Free Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

I ordered the most gorgeous dk weight yarn, Cascade Cherub DK,  with the intention of making a light weight springtime pattern to share with all of you.  I was going to make a throw, but soon realized that the diagonal cluster stitch that I chose, in combination with this yarn, made a delicate lace fabric that would be perfect for an heirloom baby blanket. You could, of course, choose to make a throw for yourself, and increase the foundation chain to make a larger version!.

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” button below.

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Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this blanket:

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This blanket measures:  35 Inches X 42 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.


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

Chain 153 (or a multiple of 5 + 3 for a different width).
Row 1: CL in 6th chain from hook, *CH1, skip next two chains, DC in next chain; working in front of last dc made, DC in 2nd skipped chain, CH1, skip next chain, CL in next chain; repeat from * to last two chains, CH1, skip next chain, DC in last chain; CH4, turn.

Row 2:  Skip first ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; *CH1, CL in space between next 2 dc, CH1, skip next ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; repeat from * to end of row, CH1, DC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.

Row 3:  CL in space between next 2 dc, CH1; *skip next ch1 space, DC in next ch1 space; working in front of last dc made, DC in skipped ch1 space; CH1, CL in space between next two dc, CH1; repeat from * to end of row, DC in 3rd chain of turning chain; CH4, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work measures 40 inches and continue on to border.


Round 1:  Work around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet.  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.  When you have completed one round, join to first sc with a slip stitch.

Round 2: CH 2, work around the border by doing one HDC in each SC (work 3 HDC in each corner sc).  At the end of the round, join to first HDC with a slip stitch.

Round 3: CH2, work around the border again by doing one HDC in each HDC (Work 3 HDC in each corner hdc).  At the end of the round, join to first HDC with a slip stitch.

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

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15 thoughts on “Free Heirloom Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

  1. Such a beautiful blanket. Are you able to do a video on the first three rows. Just love your tutorials, thank you

    1. Thanks Christina! I plan to post some more videos in the coming weeks and I’ll definitely do one for this stitch.

  2. I love this pattern!! It is so easy, the video does help.

    You can see my finished product on instagram: halfthebattle

  3. Hi,I am searching for the Bumpy Row Crochet pattern to follow to make a baby blanket I can follow the pattern of the Bumpy Row pattern better and easier .I really like both the patterns are beautiful. Thanks very much for sharing

  4. Hello! I am making this blanket and started on the border. You mentioned to make sure 3sc on corners but my question is. How many sc on the sides like by line? Row? Do you have a number? 2, I hope you can see this soon I am working on it.

  5. I have a quick question. All tutorials I see, the yarn looks very, idk stringy? (VERY new to crocheting). I copied the video and mine looks a lot closer together. I’m going to try to order the exact same yarn you used so I can see if it turns out the same. I have the softee baby yarn.

    1. Yes the type of yarn used can make a huge difference Ashley. Also, how tightly you crochet… so if you think your work looks to tight you can go up hook size too. Hope that helps!

      1. Thank you! I have noticed I crochet a little tight. I’ll try going up a hook size as well as getting the same kind of yarn as you have! I never realized dk weight yarn would be different!

        1. Yes, I have found some surprising variations in what is called dk or even worsted weight based on the company that makes the yarn. Good luck with the pattern – it a really fun one!

  6. I made this blanket for my first great grandson who was born Oct. 28, 2017, and it turned out so awesome! I used the recommended yarn. It turned out so very soft and beautiful. Now I will be making one for my first great granddaughter who is due in January, 2018. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us all.

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