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Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

Aside from its innate darling features, this pattern is also sought-after for two other reasons: it's easy and quick to do. In less than 24 hours, you'd have an adorable blanket ready for the little one. Get to crocheting with the free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

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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 was going to be taking a break. They had a great reason – they were having a baby!
Crochet baby blanket patterns are so versatile. They come in different 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.” 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.

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.

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

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology



  • Hook: Size L/11 8.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: Bulky weight yarn
    • 375 yds white (A)
    • 200 yds taupe (B)
    • 200 yds blue (C)
  • Notions:
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle


FINISHED SIZE:  32” x 32” (see Alternate Sizing for other sizes).

GAUGE: 9 dc x 10 rows = 4”. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.


With A, ch 71

Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc), [skip next ch, 2 dc in next ch] across to last ch, dc in the last ch. turn. (70 dc)

Row 2 – 4:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), [2 dc in the space between the next 2 dc] across to last dc, dc in last dc. (70 dc)

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.

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Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2, in the following color pattern:

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

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Looking for more crochet baby blanket patterns: Heart Graphgan Baby BlanketPrimrose Baby BlanketStar Stitch Striped Baby Blanket, and the Crochet-over Block Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern.