15 Most Popular Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

I was recently asked by a friend to find some good crochet baby blanket patterns to get her started on a new project. As a result, I spent a lot of time browsing the terrific eye candy of great patterns online. That inspired me to put together a roundup of some of the most popular free crochet blanket patterns for babies. Here they are, along with a few newer patterns that you may not have seen yet.

In addition to the patterns shown below, be sure to check out:

1. Easy-to-Customize Crochet Blanket

Mary Thompson’s A Blanket for All Seasons, which is available as a free Ravelry download, is one that can be personalized in many different ways. It’s great because you can make many of them for all of the babies in your life and no two have to look the same.

2. Shell Edged Baby Blanket

The stitch pattern on the main portion of this blanket is easy and creates a lovely texture. The shell edging adds decorative flair. This is a free crochet pattern from Modern Grace Design.

3. Swirl Crochet Baby Blanket

Sonea Delvon shares the crochet pattern for this baby blanket as a free download on Ravelry. I love that it’s a non-traditional shape, worked in the round and creating a lovely decorative swirl that feels soothing and safe.

4. Triangle Crochet Baby Blanket

Moogly calls this the Go Team baby blanket because it can be worked in your favorite sports’ teams colors. However, what I love about the design is the triangle pattern combined with the triangular edging. Unique, fun and a great free pattern.

5. Hexapuff Quilt for Baby

This crochet baby blanket was inspired by the beautiful Apiary Puff and Beekeepers Quilt blankets. This one is a free crochet pattern from Craft Disasters with color inspiration that would be great for a baby girl.

6. Minnie Inspired Crochet Blanket

Mickey and Minnie continue to be classic sources of inspiration for baby items so of course we have to include a Minnie-inspired blanket in this roundup. This one is a free crochet pattern from Liberty Crochet.

7. Quick Crochet Baby Blanket

This baby blanket worked in double crochet with an M hook is one of those projects that you can easily make in just a few hours of work. Terrific for last minute holiday gifts! It’s a free crochet pattern from Marie Anne St. Jean.

8. Slip Stitch Crochet Blanket

A lot of people are celebrating the slip stitch these days so it’s a perfect time to work on a baby blanket comprised entirely of ss and hdc in BLO like this one, which is a free pattern on Ravelry by Jesska Chojnacki.

9. Tiramisu Baby Blanket

Alicia Paulson’s Tiramisu Blanket is currently the most popular crochet baby blanket pattern available for free on Ravelry.

10. Hooded Baby Blanket

Lion Brand’s hooded crochet baby blanket was one of the ones I recommended to my friend and I’d recommend it to others as well. This photo is the version crocheted by Ravelry’s Clundin.

11. Thick Crochet Baby Blanket

This is the Bubbles Baby Blanket by Yarns and Musings. It is worked with two strands held together so it’s nice and thick and cozy.

12. V-Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Update: unfortunately this crochet blanket pattern is no longer available :/

13. Project Linus Blanket

This is the sideways shell crochet blanket designed by Donna Laing for the Project Linus project. This is a great project if you want to donate crochet baby blankets to a good cause.

14. ABC Afghan

I absolutely adore this ABC crochet blanket. It’s a free pattern from Caron available on the Crochet n More site. The one in the photo here is by Ravelry’s MrsDrC.

15. Classic Crochet Baby Blanket

If you are looking for a simple but elegant design that could be worked in absolutely any color then look no further than the classic crochet baby blanket from One Little Rayndrop.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring one of my simple patterns.

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  6. I love your selection! Very inspirational…
    Check out this blanket for more inspiration, by London designe Eleanor Pritchard


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  10. Beautiful blanket and I will like to received the pattern bia em

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  13. I am trying to download the directions for the hooded baby blanket but am unable to connect to it from the Ravelry site. Please advise

    • The pattern is over on the Lion Brand Yarn website and it seems that their site isn’t working right now. They’ve got a good website so I’m sure it’s just temporary. I’d check back in a bit! Sorry you’re dealing with that.

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  15. I would like to print the free crochet ABC Baby blanket pattern can you help to find the place where i can download this pattern

    Thank you kindly

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  17. I want to know about blanket crochet N ° 13, How is done, Thank you.

  18. I am still awaiting for reply on the free crochet ABC Afghan pattern. I would like to download this pattern please help

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  21. Thank you for these beautiful pictures. How do I download no. 2?

  22. I’m trying to find the pattern for your green baby blanket shown above and I can’t locate it. I really love this pattern and I’m sort of a beginner but I think I could do it. Can you forward me a link to the pattern or tell me how I could locate it? Thank you so much. And the blanket and hat are precious. Can’t wait to try these!!
    can you calll me so i can got the number so i can call you

  23. The slip stitch pattern is missing. I have looked for it and cannot find it on the page.

  24. I have the pattern for the green baby blanket ok

  25. Quisiera que me digas si tenes otras letras al crochet para un mantillon

  26. just to let you know number 7 the quick blanket is not free she is charging $2 50 for it 🙂

  27. but you get two patterns for the price of one apparently

  28. can you come and got 3 and 1 at my house

  29. I make dozens of crocheted blankets for our local Linus Project. We had sort today and the lady who hosts the sort each month rejected my crocheted blankets. I don’t understand why she thinks they are not appropriate. I also don’t know why she thinks her opinion of my work entitles her to reject it. Do any of you know of specific standards that are required by the “official” Project Linus?

    • That’s very sad to hear. Here is what I found on the Project Linus website, which might be different for your local chapter:

      “Our chapter coordinators accept NEW, HANDMADE, WASHABLE, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults. As a national policy we accept all sizes and styles, although some chapters may have more narrow requirements based on the needs of the facilities to which they donate. Project Linus has a non-smoking policy for chapter coordinators. Coordinators must be non-smokers and live and store blankets in a smoke free environment. Project Linus blankets must be of excellent quality and free from contaminants. Special care should be taken to ensure that blankets are free of smoky smells or any chemicals which could cause problems for a child. Ensure that blankets are free of pet or animal hair. Hospitals will not accept these blankets, and they will most likely be discarded. Recent studies show that laundering these blankets does not remove contamination, and in some cases can even make it worse. Always check blankets carefully for pins, and remove any embellishments such as buttons that could be swallowed.”

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  32. number 8 the slip stitch is missing there is no pattern on the link provide, I really wanted have a go at making it, is the pattern available anywhere else?

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