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Modern Striped Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

Looking for a modern gender-neutral crochet baby blanket? If so, I’ve got the perfect free crochet baby blanket pattern for you! This simple baby blanket is made using two colors and one stitch.

It’s modern, simple, and totally gender-neutral approved. It’s also very beginner-friendly and includes a helpful stitch video tutorial.

Continue to read through some of the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free one-row repeat crochet baby blanket pattern.

gender neutral crochet baby blanket with tassels that is made from a cotton bamboo yarn

Modern Crochet Baby Blanket

My latest free crochet pattern is the Eta Crochet Baby Blanket. It’s cozy, modern, and perfect for a little girl or boy.

This is my first crochet baby blanket pattern here on the blog and I’m so happy to be sharing this pattern with all of you. My cousin is expecting her first child and so I thought this would be the perfect time to design a cute baby inspired pattern.

Since I don’t know the gender of the baby, I really wanted to create a gender-neutral pattern. So if you’re in the same position as me, I hope this post helps you out.

I’ve also included some color options you can choose from if you decide to switch up the colors.

Suzette Stitch Baby Blanket

As I was researching what stitch I wanted to use for this crochet baby blanket. I knew one thing, I wanted the blanket to be simple, but to also have a firm, yet flowy vibe to it. Something that you could snuggle up to during the colder months, but also light enough for the warmer months.

So one thought came to mind, the Suzette Stitch. The Suzette Stitch can also be known as the lemon peel stitch. This crochet stitch is made using single crochet and double crochet. It creates a pretty, yet firm texture.

modern crochet striped baby blanket on a white Ikea chair
a folded striped crochet baby blanket in a basket

The Yarn You’ll Use for Your Simple Crochet Baby Blanket

For this crochet baby blanket, you will need 6 balls of Hobby Lobby’s Bamboo-Tiful yarn. This yarn is classified as a lightweight number 3 yarn and it’s made from cotton and viscose.

This yarn worked up beautifully for this pattern and I highly recommend it. It reminds me a lot of a blended bamboo cotton yarn. So if you’re familiar working with that yarn base, you’ll love this yarn.

A great substitute for this yarn would be Lion Brand Coboo yarn. I’ve worked a lot with this yarn for some of my crochet patterns and it literally feels the same. It almost looks identical too in my opinion.

Possible Color Options for Your Crochet Blanket

What I love most about this modern crochet baby blanket is the color choice. I think the color choice can make a huge impact when designing a crochet piece. I think the colors for this baby blanket are perfect for both a little girl or a boy.

However, here are some other options:

  • Linen – Rose
  • Linen – Basil
  • Rose – Mustard
  • White – Sea Green
  • Iron – Rose
  • Linen – Papaya

As you can see there is a multitude of options, ultimately it’s up to you!

cotton crochet baby blanket pattern with stripes on an Ikea chair

How to Change the Size of Your Crochet Blanket?

You could totally change the size of this baby blanket to make a bigger version or a smaller version. All you need to do is adjust the number of chains at the beginning of the pattern.

The pattern also uses only one stitch, so it makes it very easy and adjustable. The stitch multiple is 2, so you can make it any size you want as long as you follow the multiple.

If you need help figuring out what size you want your crochet blanket to be, check out this handy crochet sizing guide post.

Other Free Patterns You Might Like

I’ve got quite a few home décor crochet patterns here on the blog. So I figured I would mentioned them here just in case you want to see them. All crochet patterns are easy and beginner-friendly!

free home decor crochet patterns from jewels and jones

Some of my favorites include the Shell Stitch Baby Blanket, Farmhouse Crochet Pillow, Granny Square Body Pillow, and the Circle of Friends Crochet Blanket.

  1. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
  2. Farmhouse Crochet Pillow
  3. Granny Square Body Pillow
  4. Circle of Friends Crochet Blanket

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

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Description:

Learn how to crochet a modern gender-neutral baby blanket! This free striped crochet baby blanket pattern is simple to make and uses a one-row repeat.

Materials:

4.0 mm (U.S./ size F)

4 skeins of Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color Linen (Weight 3 / 4 oz, 257 yards), a total of 1028 yards or another light weight category 3 yarn for color A

2 skeins of Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color Iron (Weight 3 / 4 oz, 257 yards), a total of 514 yards or another light weight category 3 yarn for color B

Darning Needle

Gauge:

16 rows x 8 stitches = 4″ 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:

Width: 36″ inch

Length: 36″ inch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S Terms.
  • Pattern notes when to switch colors ( A = Linen and B = Iron).
  • A video tutorial for the stitch can be found here.
  • ch 1 does not count as a stitch when working the Suzette Stitch.
  • Total stitches for row are indicated between ( ).
  • You will add 4 tassels to your crochet blanket, 1 tassel per corner. Tassels are made using Hobby Lobby Bamboo-Tiful yarn in the color Iron. You will have enough yarn leftover from the blanket to make 4 tassels.

Pattern

With Color A, ch 132

R1: 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.

R2: 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.

R3-R32: Repeat row 2

Change to color B

R33-R42: Repeat row 2

Change to color A

R43-R52: Repeat row 2

Change to color B

R53-R62: Repeat row 2

Change to color A

R63-R72: Repeat row 2

Change to color B

R73-R82: Repeat row 2

Change to color A

R83-R114: Repeat row 2

Finish off and weave in all ends.

How to Make and Add Tassels

You will need a total of 4 tassels. One for each corner of the crochet baby blanket.

Supplies:

Yarn Bee Bamboo-Tiful in the color Iron (1 ball/leftover yarn from pattern)

Small book

Scissors

Step 1:

Wrap your yarn around the book 25 times or continue wrapping if you want a chunky tassel.

Step 2:

Gently remove the wrapped yarn of the book.

Cut an additional piece of yarn and put it under the yarn that you just removed from the book ( approx.  1/2″ from the top). 

Once you have the yarn underneath the bunched up yarn, you want to tie a knot to secure it. This will create a loop on top (hole).

Step 3:

Cut all the bottom loops and trim the yarn so it’s perfectly even.

Finally, cut an additional piece of string and loop it through the top of the tassel. This string is used to attach the tassel to the corners of the baby blanket. 

Create a total of 4 tassels. 1 for each corner of the blanket.

Voila, you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed making this free crochet baby blanket pattern.

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Bethea

Monday 11th of April 2022

I’m confused about how many rows to make of each color when making a 40 by 60 modern stripped crochet baby blanket. I’ve made the 36 by 36 square size and love it but cannot figure out the stripes on the longer one to get the spacing correct. Do I make the starting chain 40”for the width or is the starting chain the length of the blanket at 60”?And how do I get the stripes to be in the center with the width or the length correctly? More rows of the linen or more rows of colored stripes because of the longer length? I’ve studied your size graph but still confused. Please HELP?

Mary Perschbacher

Monday 21st of March 2022

That will maybe help with the amount of yarn, but What kind of stitches do I use that do not take a lot of yarn? Mary Perschbacher

Nicky

Monday 21st of March 2022

Hello, the stitch used for this blanket is the Suzette Stitch. I personally don't think it takes up to much yarn. I would recommend it for a blanket.

Mary Perschbacher

Monday 21st of March 2022

On this Suzette Striped Crochet Baby Blanket, can it be made with Bulky #6 wt. yarn? If so I much yarn would I need for a Throw size 48" X 60". I have a Caron Anniversary Cake that has 1061 Yards, it is a Bulky ^ wt. yarn that I am trying to find a pattern for. But I would like to make it the size of a Throw. But I also do NOT want it with a lot of Big Holes. If you have any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thank you, Mary

Nicky

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi there, I personally haven't made this blanket pattern with a bulky weight yarn, so I'm not sure how much yarn you would need. However, I definitely think you can use a bulky weight yarn for this pattern, just make sure to adjust the hooks size. I did just release a chunky blanket pattern that uses this stitch, all go ahead and link it down below so you can see what it looks like. It might be a good one to make for the yarn that you have on hand. 😊 https://jewelsandjones.com/easy-chunky-crochet-blanket-free-pattern/

Bethea Hanny

Thursday 17th of February 2022

I want to make the toddler size modern stripped baby blanket. How many chains for this size blanket? Also how many balls of the yarnbee bamboo tinful yarn in each color? Not sure how to figure this out. Thanks!!!

Nicky

Monday 21st of February 2022

Hello, I would recommend making a gauge swatch in the recommended hook size and counting how many stitches you have in 1 inch. Then I would times that number by the size you want your toddler blanket to be. I do have a post written about different blanket sizes, so I will go ahead and link that below. I hope this helps! 😊 https://jewelsandjones.com/crochet-blanket-sizing-guide-free-graphic/

Elizabeth

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

I'm trying to make the cream and blue baby blanket you hv posted here with blue tassels...not sure if its Eta or ? Anyway I'm looking everywhere thruout this post and I don't see a recommendation on the hook size? Thank you for posting this updated modern version of crochet. This is what we need to rejuvenate the world of crochet.

Nicky

Thursday 17th of February 2022

Hi there,

Thank you! 😊 Yes, it's the Eta Baby blanket and you want to use a 4.0 mm crochet hook.