Crochet Lily Pad Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a baby blanket that is full of texture – could even be a fidget toy! It’s full of 3-D circles that literally pop off the blanket, making it look like lily pads floating on top of a calm pond. Crochet Lily Pad Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern by My Merry Messy Life I wrote this pattern for All Free Crochet, and you can find the complete pattern here. I used the forked half double crochet stitch and the popping circle stitch, both of which I learned from my favorite crochet book, Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia.

Free Crochet Pattern for Lilypad Baby Blanket

The stitch is probably more of an intermediate stitch, and you’ll need to be able to follow written patterns well. But, once you get the popping circles stitch down, it’s just repeated over and over. I was able to do it while watching TV, so it’s not too terribly complicated!Bernat Satin in Sage Yarn Review

I was also able to review Bernat Satin yarn in Sage. This is a beautiful color that is really almost gender neutral – I think it’s really more a teal than sage. This yarn is so soft and just glides on my fingers while I work. It made the blanket nice and thick and SO soft. Perfect for a baby!

Crochet Lily Pad Blanket - A Free Crochet Pattern for a Perfect, Textured Baby Blanket!

I really like the forked half double crochet stitch – it’s so much more visually interesting than just straight half double or double crochet and makes a thicker weave. I’m crocheting several hats with this stitch as well and they are perfect for cold weather!

See the full pattern here!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Fuego Azul says:

    It’s definitely baby blanket season! How unique & adorable, your pattern. 🙂

  2. Selita Barnes says:

    Could you possibly do a video on the FK HDC in the round? I seem do better with visual than reading the instructions.

    • Hi Selita! Maybe one day, but I just don’t have the equipment or time to edit the videos. But, I’m sure you could find a video on YouTube with a search.

  3. Oh Sara! I love it!! It is beautiful!

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