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The Benson crochet baby blanket pattern

I have always loved making blankets! There is something really soothing about making a project that can literally keep you warm, while you are making it! Maybe it is the repetition of the stitches, that most blankets consist of, that keep your hands occupied and your mind is set free to wander.

Crochet pattern baby blanket. Easy crochet pattern for a baby blanket with great texture and ombre effect.

Get the crochet pattern on Etsy, Lovecrafts or Ravelry. Don’t forget to add it to your queue.

Baby blankets, on the other hand, are a quick fix! You can still keep warm while you are making them in the cold winter days, but they don’t take as long as adult blankets. If you are a beginner, it would be much better for you if you started a baby blanket instead of a bigger one as your very first project.

So, I present to you the “Benson baby blanket”! An easy and mindless crochet project that you’ll finish in no time!

Easy crochet baby blanket pattern. Great texture, ombre effect.

Quick and easy crochet baby blanket?

Are you in desperate need of a quick baby shower gift? Then, the Benson baby blanket is just for you! Seriously, even if you take it slow, it’s just a matter of a few afternoons and you are done!

Crochet pattern baby blanket.

Crochet baby blanket on a budget?

Yes, please! This one definitely fits the criteria! I’ve chosen a yarn that is well known and wildly available with a great price point. This is going to be one of the cheapest baby blankets you’ll ever be able to make with quality yarn. Even if you don’t want to use the exact same brand I did, you could choose just about any baby yarn brand you love!

Get the same yarn I used for the Benson Baby Blanket here!

I also chose crochet stitches that give a bit of texture. I love texture and actually, babies love texture, too! A simple design that is accompanied by an ombre effect to give depth on your project and let the eyes wander through it!

Baby blanket crochet pattern.

Of course, since this is a crochet pattern, you can make it with the colors of your choice. Please, don’t be limited by my mood-ish greys! I also included a photo tutorial with an easy way to change colors throughout the project without anyone noticing! How cool is that?

Free crochet blanket patterns you may like:

From left to right: Lacy baby blanket, Vintage granny square blanket, Calm dreams baby blanket.

Crochet baby blanket pattern.
Baby blanket crochet pattern.

Are you ready to make the Benson Baby Blanket? You can grab the crochet pattern on Ravelry and add it to your queue and in my Lovecrafts shop. I can’t wait to see what colors you are going to choose for your own blanket. Also, use the hashtag #bensonbabyblanket and #malloomakers on Instagram and tag me @mallooknitwear in the photo so I can see your progress. I always share your best pics on my account!

Crochet baby blanket pattern.
Crochet blanket, throw. toddler blanket.

UPDATE 25/09/18: People have been asking me about different color combinations for the Benson baby blanket, so I made a chart with my favorites for girl, boy, and neutral combos. Choose your favorite and grab the yarn here.

Girl color combos:

  1. Mushroom – Pale rose – Raspberry
  2. Mushroom – Pale rose – Grape
  3. Mushroom – Pale rose – Plum
  4. Parchment – Pale rose – Grape
  5.  Parchment – Pale rose – Boysenberry
  6.  Cream – Candyfloss – Fondant
  7.  Cream – Soft peach – Pale rose
  8.  Soft peach – Pale rose – Fuchsia purple

Boy color combos:

  1. Mushroom – Parma violet – Violet
  2. Cloud blue – Aster – Lapis
  3. Sherbert – Turquoise – Empire
  4. Parchment – Sage – Teal
  5. Duck egg – Sage – Teal
  6. Parchment – Mocha – Walnut
  7. Silver – Grey – Graphite
  8. Cloud blue – Denim – Lapis

Neutral color combos:

  1. White – Grey – Black
  2. Cream – Grey – Graphite
  3. Stone – Mocha – Walnut
  4. Parchment – Camel – Gold
  5. Camel – Gold – Copper
  6. Camel – Copper – Walnut
  7.  Grey – Graphite – Balck
  8.  Parchment – Mocha – Walnut

Remember that these are only a suggestion and you can make your own color combos from 80 different shades to choose from! I just tried to narrow it down a bit for you. 😉

Easy crochet pattern for a baby blanket. Beautiful texture and ombre effect.

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Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

The new mum-to-be has selected which girl colours she prefers. She’s chosen the first of your suggestions mushroom, pale rose and raspberry. Since I will have to order from two sources to obtain these colours it’s important that I get the numbers correct. I see that I order a different number of skeins for colours AB then C Would you suggest using the colours in the order you mentioned with C being the raspberry colour and mushroom and pale rose being A and B. Thanks for your kind assistance.


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Hi Lynn! Great color choice for the Benson baby blanket. I have them set up in a lighter to darker tone. This way the darker color will be in the middle of your blanket. If you want to switch up the colors just know that the lighter color (the mushroom in this instance) will be in the center of your blanket and the darker will be on top and bottom. Nothing wrong with that, it's just personal preference. I hope this helps.


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

I am in the process of buying the pattern and yarn at the same time. It does show me the yarn to buy but it doesn't show how many of each colour it used to. Can you tell me how many balls of each the parchment, grey & graphite,so I can order together.


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for your interest in the Benson baby blankets. You will need 3 skeins of color A, 3 of color B and 2 skeins of color C. All this info all available in the pdf pattern.

Eileen McDonald

Thursday 9th of January 2020

Is this light weight enough for a Florida baby?


Friday 17th of January 2020

I live in Greece, so I have no idea how light it has to be for someone living in Florida. Sorry...

Pat Tadman

Friday 27th of December 2019

Hello I would love to try your Benson Baby Blanket and as am not very good using the internet to order this pattern can u help me to get it and very willing to pay for this. Many thanks Pat


Friday 17th of January 2020

Below the first photo there are the words Etsy, Ravelry and Lovecrafts in pink letters. If you click on any of those it will direct you to the place that you can buy the pattern for the Benson baby blanket. Good luck!

Amma, new grandmother

Monday 18th of November 2019

What size is this blanket and is it easy to enlarge if I need to?


Thursday 5th of December 2019

It is about 35"x35". If you are experienced enough, you could make it bigger or smaller. It is a fairly easy pattern. ;-)

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