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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern for Babies, Marshmallow Blanket

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Delight yourself with another free crochet blanket pattern for babies using the squishy Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. The bumpy texture just adds to its charm, don’t you think?

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern for Babies

 

 

Chunky Crochet Blanket for Babies

 

I wasn’t planning to design another blanket with this yarn but when I was shopping at JoAnn’s these skeins just jumped into my cart, lol! Honestly, I couldn’t resist this color combination.

 

Striped Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

 

You can find more of my fast baby blanket crochet patterns here. All of them can be worked in under 6 hours!

 

 

The stripes will be perfect for a boy or a girl. You just have to change up the colors.

 

 

 

The stitch pattern is very beginner-friendly and easy to learn. The stitches are tightly packed and make a nice warm crochet baby blanket with no holes.

 

 

 

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern for Babies

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

You can pin it for later.

A video is included at the end of the blog post for visual learners.

 

Pattern Notes

1. 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.

 

Materials

1. Super Chunky (size 6)yarn. I used Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in colors White, Coral Blossom and Buttercup.

2. An N/P (10mm) hook.

3. Tapestry needle with a big eye to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

33 inches wide and 38 inches long.

 

Yardage

220 yards of the White color and 200 yards of the colors Yellow and Coral. Each skein of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn includes 220 yards.

 

Gauge

5 pattern repeats= 6 inches

 

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

Crochet Blanket Pattern 

Using white color yarn, ch 58. if you would like to make a wider blanket following this free crochet blanket pattern for babies, you can chain any multiple of 2 +4.

 

Row 1: (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, *[sk next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch], repeat from * across to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 sc in last ch, turn.——28 pattern repeats

 

Row 2: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st here and throughout), (sc, dc) in the first st, *[sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st], repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sk next st, 1 sc in last st, turn.——28 pattern repeats

 

Notes

1. All the rows following this will be a repeat of Row 2, but we will be changing colors to create a striped blanket.

 

 

2. At the end of every row from now on, try to insert your hook under the loop that is jutting out on the side and then into the last st to work your last sc of the round. This will give a straighter edge to your blanket. The loop is actually the beginning ch. Watch the video from time stamp 07:14 for this step. You will find the video at the end of the blog post. 

 

3. To join a new color at the end of the round, start working your sc and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color.

 

4. You should fasten off the previous color every time you switch colors unless otherwise specified. Leave a 12-inch tail for weaving. The long tail will ensure that your work doesn’t unravel due to the nature of this yarn.

 

Row 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color yellow at the end of the round. Drop the white yarn to pick up later.

 

Row 5 & 6: Repeat Row 2 in color yellow and join color white at the end of the round by picking up the dropped yarn. The white yarn carried along the side of your work should not be too tight.

 

Row 7 & 8: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color coral at the end of the round. Drop the white yarn to pick up later.

 

Row 9 & 10: Repeat Row 2 in color coral and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 11 & 12: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color yellow at the end of the round. Fasten off both the white and yellow color yarns.

 

Row 13-19: Repeat Row 2 in color yellow and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 20 & 21: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color coral at the end of the round.

 

Row 22- 28: Repeat Row 2 in color coral and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 29 & 30: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color yellow at the end of the round.

 

Row 31- 37: Repeat Row 2 in color yellow and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 38 & 39: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color coral at the end of the round. Drop the white color yarn to pick up later.

 

Row 40 & 41: Repeat Row 2 in color coral and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 42 & 43: Repeat Row 2 in color white and join color yellow at the end of the round. Drop the white color yarn to pick up later.

 

Row 44 & 45: Repeat Row 2 in color yellow and join color white at the end of the round.

 

Row 46-49: Repeat Row 2 in color white.

 

Last Row: Continue with white yarn and ch 1, 1 sc in the first st and each st across to end. Join color coral for the border at the end of the round. Fasten off the white yarn.

 

Adding a Border to your Crochet Baby Blanket

Note: If you are a visual learner, you can watch the video from time stamp 15:08 to learn how to crochet this border.

 

Ch 1 at the corner, 2 sc right after the corner, distribute sc sts as evenly as possible along the row ends until you reach near the next corner, 2 sc sts right before the corner, 2 sc sts right after the corner, 1 sc across the free loops of the foundation chain 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, sl st into the first sc. Fasten off.

 

Finishing the Crochet Blanket

1. Weave in any tails left along the back of your blanket. The front of the blanket is the side you worked the sc border on.  Weave the tails into the same color stripes.

 

If you love free crochet blanket patterns for babies, you might also like my 4 Hour Crochet Blanket for Baby and my 3.5 Hour Blanket

 

 

 

You can find more free blanket patterns on Allfreecrochet.com and Allfreecrochetafghans.com. 

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Christine Morgan

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Hello! I would like to make this blanket for the Project Linus program (handmade blankets are giving to children in the hospital. The minimum size is 36"x36". How would I adjust your pattern to make this size? I read your explanation, but I'm still a bit confused. Thank you.

Sarah

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Hello, I tend to crochet tightly but my largest hook is 10mm so I made a gauge, tried to loosen my technique and it was just shy of 6inches. I proceeded to make the full chain of 58 which was right around 33 inches but when I finished row 1 it was significantly shorter (about 27in). Iā€™m guessing that I just need to buy a larger hook, which is doable, but I was wondering if you think there is anything else I could be doing wrong?

Jane

Monday 2nd of November 2020

I made this blanket wider by chaining 74. I am a tight crocheted, so when I finished my last row, my blanket is too short for the width. I am making a lap blanket rather than a baby blanket, and now trying to decide how to lengthen the blanket and not mess up the pattern of the rows. I'm afraid I'm going to have to rip out several rows of my work, and really hate the thought of doing that! Any help would be appreciated. I am using a dark blue, medium blue and a variegated blue for my stripes.

Shehnaaz

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Maybe unravel half of the blanket and then add extra stripes in between and then work the second half to mirror the first half?

Cynthia

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

Making this in Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, N hook, using the varigated pink, white & grey. Very simple pattern.

LorrieB

Sunday 16th of February 2020

Can this pattern be modified to use 4 ply yarn? Love the pattern but already have the yarn for blanket.

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Yes, you can absolutely try making this crochet blanket with a thinner yarn.

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