Baby Patterns to Crochet and Knit

Babies have inspired some of the sweetest, cutest, loveliest, most delightful crochet and knitting patterns you could imagine. The following selection is but a small sample which showcases a few of our favorite baby-friendly designs.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

Easy Ribbed Crochet Baby Beanie Pattern for Beginners

Easy Ribbed Crochet Baby Hat Pattern for Beginners
Easy Ribbed Crochet Baby Hat Pattern for Beginners

You’ll want to keep baby’s head warm this fall and winter, whether s/he’s going to be playing outside in the cold or simply going along for the ride when mommy runs errands. This cute ribbed baby beanie will do the trick nicely. It’s a quick crochet pattern that’s suitable for total beginners. Either boys or girls could wear this hat, so it’s a great pattern to use at times when you aren’t sure whether you should be making a baby boy’s project or a baby girl’s — think baby shower gifts, charity crochet projects, etc.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: Beginner.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Crochet Baby Headbands

See Also: Tunisian Crochet

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Easy Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket (Free Pattern)

Easy Shell Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket -- Free Pattern

Shell stitches have intrigued crochet ssiasts for more than a century, and they continue to delight and interest us today as well. There’s something so satisfying about crocheting each perfect little grouping of shell stitches — and about completing each new row in the pattern.

This blanket design makes use of contemporary colors to add freshness to a much-beloved classic shell stitch pattern.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: Easy.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Crochet Baby Blanket With Heart Pattern

Crochet Baby Blanket With Heart Pattern

Do you enjoy the process of combining different colors together to see what will happen? I sure do. If you share my enthusiasm for this, you might enjoy creating a colorful baby blanket like the one shown here.

If you find colorwork a little intimidating, don’t worry, you’re not alone in that — and in this particular pattern you don’t need to let that stop you. Each square in this design only has three colors, which is not an overwhelming number to work with. Even better, there are no more than two colors in each row of this design, which makes the pattern much easier than it looks.

While this isn’t a beginner’s pattern by any means, I’ve heard from many crocheters who have completed baby blankets using this pattern — and a number of them have remarked that it was easier than they thought it would be.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Pattern Sampler Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern Sampler Afghan

It’s exciting to customize a baby blanket that’s perfect for the tiny new arrival you’re expecting — and this pattern makes it soooo easy for you to accomplish that. You could crochet this blanket in several different sizes, including crib size or receiving blanket size (among others; there are also sizes for older kids and grown-ups if you would ever have a use for those.)

When I designed the colorway you see pictured, I had baby boys in mind; however, I think the colors and design would be just as appropriate for older kids too — and even for grown-ups. There are plenty of other colorways that would work well in this pattern; it’s really easy to re-color, so please do experiment with using your own color choices.


Pattern Details:

  • A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
  • Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate.
  • Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay

Buy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Sometimes it’s worth paying for knit and crochet baby patterns. There’s nothing quite like looking through a tangible book or magazine, and it’s lovely to have them on hand to work from.

Your purchases also help to support the pattern designers and publishers who make this material available.

Bright Strands Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Pink Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket

Tunisian crochet lovers, take note: you can crochet this fabulous baby blanket using the afghan stitch plus several different yarn colors.


Pattern Details:

  • Crochet Pattern Book: This pattern is included in a book called Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets,
    which is published by Leisure Arts.
  • Pattern Designer: Sharon Silverman

Buy Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns

60 More Quick Baby Blankets: Cozy Knits in Cascade Superwash Yarns

60 More Quick Baby Blankets published by Sixth&Spring Books
60 More Quick Baby Blankets published by Sixth&Spring Books

Would you be interested in owning a collection of 60 different baby blanket knitting patterns? If so, definitely check out 60 More Quick Baby Blankets, published by Sixth&Spring Books. These designs were contributed by multiple talented knitting pattern designers. You’ll find a broad variety of different designs — everything from easy garter stitch patterns to more intriguing knitting stitch patterns. There’s a fantastic mix of boy-friendly and girl-friendly baby blanket patterns, plus bunches of unisex designs too.

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Ice Cream Baby Afghans

Ice Cream Baby Afghans Book Featuring Colorful Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns That All Utilize Variegated and Self-Striping Yarn
Ice Cream Baby Afghans Book Featuring Colorful Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns That All Utilize Variegated and Self-Striping Yarn

If you want to find patterns for knitting beginner-friendly baby blankets that are super easy to knit, yet look ultra sophisticated, this affordable little blanket pattern booklet is exactly what you need. The secret to these chic designs: colorful variegated yarns. The yarns do all the work of making the project look interesting — because otherwise, the knitting is super simple, featuring lots of garter stitch with ultra-easy details. If you want to work on easy knitting projects, yet still have a fabulous baby blanket to show for it when you’re finished, definitely grab a copy of this booklet.


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There you have it: Those are our top picks for baby patterns to crochet and knit. Whether you’re in search of baby blanket patterns or other types of baby patterns, we hope you found bunches of lovely baby patterns to add to your pattern stash.

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About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, knittingandcrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 6-22-2019.

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