what is known as the shell pattern? I’m very new to this and I’m not even sure I could follow patterns yet :/

    • Reply Leelee February 9, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Hi there, this is a great pattern for beginners. It is not technically a shell stitch, more of a raised stitch.

      • Reply Artemis February 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

        Thanks so much, need to see if I can when out the pattern 🙂

  • Reply Sheila mc February 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I love this blanket! I would like to make it using Bernat softee baby yarn . I would like to make it 40 by 40 how many would I need to chain on to start and would I use a I /9 hook? Thank you so much for your help

    • Reply Leelee February 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Sheila, The foundation chain needs to be a multiple of 4 plus 2. I would recommend chaining until it reaches the desired length and make sure you have a multiple of 4 chains (then add 2). If you use Bernat softee baby, it is a thinner yarn so you will either need a smaller hook (US G/6) or you can use the softee baby chunky yarn and then just use the same size hook. Hope that helps!

  • Reply Sheila mc February 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    That helps a lot thank you so much ! I love it. Thanks again

  • Reply LInda April 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Just found this beautiful baby blanket and cannot wait to try this!!!!! I was wondering if I use a pound of love baby yarn from lion brand and bernat baby coordinates if the two together would give me a bulky weight yarn that you recommend for your pattern?

    • Reply Leelee April 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      I think it might be a little thick, but give it a try for a few rows, you may be surprised!

      • Reply Linda April 22, 2017 at 5:13 am

        Thank you Leelee for the info, can’t wait to get started

  • Reply Linda April 25, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I am having a problem with these gaps along the edges I think it has to do with the chain 2 and turning but not sure. Am I doing this wrong or is there suppose to be gaps along the sides? The k hook is a little thick but I can work with it. What would be the next size that you would be a little less thick? Thank you in advance Leelee.

  • Reply Linda April 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    After going over the pattern again, I was doing 1 dc at the beginning of row 2 -3 instead of 3dc now I am on track and having no problems. Thank you for such a pretty baby afghan pattern.

  • Reply Mary Baribeau June 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Love this pattern. I will be a grandmother for the first time this winter. I will definitely be making this blanket for my new grandchild. I still have the blanket I brought my son home from the hospital in. The blanket is almost 40 years old. I didn’t have my son until 20 years after I made the blanket. So now with this blanket there will be 2 heirlooms to be passed down to my son’s grandchildren. Thank you for the lovely design. I do waht to ask where did you get the bear in the picture from? It is so cute and loveable as well as the pig.

    • Reply Leelee June 6, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Oh wow, this is so nice to hear! Handmade blankets are the best gift in my opinion. So much love and time goes into them.
      I’m so sorry but I have no idea… they were purchased a few years ago and I can’t even remember if I bought them myself or if they were given them as gifts.

  • Reply Kerry Losi June 7, 2017 at 1:25 am

    Thanks for sharing this free pattern. I love the fact that it’s chunky and double sided. I am a fabricholic but now also a yarn hoarder lol so will be whipping this blanket up. Thanks Leelee. ❤️❤️ Merci beaucoup.

    • Reply Leelee June 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

      You are most welcome Kerry! Its a really fun one, I know you’ll enjoy it and use up a lot of yarn lol.

  • Reply Linda June 10, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I have finished doing the blanket and it is so beautiful, love this pattern from you Leelee. On the sc edging I wanted to ask you on the top row of the blanket should I be doing 2sc in each of the dc across? I have tried doing the 1sc in each of them and it takes the effect of the kinda scallop of the pattern? Any advise on this? Would you be doing a tutorial on this edging?

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