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10 Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

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Updated 4/20/2023

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!

Beginner-friendly baby blanket crochet patterns

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.

Tips for Adding a Border in Crochet

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!

quick and easy baby blanket crochet pattern

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!

how to crochet an easy baby blanket

5. Sea Ripple Baby Blanket

With the Sea Ripple Baby Blanket you’ll need to know the half double and double crochet. By combining these two stitches and some chains, you will get a beautiful effect that will wow any new mom.

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 

If you can single crochet, you can crochet this Baby Color Blocked Blanket. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

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!

Newborn Sleep sack crochet pattern for Painted Canyon Cardigan

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!

Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns

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The Single Crochet (Video Tutorial)

The Double Crochet (Video Tutorial)

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  1. I want to print the instructions but it's not allowing me to. How can I print it out do you know how? Thanks
  2. Would love to know the pattern for the purple sleep sac please. I am stuck on the granny square stitch. I really need to learn another. All I make is blankets. Thank you.
    1. Hi Becky! That can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/newborn-sleep-sack-free-crochet-pattern/
  3. I haven’t been able to access any of the tutorial links you have posted … not sure if I’m doing something wrong or what ?
  4. I want to see the white baby blanket that had a little sweater and hat. I waited on the lady to show it but she never did.
  5. HI! Really nice patterns. The link for the Scalloped Baby Blanket is broken though. I would like that one :-) Thanks!
  6. Thank you for your easy to follow instructions! What is the stitch you used to make the border around your finished piece before making the clam shell border?
  7. Love these. Great for take along projects. Have learned so much from your web site. Thank you for sharing your talents.
  8. Hi .... Where can I get the pattern for the white corner-to-corner baby blanket, mostly double crochet, shown in white with the pink scalloped border? I've been looking all over here. Thanks
    1. Hi Rita! I do not have a specific pattern for the white blanket. I do have a tutorial for C2C and you can make a blanket to your desired measurements. That tutorial can be found here if you need it: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-crochet-a-corner-to-corner-c2c-throw/
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  19. I tried to view c2c tutorial, but nothing comes up??? Do you have a c2c rectangle scarf...not the grinch, but how to crochet the rectangle. I have all the other info...I’m just trying to learn to do the c2c rectangle to make scarves. Thank you
    1. Hi Marleen! To make the rectangle, once you reach the desired width of your scarf, you will stop increasing on ONE side of the scarf, while continuing to increase on the other. This will let your scarf grow in length, but not width. Hope this helps! And if you need the link to the c2c tutorial, you can find it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMTjt3iCmmQ