Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

simple baby blanket crochet pattern

Doesn’t it seem like it’s the season for baby showers? I love going to those fun events and getting ready to welcome new life. Whenever I have time, I love to make a homemade gift. Whether it’s a baby blanket or a crocheted “lovey,” it makes me feel like it’s something a child might treasure forever. 

striped baby blanket

I’m super excited to be sharing this adorable and EASY crocheted baby blanket pattern with you today. I’m talking so easy that you could learn to crochet today and tomorrow and start making this blanket this weekend. You only have to know how to chain and double crochet. If you want to do the cute scalloped border, toss in single and half double crochet and you’ll be on your way to having an adorable and handmade baby blanket that looks like it was difficult to make. 

blanket with teddy bear

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need. 

-8 skeins of Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn (they’re approximately 2.5 oz balls and 100% cotton) or any 
 other 100% cotton yarn
-I crochet hook (I prefer Boye)
-Tapestry needle

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet 
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Notes:
-This pattern is worked in the back loop only. Click here if you’re unfamiliar with this method. 
-The chain two at the end of each row counts as the first stitch in the following row.
-Be sure to work a double crochet into the turning chain. If you have a tendency to miss this, place a stitch marker or safety pin in the top of the turning chain on each row. 
-If you’d like to use the same colors I did, they’re as follows: yellow, orange, robin’s egg, hot pink, red, mod pink, lime, bright white, and bright navy)
-The size of this blanket could easily be adjusted by starting with a different number of starting chains.
-This blanket measures approximately 30″x39″ and the stripes are vertical. 

Working with your first color, chain 131.
Row 1: dc in the third stitch from hook and in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn. (130)
Row 2: The ch 2 counts as the first dc so you will skip the first stitch and dc in the second stitch and in each stitch across. Remember, you’re working in the back loop only. Ch 2, turn. (130)
Row 3: Double crochet in each stitch across. Cut yarn and weave ends. Join your next yarn color with a slip stitch. Ch 2, turn. (130)
Row 4-5: dc in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn. (130). 
Row 6: Double crochet in each stitch across. Cut yarn and weave ends. Join your next yarn color with a slip stitch. Ch 2, turn. (130)

Continue working double crocheting back and forth and changing colors after every three rows. I used 8 colors and repeated the pattern twice for a total of 48 rows. 

When you have finished your stripes, pick your favorite color and hdc evenly around the entire blanket. You will need to work 3 stitches in each corner. 

easy edging

If you’d like to add a cute scalloped border, see this tutorial

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  1. Lovely. Looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Being a first time mom, I had no idea what brand diapers to buy. First I tried a couple of expensive diapers. Both diapers seemed to run quite small. I would buy the size based on my daughter's weight but they were too tight. One brand leaked terribly. The absorbing layer did not come up high enough in the back of the diaper so many times I would find my daughter's clothes a mess. Honest

  3. thank you for sharing! I love it!!!<br />xxxx Ale

  4. This looks lovely thank you for the pattern. I love making homemade things and giving it away:) will add you to my blog:)

  5. Baby blanket is adorable. What colors did you use?

  6. Que bonita! unos colores preciosos y alegres para un bebé! gracias por tan maravilloso tutorial<br />besossss!

  7. I love the colors here! You always use adorable color schemes on your blankets :)

  8. Cute pattern. Can you use worsted weight yard?

  9. Thanks so much! Can you tell me the approx. finished size please?

  10. Thank you! Your colors are great! I did one as well but used all natural ecru instead! But wanted to know how you did your border that is in red? Very cute!

  11. This is so cute! I&#39;m a beginner crocheter and i always have difficulties with my end and beginning or rows so i have a question. in Row 3: double crochet in each stitch across… BUT do i skip the 1st stitch?