Crocheted Baby Blanket Patterns and Ideas

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September 10, 2010

Crocheted Baby AfghanThe original pattern found on Lion Brand Yarn, Pound of Love, package called for a blanket with a hood. I decided to omit the hood. It was in one color. I also used contrasting matching colors to add stripes to the afghan. This is a shell pattern.


Approximate Time: 12 hours



The size is 40x32 inch

1. Chain 108.

2. Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. *skip 2 ch, 1 sc and 2 dc in next ch; rep from * across, ending with skip 2 ch. 1sc in last ch. Ch2, turn.

2. Row 2: 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, 1 sc and 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch2, turn.

3. Repeat row 2 for pattern until desired length.

By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH

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October 1, 2006

I am looking for a pattern for baby afghan from the Mary Maxim catalog. It is called Peaceful Pastels afghan. It is a rainbow of baby colors and is crochet. The design is a star shape and the rainbow appears by itself when the work is crocheted. You use 2 stands of yarn together when working afghan. Anyone out there who can help me?

Lori from Appleton, WI


October 3, 20060 found this helpful

I don't have exactly what you are looking for but I may be able to help you. These two websites are connected.


has lots of afghan patterns, this next website

has lots of baby patterns of all kinds, not just afghans and not all knit and crochet. Once you get to the website go to the section "Baby Blankets". The first listing is for "Beth's Little Star Afghan". If you are a fairly experienced crocheter you can probably figure out how to get a rainbow effect by changing the colors. Good Luck!

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By elliesilverthorn (Guest Post)
October 17, 20060 found this helpful

I am also looking for this pattern I saw it and loved it! If you found it will you please let me know where I can find it I would love to make this for my sister who is having her first child in May. Thank you! Ellie

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By Mary Maxim Customer Service (Guest Post)
December 22, 20060 found this helpful


We are sorry, but this is a copyrighted pattern, and it is against the law to post it online as has been done. We have contacted the website to have the pattern removed. As you can see, if all the patterns we work to design, test, choose just the right yarn for the pattern, pay to have that yarn shipped to us, etc. were available at no charge, we would be out of business in a hurry!


Editor's Note: The pattern she is referring to has been removed.

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By sondra wunschel (Guest Post)
December 1, 20070 found this helpful

Can anyone help me looking for the pattern for the afghan peaceful pastels? Would like to make it for my granddaughter. Thanks a lot.
texangel43 AT

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By Catherine Luke (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

Why doesn't Mary Maxim sell their patterns in a book rather than only with a kit? The kits are reasonably priced but sometimes I"d rather buy my own yarn! I had bought this kit once upon a time but after I made it, I can't remember what I did with the piece of paper. Books are a lot more durable.

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By CD the DJ (Guest Post)
May 18, 20080 found this helpful

Go to their website and request their catalog or you can find the afghan that your looking for as well.

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By Linda (Guest Post)
January 29, 20090 found this helpful

With the help of other people on line they directed me to project-angel-kiss.150m.con/roundripple.html The picture is so close to the Mary Maxim that I will be trying it my self. Hope this is helpful for all of you because it satisified me.

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February 16, 2009

I am looking for easy crocheted hats and baby blankets patterns.

Patty from New York


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February 16, 20090 found this helpful

Go to any search engine and type in patterns for crocheted hats and baby blankets.

Lots and lots of patterns out there all you have to do is look.

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February 23, 2010

Does anyone know where I can get the pattern for this shell baby blanket? Thanks.

By Janice from IA

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October 13, 2008

I am looking for a pattern or kit for a triple crochet shell baby afghan. I bought a kit many years ago but now can't find a kit or pattern. Can anyone help me? The shells sit on top of each other so a circle is formed.

Sandra from Red Creek, NY


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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Go to

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

this is another great place, with literally 1000's of patterns.

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October 15, 20080 found this helpful

Try going to:

They have a place where you can post what you are looking for. Click on "Keep on Learning" and then "Find and Seek" and then post your request. All the ladies crochet and knit and they are wonderful at finding patterns for others.



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July 5, 2006

I am looking for a easy ripple crochet baby blanket pattern.



By Willem (Guest Post)
July 6, 20060 found this helpful

Google: free easy ripple crochet baby blanket pattern.

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July 12, 20060 found this helpful

Crochet hook size G
Several colors of soft 4 ply worsted yarn (about 20 oz yarn total)

Baby Sized - Chain 152
ROW 1: 2 sc into 2nd ch from the hook. *Sc into next 6 ch, skip 2, sc into each of next 6 chs, 3 sc into next ch, repeat from * 8 more times. Sc in next 6 ch, skip 2, sc in next 6 ch, 2 sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn. (RIGHT SIDE)


Row 2: from now on sc in the back loop of each stitch. 2 sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 6 sc, skip 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in next sc (which should be the middle of the 3 sc of row 1). Repeat from * 8 more times. Then sc in next 6 sc, skip 2, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn. Repeat row 2 for the entire afghan.

Repeat Row 2 throughout. Finished blanket should measure about 4' long or desired length. Change colors after every 4 rows or so. This is a very flexible pattern.
I have seen ripples with color changes mid-row.... just depends on the look you want.


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April 11, 2010

I'm looking for a pattern for a single skein blankie. It was in Crochet Today. It is an easy baby blankie pattern. Thank you.

By rose from IL

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July 16, 2018

This easy to make afghan will give baby a warm, snuggly blanket to cuddle into. Use your favorite colors and maybe even make several for your child or to give as gifts.


Learn how to make a crocheted rainbow baby afghan using the pattern below.

rainbow baby afghan

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April 9, 2019

A beautiful crocheted blanket is the perfect gift for a new baby and is sure to be treasured as the child grows. This page contains a pattern for a lacy crocheted baby blanket.

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February 7, 2019

Sometimes it can be difficult to track down older crochet patterns, especially when they may have been offered by companies no longer doing business. This page offers some suggestions for finding a reversible shell baby blanket pattern.

A blue blanket crocheted with a shell pattern.

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September 10, 2010

Measures approximately 30x36 inches. I used a random color and stripe pattern.

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