How to Crochet a Baby Blanket

Back in 2010, I had a “learn how to crochet” party with some pretty cool teenagers. In fact, they brought over all their yarn and taught my daughter and me how to do a simple crochet stitch. It wasn’t long after that party that I wanted to learn harder stitches, or something other than the normal single stitch. I started browsing you tube and found an awesome woman called The Knit Witch who teaches you stitches like the double and triple crochet, and then even slows it down so you can see exactly how to do it.

It’s because of her videos that I was able to teach myself other stitches. Now, I love making baby blankets for people. In fact, to date,  I have made about 10 different baby blankets for friends and family members. They are easy to make, so here are my instructions on how to crochet a baby blanket.

How to crochet a baby blanket

Approx 35 ins [89 cm] square.

Bernat® Baby Blanket
(100 g/ 3.5 oz; 78 m/ 86 yds)
in your favorite color

Size N Hook


Chain 68 (or enough for 36 inches)
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 1st ch from hook. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of chain. Turn
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 sc in next Ch-1 space. Ch 1. Repeat from * to last ch-1 sp and sc. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. 1 sc in last sc. Turn
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch1. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to last 2 sc. Ch1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until project measures 36 inches. Fasten off and Bury ends.

Completed Blanket is 36 x 36 inches
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  1. CJ says

    I run a program that provides afghans to kiddos with Down syndrome. I’ve literally made hundreds. About 30 more and I’m retiring. I don’t enjoy it any more and I want to make things I enjoy!

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