Cozy Clusters Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet for Newborn Babies/ Free Patterns
free-crochet-baby-blanket-pattern

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.  

If you’re looking for a fun, quick project then you’ll love making this baby blanket.  I designed it to be crocheted with a large hook and bulky weight yarn to build up super fast for those of you who don’t have the patience for larger projects.  An added bonus – this thick and soft blanket is sure to keep your baby cozy and warm in the upcoming winter months.

When I heard that one of my favourite inexpensive worsted weight yarns – Knit Picks Mighty Stitch – is now available in a bulkier weight, I couldn’t wait to purchase some and try it out!  I’m definitely happy with the result.   Although its more like a heavy aran weight, rather than the bulky that its advertised as, this yarn is incredibly soft and I absolutely loved the colour selections.

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 for $4 US, click on the image below.

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

 

Cozy Clusters Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this gorgeous baby blanket:

 

Lowest prices on the best yarn - guaranteed at knitpicks.com

 

Measurements

This blanket measures:  24 Inches X 30 Inches

Special Stitches:

Cluster Stitch (CL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * two more times in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all four loops remaining on hook; Chain one.

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Pattern





Note: This pattern uses the Cozy Cluster Stitch.  For all of you visual learners out there, I have created a video tutorial on this stitch:

Chain 82 (or an even number of stitches to customize the size).

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in next chain; *CH1, skip next ch, SC in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 chains, CH1, skip next ch, SC in last two chains; CH4 (counts as a DC and ch-1 space of following row), turn.

Row 2: *Skip the sc, CL in next ch-1 space, CH1; repeat from * to the last ch-1 space, CL in last ch-1 space, CH1, skip next sc, DC in last sc; CH1, turn.

Row 3:  SC in first dc, SC in first ch-1 space; * CH1, skip next CL, SC in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across, ending last rep with SC in turning chain space, SC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work measures 29 inches long.

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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.

Fasten off and weave in the ends!

If you like this free pattern, check out more patterns from my Etsy store:

I hope you will consider joining my email list! Members of my list will be informed about exciting new knitting and crochet blog posts and patterns!

 

Please like & share:

You Might Also Like

37 Comments

  • Reply Patricia October 13, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Thank you. I have no comments to make at this time.

  • Reply Aida Manning October 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I am so glad to see this blanket! I have friends expecting babues. It is always nice to have a nice pattern to go to.

  • Reply Rose October 16, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t wait to true this! Thank you for another beautiful pattern.

  • Reply Kathy October 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    If I wanted to make this afghan larger, what would I do. Would it be just multiples of 2?

    • Reply Leelee November 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      Yes, you just need to chain an even number of stitches to make this larger.

  • Reply Suvarna P November 10, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Hi, while doing row 3 do i have to skip next CL every time..(* CH1, skip next CL..). It tightens up when I do like that..

    • Reply Suvarna P November 16, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Sorry leelee for the above query ..I just realized it was a misunderstanding..sorry.

    • Reply Paul A. January 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      You are correct. Directions for row 3 should read: SC in first DC, SC in first ch-1 space; * CH1, SC in next CL; repeat from * across, ending last rep with SC in turning chain space, SC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.
      At least I think so – how can one SC in ch-1 spaces from the previous row when there are none? If you skip every other cluster your work will pull in and you won’t have enough stitches to work in on the following row.
      That’s how I’m crocheting mine and it’s turning out just like the picture.

      • Reply Nicole May 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm

        Thanks, Paul!

        • Reply Nicole May 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm

          This doesn’t make sense to me. I understand the pattern as written.

  • Reply Nicola Sallot December 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Is the link you provided for the yarn you used for this pattern?

    • Reply Leelee December 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Yes

  • Reply Nancy December 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    1/2 way through. I’m loving this pattern and the pretty stitches on the blanket. Thank you.

  • Reply Arlene B Collins January 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Was wondering what the multiples were fro the blanket, I like a bigger blanket

    • Reply Leelee February 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      You just need to chain an even number of stitches.

  • Reply Artisna Marketplace February 15, 2017 at 6:15 am

    After reading this blog of yours I too think that crochet baby patterns are in again and big time. Thank you so much for this.

    • Reply Leelee February 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for the comment!

  • Reply Christina March 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Leelee,

    Are you able to do a u tube tutorial of the first few rows as I’m still learning to crochet and would love to crochet this blanket for a friend that is expecting in April. Thank you Christina

    • Reply Leelee March 30, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Hi Christina,

      I just posted a video tutorial: http://www.leeleeknits.com/cozy-cluster-crochet-stitch-video-tutorial/

      Enjoy!

      • Reply Lori Kent December 4, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        Thank you so much for the tutorial- this blanket is BEAUTIFUL! Did you use the Blush colored yarn from Mighty Stich? Love this color! Thank you!

        • Reply Leelee December 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm

          You’re welcome Lori! Yes, I used blush Mighty Stitch yarn from Knitpicks

  • Reply Christine March 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    i would love to do this blanket but how can i crochet and then have a soft blanket? my blankets are always rough and not cosy and soft. Can you help?

    • Reply Leelee March 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

      I would recommend using a very soft yarn. I used KnitPicks Mighty stitch yarn and the blanket came out very soft. Also, if you go up a hook size, that sometimes helps make the stitches less bumpy.

  • Reply Dana June 9, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you for this pattern. I am struggling with this a little. One side of my blanket seems to be getting shorter. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. Please help!

  • Reply Kerry June 14, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Thank you once again for this pattern. I love the pink shade. I love to crochet for babies as it takes less time and i won’t give up. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  • Reply Jonnie Sheffield July 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    What is CH1 and CH4

    • Reply Leelee July 3, 2017 at 9:01 am

      CH = Chain

  • Reply Aimee August 14, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Could I use a super bulky yarn with this blanket

    • Reply Leelee August 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Hi Aimee, yes you can – however I would probably go up a hook size. Also keep in mind that the blanket will be bigger too if you use a bulkier yarn.

  • Reply Chunky and Warm: Take a Look at Internet’s Favorite DIY Bulky Blankets! - DIY CHICKS August 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    […] in the world and only you can make it because it will be made with pure unconditional love! Leelee Knits has a pattern for a comfy baby blanket in a rosy color that will be your little one’s faithful […]

  • Reply lcgbv September 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I LOVE your baby blanket patterns!! Everytime I’m googling baby blankets, and see one I absolutely adore, it turns out to be yours!!
    I made the white one with the lilac border for a baby shower gift, and it was a hit. THANK YOU!!

    • Reply Leelee September 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Awe, this comment made my day! I have a few more in the works that I hope to post in the coming months 🙂 so keep checking back!

  • Reply Deirdre October 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Can DK be used for this blanket?

    • Reply Leelee November 20, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Yes, it can but you should use a smaller hook and make the foundation chain longer.

  • Reply Peta November 5, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Thank you for this lovely pattern! I am almost finished with it and I’m in love with it!!!

    • Reply Petra November 5, 2017 at 4:16 am

      My name got misspelled, you can delete this post. 😊

  • Reply Petra November 5, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Thank you for this lovely pattern! I am almost finished with it and I’m in love with it!!!

  • Leave a Reply

    Back to top