Free Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns for Beginners - Start Crochet

September 11


Don't have much time on your hands, but really feel like working on a quick crochet project?

There are so many crochet baby blankets that are easy and fast to whip up while your kids are napping or when you have just a short break.

You can even turn one skein of yarn into a whole baby blanket in less than 3 hours!

Crochet baby blankets are great for your own babies or if you need a last-minute gift and are seriously running out of time!

I chose a selection of the most adorable baby blanket patterns out there. Some are super easy and others have some interesting stitches you might want to try out for a fantastic textured finish!

Now how's that for feeling productive and accomplished when you're such a busy mom?! 🙂

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If you're looking for a baby blanket pattern that's super easy to make, I'd surely recommend this one!

It's ideal for beginners because you only need to know how to work a chain, slip stitch and double crochet.

The pattern uses 3 different colours (1 ball each) and a size US J/10 6mm hook.You'll be making several squares: 9 with color A, 8 with color B, and 8 with color C, then stitching them all together (diagram included in pattern).

You can instantly download the pattern for free.


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Cluster Waves Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern In Caron One Pound Start Crochet

Don't feel like joining squares? Sometimes I just want to get crocheting and get it all done in one shot. 

I'm not the type to like weaving in too many ends when I finish a project, so this blanket pattern is just perfect!

Here's the Cluster Waves baby blanket you can work seamlessly. All you need to know for this one is the slip knot, double crochet and cluster stitch.

All you need for this one is a size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook and 2 balls of Caron One Pound yarn.

Terms: US

Measurements: Approx 38 x 44" [96.5 x 112 cm]

Gauge: 12 sc and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm].

Granny Block Blanket Free Crochet Pattern Start Crochet

This is another beginner-friendly baby blanket that's absolutely fun to make. 

All you need to know is the basic crochet stitches and you'll be repeating these in each row.

You can use any double knit wool of your choice and combine your favourite colours. You'll also need a 5mm crochet hook.

The finished blanket measures about 70 x 76 cms.

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V Stitch Blanket Free Crochet Pattern By Hanjan Crochet Start Crochet

This beautiful blanket is very beginner friendly. It uses only a one-row repeat and you can use as many of your favourite colours as you like.

The pattern is written in UK Terms and uses basic beginner level stitches. The pattern uses a 5 mm/H crochet hook and the finished blanket dimensions measure 65 x 75 cm.


Larksfoot Blanket Free Crochet Pattern In Stylecraft Yarn Start Crochet

Here's a classic baby blanket you can practice your crocheting tension and technique on. Combine your favourite coloured yarns to make this all-time-favourite cozy blankie.

The pattern is written in UK Terms and uses basic beginner crochet stitches. 

The blanket size will be about 85 cm x 100 cm and uses a size 5 crochet hook.

Children's Blankets Free Crochet Pattern In Sirdar Yarn Start Crochet

Here's a set of 4 snuggly doodle blanket patterns that are so delightful!

These are a little bit more advanced, but the pattern instructions are clear and there's a diagram in the end for clarification. 

The blankets include the Cluster Stitch Blanket 90 x 90 cm, the Picot Ladder Stitch Blanket 87 x 87 cm, the Cable Relief Pattern Blanket 90 x 89 cm and the Multi Coloured Blanket 90 x 90 cm.

The pattern is written in UK Terms, but includes US Terms in brackets where applicable. You will  need a 5mm Crochet Hook.


Bobble Stripe Blanket Free Crochet Pattern In Cygnet Yarn Start Crochet

Feel like giving the bobble stitch a go? Well, this blanket will be perfect for you to practice this adorable stitch!

You can choose 6 of your favourite colours for this project, one ball each.

The pattern is written in UK Terms and you'll need 2 hooks, sizes 4 mm and 4.5 mm

Sunshine Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern In Cygnet Yarn Start Crochet

Feel like trying out some interesting new stitches? Then this is the blanket for you! 

This pattern includes the Puff Stitch and Cluster Stitch (sometimes called dc5tog.

This pattern is written in UK Terms and uses a 4mm hook.

Tension is not important, as long as you maintain the same tension throughout the project.


So there you have it! You have 8 cute baby blankets to choose from!

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Happy crocheting!

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