This easy crochet blanket for baby is designed using a beautiful stitch that is easy to master. It is a simple 2 row repeat that grows quickly.
Made with DK weight yarn, this blanket is delicate and light. Pair it with a stuffed toy and It will make a perfect baby shower gift.
The lacy stitch pattern uses only basic crochet stitches like double crochet, single crochet and chain stitch making it a perfect project for beginners. The interlocking stitch pattern makes a beautiful design without much effort.
You can make it in one single color or use two or three colors like me. You can experiment with the width of the stripes and make it your own.
My finished blanket is 32 inches wide and 38 inches long but you can easily size it up or down to suit your requirements.
The stitch pattern looks gorgeous from both the sides and one side looks a little more textured than the other.
If you love to make baby blankets with chunky yarn, check out my 13 free crochet baby blanket patterns using chunky yarn.
Easy Crochet Blanket for Baby
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1. DK weight yarn in 3 colors. I used colors White, Soft Gray and Cotton Candy from Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly yarn.
2. Hook I (5.5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
The finished crochet baby blanket is 32 inches wide and 38 inches long. You can make it any size by adjusting the starting chain. You will need more yarn if you want to make your blanket bigger.
I used 1 skein of each color. Each skein had 446 yards.
dc- double crochet
CH 42 and follow the pattern below until your work is 5 inches. Measure for gauge.
2 pattern repeats= 4-1/4 inches
Ch 138. You can increase the width of the crochet baby blanket by chaining any multiple of 8+10. Each 8 chs will add about 2 inches to the width. About 4 inches will be reduced from the width once the blanket grows and this has been taken into account while calculating the initial chain.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 5, sk 5, 1 sc in next, ch 3, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * to last 7 chs, ch 5, sk 5, 1 sc in last 2 chs. Turn.——17 ch-5 loops
Row 2( dc row): Ch 3 ( counts as a dc), 1 dc in next sc, *(5 dc in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-3 loop, ch 2), repeat from * and after 5 dc in last ch-5 loop, 1 dc in last 2 sts. Turn.———89 dc+ 16 sc
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next st, *(ch 5, sk 5 dc, 1 sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-2 space)*, repeat from * to last 7 dc, ch 5, sk 5 dc, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn.——17 ch-5 loops
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for the pattern. I changed colors after every 9 repeats of the dc row and had only 1 white stripe in the blanket.
To change colors at the end of a dc row, start working your last dc as usual and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color to complete your dc.
Finishing The Crochet Baby Blanket
Weave in any tails left.
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Sunday 20th of November 2022
What is yarn weight? 3? 4?
Monday 21st of March 2022
Have made this blanket for so many gifts, it’s my go to baby blanket. Just finished another. Added the link to my crochet group so that others can have the pleasure of your amazing patterns. Thank you xx
Monday 27th of September 2021
The Easy Crochet Blanket for Baby would not be safe to use for a small baby because the gaps are too big. They can get their little fingers caught in them and can end up losing a finger.
Tuesday 16th of March 2021
Hello, can you please explain what Turn.——17 ch-5 means. IE the turn --------17 thanks
Friday 9th of October 2020
Hi,can you explain to this 70 year old crocheter what multiple of 8+10 means?
Sunday 11th of October 2020
Hi JoAllen, First chain any multiple of 8 like 18, 24, 32 or say 48. Then add an extra 10 chains to it.