This list of baby blanket crochet patterns is a great place to start when you have an upcoming baby shower. These are beautifully delicate and functional blankets that are easy for you to make. Grab some beautiful soft yarn and start crocheting a blanket today!
I love making baby blankets. They are, probably, my favorite thing to crochet. There is just nothing as wonderful as the feeling of wrapping a baby up in a brand new crocheted blanket and snuggling them. For this reason, I almost always have a baby blanket in some form in my project basket.
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What is the Best Yarn for Making Blankets?
I love using Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn when I make blankets. I know there are tons of other great options, and some fiber dying stores online also have extremely soft custom dyed options. For me, however, this is the softest commercially available option that is affordable when making multiple or large blankets on a regular basis.
How to Make a Crochet Baby Blanket
My list starts with this easy tutorial for how to make a baby blanket. This is the basic blanket pattern everyone should start with when beginning.
Textured Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
This textured pattern is easy to make and adds an element of intricate detail that is easy to accomplish but looks difficult. I love the ivory color of this blanket, but I excited to make this in other colors.
Meadow Sage Baby Blanket Pattern
This blanket features a puff stitch that really makes it unique. The simple “striped” pattern makes it easy to create as you are repeating the same stitches over and over, but the unique additions around the edges really elevate the blanket.
Nursery Patch Crochet Blanket
This square patch pattern is a great addition to your projects list. I used the same color in this, but I imagine you could piece in different colors for each square for another unique look.
Ribbed Baby Blanket Pattern
A ribbed baby blanket is a cute way to add texture to your project. I love that this one is thicker and warmer for the colder winter days when a light blanket just isn’t enough.
Large Square Baby Blanket
This square pattern is large and easy to make. It’s a great pattern that is simple to make but looks like it took an experienced crafter to complete.
Baby Blanket with Built-in Border
This easy blanket has a built in border that I love since it means it is less likely to unravel. It’s also a great choice for making a two-toned blanket.
Striped Baby Blanket Pattern
If you want a striped option, this pattern is easy to follow and beautiful. A great choice for beginners but detailed enough that someone who has been crocheting for years would be proud to make and display this blanket.
Mitered Crochet Baby Blanket
I am in love with this mitered stitch blanket. It is so delicate and beautiful to gift. The lacy style of stitching really adds to the beauty of the pattern.
Words Baby Blanket Pattern
This more complex pattern is a great option for a gift. Multiple colors, with multiple words, it is definitely more time consuming and difficult than some on the list but is stunning when complete.
Textured Popcorn Stitch Blanket with Ribbon Accent
This popcorn stitch baby blanket is definitely a bit of a twist on classics. The addition of a ribbon border makes it pop with color and become a unique blanket that is easy to customize to the recipient.
Crocheted Lace Baby Blanket Pattern
Turning yarn into a beautiful lace pattern is one of my favorite things to do when making blankets. This simple but stunning crochet lace pattern makes an excellent baby blanket.
Pure and Simple Baby Blanket
As the title states, this truly is a pure and simple blanket pattern. When I think of classic baby blankets, this is what comes to mind. You can’t go wrong using this pattern.
Crochet Unicorn Baby Blanket
How absolutely adorable is this blanket? I love unicorns and know this will make a great baby blanket for one of my friends. This is more detailed than most of the patterns, but the time spent is worth the result.
Dinosaur Crochet Baby Blanket
This gorgeous crochet blanket has dinosaurs, eggs, and tons of bright colors that look great in a baby nursery or kids’ bedroom.
Sloth Baby Blanket Pattern
This is a combination of a crocheted blanket and a sloth covered piece of fabric that is adorable. A great addition to a baby’s bedroom!
Fire Crochet Blanket Pattern
The bright orange, yellow, and red colors may not be a classic baby blanket, but the pattern is perfect for making in any color theme you want!
Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Pattern
If you have a teddy bear theme in your baby’s bedroom, this is the perfect addition. A much more difficult and time-consuming project, this has a beautiful result that is ideal for boys and girls.
Rose Field Baby Blanket Pattern
This intricate rose pattern blanket is a beautiful choice. This requires more skill, but with patience, it will be a great first baby blanket to make.
Crochet Teddy Bear Baby Blanket
This beautiful teddy bear blanket is a breathtaking pattern that is ideal for boys and girls. Choose your preferred colors and personalize this blanket for your friends and family.
Color Block Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Color block blankets are always popular for baby blankets. This one is pastel, gentle, and easy to make. A great addition to any baby shower gift basket.
Pattern: Shirley and Eadie
Elephant Crochet Baby Blanket
This gorgeous elephant and heart baby blanket pattern is a soft and beautiful option for any baby. The fluffy texture is ideal for a soft blanket to use in cribs or bassinets.
Pattern: Pixel Perfect Crochet
Basket Weave Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
I love the basket weave pattern. For this blanket, it really highlights the multiple colors of the yarn pattern. You’ll love the results of this project.
Pattern: Hooked on Tilly
Elegant Baby Blanket Pattern
The cluster stitch is a great choice to take this simple blanket and turn it into an elegant blanket that fits inside a baby crib easily.
Pattern: Meladora’s Creations
Crochet Animal Alphabet Blanket
What a great way to introduce your baby to the alphabet early! This is a great crochet project that takes time but the result is stunning.
Pattern: Repeat Crafter Me
Crochet Zoo Baby Blanket
For any nursery, zoo animals are always a good fit. This crochet baby blanket pattern is definitely an advanced level project, but the time involved gives a wonderful result.
Get Some Zzz’s Baby Blanket
I love this simple blanket pattern with the fun message of time to sleep. The gray and white color scheme is beautiful, but feel free to use any color options you prefer.
Pattern: One Dog Woof
Crochet Four Points Baby Blanket
This simple blanket looks fancy when you create the pattern at angles to build four points. This is a tightly woven pattern that is heavyweight for warmth. It’s lightweight while being warm. A perfect way to make a functional blanket for babies.
Pattern: Purl Soho
Mandala Yarn Baby Blanket
This simple shell pattern mandala yarn blanket is a gorgeous choice for babies. I love the pattern and designs of this one, and I know it’s a great easier choice for a novice crocheter.
Pattern: Make & Do Crew
Vintage Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
This crochet baby blanket pattern is a classic throwback. The simple shell pattern is a favorite easy to make blanket that fits into any baby gift package.
Pattern: Leelee Knits