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Easy Crochet Heirloom Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

Crochet an adorable heirloom baby blanket for your little one that will be cherished for years to come. With its simple stitch design and striking stripes, it’s sure to become a family favorite!

You can find the free heirloom crochet baby blanket pattern down below or continue to read through some of the inspiration behind my latest design.

Interested in other crochet baby blanket patterns, then you might like this modern striped blanket pattern or this cute pink baby girl blanket pattern.

Crochet heirloom baby blanket pattern on a decorative wood ladder

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Free Modern Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

My latest design and free crochet pattern is this lovely heirloom blanket. It’s simple, works up quickly, and is made using only two stitches. You can find the free pattern by scrolling down or you can also purchase an ad-free, printable PDF here

I just love how this baby blanket pattern turned out (I realize I say this all the time, but it’s true!) and so I hope you enjoy making it as well.

One of my goals for this pattern was to create a simple, yet timeless design. I also wanted to incorporate some stripes as I think they look cute in baby blanket patterns. So if you like all those things, then I think you’ll enjoy making this pattern

You will need 2 different colors of a lightweight number 3 yarn, and 1 bubbly boucle cotton lightweight number 3 yarn. You are also going to need to know how to make a single crochet and double crochet. If you need a refresher on these stitches, make sure to look at the videos provided in the notes section of this pattern.

A cozy cotton suzette stitch crochet blanket pattern

What is an Heirloom Crochet Blanket?

An heirloom blanket can have lots of different meanings, but for me, it means gifting someone in my family a handmade item. Something that they will cherish and keep for years to come. I like gifting crochet blankets, as I know my family loves these things.

In fact, my brother still has this one blanket I made him years ago, and all though it looks a bit worn out, he still tells me how much he loves it.

So the idea for this baby blanket was something that you could make for your little one or gift to someone you know who is expecting.

That’s my two cents on an heirloom blanket, but I would love to know what you think about crochet heirlooms!

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Easy Crochet Blanket Stitches

One of my favorite parts about designing crochet patterns is picking out the stitches. I love how you can create different looks of one stitch by changing the hook size and yarn.

So for this pattern, you will be making the Suzette Stitch (one of my favorites!) which is a combination of single crochet and double crochet. It’s also one of the easiest crochet stitches for a blanket because you’re just repeating the same 2 stitches.

It’s also a fast stitch and very meditative! So if that’s your thing, you’re going to like making this stitch. The second stitch you’ll use when working with the boucle yarn is a single crochet stitch.

Sometimes it can be a little difficult working with a boucle yarn, but all you have to do is feel where the stitches go. Plus, you’re only making a single crochet, so it should be on the easier side.

single crochet and doublecotton crochet baby blanket pattern

The Yarn You’ll Use for Your Heirloom Crochet Blanket

For this crochet baby blanket pattern, I used 4 balls of Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color White and Linen (2 of each color). It’s a lightweight category 3 yarn that’s made from cotton and bamboo. I also used 1 ball of Hobby Lobby’s Cotton DK lightweight number 3 yarn in white.

Hobby Lobby’s Cotton DK weight yarn is a boucle yarn that’s made from 100% cotton yarn. It’s very similar to Lion Brand’s Homespun yarn, just a bit on the thinner side.

I love working with this yarn line because the yarn is so soft and the stitch definition is amazing. If you were to substitute the yarn, I would recommend Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn for the Bamboo-Tiful yarn and a lightweight version of a Homespun yarn.

Other free crochet baby blanket patterns

Here are some of my other free baby blanket patterns you might like, the Eta baby blanket, this cute baby girl blanket pattern, and the shell stitch baby blanket.

3 free crochet baby blanket patterns to make

So let’s get started with this simple crochet baby blanket! The free pattern can be found below or you can purchase an ad-free, printable PDF pattern here.

baby blanket pattern

Heirloom Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Description:

Learn how to crochet an adorable heirloom striped baby crochet blanket for your little one with this free crochet pattern. This baby blanket pattern is beginner-friendly and made using basic crochet stitches, single crochet and double crochet.

Whether you make it for yourself or give it as a gift, it’s sure to become a favorite! The perfect blanket to treasure for years to come.

Materials:

  • 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color White (Weight 3 /4 oz, 257 yards), a total of 514 yards or another lightweight category 3 yarn.
  • 2 balls of Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color Linen (Weight 3 /4 oz, 257 yards), a total of 514 yards or another lightweight category 3 yarn.
  • 1 ball of Hobby Lobby’s Cotton DK Yarn in the color white (Weight 3 / 3.5 oz,235 yards), a total of 235 yards or another woven/bubbled lightweight category 3 yarn.
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Gauge:

16 stitches x 12 rows = 4″ inch square in suzette stitch.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

dc – double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook

Size of Baby Blanket:

30″ inches x 30″ inches

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S Terms.
  • Pattern notes when to switch colors, A = Hobby Lobby’s Bamboo-Tiful yarn in the color White, B = Hobby Lobby’s Bamboo-Tiful yarn in the color Linen, and C = Hobby Lobby’s Cotton DK yarn in the color white.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch when working the Suzette stitch.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch when working the single crochet row.
  • Total stitches for row are indicated between ( ).

Pattern

With color A (Bamboo-Tiful White), chain 120

Row 1: In second ch from hook, (1sc,1dc) in same chain. Skip next ch, *(1sc,1dc) in next ch, skip 1 ch. Repeat from * till last two ch. skip next ch, sc in last ch. Turn. (119)

Row 2: ch 1 , (1sc, 1dc) in first stitch , skip 1 st. *(1sc,1dc) in next st, skip 1 st. Repeat from * till last two st. skip next st, sc in last st. Turn. (119)

(Need help with rows 1 and 2, click here for a guided stitch tutorial)

Row 3 – Row 18: Repeat row 2

Switch to color B (Bamboo-Tiful Linen)

Row 19 -Row 36: Repeat row 2

Switch to color C (Cotton DK yarn White)

Row 37: ch 1, sc in first stitch and across till end. (119)

Row 38 – Row 41: Repeat row 37

cozy cotton heirloom baby blanket on a wooden ladder.

Switch to color B (Bamboo-Tiful Linen)

Row 42 – Row 51: Repeat row 2

Switch to color C (Cotton DK yarn White)

Row 52 – Row 56: Repeat row 37

Switch to color B (Bamboo-Tiful Linen)

Row 57 – Row 66: Repeat row 2

Switch to color C (Cotton DK yarn White)

Row 67 – Row 71: Repeat row 37

Switch to color B (Bamboo-Tiful Linen)

Row 72 – Row 89: Repeat row 2

Switch to color A (Bamboo-Tiful White) 

Row 90 – Row 107: Repeat row 2

Finish off and weave in all ends. 

You’re finished with your heirloom crochet baby blanket! I hope you enjoyed making the pattern and don’t forget to share it with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest at Jewelsandjones.

free cotton crochet baby blanket pattern

Kelli

Monday 2nd of May 2022

I'm looking online and I only see the Cotton DK in the color "Almond". I'm assuming this is not the white you are referring to?

Nicky

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Hi there,

I just checked as well, and it looks like there out of the white color. But I think the Almond color would look nice as well for this pattern.

Huguette Findlay

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Lovely pattern I would like to make it wider how many chains ( just an even number of chains

Nicky

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Hi there, thank you so much! Yes, you want to work in multiples of 2. Good luck with the blanket 😊

Frances

Monday 21st of February 2022

This is a beautiful blanket - love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing

Nicky

Monday 21st of February 2022

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it and hope you enjoy making it 😊

Diane Forrester

Friday 18th of February 2022

I have been trying this for a couple weeks now. I read somewhere to use a foundation crochet so I made a dc foundation - 120 of them. I can’t for the life of me figure out why I keep losing stitches in my rows. I’m down to 116 instead of 119. I have ripped it out about 8 times now. I believe it’s the ends. I’m chaining one at the end of every row but I’m still losing stitches. Any help would be appreciated.

Nicky

Monday 21st of February 2022

Hi there, I'm thinking it's your ends as well. My first suggestion would be to make a single crochet foundation chain, instead of a double crochet foundation chain. Sometimes its hard to see where to put the last stitch when it comes to double crochet. Another thing I would do is add a stitch marker to your last single crochet in row 1. Sometimes this stitch is almost "hidden" when working the second row. I would also put a stitch marker at the end of the second row (the last stitch). I think this would help a lot and help prevent from loosing stitches. Let me know how it goes and if you have any other questions, please let me know.