Awwww babies! There’s nothing like the announcement of a new arrival to get us hooking up a new crochet project. Baby Blankets are a fun choice for many a crocheter, as you get all the joy of creating a crochet blanket… but you don’t have to make it to a massive size (not like that epic bed spread you gave up on!) So whether you’re looking for the perfect baby gift to hook up, or want to decorate your own little ones room in gorgeous crochet, you’ll find plenty of ideas and inspiration in our list of top crochet baby blanket patterns. Plus we’ve included a range of patterns to suit all abilities, so if you’re wanting to find out how to crochet a baby blanket for the very first time, or are looking for a show-stopping project, there’s something for everyone!
If you find the perfect crochet baby blanket pattern below, but don’t know what yarn you want to use, then you might find our guide to the best yarn for baby blankets helpful.
Top 21 crochet baby blanket patterns
Let’s start with one of our own free patterns! This gorgeous Free striped baby blanket crochet pattern by Emma Potter has a lovely texture thanks to the staggered shell stitch, which combined with some super soft yarn make it perfect for wrapping up newborns in!
Hannah Cross is the super-star designer behind many of the crochet baby blankets that have appeared in Simply Crochet magazine. With a flair for creating stunning designs featuring soothing stitch combinations, you can now get 5 of her amazing crochet baby blanket patterns for less than £5 in her Heirloom baby blanket crochet pattern collection!
If you’re looking for a more colourful crochet pattern, then you’ll love this adorable Rainbow of Stars baby blanket crochet pattern by Helen McLean. With it’s fabulous square motifs and rainbow edging, it’s the perfect blanket for your little star!
We all love a quick crochet project, but full size crochet baby blankets do take a bit of time. So if you’re after a quick crochet fix, why not make your little one a comforter, like this Free Bunny Comforter baby blanket pattern from Red Heart – guaranteed crochet cuddles! You can also buy a kit with everything you need to make it from Yarnspirations!
Here’s a super-popular baby blanket crochet pattern that appeared in issue 73 of Simply Crochet magazine. This hooded Unicorn baby blanket crochet pattern is a super fun make for you and wraps up baby in a bit of unicorn magic. You can buy the pattern on etsy, or alternatively you can buy issue 73 of Simply Crochet as a digital issue.
We all know how much touch is important for babies development, so here’s a super-textured project that your little ones will love. The Sensory stripe baby blanket crochet pattern is full of different textured stitches and gorgeous colours… it’s so nice and touchable we may even have to hook one up for ourselves too!
We love the crochet spirals in this fabulous blanket by Flo and Dot. This crochet blanket pattern is for a full size blanket, but you can easily make it a smaller baby blanket thanks to its square construction.
When it comes to crochet baby blankets, you can’t beat a classic granny square. This Free Granny Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern is a super-simple project that even crochet beginners can try (if you’re new to granny squares, you can check out our handy how to crochet a granny square tutorial).
If you want to ensure your baby is super snuggled up, then you’ll have peace of mind with this Cocoon baby blanket crochet pattern by Bernat. Perfect for keeping those cute little toes all comfy and warm!
We’re big fans of hexagon motifs – there’s just something so pleasing about the way they all interlock together. This gorgeous Rainbow of Stars baby blanket crochet pattern by Red Sparrow Crochet combines our love of hexagons with stunning stars – it’s a crochet blanket that will be treasured forever!
Here’s another crochet baby blanket that we think would make a great project for crochet beginners who fancy learning some new techniques. The Jay baby blanket crochet pattern by KnothingUsual combines simple stitches with some more fun techniques like filet crochet, popcorn/puff stitches and some fancy edging.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as getting absorbed in a ripple stitch, and this beautiful Ophelia ripple baby blanket pattern by Julie Yeager is guaranteed to take you to your crochet happy place. Plus the pattern includes two ways to make the blanket, and if you buy the yarn pack from Deramores you’ll have enough yarn to make both!
We totally fell in love with this blanket design from the first moment we saw it! This Rainbow Lion crochet baby blanket pattern is another classic square motif blanket, but it’s all about those super-cute rainbow fringe manes on those happy little lions that really makes it super-cute!
If you’ve never tried corner-to corner crochet before (also know as C2C), then you’ve gotta try it! Once you’ve mastered the basics it’s super-addictive, and is also really easy to customise with your own designs if you feel like getting creative. Why not give it a try with our How to crochet a baby blanket with corner to corner crochet tutorial.
Whether you’re making a blanket for a baby boy or baby girl, you can’t go wrong with a cute gender neutral elephant design! This crochet elephant baby blanket pattern uses filet crochet to create a lovely elephant detail, perfected with a sweet little heart at the end of its trunk!
We all know that babies don’t stay babies for long, before you know it they’ll be troublesome toddlers! So here’s a fun crochet project that will help you preserve those precious memories of baby days. The Watch Me Grow free crochet baby blanket pattern is a simple stitch blanket at heart, but with crochet numbers so that you can take a picture of your lovely little one each month to commemorate their development in their first year – such a sweet idea! And if you’re completely new to crochet and don’t know where to start with how to crochet a baby blanket, there’s also a handy video tutorial for this blanket too!
Any new parent will be grateful for a bit of rest, so help little ones drift off to the land of nod with this Free sleepy teddy bear comforter baby blanket crochet pattern by TillySome.
Here’s another brilliant crochet blanket design by the amazing HanJanCrochet. Her Modern crochet baby blanket pattern features loads of different stitch combinations, and the gender neutral colour choice makes it a great gift project even if you don’t know what’s expected!
If you’re a fan of granny squares but want to try something different, then the Granny Baby Blanket crochet pattern by Helen McLean is a must make! With granny hearts, granny squares and granny chevrons, it’s a fresh take on a classic stitch!
Try something less conventional than your standard rectangular baby blanket with this Free star baby blanket crochet pattern from Bernat. It may look tricky, but once you get started you’ll find it’s easier than you think, and with it’s funky stripes with variegated yarn you’ll have plenty of fun crocheting it!
Here’s a simple design that would look fantastic in any babies bedroom. This Filet heart baby blanket crochet pattern from Sirdar is a great introduction to filet crochet, and with a subtle elegant design it’s bound to be loved by any new parent. Hooked up in Sirdar Snuggly 4ply yarn, it’s super-soft and as it’s made in a single colour, you can choose the perfect shade for your little one.