When I found out my best friend Aleisha was having a baby boy, I knew I had to make something for the baby. I was so happy (and still am) with how soft and cozy the yarn from the Santa Hat Crochet Blanket felt, I had no choice but to use the same type again for this Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket. Bernat’s Blanket Yarn is so easy to work with and I’m in love with how fast the blankets come together. This one only took me a day and a half to complete! Yep, that fast. In fact, this blanket would also be great for when you are short on time to make a baby gift. Sometimes procrastination gets the best of us, am I right? Let’s get started.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket DIY Craft Tutorial using Bernat Blanket Yarn

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Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket


(You can also find this yarn at Michael’s, Joann’s, and Walmart.)

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Materials

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Steps

1. Using the variegated yarn, chain 60, then one extra chain.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 1

2. Turn and single crochet into the second chain from the end.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 2

3. Single crochet the remaining row to the end. You should have 60 stitches. Be sure to count periodically or you will have a wonky shaped blanket.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 3

4. Turn and chain 1, then single crochet into the second chain from the end and single crochet to the end again.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 4

5. Repeat for eight rows.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 5

6.  Now join the vanilla yarn to the variegated yarn and single crochet four rows.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 6

7. Crochet seven sections of eight rows of the variegated yarn and six sections of four rows of the vanilla yarn, alternating between colors. That’s a total of 80 rows.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 7

8. When you get to the end of the last row of variegated yarn, join some vanilla yarn and crochet one more row.

9. When you get to the end, single crochet three stitches into the last stitch, making a corner.

10. Now, continue your single crochet around to the next edge.

11. Once you get to the end of that edge, single crochet three stitches into the last stitch like before, making a corner.

12. Repeat until you have crocheted all the way around the blanket.

13. Chain one and start a second row of single crochet that goes around the entire blanket. Repeat to make four border rows total. Remember to single crochet 3 stitches into every corner, for each of the rolls. If your corners seem to be rolling up, try make your corner stitches a little looser or add one more stitch.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 13

14. Once you’re done, tie off the ends and tuck in any tails.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Complete

Finished size: 34” x 44.5”

That’s it! How fast was that!? With the combination of this Bernat Blanket yarn and the single crochet stitch, this blanket is a dream to work on and perfect for beginner crocheters, but a relaxing change of pace for more advanced ones. This design would look great with other color combos of course and not just the baby colors. In fact, you could just add a few more chains to your original row to widen it some and make yourself a nice lap blanket with just a few more skeins of yarn. Let us know if you make one, we’d love to see photos.

If you’re looking for other baby blanket ideas, be sure to check out our Self-Striping Blanket Yarn Trial + Free Pattern. It’s another blanket that can be easily made with different colors:

Self-Striping Blanket Yarn Trial

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15 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket”

  1. Shauna Lee Gardner

    I’m just starting this blanket but already have decided to do more. I’m not normally a blanket person, choosing to do small projects most of the time but I was hired to make 3 for a woman who is expecting 3 new great grandbabies this month. I wish I had seen this pattern for the first two, it would have been so much quicker.
    I’ve made pillows, scarves and mittens with this yarn and everyone raves about the softness. If I could make dolls out of it I would.

  2. Hello Marie. I am just finishing this blanket for my niece’s baby shower but I did it in medium gray and a dusty blue. I love the bernat blanket yarn. I am a slow crocheter and this yarn works up super fast. Thank you for sharing.

    1. That sounds really pretty, Tammi! I’m so happy you got some use out of my “pattern.” I haven’t touched anything but blanket yarn since making this baby blanket, lol.

    1. Hi, the small skeins are 3.5 oz. I’ve only seen them in stores at Walmart and Tuesday Morning. I usually calculate 3 small skeins to equal one of the big ones when I’m planning out my blankets.

  3. Linnea (Lynn) Martin

    Love this pattern…it can be changed up anyway you want. I didn’t want mine 44 inches, so did 6 repeats of the 8 rows & 5 of the 4 rows. Also did one of 12 rows of each of the two colors for total of 60 rows. Sometimes on the border’s corner, I do 2 SC in two SC stitches, instead of 3 SC in one SC stitch. Love the Bernat Blanket yarn…hope Bernat never stops making this yarn.

    1. That makes me so happy to hear, Lynn! I know what you mean about it being easily adaptable. I’ve made several so far and each one is a little different. I also agree about the blanket yarn. It’s honestly all I use anymore. You should try some of their self striping blanket yarn, too. The first time using it, I hated it, but once I figured out the deal with using it, I’m happy with the color combos.

      1. I like the self-striping yarn, but our Joann’s doesn’t carry it any longer…although, you can get it on-line.

        1. Lynn, I got the yarn for this baby blanket at Walmart. It came in those smaller sized skeins. It’s also just a solid cream and then a beige and cream variegated yarn.

  4. Debbie Richardson

    I love this pattern! Have already made it once and am about to make a second. I do have one question. Do you make the three stitches on the corners each time you go around with the border? I only did it the first time around on my first blanket, and I noticed that the corners roll a little bit.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Debbie. I’ve made a few of them, too. I just bought a bunch more blanket yarn today, lol. I’m hooked. Yes, to the three stitches on each corner, I need to go back and make sure I note that in the tutorial. I use that same border pattern on just about every blanket I make because I like it to have a clean egde.

    1. The finished size is 34”x44.5” but because it’s just a single crochet throughout, it’d be super easy to adjust the size.

  5. Hi Marie, I have to tell you that I pinned the Quick and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket and from my board, it has been pinned many, many times. Looks like there a lot of gals out there who like it a lot.

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