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.
My Dad gave the absolute best speech at my wedding. After having every single person there roaring with laughter with his jokes and bursting into tears with his heartfelt words, he raised his glass and said to me and my husband: “may your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.”
That’s what I think crochet is…modern for today and old-fashioned enough to last forever. 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 2 and 6 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
Watch the step by step video tutorial here or keep scrolling down for the free written instructions.
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.
Please note: This pattern and all images associated with this pattern cannot be copied, shared, altered or sold on your own. You are welcome to sell the finished product but please include a link (if online) and reference jototheworld.com.
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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