Even though spring is on its way, we’re still in full swing when it comes to warm, cozy yarn crafts! In fact, we’re the kind of enthusiast crochet lovers that put our skills to good use no matter the season. We actually find ourselves doing a lot of crochet in the spring because people we know tend to have their babies then, so we’ve been on the lookout for lovely new crochet baby blanket patterns to try our hand at this year!
Just in case you love the idea of making some new crocheted baby blankets this spring just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best patterns we’ve come across lately in our search for inspiration and design.
1. Lacy baby blanket
Are you a decently experienced crochet enthusiast who has been looking for something lovely and feminine to make? Well, whether you’re new to lace or have been crocheting it for years, this lovely blanket from Lacy Crochet is a fantastic project! It’s easy enough to learn on if it’s your first lace project but it’s also entertaining enough for people with more experience to enjoy.
2. Easy bulky baby afghan
Have you always adored crocheting chunky blankets not just because they finish faster but also because they so cozy? Well, this blanket from Aesthetic Nest is chunky and therefore probably right up your alley, but they show you how to do it a little differently than you might usually when you just choose a single thick yarn! Instead, this tutorual shows you how to hold several thinner yarns in different colours together to get the same gauge and effect but with a custom multi-coloured effect.
3. Crochet Marshmallow baby blanket
Have you been pretty obsessed with striping techniques in crochet lately, but you still want the blanket you make to have some kind of interesting patterning, just to keep things interesting for yourself? Then we have a very strong feeling indeed that you’ll get along quite well with this striped “marshmallow blanket” pattern outlined on Pretty Ideas.
4. Reversible crochet baby blanket
Perhaps so a very skilled crochet enthusiast indeed but you’ve also been working on other fabric based skills like sewing for a long while now, and your favourite kinds of projects are the ones that combine both of those things in one place? Then you just might be the perfect person to give this dual-sided baby blanket that is crochet on one side and fabric lined on the other a try. Get the full details on The Strumpet’s Tentacle!
5. Sweet as Snow scallop edged baby blanket
Perhaps you are interested in the feminine kind of lacy look we showed you before but you’re not quite confident enough in your lace crochet skills to tackle that pattern just yet? Then here’s a simpler but still lovely alternative for your consideration! Loganberry Handmade walks you through the process of making a lovely meshy blanket but including a scalloped edge all the way around for detail.
6. Vintage crochet baby blanket pattern
Nowadays, lovely crochet and knitting patterns are super accessible online, giving you all kinds of design options you might never have found otherwise! Even though the new patterns are beautiful, sometimes it just feels nice to crochet a vintage pattern that has been around for decades and was originally published in print. This lovely ridged baby blanket featured on Lee Lee Knits is the perfect example of what we mean.
7. Filled in granny square baby blanket
Perhaps you’re actually quite new to the world of crochet and you’re looking for a baby blanket pattern that’s very simple indeed but still has some kind of interest to how it’s constructed, just to make sure you don’t get bored? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way The Handmade Dress made these simple little swaddling blankets that are modelled after the kind of granny squares you’ve probably seen in smaller sizes, patched together to make larger blankets.
8. Sunburst flower crochet baby blanket
Does the idea of patching together a crocheted baby blanket in the old fashioned style actually really appeal to you, especially if it has a sort of feminine, vintage look? In that case, we think perhaps Baby Love has the perfect tutorial for you! They guide you step by step through the process of making a hexagonally patched floral blanket with a lace edge.
9. Lacy edged baby blanket
Have the ideas we’ve shown you so far that caught your attention the most actually been the ones that have some kind of lovely decorative border at the end but you can’t help wondering whether there’s something other than lace and scalloped borders out there for you to try? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll be rather pleased indeed to come across this design from Bag-O-Day Crochet that has a different kind of lace border made almost like loops.
10. Cute daisy afghan
Did we really appeal to you when we started talking about patched together crocheted baby blankets, especially the kind with flowers, but you’re looking for a slightly more contemporary quilted style rather than classic old fashioned granny square feel? In hat case, we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this cute daisy afghan from Repeat Crafter Me!
11. Elegant baby blanket
Are you the kind of yarn crafter who loves impressively intricate stitching patterns and attention to detail much more than you enjoy colour changes, striping patterns, and other forms of visual interest? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this stunningly elegant looking but simply presented blanket outlined on Meladora’s Creations!
12. Crocodile stitch baby blanket with ribbon
In your opinion, is being able to create visually awesome texture one of the best parts about crochet? In that case, we have a strong feeling that you’ll simply adore the way Bonita Patterns created this lovely baby blanket featuring crocodile stitch that layers like scales! That might not sound very cute at first, but the effect with a ruffled border and a ribbon is beyond lovely.
13. Pink daisy crocheted blanket
Perhaps the ideas that have resonated the most with you so far have been those that involved flowers and granny squares, but you’re torn between the two because they have very different aesthetics and you’re having trouble deciding which design you like best? In that case, we think you’ll be pretty pleased indeed to see how Hobby Crochet & Knitting designed a blanket that looks like a complete combination of both!
14. Sugar wheel baby blanket
We’ve show you all kinds of baby blanket shapes and sizes so far, but this one is the first circular pattern! It’s also much lighter than some of the designs we’ve shown you, making it the perfect gift for a spring baby who won’t need quite such cozy swaddling during their first few months, sine it’ll be summer. Get the details for making this lovely piece on Beatrice Ryan Designs.
15. How to crochet an edge on any baby blanket
Have you actually already bought the baby you have in mind a stunning blanket, or perhaps received one lately as a gift for your own little one, but you can’t help looking at it and wondering whether it wouldn’t look even better with a lovely crocheted edge around it? Well, luckily for all of us, Little Birdie Secrets has a tutorial outlining the process for adding a pretty scalloped crochet border of your own to any blanket at all!
Do you know a fellow avid yarn crafter or DIY enthusiast who loves to crochet baby blankets and does it all the time but who you’ve also heard saying recently that they could use some new patterns? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of inspiration to work with!