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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

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  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.
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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.

You can purchase a printable PDF version here

Materials:

  • 5mm crochet hook (U.S./size H)
  • Loops & Thread Crème Cotton Yarn in the color cream (Weight 4/5.29 oz, 324 yds), a total of 1,296 yards (4 balls) or another worsted weight cotton yarn.
  • darning needle
  • scissors
  • stitch marker (optional)

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.

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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Mary

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Will this work for a dk yarn with a 6mm hook? How much would be needed for an afghan?

Jo

Friday 25th of November 2022

I love the look of this. I want to use it for a baby blanket. Would it work to use Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn? it is 3.5oz - 218 yd -100% polyester Thank you!

Nicky

Saturday 26th of November 2022

Hi there, thank you!, Yes, Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn would definitely work for this pattern. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Abby E.

Friday 11th of November 2022

Hello, working on this beauty now. After a few yarn skeins I realize that the new yarn itโ€™s a bit brighter then the first 3 I had used. Iโ€™m thinking of adding my last yarn ball to the begging of the blanket to make it look even. Now my question is how to I begin attach the yarn to continue my blanket in the opposite side?!!? P. S. I hope I make sense.

Nicky

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Hi there, that definitely makes sense. I would reattach the new ball of yarn and start with row 2. Just make sure that the stitches look alright since you're technically working them from the other side. You could always start another one and work until your desired length and then attach it to the blanket using an invisible seam. I'm not sure how it would work, since I haven't done it. But figured I would throw out the idea. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Kim

Thursday 27th of October 2022

I haven't been crocheting very long and I'm making this beautiful blanket now. I love how the sides and the top are wavy but I'm curious how I could go back to my chain row and make it wavy, also so that all 4 sides have that and I don't have to do a border. Thanks!

Kim

Friday 11th of November 2022

@Nicky, Thank you so much!!! My hubby saw my project and said "ooohhhh now you are getting into the "fancy" stitches"!

Nicky

Monday 31st of October 2022

Thank you so much! So once you have completed your blanket. Reattach the yarn to the foundation chain (starting on the right) and make row 2 on the bottom. This will give you a wavy border all the way around without having to add an additional border. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Amy

Monday 29th of August 2022

Iโ€™m pretty new to crochet but this blanket is coming together nicely. I always struggle with knowing where the last stitches go on any pattern. I am using a stitch marker in each end so I donโ€™t accidentally make the blanket uneven. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern. It is beginner friendly and beautiful.

Nicky

Friday 2nd of September 2022

Hi there, thank you so much. Yes, I love placing a stitch marker at the end too! Sometimes the last stitches can be so hard to find, so placing a stitch marker is helpful. I'm so glad you're enjoying the pattern. ๐Ÿ˜Š