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Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Free Pattern, 4 Hour Blanket

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This crochet baby boy blanket free pattern is a super-fast project perfect for beginners. It took me less than 4 hours to make this squishy afghan.

 

Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Free Pattern

 

Crochet Textured Blanket

 

I designed this using the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, my go-to yarn for fast blankets. The yarn makes a very soft and squishy blanket that will keep your little one very warm and comfortable.

 

Crochet Textured Baby Boy Blanket

 

Designing with chenille yarn is always tricky, as the yarn hardly has any stitch definition. So keeping the crochet blanket stitch simple is the key. You can see a roundup of my quick crochet baby blankets here.

 

4 Hour Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Pattern

 

Though this crochet baby boy blanket free pattern is designed using boy colors, I am sure it will look great in girl colors too. How about substituting the blue with a peach or pink? Wouldn’t that make a lovely gift for a baby girl?

 

 

The stitch pattern used is a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch that leaves no holes. It makes a beautiful interlocking texture without using any post stitches.

 

If you want to try a quick baby blanket that has even more texture, you can try this Crochet Striped Blanket Pattern as well.

 

 

Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Free Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

You can pin it for later here. 

There is a video included at the end of the blog post. 

 

Materials

1. Bernat Baby Blanket ( Size 6) yarn in colors White, Baby Sand, and Overcast.

2. A size N/P(10mm) crochet hook. Go up to a 11/12mm if you are a tight crocheter.

 

Finished Size

34 inches wide and 37 inches long including the border.

 

Yardage

It took approximately 150 yards of the colors Overcast and Baby Sand and 200 yards of the color White.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

ch- chain

hdc– half double crochet

sc- single crochet

BL– Back loop only

FL– front loop only

 

Gauge

7 hdc stitches and 4 Rows = 4” square

 

Stitch Explanation

 

Hdc in the Back Loop (hdc in BL): Insert your hook under the loop that is away from you and work a hdc.

Hdc in the Front Loop (hdc in FL): Insert your hook under the loop that is near you and work a hdc.

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern for Baby Boy

Notes

1.  For the sake of convenience, the three colors will now be called Blue, Beige, and White.

2. Every time you switch colors, take care to leave a 14-inch tail for weaving in. This will ensure that your work doesn’t unravel due to the texture of this yarn.

3. For Row 1, I would suggest you work under just one of the loops of the foundation chain or it will leave holes in your work due to the nature of this yarn.

 

Ch 60 with the blue color yarn. You can chain any even number if you wish to increase the width of your crochet baby blanket.

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook ( 2 skipped chs count as a hdc), 1 hdc in each ch across to end, turn.——–59 hdc

 

Row 2: Ch 1( does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the first st, *( 1 hdc in the BL of next st, 1 hdc in FL of next st), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1 hdc in BL of next st, 1 hdc on top of turning ch, turn.——-59 hdc

 

Row 3: Ch 1( does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the first st, *( 1 hdc in the BL of next st, 1 hdc in FL of next st), repeat from * to last 2 sts, hdc in BL of next st, 1 hdc in the last st, turn.——-59 hdc

 

Note: To join the new color seamlessly, start working your hdc as usual and when you have 3 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color to complete the stitch.

 

Repeat Row 3 two more times with color Blue. At the end of  Row 5, join the Beige color yarn while working the last hdc of the row.

 

Rows 6-10: Repeat Row 3 in color Beige and join color White at the end of the 10th Row.

 

Row 11-15: Repeat Row 3 in color White and join color Blue at the end of the 15th Row.

 

Keep changing colors every 5 rows to make your blanket the length you want. Every Row will be a repeat of Row 3. Join color White for the border while working the last stitch of your blanket.

 

Adding a Border to the Crochet Blanket

Note: You can watch the video at the end of the blog post.

 

Round 1: Ch 1 at the corner and evenly distribute sc sts along the row ends. When you reach the next corner, work 2 sc into each st on either side of the corner, work 1 sc across the free loops of the foundation ch until you reach the next corner.

 

Continue to work sc sts all around your blanket working 2 sc into each st on either side of the corner. When you reach back where you started and have only 1 st left, 2 sc in the last st, 1 sc under beginning ch-1, sl st in BL only of the first sc.

 

Note: The sts of the next row are worked into the back loop(BL) only.

 

Round 2: Ch 1, *(1 sc in the BL of each st across to the next corner, 2 sc into the BL of each st on either side of the corner), repeat until you go all around your blanket, skip the beginning ch and sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.

 

If you love fast projects, you might also like my 3 Hour Crochet Blanket and my 5 Hour Blanket.

 

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You can find more such free patterns on Allfreecrochet.com and Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com

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Toni Krone

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

What a great and helpful video!!

Maddie

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Hi, I love this so much and will be making one for my best friend's first baby. I'd like to make one with white and grey stripes and white border. For the yarn balls, should I use 2 white and 1 grey or 1 white and 2 grey? Thanks :)

Elaine

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

How many chains for a lapgan

Sarah

Monday 15th of February 2021

Love this!

Sue Goldberg

Saturday 26th of December 2020

Love this! Thank you for posting the pattern. I don’t like working in to the top of turning chains at the end of the row, would I need to change anything to work into the last stitch instead?

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

After Row 2, the turning chain does count as a stitch in the pattern, so you will be working your last stitch into an actual stitch..

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