Baby Blanket Pattern – Baby Afghan – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free crochet baby blanket pattern was originally published around 1947 in Crochet Creations for Baby, No. 79

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this blanket for an infant. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted baby afghan pattern.

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern:
Baby Blanket Pattern

Vintage Crochet Baby Blanket


Bear Brand, Bucilla or Fleisher’s Baby Zephyr, 3-fold, 9 balls (A)
Bucilla Crochelle or Fleisher’s Glo-Twisr, 4 1/2 balls (B)
Bucilla or Fleisher’s Steel Crochet Hook, Size 6


This crochet baby blanket is part of a cute baby set for a infant from age 6 months to 1 year. The set also includes a crochet baby sweater, a baby bonnet, and a pair of cute baby booties.

Gauge for this baby blanket pattern: 8 dc – 1 inch.

This crochet baby blanket pattern makes a blanket that is approximately 27 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches in size.


Center – Lower Edge

With A, ch 202.

Rows 1 and 2 – Work same as rows 1 and 2 of back of sweater; 200 dc. Repeat row 2 until 112 rows from beginning. Fasten off.

Chain Loop Pattern is worked with B over A background.

Lower Edge

Row 1 – right side – Same as row 1 of ch pattern on sweater; 50 loops.

Rows 2, 3 and 4 – Same as rows 2, 3 and 4 of sweater.

Repeat last 2 rows until 55 ch loop rows from beginning.

Row 56 – Work pat. repeating between *’s of row 22 of sweater to fasten last row of loops. Fasten off.

Baby Blanket Border

Round 1 – With A, working from right side, and loop on hook, 3 dc on top of dc at left corner of last dc row, 2 dc under side of same st, * 2 dc under end st of next row; repeat from * to last row, 1 dc under last end st, 5 dc in corner st; working on other side of foundation ch, 1 dc in each st to within last 2 sts, skip next st, 5 dc in corner st; work other 2 sides to correspond, end with 2 dc in same st with first 3 dc, join with slip st in top of first dc; an uneven number of sts between corner sts on each side.

Round 2 – Same as round 2 of border on sweater.

Round 3 – Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in joining st, * 1 sc in each st to next corner, 3 sc in corner st; repeat from * around, end 1 sc in same st with first 2 sc, join.

Round 4 – Turn, repeat round 2.

Round 5 – Do not turn (right side) – Ch 3, 2 dc in corner st, * 1 dc in each st to next corner, 5 dc in corner st; repeat from * around, end last repeat 2 dc in first corner, join with slip st in top of ch 3.

Round 6 – Same as round 2.

Rounds 7, 8, 9 and 10 – Repeat rounds 3 and 4 twice. Fasten off.


Steam lightly. Line. Trim as illustrated.

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