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The Snuggle is Real Baby Blanket Pattern – A Free Crochet Pattern

Hi Lovelies! Welcome back to my blog and to a free, snuggle worthy baby blanket pattern! Before we get into the pattern, I have some exciting news to share – I’m going to have a NIECE! My brother and sister in law are expecting a little girl in the middle of June and I AM SO EXCITED!!

The Background Story

Two years ago, when my cousin (who is basically my brother) and his wife (who I consider a sister) told the family they were expecting, I decided I wanted to make their new arrival a baby blanket. Not long after, my big brother and sister in law announced that they were expecting. So, as an unmarried, single gal, I made it my job to create a baby blanket for each new babe entering the family. With a new niece on the way, I got to planning. I knew I wanted something simple, yet sweet because my sister in law embodies those two traits, and The Snuggle is Real Baby Blanket pattern was born!

The Yarn

I used Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta yarn, and let me tell you, this is the softest yarn ever! This yarn makes the snuggle factor of this baby blanket unreal. My brother was cuddling into the finished blanket on my parents couch after I gave it to them. And if that hasn’t convinced you to try this baby blanket pattern, you should know, we refer to my brother as the “mountain man” because he is an ex-miliatry, big, bushy beard type of guy. So to see him cuddling up with a pink and yellow baby blanket makes me wish I had taken a picture!

I knew that I wanted to release this as a free baby blanket pattern to all of you so that you all could experience the snuggle factor of this super soft yarn & stitch combination! I hope you love this blanket as much as I do!

So without further ado!

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Materials Needed:

  • Yarn: Approximately 1,135 total yards Lion Brand Feels Like Butta (or an equivalent in a Category 4 Worsted weight yarn)
    • Charcoal: 485 yds
    • Pink: 260 yds
    • White: 130 yds
    • Lemon: 260 yds
  • Hook: 5mm (H) & 5.5mm (I)
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Notes For This Baby Blanket Pattern:

  • This baby blanket pattern is written recipe style, so color blocks will be made based on inch length, not row number
  • If you want to make the color changes when I do, I note that information/row numbers at the end of the pattern. The numbers in parenthesis are the total number of rows used for that color at that time
  • For beginning chain, chain it very loosely OR go up 1 hook size just for the beginning chain
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of each row of the blanket does count as the first hdc/as a st unless otherwise noted
  • Anything indicated between brackets (i.e. [hdc,ch 1,hdc]) should be completed within 1 st (or chain)
  • If you wish to make the blanket bigger or smaller, the base/beginning chain must be a multiple of 2 + 2


  • yo – Yarn Over
  • ch – Chain
  • hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • St(s) – Stitch(es

Finished Dimensions

37.5” Long x 31.5” Wide approximately

The Baby Blanket Pattern

Using 5mm (or 5.5 mm – see pattern notes) Hook & Charcoal Color

Ch until length of ch is 30” (making sure there is an even number of chains)

Row 1: [hdc, ch 1, hdc] into 4th ch from hook (skipped ch 3 = 1 hdc + 1 skipped ch 1), *sk 1 ch, [hdc, ch1, hdc],* repeat until there are 2 chains left, sk 2nd to last ch, hdc into last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] into 1st ch 1 sp, and into each ch 1 sp across the row, ending with 1 hdc into the turning ch from the previous row. Turn.

Rows 3 and on: Repeat row 2, making color changes as indicated at inch lengths below.

Color Changes

Colors were changed as indicated below:

  • Charcoal: 0-8” (8” total)
  • White: 8-9.5” (1.5” total)
  • Pink: 9.5-18” (8.5” total)
  • White: 18-19.5” (1.5” total)
  • Lemon: 19.5-28” (8.5” total)
  • White: 28-29.5” (1.5” total)
  • Charcoal: 29.5-37.5” (8” total)

That’s it! Just cut your yarn, leaving a long enough tail to be woven in, sew in the rest of your ends, and you’re all done!

Interested in a specific row count pattern instead? Or the Ad-Free PDF? You can find it in either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop!

Instagram Crochet Pattern Tester Post
Check out Instagram to see the Snuggle is Real Baby Blankets my testers made!

So there she is! I hope you love this baby blanket pattern and that you make all the snuggle worthy blankets in all of the fabulous colors! I promise you won’t regret it!

Don’t forget to tag me on Facebook or Instagram @hanoveriancrochetco (and use #snuggleisrealbabyblanket) as I would LOVE to see your finished blankets!

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As always, all my love!


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