Classic Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Pattern
When designing this classic crochet baby blanket pattern, I wanted to create a very simple, easy pattern that beginners could make but that had a certain timeless, vintage look to it. I wanted to capture the essence of an old-fashioned beautiful, cozy, snuggly blanket that could still be viewed as stunning and elegant today.
One of the best things about crochet is that is can be modern and old-fashioned at the same time. And that’s what I would like this classic baby blanket to be…a pattern that I can make for my daughters today and perhaps if they have kids, they can crochet the same pattern for their children (they are only 3 and 7 now so we’ll have to wait a while to find out if that happens!).
Whether this is your 1st or thousandth crochet blanket, I hope you enjoy making this classic blanket. I’d love to see what you make! Tag @jototheworldcreations in your posts!
Quick Crochet Baby Blanket
One of the best parts about making this quick crochet baby blanket was how fast it works up. The one-stitch repeat seems to fly by. I didn’t time it but I think this was the fastest I’ve ever made a blanket before. And after you get the hang of the one-stitch repeat, you can watch your favorite show while making this quick baby blanket crochet pattern.
About this Classic Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- This is a very easy pattern, great for beginners, that works up really quickly and looks beautiful when complete.
- It’s perfect for any gender.
- The pattern includes step by step instructions with photos on how to crochet the blanket and border as well as a full video tutorial.
- The pattern is completely customizable so you can easily adjust the width and height of the blanket.
- The simple border has little shells for a lovely finish.
Crochet Baby Blanket Using Worsted Weight Yarn
For this pattern, I used Pound of Love by Lion Thread. I used this yarn for my Moss Stitch Baby Blanket and absolutely fell in love with it! It’s buttery soft and really easy to use. And how suiting is it for a classic baby blanket that the color I used was “Antique White.”
However, you can use any worsted weight or size 4 (medium) yarn for this pattern. So if you are looking for a crochet baby blanket pattern using worsted weight or size 4 yarn, this Classic Crochet Baby Blanket pattern is perfect.
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Classic Crochet Baby Blanket Video Tutorial
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Classic Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern PDF
Foundation Row: 1:24
Row 1: 3:00
Row 2: 6:15
Row 3 & on: 9:00
Border Round 1: 10:40
Border Round 2: 19:18
Border Rounds 3 & 4: 21:23
Border Round 5: 22:30
Border Round 6: 24:32
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Classic Baby Blanket Pattern Details
Easy – Beginner Friendly
The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 36” wide and 50” high including the border (without the border, it measures approx. 33” wide and 47” high).
4” x 4” = 12 sts and 8 rows following the pattern (count each sc & dc st, not chains)
Yarn: Approx 1500 yds / 1371 m of any worsted weight, medium (size 4) yarn.
I used Pound of Love by Lion Brand in the color “Antique White” (this yarn is medium (4), 100% Acrylic, 16oz / 454g, 1020 yds / 932 m).
Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm). You may want to go up one hook size for the starting chains only (optional).
Other Materials: scissors, yarn needle, measuring tape.
The pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using US terminology. If you are more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
How to Adjust the Size
You can adjust the width by making more or less starting chains in multiples of 4 + 3. To adjust the height, make less or more rows.
Chains never count as stitches.
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Classic Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions
If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains (only) to ensure you can work more easily into the back ridge loop on Row 1.
Start: To make a blanket that is approx. 36” wide, chain 127 (or your desired number of starting chains in multiples of 4 + 3).
For Row 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops.
Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. Ch 2 (note: every time you ch 2, it creates a ch-2 space that you will work into on the following row). In the next ch, make 2 dc in the same ch. *Sk the next 2 chains. In the next ch, sc. Ch 2. In the next ch, make 2 dc in the same ch.* Repeat from * to * across. (96 sts – reminder: chains never count as sts).
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the next 2 sts (the st attached to the ch and the next st). Working into the ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space. *Sk the next 3 sts. Working into the next ch-2 space, (sc, ch 2 and 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space.* Repeat from * to * across row. (96 sts)
Row 3 and on: Repeat Row 2 until your blanket measures 47” (approx. 100 rows) or your desired height. Do not fasten off. Note: it doesn’t matter which row you end on (it can be even or odd numbered).
Baby Blanket Border Instructions
Border Round 1: Ch 1. Do not turn.
- SIDE: Working down the side, sc evenly into the stitches at the end of each row down the side. Make 3 sc in the corner st.
- BOTTOM: Working along the bottom, *sc in the next 3 chains. Sk the next ch.* Repeat from * to * across bottom until the corner st (after your last skipped stitch before the corner, sc into any remaining sts). Make 3 sc in the corner st.
- SIDE: Working up the side, sc evenly into the stitches at the end of each row up the side. Make 3 sc in the 1st ch-2 space across the top.
- TOP: Working across the top, *sc in next 2 sts (the tops of the dc sts from the previous row). Sk the next st (and the 2 chains). Sc into the ch-2 space.* Repeat from * to * across the top until there are 2 sts left. Sc in the last 2 sts. Do not make 3 sc in last corner. Sl st into the top of the 1st sc to join.
Border Round 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). Sc in each st around, making 3 sc in each corner st (for all 4 corners). Sl st into the top of the 1st sc made to join.
Border Rounds 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2.
Border Round 5: Ch 2 and turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the ch). Dc in each st around, making 3 dc in each corner st (for all 4 corners). Sl st into the top of the 1st dc to join.
Border Round 6: Ch 1. Do not turn. Sk the 1st st (the st attached to the chain). *Sl st into the next st. Make 4 sc into the next st (shell created). Sk the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. (Nothing special happens at the corners).
As you approach the first shell made, you’ll want to have a sl st between it and your last shell. If you don’t have the right number of sts, back up and don’t skip a stitch after a shell to make it work.
After your last sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends.
And now you have a new baby blanket!
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