Nine little bunny bottoms, all lined up and waiting to keep babies soft skin warm and cosy! This free baby blanket crochet pattern designed by Pat Strong is adorned with cute bunny details is surprisingly simple pattern so you can hook up in a flash, maybe even in time for an Easter crochet gift! You’ll need to know how to do Intarsia crochet to create the colourful bunnies, so check out our how to do crochet colourwork tutorial if you need some help!
You will need
West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK (52% Falkland wool, 48% nylon, 50g/112m),
- 6 balls of Yarn A Tooth Fairy (011)
- 1 ball of Yarn B Piglet (269)
- 1 ball of Yarn C Unicorn (565)
- 1 ball of Yarn D Buttercup (442)
17 sts and 20 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over dc using a 4mm hook
67 x 97cm (26½ x 38in)
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
On the Chart below, each square represents 1dc stitch. Read all RS rows from right to left, and WS rows from left to right. When changing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours together. Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the previous stitch.
Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Using Yarn A, ch107.
Row 1 (RS) Dc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [106 sts]
Row 2 (WS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st across, turn. [106 sts]
Rows 3-14 Repeat Row 2.
Row 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in 12 sts, follow the Chart for the next 14 sts using the appropriate colour for the Bunny Design, (dc in 20 sts, follow the Chart for the next 14 sts using the appropriate colour for the Bunny Design) twice, dc in last 12 sts, turn. [106 sts]
Rows 2-41 Repeat Row 1.
Rows 42-59 Using Yarn A, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st across, turn. [106 sts]
Repeat Rows 1-59 of Bunny Design once more using the photo as a guide for colours.
Repeat Rows 1-55 of Bunny Design once more using the photo as a guide for colours.
Round 1 (RS) With RS facing, join Yarn B at the centre of the bottom edge of the blanket, ch1 (does not count as st), dc evenly around the edge of the blanket working 3dc into each corner st, ss to first dc, fasten off.
Round 2 (RS) Join Yarn D in first st, ss in each st around, fasten off.
Round 3 (RS) Join Yarn C in first st with a ss, *ss in next st, (ss, ch3, htr, ch3, ss) in next st, ss in next st; repeat from * around, adding or removing a ss if required to fit the stitch count.
Weave in all ends and block to size.
If you enjoyed this free baby blanket crochet pattern, you might also enjoy some of our other Easter crochet projects! We’ve got a super fun Free Easter bunny ears crochet pattern, a cute Free Easter Bunny Bunting crochet pattern, or you could go classic with our Free crochet Easter eggs pattern!