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, that I had no choice but to use the same yarn 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 Pattern
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- 6 Small Skeins Little Cosmos Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
- 7 Small Skeins Vanilla Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
- Size N 10.00mm Crochet Hook
Approximately 34″ x 44.5″ finished.
4 single crochet stitches = 2 inches wide.
2 single crochet rows = 1 inch tall.
Using the variegated yarn, chain 60, then one extra chain.
Row 1: Turn and single crochet into the second chain from the hook.
Single crochet into each chain for the entire row. You should have 60 stitches. (Be sure to count your stitches periodically to keep your edges straight.)
Row 2: Turn and chain 1, then single crochet into the second chain from the hook. Single crochet into each stitch for the entire row. Count and make sure you still have 60 stitches.
Rows 3 – 8: Repeat the single crochet rows for eight rows total. Each row should have 60 single crochet stitches.
Row 9: Join the vanilla or solid-colored yarn with the variegated yarn to start a new row. (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.)
Single crochet into each stitch across. You should have 60 stitches total.
Rows 10 – 12: Single crochet four rows total with the solid-colored yarn.
Rows 13 -80: Follow the stripe pattern for the remainder of the blanket. Stripe pattern: 8 rows with variegated yarn, 4 rows with solid yarn, repeat, for a total of 80 rows.
This will make seven variegated yarn stripes and six solid yarn stripes. The last row or stripe will be crocheted with the variegated yarn.
When you get to the end of the last row of variegated yarn, join the solid yarn and single crochet across the entire row.
In the last stitch of the row, single crochet three stitches into the same last stitch, making a corner.
Continue the single crochet down the side of the blanket. One single crochet goes into the end of each row.
At the end of that edge, single crochet three stitches into the last stitch like before, making a corner.
Repeat the single crochets all the way around the blanket with 3 single crochets in each corner.
Connect the last stitch to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
Chain one and without turning your blanket over, start the second row of single crochet that goes around the entire blanket. Remember to add 3 single crochets in each corner.
Repeat to make four border rows total. If your corners seem to be rolling up, try to make your corner stitches a little looser.
Once you’re done, tie off the ends and weave in any tails.
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.
Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Tips
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.)
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 are 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 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