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Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern

This crochet baby blanket was designed especially for the 2022 Preemie Crochet Challenge hosted by Helen from Sunflower Cottage Crochet. This is my first year participating in this event, and I’m honored to be a part of it.

In June, crochet designers will be offering up a free baby themed pattern. There will be a wide variety of baby blankets, as well as bonding squares, hats, booties, etc. Each download you make is a pledge to make that item and donate it to a NICU or similar in November for Preemie Awareness Month.


Supplies Needed

Lightweight #4; 300 yds of each color {I used Caron Simply Soft in “Pagoda” and “Robin’s Egg”

US H{5 mm} hook {I love Furls Streamline Resin Hooks}

Tapestry needle for weaving ends


16 sts x 12 rows=4”

Finished Size: 

24” x 24”

Skill Level: 

Advanced Beginner + 

Abbreviation Used: {US Terms}


sc=single crochet

LP=Little Puff

hdc=half double crochet

ch-1 sp=chain 1 space

Special Stitches:

LP{Little Puff}: yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull through, yo; pull through first loop on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops


  • Blanket will look wonderful in a single color as well.
  • It is fully reversible, with no right or wrong side
Dark and light blue crochet baby blanket rolled up. A teal and coral resin crochet hook lays on top. A wooden bowl with a light blue ball of yarn sits close by.

Crochet Baby Blanket feature in Preemie Crochet Challenge

The Little Puff Baby Blanket was a part of the Preemie Crochet Challenge hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Every downloading, was a pledge to make at least one to donate to a NICU or similar. Click the button below to see all the designs.

Pattern Instructions for Little Puff Crochet Baby Blanket:

With Color A, Ch 90

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, LP next st, *sc next, LP next; rep from * until one st remains, sc last st, turn [89]

Row 2: ch 1, *LP next, sc next; rep from * until one st remains, LP last st, turn [89]

Row 3: ch 1, *sc next, LP next; rep from * until one st remains, sc last st, turn [89]

Rows: 4-35: Rep rows 2-3 alternately, change to Color B in final st of row 35

Rows: 36-70: Rep rows 2-3 alternately. You will end on a row 2. Fasten off. Weave ends.


Join Color A in any st

Row 1: ch 1, hdc in each st and end of each row; into each corner work (hdc, ch 1, hdc) Place stitch markers in each corner ch-1 sp if you need to. Join with sl st in beginning st.

Row 2: ch 1, hdc in each st and end of each row; into each ch-1 sp work (hdc, ch 1, hdc)

Move stitch markers to new ch-1 sp. Join with sl st in beginning st. Fasten off Color A.

Join Color B in any corner ch-1 sp

Row 3: (LP, sc) in corner; LP next, sc next in each st and end of each row with (LP, sc) in the remaining 3 corners. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Tulip Blossom Pillow with matching blanket

Here Comes Treble Pillow

Simply Beachy Plant Cozy

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