With this list of crochet baby blanket free patterns you can make that super gift for a loved one or for a friend’s baby. There is something extra special about the first blanket you ever had. In fact, chances are you kept yours long enough to still remember it.
You can give someone else that same warm fuzzy feeling when you make their baby a blanket. If you’ve ever wondered how to crochet one, then look no further than these 25 beginner-friendly patterns!
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How to crochet a baby blanket
Decide what size your blanket will be.
Choose the yarn. Worsted to bulky weight cotton and acrylic yarns are the best for baby blankets.
Pick a crochet hook that is suitable for the yarn you will use. The yarn label will tell you the best hook size.
Search for a beginner friendly stitch. Keep scrolling in this article for a list of recommended stitches.
Gather other materials, such as a pair of scissors to cut the yarn and a yarn needle to weave in the ends.
Start with the foundation row and follow the instructions on the pattern for the number os initial chains.
Crochet as many rows as needed to the desired length.
When finished, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.
Before we dive into the patterns list, let’s answer a few questions you may have. That way, it will be easier for you to make a decision on what stitch, yarn and blanket size you will choose from.
What is the best yarn for a crochet baby blanket?
The best yarn choices are the soft, gentle and machine washable ones. Choose the ones labeled for babies, preferably the ones with more cotton and acrylic in their compositions. They are durable and easy to care for.
Here are a few of my favorite baby yarns:
Bernat Baby Blanket
I Love This Yarn
60% acrylic and 40% nylon – Solids
Soft Baby Steps
Look for worsted to bulky weight yarns, as they are not bulky easy to work with and will give you the best looking blankets, regardless of the stitches you choose.
What are the best crochet stitches for a baby blanket?
Here is a list of the five best stitches for baby blankets. Of course, there a lot more out there, but with these five stitches it is guaranteed you can make cute and cuddly baby blankets.
The lemon peel stitch that has a beautiful texture and makes lovely and cuddly blankets.
The moss stitch is super easy to crochet and works great with color-work.
The Catherine wheel stitch, another great stitch for color combination.
The alpine stitch is another simple stitch, with an amazing texture and it is also so easy to crochet.
Granny stitches are classic and simple, yet gives you many technique options. You can work this stitch as a square, as rectangle, C2C (corner-to-corner), you pick.
I hope that I have inspired you to start a new project. If you are still feeling a little worried, I say just go for it! You will feel so proud of your accomplishment when you are finished making your beautiful blanket.
Psst…you never know when you will find out that someone close to you is expecting a new baby. Keep this post bookmarked for quick reference so you are ready when you hear the big news!
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