Baby Blankets

Welcome to our main directory of baby blanket patterns to knit and crochet. This list includes free baby blanket patterns, plus suggestions for our favorite baby pattern books that include blanket patterns.

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Easy Free Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Easy Free Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

Shell stitches have enchanted crochet enthusiasts for more than a century, and they remain some of the most popular crochet stitch patterns for use in making baby blankets and other types of crochet projects. There’s something so compelling about crocheting each delightful little grouping of shell stitches — and it’s really satisfying to complete each new row in the pattern.

The shell stitch baby blanket you see here is a contemporary design that incorporates the classic solid shell crochet stitch pattern.


The sample blanket is crocheted in a fresh, contemporary colorway that’s perfect for baby girls; it’s both classic and up to date, all at once. If you’re expecting a baby boy, substitute turquoise, blues or greens where you see pink to make the blanket more boy-friendly.


Pattern Details:

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

Free Heart Sampler Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Free Heart Sampler Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

If you like experimenting with different color combinations, you’re likely to really enjoy working on this heart-themed crochet baby blanket. Each square in the blanket can be its own unique color experiment — and when you put them all together, the result is eye-catching and super colorful. This is a free crochet pattern consisting of charts for working the squares in the tapestry crochet technique.


Pattern Details:

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

Pattern Sampler Baby Blanket — Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pattern Sampler Baby Blanket -- Free Crochet Pattern

Would you be interested in finding a pattern that will empower you to personalize a one-of-a-kind baby blanket just for the tiny new arrival you’re expecting? If so, I think you’re going to be excited to grab this free pattern!


The concept: You choose one or more of the squares you want to use to make your blanket; there are bunches of possibilities, including squares that feature heart motifs, pine tree motifs, geometric motifs, checkerboards and more. You can customize the colorway, the layout and the size of your baby blanket; the instructions cover crib sized blankets, receiving blankets, twin size blankets and adult-sized blankets. So you could choose to crochet a blanket that will grow up with the baby, or not.

I crocheted my sample baby blanket in a boy-friendly colorway that incorporates turquoise, green and tan yarns; however, it is soooo easy to customize your own colorway with this pattern. I think it would be interesting to choose random colors to make an ultra-colorful baby blanket. Another option would be to substitute two contrasting shades of pink in place of the turquoise and the green I used in my project sample, to create a baby girl’s blanket. It’s really a simple matter to re-color the squares in this pattern, so I encourage you to 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 Knit and Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

I love free knitting and crochet patterns — but if there’s one thing I love more than a good free pattern, it’s a lovely, thoughtfully designed and creative craft pattern book. I know that not everyone shares this point of view — but if you do, and you enjoy working from well-organized, tangible craft pattern books, I invite you to consider the following suggestions for baby blanket pattern books that I think are truly worth the money:

Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets

Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets by Sharon Silverman, Published by Leisure Arts
Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets by Sharon Silverman, Published by Leisure Arts

Tunisian crochet lovers, take note: The exclusive focus of this book is baby blanket patterns you can make using the Tunisian crochet technique. If you think of Tunisian crochet and afghan stitch as being synonymous, I think you’ll be delighted to discover a whole bunch of other Tunisian crochet stitches that go well beyond the afghan stitch — and this book will teach some of them to you. So, with this book, you not only get to crochet new baby blankets — but you also have a chance to learn some interesting new stitches, too.


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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

If you want to knit a baby blanket suitable for any season of the year, 60 More Quick Baby Blankets is a book you’re definitely going to want to consider owning. This book is part of an ongoing series of high-value craft books; each book in the collection focuses on giving you 60 patterns devoted to a single theme. In this particular book, the focus is on giving you knitting patterns for making washable baby blankets. Cascade Superwash yarns are the suggested yarns for all the patterns in this book.

If you want to knit a baby blanket, this book is one of the best options I’d advise you to consider looking at — first of all, because the designs in the book are all so appealing — and second of all, because this book is such an amazing value for the asking price. For the price, it’s truly a bargain.


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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 blanket patterns to knit and crochet. Whether you’re in search of crochet baby blanket patterns or knitted baby blanket patterns, either way, we hope you found bunches of lovely baby patterns to add to your pattern stash.

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This page was last updated on 5-9-2019.

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