The Lightly Lacy Baby Blanket crochet pattern gives you a blanket that’s neither too fancy nor too plain. It strikes a great balance right in the middle making it a lovely pattern to use for any baby.
Plus, you can easily adjust the size and make it a throw for your own living room. Keep scrolling for the free crochet pattern or you can purchase an ad-free PDF here.
How do you crochet a lacy baby blanket?
Handmade baby blankets are one of the sweetest gifts you can give to new parents. They are useful and show your thoughtfulness and care about their new bundle of joy. A lace baby blanket had delicate stitchwork that give the blanket heirloom quality.
There are many different types of crochet lace and many of them use some sort of shell stitch combo to create the open pattern work. Instead of shell stitches, this pattern uses a combination of single crochets and chains to create the lacy pattern. Sounds simple, right?
It is, but please keep in mind it probably isn’t a good pattern to start with for beginner crocheters. If you are a beginner keep working on skills like tension, skipping stitches, working in chain spaces and you’ll be ready to tackle this blanket in no time.
Stitches used in the Easy Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Thankfully this lacy blanket doesn’t require fancy stitches or even hard stitch combos. The main body of the blanket is made by repeating a single crochet, chain 3, single crochet combo.
I got the idea for the crochet stitch pattern from the book Basic Crochet Stitches (The Harmony Guides) where the pattern is called a Winkle Picot Stitch. If you like learning new stitch combos, you’ll enjoy this book. It’s filled with great ideas, simple instructions, and beautiful stitches. You can order Basic Crochet Stitches (The Harmony Guides) right on Amazon.
The border of the blanket also uses a combination of chain stitches with single crochet to give the blanket a simple yet finished look.
Yarn used in the Lightly Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket
This adorable baby blanket uses Paintbox Yarn Simply Aran, a 100% Acrylic, worsted weight yarn. It comes in a variety of colors (something like 60 options I believe) and can be ordered from LoveCrafts where it is frequently on sale.
I originally purchased this yarn with the idea to make a lacy shawl but once I started working with it, I realized it didn’t have the drape I was hoping for with that pattern. Instead, this yarn works up with a strong construction that remains soft and cuddly… perfect for blankets!
Lightly Lacy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
US size J/10, 6.0 mm crochet hook
Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran -sample used 790 yds (13.75 oz) in Champagne White
Large Eye Yarn Needle
sc(s): single crochet(s)
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
[ ]: complete all instructions within the brackets the specified number of times.
Gauge: 4” by 4” = 11 rows by 5 (sc, ch 3 sc) repeats
Finished Size: approximately 30 L” x 29.5 W”
When instructed to work in the chain space, (ex: sc in ch-2 space), you will be working around the chain instead of into the chain.
To adjust the size of the blanket, keep the starting chain a multiple of 3 and work an even number of rows.
Row 1: sc in the 6th ch from the hook, *skip ch, sc, ch 3, sc, repeat from * until 3 chs remain, skip ch, sc, ch 2, hdc, turn.
Row 2: ch 4, sc in ch-2 space, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 space, repeat from * until only the last ch space remains, (sc, ch 2, hdc) in final ch space, turn.
Rows 3-80: Repeat Row 2
For the border you are first going to work single crochets evenly around the entire blanket. You’ll want to work your stitches so you have a multiple of 3 scs along each of the sides and 5 scs in each corner.
Below I wrote out exactly how I worked my stitches for Round 1. (Rounds 2 and 3 are worked the same on all sides.)
When working the sides, I worked my scs around the hdcs or chains instead of into the stitches which is referred to as “space” in the pattern for Side 1 and Side 2.
(Work 105 single crochets along the top and bottom and 117 single crochets on each side with 5 single crochets in each corner.)
Top: ch 1, 2 sc in corner ch space, *3 sc in ch-3 space, repeat from * until only the corner space remains, 5 sc in corner ch space, turn blanket sideways
Side 1: *sc in 1st space, 2 sc in next space, repeat from * until only the corner space remains, 5 sc in corner ch space, turn blanket to work on the bottom edge.
Bottom: sc in each ch, 5 sc in corner ch space, turn to side 2.
Side 2: *sc in 1st space, 2 sc in next space, repeat from * until only the corner space remains, 3 sc in corner ch space, join with a slip st to the first sc of the top.
Round 2: ch 1, [sc, ch 3, skip 1 st, sc, *ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc, repeat from * until only the corner stitches remain, skip 1 st, sc, ch 3, sc, skip 1 st] 4 times, join with a sl st to the first sc
Round 3: ch 1, work 3 scs in each ch-3 space and 5 scs in each corner ch-3 space, join with a sl st to the first sc
Fasten off and weave in ends.