Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Crochet this beautiful (and easy!) blanket for the new little one in your life.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 38″ x 38″

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for an easy baby blanket you can finish pretty quick but you want something more interesting than just a back and forth stitch pattern, you’re in the right place. Our easy crochet baby blanket still uses just one stitch but breaks it into four blocks for a little more interest, both for your eyes and your hands.

With this project you’ll get to practice one of the most basic yet still beautiful crochet stitches, the half double crochet. It’s a tall enough stitch to make this baby blanket work up quick but not so tall that little fingers and toes will get caught between them. You’ll work the stitch through the back loop only, creating a beautiful texture that’s stretchy and comfy to snuggle under.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our easy crochet baby blanket step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 1,430 yds; Lion Brand Mandala Baby (Colorway pictured: Diagon Alley)
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook (head)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • tBLO Through Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

38″ x 38″

Gauge

8 stitches x 6 rows = 4″
worked in stitch pattern

Additional Notes:

This project is worked in 4 separate blocks that build on one another as you go. Refer to the diagram for guidance.

Additional Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Block 1

Row 1: Ch 78. Hdc in 2nds ch from hk and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn. (77 sts)

Row 2: Hdc tBLO of first st. *Hdc tBLO of next st. Rep from * to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat: Rep last row until work is a perfect square. (To check, fold one corner to the next. If it aligns, it is a perfect square).

Fasten off.

Block 2

Row 1: Rotate block 1 until the one of the side edges is at the top. Fasten on in the corner. Evenly space 77 hdc along side edge.

Row 2: Hdc tBLO of first st. *Hdc tBLO of next st. Rep from * to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat: Rep last row until you have the same number of rows as block 1.

Block 3

Row 1: Rotate block 1 and 2 until the one of the side edges of block 2 is at the top. Fasten on in the corner. Evenly space 77 hdc along side edge.

Row 2: Hdc tBLO of first st. *Hdc tBLO of next st. Rep from * to end of row. Slst to st of block 1. Ch 1 and turn.

Note: You will need to evenly space the slip stitches to block 1 so you have the same number of rows as the other blocks. Skipping 2 stitches almost every time will set you up for success.

Repeat: Rep last row until you have the same number of rows as blocks 1 and 2.

Block 4

Row 1: Situate work so you can fasten on in the corner of block 3. Evenly space 77 hdc along side edge.

Row 2: Hdc tBLO of first st. *Hdc tBLO of next st. Rep from * to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

Repeat: Rep last row until you have the same number of rows as blocks 1, 2 and 3.

Slst along border of block 1 and 4 as shown in the diagram to finish. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Diagram

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