Are you looking for a free & easy crochet baby blanket pattern? I can help! I knew when I saw this Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn; it was going to be perfect for a crocheted baby blanket! Read on down to learn how to make your very own baby blanket!
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I am so excited for you to try this pattern!
Easy Beginner Baby Blanket to Crochet
This crochet blanket pattern is straightforward and works up super fast! Mainly because of the simple crochet stitches it uses, which means it’s a great beginner-friendly project! Read down to find the free crochet pattern get started!
This Crochet Baby Blanket Uses Just Single Crochets!
When working with chunky yarn I found that single crochet stitches are the best to use. A bigger crochet stitch could leave holes in the blanket that little fingers could slip through and not be as warm.
Plus, single crochets are super easy to crochet up which is great for a baby blanket since it works up fast.
The Yarn That Is Perfect for Baby Crochet Blankets
I think the best chunk yarn to use for a baby blanket pattern is Bernat blanket yarn! This baby yarn is one of the softest yarns you can use, and I highly recommend it for a baby blanket – knit or crochet! It is incredibly soft and perfect for a newborn’s sensitive skin.
It is considered a bulky six yarn and is extremely fast to work up especially in a baby blanket! I promise you will love this yarn!
Check out the Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn below!
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
I chose to use the color Little Cosmos in the Bernat Baby Blanket line because of the mixture of blues, browns, and creams. It is the perfect blend of colors for a blanket.
If you prefer a different color Yarnspirations, the parent company of Bernat has many beautiful colors to choose from for your blanket. You won’t be disappointed!
Do You Want to Change The Baby Blanket Size?
I used a started chain of 48 for this blanket because I found it to be the perfect size for a quick car seat baby blanket when heading outside!
If you want a different size, then feel free to adjust it to make the blanket smaller or larger by using any number starting chain.
Let’s Start Crocheting This Baby Blanket!
Ready to get started on this beginner-friendly blanket? Read on down to find the full crochet baby blanket pattern below or save to Pinterest to make later!
Happy Crochet Baby Blanket Making!
Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Little Cosmos (Approximately 258 Yards) or any Bulky Yarn (6 weight).
- Size N Crochet Hook 10 mm
- Yarn Needle
- Approximately 26″ X 20″
- Gauge is approximately 5 SC = 4 Inches
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Steps
Foundation Row: Chain 48. In Second Chain from Hook Single Crochet, Single Crochet in every chain across, Turn.
Row 1: Chain 1, Single Crochet in Second Chain from hook. Single Crochet in every Chain across, Turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, Single Crochet into the first stitch, Single Crochet into every Stitch across, Turn.
Row 3-35: Repeat Row 2.
Finishing: Fasten off the yarn after Row 35 and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
You are done!
I gifted this to my sister for my nephew at the time I wrote this post and still three years later (June 2017) it is holding up great for baby number two! So I can guarantee that it will last for years to come! Promise!
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this free baby blanket pattern! Are you looking for me free crochet baby blanket patterns? Then you may also like the Charlotte Crochet Blanket or the Baby Ripple Blanket patterns too!
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