This exquisite and understated classic baby blanket crochet pattern is perfect for any new baby. Using cross over stitches to create a wonderfully tactile yet soft texture, the blanket is a mindful, repetitive make that will fly off the hook and be ready to gift in no time.
When new babies arrive, it’s so nice to give them something that you put your love and effort into. A simple crochet blanket like this one would be perfect to add to a gift basket you’re making along with all sorts of baby goodies.
More about this classic baby blanket crochet pattern
Baby blankets can be a bit tricky because you have to make sure they’re nice and warm, but not too thick, and also don’t have wide gaping holes that little fingers could get caught in.
Keeping all of this in mind, this modern baby blanket pattern was born.
How do you crochet an easy gender neutral crochet blanket like this?
Glossary and Abbreviations
ch(s) – chain(s)
sp – space
ss – slip stitch
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
sk – skip
rep – repeat
yoh – yarn over hook
If like me you have loads of yarn in your stash then you might also enjoy my easy crochet blanket patterns for beginners that are great for stash busting!
Crossed Double Crochet Stitch
This is worked over 2 stitches as follows:
Skip next st, work a double crochet stitch in the next stitch. Working behind the stitch just made, work a double crochet stitch in the skipped stitch.
Crossed Single Crochet Stitch
This is worked over 2 stitches as follows:
Skip next st, work a single crochet stitch in the next stitch. Working behind the stitch just made, work a single crochet stitch in the skipped stitch.
The blanket is worked in Rows and you will turn at the end of each Row.
A ch1 at the beginning of a Row does not count as a stitch.
You can work either a ch3 or a stacked double crochet stitch at the beginning of a Row where indicated. (A stacked stitch is a great alternative to a turning chain).
The border is then added in Rounds once the main section of the blanket is complete.
Gauge and Sizing
To resize your blanket and make it for a bigger person (maybe as a treat for yourself), chain any multiple of 2+1 for your Foundation Chain to set the width.
Free Beginner-Friendly Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
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TO MAKE THE BLANKET
Foundation chain: using A, ch119.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. [118 sts]
Row 2: stacked dc in first st, *skip next st, dc in next st, working behind st just made dc in skipped st; rep from * to last st, dc in last st.
Row 3: ch1, sc in each st to end.
Rows 2 and 3 create the Main Set Pattern.
Rows 4-7: Repeat the Main Set Pattern.
Rows 8-13: Repeat the Main Set Pattern.
Row 14: ch1, sc in first st, *skip next st, sc in next st, working behind st just made sc in skipped st; rep from * to last st, sc in last st.
Row 15: ch1, sc in each st to end.
Rows 14 and 15 create the Second Set Pattern.
Change to B.
Rows 16-17: Repeat the Second Set Pattern. Change to A.
Rows 18-21: Repeat the Second Set Pattern. Change to B.
Rows 22-23: Repeat the Second Set Pattern. Change to A.
Rows 24-25: Repeat the Second Set Pattern.
Rows 26 – 31: Repeat the Main Set Pattern.
Rows 32-79: Repeat Rows 8-31 twice more using B for Rows 40, 41, 46, 47, 64, 65, 70, 71.
Rows 80-85: Repeat Main Set Pattern.
To create the border, join A into any corner st.
Round 1: ch1, *3sc in corner st, sc in each st; rep from * around, ss in 1st st to join.
Rounds 2 and 3: Repeat Round 1.
Join B to any st before a corner st.
Round 4: stacked *dc in st, (dc, ch1, dc) in corner st, dc in next st, (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) to 2 sts before next corner, ch 1, skip next st; rep from * round, ss in 1st st to join.
Round 5: ch1, sc in each dc and ch of previous round, 3sc in each corner, ss in 1st st to join.
Round 6: ch1, sc in each st around, 3sc in each corner st, ss in 1st st to join.
Rounds 7 and 8: Repeat Round 6.
Fasten off and weave in ends to finish.