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How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step

What to know how to crochet a baby blanket step by step? Try this great beginner baby blanket crochet pattern using simple stitches. There are step by step pictures and directions learn how to make a blanket with yarn.

This baby blanket crochet pattern is a great beginner crochet project. The pattern has 2 of the most basic crochet stitches. You do not need much yarn for this free beginner baby blanket crochet pattern

This beginner super bulky yarn blanket will make a great gift for a baby or toddler. You should be able to finish it in a weekend if you work on it for a few a hours a day.

This how to crochet a baby blanket pattern has only has 2 stitches, single and double crochet stitch. The crocheted afghan pattern makes a basic striped baby blanket.

The beginner step by step directions on how to make a baby blanket with yarn, including pictures are below the short version of the crochet blanket pattern. I have included some links to how to videos for the stitches too.

It is a great beginner blanket, a simple stripe. This super chunky blanket works up fast too using super bulky weight 6 yarn.

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I was looking for my next project and wanted to make a soft baby blanket with using Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn.

I love the color of this Blue Green Baby Yarn, it makes me think of the sea. It is a super bulky gauge 6 yarn so the blanket will work up fast.

The soft yarn is great because you get lots colors without having to change colors.

There are lots of different colors of Bernat blanket yarn, perfect for a little boy or girl. Most you can easily scale up for a throw too.

The yarn is a chenille style, so it is fuzzy. My little girl keeps wanting to rub her face against the blanket.

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How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Pattern Step by Step using Bernat Blanket Yarn

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • N, 9 mm crochet hook
  • 2– 10.5 Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Baby Blue Green or any super bulky gauge 6 yarn (440 yd or 600g)
  • 1- 3.5 Berant Baby Blanket Yarn in seafoam or any other super bulky gauge 6 yarn (72 yd or 100g)

Free How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Pattern – Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

Abbreviations – US Term

  • st – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

single crochet stitch: Insert hook into chain. Yarn over and pull back through the space. Yarn over and pull back through the 2 loops on the hook. The stitch is now completed.

double crochet stitch: Yarn over then insert hook into chain. Yarn over again and pull back through the stitch. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. The stitch is now completed.

Start a chain in any number to make the blanket larger or smaller. The turning chain counts as a stitch.

Approx. size of baby blanket: 33 in x 39 in (84 cm x 99 cm)

Gauge: 4 rows of dc x 8 stitches = 4.5 in x 4.5 in (11.4 cm)

Color A – blue green: Chain 71 (The chain will be the length of your blanket)

Row 1: In the 4th chain from your hook, dc. 1 dc in each stitch until the end or the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 stitches)

Row 2: Dc in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 dc in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 sts)

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2. On row 6, chain 1 at end before turning.

Switch to color B- seafoam

Rows 7-10: sc in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 10 chain 3 and turn.

Switch to color A – blue green

Rows 11-23: Repeat row 2. On row 23, chain 1 at the end before turning.

Switch to color B – seafoam

Rows 24-27: sc in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 27 chain 3 and turn.

Switch to color A – blue green

Rows 28-33: Repeat row 2. After the last dc on row 33, cut the yarn leaving a 5 inch tail and make a know by feeding the tail of the yarn through the last loop that was on your hook and pulling tight.

Then weave ends of the yarn with a tapestry needle by going back and forth through the stitches in the same color as the yarn tail you are weaving in.

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Free Printable How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Pattern – Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Materials

  • Scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • N, 9 mm crochet hook
  • 2– 10.5 Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in Baby Blue Green or any super bulky gauge 6 yarn (440 yd or 600g)
  • 1- 3.5 Berant Baby Blanket Yarn in seafoam or any other super bulky gauge 6 yarn (72 yd or 100g)

Instructions

    Abbreviations – US Term

st - stitch

ch – chain

yo – yarn over

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

single crochet stitch: Insert hook into chain. Yarn over and pull back through the space. Yarn over and pull back through the 2 loops on the hook. The stitch is now completed.

double crochet stitch: Yarn over then insert hook into chain. Yarn over again and pull back through the stitch. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook. The stitch is now completed.

Start a chain in any number to make the blanket larger or smaller. The turning chain counts as a stitch.

Approx. size of baby blanket: 33 in x 39 in (84 cm x 99 cm)

Gauge: 4 rows of dc x 8 stitches = 4.5 in x 4.5 in (11.4 cm)

Color A-Blue Green: Chain 71 (The chain will be the length of your blanket)

Row 1: In the 4nd chain from your hook, dc. 1 dc in each stitch until the end or the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 stitches)

Row 2: Dc in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 dc in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 sts)

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2. On row 6, chain 1 at end before turning.

Switch to color B - seafoam

Rows 7-10: sc in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 10 chain 3 and turn.

Switch to color A - blue green

Rows 11-23: Repeat row 2. On row 23, chain 1 at the end before turning.

Switch to color B - seafoam

Rows 24-27: sc in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 27 chain 3 and turn.

Switch to color A - Blue green

Rows 28-33: Repeat row 2. After the last dc on row 33, cut the yarn leaving a 5 inch tail and make a know by feeding the tail of the yarn through the last loop that was on your hook and pulling tight.

Then weave ends of the yarn with a tapestry needle by going back and forth through the stitches in the same color as the yarn tail you are weaving in.

Step by Step Directions with Pictures for Double Crochet Blanket

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chain 71 in the blue green color

Step 1.

Chain 71 with the variegated blue green yarn. This will be the length of your blanket (the long side).

You do not want to chain tightly because it will cause the blanket to ripple at the beginning and be uneven. If you are having trouble with this you can try going up to the next hook size for the chain or chain loosely.

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double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook

Step 2.

In the 4th chain from your hook, double crochet. Then, 1 double crochet in each stitch until the end or the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 stitches)

Tip: It can be hard at first to see your stitches in chenille yarn, so you want to use your finger or the tip of the hook to find the hole.

If you are new to crocheting, you will want to count your stitches each row until you are comfortable. In every row there will be 69 stitches in this pattern.

You want to make sure after the first row that you always put a stitch in the turning chain from the row before. It is easy to miss for beginners.

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double crochet in the 2nd stitch (not the same stitch as the chain stitch)

Step 3.

Double crochet in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 double crochet in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn. (69 sts)

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2 (Double crochet in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 double crochet in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn.). On row 6, chain 1 at end before turning.

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on row 6 before you finish the last dc change to seafoam and then chain 1

On row 6, on the last yarn over of the double crochet stitch, switch to the aqua. Complete the stitch and chain 1. (Make sure to have a 5 in tail of the seafoam) Cut the blue green yarn, leaving a 5 in tail.

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crochet 4 rows of single crochet in the seafoam

Step 4.

On Rows 7-10: single crochet in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 10, chain 3 and turn.

On row 10, on the last yarn over of the single crochet stitch, switch to the blue green. Complete the stitch and chain 3. (Make sure to have a 5 in tail of the blue green) Cut the seafoam yarn, leaving a 5 in tail.

Step 5.

Rows 11-23: Repeat row 2. (Double crochet in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 double crochet in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn.) On row 23, chain 1 at the end before turning.

On row 23, on the last yarn over of the double crochet stitch, switch to the aqua. Complete the stitch and chain 1. (Make sure to have a 5 in tail of the seafoam) Cut the blue green yarn, leaving a 5 in tail.

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Step 6.

Rows 24-27: sc in the 2nd stitch and in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. On row 27 chain 3 and turn.

On row 27, on the last yarn over of the single crochet stitch, switch to the blue green. Complete the stitch and chain 3. (Make sure to have a 5 in tail of the blue green) Cut the seafoam yarn, leaving a 5 in tail.

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Step 7.

Rows 28-33: Repeat row 2. (Double crochet in the 2nd stitch next to the turning chain. 1 double crochet in each stitch until the end of the row. Chain 3 and turn.)

Step 8.

Cut the blue green yarn leaving a 5 in tail. Feed the tail through the last loop on your hook. Pull tight.

Step 9.

Weave the yarn ends into the blanket by threading the yarn tails using the tapestry needle (a large hole blue needle) and sewing in and out of the rows of crochet until you have used most of the yarn end. Then cut the rest of the yarn end off close to the stitch.

Tip: Try to match the color of yarn to where you weave it in. It will be harder to see. Make sure you are not pulling too tight on the yarn as you are sewing. Go through the thickest part of the stitch. Check your work on both sides to make sure your are hiding it.

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American Standard Baby Blanket Sizes Crochet

  • Lovey: 14 in x 14 in – great for cuddling (35.56 cm)
  • Large Lovey: 20 in x 20 in – great for cuddling and covering a newborn in the car seat (50.8 cm)
  • Preemie Blanket: 18 in x 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Receiving Blanket: 30 in x 30 in – a great size for a newborn (76.2 cm)
  • Baby Blanket: 29 in x 35 in – a great size for a new baby with room to grow (73.66 cm x 88.9 cm)
  • Swaddling Blanket: 40 in x 40 in- for wrapping a newborn up tight usually made of gauze or flannel (101.6 cm) but a lightweight yarn would work
  • Crib: 45 in x 60 in (114.3 cm x 152.4 cm) – a great blanket size for growing into, toddlers, or a throw for older children

Of course, these sizes are just standard blanket sizes and you wan make them to fix your needs and size. My size choice also depends on how much yarn I have left and the repeat of the pattern.

I hope this helps you decide what size of baby blanket to crochet.

Blue Dreams Crochet Bernat Yarn Baby Blanket Pattern

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A classic white and navy blue color combo, made with super soft Bernat Blanket Yarn. There are rows of large bobbles that make rows of puffy white clouds in this chunky baby blanket.

I love the texture of the navy border using front and back post stitches. Change to pink and it would make a perfect gift for a little girl.

Ocean Stripes Crochet Bernat Yarn Baby Blanket Pattern 

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A simple bulky Bernat yarn blanket using ocean, a pretty multicolored yarn. This pretty chunky crochet baby blanket pattern uses just 2 easy stitches so it would be great for your first project using Bernat Blanket Yarn.

GRAY & GREEN EASY STRIPED BABY BLANKET CROCHET PATTERN

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