This collection of modern baby blankets to crochet will highlight some of my favorite baby blankets that are easy to crochet and free patterns!
Baby blankets are so fun to crochet – partly because they work up so quickly. And partly because the yarns are soft – just like babies!
In fact, I like to keep crocheted baby blankets on hand as a last minute baby shower gift.
Modern Baby Blankets to Crochet (with FREE patterns!)
I often get asked if I have any crochet baby blanket patterns here on The Birch Cottage blog. And much to my dismay, I do not. But I do have a couple of favorite blankets that I have crocheted over and over again.
One of my favorites is the Henry Baby Blanket from Yarn & Chai. I love the texture and the ability to combine colors to come up with a custom palette.
I get a lot of questions about crocheting and crocheting baby blankets in particular, so let’s address some of these frequently asked questions first!
What do I need to crochet a baby blanket?
First of all, you need a pattern, then the only other supplies and tools you’ll need are enough yard to crochet the blanket, a crochet hook, and a pair of scissors. Simple enough, right?
What type of yarn is best for a baby blanket?
Although your pattern will specify the yarn used, you’ll want to be sure to select a yarn that is not only easy to use, but that will be soft against a baby’s skin.
Basically, you’ll have two options acrylic/polyester yarns and cotton yarns. Both have pros and cons. Just be sure to follow the recommendation of the pattern writer and choose a yarn that will be soft against the baby’s skin, and hold up well to washing.
What size is a baby blanket?
All baby blankets will vary in size, but as a guideline, you can expect the following:
- Receiving blanket = 18 – 36″ square
- Swaddle blanket = 40″ square or 48″ square
- Stroller/Car Seat blanket = 30-40″
- Crib blanket = 40″x 60″
But, these measurements are to just give you an idea of what you can expect size wise from your baby blanket pattern. Again, there is no right or wrong size.
If you have more questions about crocheting baby blankets or crochet in general, feel free to leave them in the comments below! Then I’ll answer your questions as soon as possible!
Without further ado, here is my recommendations for modern baby blankets to crochet. I have actually crocheted several of these patterns, and highly recommend them.
More Crochet Ideas
If you enjoy crocheting, you might like these crochet patterns from The Birch Cottage:
- Crochet the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth
- Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel
- Boho Style Crocheted Coaster
And be sure to check out all the crochet patterns and tutorials here on The Birch Cottage blog!
You may also want to save this list to your favorite Pinterest crochet board to save it for later or to share with family and friends!