Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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This Cross-Over stitch baby blanket crochet pattern is super easy to make, once you get started, you can practically make it with your eyes closed. #crochetpattern #crochetblanket #ilovecrochet #crochetaddict #crochetgiftCross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite crochet projects to work on is the humble and sweet crochet baby blanket. Not only are baby blankets adorable, but they’re also super quick and easy to make.

Learn how to crochet a baby blanket and it just might become an heirloom. They mean the world to the parents who receive your beautiful gift and will likely treasure their beautiful blanket for years to come. I had a family member give us a handmade crochet baby blanket when my daughter was born and it was one of the most precious gifts that we received.

This Cross-Over stitch crochet blanket is super easy to make and like many of my patterns, once you get started, you can practically make it with your eyes closed.

P.S. If you love working with the cross-over stitch, check out my popular cross-over stitch infinity scarf.

Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology



  •        Hook: U.S. 8.00mm
  •        Yarn: Size 5 Bulky –  you need approx 400 yards.
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors


  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet


Cross-Over Block Stitch – to see my video crochet tutorial of the cross-over click HERE

FINISHED SIZE:  28″ x 30″


Start by chaining 78 + 2 (80) or use multiples of 3 + 2 to make the blanket smaller or larger.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, dc in each chain until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch3, then in between the 3rd and 4th dc (the dc under the ch DOES NOT count as the 1st dc), do 1sc, ch2, *skip 3 dc and do 1sc, ch2 between the dc from the previous row * rep until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc into the ch space below, plus 1dc crossed-over to the sc at the bottom of the turning ch. *2dc into the next ch space, plus 1dc crossed back over (to the right) into the sc from the previous row*. Rep until the end of the row ending with an additional dc in the last ch space (no cross-over).

Repeat Rows 2-3 until you reach Row 61 or until you have reached the desired length for your project. 

Cut the yarn, weave in ends.

Looking for more crochet baby blanket patterns: Heart Graphgan Baby Blanket, Primrose Baby Blanket, Star Stitch Striped Baby Blanket, and the Easy Done in a Day Crochet Baby Blanket.


13 Comments on Cross-Over Block Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

  1. Gmail QA
    December 13, 2017 at 10:59 PM (4 years ago)

    What a cute blanket! I love the color you chose. Thank you for sharing the pattern!! I’ll definitely try it!!

  2. Beverly Stevens
    December 24, 2017 at 3:02 PM (4 years ago)

    I knit more than I crochet so appreciate any helpful crochet suggestions I can get (also knitting suggestions). I am a senior citizen and do quite a lot of handwork and have been at it for about 76 years now.

  3. Sarah
    December 30, 2017 at 2:21 PM (4 years ago)

    What brand and color(s) of yarn did you use? I love the color scheme in pictures!!!

  4. Ariani
    September 20, 2018 at 8:24 PM (3 years ago)

    Greetings from Indonesia.

    Hi, my name is ariani. Sorry for my poor English. I have found your free pattern of cress-over block stitch baby blanket on Pinterest and I was very eager to try.

    But I always ended up getting smaller than my former length measurement. Why could that be happening ? Can you help me…

    Thank you and regards

    • Faye Hobbs
      October 10, 2019 at 8:32 AM (2 years ago)

      Make sure the yarn used is the 5 bulky called for. If it is then try using a larger hook. I tend to crochet with fairly tight stitches causing this problem. I have learned to go up one hook size on most patterns to compensate.

      • Carol
        February 21, 2020 at 7:55 PM (1 year ago)

        what is the color of the yarn?

  5. Pam
    November 9, 2019 at 5:56 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi Jsmey, I made a sample to learn the pattern an my row 1 with all the DC was tight against the foundation chain . I love the pattern, thanks for your help.

    • Suzanne
      May 20, 2020 at 3:54 PM (1 year ago)

      I always start my foundation chain with a larger hook, sometimes 2 sizes up. If you are describing the opposite, you can start with a smaller hook and go up.

      I have also used a double strand on the foundation chain so it is sturdier. This is what finally saved me when I bought a bunch of bulky yarn on sale but could not get it to cooperate.

      you can also try a foundation row, there are tutorials out there for all the basic stitches. I have never mastered how to do them but some people swear by them.

  6. Laurie Greer
    November 29, 2019 at 7:48 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d really like to know the brand and yarn color used in this Afghan?! This is beautiful!!

  7. Julie J
    January 29, 2020 at 6:23 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the look of the afghan. I think that it would look cute using some yarn cakes so that you don’t have to keep changing the colors. I am going to try it for our local county fair in September and have some relatives and friends that are due around that time so someone will get it.

  8. Jenn
    April 20, 2020 at 7:07 PM (1 year ago)

    I wish there was a video tutorial for this pattern. Written patterns rarely make sense to me. The pattern is beautiful.

    • Sharon
      May 2, 2021 at 11:39 AM (3 months ago)

      It’s so beautiful I was wondering if a dk would be ok and do you have a video?

  9. Michelle
    May 25, 2020 at 9:26 AM (1 year ago)

    I’m loving the pattern, but for some reason I’m not getting straight edges. They’re at a diagonal. Both sides. It’s looking like the edges are like this-\_\ if that makes sense. Any tips?


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