You can make this Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket in just a few days using Bernat Blanket Yarn!
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.
She was definitely using specific colors for his nursery but I didn’t want to make his blanket in those colors, I wanted the blanket to be more neutral so he could use it for the long haul. Having three kids of my own, I knew that she would end up changing out his room theme eventually and she did, lol. The soft, neutral colors of this blanket go with most nursery color schemes and will still work great for him as he grows.
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?
Below, you’ll find the information you’ll need to make this blanket, but first, make sure to grab your pattern.
Once you purchase and download the PDF, you’ll get:
☆ A Convenient, Printer-friendly Pattern
☆ Traditional Crochet Abbreviations
☆ Information for Making Alternate Sizes
☆ A Very Helpful Crochet Chart
☆ Unabbreviated Instructions for Beginners
Simply click one of the green “Get Your Printable Pattern” buttons below
to purchase that PDF pattern. Now, let’s get started!
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Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Materials
(Click the product links below to find your materials!)
- 6 Small Skeins Little Cosmos Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
- 7 Small Skeins Vanilla Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
- Size N 10.00mm Crochet Hook
This baby blanket would also look gorgeous in other colorways, of course. While this Little Cosmos yarn is pretty neutral, it still leans a little more towards a boy. For a true neutral, you could use Little Sandcastles with the same vanilla color I used.
If you’re making one for a little girl, you have several different options, but my favorite is the Little Petunias yarn.
But really, if you click through to any of those colors, you’ll see a huge variety of choices for boys, girls, and neutral.
If you end up making this afghan using alternate colors of this Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, let me know down in the comments which colors you used. I’m super curious (and nosey, lol.)
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Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Notes
Since Bernat Blanket is so thick and fluffy, all of your crochet stitches will be oversized from what you may be used to seeing with your crochet projects.
These oversized stitches will make it far, far easier to see where to place your crochet hook. No reading glasses required, lol.
The variegated (multiple colored) yarns create very pretty patterns or color pools.
The different colors on the yarn follow a certain pattern, though, so when you join a new skein of yarn, make sure the yarn is flowing in the same direction as the previous skein, i.e. tan/ cream/ blue versus blue/ cream/ tan.
When you join in your accent color skein of yarn, you can either cut the variegated yarn, creating a tail, or you can carry it up the side. Check out my Linen Stitch Crochet Blanket for great tips on carrying yarn up the sides.
I like to make my crochet stripe blocks in a variety of widths to give the blanket have more interest, but you could easily alter this pattern and crochet every stripe block the same width. It’s really a matter of preference.
This Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket is truly quick and easy to make! 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 it can also be a relaxing change of pace for more advanced crocheters as well.
This block and row design would look great with other color combos of course and not just the baby colors used here. And I don’t mean just more baby-centric colors either. Picture those gorgeous creamy white throw blankets you see all over social media, you can make one for yourself just using one color of blanket yarn and adapting the pattern.
Or say you’re a huge fan of a sports team or want to support certain organizations with their signature colors, Bernat makes this blanket yarn in a wide variety of colors you could use. You’d be surprised!
The basic format of this blanket pattern makes it super easily adaptable. In fact, you could just add a few more chains to your original row to widen it some plus add some more sections, and make yourself a nice lap blanket with just a few more skeins of yarn.
The printable pattern definitely has all of those details for you. I’ve had several readers contact me telling me they’ve done this exact thing. Make it to suit your needs! Click on the green “Printable Pattern” button to grab yours!
Love this Bernat Blanket Yarn Baby Blanket and want more ideas on how to use this super fluffy variegated yarn? Try these links below as well!
- Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket
- One-Weekend Half Double Crochet Blanket
- Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket
- And to see ALL of my projects I’ve made with this yarn: Bernat Blanket Yarn Projects