This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you click on a link and purchase something. As an Etsy and Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Gorgeous baby blankets you can crochet for your own baby or as a shower gift for a friend. These blankets will be treasured.
Baby Blankets You Can Crochet
Over the last few months we have been searching high and low to compile the ultimate collection of baby blankets you can crochet.
Today we’re putting them all in one place so you can find just the project you need.
We have everything from granny squares and chevrons to stripes and rainbow patterns.
If you want an heirloom blanket for a baptism or a cocoon blanket for a photoshoot we’ve got those projects covered too.
There are a number of free patterns and most of them have instructions with step-by-step pictures making them beginner friendly too.
Whether you’re expecting a baby and working on a blanket for them, or you’re hooking a baby shower gift for a friend you are sure to find the perfect pattern here!
Baby Blankets You Can Crochet
Whether you're looking for a pattern to work up for your own baby, or you're making a gift for a friend's baby shower you are sure to find something you love in our ultimate collection of baby blankets you can crochet. From stripes and chevrons to granny squares and stars you're going to be spoiled for choice!
This beautiful baby blanket can be made from a free pattern. This pattern is limited only by your creativity. You can use one color, combine different color yarns or even use self-striping yarn cakes. This pattern could well become your go to baby blanket. Check out all the different inspiration in our collection and get the link to the pattern.
If you're looking for a pattern to make as a baby shower gift for a mom expecting a rainbow baby this is the collection for you! There are so many beautiful patterns here and rainbow blankets are perfect for boys and girls.
If you prefer your grannies to be of the giant variety then check out this collection. They're so bright and colorful, and you just keep following the pattern until your baby blanket is the size you want it to be!
And we can't have a baby blanket collection without including some sweet lovely security blankets can we? So many adorable options here that are sure to become firm favorite friends for the baby as they grow.
What size should a baby blanket be?
If you’re wondering what size your baby blanket should be here are the standard sizes of different blanket types.
Receiving Blanket 28″x34″
Baby Blanket 34″x46″
Baby Afghan 30″x40″
Baby Crib Blanket 30″x36″
Toddler Blanket 42″x52″
How many skeins of yarn do you need to crochet a baby blanket?
It does vary depending on the pattern and the guage but as a rule of thumb you can usually complete a small blanket with one skein of yarn, and you might need three or four for a larger or more complex blanket.
How many chains do you need for a baby blanket?
Check the pattern to be sure but as a rule if you’re working on a 36×30 blanket using a worsted weight yarn you’ll need to start with 150 stitches in your chain.