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Simple Crochet Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Spruce up your living room with this easy beginner-friendly crochet blanket. This free modern crochet blanket pattern is made using a simple one-stitch repeat and includes a guided video tutorial.

Continue to read through for the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free pattern.

cotton crochet blanket on a Ikea chair with a boho fringe orange pillow

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Simple Crochet Blanket

My latest free crochet pattern is this simple beginner-friendly crochet blanket. It’s cozy, cute, and perfect for those chilly mornings on the porch.

Lately, I’ve been loving one-stitch repeat crochet patterns. Something that I could pick up after a long day of work that doesn’t require much brainpower.

So if you want to make a simple crochet blanket that uses only basic crochet stitches, you’re in for a treat. This pattern uses only chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

easy crochet blanket made with cotton yarn

The Perfect Crochet Blanket For Beginners

One thing that I love about this simple crochet blanket pattern is that it’s perfect for beginners. The stitch used is an easy stitch repeat and so the blanket doesn’t take long to make at all. I’ve made a few of these crochet blankets and they only take a few days to make.

Depending on your speed, you could probably finish this in a day!

So if you’re new to crochet or have made a few projects, I think you’ll love the simplicity of this cotton crochet blanket pattern.

The stitch that is used in this blanket pattern is called the Reverse Blanket Stitch. It’s similar to the Suzette crochet stitch, except you add 1 extra double crochet and put it in reverse order.

It also creates a pretty wave stitch border, so you don’t need to add any extra stitches after you’ve made your blanket. Win-win if you ask me!

What type of yarn is best for a crochet blanket?

As a beginner, I usually recommend a number 4 worsted weight yarn or a bulky weight yarn. The worsted weight yarn will take a lot longer to complete than a bulky weight yarn.

For this pattern, I used Michaels Loops & Thread Crème Cotton Yarn. It’s a number 4 worsted weight cotton yarn that works up beautifully. It’s so soft and reminds me a lot of Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn.

This yarn line comes in multiple different colors, my two favorites being mustard and light grey.

If you decide to use a different yarn just make sure to check your gauge. This pattern is very forgiving though so pretty much any number four worsted yarn will work for this pattern.

Let me know in the comments below if you decide to use a different yarn, I would love to know!

white cotton one-stitch repeat crochet blanket pattern on bed

Size of Crochet Blanket

I chose to make my crochet blanket pattern lapghan size, but you could easily change the size by increasing the number of stitches.

The stitch multiple for this blanket pattern is 4. So you can make it as a big or small as you want to by following the multiple of 4. If you need a little help figuring out different blanket sizes, check out this handy crochet blanket size guide.

Other Crochet Blankets You Might Like

4 different pictures of free crochet blanket patterns
  1. Shell Stitch Baby Blanket – Crochet an easy shell stitch baby blanket with this free crochet pattern! This beginner crochet baby blanket is perfect for all genders.
  2. Cozy Cotton Crochet Blanket – The perfect beginner-friendly crochet blanket! This pattern uses only a one-stitch repeat.
  3. Eta Baby Blanket – Combine simple stitches to create a timeless baby blanket that is perfect for a little girl or boy. The Eta baby blanket is a beginner friendly crochet pattern. It features cozy cotton, thick stripes, and tassels.
  4. Granny Square Blanket – A fun crochet granny square blanket using the Circle of Friends crochet motif.
simple beginner crochet blanket free pattern

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Description:

Spruce up your living room with this easy beginner-friendly crochet blanket. This simple one-stitch repeat blanket is made using a worsted weight cotton yarn + includes a guided video tutorial.

  • Purchase an ad-free, printable, PDF pattern HERE.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.

Materials:

Yarn Substitution: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn.

Gauge:

4 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inch square

Abbreviations:

ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

dc – double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

sp – space

Blanket Size:

36 ” x 48 ” (lapghan size)

Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S Terms.
  • Step-by-step video tutorial included with pattern.

Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern

ch 132

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 2, sc in the next ch. *skip 2 ch, 2 dc in the next ch, ch 2, sc in the following ch. Repeat from * across row, turn.

how to crochet the reverse blanket stitch step-by-step

Row 2: ch 2, skip the first stitch, make (2 dc, 2 ch, and 1 sc in the chain space). *skip next 3 stitches and make (2 dc, 2 ch, and 1 sc in the chain space). Repeat from * across row, turn.

how to crochet a simple stitch for a crochet blanket

Row 3 – Row 88: repeat row 2

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Border for Blanket

If you would like to have the foundation row look the same as the other three sides (wavy scalloped edge), follow the next set of instructions.

Reattach the yarn that you used for the blanket to the first chain you made (foundation row).

Adding yarn to a simple crochet blanket to make a border.

Then chain 2 (counts as 1 dc), and make a dc, ch 2, and sc all within the chain space.

Adding two chains to my border to create the reverse blanket stitch.
Image shows how to work a stitch on a completed border.

Then skip 3 chains, and continue to make (2 dc, 2 ch, and 1 sc) in each chain space across the row.

Two completed stitches for the border on the crochet blanket.

Finally, tie a knot when finished and work in your remaining end.

A completed border on a throw blanket.

You’re done! I hope you enjoyed this easy crochet blanket and don’t forget to share it with me on Facebook or Instagram!

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Karen Bates

Sunday 24th of September 2023

Hi Nicky! I have purchased 2 colors of yarn for the Simple Crochet Blanket. Do you have any recommendations for making it with 2 colors? The yarn I bought is Lion brand WoolEase because I wanted a heavier throw for our RV. Should I use a larger crochet hook?

Thank you!

Nicky

Monday 25th of September 2023

Hi there, yes Lion Brand Wool Ease will definitely work for this pattern. I think the crochet hook recommended in the pattern should be fine, but you can always make a gauge swatch to double check. Since you have two colors, I would recommend switching colors every 4 rows, since there is 88 rows total. I think the colored striped would look really nice! 😊

Kristy

Tuesday 5th of September 2023

I am making this now... Love, love, love it. I see one boarder as an option. Do you have any others by chance?

Nicky

Wednesday 6th of September 2023

Hi there, thank you 😊. Yes, definitely. I have a few different border posts on the blog. Here's a list of some https://jewelsandjones.com/category/tutorials/crochet-stitches/

Rosa Contreras

Wednesday 9th of August 2023

Hi I am wanting to make a blanket this size but I just want to use doubles through out the whole blanket will I have to change the chain size or will it still be the same?

Nicky

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Hi there, to change the size of the blanket you want chain a multiple of 4.

August

Friday 4th of August 2023

Any suggestions on how to add a boarder that straightens the edges out for this?

Nicky

Monday 7th of August 2023

Hi there, since this stitch creates a wavy border, I'm not sure if there is a border to make it straight. You might have to alternate between a short stitch (single crochet), and a long stitch (double crochet) to create a straight border.

Jennifer

Wednesday 19th of April 2023

Hi there,

Thank you for all the wonderful patterns you post. Just a quick question though…is there any difference between the Cozy Cottom Crochet Throw and this Simple Crochet Blanket. Thanks again, Jen

Nicky

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying the patterns. The simple crochet blanket and the cozy cotton throw are the same stitch pattern. The only difference is the border on the yellow blanket. It has a fun puff stitch border. 😊