Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

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This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets in no time flat.

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

One thing I love about crochet is the ability to gift it to others. I’m constantly making gifts for others. But most recently, I wanted to tell you about a crochet baby blanket I made for some family friends. I found out that the couple who have been helping to clean our Airbnb suite were going to be taking a break. They had a great reason – they’re having a baby!

Crochet baby blanket patterns are so versatile. They come in different baby blanket sizes and colors and shapes. That’s why they’re such great presents.

This pattern is perfect if you don’t know how to crochet a blanket. It’s very beginner friendly. This easy crochet baby blanket is super fast to make. Hence why it’s called “Done in a Day.”

It was the perfect baby blanket crochet pattern for me because I only had a couple of days to prepare something.  It was important that we show our appreciation and I decided a baby blanket crochet gift was the perfect way to do so.

I started working on this easy crochet blanket on Wednesday night around 8 pm. Most free crochet baby blanket patterns take forever. But this blanket had to be ready by Friday at noon when they came to help us one last time. If you’re ever in a similar situation, scouring through baby blanket patterns, this will be your lifesaver. It will teach you how to crochet a baby blanket easily and quickly.

I ransacked my yarn stash and found enough yarn to create something that would be appropriate for a baby boy blanket. I wanted something that would add definition to crochet stitches for baby blankets. It’s also important to find soft yarn for crocheted baby blankets. Babies have sensitive skin after all.

In under 24 hours my project was complete and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – especially with yarn that I already had and in such a short amount of time.

This chunky crochet blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can make this double crochet baby blanket. Feel free to change up the colors and customize this for either gender or to go with the nursery decor.

I chose to make this simple crochet blanket with Berroco Comfort Chunky which is a really dreamy yarn. If you spend more than $80 a year on yarn (appx $7 a month), I highly recommend checking out Dollar Yarn Club to pick up some yarn for this project. It’s a totally free service and they send you email alerts when yarn is on sale from your favorite companies for really, really cheap. You can get a free membership to the service here.

This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets yourself.

 

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  32” x 32”

PATTERN:

Chain 66 in White (made in multiples of 2 if you’d like it smaller or larger)

Row 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 1 ch, 2dc in next ch*, repeat across entire row ending with a dc in the last ch. turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. Skip the first dc and dc twice into the space between the next group of 2 dcs. *Go to the next group of 2 dc’s and dc twice into the space between*, repeat until the end of the row ending with a dc in the last dc.

Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2. Bind off and weave in ends.

COLOR CHANGES:

  • Rows 5-6: Taupe
  • Rows 7-8: Denim
  • Rows 9-12: White
  • Rows 13-14: Taupe
  • Rows 15-16: Denim
  • Rows 17-20: White
  • Rows 21-22: Taupe
  • Rows 23-24: Denim
  • Rows 25-28: White
  • Rows 29-30: Taupe
  • Rows 31-32: Denim
  • Rows 33-36: White
  • Rows 37-38: Taupe
  • Rows 39-40: Denim
  • Rows 41-43: White
  • Rows 44-45: Taupe
  • Rows 46-47: Denim
  • Rows 48-52: White

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8 Comments

8 Comments on Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

  1. Jessie Thoms
    September 9, 2017 at 12:07 PM (1 year ago)

    I”m new to this. What does “made in multiples of two” mean?

    Reply
    • Jamey
      September 12, 2017 at 12:38 PM (1 year ago)

      Hi Jessie,

      “Made in multiples of two” is handy if you’d like to make the blanket larger or smaller in size. For example, say you want to make the blanket a little smaller, you could chain 52 stitches instead of 66. You can pick any number of chains to start with as long as it’s an even number.

      Reply
  2. Natasha
    September 12, 2017 at 12:25 PM (1 year ago)

    This project is so timely for me! I’m a very basic crocheter, but was just thinking that I’d like to make a blanket for our little one (arriving late October/early November). This looks absolutely perfect! Thanks!

    Reply
  3. Tammie
    September 15, 2017 at 1:08 PM (1 year ago)

    Beautiful blanket.Thanks for sharing. Could 2 strands of yarn held together work?

    Reply
    • Jamey
      September 15, 2017 at 1:25 PM (1 year ago)

      Thanks Tammie! Yes, I think you could totally use 2 strands of yarn held together but you’d likely want them a light weight size 3 yarn OR you could adjust the stitch count to be maybe 6-8 stitches or so less to accommodate for the thickness. I’m a firm believer in giving things a try – that’s one of the beautiful things about crochet, there are so many options. Good luck and have fun crocheting the blanket.

      Reply
  4. Donna jennings
    June 16, 2018 at 5:25 AM (8 months ago)

    Hi thanks for sharing these lovely patterns I can’t wait now to get started and you explain it well and in great detail and easy to understand
    Thankyou
    Donna

    Reply
  5. Flo
    August 19, 2018 at 9:01 AM (6 months ago)

    Just what I was looking for, I’m sure I can do this I love to crochet but am not very good at it. Thanks

    Reply
  6. kathy
    August 30, 2018 at 4:13 AM (6 months ago)

    Thank you for this pattern. Love the colour combination. I will probably try a medium weight wool – 8 ply .

    Reply

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