Crochet designer Emma Potter describes her lovely crochet blanket as: “An heirloom newborn baby blanket, made using a stretchy, staggered shell stitch and super-soft luxury yarn for a happy, snuggly baby” - what more could you want in a crochet baby blanket? The simple stitch pattern repeat makes it ideal for beginners, and once you get into the groove you'll have this crochet blanket hooked up in no time!


And if you're looking for more fab crochet projects for little ones, you might also like our free granny square baby blanket crochet pattern or our free baby strawberry hat crochet pattern, or you could even take a look at our how to crochet baby booties tutorial!

You will need

Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere, 116m/50g),

5 balls of Yarn A Vanilla (003)
1 ball of Yarn B Buttercream (437)
1 ball of Yarn C Little Duck Egg (436)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook


Crochet blanket measures 60 x 45cm (23½ x 17¾in)


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.

Free crochet baby blanket pattern


Using a 4mm hook and Yarn A, ch98.

Row 1 (RS) (Dc, ch2, 4tr) in the second ch from the hook, *skip next 3 ch, (dc, ch2, 4tr) in the next ch; repeat from * across to the last 4 ch, skip next 3 ch, dc in the last ch, turn.

Row 2 Ch3, 2tr in st at the base of ch-3, *skip the next 4 tr, (dc, ch2, 4tr) in the next ch-2 sp, skip 1 dc; repeat from * across to the last 4 tr, skip 4 tr, dc in ch-2 sp, turn.

Repeat Row 2 changing colour as follows:

Row 3 Use Yarn A.
Rows 4-5 Use Yarn B.
Rows 6-25 Use Yarn A.
Rows 26-29 Use Yarn B.
Rows 30-31 Use Yarn A.
Rows 32-35 Use Yarn C.
Rows 36-37 Use Yarn A.
Rows 38-41 Use Yarn B.
Rows 42-67 Use Yarn A.


Fasten off and weave in ends.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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