13 FREE Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

When there’s a new baby on the way and you want to make a crochet blanket, there’s little time to waste. These free crochet baby blankets feature patterns for boys and girls, plus patterns that cover every style from modern to traditional. There are even a couple of blankets that are ideal for scrap yarn so that you don’t have to blow your entire yarn budget in one project.

Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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1. Baby Blanket

This blanket pattern incorporates four different colors, but you can crochet it in a solid color, two colors or any other palette that matches baby’s nursery.

Broad Stripe Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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2. Broad Stripe Baby Blanket

A variegated yarn pairs well with solids in this blanket that features big, bold stripes. As the designer points out, the texture of the stitch is simple to achieve but creates a warmer, thicker blanket than basic stitches.

Ombre Blue Sky Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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3. Ombré Blue Sky Baby Blanket

A baby blanket can be trendy, and that works out well if baby’s parents want to continue using the blanket after the baby has grown out of it. You can get this ombré effect with any color, too; just choose hues in the same color family. 

Destiny Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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4. Destiny Baby Blanket

Advanced beginners can easily tackle this project! Plus, the two-row repeat means you’ll be able to watch TV or listen to audio books while you stitch.

Brick-Wall Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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5. Brick-Wall Blanket

This adorable blanket was created with the designer’s leftover baby yarn from other projects. The instructions for this blanket only include photos and a chart, so it’s great for more experienced crocheters who are ready for an adventure.

Skittles Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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6. Skittles Blanket

There are a lot of customization options for this colorful blanket. You can adjust the height and width, thanks to a simple stitch repeat. You can also change up the color palette to match the nursery or just use up your scraps.

Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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7. Baby Blanket

This smaller blanket is a quick stitch that works well for that last-minute handmade gift. The size of this blanket is designed to fit a stroller or car seat, but you can easily make it larger to fit the parents’ needs. 

Joseph's Puff Stitch Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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8. Joseph’s Puff Stitch Blanket

This is the perfect blanket for using up scraps of baby yarn that you already have. The designer also adds that little fingers love touching the puffs created by the special stitch featured on the blanket.

Apphia Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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9. Apphia Blanket

This free baby blanket features several different stitch techniques to keep experienced crocheters from getting bored. If you’re a beginner, it’s a great way to try out a couple of new skills like front post double crochet.

Basic Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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10. Basic Baby Blanket

Did you wait until the last minute to start stitching for a baby shower that’s in just a few days? No worries! A basic baby blanket like this can be stitched in no time. Plus, the basic stitches give you more room to play with color.

Ariel's Baby Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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11. Ariel’s Blanket

If you’re looking for a more traditional baby blanket, this is the pattern for you. The designer was challenged to recreate a baby blanket that someone else made, and this is the result. This is a nice blanket to work on when you’re traveling, too, since it’s made up of blocks that are seamed together at the end.

Four Color Spiral Blanket FREE Crochet Pattern

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12. Four Color Spiral Blanket

If you are tired of rectangular-shaped blankets, shake things up with a spiral blanket. The pattern strategically uses four colors to spotlight the shape of the spiral. You’ll be working with four skeins of yarn at the same time, so a bit of juggling is required to make this one.

Frozen Tides Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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13. Frozen Tides Blanket

Babies born in the winter need a little extra warmth, and that’s exactly what this baby blanket provides. The blanket uses the linen stitch, which is denser and warmer than just standard stitches.

Want something a littler different? Check out our full marketplace of crochet baby blanket patterns. 

Are you working on a project for a new baby? We’d love to hear about it — even if it’s not a blanket!

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