Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Ombre Star Blanket – Free Pattern

With my free crochet baby blanket pattern, you can enjoy the excitement of crocheting or knitting for a new baby, and if you can make something that also being you joy and comfort whilst you make it, then it’s all the better. With my soothing stitches and repetitive patterns, you will really enjoy creating this beautiful star blanket.

Inspired by the popular Ripple Stitch crochet pattern, this blanket is perfect for a contemporary nursery, embellished with cute little pom-poms. It’s also quick to make and perfect for stash busting which is my favourite kind of crochet. My Ombre Star blanket has been thoroughly tested by lots of crocheters and they all said it was the perfect project to help you switch off and relax, as you sit and crochet.

So it’s time to delve into your yarn stash and find 4 x 100g balls of double knitting (light worsted weight) yarn or use up oddments to make a multi-coloured crochet baby blanket.

Crochet baby blanket in different shades of blue, with white, in a star shape, created by ripple stitch crochet.

What is Crochet Ripple Stitch?

The ripple stitch is a classic crochet technique that adds texture and dimension to your projects. It’s characterised by a series of peaks and troughs, creating a gentle undulating effect reminiscent of waves or, in this case, the radiant rays of a star. It’s the perfect stitch for your crochet baby blanket, as it’s calming and repetitive to crochet.

To achieve the ripple stitch pattern, you will alternate between increasing at the peaks and decreasing at the troughs within each row. This creates a pattern that ebbs and flows, forming a visually striking design that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the touch, resulting in a blanket that’s beautiful as well as functional.

Star blanket made with treble crochet and ripple stitch to create a star shape, with pompoms in the star points, around the edge.

Materials you need to make a baby blanket from my free crochet baby blanket pattern

  • YARN: 4 x 100g balls of any double knitting (light worsted weight) yarn. Note: This is 1 x 100g each in 4 colours to follow the colour changes as written in the pattern, or you could alternate with 2 colours and use 2 x 100g in each colour).
  • HOOK: 4mm (US G/6)

Alternatively, you could use up yarn scrap oddments and make a multi-coloured blanket; it’s the perfect stash busting project.

How to get your copy of my free crochet baby blanket pattern

Choose to which version of the pattern you would like from the two options below. 

You can print in black and white, and set your printing to double-sided to save paper, or read the pattern from a electronic device to save on printing.

Please read the copyright terms, which apply globally, before downloading your pattern:

This pattern is published under copyright to me ©Lynne Rowe 2013, and is for your own personal use only. Feel free to sell items made from this pattern for charity fundraising purposes, or to gift to family and friends. Selling small numbers for profit is only allowed with permission. Please email for permission to sell in small numbers. By downloading this pattern, you agree to these terms.

UK version: Grab your free crochet baby blanket here for UK terms: UK version

US version: Grab your free crochet baby blanket here for US terms: US version

I’d love you to add your finished blankets to Ravelry too if you’re a member. You can add them to the project here:

Ombre Star Blanket on Ravelry

If you enjoyed crocheting my baby blanket, you may also enjoy my crochet Strawberries pattern, which is also free. You can find the blog post here:

6 crochet strawberries made from free crochet pattern, with 3 in a glass bowl and 3 scattered around.

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