Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern for Beginners + Video Tutorial

Crochet Baby Blanket

Are you ready to create a beautiful and cozy crochet baby blanket? Look no further! This free C2C pattern is perfect for beginners, guiding you through each step to make a heartfelt and cherished gift.

With its unique corner-to-corner construction, you’ll master the technique while crafting a soft and comforting blanket for a precious little one. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this pattern is designed with simplicity in mind.

So grab your yarn and hook, and let’s create something special for that adorable bundle of joy! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Crochet Skill Level

Crochet beginner. This c2c crochet baby blanket pattern uses basic stitches in basic form. Simple repeats in rows.

Finished Crochet Baby Blanket Size

My finished c2c crochet baby blanket measured 30 inches x 34 inches.

Materials

  • J/6 mm crochet hook
  • Bulky weight yarn. I used 3 skeins of Premier Puzzle yarn in the color Cat’s Cradle
  • large pom pom maker
  • hot melt adhesive

Gauge

Gauge is only important for this c2c crochet baby blanket if you want it to be exactly the same size as mine.

13 squares (ch 3 + 3 dc) = 8 inches

  • You can make this c2c crochet baby blanket following the pixel graph or the written instructions.
  • Written instructions are for working from the bottom right corner to the top left.
  • Crochet the pixel graph using the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique. Use the traditional method of making three double crochets for each square.
  • Chain 6 to start each new row and chain 3 at the beginning of each square.
  • This crochet baby blanket is 56 squares wide and 48 squares long.

How to c2c Crochet

Corner to corner (c2c) crochet is a technique where you crochet “squares” in diagonal rows.

To make this c2c crochet blanket, you will start in the bottom right corner and end in the top left corner.

c2c Crochet Increases

Increases are made at the end of each row. Chain 6 and DC in the 4th chain from the hook and in each of the 2 remaining chains.

You will have a chain 3 + 3 DC square. This is your first square for the beginning of the next row.

c2c Crochet Decreases

The first decreases for both the width and length will create corners.

To decrease, turn your work and slip stitch across the 3 DC’s in the last square made. Join with a slip stitch to the chain 3 space and chain 3 + 3 DC.

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

PDF Version

Many of my easy crochet patterns are also available as ad-free PDF patterns in my Etsy Shop.

More Free Crochet Patterns

If you like this crochet baby blanket pattern, you may also like my Alphabet blanket, Woodland Animals blanket, and my Dinosaur blanket free crochet blanket patterns.

CROCHET BABY BLANKET PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

↙ Row 1: Square x 1 (1 square)  
↗ Row 2: Square x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 3: Square x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 4: Square x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 5: Square x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 6: Square x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 7: Square x 7 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 8: Square x 8 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 9: Square x 9 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 10: Square x 10 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 11: Square x 11 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 12: Square x 12 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 13: Square x 13 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 14: Square x 14 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 15: Square x 15 (15 squares)  
↗ Row 16: Square x 16 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 17: Square x 17 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 18: Square x 18 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 19: Square x 19 (19 squares)  
↗ Row 20: Square x 20 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 21: Square x 21 (21 squares)  
↗ Row 22: Square x 22 (22 squares)  
↙ Row 23: Square x 23 (23 squares)  
↗ Row 24: Square x 24 (24 squares)  
↙ Row 25: Square x 25 (25 squares)  
↗ Row 26: Square x 26 (26 squares)  
↙ Row 27: Square x 27 (27 squares)  
↗ Row 28: Square x 28 (28 squares)  
↙ Row 29: Square x 29 (29 squares)  
↗ Row 30: Square x 30 (30 squares)  
↙ Row 31: Square x 31 (31 squares)  
↗ Row 32: Square x 32 (32 squares)  
↙ Row 33: Square x 33 (33 squares)  
↗ Row 34: Square x 34 (34 squares)  
↙ Row 35: Square x 35 (35 squares)  
↗ Row 36: Square x 36 (36 squares)  
↙ Row 37: Square x 37 (37 squares)  
↗ Row 38: Square x 38 (38 squares)  
↙ Row 39: Square x 39 (39 squares)  
↗ Row 40: Square x 40 (40 squares)  
↙ Row 41: Square x 41 (41 squares)  
↗ Row 42: Square x 42 (42 squares)  
↙ Row 43: Square x 43 (43 squares)  
↗ Row 44: Square x 44 (44 squares)  
↙ Row 45: Square x 45 (45 squares)  
↗ Row 46: Square x 46 (46 squares)  
↙ Row 47: Square x 47 (47 squares)  
↗ Row 48: Square x 48 (48 squares) 

Corner: Start decreasing for length

↙ Row 49: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↗ Row 50: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↙ Row 51: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↗ Row 52: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↙ Row 53: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↗ Row 54: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↙ Row 55: Square x 48 (48 squares)  
↗ Row 56: Square x 48 (48 squares) 

Corner: Start decreasing for width

↙ Row 57: Square x 47 (47 squares)  
↗ Row 58: Square x 46 (46 squares)  
↙ Row 59: Square x 45 (45 squares)  
↗ Row 60: Square x 44 (44 squares)  
↙ Row 61: Square x 43 (43 squares)  
↗ Row 62: Square x 42 (42 squares)  
↙ Row 63: Square x 41 (41 squares)  
↗ Row 64: Square x 40 (40 squares)  
↙ Row 65: Square x 39 (39 squares)  
↗ Row 66: Square x 38 (38 squares)  
↙ Row 67: Square x 37 (37 squares)  
↗ Row 68: Square x 36 (36 squares)  
↙ Row 69: Square x 35 (35 squares)  
↗ Row 70: Square x 34 (34 squares)  
↙ Row 71: Square x 33 (33 squares)  
↗ Row 72: Square x 32 (32 squares)  
↙ Row 73: Square x 31 (31 squares)  
↗ Row 74: Square x 30 (30 squares)  
↙ Row 75: Square x 29 (29 squares)  
↗ Row 76: Square x 28 (28 squares)  
↙ Row 77: Square x 27 (27 squares)  
↗ Row 78: Square x 26 (26 squares)  
↙ Row 79: Square x 25 (25 squares)  
↗ Row 80: Square x 24 (24 squares)  
↙ Row 81: Square x 23 (23 squares)  
↗ Row 82: Square x 22 (22 squares)  
↙ Row 83: Square x 21 (21 squares)  
↗ Row 84: Square x 20 (20 squares)  
↙ Row 85: Square x 19 (19 squares)  
↗ Row 86: Square x 18 (18 squares)  
↙ Row 87: Square x 17 (17 squares)  
↗ Row 88: Square x 16 (16 squares)  
↙ Row 89: Square x 15 (15 squares)  
↗ Row 90: Square x 14 (14 squares)  
↙ Row 91: Square x 13 (13 squares)  
↗ Row 92: Square x 12 (12 squares)  
↙ Row 93: Square x 11 (11 squares)  
↗ Row 94: Square x 10 (10 squares)  
↙ Row 95: Square x 9 (9 squares)  
↗ Row 96: Square x 8 (8 squares)  
↙ Row 97: Square x 7 (7 squares)  
↗ Row 98: Square x 6 (6 squares)  
↙ Row 99: Square x 5 (5 squares)  
↗ Row 100: Square x 4 (4 squares)  
↙ Row 101: Square x 3 (3 squares)  
↗ Row 102: Square x 2 (2 squares)  
↙ Row 103: Square x 1 (1 square)  

Do not fasten off.

Baby Blanket Border

Continue making the border where you left off with the last square.

Ch 1, in the side of each square you will make two sc and in each corner you will sc-ch 2-sc.

Pom Pom Instructions

Make 4

Photos are from my Santa Hat.

Firmly and evenly wind your yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

crochet santa hat pattern
crochet santa hat pattern

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.

crochet santa hat pattern

Use a scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom in place. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

crochet santa hat pattern

Carefully open the arches.

crochet santa hat pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom to help prevent it from unraveling.

crochet santa hat pattern

Fluff your pom pom and then trim any long ends.

Use a tapestry needle to attach your pom poms (make 4) to the corners of your blanket.

Crochet Baby Blanket