A collection of beautiful free crochet baby blanket patterns to make for newborns to toddlers. You won’t have to look far to find an adorable blanket pattern that you can crochet for baby boys and baby girls.

Easy Free Crochet Baby Blanket patterns

Here is a round-up of beautiful free patterns for you to crochet. Grab some yarn and a hook and whip up something amazing. You will have the perfect baby shower gift with these tutorials.

Rainbow Blocks Blanket

Bring a rainbow to the nursery with Becky Skuse’s sweet and simple easy crochet baby blanket pattern. This simple granny square blanket is happy and cheery!

rainbow granny square blanket on chair

Chunky Baby Blanket


Granny Square Baby Blanket

granny square blanket

One Skein Baby Blanket

This newborn crochet baby blanket is perfect for swaddling the new baby!

baby swaddled in mint green crochet blanket sleeping in basket

Baby Blanket Squared

Crochet this simple pattern in a variety of colors to create sweet stripes.

pastel rainbow blanket on white crib

Basket Weave Crochet Blanket

pink basket weave blanket on metal chair

Easy Peasy Pattern in Caron One Pound

This beginner-friendly pattern comes together with an easy stitch pattern.

peach crochet blanket on white rocking chair
Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

White Waves Easy Crochet Pattern

This free pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial. The beautiful texture is created using only three basic stitches (CH, SC, DC). You create one easy row and repeat it for the whole blanket. 

white crochet baby blanket pattern

Sarah Baby Blanket

white lacy blanket with shell border

Baby Girl Crochet Blankets

Here are a few blanket patterns for baby girls in mind. These little girl crochet styles are lacey and sweet. All these free crochet blanket patterns will help you make a beautiful and useful gift.

Petal Stitch Baby Blanket

crochet flower stitch gray pink white

Lacy Shells Crochet Blanket

pink ombre crochet baby blanket

Katie Crochet Pattern

pink lacy blanket

Baby Boy Crochet Blankets

We can’t leave out the boys. If you are looking for something a little more masculine try one of these designs.

Crossed Double Crochet Pattern

blue stripe blanket made from chenille yarn

Baby Boy Blue Pattern

baby boy blue blanket with stuffed bunny sitting on corner

Simple Stitch Blanket

wide striped blanket laying on white chair

Spring to Life

stipe chevron baby blanket

Crochet Borders For Baby Blankets

These blanket borders make even a simple baby blanket extra special.

What is the best yarn for baby blankets?

When it comes to choosing the best yarn for a baby blanket, you must take many things into consideration. I personally want yarn that is easy to work with, soft, and most importantly easy to care for. Don’t forget they will need to be machine washed and frequently!

Here are some top picks:

  • GREAT FOR CROCHET Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
    100% polyester chenille-style yarn
  • BEST OVERALL Bernat Softee Baby Yarn 
    100% acrylic yarn comes in a wide array of colors making. Machine washable and dryable yarn.
  • EXTRA WARM Lion Thick&Quick Yarn 
    A super bulky weight yarn with 20% of wool is ideal for crocheting extra warm items. There are a variety of colors and can be cold washed and dried carefully.
  • BEST FOR BEGINNERS Celine lin Baby Blanket Yarn
    Super soft fleece yarn in vibrant makes an excellent choice for beginners. Handwash and dry flat to avoid shrinking or bulging.
  • MOST DURABLE Babysoft Yarn – Lion Brand Yarns
    The medium-weight sport yarn is available in many pastel colors for making durable and soft items. This one is machine washable and dryable.
  • BEST NATURAL FIBER Baby Alpaca Yarn 
    Natural 100% Baby Alpaca yarn is excellent for creating luxury and hypoallergenic items.

How big is a baby blanket?

There is a wide variety of crochet baby blanket sizes! Small “lovey” security blankets and blankets for premies will be much smaller than crib blankets, for example.

Most patterns will tell you the size. Many patterns can be adjusted if needed. If you are wondering what might be the best size here is a list of suggested sizes. These are approximate, be sure to measure beds, and don’t hesitate to ask the recipient what would be a useful size.

Blanket TypeSize
Security Blanket12″ by 12″
Bassinet14″ by 28″
Preemie18″ by 20″
Receiving28″ by 34″
Stroller Blanket30″ by 36″
Baby36″ by 40″
Crib36″ by 48″
Toddler Bed44″ by 60″
Toddler Blanket Size40″ by 60″

How wide should a baby blanket be?

Preemie baby blankets typically measure 18-20″ wide, while a newborn size measures 30-36″ wide. Toddler blankets measure 40″ wide. Many of these patterns can be made into larger throw blankets to decorate the nursery or snuggle on the couch.

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most helpful resource to keep handy!

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