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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.
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!
Granny Square Baby Blanket
This newborn crochet baby blanket is perfect for swaddling!
Baby Blanket Squared
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.
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.
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 an 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. Hand washing 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 an 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.
|Security Blanket||12″ by 12″|
|Bassinet||14″ by 28″|
|Preemie||18″ by 20″|
|Receiving||28″ by 34″|
|Stroller Blanket||30″ by 36″|
|Baby||36″ by 40″|
|Crib||36″ by 48″|
|Toddler Bed||44″ by 60″|
|Toddler Blanket Size||40″ 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.