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.

 

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.

 

 

Crochet Baby Boy Blanket Free Pattern

You can work from the written pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for just $2.50 here: Add to Cart. The pattern will be emailed to you. 

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 Crochet Baby Blanket.

 

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

 

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18 Comments

  1. September 6, 2019 / 7:14 am

    Thankyou for this lovely pattern. I have a new. Great grand baby and I am looking to make it soon

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 6, 2019 / 7:35 am

      Hi Mavis, congratulations on the new addition to your family. I am glad you like the pattern.

  2. September 6, 2019 / 8:46 am

    I’ve made many blankets with this yarn and a HDC stitch, but never thought about using the front and back loop only. GENIUS! Can’t wait to try this out!! Thank you for your creativity.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 6, 2019 / 8:58 am

      Hi Sheri, thank you so much. I am really glad you like the pattern. It is tricky designing with this type of yarn but I love the softness and the speed at which the blankets grow.

  3. Lisa B
    September 14, 2019 / 8:59 am

    I love working with Bernat Blanket yarn! However, the ministry I’m crocheting for wants regular 4-ply yarn – would you recommend any changes to the pattern, or just use appropriate sized hook and hopefully 4 hours later I’ll be done! 🙂
    Thanks so much!

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 14, 2019 / 9:24 am

      Hi Lisa, you can just choose a hook size that suits your yarn. I would like to warn you though, it will take way more than 4 hours if you use a thinner yarn and hook. Sorry :(.

      • Lisa B
        September 14, 2019 / 9:37 am

        LOL – that’s what I thought. sigh.

    • Christie Huyck
      September 18, 2019 / 5:46 pm

      You could possibly use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn simultaneously & use an 8.0 mm hook. It would still work up fairly quickly. Good luck 🍀

  4. Judith Trevor
    October 10, 2019 / 7:46 am

    I would like to try this blanket and am not very experience, however I’m sure I can manage this one. However here in the uk this wool is sold in grams (usually 100g balls). Can you tell me how to convert the yardage to the gram balls please?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 12, 2019 / 7:56 am

      Each skein of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn is 300g in weight. I hope that helps.

  5. October 26, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    I tried to add to cart and have it emailed. However, according to what I read, it would be sent by regular mail. It would be so much easier if you did what the food recipes do and add a printable pattern right onto the website. I tried to print it from the above, but printing was not available. I like your patterns but find the site user UNFRIENDLY.
    How do I add to cart and get it on email?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 26, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Hi Phyllis, if you purchase the PDF pattern, the pattern is sent to you via email and not regular mail. You will find a red-colored link to purchase the pattern. I hope that helps.

    • November 1, 2019 / 10:32 am

      I have a really nice printer and for these patterns, I find that I can print them by using the control p command. When it comes to printing I can select the pages I want. For instance in this case I used 2,10-14. Page 2 is a picture of the finished product. Page 11 is a list of the abbreviations so either of those could be eliminated if you choose. I plan on using this combination of stitches to make an infinity scarf as I was recently given a bunch of yarn purchased at rummage sales so there isn’t a lot of any one color or even weight. I think I can adapt them.

  6. Bonnie P Boone
    November 30, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    I made this baby blanket for my very soon to be born grandson and absolutely love it! I have gotten so many compliments on it and I really appreciated your video. Now several people are asking me to make one for them but I want one too. How many would you chain for an adult sized lap sized blanket?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      November 30, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Hi Bonnie, I am really glad to hear you like it. Every 7 chs added to your foundation chain will increase the width of your blanket by 4 inches.

      • Bonnie P Boone
        December 1, 2019 / 5:28 pm

        Thank you so much!

  7. Janet Lee-Howat
    December 1, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    I am having trouble finding the yarn you suggested in those colors. Can you be more specific on the yarn?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      December 1, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      You can find the 3 colors on JoAnn Fabric’s site. I just checked to confirm. The yarn is called Bernat Baby Blanket. Stores may not stock all teh colors.

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