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Beautiful baby blanket patterns
Here are tips on how to pick the perfect free crochet baby blanket pattern to make a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Safe stitches that won’t hurt baby.
People love baby blankets because not only are they soft and beautiful but they have tremendous sentimental value. Handmade items are uniquely special. Made with love, they become a cherished keepsake that can be passed down through generations.
I still have one my grandmother made me decades ago.
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For baby gifts to crochet that are not a baby blanket you can consider many other nursery items. I have heard stories of expectant moms getting up to 5 baby blankets as gifts!
Crochet baby projects like a crochet baby motif crochet wall hanging, nursery items like curtain tie backs, stuffies, pillows, jumpers, cradle mobiles, and more can be seen in this post about alternative crochet baby shower gifts.
What to look for in a baby blanket pattern?
Some patterns will be labeled as a baby blanket but it can only refer to size and be considered a baby blanket.
For safety reasons, the stitch will matter. Nothing that fingers and toes can get caught in so a lacy blanket or open stitch isn’t well suited for this item.
What yarn should I use to crochet a baby blanket
Next, consider the yarn. Babies have sensitive soft skin and a soft yarn should be used. A cotton blanket can be nice to avoid overheating. It can be layered over to feel weight but not overheat. Softer acrylics like non-pilling acrylic style yarns are squishy and soft. Some yarn brands have baby specific yarns which are a good option as well.
If you want a bit of a splurge check out mako cotton. It is Egyptian cotton and creates and ultra soft finished blanket.
If you find after working with your acrylic yarn that it feels a bit rougher than you thought, try giving it a rinse in unscented fabric softener and hang to dry. This will help release some of the dye that clings to the yarn when it’s being dyed at the manufacturer.
You can do this softening treatment in the sink and hang it over a shower curtain rack to dry overnight.
These patterns will help you learn how to make a baby blanket fast.
A size guide for baby blanket patterns
How big should a baby blanket be? You have options! If you suspect you won’t be the only baby blanket gift consider a size that is suited to. This may help you better determine which yarn, color, and size you want to make.
Should it be a blanket that can “grow” with the baby? Or something suited to the very early stages of life?
Easy crochet baby blanket with ribbed border
A soft flexible and durable blanket. This stitch works up quickly. The pattern uses category 3 yarn and a 5 (H) mm crochet hook to get a dreamy drape while still being soft and snuggly.
See the textured free crochet baby blanket pattern from Jo to the World and make this crochet baby blanket right now.
A baby crochet blanket pattern that looks as sweet as candy
Colorful dots are a cheerful accent on this baby safe stitch simple blanket perfect for any and every baby.
The designer uses super soft velvet with some tips to make working with the yarn easy. it makes a squishy blanket that has an inviting texture both mom and baby will love.
See the free crochet baby blanket pattern for the crochet candy dots design. It’s adorable!
A simple baby blanket with an impactful border
This baby blanket has a subtle body texture to show off the wowza alpine stitch border in a contrasting color.
You can make it for $5! If you’re on a tight budget this free pattern will help you make a soft beautiful crochet no holes baby blanket for a few dollars and you can even use the border as a stash buster for a greater savings!
See the free pattern for the Harcourt crochet blanket.
A chevron crochet baby blanket pattern
A beautiful textured look with baby-friendly stitches that fingers and toes won’t get stuck in. You can use gorgeous pastels, greens, yellows or grays for a gender neutral baby crochet blanket.
For this baby blanket pattern you can use category 3 or 4 yarn and a 3.75 mm hook. Simple single crochet and single crochet two together are all you need to know to make a stunning blanket with big impact.
A striking colorful baby crochet blanket
The designer used such wonderful tones in this blanket it gives me cozy cottage vibes. This blanket has baby-safe no holes stitches and plenty of visual interest with texture and color.
The blanket uses a beginner-friendly pattern that mixes three stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, and crossed half double crochet.
To make it you will use a 6 mm crochet hook and category 4 yarn
See the free crochet baby blanket pattern by This Pixie Creates.
Crochet waffle stitch baby blanket
The waffle stitch is a great option for a baby blanket. Plenty of texture and no dangerous spaces for little fingers and toes. A classic design a mom-to-be will love.
This pattern from Sirin’s crochet uses category 4 yarn and 5mm hook for blanket body and a
4.5mm hook for the border. Different sizes are listed in the pattern for your convenience.
Check out the blue waffle crochet baby blanket pattern.
Crochet rainbow baby blanket
This beginner-friendly pattern works up quickly and minimizes ends to weave in with a simple step. Three sizes to get the right size for baby’s (or adults) needs. This pattern uses soft cotton but you can use whatever category 4 yarn you like.
Baby hearts crochet baby blanket pattern
Imagine hearts full of love covering baby every sleepy moment. Baby safe stitches with tone on tone texture of hearts sprinkled all over. What could be more precious other than baby itself?
You can use any brand of size 3 yarn to make this Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket. Size 3 is also referred to as DK or Light Worsted. This will give a beautiful drape to the blanket.
See the free pattern to make this heart themed baby crochet blanket.
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The crochet love blanket
While named the wedding blanket, this is a blanket designed with love. Two pairs of rows represent two hearts and the love knot style stitches in the textured area infuse an additional love sentiment.
See more pattern information for this crochet baby blanket.