13 Free Crochet Baby Blankets That Take 6 Hours or Less

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Easy crochet baby blanket patterns- perfect for making a quick gift. 

This post is a collection of all my crochet baby blankets that can be made in just 3 to 6 hours. They are soft, squishy, and make adorable baby gifts.

 

These easy to crochet baby blankets will help even beginner crocheters create something beautiful. So dive right in and create a gorgeous blanket in under 6 hours!

 

#1. 4 Hour Baby Blanket Pattern

Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

This is hands down one of the most famous of my patterns on Pinterest. The easy texture and the colors are to die for. Good boy crochet items are so hard to find but this 4 Hour Blanket will make a perfect baby boy gift. You can change up the colors and make it for a girl baby too. What’s stopping you?

 

All you need is 3 skeins of Bernat Blanket yarn in coordinating colors and 4 hours of your time to make this beautiful crochet blanket for your baby.

 

Find the 4 Hour Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Pattern here. 

 

You can watch a video below: 

 

 

#2. 5 Hour Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Crochet Baby Blanket

 

This baby blanket crochet pattern is another one of my reader favorites. The stitch is a modification of the Moss stitch. The yarn really brings out the texture and you can whip up this beauty in just 5 hours.

 

Whether you are making this as a baby shower gift or are awaiting the arrival of your new baby, this crochet baby blanket is sure to keep your little one warm and snuggly.

 

Find the 5 Hour Crochet Blanket Pattern here

 

#3. 3 Hour Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

 

This is the fastest crochet baby blanket in my collection, the 3 Hour Blanket. This blanket has received much love and is one of the most-watched videos on my YouTube channel too.

 

The crochet pattern is a simple 2-row repeat that looks like hearts stacked on top of each other. This is a beginner-friendly pattern with no extra bells and whistles. If you know how to work a double crochet stitch, you can make this blanket. The finished blanket is 37 inches wide and 36 inches long but is easily customizable to any size.

 

Find the 3 Hour Free Crochet Blanket Pattern here.

 

You can watch a video here:

 

 

#4. Mock Granny Stitch Pattern for Crochet Baby Blanket

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This cute crochet baby blanket can be made in just 6 hours. The stitch is an imitation of the granny stitch.  Half double crochet stitches were used to design this Mock Granny Stitch Blanket.

 

The stitches are thickly packed without many holes so you can make a really warm baby blanket.  You don’t fasten off after every color change which makes this a joy to work. Can you imagine the different color combinations that this blanket would look good in?

 

Find the Mock Granny Stripe Baby Blanket here. 

 

#5. Marshmallow Crochet Baby Afghan

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You can crochet this gorgeous baby blanket using a simple stitch and 3 lovely colors in just under 5 hours. If you prefer a no holes baby blanket, this pattern is a perfect fit. Sometimes basic stitches and the right colors are all you need to create a beautiful crochet baby afghan.

 

It took me just one skein in each color to make a blanket that is 33 inches wide and 38 inches long. The size can easily be adjusted to make it bigger so it will last well into your baby’s toddler years.

 

Find the Marshmallow Blanket here.

 

#6. Easy to Crochet Baby Blanket in 3.5 Hours

Tired of the regular double crochet striped blankets? Try this quick and easy textured baby blanket that works up in just 3.5 hours. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that uses only basic crochet stitches.

 

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The crochet baby blanket pattern is designed to make a tightly woven fabric and is really warm. Perfect for a winter baby, isn’t it? You don’t have to fasten off at every color change, so it will leave only a few tails for you to weave in at the end.

 

Find the 3.5 Hour Crochet Blanket Pattern here.

 

#7. Mint Choco Chip Crochet Baby Blanket 

This crochet baby afghan is designed with a combination of simple half double crochet and chain stitches. The stitch pattern however gives the look of a bean stitch without much effort. When you don’t have much time on your hands, this is a perfect blanket that you can crochet in just 4 hours.

 

Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

 

The finished blanket is 36 inches wide and 40 inches long. Bernat Blanket yarn in color Seafoam and Dark gray and Bernat Baby Blanket in color White were used for the sample blanket.

 

Find the Mint Choco Chip Blanket Pattern here.

 

#8. 6 Hour Crochet Blanket for Baby

Pattern for Crochet Baby Blanket

 

I combined a knit-look herringbone half double crochet and a fake bobble stitch to design this crochet baby blanket. These fake bobbles are so easy to work and add the required texture to your blanket. It is an easy pattern that you can whip up in just 6 hours.

 

I used 1 skein of Bernat Blanket yarn in colors Coral Blossom and Overcast, and just a 1/4 skein of the color Vanilla to crochet this blanket. The finished blanket was 32 inches wide and 41 inches long. The chain multiples for the pattern are given so you can make it in any size you want.

 

Find the 6 Hour Crochet Blanket here.

 

#9. 4.5 Hour Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This is a super easy and mindless pattern that you can work while watching your favorite show on Television. The stitch pattern is very simple but looks textured in this yarn.

 

Easy to Crochet Baby Blanket

 

I used colors Merlot, Coral, and Vanilla from Bernat Blanket yarn to crochet this baby blanket. To work a 37 inches wide and 38 inches long blanket, it took me just 4.5 hours. You don’t have to fasten off when you change colors which means you will have fewer ends to weave in at the end.

 

Find the 4.5 Hour Crochet Blanket Pattern here.

 

#10. Waves Baby Blanket

This is another super quick blanket that can be crocheted in just 5 hours. A simple mix of tall and short stitches create this beginner-friendly wave design. Make one for your baby or for your home.

 

Crochet Baby Blanket for Beginners

 

1 skein of Bernat Blanket yarn in colors Dark teal, Almond, and White were used for making this afghan. The finished blanket is 40 1/2 inches long and 35 inches wide. The size can easily be adjusted to suit your needs.

 

Find the Waves Blanket Crochet Pattern here. 

 

#11. Pile of Squish Crochet Baby Blanket

This cute baby blanket crochet pattern is my new addition to the quick blankets collection. Adding a front post double crochet stitch into the mix adds oodles of texture to this crochet baby blanket.

 

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I tried it in boy colors but you can try it for a girl baby in shades of pink as well. Try experimenting with the width of the stripes to make this design your own. If colorful blankets are not your style, I am sure it will look great in a single color too. Texture always does!

 

Find the Pile of Squish Easy Striped Crochet Blanket here.

 

#12.Baby Bear Blanket Crochet Pattern

I tried applique with Bernat Blanket yarn for the first time with this blanket and loved how cute it turned out. The stitch pattern is a variation of the V-st and works up really quickly. I made this blanket in just about 5 hours. What a great baby shower gift it would make!

 

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

The stitches on this blanket are tightly knit which gives you a very warm and cuddly blanket. The bear applique is optional and the blanket would look lovely even without it.

 

Find the Baby Bear Blanket Pattern here.

 

#13. Cookies and Cream Baby Crochet Blanket

I have always used bright and cheerful colors for my baby blankets, so I decided to choose neutral colors this time. This blanket uses a simple mix of single crochet and chains but looks lovely in this yarn.

 

Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

 

I used Bernat Blanket in the color Almond and Bernat Baby Blanket in color White for this blanket. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that takes only 4 hours to work up.

 

Find the Cookies and Cream Blanket Pattern here. 

 

Final Thoughts on my Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Roundup

You will find that all the quick baby blanket crochet patterns listed here are designed using Bernat Blanket yarn. The thickness of this squishy yarn is what makes these baby blankets really fast to work up.

 

Feel free to substitute it with any other chunky yarn. You can even substitute it with a worsted weight yarn to make a lighter weight blanket. I give the chain multiples at the beginning of all my blanket patterns so you can adapt it for any yarn weight.

 

What is the Best Crochet Stitch for a Baby Blanket?

The best crochet stitch for a blanket depends on a lot of different factors, the thickness of your yarn and the design you prefer. Do you like it thick with no holes or do you want it light and lacy?

 

For beginners, a simple double crochet stitch will be a great place to start. Here is a list of 7 simple stitches that will work great for blankets. You can look up YouTube videos for these stitches.

1. V-st

2. Granny Stitch

3. Moss Stitch

4. Suzette Stich

5. Cluster Stitch

6. Blanket Stitch

7. Shell Stitch

 

What is the Best Size for a Crochet Baby Blanket?

Baby blankets come in a multitude of sizes. A baby blanket can range from a small square to a large rectangle. Based on the purpose or age of the baby, the size can vary. There are 8 different sizes commonly used for babies. You can download a size chart below:

 

 

How to Resize a Crochet Blanket Pattern?

There are many ways you can change the size of a blanket. You can switch to a bigger or smaller hook or switch to a thicker or thinner yarn. If you use a smaller hook or thinner yarn, your blanket will get smaller.

 

Using a bigger hook will make your stitches larger and hence your blanket bigger. A smaller hook on the other hand will make tighter stitches and result in a smaller crochet baby blanket.

 

The best way to resize a blanket is to adjust the number of repeats. That way you have more control over how big your finished blanket will be.

 

Crochet a gauge swatch to calculate how many stitches per inch you get with the yarn and hook combination you plan to use. All patterns will generally tell you how to make a gauge swatch or tell you the initial chain multiple.

 

If you need a bigger baby blanket, add more repeats based on the number of repeats per inch. To go smaller, take away repeats.

 

More Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns in Thinner Yarns

Falling Petals Textured Afghan Crochet Pattern

Twinkling Stars Crochet Blanket

Beach Day Blanket

Peek a Boo Blanket

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