Baby blankets and blankets for newborns - 13 models

When picking up a newborn baby from the hospital, you need to think how to cover it. A blanket that is too heavy will not work, but protection from draft and coolness is still needed. In this case, you can crochet a children's blanket for a newborn. To do this, you can take special children's yarn, which does not irritate the delicate skin of the baby.

Crocheting a plaid is not difficult. To do this, you can choose any of the video lessons we offer and carefully observe the actions of the instructor and the stories of an experienced craftswoman. The knitting technique is simple and quite affordable for beginners. Knitted blankets are extremely convenient for children in cool weather. As the child grows, you can create new bedspreads for him.

Plaid for the newborn

The dimensions of the product can be taken in accordance with the length and width of the crib in which the baby will sleep. The plaid can be used in a crib or in a stroller, it is quite warm, although it is recommended to additionally warm it by folding it in half. The knitting is very beautiful, and the children's plaid crochet knits quite easily.

For work, yarn with a thick thread was used, which corresponds to the number nine crochet hook. The number of loops that you need to get a blanket of a given width is dialed. The next row is crocheted with crochets. Expanding knitting, using the same technique, you make the next row.

Waffle plaid

For the manufacture of the plaid required:

  • eight skeins of Milk Cotton yarn, consisting of 45% cotton, 15% silk and 40% milk acrylic, 50 grams of yarn contains 150 meters,
  • knitting hook number 2.5.

To begin with, the number of air loops corresponding to the length of your plaid is dialed. The number of loops should be a multiple of four plus one loop. The size of the plaid is 90 x 95 cm. We proceed to knitting the first row, for which two lifting loops are performed, and a crocheted column is knitted. Next, a bump of two double crochets is formed. This pattern repeats to the end of the row. You will see that crocheting a plaid is very simple.

Video lesson:

Waffle plaid

To make a blanket it was required:

  • eight skeins of Milk Cotton yarn, consisting of 45% cotton, 15% silk and 40% milk acrylic, 50 grams of yarn contains 150 meters,
  • knitting hook number 2.5.

To begin with, the number of air loops corresponding to the length of your plaid is dialed. The number of loops should be a multiple of four plus one loop. The size of the plaid is 90 x 95 cm. We proceed to knitting the first row, for which two lifting loops are performed, and a crocheted column is knitted. Next, a bump of two double crochets is formed. This pattern repeats to the end of the row. You will see that crocheting a plaid is very simple.

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Acrylic Plaid

Plaid knitted from children's acrylic. This thread is very soft. She is called KartopuKristal. 100 grams contains 450 meters of thread. 400 grams of yarn went to a 80 x 80 cm plaid. A knitting hook No. 3 was used. A chain of air loops is drawn, then two lifting loops are made, and the entire first row is knitted with single crochet posts.

In the next row, relief facial columns alternate and ordinary columns with one crochet. The instructor shows in detail how to perform all these knitting elements. Thus, a crochet plaid for beginners is quite affordable.

Plush plaid

The lesson talks about how to knit a soft and airy plaid of plush yarn. The Dolphin Baby yarn was used. It is pure polyester, 100 grams of which contains 120 meters of thread. For a plaid measuring 80 x 80 cm, six skeins of yarn went.

We start by knitting a chain of air loops in an amount corresponding to the length of your plaid. Loops should be an odd number. In the front row, half-crochet and half-crochet alternate. Such an alternation occurs and the end of the series. All subsequent rows are formed in exactly the same way. Along the perimeter, the plaid is tied with a crawfish step.

Plaid “Seashells”

A blanket with a simple pattern has dimensions of 1.1 x 1.0 meter. Yarn "Children's Novelty" took nine 50-gram skeins, each of which contains 200 meters of thread. The openwork blanket is designed for the warm season, in case of cold, you can fasten the lining on the buttons.

We collect the chain, which contains 27 air loops. Next, three single crochet posts, an air loop and one single crochet are made. We skip three loops, and in the fourth we repeat the pattern. Then the work unfolds, and three columns with one crochet, an air loop and one column are knitted. The pattern repeats to the end of the row.

Plaid "Grandmother's Square"

A blanket measuring 90 x 90 cm is knitted using the "grandmother's square" technique. It is convenient for knitting to use the remains of different types of yarn. In order to tie a square, we collect six air loops, wrap them in a ringlet. Further, the air loops alternate with double crochets.

It is necessary to carefully repeat all the actions of the instructor in order to get simple and beautiful squares, increasing them to the desired size if desired. The finished blanket is tied around the perimeter with fans, for which five double crochets are made in each arch. It turns out a neat edging of the entire product.

Lightweight baby plaid

For work we used Nako BabyAngel yarn from one hundred percent acrylic. The hook is taken No. 4. We form a chain of 31 air loops. In the 31st loop we make a column with one crochet, then into it is the second such column. Next, in the third loop, we knit a single crochet and a double crochet. Obtained inclined columns.

This pattern is repeated until the end of the series, it is a very simple scheme, the instructor gives a similar description. Similarly, the knitting of the second and subsequent rows is performed. All of them are the same. The pattern is double-sided, front and back side is not here. Edges can be trimmed with fringe.

Soft plaid

For knitting, Alize puffy yarn was used, for 100 grams - 353 cm. This yarn has a unique feature - it already has loops on it, so knitting is done not with knitting needles or crochet, but with hands. We count 50 loops, mark the last loop with a marker. The first two loops cross, the working thread is passed through them. All loops are obtained in pairs crossed.

In the same way, a second row is formed in which the loops also intersect in pairs. The result is a braided pattern. For edging knitting loops are threaded into each other in a chain. The remaining tip is tied and fixed.

Fashion plaid

Used wool blend yarn with the addition of 50% acrylic. You need to dial any odd number of stitches onto the knitting needles, in this case 181 stitches. The entire first row of knitting is performed classically, with facial loops connected behind the front wall. Turning over the knitting, we begin to knit the second row, also with facial loops.

In the third row, untied loops with facial loops alternate. The fourth row fits the wrong loop and untied, this sequence goes to the end of the row. The plaid turned out to be large, soft and very cozy. This beautiful pattern can be used for other products.

Children's plaid with hearts

The blanket is made up of multi-colored squares, on each of which a pattern is tied - a heart. At the edges of the plaid is tied with a decorative border. We used three colors of yarn Milk Cotton, its composition is 45% cotton, 15% silk and 40% milk acrylic. A 50-gram skein has 150 meters of thread. Yarn was developed specifically for children.

Crochet a blanket with patterns, used hook No. 4 for a set of air loops and No. 3 for knitting motifs. If the actual thickness of the thread of different colors is different, you can perform knitting motifs with different densities. The size of the motifs is 11 x 12 cm. The diagrams show all the elements and their number.

Delicate crochet for a newborn

Nowadays it will not be difficult to find knitted blankets and blankets for the baby on sale. But it’s much more pleasant to make such a transformer cover yourself.

To make it we will need: 8 skeins (250m / 100g) of 100% beige or milk merino yarn, hook 4.5, decorative tape, fleece insulation. We knit as shown in the diagram.

We skip the tape in special loops, and then we tie a beautiful bow. The width of the tape is 2.5 cm, the bow is 5 cm. The edges of the fleece should be sheathed. And then knit through the sheathing the edges of the bedspread. It will turn out such a beauty:

Everything, our transformer is ready. Now it can be used not only as a blanket, but also folded into an envelope. In addition, it is ideal for discharge or for a photo shoot.

Beautiful plaid with hearts for a little princess

Knitted plaids are multifunctional. They can be used as a transformer, converted into an envelope, or taken with you for discharge. In addition, a multi-colored blanket can serve as a wonderful developing rug for a baby.

Before starting work, we need to prepare: yarn of different colors, which includes cotton, hooks No. 3,5, No. 5. The blanket consists of motifs with hearts, the size of which is 10 cm by 10 cm. We knit them, and then combine them into a finished product. The colors of the yarn are conventionally denoted by the letters A, B, C. We start with color A.

We collect 7 air loops, which we close in a ring. Next, we knit 3 rows of motive for a baby blanket in a circle, as the scheme shows. The 4th row is done in color B and we begin knitting the sharp corner of the heart. The 6th row changes color again, but already on C and again we knit the sharp corner of the heart. When the motives are ready, connect them together with a single crochet, thereby creating a beautiful blanket with hearts for the girl.

The finished blanket envelope for the newborn should be crocheted around the perimeter with a scribble step, making 2 columns without a crochet from one loop in the corners of the blanket.

Exquisite plaid transformer for a newborn crocheted

Knitting this blanket for children will come from a thread, which includes cotton. This crocheted blanket for a newborn looks very elegant. Thanks to the yarn in which there is cotton, it can be used on cool summer evenings. And if the blanket for the newborn is insulated with a woven lining, then it will be suitable in colder weather. Such plaid can be safely taken not only for discharge, they are ideal for a photo shoot. Knitted baby blankets are also used as a transformer - if you wrap a baby in it, you will get an envelope.

The size of the finished product is 90cm to 90cm.

To create it, you need to prepare: 400g of Pecherka "Baby Cotton" yarn, hook number 2.5, lining fabric insulation. We knit a blanket envelope as shown in the diagram.

A simple plaid for a newborn baby

This bedspread model is easy to perform. She is within the power of every needlewoman. A minimum of effort, time, and the baby will be able to enjoy sleep under a warm blanket made with love. This blanket is perfect for discharge. In addition, it can be used as a transformer and converted into an envelope.

To create a baby blanket, you need to prepare: hook number 3.5 (4), 4 skeins of blue yarn, which includes cotton

The finished product size is 92 cm by 92 cm.

We collect a chain of 206 air loops. From the second loop we knit a single crochet and then follow the pattern, until the length of the baby blanket reaches a length of 86-87 cm.

Gentle knit blanket for newborn

A light cotton bedspread will always warm and decorate the baby. It can be taken for discharge to the hospital or used as a transformer. If you wrap a child in a blanket, it will look like an envelope. These blankets are well suited for both boys and girls, because of the universal color and pattern.

So, for knitting you need to prepare: Begonia yarn 100% cotton and hook number 2. We start to knit the product from the center and continue in a circle. Only half of it is shown in the diagram. Decorate the finished plaid with a ribbon and tie.

Baby blankets for newborns for christening or discharge

This plaid model is simple in execution and perfect for christening. The threads, in which cotton is present, give the product a delicate look, lightness, as well as extraordinary beauty. Such bedspreads are usually taken for discharge or to church. They are also used as a transformer, converting into an envelope.

Do-it-yourself blanket for a newborn has a special energy power. It protects the child from adversity.

To get started, you need to cook: 400g of SOSO thread (German cotton), hook No. 1.75.

The size of the finished product is 90 cm by 90 cm.

We knit according to the schemes. First we make the main product, and then strapping.

Plaid transformer in an envelope for an extract for a newborn

Crocheted blankets for newborns of this model consist of motifs. To get an openwork transformer plaid, you need to crochet it according to the schemes. Even beginners can do this. Before starting work, we need to prepare: 400g of blue and 200g of white yarn 100% cotton, hook No. 3

We begin to knit the envelope, traditionally, with air loops and continue according to the schemes below

Warm, crocheted blankets for newborns

These blankets are perfect on cold autumn and winter days. Due to the merino wool they are soft, pleasant to the touch, weightless and very warm. Baby blankets are incredibly beautiful. They will appeal not only to adults, but also to the baby himself.

To bind the bedspread, you need to prepare: 200 g of 100% peach-colored merino wool, 100 g of purple, hook No. 3.

Scheme 1 - peach color, Scheme 2 - purple.

We start to knit in peach color. We collect a chain of 70 air loops, then we knit 6 rows according to scheme 1. Next, 2 rows according to scheme 2, and then 2 rows according to scheme 1. We alternate until the 32nd row is ready. Knitting should end in purple. We make 33-37 rows according to scheme 1. Half of the blanket is ready. The second half we do the other side of the initial chain. The finished product must be tied with a border according to scheme 3.

Unusual plaid for a newborn

Knitted blankets for newborns are very beautiful and functional, they are easy to create with your own hands. Often, mothers knit them for their babies, and then take them to the hospital for discharge. After returning home, it is used as a blanket or envelope. Mom’s love will always be with the baby. So, patience and inspiration to you, dear needlewomen!

Crocheted baby plaid

Do-it-yourself children's plaid, even using the most expensive threads, will be much cheaper than the purchased product. For knitting, you can use hook or knitting needles. It depends on the pattern you have chosen. It is most reliable to knit a product for which there is a step-by-step description and diagram.

Functions of a Knitted Baby Plaid

Baby blankets always look very cozy and fluffy :)

If a child appears in the house, a plaid is one of the main things that should be. A white blanket, pink or blue will be needed when the child is taken from the hospital. In the future, you can use it, or you can knit a larger product, because the child is growing.

Depending on the time of year, different threads are used for knitting, whether it is a hook, or knitting needles. Patterns are also selected depending on the thickness of the threads and on the season for which the cover is being prepared.

It is good when in the arsenal of children's things there are two plaids - one for the house and the other for the street. It is useful for cribs in the apartment, as well as for strollers on the street. In cool weather, it is simply irreplaceable. It is desirable to knit products from threads of different thicknesses using a motif. Then the rugs can be used in different weather.

Advantages of a knitted product

A product that you can knit for a child with your own hands is much warmer than the purchased analog. The same can be said about the plaid. Watch children's crochet rugs video.

Knitting is considered simple and soothing activity. Over time, when the drawing is already familiar, the work moves faster. Difficulties arise when you need to knit complex patterns. If you need a simple knitting pattern, then you can do the work only with single crochet, or with one crochet. A bedspread connected with such a simple pattern can be decorated with crocheted toys, various animals, for example, bears or other children's decor.

Below are diagrams and descriptions for products. The main thing in them is that you can knit any product of such length and width that you need.

Crochet a simple children's plaid

For knitting, alternating double crochet and air loops are used. The finished fabric looks like a net through which you can thread threads of different colors. It turns out a beautiful and elegant product.

You can also try knit related product, but slightly complicate the process itself. To do this, colored threads are not threaded into the net, but are knitted. So let's get started. The first row of the net is knitted with the main thread, for the second row colored yarn is used and you need to knit a row with crochets. Where the threads are connected, the ends do not need to be trimmed, but rather, leave them longer so that you can then tie a brush. In this sequence, the entire plaid is knitted, up to a certain length.

The option using two colors is good in that the product can be knitted from the remains of yarn. Brushes on the product can be made both monochromatic and colored.

The finished product is very beautiful, and its density directly depends on the thickness of the threads.

Knitting in a circle

This product has the shape of a square, as fits in a circle from the middle. It can have different sizes, depending on the age of the child and your preferences. For a children's plaid, you can use both single-color threads and multi-colored. The finished product, knitted from threads with a gradient effect, looks beautiful. You can independently choose bright threads for such a product, one motive.

The heart fits in the middle, in a circle.

Work begins with five air loops connected in a circle. The second row is crocheted with columns, and two air loops are knitted at future corners. The next row - simple columns above each loop, and in the corners they need to be knitted from two air loops of the previous row - three.

The next row is more complicated than the previous ones. For lifting three air loops are typed, then three columns with a crochet are knitted from three columns and connected together. Further two air loops and the same combination. To design the corner: two air loops, three double crochets connected together from one column of the previous row, three air loops and again three single crochet stitchesconnected together.

Such a plaid can be knitted from dense threads and laid on the floor so that the baby is comfortable playing on the floor.

This pattern goes further, only the number of columns on each side increases with knitting. The diagram shows this more clearly.


Such a product can be tied to a gift for a newborn. Threads need to choose high-quality and soft, for baby knitting. Start of work - a chain of air loops, in the amount of one hundred ninety-six.

The finished product is tied with single crochet, and the next two rows with double crochet, not forgetting to make five columns in one corner in the corners.

According to the scheme, the product is knitted to the desired length.

  1. row: all loops are air.
  2. row: five air loops are knitted, and a single crochet are fixed in the fourth.
  3. row: nine double crochet in one received cell, and single crochet in the next cell, in the middle.
  4. Row: over nine double crochets, seven double crochets are knitted, between which you need to knit an air loop.
  5. row: three air loops and a single crochet - so you need to knit over seven double crochets. The pattern should be repeated five times over the seven columns of the previous row.
  6. row: like the second.

You can decorate the finished blanket with an air ribbon. For her, you need to connect this series: three single crochet, three air loops, three stitches through the base, etc. Rounding knits in the second pattern.

To finished product we pass the ribbon - the new thing happened. Every mother likes a happy smile on her baby's face when he sleeps under such a blanket.

Crochet motif plaid size 125x125

The description corresponds to the finished product, the dimensions of which are 125x125 cm. It will take only one hundred squares, knitted from yarn of different colors. The total weight of the yarn should be at least 1.5 kg. But all these indicators will depend on the thickness of the threads, the motive may be different in size.

Such a product can be tied, decorated with a ribbon or separately connected daisies (if the plaid is intended for a girl).

Getting to work.

  1. Tie one square for the sample. Measure its size, calculate how many squares you need for a plaid of this size. Proceed to manufacture.
  2. Using different colors of yarn of the same thickness, knit the desired number of squares.
  3. Connect them together with a needle or hook to get a single piece of fabric. You can take a contrasting thread if you are sure that the seam will be beautiful.


Some knitting patterns discussed in more detail will help you make a unique product for your baby. Choose the most suitable option for you and create. Create comfort and warmth for your baby. It is accepted from the hospital at discharge to pick up the child in a white blanket. The decoration can be a pink or blue ribbon, for a girl and for a boy.

How to crochet a children's plaid

Even a novice craftswoman can easily cope with a crochet for a newborn. This item is just a square. It does not require complex patterns or calculations, and jewelry can be made in the form of flowers, hearts, bows or other elements. Adhering to the indicated dimensions and strictly square shape is optional. The optimal length ranges from 80 to 120 cm, but its specific value depends on your preference. Below you will find specific examples of small and large rugs.

Simple crochet blanket

In the first master class, the simplest blankets for newborns for discharge are examined, which can also be knitted. The first option is made from threads of only one color, while the second one has a striped pattern. You can choose a shade depending on the gender of the child. For a boy it is better to take white with blue, and for a girl, replace the latter with pink. Both plaids have dimensions of 80x100 cm, so yarn will need about 350-500 g. To give density, you can use a double thread.

To calculate the initial number of loops, tie a sample with an approximate size of 12 by 12 cm. You need to leave it to lie down, and then measure the number of air loops (VP) by 1 cm with a ruler. It remains only to divide one of the dimensions of the plaid by the calculated value. This will be the initial number of VPs. The description of the rows for knitting a baby blanket is as follows:

  1. Dial the calculated number of VIs.
  2. Do 1 double crochet (CCH) 3 from the beginning of the loop, then 1 CCH again, but without gaps.
  3. Climb to 2 VP and knit to the end of the CCH. Continue this way to the desired length, changing, if necessary, the color of the yarn.
  4. Tie the edges with single crochet columns (RLS), and then with them, but from left to right (this is how the “step of the dog” pattern is tied).

How to crochet a plaid motif

Crochets for newborns become more interesting with patterns of various motifs, for example, "grandmother's squares". Such a model is good in that it is easier for a beginner to cope with it, because it is always easier to create several small parts and connect them than to knit a large fabric. In addition, you do not need to buy a lot of yarn of different colors - the leftovers from past works, which are enough for 1 square, are also suitable. Additionally, you can even knit a pillowcase.

The product itself will have a size of 1.1x1.3 m. It will require 1800 g of yarn in different colors, but of the same structure and thickness. Hooks are required under numbers 3.5 and 4. Additionally, scissors and a needle are required. Beginners are better off using simpler motives, as shown in the diagram. Stages of work look like this:

  1. Start with 4 VIs, lock them into a ring. Knit 3 double crochet inside, then make 2 VP. Do 4 such cycles, then, according to the scheme, connect the first column to the last loop.
  2. Next, make 5 CCH and 2 CCH, but in the air loop of the previous row, then 2 VP and 2 CCH in the next loop of the first row and again 2 CCH. Knit this combination 4 times.
  3. Then repeat the same thing, just start with 7 CCH, and at the end of the cycle do 4 CCH.
  4. Sew a seam with a needle. The square is ready!
  5. Make 220 more of the same parts for the specified product sizes. Between each other, connect the air loops, pulling the thread through both elements.

Crochet multi-colored square plaid

This blanket for a newborn is crocheted of such sizes - 125 by 125 cm. It will take about 100 squares, that is, each side is 12.5 cm. The yarn needed is multi-colored, its total amount should be about 1500. It is better to take a hook at number 4, although threads of different thicknesses may require thinner or thicker. The sequence of work is as follows:

  1. Tie 1 square as a sample to measure the density of knitting on it. Using a ruler, calculate the number of loops per 1 cm. Divide 12.5 cm into the resulting value - you get the required number of VP.
  2. Dial the chain from the calculated number of loops, then just knit the RLS, making 2 VP lifts on the turns. Tie the item to the desired size and close the loops.
  3. Tie another 99 squares, then connect them together with a crochet or a needle using a single-color thread, for example, white.

Video tutorials: how to crochet a blanket for a newborn

The plaid has a lot of functions. This can be a blanket for use in a crib or stroller, a blanket and an original accessory for discharging a newborn from the hospital. In any form, it will become an indispensable thing for your baby. It’s much easier to learn how to crochet blankets with patterns and descriptions, so check out a few free videos with master classes below.

The choice of yarn for knitting bedspreads

Now you can buy threads for every taste. But not every yarn is suitable for a newborn.

  1. To knit a blanket for a newborn, you need to use one that does not cause allergies. You should choose yarn marked "children's".
  2. It is necessary to select the threads for the plaid depending on the time of year in which the baby will be born. If it is late spring or summer, it is better to choose a thinner yarn made from a mixture of cotton and acrylic for crocheting. Under such a blanket it will not be hot. If the baby is born in autumn or winter, then a thread of medium thickness based on wool and acrylic is suitable. This plaid will be warm and soft.
  3. Should not be pricked.
  4. It should not be fluffy, as the pile can get into the baby’s mouth.
  5. The color scheme of the plaid should be pastel colors. For a plaid, it is better for a newborn to pick up yarn of light and warm colors: blue, pink, mint, lilac, yellow. Bright colors are not conducive to sleep and can cause discomfort. Here, older children can choose a bright gamut.

Knitting preparation

To crochet a blanket for a newborn, you must:

  • choose your favorite pattern,
  • carefully study the crochet pattern,
  • get yarn
  • pick a hook of the right size,
  • determine the size of the plaid,
  • crochet a sample of the selected pattern according to the pattern,
  • make the calculation of knitting in accordance with the associated pattern,

It must be remembered that the associated product should be comfortable for the baby. Therefore, the selected crochet knitting pattern for a newborn should not have voluminous, embossed weaves. Do not decorate it with fringe, pom-poms and other decor. A blanket for a newborn should be knitted from threads of the same thickness and composition. It should be light, comfortable and beautiful.

A blanket for a newborn, connected with crochet love by mother's or grandmother's hands, will serve more than one generation of babies. It can become a heirloom.

Knitting patterns from our site

Children's pink plaid for a newborn crocheted

Hello! I like to knit blankets for newborns. Every time I finish another job, I think that’s it, this is the last time. But then, on the Internet, you see a new motive that you want to use in your work.

Crocheted Plaid for Newborn Owl

For the owl, I used a children's whim shade of 179 violet and 698-T violet bead. Violets consumed less than 1.5 skeins, beaded approximately 0.5 skeins. The remaining colors are quite a bit, if there are leftovers, then it is quite possible to attach. Brown children's whim 251, yellow 012 yolk. According to the tactile sensations, I liked the whim, much softer than the voluminous one. A blanket for a newborn is knitted using the C2C technique.

Video - tutorials on how to crochet a plaid

How to crochet a blanket for a newborn, video for beginners

For knitting you will need Alize PUFFY FINE yarn in different colors

  • Skein weight: 100 g
  • Thread Length: 440 m
  • Composition: 50% viscose 50% acrylic
  • Country of Origin: Turkey
  • Brand Name: Alize
  • and hook number 2.5mm.

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