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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 will find detailed instructions for how to make one of these baby blankets, for free. I don’t use any abbreviations and I walk you through each step of the process. This is great for beginner crocheters! However, if you’d like a convenient, printer-friendly pattern with all of the traditional crochet abbreviations and information for alternate sizes, just click one of the green “Printable Pattern” buttons below to purchase that PDF pattern. Now, let’s get started!

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Feature

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Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Materials

(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

6: Repeat the single crochet rows for eight rows total.

Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Step 5

6:  Now join the vanilla yarn to the variegated yarn and single crochet four rows total. To join in the second color, on the last single crochet stitch of the variegated yarn, finish the stitch by yarning over with the solid color and pulling it through before you make your chain one for the next row.

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 same 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 without turning your blanket over, start the second row of single crochet that goes around the entire blanket. Repeat to make four border rows total. Remember to single crochet three stitches into every corner, for each of the rows. 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 weave 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 it can also be a relaxing change of pace for more advanced crocheters as well.

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!

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!

Whichever color combos you choose for your blanket project, this Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket pattern is perfect for a last-minute baby gift.

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:

I get it if you love this look of this blanket but you’d rather use less baby-looking colors, especially if you’re making larger versions, so definitely check out my Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket to see some variegated yarn in neutral grays.

If you’re hooked on Bernat Blanket Yarn like I am and you’re looking for more patterns to tackle, be sure to check out my Bernat Blanket Yarn Projects article.

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19 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket”

      1. Hello, I’ve only made this blanket using Bernat blanket yarn so I don’t know the measurements for other yarn sizes. You can easily follow the same basic pattern and stitch types and then add more base chains and stitches per row and block. Just use a tape measure and stitch markers to know when to stop your chains and rows.

  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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