If you are looking for a quick and easy crochet baby blanket pattern, give this Tiny Squares filet stitch pattern a try today!

This crochet baby blanket pattern design is worked in very simple rows and includes basic crochet stitches to create tiny squares in the fabric.

That means this is a beginner friendly crochet blanket pattern a try!

The Tiny Squares Crochet Baby Blanket pattern is not just for babies – crochet this design in seven of the most popular blanket sizes of your choice!

The Tiny Squares Crochet Baby Blanket is a great afghan to try because:

  • Chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches are used together to create a fun and interesting design!
  • Blankets are great gifts for baby showers and first birthdays, but this pattern is sized for Receiving, Lap, Crip, Twin, Full, Queen & King sizes!
  • Use any yarn you like to make your afghan with our stitch repeat instructions (the finished sizes are up to you)!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: multiple stitches in rows, complex stitch and row repeats, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

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Tiny Squares Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern - American Crochet Association

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Tiny Squares Crochet Baby Blanket – Resources

Finished Crochet Baby Blanket Projects

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Crochet Blanket Sizes

Wondering what size blanket you should make?

I put together an awesome crochet blanket size cheat sheet with some of the most common sizes to make, with tips and tricks to make any size blanket you want, right here:

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How To Make This Crochet Baby Blanket


Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky, Worsted #6 yarn (100% acrylic; 109 yds/100 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 

  • Color A = Suede: 6 (7, 10, 17, 24, 28, 35) skeins 
  • Color B = Caribbean: 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4) Skeins

To find other natural fibers, or other brands that carry cotton yarn, I suggest looking on yarnsub.com and comparing the yarn used to write this pattern.

For more details about how to substitute yarn for a crochet project, here are some great tips: Understanding Yarn Substitution: An Easy Reference For Crocheters

If you want to use a substitute, here are some yarns I recommend for this project:

Hook and other Tools


  • 4.5 pattern Sts = 4”
  • 8.25 rows = 8”

Sizes and Finished Measurements

  • Receiving: 24” x 29”
  • Lap: 30” x 36”
  • Crib: 36” x 45”
  • Twin: 39” x 75”
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 72” x 84”

Stitch Key

This crochet stitch pattern is worked with the following basic crochet stitches.

You can see these stitches in action as you watch these video tutorials (just click on the underlined text):

With so many different places and spaces to work in crochet, it can be easy to wonder where you should place your hook when following a crochet pattern.

Here are some tips and resources to help: Where do stitches go in crochet: All the places and spaces to put your hook

Pattern Notes

  • Border rounds add additional length and width to the finished blanket.
  • This design is worked in multiples of 6+5 (+2 for starting Ch).

Tiny Squares Crochet Baby Blanket Instructions


Receiving (Lap, Crib, Twin, Full, Queen, King)

With Color A, Ch 49 (61, 73, 79, 109, 121, 145)

  • Row 1 (Right Side): Skip 2 Ch (not a St), Dc into next 5 Ch, [Ch 1, skip 1 Ch, Dc into next 5 Ch] across – 47 (59, 71, 77, 107, 119 143) Sts
  • Row 2-3: Ch 2 (not a St, here and throughout), turn, Dc into next 5 Sts, [Ch 1, skip 1 St, Dc into next 5 Sts] across – 47 (59, 71, 77, 107, 119 143) Sts
  • Row 4: Ch 2, turn, Dc, [Ch 1, skip 1 St, Dc] across – 47 (59, 71, 77, 107, 119 143) Sts
  • Row 5-7: Ch 2, turn, Dc into next 5 Sts, [Ch 1, skip 1 St, Dc into next 5 Sts] across – 47 (59, 71, 77, 107, 119 143) Sts

Repeat rows 4-7 until 23 (31, 39, 67, 67, 71, 75) rows complete (ending on a row 7 repeat). Fasten off.


With Right side of Blanket facing, attach Color B into last St of last Row.

  • Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 3 Sc into same St, turn (working down left side of Blanket), work 2 Sc into each Dc row end, work 3 Sc into bottom left corner of Row 1, turn (working across row 1 of Blanket), work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across, work 3 Sc into bottom right corner of Row 1, turn (working up right side of Blanket), work 2 Sc into each Dc end row, work 3 Sc into top right corner of last row of blanket, turn (working across last row of Blanket), work 2 Sc between every 2nd St across, Sl St into top of first St to join.
  • Round 2-5: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, work 3 Sc into 2nd St of each 3 Sc corner, sl St into top of first St to join. 

Fasten off after last round complete.


Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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