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Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Boys

Updated on September 4, 2016
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Barbara has been crocheting since the age of 6. Many of her designs have been published by some of the major crochet magazines.

Tuxedo Baby
Tuxedo Baby | Source

Crochet Patterns for Baby Boys are Hard to Find

When our son was born, I found that crochet patterns for baby boys were hard to find. At that time, I ended up designing my own. The ones for girls are offered everywhere. Crochet patterns are often ruffly and lacy and are just too girly for boys.

I decided it was high time to make finding baby boy patterns easier for everyone, so I've compiled a list of them. I hope this saves you some time.

Colton's baby blanket is a simple afghan for baby.
Colton's baby blanket is a simple afghan for baby. | Source
Leaning Stripes and Blocks Afghan
Leaning Stripes and Blocks Afghan | Source
X-tra Sport Baby Blanket
X-tra Sport Baby Blanket | Source

Afghans and Blankets for Baby Boys

Cascading Ripples by Yarn Inspirations, is crocheted in the classic zigzag design. Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn was used. The pattern is rated easy.

Crib Blanket is offered at Craftsy. The blanket is crochet with two colors and even though it is appropriate for boys, it is a pretty pattern. Worsted weight yarn is used. The site offers patterns in both US and UK-Aust format.

Coltons Baby Afghan is a quick and easy baby blanket that even a beginner can crochet. If you've learned to read a pattern, it shouldn't be too difficult. The blanket is created quickly with worsted weight acrylic yarn. The pattern uses blue and white yarn, but you can be creative and use any colors you'd like.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks was named this, because one row seems to be leaping over the next row. The pattern is offered by the Moogly Blog. The blanket is sized for a preemie baby, but instructions for a standard size is included. It uses 3 colors of worsted weight yarn and a size I crochet hook. Her patterns are are always easy to follow.

X-tra Sport Baby Blanket is a pretty pattern that can be crocheted for either a boy or a girl, as can be seen in the photo. You'll need baby sports weight yarn in any color and a size 4.00 mm hook.

Videos are included to help you learn the flat yarn braid. The pattern is for intermediate and up crocheters.

Side Strap Baby Bib
Side Strap Baby Bib | Source
Two-Toned Cotton Baby Bib
Two-Toned Cotton Baby Bib | Source

Crochet Bibs

Bib, Bottle and Burp Cloth would make a nice gift for the new baby. The design uses 2 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn and has a picot edge. If the edging is too frilly for your taste, you can just not add it. This pattern is offered to you by Patterns for Crochet.

Side Strap Baby Bib - The bib snaps on the side preventing any choking hazard. Cotton worsted weight yarn was used in the project. Since the bib is crocheted with cotton yarn, it will be washable. A simple single crochet stitch is used. If you are used to decreases and increases, the bib should be easy for you to crochet.

Two Toned Baby Bib - The shape of this bib is a little different as can be seen in the photo. I like it. You'll need worsted weight cotton and a size H hook.

Crochet Booties and Slippers

High Top Converse Slippers is a pattern that would be cute for any little boy. The slippers are available in sizes 6 to 12 months. The pattern is offered for free by Knot Your Nana's Crochet site. You'll need double knitting yarn, which is just a light weight worsted and a size 5.5 hook.

Newborn Football Hat and Slippers is a great pattern for any baby's parents that are football fans. They'll love this set. Both the hat and slippers look like footballs. The project was crocheted with cotton yarn and a size G hook. The pattern is offered for free by the Earning My Cape site.

Snowman Booties pattern is offered by the site. The design fits 3 to 12 month sizes. The skill rating for these slippers is easy, so they are good for the beginner. Worsted weight yarn is used. The design is a simple slipper pattern with an appliqued snowman attached. A pattern for a hat to match is also available.

Crochet Hats and Caps for Boys

Giraffe Hat is another cute one. Hand Me Down Hobby offers this one. She used Hometown USA yarn by Lionbrand. It is considered a bulky or super bulky yarn. Because of this, the hat should be super quick to crochet. You'll also need a size J hook to complete the project. The finished hat will fit sizes 0 to 3 months.

Engine Hat is special since it is modeled after Thomas the Train. The pattern will need to be downloaded at Ravelry. Sizes included are 6-18 months for babies and 2 toddler to 5 toddler.

Hungry Caterpiller Hat can be crocheted with Vanna's Choice yarn or any worsted weight. It is crocheted in double crochet a front post. The hat fits sizes 6 to 12 months. The free pattern is offered by the Hand Me Down Hobby site.

Newborn Minion Hat is simple to crochet with bulky and DK weight yarn. The pattern is offered by the Hopeful Honey site. It is sized for newborn to 3 month.

Infant Jogging Suit
Infant Jogging Suit | Source
Tuxedo Baby Crochet
Tuxedo Baby Crochet | Source

Crochet Outfit Patterns

Infant Jogging Suit is a cute pattern from the Crochet Kim site. The free pattern is a PDF download. Instructions are included for 3 to 18 month sizes. It calls for TLC Cotton Plus yarn and a size F and G crochet hook.

Newborn Layette is perfect for the new baby boy. The pattern is offered by Red Heart Yarn. It uses sports weight yarn and a size G hook. Included is a hat, sweater and booties.

Patriotic Baby Set can be worn anytime of the year. It includes a sweater, booties and a hat in of course red, white and blue. The pattern includes sizes for the preemie baby to newborn. Fingering weight yarn is used for the design. P2 Designs offers this free pattern.

Sock Monkey and Matching Blanket is another that is offered at Ravelry. You will need to download the pattern. The design uses Red Heart Super Saver yarn. You could use any other 4-ply worsted to complete the project.

Tiger Hat is offered by Repeat Crafter Me. The design is worked in 3 different colors of worsted weight yarn. Not only is this a warm hat, but is as cute as can be. I recommend this one.

Tuxedo Baby Top and Shorts is a must have for summer clothes. The free pattern is from the Crochet Kim site. Designer Kim Guzman crocheted this with Red Heart Luster Sheen and a size F hook, so it will be just the right weight for summer.

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David Peacoat is a free pattern is an unusual stitch that you'll love. It uses just one skein of Baby Softee yarn and a size F hook. You'll love this design that is so unique.

Everyday is a Sweater Day is from the Yarny Days Blog. The sweater is made with worsted weight yarn, so should be quick to crochet. It will fit a size 12 month baby.

Newborn Layette needs to be downloaded. This cool pattern is from Redheart yarn. The project is completed with Redheart Designer Sport yarn which is now discontinued, but you can use any sport weight yarn. A size G hook is used. Buttons are used down the front. A hat and booties pattern is included.

Sue's Hexagon Sweater- Cozy's Corner blog offers this nice pattern that uses sports weight yarn and a size F hook. She used Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn. The pattern looks easy enough for a beginner that has worked on a few projects before.

Toys for Baby Boys - Crochet Patterns

Toys are fun to crochet for gifts for grandchildren and your own baby. Most take little yarn and can be a good way to use up scraps.

Baby Lamb is as cute as can be. Crochet this free pattern with 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size F hook.

Loop Baby Toy is offered by Herbst Handmade Crochet. A tutorial is included and the designer says the toy is extra easy.

Rocket Ship is is a fun design from Crochet N Play Designs. You'll need worsted weight yarn in several colors and size E hook along with polyester stuffing.

Teddy Bear Rattle is a great idea. The top of the rattle has a teddy bear head and the bottom has a ring for baby to hold onto.


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      Hooks and Needles 2 years ago

      Karin, Congratulations! Thanks for looking at the hub and I hope you find one you'd like to crochet.

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      Karin 2 years ago

      Thank you,I gave been looking for boy patterns for a while! First grandchild on his way.

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      Hooks and Needles 3 years ago

      Bobbi, Thanks for looking and the hub and thanks for commenting.

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida


      My cousin Marti would love your hubs, because she is the one who knits, crochets and sews in our family. My mother was talented in these areas also.

      Thanks for sharing and there are many talented ladies who will love these hubs.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LOL your welcome in this case you'll make the time ha ha ha

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      Hooks and Needles 3 years ago

      hsschulte, Thank you for the compliments. I am the designer of the blanket at the top, so I appreciate your praise of it. Thanks for commenting.

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      Hooks and Needles 3 years ago

      LadyFiddler, Thanks for the compliments, but they go to Kim Guzman. She was the designer of those patterns. Oh, if only I had the extra time to crochet outfits for you.

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      hsschulte 3 years ago

      Lovely patterns. That blanket at the top is fabulous.

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      Hooks and Needles 3 years ago

      Audrey, Thnaks so much for reading the hub and thanks for passing it on. I'll have to few a few of your hubs.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is very adorable the suits looks so very cute. Can i hire you when i get my boy? LOL

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Love these! I love textiles and do some needlework! Passing this on!