I don’t know what it is, but something about the summertime makes me want to crochet all the baby blankets. Maybe it’s because they’re quick and make me all sentimental inside. Whatever the reason, the baby blanket bug is hitting me hard. If you’re looking for blankie patterns, I’ve got 18 FREE ones that are perfect for any new addition.
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It was tough to narrow down all the lovely baby blankie patterns to just pull 18 of my favorites. But these are some of the easiest patterns to make and the directions are really well written. They make perfect gifts for the new little boys and girls in your life.
1 – Sweet Granny Baby Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts
There’s something so classic about a granny square blanket. This design uses motifs joined on the bias with a simple and cute border. Find the free pattern here, or get this project as a kit from Lion Brand.
2 – Fast, Free, Easy Crochet Baby Blanket from The Spruce Crafts
Fast, free, AND easy?! What more could you ask for?! This darling blankie from The Spruce Crafts uses a basic stitch pattern for a subtly perfect piece. Find the free pattern here.
3 – Sleepy Sloth Lovey from Yarnspirations
There’s nothing more precious than crochet that looks like your favorite animal. This sloth lovey is made from chunky, machine washable yarn that will look great even with repeat washings. Find the free pattern here.
4 – Ribbed Ripple Crochet Pattern from Planet June
This pattern is more of a template to customize your own blanket. But I really love the Turtle Beach Blanket it developed from. Find both patterns on the Planet June blog.
5 – Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts
Need a blanket that brings the WOW factor? Try the Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket. It uses color-changing cake yarn to make each blanket unique while keeping the stitching super simple. Find the free pattern here.
6 – Granny Square Blanket from Daisy Cottage Designs
You really can’t have a crochet blanket roundup without a healthy dose of granny square projects. This blankie is just one large granny square with a simple border – a classic heirloom blanket for a boy or a girl. Find the free pattern here.
7 – Simple Baby Blanket from Canid Jensen for Crochet Today!
If you’re a new crocheter, you’ll love this pattern. You can create a darling blankie even if you don’t know how to read crochet patterns! This one has no abbreviations and the directions are still super clear. Find the free pattern here.
8 – Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts
Any Tunisian crochet lovers in the house? Not only is this pattern free, but there’s a full video tutorial to walk you through, step by step. Choose your three favorite colors and make your buffalo check dreams come true! Find the free pattern here.
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9 – Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket from Rescued Paw Designs
I might be a little obsessed with chevrons… but how can you not be?! I love the combination of colors in this simple design. It’s an easy way to match the new baby’s decor. Find the free pattern here.
10 – Jungle Beat Baby Blanket from Traveling Hook Creative
Jungle animals and bright colors are a staple for new babes. Bring on the fun with the Jungle Beat Baby Blanket to coordinate with a playful nursery theme. Find the free pattern here.
11 – Tunisian Peek-a-boo Baby Blanket by Darla J. Fanton for Red Heart Yarn
Combining multiple colors of solid and variegated yarns gives this blanket it’s charm and a major cozy factor. The simple Tunisian techniques make sure you’re never bored as you stitch up this beauty. Find the free pattern here.
12 – Rick Rack Rainbow Baby Blanket from Red Heart
The Rick Rack Rainbow Baby Blanket promises sweet dreams for the boy or girl you make it for. Have fun mixing up the colors to fit the theme of baby’s new room. Find the free pattern here.
13 – Rainbow Ripple Blanket from Celeste Young
Worked from the center out, this blanket brings the cheeriness of a rainbow into your sweet baby’s crib. Go with traditional rainbow colors, or mix things up for a personalized blankie. Find the free pattern here.
14 – Done in a Day Baby Blanket from Dabbles and Babbles
There’s something so classic about a striped baby blanket. And you can feel proud about a lovely piece like this. Find the free pattern here.
15 – Simple Stripes Baby Blanket from Lorna Miser for Yarnspirations
Need a last-minute baby shower gift? Then this is the blanket for you. It’s small, easy, and works up in a flash. I would know – I’ve started and finished several the day before the party! Find the free pattern here.
16 – Modern Crochet Bunny Lovey from Daisy Farm Crafts
When it comes to baby themes, the bunny design is here to stay! Commemorate your new hunny bunny with the Modern Bunny Lovey from Daisy Farm Crafts. Find the free pattern here.
17 – Hexagon Baby Blanket from Ann Regis for Red Heart Yarn
A good motif blanket will get me every time! And this one is so adorable with its giant hexagons that fit together perfectly. Find the free pattern here.
18 – Crocheted Super Easy Baby Blanket from Purl Soho
It doesn’t get any easier or more elegant than this. This blanket from Purl Soho combines simple single crochet stitches with a striking and bold color palette for a blanket that is nothing short of precious. Find the free pattern here.
BONUS! – Hayden Color Block Blanket from Toni Lipsey for Ewe Ewe Yarns
And how could I forget about this color-blocked beauty I designed for Ewe Ewe Yarns?! Made from their silky merino bulky weight base, it’s fast, free, and machine washable. Find the free pattern here.
Hey TL. I just got your blog today and I’m so glad you reviewed a summer movie. I don’t have time to read now that my granddaughter went home. We did an audio book together while she was visiting. I love going to the movies with my bestie, unfortunately, she in the hospital at the moment. Maybe we’ll do some Netflix movies on my tablet during my visits. I need to share this with you: I so love your video, website etc…everything! I teach crochet classes at the local Senior Center and your YouTube videos are top recommended must watch on my list. A couple ladies always want to crack out those “long hooks” and make something. I just completed a bias knit baby blanket,it looks like a newbie project, because I’m a newbie to knitting this year. However, the gang is considering the Tunisian Bias Baby Blanket.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Toni L. says
Hello darling! Thank you so much for stopping by and for sharing with me! I’m so flattered that you share my videos with your students. I do hope they’ll give the Bias Tunisian Baby Blanket a try!
Paula Johnson says
Thanks to sharing Toni! There are some beautiful blanket designs here.
Toni L. says
I’m so glad you like them! They’re definitely my favorites 🙂
Thank you for sharing these patterns with us. They are gorgeous. I love the simplicity and elegance of the patterns, a rare combination in crocheted baby blankets. I’m planning in working up the Super Easy Baby Blanket from Purl Soho. Wish me luck!