This free crochet blanket pattern for beginners is so simple that you will use it repeatedly. In fact, it is perfect to create a quick blanket as a gift for a baby shower.
After going through our tutorial, you will learn how to crochet a baby blanket. Additionally, you will learn an easy blanket stitch that you can use in many projects.
Most importantly, the yarn for this blanket is one of the classic crochet yarns that are readily available in many colors.
Are you looking for crochet patterns for beginners? Check out our collection of free patterns for modern crochet blankets:
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How much yarn do you need for this crochet blanket?
As a matter of fact, the amount of yarn you need for a project depends on the stitch you use. For example, I’ve tried two different stitches for this Bernat Baby yarn before deciding on this particular pattern.
First, I used an easy blanket stitch which is popular for a free crochet blanket pattern for beginners – simple single crochet. Correspondingly, I’ve ended up with a 31″ x 31″ blanket.
Second, I’ve tried a cluster stitch of slip and half double crochet stitches. To sum up, one skein was not enough to create a regular-size baby blanket.
Moss stitch is not ‘yarn-hungry’ so it is an economical way to create a crochet blanket. To be sure I have enough yarn, it was helpful to add another skein.
As an illustration, this white yarn adds some interest to a simple pattern by creating a subtle white strip. Consequently, I was happy with the final result.
Most importantly, I had enough yarn to create a simple border for the blanket. After all, it is a nice finishing touch for a crochet project.
A stitch for this free crochet blanket pattern for beginners
Generally speaking, you want a very simple stitch for your crochet blanket if you are a beginner. It is better to concentrate on one stitch and master it by repeating it throughout your crochet project.
Moss stitch consists of a combination of single crochet stitches and chain stitches. Each single crochet stitch is made into the chain space of a previous row.
As a result, you get a modern crochet blanket with an interesting yet solid texture. Whenever you have a multi-color yarn, it is better to use a simple stitch to have a better result.
Otherwise, your sophisticated crochet stitch will be competing with the complexity of the yarn’s color scheme. Rather pick a simple stitch if you are not working with a solid color yarn.
- ch – chain
- ch-sp – chain space
- sk – skip
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sl – slip stitch
Materials and Tools
32″ x 32″
Free Crochet Blanket Pattern for Beginners
Chain 121 + 3 (any odd number of st + 3).
Row 1: sc into 5th ch from the hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc into the next ch.* Continue between * * to the end of the row with sc into the last chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2-5: sk one stitch, *sc into the ch sp, ch 1, sk one st, sc into the next ch sp.* Continue between * * to the last ch sp making sc into it. Ch 2, turn.
At the end of row 5: pull through with Caron Simply Soft yarn in white, then ch 2, turn
Row 6-7: with Caron Simply Soft yarn in white, repeat row 2, at the end of row 7, pull through with Bernat yarn, then ch 2, turn.
Continue alternating 5 rows of Bernat yarn and 2 rows of Caron Simply Soft yarn until you have 16 strips in white (2 rows each) and 17 strips (5 rows each) in color.
Edging for Crochet Blanket Pattern for Beginners
Finally, it is time to put the finishing touches on your baby blanket. As we were using 2 types of yarn it would be nice to cover the edge and create a border around the whole blanket.
In that case, without cutting the yarn, chain 3 and don’t turn. Make a row of dc around the whole blanket by placing dc into each stitch and row while adding 3 dc in the corners.
When you are done, slip stitch into the 3rd ch of ch 3. Without turning, ch 3, *FPdc into next dc, dc into next dc st*. Continue between * * by alternating FPdc and dc until you go around the whole blanket.
Slip stitch into the first chain, secure your yarn, and cut it leaving approximately 10 inches long tail. Weave in all tail ends.
In summary, this easy crochet blanket tutorial will help you create a perfect blanket even if you are a beginner. As a result, you will learn how to crochet a baby blanket.