Crochet baby sleeping bag pattern

Easy and practical crochet baby sleeping bag. Perfect size for the stroller.

I always thought that having handmade items was a gift of love. Why not share this gift with the ones that are new to this life?

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Easy, textured crochet sleeping bag pattern, perfect for the stroller.

I am talking about newborns of course and their need to feel the warmth and love those first few months of their lives that everything is new and strange.

Giving birth in January in freezing temperatures, I know what it feels like. You have a new tiny baby that seems so fragile. And the days pass, and you feel a little better every day.

But the cold stays strong because it is winter. And you just have to get out of the house for a while. Do, please do! Get dressed in warm clothes, dress your baby in warmer clothes and go outside for a walk.

baby sleeping bag

Even a short walk, will do wonders for your repressed feelings and overwhelm.

This is were this crochet sleeping bag enters. It is the perfect size to keep a newborn nice and snuggle, and it has a hood to protect his little head.

I suggest adding a crochet hat for extra protection. It is a newborn we are talking about after all.

But enough chatting, let’s get into the details!

You are going to need:

Chunky yarn (I used Stylecraft Special Chunky)
US M/9 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
6 stitch markers
6 wooden buttons about 4 cm (1 ½”)

Gauge: 2 clusters and 4 rows is 4 inches

A cluster is a number of stitches, in our case a sc and 4 dc. It is explained in parenthesis in R2.

Yardage: 6 skeins of Stylecraft Special Chunky or about 840 m (920 yds) of any chunky yarn.


1. The pattern is written in 2 sizes, newborn and 0-3 months, using Standard US terms.
2. The pattern is written in the newborn size with the 0-3 mo following in parenthesis.
3. You will hold 2 strands of yarn throughout the project.

Crochet baby sleeping bag pattern

Crochet baby sleeping bag pattern

R1: ch 25 (33), sc in second chain from hook and in all chains, ch 1, turn (24, 32)
R2: * (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in first st, sk next 3 st *, repeat from * to * across, sc in last st, turn
R3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as the ch 3, * (sc, ch 2, 4 dc) in next ch 2space *, repeat from * to * across, sc in last ch 2space
R4-42(46): repeat R3, do not cut yarn
At the end of R42 for the newborn size, your piece will measure around 1 m (38 β€œ).
At the end of R46 for the 0-3 mo size your piece will measure around 110 m (43”).

Even edging

R43(47): ch 3, tr, * dc, hdc, sc 2 * repeat from * to * until the end of row and do not cut yarn.

Single crochet evenly around and remember to place 3 single crochet stitches in every corner. Do not single crochet in the top of the even edging row. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing.

Even edging for crochet

Sew the hood inside out as shown in the image below. This piece is reversible so, just decide which one will be the good side of the fabric.

Place stitch markers on rows 2, 8 and 13 for the newborn size, and rows 2, 8 and 14 for the 0-3 mo size, on both sides.


Now you will start your ribbing by attaching the yarn on the top left corner.

R1: ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 chains, sl st in next 2 stitches of the single crochet row, ch 1 turn (5)
R2: sc in blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (5)
R3: sc in blo in each st across, sl st in next 2 stitches of the single crochet row, ch 1 turn (5)
R4-end: repeat rows 2 and 3


When a sl st on the single crochet row hits a stitch with a stitch marker this is where you will create the buttonholes. Remove stitch markers as you go.

In such a row the pattern will be sc 2, ch 1, sk 1, sc 2, ch 1, turn.

Fold the piece right side up and place the stitch markers again exactly below the buttonholes and sew the buttons. Remove stitch markers.

That’s it! You are done! Let your baby enjoy his new crochet sleeping bag!

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39 thoughts on “Crochet baby sleeping bag pattern

  1. I’m a newer crocheter, is there a name for the main type of stitch here. I would love to watch a video to help me understand better.

  2. as asked by Jennise i would love to watch a video to help me understand this stitch as i am getting big holes.

    1. Making this now… Thanks for the pattern….
      For the most part this is a easy pattern to follow… but I do have a question….


      R43(47): ch 3, tr, * dc, hdc, sc 2 * repeat from * to * until the end of row and do not cut yarn.

      Maybe I’m not understanding the direction but does this me…
      Chain 3, turn or triple crochet?
      And then….
      Dc,hdc,sc 2.. does this mean DC,hdc,sc,sc all in same stitch? Or in every stitch? I’m confused on the wording….
      Thanks in advance…

      1. The chain 3 is just for turning and gaining height. And then the dc, hdc, and sc 2, goes one in every stitch. Not all the stitches in one stitch. I hope it is more clear now. Usually, when a pattern calls for a lot of stitches in one stitch, all of the stitches are in parenthesis. Just a small tip… πŸ˜‰

        1. Thanks…. but you didn’t answer…

          This part I’m not understanding….

          R43(47): ch 3, tr, * dc, hdc, sc 2 * repeat from * to * until the end of row and do not cut yarn.

  3. Hi love the pattern and want to make two as two of my daughters are expecting but I’m confused with the ribbing what dot blo mean and do you have a video to show how the ribbing is worked many thanks

    1. The ribbing is made after you complete the main part of the sleeping bag. You attach the yarn at the top left corner and you start crocheting.

  4. Thank you so much for this pattern! I am finishing one up right now and then will be making a second one for a friend having twins in December.

    I did find a small error in the ribbing. If you chain 6 and then sc in the second chain from the hook and the next 4 chains you should have 5 sc. Your stitch count says 4. The stitch count says 4 on every row for the ribbing but the button hole directions also make sense with 5 stitches. So I think it’s just a typo but could confuse someone.

  5. I am having trouble understanding the buttonhole process. I have everything complete and love it except the buttonholes. Are we supposed to sc or slip stitch around the edging to be able to do this? Any enlightenment you have could be very helpful to me. Thanks

    1. Yes, you are supposed to sc around the sleeping bag after the even edging row and then you create the ribbing and buttonholes. I have also sent you an email. ;-_

  6. Hi there, I have an question about the buttonhole row. If sc2, ch1, sk1, sc2 that’s only 3 but we have 4 stitches in a ribbing row to fill …??? so it doesn’t bring me to the end of the ribbing row… Sorry but I need help.

    1. Hello Kathy, the count on the ribbing was wrong. You will have 5 stitches in each row. It’s all fixed now and you can take a look.

  7. Love this pattern, but my stitches seem to be a bit smaller so just wondering how wide it should measure before the ribbing is started. I started with ch 33 instead of 25 but not sure this is sufficient. Mine currently measures 29cm across. Thanks

  8. Hi,

    Am I missing where the 0-3 pattern is? I’m just guessing the chain needs to be increased and more rows. But how many exactly?


  9. I don’t see the bigger size in the instructions. There is supposed to be stitch count in parentheses. I would like to make it 0-3 month size.

    1. I am so sorry about that, the crochet baby sleeping bag for size 0-3 months is now fixed.

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