Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket

Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket laying on some stairs with a railing in the background - blanket is crocheted with one shade of blue yarn and another yarn that is an ombre shades of blue

Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket

This Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is easy to make with basic crochet stitches and color-changing yarn. The gradual color changes of one yarn along with the constant color of the other yarn make for a beautiful and unique look. The secret to this look is in the combination of stitches and the yarn used. Would you believe that even though the color changes every row, there are only about 10 ends to weave in?! This is due to an easy technique of how you change the yarn at the end of each row.

Close up of the stitches and blue color changes in the two color crochet baby blanket

Great for Beginners and Experienced Crocheters Alike!

To make this two color crochet baby blanket you only need to know how to chain, single crochet and half double crochet so this is perfect for beginners. But experienced crocheters will also like this project because it has a great rhythm to the stitches that makes it easy to watch TV or chat with a friend while you crochet. I love how the stitches together create a good texture and pretty look to the overall blanket.

The baby blanket project shown folded and hanging on a white railing with trees in the background

Skill Level: Easy


36″ x 36″

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2 colors of medium weight acrylic yarn

(For my Main Color (MC) I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color “Pool” – I needed 2 skeins; For my Contrasting Color (CC) I used Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in the color “Scuba” – I needed about 1 1/4 skeins – The “Ombre” color-changing yarn is what gives this blanket a really unique look!

Main Color Total Yardage = 640 yards; Contrasting Color Total Yardage = 610 yards)

I/5.5mm Clover crochet hook

Jumbo Tapestry Needle

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

MC (Main Color)

CC (Coordinating Color)

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)


Project is worked back and forth in rows and then a simple single crochet edging is added along the sides

MC = Main Color (This is the color you will work in for Row 1 and all odd number rows including Row 109 – this color will also be used for the edging)

CC = Coordinating Color (This is the color you will use for Row 2 and all other even Rows)

The “Right Side” of the blanket is the side facing you when you are using the MC – because of the stitch pattern, this is the side that the CC is actually more prominent

The “Wrong Side” of the blanket is the side that the MC is more prominent and is the side facing you when using the CC

The two color crochet baby blanket laying flat showing the right and wrong sides

Here you can see the contrast between the 2 sides of the blanket

Instructions for the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:

Stitches and abbreviations are written and defined above

With MC ch a length that measures 36″ (or any length you would like)

(This will be approximately 128 chs – it is best if it is an even number of chs)

Row 1 (Right Side):

In 2nd ch from hk (sc, hdc); [sk next ch, (sc, hdc) in next ch] across; For last hdc, work last YO with CC (dropping MC at side of Row). Turn. (64 shells; Shell= (sc, hdc))

For the remainder of the blanket: Each color you are not using you will carry along and crochet over it as you work the stitches for each row

This way both colors are ready to use at the end of every row and you will only need to weave in 10 or so ends – even though every row is a different color!

**If this sounds confusing, you can watch a video tutorial on the Two Color Dishcloth which uses the same stitch pattern and same color-changing technique – click here to watch the tutorial**

Row 2:

Ch 1; [sk next hdc, (sc, hdc) in next sc] across; For last hdc, work last YO with other color. Turn. (64 shells)

Rows 3-108:

Repeat Row 2 alternating MC and CC every other row.

Row 109:

Now you should be working with MC – Repeat Row 2 one more time; for last hdc, do not change colors.

Showing the edging on side 2 in progress

Edging for the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:

Side 1:

The Right Side of the blanket should be facing;

Ch 1, work sc evenly down side of rows to corner (which is putting 1 sc in the end of each row); sl st to 1st st of Row 1. Fasten off.

Side 2:

With Right Side still facing and MC, join with sl st in next corner (at end of Row 1); work sc evenly across to corner (which is putting 1 sc in the end of each row); sl st to 1st st of Row 109. Fasten off.

Finishing of the Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket:

Using the jumbo tapestry needle, weave in all ends making sure to hide ends in the row that matches the color of the ends

(For tips on how to weave in ends, watch my video tutorial here)

Optional: Wet block blanket and let dry completely

(Wet Blocking = Wet blanket completely with cold water; Press out excess water with a towel and lay flat to dry; Pin corners and edges so taut and in the square shape)

The Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket hanging over a railing - it's folded in half on the diagonal

Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is Complete!

And there you have it – your Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket is complete! I loved working on my blanket wherever I went since it is such an easy stitch pattern. I also enjoyed seeing the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn make the beautiful color-changes every other row. It takes some patience to see the full effect but it is so worth it! I think there are so many color possibilities with this crochet baby blanket! Which colors would you choose? Leave your ideas in the comments below – I would love to hear about it. I’ve even started another blanket with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in “Jazzy” (shades of pink) and Red Heart Super Saver in “Charcoal” (dark gray) – so far it is looking great!

If you decide to make this blanket, you’ll have some leftover Ombre yarn so you can then make this project, The Ombre Log Cabin Infinity Scarf! 😉

And if you like this crochet baby blanket design, then you might like my other blanket projects: Sunrise Stripes Baby Blanket, Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket, and the Colorida Hammock Blanket.

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57 thoughts on “Two Color Crochet Baby Blanket

  1. I love the look of this blanket. I have it on my to do next list, with others. HeHe. Thank you for the pattern.

  2. I bookmarked your site. The afghan might just be the one for my great-grandchild that is due this winter.

  3. Thank you for a beautiful pattern! I have a grandson on the way and this will be just the thing for him! Love that I can create a scarf for mommy to match! Congrats on your YT subscribers and Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

  4. Congratulations on your 7000 followers on youtube. TY for the free baby blanket pattern and the Giveaway. I love using Red Heart Ombre Yarn. It is great that there is yarn left over for the infinity scarf…..that will make a great gift for any new mom that will match the babies blanket.

  5. I really like this baby blanket. Scuba has been my favorite ombre shade since Red Heart came out with this line. Looking forward to diving into this project.

  6. I like the idea of using an ombre yarn along with a solid color, and I appreciate that you can change the size easily. I make a lot of cat blankets that I donate to a Siamese group that auctions them off and uses the money to support animal shelters around the world. I have a lot (a lot!) of yarn so I think I’ll go shopping in my stash for this one.

  7. What a great idea!! This might make up pretty from two yarn cakes – one pulled from the outside and the other pulled from the inside. I think I’ll give it a try!!!

  8. I really like this pattern. I often find ombre too overpowering in a large piece, the addition of the constant color is terrific. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns you share with us! I can see this would make a nice autumn wrap as well.

  9. Perfect pattern! I have 2 skeins of the ombre scuba left over from another project and didn’t know what to make with it. I think I’ll continue crocheting until I run out of the ombre and maybe get a rectangular blanket! Love the idea. You are so creative and generous for sharing your patterns!!

  10. This is a beautiful Baby Blanket. My son had a two color Baby Blanket from his grandmother. It was beautiful too. I’d love to learn how to create one like this.

    1. This one is simple to make and there is even a video tutorial on working the stitch. 🙂

  11. I really like this pattern. I don’t have babies but I think it would make a great throw or lapghan. I am already putting color choices together. Can be done in seasonal colors too. I love your patterns & always love it when you come out with new ones. Gets my elderly mind going.

  12. I LOVE your patterns and have done the celtic knot square in the Moogly CAL. It was fun and I went and immediately got two more of your squares and the poncho! lol…I have ALWAYS loved celtic knots. Thank you for making these. I enjoy crocheting them.

    1. So glad to hear that you love the Celtic Knots! Thank you for your support – I hope you enjoy making all of the projects you mentioned – please send along a photo of them if you think of it – would love to see them. 🙂

  13. I love this blanket!! The fact that there are no large holes in the stitch pattern makes it ideal for babies, and that’s what I always look for when choosing a baby blanket pattern. The gradient color with the solid creates beautiful interest. Thank you for offering your patterns for free! I always post them in my FB crochet group of over 25,000 members and going strong.

    1. Thank you, Carrie! I really appreciate you sharing this pattern in your FB group. Happy crocheting and posting! 🙂

    1. Thank you – There is a short video tutorial of the stitch that may help you when you want to try it. 🙂

  14. I like the idea of using a solid and ombre together. I think they really compliment each other well.

    1. It helps that both yarns are also both Red Heart yarns – that helps the colors go well together. 🙂

  15. Such a beautiful baby blanket. I love Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn. I have the color Sunny yellow which is my favorite. I also have Anthracite but that wouldn’t make a very pretty baby blanket. Thank you for the pattern and for the chance to win the giveaway.

    1. You are welcome! I love the Ombre yarn too – they have so many great colors that would work well for any blanket! 🙂

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