Do you have a baby on the way? Are you learning how to crochet? If so, are you ready to tackle your first baby blanket? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you are in the right place, friend! This list of super easy, super pretty Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns is for you!
I’ve been teaching my friend Sarah to crochet. It just so happens that she has TWO different coworkers that are expecting. After helping her search for pretty and easy baby blanket crochet patterns, I thought you may benefit from this list of easy baby blanket patterns to crochet as well.
I have hand-selected these patterns because they use beginner-friendly crochet stitches, or a combination of beginner-friendly stitches, that will give you a baby blanket you are proud to use for your own baby or to give as a gift at the next baby shower you attend.
Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns
All of these patterns have been included because of their level of difficult (or lack thereof), their visual appeal, and for the fact that they are free patterns. Which one will you make first?
1. Corner to Corner
Corner to Corner crochet offers a pretty, diagonal design that looks much more difficult than it is. All you need to know is how to double crochet. You’ll start at one corner, then make the baby blanket bigger and bigger until you’ve got it about 36″ width (not diagonal width) – the typical size for a baby blanket. Then start making it smaller by decreasing until you reach the other corner. Change up the colors (here’s how), or make it all white with a pretty, contrasting blue or pink border! See this excellent video for a full Corner to Corner tutorial.
If you go with this pattern, may I suggest this freakin’ AMAZING Reverse Shell border? The white pictured above is Corner to Corner crochet!
2. Sonny’s Baby Blanket
For Sonny’s Blanket we are using the Blanket stitch. In order to make this blanket all you need to know is single crochet and double crochet. The border is the decorative part on this pattern (also easy) and so pretty too!
3. Granny Square Blanket
This isn’t so much a pattern, per se, but a growing Granny Square. Simply start a regular Granny Square, then continue adding rows in the same manner until it gets as large as you like. Here’s one I made for myself using Mandala Valkyrie.
4. Ribbed Ripple Crochet Pattern
This Ribbed Ripple pattern features a simple double crochet. You will need to learn how to decrease (double crochet two together, dc2tog). This pattern looks more difficult than it is, so try with a small swatch and then move up from there. Remember baby blankets should measure approximately 36″ by 36″, and this is definitely a beginner-friendly baby blanket!
5. Sea Ripple Baby Blanket
6. Chevron Blanket
I’m loving this simple Chevron Blanket! Choose whichever colors you like, then follow the pattern repeat. For this you will also need to know how to decrease in double crochet (dc2tog) but don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks!
7. Oh the Places You’ll Go
This adorable spin-off would be the perfect baby blanket pattern to make for a new mother that is also a teacher. For the Oh the Places You’ll Go blanket, you’re just making a circle, then continue making it larger and larger while changing colors (here’s how). This trick for keeping your seams straight when working in the round will help if you’re ready to take your crochet up another notch!
8. Modern Stripes Baby Blanket
I’m thinking this Modern Stripes would make a great baby boy blanket. Or girl, of course, or throw in some bold colors and you’ve got a winner!
9. Baby Color Blocked Blanket
10. Bundle in Blue
The Bundle in Blue blanket is a shell pattern, and is written plainly and is easy to understand with minimal guidance. I love that this is a solid color, so no color changes and less weaving in ends! Yay!
If you’re feeling blasé about baby blankets but still want to crochet something as a gift, this Newborn Sleep Sack pattern is literally a rectangle that you then fold in half. This sleep sack would be just as easy as any of the patterns above.
I hope this list helps you find the perfect Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket for the new parent in your life! If you’re looking for other options to crochet for babies, check out this page on the Heart Hook Home blog!