Fun Animal Crochet Baby Blankets

Fun Animal Baby Blankets – Free Crochet Patterns

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Who needs a Fun Animal Crochet Blanket for the kids! As we all know, handmade blankets are great at keeping us cozy and warm, right? The authors of today’s patterns have proven that they can also be entertaining. Therefore, you should make sure you don’t miss any of them!

Although we mostly use baby blankets in cots and prams, they can work as playmats too. Animal appliques and bright colors will provide plenty of visual interest for babies and toddlers. Let your imagination loose and make your kids do the same!

Depending on what type of yarn you choose, you will be able to use these blankets in different seasons. These patterns will also be perfect for baby showers and other baby gifts. After all, what can be more magical than a handmade present?

Check out these free patterns under the links below and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

If you need more inspiration, check out our collections of Baby Blankets with Lovely Edgings and Patchwork Blankets.

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Penguin Baby Cradle Blanket

Invite a bunch of adorable penguins to your baby’s nursery! These pals are super friendly and will make one of the best baby shower gifts ever.

To make things even easier, this blanket employs single crochet stitches only. However, you have to use the tapestry crochet technique. Change the colors in the right places and see the penguins emerge.

Level: intermediate  Author: Crochet Cloudberry

light green crochet blanket with little penguin pattern

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Safari Jungle Blanket 

How would your children feel about a little safari trip? We certainly feel amazing about this pattern for a baby blanket covered with sweet appliques. It features granny squares in multiple colours that add to its charm.

Use DK yarn for the stunning results from the pictures or go for worsted weight yarn to make the appliques bigger. This author’s designs are always a pleasure to look at and loads of fun to work on.

Level: intermediate Author: passionatecraft2

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Unicorn Baby Blanket 

All the girls would certainly love to get cozy under this unicorn blanket. Age does not matter here!

You can make this magical accessory in a bright color version or in pastels. It will surely have the same cheering-up powers either way! What’s more, it makes a quick and easy crochet for beginners as it employs mainly a double crochet stitch pattern.

Level: upper beginner Author: Jane Zane

Crochet Unicorn Baby Blanket

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Jungle Friends 

It is just a simple square blanket, but the animal appliques definitely make it out-of-this-world adorable. It will work fantastically well as a sensory play mat too! This is why it makes an abosulte must-have for every parent! Your toddlers will be so fascinated by different animals, their colors, sweet faces, and shapes!

All you need to know is a set of simple stitch patterns, including slip, single and half double crochet stitch. This easy crochet baby blanket pattern is definitely worth your time!

Level: beginner Author: passionatecraft2

Jungle Crochet Blanket

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French Bulldog – Blanket 

What a fabulous idea the author of this design has come up with! If you are a bulldog lover, you certainly need to try this crochet pattern by Hobbii. Will you stick with the original combination of pink and blue? This crochet blanket pattern is evidently chic!

Level: intermediate Author: Hobbii

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Tiger Baby Blanket 

Time to let this sweet little tiger into your nursery, but don’t worry this one is very friendly! Just look at its cute face, which looks far from that of the real one. This crochet animal blanket free pattern is so delightful, isn’t it?

If you are a beginner crocheter with some experience, you will master this pattern by passionatecraft2 easily. Such a classic technique!

Level:upper beginner Author: passionatecraft2

crochet Tiger baby blanket

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Fish Crochet Pattern – no longer available

Summer is not over yet! If you want your children to keep their summer memories forever, crochet this colorful blanket by Susan Pan for them. Colorful little fish will surely make your kids smile, so be sure to give this one a try!

If you need a new accessory for the nursery, this is it. You should definitely go for yarn in different colours to make it really colourful just as in the picture! 

Level: intermediate Author: Susan Pan

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Fish Puzzle Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern – no Longer Available

Colorful fish look super cute on this little crochet baby blanket. This fun texture makes it really interesting for kids! It features granny squares shaped as a fish which makes it really stand out. There’s no doubt your little fish would love to snuggle under this crochet gem and play with it a bit.

Are you just taking first steps at crocheting? If so, make sure you follow the instructions prepared by the author. We can guarantee you that they will come in very handy!

Level: upper beginner Author: passionatecraft2

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What is the best stitch to crochet a baby blanket?

What we want from a crochet baby blanket is to be durable. This will allow you to safely carry your baby in it and your children won’t break it too quickly during playtime. What’s more, we want our baby blankets to be unique and beautiful.

Therefore, be sure to use the following stitch techniques: blanket stitch, cluster stitch, granite stitch, half double crochet stitch, shell stitch, double crochet, and single crochet. They will allow you to produce unique textures and long-lasting fabrics.

Most of them make basic crochet stitches which is a good news for beginners. These stitch techniques work fine with any type of yarn and a variety of different colours. This means you can easily customise your blanket project just the way you like it.

Can I use regular yarn for a baby blanket?

For making a baby blanket, it’s best to use a yarn that will allow you to wash it without any trouble. Such a yarn should also be soft to the touch so that it does not irritate the baby’s skin.

Cotton and cotton blend yarns appear to be the most commonly used by crocheters for making baby blankets. They are very washable, while their texture is gentle on the skin. These types of yarn will make your baby really enjoy snuggling up with it.

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