Free Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

Baby blanket crochet patterns for beginners are always in demand. but too many of them are complicated. I made this blanket up for my grandsons arrival.

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Elijah’s Blanket
Some of My Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Color of ribbon depends on boy or girl,

Caron Simply Soft yarn about 12 oz,

Hook size H

Began with Ch 102

Row 1 – 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across

Crochet Instructions

Row 2 – Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in 1st dc, (same as ch 1 space) * ch 2, skip 3 dc, sc between next two dc, repeat from * across, sc in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn

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Row 3 – 1 dc in sc, * ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat * across, dc in top of last ch 2 sp, 2 dc in last ch space, 2 dc in last ch 2 space and 1 dc top of last sc Ch 1 turn

Close up crochet stitch

Row 4 - Ch 1 turn, sc in same st, *ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * across sc in top of last st, ch 2 turn

Row 5 – 90 – Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 90 rows or desired length. Cut Yarn

crochet stitches basic


Work 4 rows of sc all around outside edge, (Remember 3 sc in each corner).

Across Top 105 sc

Corner 3 sc

Down Side 120 sc (evenly spaced)

Corner 3 sc

Across Bottom 105 sc

Corner 3 sc

Up Side 120 sc (evenly spaced)

Corner 3 sc

Row 5 – Ch 3, * Skip sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat * around.

(Corners) 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1,

1dc, in each corner

Row 6 – Ch 1, * sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next dc, repeat * across, sl st in any corner to join. (3 sc in each corner)

Row 7 – 10 - Repeat row 6

Fasten off

Weave ribbon of choice through the dc on border.

I will be adding more baby blanket crochet patterns so do check often

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This free crochet pattern is very popular because it is both easy to crochet and beautiful. So if you are looking for a project or need a baby shower gift, this may be the pattern you are looking for.

Canon Simply Soft yarn is the softest I have ever worked with. It is not baby yarn so it works up quickly but still so wonderfully soft. I really like Red Heart Yarn because of their wide selection of colors and yarns at a reasonable price.

When choosing among the many baby blanket crochet patterns, be mindful of things like fringe, and tassels. Small babies can get fringes and strings wrapped tightly around little digits and cause serious problems.

Other patterns utilize a modified granny square, which has large holes. They are fine to use over a receiving blanket, but if used alone, can catch little fingers and toes and cause problems.

You may find the following pages of interest also:

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