Easy, Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This cute crochet baby afghan is part of a cute matching set!

Simple Crochet Baby Blanket
Simple Crochet Baby Blanket. Erica Jackofsky

Keep baby warm with this simple crocheted baby throw worked from a worsted weight cotton/acrylic blend. This crochet pattern alternates rows of single crochet and double crochet to create a pattern that is relaxing without being boring.

Skill Level

Easy +

Required Materials

 

  • Yarn: Knit Picks, Comfy Worsted [75% pima cotton/25% acrylic; 109 yards; 50 grams; worsted weight] Main Color: 8 skeins “Sweet Potato” Coordinating Color: 1 skein “Sea Foam” Note: Any worsted weight yarn can be substituted for this project. A machine washable fiber is always highly recommended for baby items. Check the yarn label for care instructions before purchasing. You’ll need approximately 872 yards (375 grams) in your yarn of choice.
  • Crochet Hook: US size H/5mm hook. Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
  • Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge

 

12 sc and 20 rows = 4” using size H/5mm hook.

Finished Measurements

22.5 x 30.5”


Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

 

  • * = a repeat in the pattern
  • beg = beginning
  • cc = coordinating color yarn
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • mc = main color yarn
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

 

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

With mc, ch 78 sts loosely.

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across -- 77 sc.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next sc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across row, sc in turning ch, turn -- 77 sc.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn -- 77 dc.



Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across row, sc in turning ch, turn -- 77 sc.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same st, *sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next sc, dc in last st, turn -- 77 dc.

*Repeat Rows 2–5 until piece measures 29” from foundation row.

BABY BLANKET BORDER PATTERN
The border pattern is worked in rounds along the edge of entire circumference.



Set Up: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 2 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 75 sts, 3 sc in last st (corner st). Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 105 sc evenly spaced down long edge. Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 3 sc in corner st, work 75 sts along short edge, work 3 sts in corner st. Rotate blanket 90 degrees to the right. Work 105 sts up second long edge, sl st to beg ch, -- 372 sts.

Change to cc yarn.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 77 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 107 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 77 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 106 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 380 sts.

Change to mc yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 1 sc in next st, 3 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 79 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 109 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 79 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 107 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 388 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times,  dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, sl st to top of beg ch to end -- 320 dc.



Rnd 4: Sl st in next 3 sts, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *dc in next 4 dc, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 15 times, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in next 4 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, (yo, pull up a loop) 4 times into next ch-1 sp, yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, dc in next 2 sts] 21 times, dc in next 4 sts, sl st to top of beg ch to end.

Rnd 5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 87 sts, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 117 sts, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 87 sts, 3 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 115 sts, sl st to beg ch to end rnd -- 420 sts.

Fasten off yarn and weave in all ends using tapestry needle.

Matching Crochet Pattern Set For Baby

This baby blanket is part of the Sweet Potato Baby Layette. Matched set includes patterns for a baby sweaterbaby slippersbeanie and square-top hat.