Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern, Baby Bear Blanket

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This crochet baby blanket free pattern will make an adorable baby gift. The crochet blanket is squishy, chunky and comes with a cute optional teddy bear applique.

 

Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

 

Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern with Bear Applique

 

I am trying applique with Bernat Blanket yarn for the first time. What do you think? Should I design more blankets like these?

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

 

 

 

The stitches on this blanket are tightly packed resulting in a very warm and soft blanket. The bear applique is optional and the blanket would look lovely even without it.

 

This is another super quick crochet baby blanket free pattern. It wouldn’t take you more than 4.5 hours to work this up.

 

 

Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

Work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors White and Shell Pink and Bernat Blanket yarn in color Pale Gray.

2. N/P(10mm) crochet hook for the blanket

3. 3.5 mm hook for making the eyes. Due to the nature of the yarn, I DON’T recommend safety eyes for babies as it might come out through the gaps in the stitch if not secured properly.

4. Small Amounts of beige color worsted weight yarn for sewing the teddy’s nose

5.  Small Amounts of  black worsted weight yarn for the bear’s eyes.

6. Tapestry needle to sew on the facial features and weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

36 inches wide and 39 inches long

 

Yardage

1 skein of each color. I used around 280 yards of the color Pale Gray, 220 yards of Shell Pink, and  250 Yards of White.

 

Gauge

3 Repeats= 5 inches

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terminology.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern

With white color yarn, ch 67. You can chain any multiple of 3 + 1 if you wish to make your blanket wider.

 

Notes

1. At the end of each row, you will join the next color while working your last stitch. Start working your sc as usual and pull through the new color yarn when you have 2 loops left on your hook.

 

You can learn how to do this by watching a video here.

 

2. Every time you change colors, just drop the yarn to pick up later. The strands will be loosely carried along the side of your work. Once you add the border these will get hidden.

 

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and across to end, turn. ——–66 sc

 

Note: When working the last sc of each of the following rounds, insert your hook into the last st, pull up a loop to the height of the current row and then pull through the new color.

 

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), sk the next st, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, *[sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next st], repeat from * to last 3 sts, sk the next 2 sts,  1 sc in last st while joining the color Shell Pink, turn.——21 Repeats

 

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), sk the next dc, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * until you work (sc, ch 1, dc) in the last ch-1 space, sk the next st, 1 sc on top of turning ch while joining the next color Pale Gray, turn.

 

Repeat Row 3 changing colors ever row by picking up the dropped yarn. After you have completed 14 Rows in pale gray color yarn, join back the white yarn. Fasten off the pink color, but do not fasten off Pale gray yet.

 

Repeat Row 3 one more time with white and work the last row below.

 

Last Row: With white yarn, ch 2 ( counts as a hdc), 1 hdc in each st across to end. Join Pale gray while working the last hdc.

 

Border for Crochet Baby Blanket

The blanket border is worked with Pale Gray yarn.

 

Ch 1 at the corner, 2 sc in the point right after the corner, distribute sc sts all around the blanket taking care to work 2 sc on either side of each corner to help you turn the corners. When you reach back where you started and have one st left, 2 sc into the last st, sl st to the first sc, fasten off.

 

Bear Applique for Crochet Baby Blanket

 

This crochet baby blanket free pattern comes with an optional bear applique.

Face

Round 1: With Pale Gray yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1( does not count as a st here and throughout) work 6 sc into the ring, close the ring and sl st to the first sc. Do not turn. —-6 sc

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as ch1 and each st around, sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.———12 sc

 

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as ch1, 1 sc in next st, *(2 sc in next, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to end of the round, sl st to the first sc. Do not turn——18 sc

 

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as ch1, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *(2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 2 sts), repeat from * to end of the round, sl st to the first sc. Fasten off with an 18 inch tail for sewing.——24 sc

 

Mouth

Round 1: With white color yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1, 4 sc in the ring, close the ring and sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.—–4 sc

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as ch 1, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, sl st to the turning ch, sl st to the next st, fasten off leaving a 12- inch tail for sewing.

 

Ears(Make 2)

Note: The ears are made flat and then cinched at the base to give them that curved shape.

 

Round 1: With Pale Gray yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1 and work 4sc into the ring, close the ring but DO NOT sl st to the first st, turn.

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in the first st, 2 sc in remaining 3 sts, fasten off with a 12-inch tail.

 

Shaping the Ears

With the tail left, make a running stitch along the base, pull and cinch slightly, knot to secure. You will use the remaining tail to sew it onto the teddy’s head.

 

Adding the Mouth

Note: I used the backside of the circle for the teddy’s face as I found it was flatter.

 

First, place the white mouth at the base of the face and sew it down using the white tail left. You can make a running stitch going in and out of the stitches along the periphery.

 

Embroidering the Nose

First make a ‘V” at the top of the white mouth, fill it with yarn and then sew a vertical line below it to complete your teddy’s nose.

 

Adding the Ears

Position the ears behind the top of the head and use the tails on the ears to sew them on. Only a tiny bit of the ears should be under the face.

 

Adding the Eyes

Sew straight lines for a sleeping bear

 

I DO NOT recommend safety eyes for this project as I found that they don’t hold well on this type of yarn. You can use black yarn to sew straight lines for a sleeping bear or use the tiny round eyes pattern below.

 

Round Eyes Pattern(Make 2)

Round eyes completed

 

Round eyes attached to face

 

Leave 6-inch tail and with black worsted weight yarn, make a magic circle, use a 3.5mm hook and work 4 tight sc into the magic ring, close the ring, sl st to beginning ch-1, fasten off with a long tail.

 

Bring one of the tails to the opposite side of the other tail. Position the eyes on the bear’s face and pull the tails through either side of a stitch, knot to secure. Then use the remaining tail to sew the eyes even more securely. Knot a couple of times and trim the excess yarn leaving a 1-inch tail.

 

Adding the Applique to the Blanket

Now that all the facial features have been added, place the bear head on one of the corners of your blanket, use the tail left and sew it down using a running stitch. Do not sew down the top of the ears.

 

You might also like my 5 Hour Crochet Baby Blanket and my  3 Hour Crochet Blanket.

 

You can find more free blanket patterns on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com. 

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10 Comments

  1. Alysia G Burns
    December 13, 2019 / 9:27 am

    Love this design and the applique! Thank you!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 4:21 pm

      I am really glad you like it. Thank you.

  2. Mary Phelan
    December 13, 2019 / 10:44 am

    I love ALL of your designs
    Thank you so much for sharing them

    Mary

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you so much. I am honored.

  3. Beth Leatherman
    January 2, 2020 / 7:04 pm

    I found baby blanket today in the same size skein as regular blanket yarn. It is also 220 yards per skein.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 6:50 pm

      Yes, they are very interchangeable.

  4. Marie carter
    March 27, 2020 / 1:00 pm

    I love all of your creations but i feel you would do better to change your wording in the beginning from ‘you find yourself stuck at home with the kids’ I gave birth to six children and loved them being at home with me. I taught all of them to knit crochet sew, and use the knitting machine. My grandson made his 1st quilt when he was 7 So how about “when you have your little treasures at home??”

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      March 27, 2020 / 6:47 pm

      Hi Marie, I am sorry, that is not what I meant. I was talking about running out of ideas to keep them engaged. Stay safe!

  5. Marla Fraser
    April 5, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    Hi I am making this blanket. Is there a right and wrong side on this blanket and how can I tell? I am ready to begin the Border and I need to know what side I am working with. I am going to make another blanket, and wondered if I should be marking a certain row to show the Right side for applying the border and teddy bear appliqué? Thankyou.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 5, 2020 / 7:32 pm

      There is no right or wrong side to this crochet blanket.

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