Kia Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Do you need a quick, easy baby blanket pattern for the new baby in your life?

The Kia Baby Blanket pattern has easy stitches and a one row repeat, so it works up fast!

New babies bring us hope and joy for all the memories they will add to our lives. The pattern was named Kia, which means “new beginnings”. Start their new beginning with this beginner friendly blanket pattern.

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Finished Sizes:

  • Preemie – 17” x 20” 
  • Baby – 35” x 42”

Yarn: #4 worsted weight – 5oz/445 yds skeins
Sample used: Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek in Crisp Air

  • Preemie – 6.25 oz/300 yds 
  • Baby – 13.5 oz/650 yds

Crochet Hook: Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 5.5 reps and 11 rows = 4” in pattern

Difficulty: Beginner: Uses easy stitches with no shaping.


ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


Blanket can be adjusted by adding, or subtracting, in multiples of 2.
When adjusting the size be sure to consider yarn requirements.

Kia Baby Blanket

Ch 46 (92).
Row 1: (Sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch, rep from * across to last 2 chs, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn. (45, 91) sts

Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, *sk next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc, rep from * across to last st, sc in last sc, turn. 

Rows 3 – 48 (96): Repeat Row 2. 


Round 1: 3 sc in corner, *sc in each row-end across side of blanket, 3 sc in corner st**, sc in each ch across bottom, 3 sc in corner st, rep from * to **, sc in each st across top, sl st in 1st sc to join. 

Round 2: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in first st, sk next st, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, sk next st; repeat from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join. Fasten off.

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Original post 10/31/22, updated 4/14/24

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