It is always so enjoyable to crochet baby blankets. They are large enough projects to make you feel like you have really accomplished something when you've completed one. However, they are small enough that you don't get completely overwhelmed trying to get one day. Crochet baby blankets make great baby shower gifts, holiday gifts and charity crafting donations. Here are
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This baby blanket is easy enough for total beginners to crochet. However, it's a great pattern for crocheters of all skill levels to consider when in need of a really quick pattern for last-minute baby shower gifts. It is worked in single crochet stitches and chain stitches for a nice dense texture that is meditative to craft. It comes with instructions for three sizes - newborn to toddler.
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This is a super simple crochet blanket. It works up really quickly since it's a small size for babies and is worked in a chunky weight yarn with a very large (size P) crochet hook. This is a super cozy, super easy crochet baby blanket.
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This pretty crocheted baby afghan features lacy stripes of color. It uses basic stitches and the v-stitch for an openwork design that looks more complicated than it is. This open design makes it a terrific choice if you are making a crochet baby blanket for use during spring or summer.
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The shell stitch takes basic crochet stitches, such as double crochet stitches, worked together in combination to create a "shell" or "fan" shape. This shape can be exaggerated by working it in different colors as seen in this example of a beautiful crochet blanket pattern from Amy Solovay.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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This is one of those patterns that you could make and re-make endlessly, and it would turn out different every time. The crochet work stays interesting because you can customize most of the details, and each square in the blanket can be different if you want it to be. (Or not!)
The pattern is flexible enough to adapt to larger sized blankets as well; Instructions are included for five different sizes. Two of the sizes are just for babies - receiving blanket and crib size.
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This adorable crochet baby blanket features a checkerboard design. The pattern includes three different sizes: receiving blanket size, crib size and twin size. Of course, you could also adapt it to make larger blankets; this is a design that really works well for all ages.
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This heart sampler afghan is another patchwork-style design. It is an interesting project to crochet, and the results are simply stunning. You can make it in a range of different colors.
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This easy crocheted baby blanket is part of a baby layette set designed by Erica Jackofsky. Erica calls this her "Sweet Potato" baby set, named after the charming sweet potato colored yarn she used to crochet her project samples. There are also free crochet patterns for the matching baby booties, baby beanie hat and easy crochet hat.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Pastel crochet patterns are great for babies and this blanket is a terrific example of that. It has a series of floral squares that are joined together with smaller flowers at the joining intersections. What a beautiful, fun design! It measures approximately 40" square.
Image: Josie Rabier, FreePatterns.com
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This is a smart crochet blanket design that combines the corner-to-corner crochet stitch with the chevron graphic design to create a really beautiful afghan. The incorporation of yellow stripes makes it especially cheery for nurseries. This is just one example of a great ripple crochet blanket for babies.