Did you know most birthdays are during the summer months? It’s easy to find crochet patterns for girls’ birthday gifts, with headbands, bags, scarves and more to choose from. But what about the birthday boys? Won’t anyone think of the birthday boys?
Well, boys like comfort just as much as girls do, and nothing’s as comfortable as a handmade afghan from mom or grandma! The best part is the blankie can easily become an heirloom for the next generation.
Cute Baby Blanket Afghans
Let’s start with more traditional baby blankets with adorable patterns like stars, stripes, and sailboats. These patterns are ideal as heirlooms, because they’ll never go out of style.
Pop Culture Baby Blankets
If you want to avoid the usual “blue is for boys” theme, you could gift your little gonzo a pop culture themed blanket. Try a modern classic like Mario, or a new favorite like Harry Potter!
- Baby Twister Blanket
- 8-Bit Mario Blanket
- Arr Matey Pirate Blanket
- Super Mario Afghan
- Hogwarts Wizarding Blanket
Cuddly Lovey Baby Blankets
Loveys are too cute for words. Basically, these are crochet afghan blankets that double as a stuffed animal. We’re a little obsessed with the dinosaur lovey!
- Cuddly Crochet Dinosaur Lovey Blanket
- Monster Lovey Crochet Blanket (New!)
- Puppy Dog Crochet Baby Blanket (New!)
BONUS: Boyish Granny Square Patterns!
If you’re not sure you can commit to a full afghan right now, work at it bit by bit when you make some of these cool granny squares.
- Pirate Granny Squares Crochet Patterns (New!)
- Owl Make This Crochet Granny Square
- Iron Man Granny Square
- Despicable Me Minion Granny Square
Did you have a handmade baby blanket when you were a kid?