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40+ Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

These free crochet baby blanket patterns are sweet, soft, and fun, just like your kiddo!

By: Jaji Hammer, Editor, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
Updated September 28, 2018
Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Whether you’re new to crocheting or have been working up yarn for years, try hooking beginner baby blanket patterns to give a gift that will be cherished forever. These 40+ Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns are a great way to add a personal touch to a baby shower gift, ensuring that cutie has a one-of-a-kind blanket from one-of-a-kind you!

Have you already hooked blankets for all the kiddos in your life? Well, don't move on to a crochet coaster quite yet! Many charities are always looking for baby blankets to give to those in need. Where to donate blankets, you ask? Great question! Click that lovely link to find a list of 10 charitable organizations that make it super easy to donate your handmade crochet blankets. You can use the following quick and easy blanket patterns to help provide warmth and comfort to the littlest and most vulnerable of sweet souls who will be so grateful for your hookin' skills.

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Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Beginner Daydream Baby Blanket

Crochet baby blankets are extra special because they stick with you long after you've completed the final stitch. Imagine the expansive love you'll feel when you see your little baby swaddled in the blanket you made for him. Then, seemingly overnight, he's grown into an inquisitive tot, dragging the blanket behind him as he explores his surroundings. 

Baby blankets, like the Beginner Daydream Baby Blanket, turn into comfort objects that your child will love and remember forever. (Some might even become "wall hangings" in your teenager's college dorm room. Hehe.) In fact, you might want to hook two or three of the same pattern just in case one gets lost at daycare or left behind at camp. That way, when it's five minutes 'till bedtime and you're scrambling to locate your kiddo's favorite comfort object, you can magically "find" it neatly folded in the linen closet.

  • Effortless Lacy Squares Afghan

    This Effortless Lacy Squares Afghan pattern is easy to follow and lends beautiful results. The soft yarn makes it a perfect lace baby blanket for any new bundle of joy in your life.

  • Pink Lemonade Baby Blanket

    The perfect summer crochet pattern, this Pink Lemonade Baby Blanket has it all. With a light and airy texture, this DIY baby blanket is perfect for the little one in your life.

  • The Coziest Crocheted Baby Blanket Ever

    The Coziest Crocheted Baby Blanket Ever is a great beginner project. Stitched in double crochet, the soft yarn in a multi-color blend works up quickly, thus making it perfect for a quick gift.

  • Springtime Squares Crochet Afghan

    The Springtime Squares Crochet Afghan is a soft and cuddly crochet afghan worked up in pastel shades. This beginner-friendly pattern is comprised of 25 individual granny square motifs. 

  • Tickled Pink Baby Afghan

    The Tickled Pink Baby Afghan is lovely and light. The border is made by working multiple double crochet stitches into single crochet spaces, giving the finished crochet blanket a ruffled look.

  • Salt Water Taffy Baby Blanket

    The Salt Water Taffy Baby Blanket is a gorgeous crochet blanket that's perfect to hook while chilling at the end of the day and looking forward to that baby shower tomorrow.

  • Delicate Doily Christening Blanket

    Create a one-of-a-kind special heirloom when you work up the Delicate Doily Christening Blanket. This crochet lace pattern is a round baby blanket that features lace insets that create a star shaped design.

  • Beginner's Round Ripple

    If you're just learning to crochet, you've got to try this easy crochet pattern. The Beginner's Round Ripple is simple enough for beginners but still looks impressive. It's hard not to love these vibrant blue zig-zags.

  • Quick and Thick Baby Blanket

    This Quick and Thick Baby Blanket is excellent as a winter baby shower gift. Swaddled in this blanket, your babe will be completely warm but not stifled. It's a quick and easy pattern to work up last-minute.

  • Summer Sky Baby Blanket

    This sweet Summer Sky Baby Blanket is made with cluster v-stitches. It's a fun and chunky baby blanket for new and old crocheters alike, and is so easy to whip up for a last minute baby shower gift.

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Butterfly Days Crochet Baby Blanket

These easy baby blanket patterns will add the perfect touch to any nursery. Pick colors to coordinate with the nursery decor or choose a pattern that truly tastes the rainbow, like the Butterfly Days Crochet Baby Blanket, so you're guaranteed a blanket that will suit all babies' rooms and, of course, all babies!

The softness of your creation will help soothe a fussy baby and make it easier to lull her to sleep. Certainly, most parents spend many of their tired waking hours searching for certifiable ways to get their babies to go to sleep. And, ya know, keep them warm! So these easy baby blankets will be a very welcome gift that can help accomplish both goals. So hook a baby afghan today that will let the recipients know just how much you care, and help give those exhausted new parents some peace of mind: a gift unto itself!

  • Sea Spray Granny Baby Blanket

    Give your baby a little taste of the ocean with the Sea Spray Granny Baby Blanket. This easy crochet baby blanket is essentially just one large granny square, so it's super simple to make.

  • Oceanic Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

    If you're looking to create a truly stunning baby gift, then you don't want to miss this Oceanic Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern with its vintage vibe and beautiful array of beachy colors.

  • Field of Flowers Baby Crochet Blanket

    With only two skeins of yarn you can work up this stylish Field of Flowers Baby Crochet Blanket. The floral granny square baby blanket is perfect for the spring season or even a baby shower gift.

  • Dreamy Basket Weave Baby Blanket Pattern

    Try saying this pattern three times fast: Dreamy Basket Weave Baby Blanket Pattern. We promise that it's easier to work up than it is to say! Basket weave is so cute to use for a baby blanket crochet pattern.

  • Mini Bean Baby Afghan

    The Mini Bean Baby Afghan is an easy crochet blanket that will be soft, cuddly, and adorable for your little bean. This pattern uses a variation on the bean stitch to complete its crisscrossing, mesmerizing design.

  • Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

    Baby will absolutely love snuggling up in this Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket. Because this baby blanket is crocheted with lightweight yarn, it's extra soft and not heavy. Perfect for baby.

  • Easy One Ball Baby Blanket

    Crochet an easy baby blanket in your favorite color with this Easy One Ball Baby Blanket pattern. As the name suggests, this pattern works up fast and only uses one ball of yarn, and it's just so lacy and sweet!

  • Blue Bretton Baby Blanket

    The Blue Bretton Baby Blanket is not one of your average free crochet patterns for baby blankets. Instead, it takes a simple design and elevates it to new heights with its delicate, star-like center and its framed border.

  • Magic Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket

    If you happen to be looking for a bright and beautiful pattern for babies, then look no further than the Magic Rainbow Crochet Baby Blanket. Finished off with a large rainbow border, this design is absolutely stunning.

  • Hopscotch Crochet Blanket Pattern

    The pastel colors on this Hopscotch Crochet Blanket Pattern look like this blanket would just melt in your arms. Even though the zig-zag design looks impressive, this is actually an easy crochet blanket!

Unique Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Shine Bright Star Baby Blanket

Once you've learned how to crochet a blanket, you can branch out to try interesting patterns that will put your hook skills to the test. If you're looking to stretch those crochet muscles beyond the beginner blankets and easy afghans, these more unique crochet patterns, like the Shine Bright Star Baby Blanket, will challenge your nimble fingers and entice your design aesthetic. And the grateful beneficiaries of your adventurous inclinations will be blown away by your stunning, whimsical creations.

Whether you make one for yourself or for a loved one, you will be so impressed with the finished product. So, to create a one-of-a-kind design that will "wow" everyone at the baby shower, browse through this collection of fun and fanciful choices.

  • Natural Daisy Baby Blanket

    Light up a baby's face with the fun loving Natural Daisy Baby Blanket. With beautiful greens and a smiling crochet flower pattern attachment, this baby blanket is the cutest garden you've ever seen.

  • Cutie Owl Crochet Baby Blanket

    Whooo's ready for the cutest round crochet pattern out there? This Cutie Owl Crochet Baby Blanket will blow you away. An amazing owl crochet applique is accompanied by adorable flowers and branches.

  • Love Taking Naps Baby Afghan

    The Love Taking Naps Baby Afghan takes baby’s naptime into the digital world, with a hashtag incorporated into the pattern. This adorable modern pattern is sure to bring smiles and laughs!

  • Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

    The sock monkey is probably one of the most classic toys out there, loved by grandparents and parents worldwide. Now you can recreate this classic toy in the Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern!

  • Owl Corner to Corner DIY Carseat Cover

    The cute Owl Corner to Corner DIY Carseat Cover will be the perfect thing to keep baby safe and warm during cold walks to and from the car. This pattern is a very useful one to have, not to mention endlessly adorable!

  • Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket

    Whether you've never tried the crocodile stitch or it's your go-to for fun crochet patterns, we suggest you try it while you work up this Crocodile Rock Crochet Baby Blanket. Elton John would be proud!

  • Sunset Broomstick Lace Babyghan

    The Sunset Broomstick Lace Babyghan is a gorgeous crochet baby blanket that you must try! Using the unique and popular broomstick lace stitch, you'll be able to make this baby blanket in no time at all.

  • Little Elephant Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

    We are seriously in love with this Little Elephant Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern! Work up this babyghan as a baby shower gift and enjoy the delighted  "oohs" and "aahs" from everyone in the room.

  • Easy Bunny Snuggly Crochet Blanket

    Do your kids love to snuggle a stuffed animal or a blanket? With the Bunny Snuggly crochet blanket, they get the best of both worlds! Jump into crochet and origami in this easy and unique project you can finish in a day.

  • Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket

    Cute and cuddly as can be, this Unicorn Crochet Baby Blanket is a unique gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns! This crochet blanket pattern also doubles as a pillow, as it can be rolled up in very little time.

BONUS! Free Crochet Food Patterns for Baby Blankets! (Yum!)

Sweet Cupcake Baby Blanket

Oh, come on with the cuteness! And sweetness and savoryness, and just overall cozy yumminess! As if babies weren't already so cute we want to gobble them up, now we're wrapping them in delectable treats like the Sweet Cupcake Baby Blanket. You won't be able to resist hooking these blanket patterns, and you might just have to make them on your cheat day so you can also enjoy a real-life version of whatever your hook is cooking up!

Whether crochet snuggle sack or single-layer blanket, there's nothing traditional about these super fun and delicious designs. Your friends will be so inspired by the finished product, their mouths might start to water. So make sure there are plenty of snacks at your next baby shower or your contribution to baby's bounty might just earn a few bite marks!

  • Sizzling Bacon Blanket

    If you or someone you know is a bacon fanatic (and who isn't) and expecting a little one soon, then you have to check out this Sizzling Bacon Blanket. Just make sure to h/cook enough to go around.

  • Hot Diggity Dog! Snuggle Sack

    Hot dog! This Hot Diggity Dog! Snuggle Sack is the perfect cozy crochet sleeping bag for your child. Worked up in super snuggly blanket yarn, this is an easy-to-hook pattern your kids will love.

  • Sweet Hard Candy Baby Blanket

    Like a giant piece of hard candy that grandma pulls from the depths of her handbag, this Sweet Hard Candy Baby Blanket is presented with love! Unlike grandma's candy, this blanket's appeal will never diminish!

  • Sweet Dreams Snuggle Sack

    Choose from a variety of colors or "flavors" for your ice cream and give your child a sweet surprise Sweet Dreams Snuggle Sack! If they've been extra good, maybe you can even add a third scoop on top!

  • Pizza Party Crochet Snuggle Sack

    Cowabunga! This Pizza Party Crochet Snuggle Sack is the perfect crochet blanket pattern for sitting on the couch and watching a movie while enjoying some take out or popcorn.

  • Trick or Treat Afghan

    Trick or treat, warm my feet! The Trick or Treat Afghan is almost sweeter than the candy corn you steal from your kid's Halloween stash! This blanket is sure to get you in the spirit of the season.

  • Peppermint Bliss Throw and Pillow

    The Peppermint Bliss Throw and Pillow will spread holiday cheer throughout your house. Plus, you can turn down your bed at night and enjoy the meta reality of putting a peppermint pillow on your pillow (hehe).

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I really like when I find a set of patterns in one place. Not that it will make it easier for me to select a pattern. I always have a hard time with that. This way I can save this link and have a huge selection to choose from at a later date. Thanks you for the compilation.

Baby blankets are such a treasured item. Knowing you're making something that might be passed down from generation to generation is so special. I love the options in this collection!

I just discovered a close friend is having a baby in July. I have a lot of time to get a beautiful baby blanket made for her but the hard part is trying to find only one to make. These are all so beautiful.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

When I try to go to the pattern for The Cool Chevron Baby Blanket it is not there could you please load it for me or send it to my E-mail.

Thank you for letting us know. I have sent an email to the designer and am waiting on a response. If the site remains down, I will remove and replace The Cool Chevron Blanket with a similar pattern. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks, Krista, Editor

Wow. 30 baby blanket patterns. I'm currently making baby blankets for giving out as gifts and to make as sample for my business. Thanks for these patterns. You are so generous with your patterns.

I am looking for the pattern for the Baby Blanket with Ruffled Edges. It is purple in colour with white ruffled edging. Hope you can help! Sorry but the photo didn't work out. wendyj217@gmail.com

Thank you so much for offering these free patterns. You have no idea how handy they come in when someone like myself is trying to teach someone to crochet. They need something easy yet something that comes out looking pretty and makes them feel proud that they accomplished it.

Bellissimo!

where do I find the crochet darling daisy baby afghan pattern

New granddaughter need cute baby crochet patterns.

looking for seahawks afghan crochet patterns

Ahhh so cute. I can't wait to make the sock monkey blanket. LOVE.

Is it difficult to change colours in crocheting? I know how to do it with knitting but never tried it with crocheting. Thanks...

I love all of the EASY crochet patterns.

All I want is the traditional ripple afghan pattern. Why can I not find it when I am searching?

liked a few,unable to get pattern

baby ripple i found easy is chain 75 and turn chain 3 double chrochet in the next 7 chains skip three chainsdouble crochet in last double crochet in chain then double chrochet 6 more chains then skip three chains an keep doing this double crochet 7 chain then chain 3 an double crochet in same chain then double crochet in the next 6 chains an so on

I am just looking for a baby ripple afgan using veragated yarn

Thank you this great, Laurie m Kampa

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