A free baby blanket crochet pattern sized approximate to a stroller or receiving blanket, with room for many colour palettes for girls, boys or surprises!
The pattern uses 7 different stitches over a 15 row repeat, so is perfect for trying new stitches as an advanced beginner, or for somebody who likes to change it up every few rows rather than a mindless make.
Using DK yarn and a 5.5mm hook keeps it light and airy, even with the bulkier stitches such as the bobble stitch, and makes many of the rows work up so quickly. I used Stylecraft special DK for mine, I love how soft it is and in so many colour options, while being super affordable.
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Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
You will need
- DK acrylic yarn (Stylecraft Special DK)
- 5.5mm hook
- Scissors and needle for finishing
To follow the same 4 colour layout as pictured, amounts of each are below:
Colour A (grey): 126g / 407 yds
B (mustard): 67g / 217 yds
C (cream): 94g / 305 yds
D (pink): 75g / 240 yds
In 4×4″: 7 rows of 14 dc
Finished blanket will be approx 34 x 34″
Terms & Abbreviations
Pattern is written in US terms.
Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – sl st
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Skip – sk
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
Half Double Crochet – hdc
- Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 on hook)
- YO, pull up another loop (5 on hook)
- YO, pull up another loop (7 on hook)
- YO and pull through all 7 loops
- YO, pull up a loop (3 on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops (2 on hook)
- Repeat the above step 4x, until you have 4 partial dc sts on your hook
- YO and pull through all 5 loops
Hdc in 3rd loop
- See photos below. This stitch will push the loops backwards to give a braided look on the other side of your work when turned over, You can swap this for a half double crochet in the back loop if you prefer.
- Starting chs do not count as a stitch
- Blanket is worked flat in rows, with a turn at the end of every row
- To adjust the size for a bigger or smaller blanket, use a stitch count of multiple of 3 + 2 (+2 starting chs)
- ‘dc 3’ means work 1 dc in the next 3 sts
- ‘3 dc’ means work 3 dcs in the next stitch
Bella Blanket – Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Colour A ch124, dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch to the end, turn (122)
Row 2: Colour B ch2, dc in same st, *sk 2, (dc, ch1, dc) in same st*, repeat * to the end, dc, turn (122)
Row 3: Colour C ch2, dc in same st, (dc, ch1, dc) in each ch1 sp to the end, dc in the last dc, turn
Row 4: Colour C ch2, dc in each st and ch1 sp to the end, turn
Row 5: Colour A ch1, hdc in each st, turn
Row 6: Colour A ch1, hdc in the 3rd st of each hdc, turn
Row 7: Colour A ch2, dc in each st, turn
Row 8: Colour D ch2, dc in same st, *bobble st, ch1, sk1* repeat * to the end, dc, turn
Row 9: Colour C ch2, dc in each st and ch1 sp to the end, turn
Row 10: Colour C ch2, dc in same st, *sk2, 3dc* repeat * to the end, dc, turn
Row 11: Colour C ch2, dc in same st, work 3dc between each cluster of 3dc from the previous row, work 3dc between the last cluster of 3dc and the final dc, dc in the final dc, turn
Row 12: Colour A Repeat Row 11
Row 13: Dc in A and puff sts in B ch2, *dc5, puff st*, repeat * to the end finishing with dc4, carrying colour B underneath the dc sts, turn
Row 14: Colour A ch1, sc in each st, turn
Row 15: Colour A ch2, dc in each st, turn
Repeat rows 2 to 15, 4 more times for a total of 5 repeats.
Row 1: Colour B Right side facing you, join yarn to top right corner and work 1 sc in each st. At the corner, work sc, ch1, sc. Evenly work sc sts down the side of the blanket, into the last/first sts of each row. Aim for around 22 sc sts across each of the 5 repeats to keep the sts even. Repeat these steps for the bottom and the other side.
Row 2: ch2, hdc in each st, working hdc, ch1, hdc in each corner sp
Row 3: ch1, *(sc, ch1, sc), sk 1* repeat * around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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