Gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern

Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Free


This easy gender neutral crochet baby blanket makes the perfect modern crochet baby blanket for a baby boy or a baby girl. With a unique design, subtle texture and easy to follow instructions, it may become your go-to unisex baby blanket crochet pattern.


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Unisex baby blanket crochet pattern

Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Finding out that there’s going to be a new baby coming soon is one of life’s most exciting moments. If you’re like me, you cannot wait to get started on a new baby blanket for the baby-to-be.

With this gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern, you don’t need to wait for the gender reveal – you can get crocheting right away as this baby blanket is perfect for a baby boy or a baby girl!

Gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern

Unisex Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

This unisex baby blanket crochet pattern is an easy to follow pattern that includes step by step instructions, a chart and a video tutorial. It’s a classic yet modern unisex baby blanket that looks a little like a knit blanket but takes much less time to make!

You can use any color and any size 3 yarn. It’s a light yet cozy blanket that’s airy but doesn’t have any big holes for a baby’s fingers to get caught in.

The blanket is reversible – the back looks just like the front except there are no bobbles. The pattern has a built-in border so you don’t need to add a border after the blanket is finished.

This crochet baby blanket is approx. 30″ wide and 38″ high, which is the perfect size for a newborn baby blanket.


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Skill Level

Easy

Size

The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 30” wide x 38” high. 

Materials

Yarn: I used Bernat Softee Baby in the color “Lemon.” This yarn is size 3 (light) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 362 yds / 331 m and 5 oz / 140 g. I used 4 skeins (3 and 1/4 exactly).

You can substitute with your favourite size 3 (light/dk) yarn. You will need approx. 1,200 yds. Note that if you substitute, the blanket size may be slightly different.

Crochet Hook: J / 10 (6.00 mm).

Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors and a measuring tape. Optional: stitch markers (approx. 6) and materials for wet blocking the finished blanket (rust-proof pins, blocking boards and a spray water bottle).

Terminology

This gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet 

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 sc and 16 rows (swatch made with only single crochet stitches).

Gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern

Pattern Notes

  • Always work into the 1st stitch (the stitch attached to the chain). If the instructions for the row begin with “in the next st” that means to work into the 1st stitch. 
  • Chains do not count as stitches.
  • Every row has 101 stitches. 
  • When making a slip stitch, make the slip stitch VERY loosely to ensure you can work into it easily on the next row. 
  • When the instructions say: “[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st] x 3” what this means is to repeat the instructions in the brackets a total of 3 times so in this example it would be: sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st.  
  • You can use stitch markers to help keep track of where you are in the row. 
  • Wet blocking the finished blanket will help with any unevenness you may see when creating the blanket as the single crochet stitches need to stretch a bit, which happens during blocking. To wet block, pin down the blanket on blocking boards, spray with water and leave to dry. 

Special Stitches

Bobble = Make 3 double crochet stitches together in the same stitch. 

Here’s how: yarn over and insert your hook into the designated stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops left on hook). Yarn over and insert your hook into the same designated stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook (3 loops left on hook). Yarn over and insert your hook into the same designated stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through 2 loops on your hook (4 loops left on hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through all 4 loops on your hook. 

Gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern

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Crochet Gender Neutral Blanket Instructions

Start: Chain 102. 

For Row 1 (only) work into the back ridge loops of the chain. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, sl st. Hdc in the next ch. *Sl st in the next ch. Hdc in the next ch. * Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 ch left. Sl st in the last ch. (Reminder: chains never count as stitches. Each row has 101 sts). 

For the rest of the pattern: always work in the 1st st (the st attached to the chain). You will always sl st into the top of a hdc from the previous row and you will always hdc into the top of a sl st from the previous row. 

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. *Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Hdc in the last st. 

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. *Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left. Sl st in the last st.  

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 6: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 7: Ch 1 and turn. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Unisex baby blanket crochet pattern

Row 8: Ch 1 and turn. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 9: Repeat Row 7.

Row 10: Repeat Row 8.

Row 11: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 12: Ch 1 and turn.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 6 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 6 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 6 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 6 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 6 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 6 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 13: Repeat Row 7.

Row 14: Ch 1 and turn. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 4 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts. 

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 4 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 4 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 15: Repeat Row 7.

Row 16: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 17: Repeat Row 7.

Row 18: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 19: Repeat Row 7.

Row 20: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 21: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 22: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 23: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 24: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 25: Repeat Row 3.

Row 26: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 27: Repeat Row 7.

Row 28: Repeat Row 8.

Row 29: Repeat Row 7.

Row 30: Repeat Row 8.

Row 31: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 32: Ch 1 and turn. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 6 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 6 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 6 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 6 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 33: Repeat Row 7.

Row 34: Ch 1 and turn. 

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 4 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Sc in the next 4 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 3 sts. Bobble in the next st. Sc in the next 4 sts.

[Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.] x 3. 

Sc in the next 13 sts.

[Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st.] x 3.

Row 35: Repeat Row 7.

Row 36: Repeat Row 32. 

Row 37: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 38: Repeat Row 8.

Row 39: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 40: Repeat Row 8.

Row 41: Repeat Row 3.

Row 42: Repeat Row 2.

Row 43: Repeat Row 3.

Row 44: Repeat Row 2.

Row 45: Repeat Row 3.

Row 46: Repeat Row 2. 

The rest of the pattern is:

Repeat Rows 7 – 46

Repeat Rows 7 – 46

Repeat Rows 7 – 26

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Wet block the finished blanket. 

Gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern

I found it easier to have the instructions for each row continue instead of trying to remember which repeat I was on, so I’ve listed the instructions as new rows on the following pages in case that is helpful.

1ST REPEAT OF ROWS 7 – 46:

Row 47: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 48: Repeat Row 8.  

Row 49: Repeat Row 7.

Row 50: Repeat Row 8.

Row 51: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 52: Repeat Row 12.

Row 53: Repeat Row 7.

Row 54: Repeat Row 14.

Row 55: Repeat Row 7.

Row 56: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 57: Repeat Row 7.

Row 58: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 59: Repeat Row 7.

Row 60: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 61: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 62: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 63: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 64: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 65: Repeat Row 3.

Row 66: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 67: Repeat Row 7.

Row 68: Repeat Row 8.

Row 69: Repeat Row 7.

Row 70: Repeat Row 8.

Row 71: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 72: Repeat Row 32.

Row 73: Repeat Row 7.

Row 74: Repeat Row 34.

Row 75: Repeat Row 7.

Row 76: Repeat Row 32. 

Row 77: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 78: Repeat Row 8.

Row 79: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 80: Repeat Row 8.

Row 81: Repeat Row 3.

Row 82: Repeat Row 2.

Row 83: Repeat Row 3.

Row 84: Repeat Row 2.

Row 85: Repeat Row 3.

Row 86: Repeat Row 2. 

2ND REPEAT OF ROWS 7 – 46:

Row 87: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 88: Repeat Row 8.  

Row 89: Repeat Row 7.

Row 90: Repeat Row 8.

Row 91: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 92: Repeat Row 12.

Row 93: Repeat Row 7.

Row 94: Repeat Row 14.

Row 95: Repeat Row 7.

Row 96: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 97: Repeat Row 7.

Row 98: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 99: Repeat Row 7.

Row 100: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 101: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 102: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 103: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 104: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 105: Repeat Row 3.

Row 106: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 107: Repeat Row 7.

Row 108: Repeat Row 8.

Row 109: Repeat Row 7.

Row 110: Repeat Row 8.

Row 111: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 112: Repeat Row 32.

Row 113: Repeat Row 7.

Row 114: Repeat Row 34.

Row 115: Repeat Row 7.

Row 116: Repeat Row 32. 

Row 117: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 118: Repeat Row 8.

Row 119: Repeat Row 7.

Row 120: Repeat Row 8.

Row 121: Repeat Row 3.

Row 122: Repeat Row 2.

Row 123: Repeat Row 3.

Row 124: Repeat Row 2.

Row 125: Repeat Row 3.

Row 126: Repeat Row 2. 

REPEAT OF ROWS 7 – 26:

Row 127: Repeat Row 7.

Row 128: Repeat Row 8.

Row 129: Repeat Row 7.

Row 130: Repeat Row 8.

Row 131: Repeat Row 7. 

Row 132: Repeat Row 12.

Row 133: Repeat Row 7.

Row 134: Repeat Row 14.

Row 135: Repeat Row 7.

Row 136: Repeat Row 12. 

Row 137: Repeat Row 7.

Row 138: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 139: Repeat Row 7.

Row 140: Repeat Row 8. 

Row 141: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 142: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 143: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 144: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 145: Repeat Row 3.

Row 146: Repeat Row 2. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. Wet block the finished blanket.

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Pattern Chart

Pattern chart

Read the chart from right to left on RS rows and left to right on WS rows. The chart is lightly shaded on WS rows. 

Chart Legend

• = Slip stitch

T = Half double crochet 

X = Single crochet 

Bobble

= Bobble

The pattern is:

Start – Row 46

Row 7 – 46

Row 7 – 46

Row 7 – 26


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