Create a simple crochet blanket using an easy one stitch repeat. This free crochet throw pattern would make the perfect addition to your home.
Crochet a simple crochet blanket for your home! This modern crochet blanket features an easy one stitch repeat. Scroll down for the pattern and video tutorial.
Crochet a simple crochet blanket using only one stitch! This free crochet throw pattern is an easy make and would look so cute in your home. The stitch that will be used to make this project is called the reverse blanket stitch.
I wrote a whole blog post about the reverse blanket stitch and how I found it. So if you want to know more about the beautiful one stitch repeat, then click HERE. It’s such a pretty stitch!
So let’s get into this pattern and find out the inspiration behind it. If you want to go straight to the pattern, then keep on scrolling down.
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
I’ve always wanted to make a simple crochet blanket. Something that was easy, but also looked chic at the same time. I think this throw fits the bill. It reminds me of something you would see at an Anthropology store.
Furthermore, once I decided what type of look I wanted for the crochet blanket. I was thinking about an easy one stitch repeat. I’m always in awe of those crochet stitches that don’t look like crochet stitches at all. I think this stitch has a little bit of that. You know what I mean?!
I actually found this stitch a while ago and wrote a whole tutorial on it. I couldn’t remember exactly the name of it, so I ended up calling it the reverse blanket stitch. It uses single crochet and double crochet in reverse order (hence the name).
Anyhow, let’s get into the type of yarn I chose for this simple crochet blanket.
The yarn I ended up picking out for this project has honestly become my favorite yarn! Its Michaels Loops & Threads Creme Cotton Yarn. This yarn is such a dream to work with. Its so soft and your hook just glides right through the stitches.
Plus, its made from cotton! I’ve never had a cotton that was so soft and squishy. One of the reasons why I picked a cotton yarn for this crochet throw was because I wanted a summery feel to my throw.
Something that you could put over yourself while sitting on the porch. This cotton is light and aerie, perfect for those long summer days! Cotton yarn is definitely my favorite to use during the summer time. I have made quite a few projects with cotton yarn.
I can’t wait to start making more things with this yarn. Have you ever tried this yarn line before? Leave a comment below, I would love to know!
YARN SUB + SIZING
I wanted to talk a bit about yarn substitution for this project, as well as the size. The beauty of this project is that you can totally change the yarn if you don’t want to work with cotton. I like using cotton because I live in a hotter climate.
However, you can for sure use a wool or acrylic mix for this blanket as well. I can’t promise that it will have that light aerie feeling, but it’ll keep you warm! This project is made with a category four yarn.
ok, so let’s talk about the sizing. I made this crochet blanket a lapghan size. I think lapghan sizes are great because it doesn’t make the crochet project overly long. However, you can totally make this blanket smaller or bigger.
All you need to do is decrease or increase the initial amount of chains. Check this post out where I talk about the stitch and its multiple. If you need any more help, just let me know in the comments.
I also have a handy crochet sizing guide available here too.
So let’s get into the pattern!
Create a simple crochet pattern using only one stitch. This beautiful crochet throw would look so cute in any home.
- 5mm crochet hook (U.S./size H)
- 3 balls of Loops & Thread Creme Cotton Yarn (#4) in the color cream. A total of 1,296 yards.
- darning needle
4 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inch square
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sp – space
36 ” x 48 ” (lapghan size)
- Make sure your tension is loose when starting the initial chain.
R1: dc in the 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 next ch. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R2: ch 2, skip the 1st stitch, make 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. *skip the next 3 stitches. Then 2 dc, ch 2, sc in the ch 2 space. Repeat from * across row, turn.
R3 – R88: repeat row 2
Finish off and weave in ends.
Simple Crochet Blanket Video Tutorial
You’re done! I hope you enjoyed making the simple crochet blanket. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.
Have a beautiful day!