Cuddly Blanket For Baby

You have the perfect gift for your little one. You know this because you made it yourself and because the baby is smiling. That’s right: babies smile when they’re happy, and this blanket was made just for your little one by its own mommy or daddy! Here’s how to make a cuddly blanket for baby:

Delight your baby with a cuddly blanket you make yourself.

You can make a blanket for your baby, you can make a blanket for yourself.

You can make a blanket for your pet, and even one for your car!

If you have kids or grandkids at home, this is the perfect project to do with them. They’ll be thrilled to help you crochet their very own cuddly blanket—and it’ll keep them busy during those long winter months when school’s out and there’s nothing else going on (except maybe playing outside). As an added bonus, if they’re old enough to read this article themselves? You’ll get some quality time with them while they follow along!

Materials needed

  • 1 yard of each color you want to use for the blanket, plus extra for sewing mistakes.
  • Thread to match the fabric; I used white thread, but you can also use black or red.
  • 1/4″ wide ribbon in coordinating colors as desired (optional).

When you create something on your own, you can have it turn out just the way you want.

  • When you make something by hand, you can have it turn out just the way you want.
  • The size of your blanket is up to you. You can use as much fabric as you like, or just a little bit!
  • If you don’t like the color that’s available in stores, choose any color from your own collection of favorite yarns and fabrics.
  • You can choose any style for your blanket—round corners or square corners? Rolled edges or straight seams? If a set pattern doesn’t appeal to you, feel free to explore different options on your own terms: Maybe it would be fun to try gathering stripes into a patchwork quilt design (or even an appliquéd alphabet!).

How To Make A Baby Snuggle Blanket

See which materials are need to create a beautiful baby blanket

Materials Needed

  • 2 pieces of fabric
  • cutting mat
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • threat

Easy Steps on how to make a baby blanket

Read through the steps to learn how to create a baby blanket

  1. Measure the fabric
  2. Cut fabrics to desired size
  3. Pin 2 fabrics right-side together (print is on the inside)
  4. Sew all around the blanket. Leave a few inches open
  5. Turn blanket right-side out
  6. Sew together the open corner

Learn about 15 ideas on how to make a baby blanket

1. 30 minute double sided baby blanket

The beauty of being able to make something yourself is that you can choose the features and details, so why make something single sided when you can make it double sided instead? We love the way Taking Care of Monkey Business used two different types of cozy fleece fabric to make a blanket that’s soft no matter how you wrap it but has some contrast too. You can learn how to create a baby blanket in 30 minutes. 

2. Cute and colourful bunny blanket

If you’re going to make a blanket that has some personality to it, would you actually rather create an adorable little character with it? Then we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with this bunny rabbit blanket that’s made complete with ears, an embroidered face, and little hands to hold. We love the contrasts in colour and pattern! Get the full details for making your own on Sew Toy.

3. Easy beginner’s baby quilt

What if your idea of the perfect baby blanket is actually a quilt, but you’re a total beginner who has only ever done smaller quilting projects before? In that case, we think you’ll find this helpful starter’s guide from The DIY Mommy very helpful indeed! They walk you step by step through the process of making a double sided, patchwork pieces quilt with a lovely binding border.

4. Quarter Cut baby quilt

Just in case we caught your attention with the idea of quilting but you’re not sure the design we showed you above is quite what you have in mind, here’s one that’s slightly more advanced but still manageable! We love the way Debbie Jeske outlines this lovely striped squares quilt in a nice, clear way.

5. Fleece and flannel baby blanket

Just in case you love the double sided baby blanket idea but you’d rather work with more than one soft material rather than just fleece, here’s a fantastic tutorial for adding warm flannel into the mix! Patchwork Posse shows you how it’s done and gives you some tips for working with two different fabrics, just in case.

6. Cuddle and flannel double sided blanket

If you’ve never worked with “cuddle fabric” then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out, because it’s a lot of fun to work with and very cozy indeed to wrap Baby in! Sew 4 Home shows you how to make sure your sewing machine is adjusted to handle the baubles on the cuddle fabric properly, as well as how to add a little scalloped detail to the edges.

7. Self binding receiving blanket

No matter what you’re sewing or what fabrics you’re working with, edges can be tricky for beginners. We used to find it hard to keep ours constant in thickness all the way around, as well as to keep them straight and neat. That’s why we thought this self-binding design, outlined step by step on Sew Much Ado, was such a good idea!

8. Bunny “grow with me” baby blanket

If you’re a slightly more advanced sewing enthusiast and you’re feeling up for a challenge, here’s a fantastic idea that will transform with Baby as they grow! We love the way Dolls and Daydreams created a plushy bunny themed “grow with me” blanket that changes in different ways for swaddling, then comfort, then play as the child gets older and needs it differently.

9. Quilted flannel burp blanket

Lovely, cozy blankets are all well and good when you’re gifting to new families, but those aren’t actually the only kinds of blankets they’ll find themselves needing! We’re totally in love with the way Jedi Craft Girl created double thick burping blankets that are very simple to wash but that are also lovely to look at, with a pretty edging.

10. Stripy rag quilt

Perhaps you’ve got a large supply of fabric scraps and you’re interested in quilting but you’re still practicing the skills required to get all your stitches and seams very neat? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood made this lovely stripy rag quilt! We like this idea because unfinished edges and a slightly purposely worn quality is all part of the cute aesthetic.

11. DIY swaddling blankets

Now you’ve seen several tutorials for comfort blankets and also one for burp blankets, but what if baby needs swaddling in the stroller without folds or large, thick blankets? Perhaps they’ll be a summer baby so they need a blanket that’s a little cooler than what you’ve seen so far. In either case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Purl Soho created these light DIY swaddling blankets.

12. Pouffy bubble quilt

Do you feel like getting very unique indeed and challenging yourself a little further than some of the ideas you’ve seen so far might? Well, if new techniques and cool textures are up your alley, then we have a strong feeling this awesome pouffy bubble quilt might be as well! See how it’s done in more detail on Awaiting Ada.

13. Minky and cotton blanket

Just like we said when we started talking about cuddle fabric, you’re missing out on something fun and trendy if you haven’t made a “minky” blanket yet! This incredibly soft material is comforting even just to touch, so it’s definitely popular for baby blankets. Take a look at How Does She to find out some great tips and tricks for working with its particular fuzzy texture.

14. Ruffled baby blanket

Just in case you’re still convinced that a baby blanket with a bit of extra personality to it is the best idea for you but you’re not quite up to the challenge of the bubble blanket, here’s another idea that you might get along with very well indeed! Check out how Sweet Red Poppy made this stunning ruffle all the way around the edges in a lovely, silky fabric.


I hope that you enjoyed learning how to make a blanket for your baby, and that you are now ready to make one of your own! If you have any questions or need help with anything, feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to lend an ear or offer advice where I can.

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