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Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

Gorgeous! Every new baby deserves a warm welcome into the world and this easy crochet baby blanket pattern puts a modern twist on the traditional ripple. Made using Lion Brand's Baby Soft yarn.

Put a modern twist on the traditional ripple afghan with this gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern! The free crochet pattern is below or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Gorgeous! Every new baby deserves a warm welcome into the world and this easy gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern puts a modern twist on the traditional ripple. Made using Lion Brand's Baby Soft yarn. Pretty! Free modern gender neutral crochet baby blanket pattern using Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn in Lemon Drop, Pastel Yellow, Creamsicle, Apricot, Mint and Teal. This crochet baby blanket post is a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

Truth: As an infant, my oldest daughter slept about as well as an owl on Red Bull.

Truth: My oldest daughter still sleeps about as well as an owl on Red Bull.

Truth: While trying to coerce her to sleep in those early months, I used to play a children’s song for her called “Welcome to this World” on repeat while I sobbed and wiped my nose on her receiving blankets.

This motherhood thing is quite the glamorous gig.

The thing that got me every single time about this song (besides just the complete stew of hormones I was marinating in) was the concept of welcoming a completely new human into the world and the gravity, responsibility and hope that comes along with it.

Easy crochet ripple afghan--free pattern

I named this gender-neutral crochet baby blanket the “Warm Welcome Blanket” because I think that making things with your hands is one of the most productive and rewarding ways to prepare for welcoming a new life into the world.

What says, “We all wanted you. We were excited to meet you. We loved you even before we knew how cute you were going to be,” more than a crochet baby blanket that was lovingly stitched row after row? I can’t think of anything!

Heart eyes! Every new baby deserves a warm welcome into the world and this easy crochet baby blanket pattern puts a modern twist on the traditional ripple. Perfect modern nursery decor idea!

I think this gender neutral crochet baby blanket makes the perfect pop of color in a modern nursery. (Isn’t this little bunny just the cutest? My mom made it for my daughter using this free pattern.) If you like modern nurseries with DIY touches, check out this collection of DIY Modern Nursery Decor Ideas I put together. You can also see all my free crochet baby blanket patterns here!

Every new baby deserves a warm welcome into the world and this easy crochet baby blanket pattern puts a modern twist on the traditional ripple. Made using Lion Brand's Baby Soft yarn. Pretty! Every new baby deserves a warm welcome into the world and this easy crochet baby blanket pattern puts a modern twist on the traditional ripple. Made using Lion Brand's Baby Soft yarn in Lemon Drop and Pastel Yellow.

This pastel and gender neutral crochet baby blanket is made with Lion Brand’s Baby Soft yarn which is indeed baby soft. I love how light and airy, yet cozy this blanket ended up being. The yarn just has a perfect drape for a crochet baby blanket like this. Each skein provides enough yarn to actually make two of these “Warm Welcome” blankets, which is pretty handy if you, like me, know a lot of people who like to reproduce. 🙂

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this pattern and enabling more free patterns on Make and Do Crew! The Baby Soft yarn I used for this crochet baby blanket is on sale for the entire month of May on LionBrand.com, so now is a great time to grab your yarn in all these gorgeous colors! You can even purchase a “Warm Welcome Blanket” kit here

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“Warm Welcome” Gender Neutral Crochet Baby Blanket – Free Pattern

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Measurements:
31” x 39” (See pattern notes to adjust size.)

Supplies:
(Purchase all the yarn needed in a handy kit here.)
• 1080 yds Lion Brand Baby Soft (DK/yarn symbol “3” – 459 yds, 5 oz)
– Color A: Pastel Yellow (approx. 180 yds)
– Color B: Lemon Drop (approx. 180 yds)
– Color C: Creamsicle (approx. 180 yds)
– Color D: Apricot (approx. 180 yds)
– Color E: Mint (approx. 180 yds)
– Color F: Teal (approx. 180 yds)
• Tapestry needle
• Size H [5.0 mm] crochet hook

Gauge:
17 dc = 4”, slightly over 7 rows = 4” worked in double crochet ripple pattern

Abbreviations and Glossary:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet three together
tch – turning chain
yo – yarn over

Overall Pattern Notes:
• You can easily adjust the width of this blanket. Pattern is worked in multiples of 10 stitches + 1, plus 3 for the foundation chain. For example, the pattern as written is (10 x 12) = 120 ch, plus 1, which equals 121, plus three for the foundation chain for a total of 124 chains to begin. A larger blanket might be something like (10 x 20) = 200 ch, plus 1, which equals 201, plus three for the foundation chain for a total of 204 chains to begin.

• To switch colors, use the color of the upcoming row to complete the final yo of the row you’re finishing. Proceed with new color in the next row. (See photo below.)

• Crochet over yarn tails as you switch colors and you will end up with very few, if any, ends to weave in at the end! (See photo below.)

How to change colors in crochet. Easy tutorial from MakeAndDoCrew.com

Foundation Row: Using Color A, ch 124.

Row 1: Skip first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in fourth ch, *1 dc in each of next 3 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch**, 3 dc in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, ending last repeat at **, 2 dc in last ch; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in first dc, *1 dc in each of next 3 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * ending last repeat with 2 dc in tch; turn.

Rows 3-12: Repeat Row 2. (In last dc of Row 12, switch to Color B to complete final yo. See photo above.)

Rows 13-24: Using Color B, repeat Row 2. (In last dc of Row 24, switch to Color C to complete final yo.) 

Rows 25-36: Using Color C, repeat Row 2. (In last dc of Row 36, switch to Color D to complete final yo.)

Rows 37-48: Using Color D, repeat Row 2. (In last dc of Row 48, switch to Color E to complete final yo.)

Rows 49-60: Using Color E, repeat Row 2. (In last dc of Row 60, switch to Color F to complete final yo.) 

Rows 61-72: Using Color F, repeat Row 2.

How to crochet a ripple blanket or afghan. Free pattern using Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn.

Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

Pass along your newly finished Warm Welcome Blanket to the newest little human in your life (that is, unless you decide to keep it for yourself!)

Here are a few more free crochet patterns for children from Make & Do Crew that you might enjoy!

So cute! Free crochet patterns for babies and children from MakeAndDoCrew.com.

1. Panda Hooded Crochet Blanket Pattern – free pattern!
2. “Happy Hexagons” Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – free pattern!
3. Cuddly Koala Lovey – free pattern!
4. “Granny Gives Back” Hooded Blanket – free pattern!

12 Comments

  • Lonna
    May 6, 2017 at 5:25 am

    You should have your patterns in PDF so I can download then.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Hey Lonna,

      You can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF of this pattern for $2.50 here. With the free patterns on the blog, I earn money through displaying ads, so with the ad-free PDFs, I charge a small fee.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patricia
    May 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hello Jess, I love all your work and this actually has been keeping me busy since I lost my job months ago. I am a Nigerian and want to purchase the ad for this blanket and some baby slippers u posted on face book. I can’t pay on dollar because there is a regulation on ground that doesn’t help foreign exchange. So how do I go about it can I pay in Naira?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Hey Patricia,

      Hello from Colorado, USA! I’m sorry to hear about your job. Boo for regulations! Will you please send me an email and we can work it out? 🙂

      Jess (at) makeanddocrew (dot) com

      Thanks!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Babita Kumari
    May 10, 2017 at 5:13 am

    nice patterns you send me crochet bag and pouch pattern.

    Reply
  • Brittany
    May 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Jess – I keep seeing references to a tutorial for this project. Is that a reference to a particular video? If not, do you have related videos that can help me with this project as someone brand-new to crochet? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Hey Brittany!

      Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! The tutorial for this one is a photo tutorial, which should give you a pretty good idea of how to work the pattern. If you’re looking for a video though, I linked to a video in an earlier comment up above that is a similar pattern and should give you a pretty decent idea of how to work this pattern. I hope that’s helpful!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Ezgi
    May 19, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Thank you very much fır the lovely Pattern. I love the colors, so beautiful.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Ezgi! I really loved working with these colors too. They’re just so happy and cheerful!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Hannah
    July 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the pattern. I’ve just finished it, though sadly not in colours as lovely as yours! Really pleased with it. I’ve wanted to make one with a chevron for ages but couldn’t follow the other patterns I’ve seen. This was really easy to read. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Hannah. I’m really happy to know the pattern worked well for you! And I’m sure your colors are beautiful! (I had the hardest time narrowing mine down for this afghan actually!)

      Jess

      Reply

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