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Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Have you ever made something you were completely obsessed with? For me, that’s this baby blanket! The Snuggled Up Baby Blanket is now my favorite pattern and my favorite finished thing I have ever made! It’s soft and thick and squishy, and the pattern is so easy to memorize and works up in no time at all. This crochet baby blanket pattern looks whimsical and intricate but it’s really a just combination of basic stitches and amazing yarn. Keep reading for the free pattern below!

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

I don’t know how I never heard of Bernat Forever Fleece yarn before, but it it HANDS DOWN my favorite thing to work with right now. This super bulky yarn is amazing for working up quick blankest but the way it feels is just incredible. It’s a thick yarn with a brushed fleecy texture on the outside that feels so nice as it slides through your fingers and hook, and it creates a soft, pillowy blanket that you’ll want to snuggle up in. Each loop of this yarn stands out and gives you the best stitch definition too!

It comes in so many colors, so you know I bought them all up and I’ll be making more blankets with this soon!

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This baby blanket uses only single and double crochets but the finished texture and pattern make it look a lot more intricate than it is. This is a showstopper blanket and it would be a wonderful gift for a baby shower. Or make it bigger and use it as a throw in your living room!

Because this blanket is heavy though, be sure to keep an eye on your tension throughout. It’s easy to let the weight of the blanket pull down as you work and make your stitches too tight. But as long as you keep an even tension, this is an easy weekend project, or work on it weeknights for a blanket that’s done in a week!

 
Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Sizing: 40 x 40 inches
  • Gauge: 2S X 2R per inch

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Chain 81 (or any odd #)

Row 1: Starting from the second chain from the hook, *(SC, DC) into the next space, skip 1*. Repeat from * along the chain until the last space. SC in last.

Row 2: Chain 1, turn. *(SC, DC), skip 1,* to last space, SC in last space.

Rows 3-80: Repeat row 2 until the blanket is as long as you want it to be.

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Border

Chain 1, turn, and SC into each space along the top edge. Into the last space, work (SC, chain 1, SC) into the same space and turn the blanket so you’re working down the side. SC all along the side until you get to the last space, work (SC, chain 1, SC) into the corner, turn, and repeat all the way around the blanket. When you get back to where you started, SC into the space you worked the first stitch, chain 1, and slip stitch to the top of the next SC. BO and weave in the ends and trim the excess yarn.

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Adding the tassels

After finishing the border, I had just a little bit of yarn left over, so I used that to make some tassels! Just cut a few strands of yarn to double the length you want the finished tassel to be. Then insert your hook into the chain 1 space in the corner, lay the strands centered across the hook, and use the hook to pull a loop through. Remove the hook, insert your fingers through the loop and grab the tails of your tassel and through them through the loop. Give each end a gentle tug to tighten them all up and trim to make the ends even.

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Watch the video tutorial!

And you’re all done!

I love how this blanket turned out and the fact that it’s heavy enough that I didn’t need to block it. I also didn’t line it as I usually do with baby blankets, so this is just gorgeous fleecy yarn on both sides!

Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Snuggled Up Baby Blanket: Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Want to check out more baby blanket crochet patterns? I have all my patterns here, including the blanket shown below!

Related: The Mulberry Throw Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

See you soon 🙂


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