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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
hdc– half double crochet
sc- single crochet
BL– Back loop only
FL– front loop only
7 hdc stitches and 4 Rows = 4” square
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.