Easy Crochet Blanket for Baby, Peek a Boo Blanket

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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.


Easy Crochet Baby Blanket


Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket


Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern


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.


Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern


Crochet Lacy Stitch Closeup


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

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”.


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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.


Finished Size

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.


Stitch Abbreviations

Ch- chain

dc- double crochet

sc-single crochet

sk- skip




CH 42 and follow the pattern below until your work is 5 inches. Measure for gauge.

2 pattern repeats= 4-1/4 inches


Crochet Pattern

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 completed


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 shown in contrasting color for clarity


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 completed


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.


You might also like my Twinkling Stars Crochet Baby Blanket and my 5 Hour Blanket Pattern.


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  1. Cynthia Senger
    July 12, 2019 / 6:27 am

    This is lovely! I love the pattern, and choice of three colors. I don’t know how you keep coming up with fresh ideas!

    • Shehnaaz
      July 12, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Hi Cynthia, thank you so much. I am really glad you like the pattern.

  2. Cherie Pitt
    July 18, 2019 / 3:05 am

    Hi Cynthia
    Love this pattern and can’t wait to start.
    I would like to double the width could you advise me as to how many chains to start with please.

  3. Missy
    September 13, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Do we ch 42 plus the ch138 ?

    • Shehnaaz
      September 13, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Hi Missy, the ch 42 is not for making the blanket but for making a small swatch and checking your gauge. The gauge measures how tightly or loosely you crochet.

  4. Deb
    September 20, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    Hi. Beautiful pattern. How many striped sections did you do? Did you start with pink and end with pink?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 2, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Hi Deb, I had 5 stripes. I started with a pink and ended with a gray stripe.

  5. Rosylin Carter
    October 16, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Love your pattern, I think it would make a cozy lite shawl /scarf should I just reduce the length and width?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

      HI Rosylin, yes, you can absolutely do that.

  6. Michele Marie Babij
    November 22, 2019 / 9:42 am

    this baby blanket is beautiful, I am going to make it soon and keep it for a gift if needed, it goes so quickly. Thank you for sharing

    • Tracy Silvernail
      May 8, 2020 / 5:24 pm

      I just started this baby blanket with Lion’s Brand ice cream… color is birthday cake.. I am on the 3ed row and am loving it so far… will upload pic of finished product…

      • Shehnaaz
        May 8, 2020 / 8:45 pm

        Thank you. I would love to see your crochet blanket.

  7. Shehnaaz
    November 22, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    You are very welcome. Thank you for trying my pattern.

  8. Olga
    January 6, 2020 / 3:31 pm

    Beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing it . Will be making one for my granddaughter due in May.

  9. Joyce
    January 10, 2020 / 8:10 pm

    Hi do you have a video tutorial on this pattern?

    • Shehnaaz
      January 10, 2020 / 8:28 pm

      I am sorry, I do not have a video yet.

  10. Daria Jantz
    January 29, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    This is a beautiful blanket I am making my all white thank you!

  11. Marilyn Wiebusch
    April 20, 2020 / 12:47 pm

    Thank you so very much for this beautiful pattern, I’m going to check out the yarn, can’t wait to get started. Will send you a picture of mine when finished…

  12. Pixie
    May 1, 2020 / 11:49 am

    This is a beautiful stitch and afghan. Please make a video. Thanks

  13. JoAllen Winter
    October 9, 2020 / 9:09 pm

    Hi,can you explain to this 70 year old crocheter what multiple of 8+10 means?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 11, 2020 / 8:54 pm

      Hi JoAllen, First chain any multiple of 8 like 18, 24, 32 or say 48. Then add an extra 10 chains to it.

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