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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