Here is an easy striped baby blanket crochet pattern to make to for both baby boys and baby girls! It works up quick, which makes it ideal as a last-minute baby shower gift idea.
Another bonus is that this blanket is also nice and cozy due to the thick yarn used. It’s also nice and cushiony for on the floor as a nice play blanket.
The Stitch Pattern
The crochet stitch pattern is super easy with only one repeat row! If you can make chains and single crochet into the front loops only, then this baby blanket pattern is ideal for you! By working into the front loops only you get a pretty texture, as well as a nice drape!
It is worked in simple rows with a few stripes along each edge. However, you can easily add more stripes, or work it up in a solid color as well.
I did not add an edging to this blanket, and therefore, I did not carry my yarn up after making color changes. Instead, I fastened it off and wove the ends in along the stiches to keep them invisible.
The finished size measures 34 inches square. But, in a simple multiple of two for the starting chains, you can adjust this to any size that you need. Personally I think this blanket would look super nice on a bed, or as a throw on the couch. Here is a Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart to use as a reference.
I used Bernat Blanket, which is a super bulky weight yarn. It works well with a 9 mm crochet hook. I used the regular yarn, but you can also get this in a baby yarn if you like. The baby yarn has nice variegated color options for both genders.
I worked off of two partial skeins to clean up a few odds and ends.
Other Patterns to Try
- Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Broomstick Lace Crochet Baby Blanket with Ruffled Edge
- Offset Shell Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Cross-Over Long DC Crochet Baby Blanket
- Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket
Easy Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky, #6; 100% Polyester; 10.5oz/300g; 220yds/201m) Colors: CA = Shadow Purple, 2 balls; CB = Vintage White, 1 ball.
- Crochet Hook: 9mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 8 sts/chs = 3.5".
- Finished Size: 34" by 34".
Instructions for Color Changes
- Color changes are made in the last stitch of the row.
- Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
- Cut the old color after each color change.
- Rows 1-8: CA
- Rows 9-10: CB
- Rows 11-12: CA
- Rows 13-16: CB
- Rows 17-18: CA
- Rows 19-20: CB
- Rows 21-34: CA
- Rows 35-36: CB
- Rows 37-38: CA
- Rows 39-42: CB
- Rows 43-44: CA
- Rows 45-46: CB
- Rows 47-54: CA
- Ch 80, or any multiple of 2.
- Row 1: Working into back bumps, (sc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1) in next ch; rep from * across. Note: The last ch-1 made counts as turning ch, now and throughout the pattern. Turn. [40 sc and 39 ch-1 sps]
- Row 2: Skipping all ch-1's and working into front loops only, (sc, ch 1) in first sc, *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1) in next sc; rep from * across. Turn. [40 sc and 39 ch-1 sps]
- Rows 3-54: Rep row 2 following the color sequence as outlined above.