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How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step

Are you looking for beautiful crochet baby blanket patterns that are also easy to crochet? This baby blanket is beautifully textured, soft and squishy. And… It’s super easy! Below you can learn how to crochet a baby blanket step by step with pictures and a video tutorial!

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This crochet baby blanket is suitable for any level. The pattern uses only two basic crochet stitches – slip stitch and half double crochet. The pattern is a one-row repeat, so it’s very easy to re-start anywhere you left off! There is no need to count stitches or rows. Simply chain an amount of chains for the width (must be an even number of chains for this pattern to work) and work as many rows as you like for the length.

About the Stitch

This easy crochet baby blanket pattern uses the Even Moss Crochet Stitch. It’s an easy crochet stitch that is just perfect for baby blankets. It creates a pretty, three-dimensional texture without holes and makes the blanket pretty soft and snuggly. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches such as half double crochet and slip stitches. The beautiful rich texture results by alternating those two crochet stitches. When working this pattern, slip stitches will be always worked on top of slip stitches and half double crochets on top of half double crochet stitches.

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Difficulty level

Easy

Finished Size

30 in x 26 in (76cm x 66cm)

Gauge

14 stitches x 19 rows = 4 inches (10cm)

Materials

Any worsted weight #4 (Aran/10ply)

Total yardage for this size: 915yds/836m (you’ll need more yarn for a bigger size blanket)

Crochet hook: 6mm and 5mm

I used a 6mm hook for the foundation chain, to make it slightly more elastic.

Yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sl St = slip stitch

HDC = half double crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Baby blanket can be made in any size. Chain any even number of chains to adjust the size.
  • Every row starts and ends with a slip stitch.
  • Always work a HDC on top of a HDC in the previous row and a Sl St on top of a Sl St in the previous row.
  • Make your first and last slip stitches slightly loose, they are going to be easier to crochet into.

How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step With Pictures

Often I find it helps to see pictures of each step in the process of crocheting, to make sure you’re on the right path. So, I have included pictures of a small demo to show you the stitch and the pattern. I hope it’s helpful!

With a 6mm crochet hook, chain 110 or any even number of chains for the width of your baby blanket. For this demonstration, I chained 12.

Row 1: with a 5mm hook, work a slip stitch in the second chain from your hook.

Work a half double crochet in the next chain.

Repeat across the row. Last stitch should be a slip stitch.

Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: work a slip stitch in the first stitch (the slip stitch in the previous row).

Half double crochet in the next stitch (on top of the half double crochet in the previous row).

Repeat alternating slip stitches and half double crochets across the row.

Slip stitch in the last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired size.

Written Instructions

With a 6mm crochet hook, chain 110 or any even number or your desired width of the baby blanket.

Row 1: Switch to a 5mm crochet hook. Starting in the second Ch from hook work a *Sl St, then a HDC in the next chain. Repeat from * across the row. Work a Sl St in the last St. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: Work a *Sl St in the first St, then a HDC in the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row. Work a Sl St in the last St. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 3-123: Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired size! Fasten off and weave in all ends.

I made 123 rows. If you want this blanket to work up faster, choose a bulky yarn and a bigger size hook. That will make your blanket thicker and warmer as well.

I have chosen three different colours and distributed them equally, one-third of the baby blanket in each colour, which is around 41 rows in one colour. But you can make your blanket all in one solid colour, or in any number of colours you like. There could be so many different versions of this baby blanket, just by using different colours & type of yarn!

I hope you like this pattern and find it easy! You can get the ad-free printable PDF of the Baby Blanket pattern from my Ravelry or Etsy stores here.

I just love easy, repetitive and slightly bigger projects like this, it keeps your mind calm and hands busy 🙂 I would love to see your version of this blanket! If you make one, please share it on Instagram and tag @my_crochet_space! 🙂

How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Video Tutorial

You might also want to know…

How much yarn do you need to crochet a baby blanket?

The amount of yarn to crochet a baby blanket depends on a couple of things:

  1. The size of the baby blanket
  2. The stitch/design of the baby blanket and
  3. The size of your crochet hook.

The size of the baby blanket – this is kind of self-explanatory and logical. The bigger the size of your baby blanket the more yarn you’ll need.

The stitch of the baby blanket – some stitches use a lot more yarn than others. If the stitch is very textured and creates a lot of thickness to the fabric, then it most probably will use a lot more yarn. For example, Waffle crochet stitch creates a beautiful waffle-like texture and will use a lot more yarn for the same size blanket than a normal double crochet blanket.

The size of your crochet hook – the bigger the size of the crochet hook, the bigger the stitches and the more space you create between the stitches – or in other words, the less dense your blanket will be. This means you’ll need less yarn with a bigger crochet hook.

What size should a crochet baby blanket be?

Crochet baby blankets come in different sizes. It totally depends on your preference and the purpose your baby blanket should serve. You can make a small size (approx. 12 x 12 inches) as a security blanket, or a bigger size (approx. 30 x 30 inches) as a stroller blanket. You could go up to 40 x 60 inches for the crib blanket.

How long does it take to crochet a baby blanket?

Generally, it can take from one day to a couple of weeks. To make this particular baby blanket, it took me approx. 3-4 days. I only crocheted for a couple of hours each time while listening to an audiobook. 🙂

How long it takes to crochet a baby blanket will depend on your crochet skills & experience, the yarn thickness and the baby blanket pattern. If you choose a bulky yarn (#5) it will work up faster than if you use light worsted (#3) weight yarn. Apart from that, the type of stitch will play a role too. Stitches that have a lot of texture, will take longer to crochet (and use up more yarn).

What size crochet hook should I use for a baby blanket?

It is best to choose your yarn first, then check the label to see what size hook is recommended for that particular yarn weight. Smaller crochet hook sizes will create a denser fabric, and the bigger sizes will create more space between the stitches – which will result in airier, less dense crochet fabric.

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