Snuggly Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Snuggly Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern


This soft, cozy, gender-neutral and reversible Snuggly Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is a simple two-row repeat. It’s very easy, works up quickly and looks gorgeous when complete. The free pattern includes detailed instructions, diagrams and a video tutorial.


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Snuggly Crochet Baby Blanket

This snuggly crochet baby blanket pattern is a simple two-row repeat that uses only basic stitches. If you know how to single crochet and double crochet, you can easily make this blanket. There are no complicated spaces to work into and no large holes/gaps.

The blanket is completely reversible and looks stunning on both sides. The lightly textured blanket body works up quickly and is complimented with a gorgeous ribbed border that has a practically invisible seam.

Snuggly Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

I used Heartland yarn, which is a very soft, snuggly and not-too-heavy size 4 (medium) yarn. It’s a delight to crochet with and creates a cozy, creamy and soothing fabric that’s perfect for a baby blanket.

The finished blanket is approx. 35″ x 35″, which is an ideal size for a newborn baby blanket or a small crib blanket. However, can easily adjust the size and make it as a gorgeous throw blanket for your home.

Snuggly Crochet Blanket Pattern

The pattern includes detailed written instructions with diagrams for every step as well as a full video tutorial.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Size

The pattern creates a blanket that is approx. 35” x 35” with the border (31” x 31” without the border). Instructions for adjusting the size are included in the pattern.

Snuggly Crochet Blanket Pattern

Materials

Yarn: Any size 4 (medium) yarn. You will need approx. 1,110 yds in total.

I used Heartland yarn by Lion Brand in the color “Kabuk Valley.” This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 251 yds / 230 m and 5 oz / 142 g. I used 5 skeins in total (approx. 840 yds for the blanket body and 270 yds for the border). 

Crochet Hook Size: K/10.5 (6.50 mm).

Can I Use a Different Yarn Weight or Hook Size?

This pattern was designed using size 4 (medium) yarn and a K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook. You are welcome to try different yarn weights as well as hook sizes but the overall look, feel and size of the blanket as well as the amount of yarn required may be different. 

One of my testers used size 3 (light) yarn, which creates a lighter and lacier blanket. She used 900 yds of Bernat Baby Sport and a K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook. Her finished blanket measured 35” x 35”.

Other Materials: Yarn needle, scissors, 4 stitch markers and a measuring tape. 

Terminology

This 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

Snuggly Blanket - Work in Progress

Abbreviations

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet 
  • FLO = front loops only
  • BLO = back loops only

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 sts and 8 rows following the blanket body pattern. To make a swatch, ch 18 and follow the instructions for the blanket body for 11 rows (then measure the number of sts within 4” and the number of rows within 4”). Exact sizing is not important for this pattern.

How to Adjust the Size

This pattern is made from the chain row up. The number of starting chains determines the width and the number of rows determines the height. To adjust the width, make more or less starting chains in multiples of 4 + 2 (meaning to take any number that you can divide by 4 and then add 2 to that number). To adjust the height, make more or less rows. 

See the FAQs at the bottom of this pattern for how many chains are required to make the blanket a different size.

Snuggly Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Pattern Notes

  • Chains never count as stitches. 

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Pattern Instructions

Blanket Body

Start: Ch 90.

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

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the second ch from the hook, sc.

Sk the next ch.

In the next ch, 3 dc. 

Sk the next ch.

*In the next ch, sc.

Sk the next ch.

In the next ch, 3 dc.

Sk the next ch.*

Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 ch left.

In the last ch, sc.

(Stitch count: 89 sts).

Row 1

Note: the first few rows may curl/bunch slightly but they will flatten as the blanket body grows.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn.

In the first st (the st attached to the chs), 2 dc. 

Sk the next st.

In the next st, sc.

Sk the next st.

*In the next st, 3 dc.

Sk the next st.

In the next st, sc.

Sk the next st.*

Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left.

In the last st, 2 dc.

(Stitch count: 89 sts. Reminder: chs never count as sts).

Row 2

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn.

In the first st (the st attached to the ch), sc.

Sk the next st. 

In the next st, 3 dc.

Sk the next st.

*In the next st, sc.

Sk the next st.

In the next st, 3 dc.

Sk the next st.*

Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 st left.

In the last st, sc.

(Stitch count: 89 sts).

Row 3

Row 4 and on: Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 consecutively until the height of your blanket body matches the width (for a square blanket) or your desired height. Do not fasten off.

My completed blanket body was approx. 31” high and 63 rows. 

Snuggly Blanket - Work in Progress

Blanket Border

Ensure you have just completed a repeat of Row 3. 

Border Round 1: Ch 1. Don’t turn. The right side/front of the blanket should be facing you.

SIDE (DOWN): Sc evenly down the side. 

When working down (and up) and the sides, you can work into 1 loop or 2 or into spaces near the sts. The exact st count/st placement is not important. The goal is to have evenly spaced out sc sts down (and up) the side.

Need help with where to work into down the side? When you see a ch-2, work 1 sc into/near the top and 1 sc in into/near the bottom of that ch-2. When you see a sc, work 1 sc into that sc st.

BOTTOM: When working into the ch sts along the bottom, work into both loops of the chs that have sts (from Row 1). Otherwise (in the chs without sts – the chs that were skipped on Row 1), work into the front loop only, which is the loop closest to you). 

In the first ch across the bottom, make 3 sc (first corner made). 

Sc in each ch across the bottom until there is 1 ch left.

In the last ch, make 3 sc (second corner made).

SIDE (UP): Sc evenly up the side. 

Need help with where to work into up the side? When you see a dc, work 1 sc into the top and 1 sc into the bottom of that dc st. When you see a ch-1, work 1 sc into/near that ch-1.

TOP: In the first st (the st attached to the ch), make 3 sc (third corner made). 

Sc in each st across the top until there is 1 st left.

In the last st, make 3 sc (fourth corner made). 

Sl st into the first sc made in the round to join.

Border Round 1

Place Stitch Markers:

To help prepare for the corners in the next round, place stitch markers in the four corner sts. The corner st is the middle of 3 sc sts made in each corner in Border Round 1.

Stitch Markers

Border Round 2 – Border Ribbing:

Step 1: Do not turn. Ch 9. (Making 9 chs creates a ribbed border that is approx. 2” away from the blanket body. To adjust the size, make more or less chs – there is no specific multiple required). 

In the top loop of the second ch from the hook, sc. In the top loops of each ch, sc. (8 sc sts made). Sl st into the first st on the blanket body, the st attached to the chs. Sl st into the next st on the blanket body (2 sl sts made).

Border Ribbing - Step 1

Ribbing Up: Ch 1 and turn. Sk the 2 sl sts. In the first st, sc into the back loops only (BLO) which are the loops furthest away from you. Sc into the BLO of each st. (8 sc sts made).

Border Ribbing - Up

Important Note About Connecting the Ribbing Border to the Blanket Body: 

When completing the Border Ribbing Down (explained below), the instructions state: “Sk the st attached to the ribbing. Sl st into the next 2 sts on the blanket body.”

If you find making 2 sl sts is causing your border to be too tight/stretched, you can make 1 sl st instead. Or, you can even alternate between 1 sl st and 2 sl sts. Just ensure you are attaching the ribbing to the next st on the blanket body, not the st attached to the ribbing.

When you get to a corner, follow the pattern instructions for how many sl sts to make in each corner.


Ribbing Down: Ch 1 and turn. In the BLO of the first st (the st attached to the ch), sc. Sc in the BLO of each st. (8 sc sts made. Note: the last st can be tricky to see as it can get quite tight. Always count your sts). Sk the st attached to the ribbing. Sl st into the next 2 sts on the blanket body. 

Border Ribbing - Down

Repeat Ribbing Until Corner: Repeat ribbing up and ribbing down until the st before the corner st. 

Border Corners: When you arrive at the st before the corner st, (after ribbing down) sl st into the st before the corner st (it’s okay if it’s your first sl st or second sl st). Remove the stitch marker from the corner st. 

[Ribbing Up:Ch 1 and turn. Sk the sl st(s). Sc into the BLO of each st up (8 sc sts). 

Ribbing Down: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the BLO of each st down (8 sc sts).

Sl st into the corner st.]

Complete the instructions from [ to ] a total of 3 times.

After your third sl st into the corner st, complete ribbing up and ribbing down. Sl st into the next st.

Border Ribbing - Corners

Continue Ribbing: Resumeribbing up and ribbing down until the st before the next corner. (Reminder: after ribbing down, sk the st on the blanket body attached to the ribbing. Sl st in the next 2 sts). 

At the next corner, follow the Border Corners instructions. Continue ribbing (and following the border corner instructions) all the way around. 

End of Border: After the last (fourth) corner (you will have just made a sl st in the last st), complete ribbing up and ribbing down and sl st into the same st (you will now have 2 sl sts in the last st).  

Finishing: Fasten off, leaving a 24” tail. Pull the tail through the loop that was on your hook. With your yarn needle, sew the start and end (of Round 2) together: 

In the first ch st (on your left), insert your needle from back to front into the BLO (the loop furthest away from you, which is technically the back ridge loop of the ch). Pull the yarn through. In the first sc st (on your right), insert your needle from back to front into the FLO (the front loop only, which is the loop closest to you). Pull the yarn through. 

Sewing Border

*In the next ch st (on your left), insert your needle from back to front in the BLO of the next ch st. Pull the yarn through. In the next sc st (on your right), insert your needle from back to front in the FLO of the next sc st. Pull the yarn through.*

Repeat from * to * up until the sides have been sewn together. (I joined the last sts on each side two more times to help ensure an even top). 

Weave in all loose ends.

Snuggly Crochet Blanket Pattern

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Chains Are Required to Adjust the Size?

Making 90 starting chains creates a blanket that is approx. 31” wide without the border. You can adjust the width by making more or less starting chains in multiples of 4 + 2 (meaning to take any number that you can divide by 4 and add 2 to that number. For example: 40 + 2 = 42 starting chains). To adjust the height, make more or less rows.

As a guideline: 89 sts = 31“ wide, which means there are approx. 2.87 stitches in an inch. You can take the width you want your blanket to be (in inches) and multiply it by 2.87. That should give you a rough estimate of how many stitches you will need in a row for your desired width. Then, round up that number to the nearest multiple of 4 and add 2 – that’s how many starting chains you will need. 

Here’s an example: You want your blanket to be 80” wide. 80 x 2.87 = 229.6. Round up 229.6 to the nearest multiple of 4 = 232. Then add 2 to that number = 234. To make your blanket approx. 80” wide, you would make 234 starting chains. (This is a rough estimate and has not been tested but should give you a width that is close to what you want it to be). 


Why is my Chain Row Shorter than 31”?

Everyone makes their chains with different tensions. It’s best not to measure your chain row. Instead, measure the width after making several rows. If after several rows, you would like to make it a different size, you can start again with a different number of starting chains (in multiples of 4 + 2). 


Is the Blanket Reversible?

The blanket is reversible and looks almost identical on the front and the back.

Snuggly Crochet Blanket Pattern

Does This Stitch Have a Name?

I am not aware of a specific name for the combination of stitches used in this pattern. 


Can I Use a Different Yarn Weight or Hook Size?

This pattern was designed using size 4 (medium) yarn and a K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook. You are welcome to try different yarn weights as well as hook sizes but the overall look, feel and size of the blanket as well as the amount of yarn required may be different. 

One of my testers used size 3 (light) yarn, which creates a lighter and lacier blanket. She used 900 yds of Bernat Baby Sport and a K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook. Her finished blanket measured 35” x 35”.


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