6 DIY Baby Blanket Ideas Your Baby Will Love

Easy DIY baby blanket ideas

6 Handmade Baby Blanket Ideas

You can never really have too many baby blankets! Especially not when there are so many cute ideas floating around that you could make.

Here are some baby blankets that are fun and frugal to do, and that your baby will love. All you need is a bit of craftiness and you can make any one of these projects!

1. Cotton Print and Minky Baby Blanket

Minky blanket tutorial

This DIY Minky blanket is a simple project that’s quite cheap to make as well. Since it’s not too heavy it can be used all year round, and it would make for a great baby shower gift too!

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 yard woven cotton print fabric
  • 1 1.4 yard Minky fabric
  • thread to match
  • and sewing supplies


2. Easy Baby Afghan

Afghan Handmade baby blanket

This handmade baby blanket looks fantastic! The colors are vibrant and texture looks soft and fun, I can’t imagine a baby not loving it.

This project will be nice and easy for experienced crocheters, and beginners won’t have a problem with it either (it will just take a bit more time to finish).

You will need:

  • S-35 19.00mm crochet hook
  • 3 skeins Berroco Comfort Chunky yarn in 5743/Goldenrod (category 5)
  • 3 skeins Berroco Comfort Chunky yarn in 5700/Chalk (category 5)
  • 3 skeins Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Pink (this is actually a category 4 yarn but the gauge is similar to the Berroco…)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


3. Flannel baby blanket with satin binding

Easy diy baby blanket

If you’re wanting to make a very basic DIY baby blanket that’s machine-washable, you’ll love this project. The instructions say you can have this finished in about an hour. Also, how fun is that patterned piece of flannel in the photo above? So baby friendly!

You will need:

  • Two 1-yard pieces of flannel
  • One package satin blanket binding (at least 140 inches long, I use Wrights)
  • Thread
  • A sewing machine and knowledge of how to use it
  • Something to mark your fabric like tailor’s chalk
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins


4. Bubble Quilt – Puff Blanket – Biscuit Quilt

DIY Bubble quilt

Ok, how fun does that bubble quilt look? Just look how happy that baby is in the photo above! These bubble quilt blankets are super customizable and once you learn how to make the bubbles, you can do any patterns you want. So fun.

You will need:

  • 16 different colors of scrap fabric (if you want to do the rainbow)
  • 1-yard cheap crappy fabric for the base of the puffs (you won’t be able to see them)
  • 1-yard Minky
  • 1 1/2 yard silky fabric for the ruffle
  • Some poly-fil


5. DIY Crochet 6 Petal Flower Baby Blanket

Crochet petal blanket

Here’s another crochet baby blanket project but this one is completely unique! I never knew a blanket could be so beautiful! On top of being pretty much a piece of art, this blanket is also super soft, so it’s kind of perfect.

You will need:

  • G hook
  • Worsted weight Yarn in 2 colors
  • Here used Cascade 220 wool solids
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


6. Easy DIY Baby Blanket

Easiest diy baby blanket

The creator of these homemade baby blankets claims that this is the easiest way to make a baby blanket. We’re not sure how true that is, but it’s easy to see that these blankets look great! The patterns are fun and the blanket looks extremely soft as well.

You will need:

  • Two pieces of flannel – At least 1 yard each. I used 1-1/4 yard pieces to make them a little bigger.
  • Coordinating thread – One to match the top and one to match the bottom.
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter (optional)
  • Sewing machine
  • Chopstick or crochet hook
  • Iron



Don’t you love making things for babies? All of these homemade baby blankets are pretty amazing so you might just have to make them all!

Even if you don’t need another baby blanket yourself, you could make any one of these projects as a gift and whoever you gave it to would love it! Handmade gifts are always so thoughtful and appreciated.

Let us know which baby blanket you plan to make!

More Baby DIY Ideas:

Darling handmade baby blanket ideas

Types: Sewing, Adult, Baby
Categories: Gift, Home, Inside The House, Toys


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