A list of Adorable Crochet Patterns for Baby Blankets and Baby Afghans (all Free!)
Baby Blankets are so much fun to crochet, aren’t they? Not only do they work up fairly quickly (much quicker than an adult sized afghan, obviously) but you get to use cute colors and patterns for babies! And what is better than free baby blanket crochet patterns?
Plus, what is sweeter than crocheting a baby blanket for a baby shower gift. Any new Mom or Dad would be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful, handmade gift.
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Any one of these sweet baby blankets would make a wonderful and super special, handmade gift for a baby shower or for brand new parents welcoming their new baby.
You can also take it one step further and make an entire gift set by crocheting a matching hat or headband, a cute little sweater or jacket and maybe some sandals or booties.
I hope you find this list of patterns helpful. A huge THANK YOU to the crochet designers for allowing me to share them with you.
Make sure that you bookmark this page for future reference. I will add more blanket patterns as I find them. Enjoy!
List of patterns:
Little Princess Baby Blanket
I’m in love with the royal, purple waves on this adorable Baby Blanket! Perfect for your little princess. It is made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn.
Oceanic Crochet Baby Blanket
This pretty baby blanket was crocheted with 4 different ocean inspired Red Heart Yarn colors but you can easily change those to customize it. The stitch also makes a lovely shell texture.
The Unicorn Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
by Lion Brand
How cute is this baby blanket?? You can get the crochet pattern for free or you can also purchase a complete kit!
The Rainbow Sherbet Blanket Pattern
by Fiber Flux
Don’t you just love the fun colors or this baby blanket? Rainbow Sherbet is the perfect name for this crochet pattern. There is even a video to help you with the stitches.
Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket
This blanket pattern uses a traditional ‘ripple’ afghan pattern stitch. The colors are unisex so this baby blanket would be a great gift for any baby.
Flower Motif Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
by Lion Brand
This cute flower blanket pattern is a free download plus a complete kit is also available.
Basketweave Blocks Baby Blanket
This crochet pattern is a fun, modern take on the traditional baby blankets. The blocks are worked with the basketweave stitch and does not require seaming.
Orazio Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
This lovely, lacy baby blanket pattern comes in a variety of sizes from stroller and receiving blanket all the way to twin, queen and king size.
Sorbetto Baby Blanket and Play Mat
by Fiber Flux
This fun crochet pattern is designed to grow with your baby from blanket to play mat. It uses Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn. You can also find a video with instructions below.
Tributary Baby Blanket Pattern
Doesn’t this blanket look super cozy? It is a great pattern for a beginner crocheter and uses Baby Soft Boucle Yarn.
Beautiful Baby Boy Crochet Blanket
Here is a great pattern that works up quickly. It uses Baby Cakes Yarn which comes in many colors so you have lots of different options.
Essential Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
I love the texture of this adorable baby blanket. This pattern would work great in either stripes or one solid color. Plus, you can crochet this in no time with this soft, bulky yarn.
The Loft Pom Baby Blanket
This beautiful blanket pattern was actually created for the Lion Brand Yarn Heros Charity event for Project Linus. It is thick and cozy, made with the crochet waffle stitch.
Blue Hawaiian Baby Blanket Pattern
The Blue Hawaiian free baby blanket crochet patterns features bold stripes of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. You can customize the colors to suit your taste.
Dragonfly Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern
This gorgeous chevron crochet pattern was made with DK yarn but you can easily substitute a light worsted weight as well.
I hope these fun baby patterns give you some inspiration to crochet a baby blanket for you or a gift. If you have a favorite free pattern you would like to share, please let me know in the comments below.
What is the best crochet stitch for a baby blanket?
Well, obviously that is a matter of personal preference but the blanket crochet stitch is a great option. This stitch works up fairly quickly and creates a nice thick and dense blanket.
Plus, this stitch is comprised of simple chains, single stitches and double stitches which makes it a great option for beginner crocheters.
What size should a crochet baby blanket be?
After doing a bit of research, I have found that a typical baby blanket is about 25″ x 31″. However, I also see many square patterns which start at around 30″.
Obviously, this is completely subjective and entirely up to you. Some people prefer a smaller, lap blanket size. Also, if you prefer to make a bigger blanket so the child can use it longer, go for it.
What can I crochet for a newborn baby?
Besides the baby blankets listed here, there are many other cute crochet patterns that are perfect for not just newborns but also older babies and toddlers. If you are looking to make a special gift, any one or more of the following patterns would be perfect.
- Baby Hat
- Sweater or Jacket
- Crochet Bib
- Shorts or Long Pants
- Diaper Covers
- Stuffed toy