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Are you looking for a beginner crochet baby blanket pattern that’s quick and easy to make? This gorgeous chunky cosy blanket not only looks great, but also can be made in as little as THREE HOURS! It is a great project for a crochet newbie and also for experienced crocheters looking for a quick, enjoyable make.

Purple and White Crochet Blanket
Chunky Crochet Blanket

where do I find the pattern?

In this blog, you can find the free written pattern as well as right handed and left handed video tutorial to help you step by step. I’ll also take you through the pattern notes, what materials and also the tools you need.

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Crochet Patchwork Blanket

tools & materials

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terms & abbreviations

Chain (ch): Yarn over, then pull through one loop on hook.

Slip Stitch: (ss)

Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, then pull up a loop, as a result you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, then pull through all three loops.

Not sure what a Half Treble is? If you work in US terms, this is a Half Double. Check out this video below or alternatively take a look at this blog if you’re a complete beginner and have never tried this stitch before:

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Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your crochet stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

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Stripy cuddly crochet baby blanket

Want to save or print this pattern and view it without ads? The 8 page ad-free PDF pattern also contains an easy to follow chart PLUS 3 additional blanket layouts!

You can grab it here!

Pattern Notes

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Pattern is written in UK terms.
  • Alternative pattern layouts can be found from page 5 onwards in the printable PDF pattern available here.
  • Colour changes will be made on the last stitch of the previous row. Take a look at the video tutorial below for assistance or alternatively, download the PDF pattern where there are step by step pictorial instructions.
  • Gauge: 9 sts x 5 rows (4 inch x 4 inch using Half Treble Crochet)
  • Completed size: 25 inch (W) x 29 inch (H) approx
Quick and easy crochet blanket for beginners
Fast and Easy Baby Blanket

If you need any additional help with your stitches, you might want to check out my Absolute Beginners Series where will learn step-by-step the basic techniques you need to master to begin you on your crochet journey.

fast and easy baby blanket Pattern

  • Using Colour A
  • Chain 53 plus 2 for turning (turning ch does not count as a st)
  • Row 1: Htr in 3rd ch from hook and then in each ch across. Then turn your work. [53 sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (Counts as a st here and throughout). Htr in next st and then each st across. Then turn. [53 sts]
  • Row 3-12: Repeat row 2.
  • Finally, tie off colour A and then join colour B with ss.
  • From this point forward you will be repeating row 2 using the indicated colour.
Purple and White Crochet Blanket - Easy crochet blanket for beginners.
Fast and Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

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  • Row 13-15: Colour B.
  • Row 16-17: Colour A.
  • Row 18: Colour B.
  • Row 19: Colour A.
  • Row 20-21: Colour B.
  • Row 22-24: Colour A.
  • Row 25-36: Colour B.
  • Finally, tie off the yarn and then sew in the ends.

video tutorials

You can find the video tutorials below available in both right and left handed versions to help you with making this fast and easy baby blanket. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you love my tutorials and would like to discover more.

more blanket inspiration

Blankets are a lovely project for beginners to learn all of the different basic stitch as the repetitive nature of the rows is a fantastic way to learn to crochet. Looking for more blankets to get your hook into? Check out the suggestions below and get inspired!

girl by the sea with a stripy blanket

By The Sea Blanket

This quick and easy blanket is
totally beginner friendly, with just
trebles, slip stitches and chains
making up this gorgeous block
stripe design. You can adapt this to any size you wish by increasing the number of chains and rows.

Grab the Pattern Here

Moss Blanket

I love how dense the Moss
Stitch is and how it makes the
weight of this blanket feel really
beautiful resting over your lap.
The size I created is perfect for
a lap blanket or alternatively a cot blanket for
when the little ones get older.

Check out the Pattern here

Sarah-Jayne holding a cream and blue blanket
Linked Hearts Blanket Pattern

Linked Hearts Blanket

This Linked Hearts blanket is a lovely baby project and introduces filet crochet into your crochet skill set if you haven’t tried it before with an assisting video tutorial to help.

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I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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  • simonetta resnati
    March 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

    tutto bellissimo grazie

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Grazie 🙂

  • Donna Lombardo
    March 8, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Hi there can you tell me how many to chain (multiples) to make a larger blanket please? Easy and Fast FREE Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 2, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Hi Donna this would really depend on what yarn you use, the hook size and your tension, the best thing for you to do is to chain until it’s the size that you require 🙂

      • Ashley
        November 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm

        If you make this pattern wider, do you make more rows to make it longer? How would you both make it longer and wider? And how would I adjust the number of balls of yarn I’d need? First time crocheter here!

        • BellaCocoTeam
          November 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

          If you make it wider you would need to add more rows to keep the same dimensions; so you would just chain more to begin with and then keep adding rows until you’re happy with the size The amount of yarn is harder to gauge but if you wanted to make a blanket double the size, you would need twice the amount of yarn, for example. Hope this helps.

    • Vp
      May 28, 2020 at 10:47 pm

      Hi – will any chunky yarn be suitable for this pattern with an 8 mm hook?

      • BellaCocoTeam
        June 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm

        As long as you are using the hook size that’s stated on the band that comes with the yarn then it will be fine – usually for chunky yarn you would use a 6mm or 6.5mm hook

  • Candy
    April 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Beautiful blanket pattern! To make it larger does the foundation number of stitches have to be divisible by a certain number? For example: I Just finished a different blanket using US double crochet and it had to be divisible by 6. Thanks in advance.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it No, the great thing about this pattern is you can chain to whatever length you want – just remember to add 2 for your turning chain.

  • Traci
    April 21, 2020 at 12:26 am

    I have just loved your tutorials. I’ve learned everything I know about crochet form you! Can a foundation stitch be used here instead of chaining and then going back? If so, how many stitches for Row 1 in order to make this same sized blanket
    Thanks so much!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 23, 2020 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy you find my tutorials helpful. I’ve not made this particular blanket using a foundation stitch instead of a normal chain, but I would make 53 stitches as in the normal pattern and then check the sizing.

    June 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you for this pattern my daughter has had a baby 12th june a girl so this will be perfect to get me started after watching loads of videos and practising I do knitting

    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 15, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      You’e very welcome and congratulations on your Granddaughter 🙂

  • nicole
    July 13, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Can we do this blanket in one solid color. To make a 40 inch by 40 inch blanket with the
    size hook you used . Can how do go about it obviously im a beginner

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      You can do this in one colour if you wish, if you chain and measure until you reach the size you want and then continue from their 🙂

  • Charlotte
    July 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you for this great tutorial. It was so much fun that I made two baby blankets during lockdown. It was my first crocheting project and I am very pleased with the result. Greetings from Chile

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 19, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Hello for the baby blanket do I have 1 or 2 yarns of 300g

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      HI this is what I used:- Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball,100% Polyester, 300g (10.6oz), 201m (220yds) in Colour A: Vanilla (4008) and Colour B:Baby Lilac (4310) 200g approx of each colour needed. I hope this helps 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hello for the baby blanket the white and purple blanket can I use one yarn or it has to be two yarns

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      You can do this in one colour if you wish to 🙂

  • Blaire
    September 10, 2020 at 5:05 am

    If you wanted to do a border of a separate color, how would you go about doing that?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      September 10, 2020 at 8:39 am

      It would depend on what type of border you wanted to do, here is the link to my border tutorials maybe one of these would be suitable:- 🙂

  • Kelly O
    October 8, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I am making this pattern now and because of the tutorials and how well the pattern was written my crochet is 100% better. My first afghan I ever made was all Wonky but this baby blanket is coming out perfectly.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 9, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Well done and I am so glad that you found the tutorial helpful 🙂

  • Linda Spencer
    October 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I am slightly confused regarding rows 2 and 3. It looks like in the video for row 2, you are stitching through both loops of the chain, and then in row 3, it looks like you are stitching in only the top of the chain? Please advise which is correct. Thank you.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 20, 2020 at 11:07 am

      Hi Linda I think it’s not very clear in the video but I’m working through both loops of the chain in both rows I find this gives a neater finish but if you only work through one loop that would also be fine.

  • Linda S Spencer
    October 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you! My niece is having her first baby, a girl, and I am so excited to make this blanket. I taught myself through videos during this pandemic lockdown! God bless.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 25, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

  • Zoe Madeline
    November 25, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Hi Mrs.Bella!
    My name is Zoe and I’m 12 years old. I taught myself how to crochet during the national lockdown in March through yours and “hooked by robins” tutorials. I am proud to say I am making everyone’s Christmas gifts this year and a lot of my family members are receiving this blanket in their favorite colors for a great lap blanket. I just wanted to say how much you’ve helped me grow as a crocheter and have brought me so much joy in these hard times. I cannot wait to try some of your more complex granny square afghans. Thank you so much!
    All my love, Zoe madeline

    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Zoe you are very welcome and what a lovely idea making all your Christmas Gifts I’m sure everyone will love what you make for them 🙂

  • Sterling Black
    December 30, 2020 at 1:05 am

    I recently got into crochet and came across your videos on Youtube. You broke everything down so easy, I love it!! On an impulse, I bought two skeins of fluffy yarns meant for babies, and your blanket video popped up. In the midst of making one now for my boss’ baby! Thank you so much! <3

    • BellaCocoTeam
      December 30, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

  • Leonie
    January 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Hi 🙂 I am a complete beginner at crocheting. I really love this blanket and think you are amazing at showing how to do it. I was wondering if you have a pattern or something that uses the same stitches as this blanket but using 3 colours please? Thank you in advance for any help!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Leonie Thank you so much If you wanted to work this same pattern but using three colours you can just change colour at the end of a row in the same way as you would do normally; if you need to you can take a look at my tutorial here: . I find it can help to make a rough sketch or drawing of the blanket beforehand – you don’t need to be good at drawing – to help visualise where you want each colour to be. Hope this helps!

  • Gwen
    March 3, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Question: I create my chain of 53, adding two for turning, and when I go to create my first row of stitches I repeatedly end up one short (52). Any clue as to why this keeps happening?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 5, 2021 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Gwen If you are sure that you’re chaining the correct amount, and are working into the correct chain to begin with, it sounds like you could be missing out one chain at some point. The stitch the blanket uses doesn’t actually have to be worked in a certain multiple however, so even if you are a stitch short you can continue and the pattern will work out fine

      • Lisa Webster
        March 21, 2021 at 6:09 pm

        Hello – this is my first time doing crochet, and when I do the third line, I got myself a circle somehow? and my whole line is wavy not straight, am I holding too tight and making it curve? do you have some really beginner videos for making this blanket? thank you kindly Lisa

        • BellaCocoTeam
          March 23, 2021 at 10:40 am

          Hi Lisa I do have a beginners tutorial on how to make a half treble, which is the stitch used in this pattern; you can find the video here: If your blanket is curling up into a spiral that’s normal and will straighten out as you add more rows, but if it’s curving down into a rainbow shape it means your starting chain is too tight. To solve this you can go up a hook size for your chain stitches only. Hope this helps

  • julieta arriaga
    March 12, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    how many chain stiches does it take to make a 10ft by 10ft blanket

    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 14, 2021 at 4:15 pm

      This is a really difficult question to answer as it would depend on the type of yarn you are using, your hook size and your tension. Just chain until you get to your desired width 🙂

  • Michelle
    April 7, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Hi sarah, I have been struggling recently to decide on what to make, i was wondering if you have any patterns that only need 300g to make? Sorry to trouble you

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      You don’t say what weight yarn you have, but 300g of DK yarn is enough to make a small baby blanket I would look at patterns that work in rounds such as a 12 point star, or a granny square as you can keep working these until you run out of yarn. You could also work a c2c pattern; just keep increasing until you have used half of the yarn before you begin the decrease. I also have lots of patterns for scarves and other garments on my blog if you don’t want to make a blanket

  • LaVelda
    April 11, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Can you any yarn besides chunky?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 13, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      You can use whichever yarn you like as long as you use the corresponding hook, please be aware that the size will differ if you are using thinner yarn 🙂

  • Cathy
    May 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Hi there!
    I’m a left hander just learning to crochet and watched your LEFT HANDED CROCHET |FAST AND EASY BLANKET video which I thought I might give a try (I am doing donation blankets for newborns) and tried to save the free pdf, but it’s coming up as L2. Am I doing something incorrectd to get the free pdf?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 7, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Cathy their is a small charge for the printable Ad-free pattern – this is what it says on the blog “If you prefer to PRINT your patterns or save them to a device, you can find the low-cost ad-free PDF HERE on my website or HERE on LoveCrafts. This PDF also includes additional layout idea” 🙂

  • Sue Poppleton
    June 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Hello, is it possible to make this pattern using Wendy with wool Aran ? If so what size hook ? Thanks. Sue

    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 30, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      You can use any yarn for this project, but bear in mind that for thinner yarns than the one shown, you will need to create a bigger starting chain (it can be in any multiple). It should state which hook size to use on your yarn, but for aran I would normally start with a 5mm

  • Mezna
    July 9, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Hi, I’m doing this blanket using one color, do I need to do any stitches when I finish?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Mezna If you are making it all in one colour, you just need to sew in the ends from any new balls of yarn that you’ve attached and you’re done

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  • Hannah
    November 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Hello, I have been following your tutorials over lock down and have fallen in love with crocheting! Are there any special instructions for washing this blanket, my yarn says hand wash only, apart from that do you have any advice for washing it? I don’t want to ruin it with its first wash. Thanks!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      November 9, 2021 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Hannah I would just normally follow the instructions on the yarn label. If you are concerned maybe you could put it in a wash bag or pillowcase? 🙂

  • Tara Ziegler
    March 29, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    If I accidentally went into the next stitch instead of skipping one after you chain 2 and turn
    Will it turn out ok. I realized it at the end of my 11th row. This is my first attempt to make something. Your left handed tutorials are very helpful.
    Thank you

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 1, 2022 at 8:03 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you find them helpful It won’t be a problem if you’ve been making your first stitch directly under the chain as long as you keep this consistent throughout the rest of the blanket. As you’re not counting the turning chain as a stitch in this case, you don’t need to work into the top of it on the subsequent row.

  • Sasha
    May 15, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Where am I going wrong? If I don’t put a stitch into the bottom of the chain 2, I end up with 52 stitches. I definitely did 53 + 2 on the foundation chain. I can’t see that I’ve missed any stitches either

    P.S. love your video tutorials. They taught me to crochet ❤

    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

      I’m really happy to hear that you like my video tutorials It’s very easy in this pattern to miss working into the top of the turning chain when you reach the end of the row – if you skip this you’ll end up a stitch short each time. You can loop a stitch marker through the top of the chain as you make it to help you locate where to put the stitch.

  • Kayla
    October 14, 2022 at 5:15 am

    Hello! Found your video and absolutely love how it’s turning out! One problem I’m coming across is one side of my blanket turns out looking wider then the other and the edges don’t look straight even when I count the 53 each row… is there something I can do to resolve this? I just took apart most of it to try again 🙁

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Kayla I’m glad to hear you like it If you’re sure you have the correct number of stitches then this could be down to a tension issue – often once we relax into a project our tension also relaxes and becomes looser. I do have a tutorial with some hints and tips for tension here:

  • crochet
    August 18, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    The foundation chain is slightly rainbowing. I am currently on the 10th row and everything else is looking good. Is there a way to loosen my foundation chain without unraveling the entire thing?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

      You could try blocking the bottom of your blanket to see if you can stretch it out, but unfortunately it’s normally a case of starting again when this happens. If you go up a hook size for your foundation chain and then size back down, you can avoid it happening again

  • K
    August 19, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    How can I even out the edges /sides of the blanket after finishing it?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

      Hi You could work a round of double crochet stitches (US single crochet) around the blanket which will make the sides look neat and tidy

  • cipit 88
    September 20, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups thank
    you once again.

  • Kelsey
    January 13, 2024 at 11:16 pm

    Hello! I’m making the gauge swatch and it is coming out the wrong size but I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. The 5 rows are measuring 4” high, but are measuring closer to 7” long with 9 sts. Do you have any suggestions for how I can adjust? I’m using Bernat Blanket yarn and 8mm hook.

    • BellaCocoTeam
      January 17, 2024 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Kelsey, it can be tricky sometimes to meet the gauge exactly. This blanket can be worked in any multiple so you may want to adjust the number of stitches you’re chaining in the beginning so that it works up to the right size


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