Baby blankets are the ideal crochet project – all the fun of a full size blanket but made in half the time! They also tend to be a little more bright and fun than full sized blankets – in this list of my favourite crochet baby blanket patterns you’ll find sharks, foxes and hot air balloons.  As always I’ve tried to include patterns suitable for all crochet skill levels so there is something for everyone, whether you’re making a baby blanket for your own little one or as a baby shower gift! 

In the coming months I will be releasing my first ever baby blanket crochet pattern! I’ve just ordered some yarns to try out and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival. The pattern is inspired by my Big Mountains Blanket, it will be a smaller, simpler version of this blanket with a brand new colour palette. I will be removing the trees from the foreground (these are the trickiest part of the pattern) to make it more beginner friendly!

Fox Crochet Baby Blanket

by MyCrochetStories

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fox-crochet-baby-blanket

Price: EURO 9.68

This intermediate baby blanket pattern will have you making 30 fox faces in different colours and sewing them together to make this amazing blanket. The pattern includes very detailed instructions and step-by-step photo tutorials, it is also available in both English and Spanish.

Friends forever bunnies

by Miss Jennies

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/friends-forever-bunnies

Price: £4.87

Make this bunny baby blanket with aran weight yarn – a nice simple chart to follow with row-by-row instructions. You’ll need to make some big fluffy pom poms for the bunnies tails too.

Meg ( Shark ) Blanket

by Owl B. Hooked

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/meg–shark–blanket

Price: $5.50

This simple, modern blanket makes for the perfect baby shower gift. It is made with DK weight yarn, using basic stitches and the pattern even includes instructions for increasing or decreasing the size of the blanket.

Honey Bee Blanket

by Briana K Designs

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-bee-blanket-3

Price: $6.00

Combine cross-stitch and crochet to make the wonderful Honey Bee Baby Blanket. If cross-stitch isn’t your thing, the pattern includes a tapestry crochet option as well! 

Aria ( Hot Air Balloon ) Blanket

by Owl B. Hooked

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aria–hot-air-balloon–blanket

Price: $5.50

Another pattern on the list from Owl B. Hooked! Made using the same techniques as the shark blanket, the colour pallete of this Hot Air Balloon Blanket will brighten up any nursery.

Summer Stash Blanket

by Burgundy and Blush

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-stash-blanket

Price: £1.99

Use up some of your yarn stash to make this summer rainbow baby blanket. This blanket is also a great way to practice some stitches as it makes use of the V stitch, the puff stitch and the bead stitch.

Dainty Daisy Granny Square Blanket

by Brittany Coughlin

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dainty-daisy-granny-square-blanket

Price: Free!

The Dainty Daisy Granny Square Blanket is made using Caron Simply Soft, a wonderfully soft and squishy yarn. Each of the squares measures just 2.5” x 2.5” so you’ll be making lots of them but, there’s a great video tutorial to help you along!

Flying Arrows Baby Blanket

by Helen Coe

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flying-arrows-baby-blanket

Price: Free!

This simple pattern can easily be scaled up or down whether you’re making for a newborn or a toddler. A nice and easy beginner pattern, only using simple stitches and colour changes.

A Window in Time

by Silver Rose Studio

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-window-in-time

Price: $5.00

Use a colour changing yarn such as Hobbii Twister to bring this blanket to life! Beginning in the centre, this blanket is worked up like one giant granny square using simple stitches. 

Summer Shells Blanket

by Little Duck Crochet

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-shells-blanket

Price: £3.95

Use Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in a variety of shades to make this cheerful summer blanket. The shell stitch used in this pattern gives the blanket a great texture as well as making it light and airy. 

Is there a top ten list you want to see? Or a pattern you think deserves to be included? Comment below to let me know!

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