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 $2.99 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. 



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.



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



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


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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  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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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.

  8. Helen
    January 3, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    Does this yarn end up being heavy for a blanket or to crochet with? Pattern is beautiful – would like to try but am a little leary about the weight of the blanket or blanket gets heavy to work with as it progresses Many tks. Love your patterns – all beautiful!

  9. Suzanne
    January 17, 2020 / 10:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. Im fairly new to crocheting and this was easy to follow and done in a short enough amount of time that I didn’t get frustrated. I really enjoyed this blanket! Wish I could share a picture of the finished perfect. Thanks again!

    • Shehnaaz
      January 18, 2020 / 10:49 am

      I am really glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for trying my pattern.

  10. Deborah Mailhot
    January 21, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Absolutely love this up quickly. I have made it twice now. Great tutorial video..very easy to follow.

  11. Michelle
    January 23, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Just finished this baby blanket. Loved working with the yarn. So easy. Love the results. Will def make mire if these for upcoming babies in our family.

  12. Chrissy
    February 9, 2020 / 10:13 am

    Quick question, after the CO 60 it says to HDC in third from the hook. That leaves you with 57 not 59 HDC. Can I continue with the 57 HDC in the first row?

    • Shehnaaz
      February 9, 2020 / 10:53 am

      When you work into the 3rd chain you get 60-2 = 58 hdc. The 2 skipped chs also count as a st. So it becomes 59. Makes sense?

      • Chrissy
        February 9, 2020 / 4:18 pm

        Yes, thank you very much and thank you for the wonderful pattern.

  13. Amber
    February 12, 2020 / 12:37 am

    I really like this stitch. It is the first time working with this yarn. I am making a car seat poncho and am currently trying to figure out where to put the arm holes. I am doing a mashup of this pattern and another pattern, the lions brand homespun wee hooded poncho. But even the poncho pattern does not have the arm holes. Help please

    • Shehnaaz
      February 13, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      Hi Amber, I have never made a car seat poncho, so I have no idea where to put the armholes. Sorry!

  14. Christy Buster
    March 18, 2020 / 9:43 am

    This blanket is absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent! I have a new grandson coming in May, this will be perfect!

  15. Lori
    April 22, 2020 / 8:17 pm

    Beautiful pattern—thank you. I just finished the 7 stripes and I was about to start the border when I realized that my dimensions are off. The width is fine—about 32 inches without the border. But the length is only 29 inches! I checked and I have five rows in each stripe, so I’m stumped. Any thoughts about why this might have happened? Maybe I’m a tight crocheter, but then wouldn’t the width be smaller, too? Thanks for any help you can give! 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      April 22, 2020 / 10:29 pm

      Hi Lori, as per the gauge, you should have 4 Rows in 4 inches. Did you check your Row gauge? You have 2 options, add a couple more stripes. It will still look good even if the first and last stripe are not of the same color. I have some blanket designs like that and they look great too.

  16. Wendy
    April 25, 2020 / 8:21 am

    I am brand new to crochet. Well, returning after a 30 year hiatus. My SIL recommended your pattern. The video is most helpful! Wondering, what brand/type of hook do you prefer?


    • Shehnaaz
      April 25, 2020 / 7:36 pm

      I always prefer Clover hooks.

  17. Sonia
    April 29, 2020 / 1:35 pm

    I want to start this beautiful blanket, but I have a questions. How many of each color will I need to purchase?

    Thank you,

    • Shehnaaz
      May 4, 2020 / 3:03 pm

      1 skein of each color.

  18. May 20, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    Hi, this looks like an fast and easy baby blanket! I love this type of yarn, the chenille feels so nice but it’s good to use an easy pattern like this one so as not to distract from the feel of the yarn.
    I’m sure this would be great for Beginners!

  19. Robin Borchers
    August 18, 2020 / 8:48 am

    I would like to make this beautiful blanket for my toddler grandson. How could I make this in a larger size? I would like to make it large enough for his crib/youth bed. Can you help me with increasing the size of the blanket?
    Thank you,
    Robin Borchers

    • Shehnaaz
      September 3, 2020 / 8:43 pm

      You can chain any even number to make the blanket bigger.

  20. Vicki Alexander
    September 17, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    Can’t find your video for this baby blanket. Can you help?

    • Shehnaaz
      September 17, 2020 / 5:01 pm

      Hi Vicki, please scroll to the bottom of the post to find the video.

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