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17 Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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For many people, say the word “crochet”, and they immediately think “baby blanket.”

For me, it was the impending arrival of my first little boy 8 years ago, that brought me back to the craft that I had learned (and abandoned!) as a child. As soon as I found out I was expecting I immediately started googling “easy crochet baby blanket patterns” 🙂

However, not knowing as much as I do now about yarn weights and blanket sizing, I chose a DK weight yarn and a really large blanket pattern. I finished it, but it nearly broke my heart!

So after that, I decided that I could only commit to a baby blanket pattern if I could make it in two or three weeks while only working on it in the evenings. I am in awe of anyone who can design or make an intricate, complex blanket. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the patience or perseverance for it!

My little brother and his wife were expecting their first baby this time last year so I decided to make a quick and easy baby blanket for them – the Spring to Life Baby Blanket.

Below, you will find a list of crochet baby blankets that are similarly quick and easy to make. Most use a chunky or super chunky yarn, and the ones that use a lighter yarn have a really simple stitch pattern that will have you zipping along to crochet baby blanket heaven 🙂

For each of the projects below, I list the pattern format as well as the recommended yarn. This allows you to see at a glance what you might be able to use from your stash.

Now, let’s get crocheting!


Cozy Baby Blanket by Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

This crochet baby blanket is made with a super bulky weight yarn making it all the more cozy and warm!
Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 36″ x 24″

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/#6

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Spring to Life Baby Blanket by Sarah @ Ned & Mimi

For me, green is just the perfect colour for a baby blanket. Green symbolizes life, renewal, growth and new beginnings, everything you would associate with a brand new baby. This blanket works up really, really quickly using a 6mm/J-10 crochet hook. Honestly, if you put your mind to it you could get it done in a day. So it’s absolutely perfect if you need a last-minute baby gift.
Sarah @ Ned & Mimi

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 28″ x 28″

Yarn Weight: Bulky/#5

Suggested Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky


Timeless Teal Chevron Blanket by Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

Using Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn, (my go-to blanket yarn) which is a super bulky, size 6 yarn, this blanket works up in a jiffy. I have made one in two evenings or about 6 to 8 hours.
Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 38″ x 34″

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/#6

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Blanket Stripes


Striped Thicket Stitch Blanket by Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

This blanket is a lapghan/baby blanket size and is easy a good blanket for beginners. If you know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet, you can make this blanket. It is so simple but has a beautiful texture.
Ashley @ The Loopy Lamb

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 44″ x 34″

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/#6

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Blanket


Bahama Waves Baby Blanket by Lisa @ Stitch in Progress

This pattern is a great option for a crochet baby blanket and the soft, subtle chevron is perfect for a baby blanket.
Lisa @ Stitch in Progress

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 46″ x 30″

Yarn Weight: Worsted/Medium/#4

Suggested Yarn: Big Twist Gradient


Teddy Bear Blanket by Rachel @ Evelyn & Peter Crochet

This blanket would be an awesome handmade baby shower gift. The chunky yarn and smaller size makes it work up pretty quickly and it only took me a couple weeks on and off to complete.
Rachel @ Evelyn & Peter Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 41″ x 41″

Yarn Weight: Bulky/#5

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft Boucle


Fabian’s Ombre Baby Blanket by Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

It was a real joy to work with the ombré yarn and see how it makes all the colorwork, without me having to change colors! So pretty!
Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 35″ x 31″

Yarn Weight: Worsted/Medium/#4

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre


Wiggles & Giggles Baby Blanket by Nadia @ Yarnutopia

This design uses the double crochets to make a zig-zag design that creates beautiful rich texture. It also creates a completely different profile on the other side making this a fantastic reversible blanket and one that is sure to be treasured for years to come!
Nadia @ Yarnutopia

Pattern Format: Written

Pattern Sizes: 36″ x 36″

Yarn Weight: Worsted/Medium/#4

Suggested Yarn: Red Heart With Love


Easy Filet Ribbons Baby Blanket by Kim @ Crochet Kim

This baby blanket is made in a color changing cake yarn but it will be beautiful in a solid color as well.
Kim @ Crochet Kim

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 35″ x 35″

Yarn Weight: DK/Lightweight/#3

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala


Quick & Chunky Baby Blanket by Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

Whip up a soft and snuggly baby blanket using this quick pattern for super bulky yarn. This is a squishy and warm blanket that softens up with every washing. The blanket relies on a combination of basic stitches making this a beginner-friendly project too.
Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 28″ x 22″

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/#6

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky


Beachy Waves Throw by Jillian @ Spin a Yarn Crochet

This is a super simple corner-to-corner blanket made using Bernat Baby Bundle yarn. It’s a yarn that is made up of four different types of yarn, giving the finished blanket a really fun texture and look. It is super squishy (perfect for babies, as advertised!) and really soft with beautiful drape.
Jillian @ Spin a Yarn Crochet

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 28″ x 28″

Yarn Weight: Worsted/Medium/#4

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Baby Bundle


Sweet Baby Doll Blanket by Sara @ Posh Pooch Designs

This blanket pattern really is a quick project. It is easily adjusted to make it bigger, as this is also
a great pattern for a regular baby blanket or lapghan.
Sara @ Posh Pooch Designs

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 24″ x 24″

Yarn Weight: Worsted/Medium/#4

Suggested Yarn: Caron Baby Cakes


Robin Baby Blanket by Jessie @ Jessie at Home

The free Robin Baby Blanket pattern is a classic easy to make striped baby blanket. Easy to make because of the easy to crochet box stitches in stripes of 3 colors. You can carry the yarn up the sides, so there is no need to cut when changing colors. By the time you finish this blanket you will have this stitch down pat and confidently be able use it on other projects.
Jessie @ Jessie at Home

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 33″ x 28″

Yarn Weight: DK/Lightweight/#3

Suggested Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend DK


Faded Ripple Blanket by Jessie @ Jessie at Home

“This ripple pattern puts a new twist on a classic afghan crochet pattern. This stitch pattern works for afghans/throws, or wraps, or scarves, or a variety of other projects. Faded ripple is a great stitch to use with stripes, as it gives a pretty detail to color changes. It can be used with just about any size yarn and the coordinating hook.”

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: Any!

Yarn Weight: Any!

Suggested Yarn: Any!


The Loft Pom Baby Blanket by Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

A super soft, textured and lofty crocheted blanket lined with playful pom poms. The super bulky yarn and simple “wattle stitch” pattern makes this an easy and fairly quick crochet blanket pattern. The blanket is gender neutral as is, but you can have a lot of fun with colors and customize it as wanted!
Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 32″ x 29″

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky/#6

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA


Sprinkles Easy Crochet Baby Blanket by Jessica @ Stitching Together

The goal of designing this blanket was to make a beginner friendly baby blanket that had interesting texture and design! There is nothing wrong with a good old double crochet afghan but isn’t it so fun to make something simple that looks complex? It doesn’t matter your skill level, you will find this pattern to be easy, engaging and enjoyable!
Jessica @ Stitching Together

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 41″ x 32″

Yarn Weight: Bulky/#5

Suggested Yarn: Baby Bee Lots of Dots


Squishy & Chunky Baby Blanket by Jessica @ Stitching Together

Just imagine how precious a new little baby will look wrapped up in this squishy and chunky crochet baby blanket! *Sigh* Please please please do not be intimidated by the gorgeous braided look of these stitches. I promise, they are SIMPLE.
Jessica @ Stitching Together

Pattern Format: Written

Blanket Size: 36″ x 30″

Yarn Weight: Bulky/#5

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy


I hope you have taken some inspiration from these projects, happy crocheting!

Sarah

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