Are you looking for a super easy and fast baby blanket pattern? This beginner friendly crochet pattern not only looks great, but can be made in as little as THREE HOURS, it’s great for beginners, but also for experienced crocheters looking for a quick, enjoyable make.
You can find the free written pattern below as well as a video tutorial in right and left handed versions to help you step by step.
If you prefer to PRINT your patterns or save them to a device, you can find the low-cost ad-free PDF HERE on my website or HERE on LoveCrafts. This PDF also includes additional layout ideas.
Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball,100% Polyester, 300g (10.6oz), 201m (220yds) in Colour A: Vanilla (4008) and Colour B:Baby Lilac (4310) 200g approx of each colour needed.
You can also get the yarn here
Hook: 8.00mm (US 11)
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Completed size: 25 inch (W) x 29 inch (H) approx
Gauge: 9 sts x 5 rows (4 inch x 4 inch using Half Treble Crochet)
Pattern is written in UK terms.
Alternative pattern layouts can be found from page 5 onwards.
Colour changes will be made on the last stitch of the previous row. See video for assistance.
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
Slip Stitch: (ss)
Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all three loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
If you need any additional help with your stitches, you might want to check out my Absolute Beginners Series.
Using Colour A
Chain 53 plus 2 for turning (turning ch does not count as a st)
Row 1: Htr in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. [53 sts]
Row 2:Ch 2 (Counts as a st here and throughout). Htr in next st and each st across. Turn. [53 sts]
Row 3-12: Repeat row 2.
Tie off colour A and join colour B with ss.
From this point forward you will be repeating row 2 using the indicated colour.
Want to save or print this pattern? The 8 page ad-free PDF pattern contains an easy to follow chart PLUS 3 additional blanket layouts! Find it HERE on my website and HERE on LoveCrafts
Row 13-15: Colour B.
Row 16-17: Colour A.
Row 18: Colour B.
Row 19: Colour A.
Row 20-21: Colour B.
Row 22-24: Colour A.
Row 25-36: Colour B.
Tie off yarn and sew in ends.
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simonetta resnatiMarch 1, 2020 at 8:58 am
tutto bellissimo grazie
BellaCocoTeamMarch 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Donna LombardoMarch 8, 2020 at 8:23 pm
Hi there can you tell me how many to chain (multiples) to make a larger blanket please? Easy and Fast FREE Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
BellaCocoTeamApril 2, 2020 at 8:41 am
Hi Donna this would really depend on what yarn you use, the hook size and your tension, the best thing for you to do is to chain until it’s the size that you require 🙂
AshleyNovember 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm
If you make this pattern wider, do you make more rows to make it longer? How would you both make it longer and wider? And how would I adjust the number of balls of yarn I’d need? First time crocheter here!
BellaCocoTeamNovember 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm
If you make it wider you would need to add more rows to keep the same dimensions; so you would just chain more to begin with and then keep adding rows until you’re happy with the size The amount of yarn is harder to gauge but if you wanted to make a blanket double the size, you would need twice the amount of yarn, for example. Hope this helps.
VpMay 28, 2020 at 10:47 pm
Hi – will any chunky yarn be suitable for this pattern with an 8 mm hook?
BellaCocoTeamJune 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm
As long as you are using the hook size that’s stated on the band that comes with the yarn then it will be fine – usually for chunky yarn you would use a 6mm or 6.5mm hook
CandyApril 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm
Beautiful blanket pattern! To make it larger does the foundation number of stitches have to be divisible by a certain number? For example: I Just finished a different blanket using US double crochet and it had to be divisible by 6. Thanks in advance.
BellaCocoTeamApril 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm
Thank you, I’m glad you like it No, the great thing about this pattern is you can chain to whatever length you want – just remember to add 2 for your turning chain.
TraciApril 21, 2020 at 12:26 am
I have just loved your tutorials. I’ve learned everything I know about crochet form you! Can a foundation stitch be used here instead of chaining and then going back? If so, how many stitches for Row 1 in order to make this same sized blanket
Thanks so much!
BellaCocoTeamApril 23, 2020 at 8:06 am
Thank you so much, I’m so happy you find my tutorials helpful. I’ve not made this particular blanket using a foundation stitch instead of a normal chain, but I would make 53 stitches as in the normal pattern and then check the sizing.
Jennief1961@gmail.comJune 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Thank you for this pattern my daughter has had a baby 12th june a girl so this will be perfect to get me started after watching loads of videos and practising I do knitting
BellaCocoTeamJune 15, 2020 at 5:37 pm
You’e very welcome and congratulations on your Granddaughter 🙂
nicoleJuly 13, 2020 at 6:13 am
Can we do this blanket in one solid color. To make a 40 inch by 40 inch blanket with the
size hook you used . Can how do go about it obviously im a beginner
BellaCocoTeamJuly 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm
You can do this in one colour if you wish, if you chain and measure until you reach the size you want and then continue from their 🙂
CharlotteJuly 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Thank you for this great tutorial. It was so much fun that I made two baby blankets during lockdown. It was my first crocheting project and I am very pleased with the result. Greetings from Chile
BellaCocoTeamJuly 19, 2020 at 2:20 pm
You’re very welcome 🙂
StephanieSeptember 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm
Hello for the baby blanket do I have 1 or 2 yarns of 300g
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm
HI this is what I used:- Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball,100% Polyester, 300g (10.6oz), 201m (220yds) in Colour A: Vanilla (4008) and Colour B:Baby Lilac (4310) 200g approx of each colour needed. I hope this helps 🙂
StephanieSeptember 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm
Hello for the baby blanket the white and purple blanket can I use one yarn or it has to be two yarns
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm
You can do this in one colour if you wish to 🙂
BlaireSeptember 10, 2020 at 5:05 am
If you wanted to do a border of a separate color, how would you go about doing that?
BellaCocoTeamSeptember 10, 2020 at 8:39 am
It would depend on what type of border you wanted to do, here is the link to my border tutorials maybe one of these would be suitable:- http://bit.ly/2wSIO4l 🙂
Kelly OOctober 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm
I am making this pattern now and because of the tutorials and how well the pattern was written my crochet is 100% better. My first afghan I ever made was all Wonky but this baby blanket is coming out perfectly.
BellaCocoTeamOctober 9, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Well done and I am so glad that you found the tutorial helpful 🙂
Linda SpencerOctober 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm
I am slightly confused regarding rows 2 and 3. It looks like in the video for row 2, you are stitching through both loops of the chain, and then in row 3, it looks like you are stitching in only the top of the chain? Please advise which is correct. Thank you.
BellaCocoTeamOctober 20, 2020 at 11:07 am
Hi Linda I think it’s not very clear in the video but I’m working through both loops of the chain in both rows I find this gives a neater finish but if you only work through one loop that would also be fine.
Linda S SpencerOctober 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
Thank you! My niece is having her first baby, a girl, and I am so excited to make this blanket. I taught myself through videos during this pandemic lockdown! God bless.
BellaCocoTeamOctober 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm
You are very welcome 🙂
Zoe MadelineNovember 25, 2020 at 5:01 am
My name is Zoe and I’m 12 years old. I taught myself how to crochet during the national lockdown in March through yours and “hooked by robins” tutorials. I am proud to say I am making everyone’s Christmas gifts this year and a lot of my family members are receiving this blanket in their favorite colors for a great lap blanket. I just wanted to say how much you’ve helped me grow as a crocheter and have brought me so much joy in these hard times. I cannot wait to try some of your more complex granny square afghans. Thank you so much!
All my love, Zoe madeline
BellaCocoTeamNovember 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm
Hi Zoe you are very welcome and what a lovely idea making all your Christmas Gifts I’m sure everyone will love what you make for them 🙂
Sterling BlackDecember 30, 2020 at 1:05 am
I recently got into crochet and came across your videos on Youtube. You broke everything down so easy, I love it!! On an impulse, I bought two skeins of fluffy yarns meant for babies, and your blanket video popped up. In the midst of making one now for my boss’ baby! Thank you so much! <3
BellaCocoTeamDecember 30, 2020 at 7:52 pm
You are very welcome 🙂
LeonieJanuary 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm
Hi 🙂 I am a complete beginner at crocheting. I really love this blanket and think you are amazing at showing how to do it. I was wondering if you have a pattern or something that uses the same stitches as this blanket but using 3 colours please? Thank you in advance for any help!
BellaCocoTeamJanuary 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm
Hi Leonie Thank you so much If you wanted to work this same pattern but using three colours you can just change colour at the end of a row in the same way as you would do normally; if you need to you can take a look at my tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaIuAWV2BA4&t=74s . I find it can help to make a rough sketch or drawing of the blanket beforehand – you don’t need to be good at drawing – to help visualise where you want each colour to be. Hope this helps!
GwenMarch 3, 2021 at 2:38 am
Question: I create my chain of 53, adding two for turning, and when I go to create my first row of stitches I repeatedly end up one short (52). Any clue as to why this keeps happening?
BellaCocoTeamMarch 5, 2021 at 8:06 pm
Hi Gwen If you are sure that you’re chaining the correct amount, and are working into the correct chain to begin with, it sounds like you could be missing out one chain at some point. The stitch the blanket uses doesn’t actually have to be worked in a certain multiple however, so even if you are a stitch short you can continue and the pattern will work out fine
Lisa WebsterMarch 21, 2021 at 6:09 pm
Hello – this is my first time doing crochet, and when I do the third line, I got myself a circle somehow? and my whole line is wavy not straight, am I holding too tight and making it curve? do you have some really beginner videos for making this blanket? thank you kindly Lisa
BellaCocoTeamMarch 23, 2021 at 10:40 am
Hi Lisa I do have a beginners tutorial on how to make a half treble, which is the stitch used in this pattern; you can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwT2_Vhue7w&t=577s If your blanket is curling up into a spiral that’s normal and will straighten out as you add more rows, but if it’s curving down into a rainbow shape it means your starting chain is too tight. To solve this you can go up a hook size for your chain stitches only. Hope this helps
julieta arriagaMarch 12, 2021 at 6:48 pm
how many chain stiches does it take to make a 10ft by 10ft blanket
BellaCocoTeamMarch 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm
This is a really difficult question to answer as it would depend on the type of yarn you are using, your hook size and your tension. Just chain until you get to your desired width 🙂
MichelleApril 7, 2021 at 7:55 am
Hi sarah, I have been struggling recently to decide on what to make, i was wondering if you have any patterns that only need 300g to make? Sorry to trouble you
BellaCocoTeamApril 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm
You don’t say what weight yarn you have, but 300g of DK yarn is enough to make a small baby blanket I would look at patterns that work in rounds such as a 12 point star, or a granny square as you can keep working these until you run out of yarn. You could also work a c2c pattern; just keep increasing until you have used half of the yarn before you begin the decrease. I also have lots of patterns for scarves and other garments on my blog if you don’t want to make a blanket
LaVeldaApril 11, 2021 at 7:32 pm
Can you any yarn besides chunky?
BellaCocoTeamApril 13, 2021 at 2:27 pm
You can use whichever yarn you like as long as you use the corresponding hook, please be aware that the size will differ if you are using thinner yarn 🙂
CathyMay 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm
I’m a left hander just learning to crochet and watched your LEFT HANDED CROCHET |FAST AND EASY BLANKET video which I thought I might give a try (I am doing donation blankets for newborns) and tried to save the free pdf, but it’s coming up as L2. Am I doing something incorrectd to get the free pdf?
BellaCocoTeamMay 7, 2021 at 6:25 pm
Hi Cathy their is a small charge for the printable Ad-free pattern – this is what it says on the blog “If you prefer to PRINT your patterns or save them to a device, you can find the low-cost ad-free PDF HERE on my website or HERE on LoveCrafts. This PDF also includes additional layout idea” 🙂
Sue PoppletonJune 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm
Hello, is it possible to make this pattern using Wendy with wool Aran ? If so what size hook ? Thanks. Sue
BellaCocoTeamJune 30, 2021 at 6:23 pm
You can use any yarn for this project, but bear in mind that for thinner yarns than the one shown, you will need to create a bigger starting chain (it can be in any multiple). It should state which hook size to use on your yarn, but for aran I would normally start with a 5mm
MeznaJuly 9, 2021 at 1:54 pm
Hi, I’m doing this blanket using one color, do I need to do any stitches when I finish?
BellaCocoTeamJuly 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Hi Mezna If you are making it all in one colour, you just need to sew in the ends from any new balls of yarn that you’ve attached and you’re done
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HannahNovember 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm
Hello, I have been following your tutorials over lock down and have fallen in love with crocheting! Are there any special instructions for washing this blanket, my yarn says hand wash only, apart from that do you have any advice for washing it? I don’t want to ruin it with its first wash. Thanks!
BellaCocoTeamNovember 9, 2021 at 12:57 pm
Hi Hannah I would just normally follow the instructions on the yarn label. If you are concerned maybe you could put it in a wash bag or pillowcase? 🙂
Tara ZieglerMarch 29, 2022 at 9:03 pm
If I accidentally went into the next stitch instead of skipping one after you chain 2 and turn
Will it turn out ok. I realized it at the end of my 11th row. This is my first attempt to make something. Your left handed tutorials are very helpful.
BellaCocoTeamApril 1, 2022 at 8:03 pm
You’re welcome, I’m glad you find them helpful It won’t be a problem if you’ve been making your first stitch directly under the chain as long as you keep this consistent throughout the rest of the blanket. As you’re not counting the turning chain as a stitch in this case, you don’t need to work into the top of it on the subsequent row.
SashaMay 15, 2022 at 10:06 am
Where am I going wrong? If I don’t put a stitch into the bottom of the chain 2, I end up with 52 stitches. I definitely did 53 + 2 on the foundation chain. I can’t see that I’ve missed any stitches either
P.S. love your video tutorials. They taught me to crochet ❤
BellaCocoTeamMay 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm
I’m really happy to hear that you like my video tutorials It’s very easy in this pattern to miss working into the top of the turning chain when you reach the end of the row – if you skip this you’ll end up a stitch short each time. You can loop a stitch marker through the top of the chain as you make it to help you locate where to put the stitch.
KaylaOctober 14, 2022 at 5:15 am
Hello! Found your video and absolutely love how it’s turning out! One problem I’m coming across is one side of my blanket turns out looking wider then the other and the edges don’t look straight even when I count the 53 each row… is there something I can do to resolve this? I just took apart most of it to try again 🙁
BellaCocoTeamOctober 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm
Hi Kayla I’m glad to hear you like it If you’re sure you have the correct number of stitches then this could be down to a tension issue – often once we relax into a project our tension also relaxes and becomes looser. I do have a tutorial with some hints and tips for tension here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRVA_4uNsNw