Crochet Pattern: Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket

By Amy Yarbrough – 26 Comments
Designing a new baby blanket is a lot of fun. I like to customize them specifically for the little one that is going to receive it. I created this one with my little niece in mind — bright colors to catch her eye, soft to the touch but with lots of texture. Normally, I design them in neutral colors in case the mother would like to use it for multiple children, or if the parents do not yet know the gender of the child. Whichever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy making this blanket. I can guarantee the recipient of yours will be just as pleased as my niece will be with the one I made! Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket

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Finished Size: 32” (81 cm) x 33” (84 cm)

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 408 yards each of colors A, B, and C)
Crochet hook I (5.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

6 sc = 2’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

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Color Pattern
6 rows of color A
3 rows of color B
6 rows of color C
3 rows of color A
6 rows of color B
3 rows of color C
Repeat color pattern ending with 6 rows of color A

Crochet Pattern: Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket
Row 1: with color A, ch 108, 2 dc in third ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch, repeat from * until 3 ch remain, sc in last ch: 105 sts
Row 2 – 87: ch 1, turn, 2 dc in first sc, *(sc, 2 dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in last st: 105 sts
Do not finish off, continue with border..

Round 1: ch 1, turn, *[sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] across until corner is reached, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, repeat from * 2 more times, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] across until first corner is reached, sl st in first sc: 195 sc
Round 2: with color B, *ch 3, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first st: 195 ch-3 spaces
Round 3: (sl st, ch 1, sc, 2 dc, sc) in first ch-3 space, (sc, 2 dc, sc) in each ch-3 space around, sl st in first sc: 780 sts
Finish off.

Ask me some questions in the comments below! I’m ready to help.

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  1. Linda says:

    I love the variegated colors you chose for this blanket. What’s the yarn brand and color names, please?

  2. Lois says:

    Your colors are beautiful. I want to know the brand and colors, too, please.

  3. Amy says:

    Hi Linda and Lois,

    I’m glad you like my choice! I used Red Heart’s Gumdrop in colors Smoothie, Grape, and Apple. It is the first time I have used them and I think they make wonderful material for a baby blanket!


  4. Pauline says:

    If I wanted to make this afghan, how would I figure how many stitches to add?

  5. cathy mccartney says:

    What does the # 87: mean on row 2 of the pattern

  6. Pamela says:

    Gorgeous colours. Thanks for instruction on how to make it bigger. The charity I crochet for requires their baby blankets be a minimum of 36 inches square. The babies from the communities who use their services are born with an average birth weight of 10 lbs. and it is very cold there. Thank you for generously sharing your pattern. Best wishes.

  7. Nancy says:

    I cannot figure out how to print this pattern, does anyone know how I can do this. I love it.

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Nancy! You can use the print function in your internet browser. Depending on the browser you are using, you can click on “File” then “print” in your menu bar.

  8. Love crotchet blankets and this one is no exception! Love the colours you’ve used, and I can imagine how soft it feels.They are always a welcome and appreciated gift from parents, and many times cherished for years and passed down to other children, or saved for their children many years later.


    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Samridhi! I am very pleased that you like the blanket. And that is my intention when I create these patterns, to make something that will remind the child of how much they are loved and last for generations to come. 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

      Keep Crocheting,

  9. Amy, I’m interest in making the Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket. I love the colors in yours. Please tell me the brand you used and the color number or name. Please reply a soon as you can!!

    Mona Hendricks

  10. Amy says:

    Hello Mona,
    I used Red Hearts Gumdrop in Apple, Grape, and Smoothie.
    Keep crocheting,

  11. Carolyn says:

    I just want to be sure about instructions for rows 2-87. Should there be a skip 2 sc after every sc, 2 dc Combos? Thanks.

    • Carolyn says:

      Or rather skip 2 chains. Thanks. Please advise.

      • Amy says:

        Hello Carolyn,
        There are both dc and sc in the pattern but the stitch pattern in Rows 2-87 are only worked into sc, thus assuming you will need to skip the next 2 dc. When the pattern says “(sc, 2 dc) in next sc” it is specifying that only the sc are worked into for this stitch pattern.

        Does this help?

  12. fleurdelis says:

    Thank you for treating us to a free pattern.

  13. Ife says:

    Hey Amy! How many more skeins of each color would I need to crochet this in 36″ x 48″ ?

    • Amy says:

      Hello Ife,

      Sorry for the delay! I can’t say exactly because I don’t remember how much yarn I had left over from each color. But an extra skein each would be more than adequate.

      Hope this helps!

  14. Ife says:

    Thanks Amy! I know I’m coming in on this late, but just found this and really appreciate your reply. My granddaughter turns 2 this coming October and wanted to make this for her in a the 36” x 48” size. I live in the Virgin Islands where there’s only one little craft store that sells a tiny section of yarn, so I can’t just up and go get more yarn if I run out. I already ordered and received the gumdrop yarns in smoothie & grape, but they were out of apple so I got gelato instead which actually looks exactly like apple. I did order 3 skeins of each color. I just started a couple of days ago and it’s already looking beautiful! Very simple to crochet as well! Thanks again for your suggestion about an extra skein and for the free pattern!

    • Amy says:

      My pleasure, Ife! I can appreciate the struggle. I too have to rely on ordering my yarn for the most part and it makes planning a little difficult. But I am glad the pattern is working out for you. Let me know if you have any more questions!


  15. Rebecca Mahon says:

    Hi Amy, approximately how many skeins of each color did you use? Thanks so much 🙂

  16. Veronica Lynne Dollen says:

    Love this blanket, want to make for myself, an adult, but I want the colors you used in the pic. What are those yarn colors/links so that I can order those??? Thank you.

    • Hello Veronica,
      I”m so glad you like my blanket design. It really is some lovely yarn, isn’t it? It’s Red Heart Gumdrop yarn in Smoothie, Grape, and Apple. From what I can see doing a quick internet search, there are a few sites that still carry this yarn, like Michael’s for example, though I’m not sure they have exactly these colors. Hope it works out for you!

      Keep crocheting!

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