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Bright Hearts Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Bright colorful hearts highlight this cheery baby blanket. The crochet pattern is an on-the-go project thanks to simple, repetitive stitches.

Make all the motifs and squares, then stitch on the hearts and join the squares with a join-as-you-go technique. You might even leave some of the heart tops open to create a secret pocket for a special toy!

pink, yellow, green and purple squares with contrasting color hearts on a rocking chair with a stuffed bear

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The pattern is easy enough for adventurous beginning crocheters, and should be a breeze for those with advanced beginner skills and above.

About the Yarn

Craft Yarn Council icon-3 Light Weight Yarn

The Bright Hearts Baby Blanket is crocheted with a classic dk-weight (light weight) yarn. Choose bright contrasting colors, as I did, or match the baby’s nursery colors for a custom look. It takes about 350-400 yards [320-366 meters] of each of four colors.

bright green, purple, yellow/orange and pink yarn

For the blanket in the photo, I used Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Superwash (100% superwash wool). Each ball weighs 3. 5 ounces [100 grams] and has 284 yards [260 meters]. I used two balls of each color: #805 Orangesicle, #810 Greenery, #854 Violet Rustic and #821 Honeysuckle. If I had wanted to do another tier of squares and create a rectangular blanket, I had plenty of yarn left over from those two balls of each color to do that.

Test stitchers used a variety of yarns, including Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep, Caron Simply Soft Light, and La Bien Aimee.

colorful baby blanket with heart appliques viewed at a closeup angle

About the Pattern

The crochet pattern is written using American crochet terminology. It has been test stitched and professionally tech-edited. Both text and charted instructions are included, and left-handers are not forgotten! Charts are provided for both right- and left-handed crocheters. Links to tutorials for potentially unfamiliar techniques are also provided.

The instructions call for a size I-9 [5.5 mm] crochet hook, but of course you should use whatever hook size you need to match the pattern gauge and get a pleasing fabric.

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For another easy baby blanket pattern, check out my Oliver Baby Blanket.

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