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Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Blankets

Updated on October 20, 2015
BASKET BABY by Beatricekillam Image of cute baby sitting in a woven basket lined with a blanket
BASKET BABY by Beatricekillam Image of cute baby sitting in a woven basket lined with a blanket | Source

Quick and Easy Patterns

Crocheting a baby blanket is always a joy. They are a wonderful gift to welcome baby into the world and may become family heirlooms. Crocheting a baby blanket is an excellent project for all crocheters. Novice crocheters find them a particularly useful project because they need no complicated shaping. More experienced crocheters just enjoy making them and many crochet baby blankets for the many charities and hospitals, which gratefully accept these special items. In hard economic times, it can be hard to justify spending money on a hobby, and using a free crochet pattern from the internet saves expense.

Before beginning your crochet baby blanket, as always, when crocheting for babies and children, there are things you should consider. When choosing your yarn, choose one specially formulated for babies, these are soft for baby’s skin. Fluffy yarns can shed fibres that can choke a baby. Yarn manufacturers may, or may not, label speciality yarns as being unsuitable for baby items. Remember that very lacy or loopy patterns can snare tiny fingers. A pattern labelled as a baby blanket pattern may not be appropriate for all infants. Some patterns are more suitable to toddlers and older babies rather than newborns and young babies.

There are many free crochet patterns for quick and easy baby blankets. The large crochet Pattern directories are a useful crochet resource, gathering links to free patterns, all over the Internet, in one place. The Crochet Pattern Central (CPC) website has a huge selection of links to free crochet pattern for baby blankets. Checking the links can help you to find a quick and easy crochet pattern. Among the links at CPC, are a charming pram blanket, several granny square baby blankets, a one-skein blanket and several others, which would be quick and easy crochet patterns.


Other Pattern Sources

Major Yarn companies often supply free crochet patterns on their web sites, the Lion Brand Yarns web site is a good example, and has a good selection of free crochet baby- blanket-patterns. The Red Heart Yarns web site also has a good selection of quick and easy free crochet patterns for baby blankets. These include the attractive Cuddle Blanket, the Hexagon Blanket, and the pretty Lazy Daisy Blanket. Both yarn companies mark their patterns with crocheting skill levels making life easier for the crocheter.

Many crochet blog and designers’ web sites offer free crochet patterns. Do observe the pattern designer’s copyright instructions or general copyright rules and always share the web link rather than the pattern. Tipnut’s web site has links and free patterns for baby blankets several of which are quick and easy patterns. Bev’s Country Cottage website has several crochet baby blanket patterns, her heart squares could make a very attractive baby blanket, and her large Granny Square Afghan would make a lovely baby blanket if crocheted in a baby yarn.

On-line Crochet communities provide a huge resource for crocheters. Ravelry is a huge community, which offers its members access to free patterns. You do have to register with an e-mail address at Ravelry but it is well worth doing so since it provides links to patterns you will not find anywhere else, as well as patterns by designer members. It also provides thumbnail photos of the patterns, which saves crocheters time because they can see immediately, which patterns, may be suitable for their project, without going through all the links. Ravelry has over a thousand free patterns for baby blankets, many of which would prove a quick and easy project.

Many charities all over the world accept baby crocheted baby blankets. Crocheters enjoy crocheting baby blankets, but making them for charity is a special joy. Your blanket may travel far and you will never know where it goes, what you will know is that a mum somewhere knows that someone cared enough to make a blanket for her baby.

Novice crocheters might find a video tutorial on crocheting baby blankets useful and helpful.

Crocheting a baby blanket is always a pleasure, whether you are crocheting your blanket for your own baby, or a gift for a friend or relative or you are crocheting for charity. There are many beautiful quick and easy free crochet patterns enabling you to crochet beautiful baby blankets.

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  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you again Avi, I am glad that you are enjoying my hubs. I hope that they help crocheters find super patterns.

  • Aviwebsolutionsuk profile image

    AVI Web Solutions 

    5 years ago from London, UK

    Nice one ! awesome...Thanks.

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    5 years ago from United Kingdom

    yes Sara Duggan, I have done a hub on boy patterns and one on men's patterns too

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    Sara Duggan 

    6 years ago from California

    Another awesome resource for free crochet patterns. Have you done one for Boy patterns? These are some of the hardest patterns to find - free or for sale.

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you so much for your kind comments RTalloni. Are there crochet patterns for other items or themes that you are looking for? Or any other crochet information that you would like? I am open to suggestions?

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Making and giving baby blankets is a neat theme for a crochet hub! Thanks for the links, too.

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