The New Trend in Round Baby Afghans

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A Guest Post by Debbie Mac Millan.

I have to admit, when I first saw a pattern for a round baby blanket, I thought to myself, WHY??? A round baby blanket?? That is different. Well, I was right!!! They are different, and in an awesome way!!! 

Round baby afghans are the perfect size and style to cover a car seat or an infant carrier. They are also easier for the baby to snuggle with. As an added treat, they are amazing for taking baby photos. The round afghan drapes under the baby in a perfect shape to compliment the picture.

They are easy to make and so much fun to work on. Round blankets are typically based on a few basic stitches and after placing a marker to designate the beginning of your rounds, you can just relax and crochet away!! When I finally get a chance to sit down and have some “me” time and work on my crocheting, it is nice to have a project that is fun to do, easy to enjoy, but looks amazing when the finished product is completed.

I have sold two of these round afghans for baby shower gifts and the reaction from the mom-to-be has been delightful! Both moms have told the person who gave them the blanket that this gift will be going into the “hope chest” to keep forever.


Debbie is the creator of Treasured Creations by Debbie. Crocheting and needlepoint have been a love of hers forever and her passion for her work has encouraged her to showcase them for the public to enjoy!  Feel free to visit her website to get in touch.  

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10 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    I was thinking the same thing when I first saw a round blanket hehe. But I agree they are great and relaxing to crochet :D

  2. Jasmin says:

    I really like your blankets, especially the baseballs!! It would be cute having it as a giant baseball too. It’s hard to come by cute boy afghans these days.

  3. Maria says:

    I was skeptical until I was given a round ripple blanket for my last baby. IT has been the BEST thing. Now that is all I make for baby gifts!

  4. Dannee says:

    Very nice blankets!!!…they seem to be the rage these days…can anyone direct me to pattern(s) for round baby blankets…i think i would like to make one…thanks for the help.

  5. Kristin says:

    where is the best place to find patterns for this? I have a friend that’s going to have a baby soon and I really want to try my hand at this.

  6. Francine says:

    I just made a round ripple afghan . It was quick and easy. Two hints: always count your stitches for each segment to make sure you haven’t added or skipped stitches. I had to undo several rows because of simple mistakes. But it was fun to crochet. Also check your gauge as you go along to make sure your work doesn’t pucker.

  7. Collette Griffith says:

    One of the best sources for any patterns is http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com !! They have about anything and everything you would need!! And they are free!!

  8. Kristin says:

    thank you!

  9. Lynn says:

    lots of english patterns are for circular baby blankets as well as square ones but from experience circular ones are easier .

  10. Teena says:

    This article inspired me to make a round baby rug, which I have posted on my blog. I didn’t follow the pattern, which is probably why my rug has 13 segments! Thanks for the inspiration <3 <3

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