Easy Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

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This easy baby boy crochet blanket free pattern has quickly become one of my favourite crochet blanket patterns. It’s accessible for beginner crocheters and great for using up different yarns in your stash. In addition to the free written pattern, I’ve included a step-by-step video tutorial on how to crochet this baby blanket which I’ve named the Wander Often Blanket.

Want to make the Wander Often Blanket in another size? I’ve designed this blanket to be available in thirteen different sizes.

  • Baby Sizes: Stroller through Toddler (4 total – including the size given here on the blog) are available in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy Shops for a small fee.

  • Larger Sizes: Small Throw through King Size Blanket (9 total) are available in one convenient file in my Etsy Shop for a small fee.

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How Do you Crochet A Boy Blanket?

For most makers, what makes a crochet blanket appropriate for a boy or a girl is the colour of the blanket. Generally speaking, many makers tend to use lighter colours like light pinks, blues, yellows and greens for baby blankets, depending on gender.

For this baby blanket pattern, I wanted to go for a more modern take on a baby blanket, opting for darker colours over the standard pastels and light shades. This blanket can be made for any gender and in any colour palette you want so have fun with it.

What is the Best Size for a Crochet Baby Blanket?

There are a lot of “standards” out there for the “best size” for a crochet baby blanket and of course, everyone has their own opinions. I believe the best size for a crochet baby blanket is one that is large enough to last a baby beyond the initial first couple of years and into toddler-hood. If it’s big enough for Mom/Dad to use while caring for baby, then bonus. This blanket is approximately 32” wide x 41.25” long and is big enough for both baby and Mom/Dad.

smiling child using a crochet baby blanket in masculine colours made with this free crochet pattern
My (not-so-little) baby using her Wander Often Blanket.

What is the Best Stitch for a Baby Blanket?

The answer to this will vary from person to person and their personal tastes/opinions. My personal answer to this question is 2 parts:

  1. It ideally has little to no holes in it (if I’m giving it to a newborn)
  2. It has to be S-I-M-P-L-E!

I have made more baby blankets than probably anything else in my crochet career and when I’m making a baby blanket for a gift, I want it to be simple to make, but beautiful. The stitch I’d used to design this easy baby boy crochet blanket free pattern fits both of my criteria above, therefore making it (in my opinion) one of the best crochet stitches for a baby blanket out there.

A Great Stash Buster/Scrapghan

This baby boy crochet blanket pattern doesn’t have to be used as a baby blanket. I LOVE this pattern as a stash buster or scrapghan! If you have a bunch of different coloured yarns, you can use them as you see fit throughout the pattern, just continue to change colours every 2 rows. I have a bag full of small partial balls of yarn that I plan to use to make a scraptacular blanket with using this pattern.

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Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Beginner


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

  • 5.5 mm (I) Furls Candy Shop Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) <— Save 15% on qualifying purchased at Furls Crochet through this link using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the checkout.

  • Furls Wander (100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight (4) medium, 120yds/109m, 100g/3.5oz), 3 Balls of each of the following colours:
    • Colour A – Mist
    • Colour B – Midnight
    • Colour C – Alabaster
    • Colour D – Obsidian

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

Finished Size: 

  • Approximately 32” wide x 41.25” long

Gauge: 

  • Approximately 15 sts x 12 rows = 4”

Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 

  • This pattern is worked in back and forth in turned rows.

  • Colour changes are done at the end of indicated rows, using the last yarn over of the last stitch.

  • CH-3 at the beginning of rows counts as the first stitch of that row.


Printable Versions of This Pattern:

  • Baby Sizes: Stroller through Toddler (4 total – including the size given here on the blog) are available in one convenient file in my Ravelry and Etsy Shops for a small fee.

  • Larger Sizes: Small Throw through King Size Blanket (9 total) are available in one convenient file in my Etsy Shop for a small fee.

Sample blanket made with this baby boy crochet blankey free pattern with Furls Wander Yarn and crochet hook

Wander Often Blanket – Easy Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Using Colour A, CH 117.


Row 1:
SC in 2nd CH from the hook and the next 3 CHs, *DC in the next 4 CHs, SC in next 4 CHs; repeat from * until end.  (116)

Row 2: CH 1 and turn. *SC in the first 4 sts, DC in the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 4 sts remain.  SC in the last 4 sts.

Change to Colour B

Rows 3 – 4: CH 3 (counts as first st here and throughout) and turn. DC in the 2nd st and the next 2 sts, *SC in the next 4 sts, DC in the next 4 sts; repeat from * until end.

Change to Colour C

Rows 5 – 6: CH 1 and turn. *SC in the first 4 sts, DC in the next 4 sts; repeat from * until 4 sts remain.  SC in the last 4 sts.

Change to Colour D

Rows 7 – 8: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 9 – 10: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 11 – 12: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 13 – 14: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 15 – 16: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 17 – 18: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 19 – 20: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 21 – 22: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 23 – 24: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 25 – 26: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 27 – 28: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

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Change to Colour C

Rows 29 – 30: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 31 – 32: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 33 – 34: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 35 – 36: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 37 – 38: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 39 – 40: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 41 – 42: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 43 – 44: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 45 – 46: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 47 – 48: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 49 – 50: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 51 – 52: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 53 – 54: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 55 – 56: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 57 – 58: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 59 – 60: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 61 – 62: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 63 – 64: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 65 – 66: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 67 – 68: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 69 – 70: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 71 – 72: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 73 – 74: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 75 – 76: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 77 – 78: Repeat Row 5 – 6

Change to Colour D

Rows 79 – 80: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 81 – 82: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 83 – 84: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 85 – 86: Repeat Row 5 – 6

Change to Colour D

Rows 87 – 88: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

sample blanket made with this easy baby boy crochet blanket free pattern, draped over a chair.

Change to Colour A

Rows 89 – 90: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 91 – 92: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 93 – 94: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 95 – 96: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 97 – 98: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 99 – 100: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 101 – 102: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 103 – 104: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 105 – 106: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 107 – 108: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 109 – 110: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 111 – 112: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 113 – 114: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour B

Rows 115 – 116: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour C

Rows 117 – 118: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

Change to Colour D

Rows 119 – 120: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.

Change to Colour A

Rows 121 – 122: Repeat Row 5 – 6.

FO and weave in ends.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this baby boy crochet blanket free pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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12 thoughts on “Easy Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Free Pattern”

    • I’m glad you like the pattern and I’m sorry you don’t like the ads. Unfortunately, in order for me to offer my patterns for free, I need to have ads on my blog. If you’d prefer a copy of the pattern without ads, they are available for a small fee in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

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  1. I absolutely love this pattern! So easy to work and it goes fast! I’m struggling with my edges being even. I’m going to have to put a boarder just to cover my uneven edges.

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    • I’m so glad that you love it! It’s one of my favourite designs. If you’re struggling with even edges, you could try substituting a chain 2 for the chain 3 turning chain (on your next blanket since you’re likely too far along to make the change at this point).

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