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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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beginner crochet blanket pattern

Vanessa

Sunday 19th of June 2022

Can you suggest a border for this blanket ? Or do you think it's best without ?

Nicky

Monday 27th of June 2022

Hi there, I like it with or without a border. But I did make this blanket with a puff stitch border, which can be found here https://jewelsandjones.com/cozy-cotton-crochet-throw-free-pattern/ 😊

Margaret Blanchflower

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

These are beautiful patterns. Unfortunately I don't know what weight, thickness of yarn or size crochet hook to use as the patterns are in American makes and I don't know the British equivalent. I tend to use double knit or chunky knit. Is it possible to let me have a list of the equivalent British weights thickness tension and sizes please. Thank you.

Nicky

Friday 1st of April 2022

Hi there, thank for your question. Unfortunately, I'm not to familiar with British crochet terms. I personally would recommend going on to the Craft Yarn Council website as they have a ton of information on yarn weights, crochet hooks, and crochet terminology. I hope this helps 😊

Heather

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

I’m making this now. It’s easy to follow and working up quickly. I’m using Caron One Pound in Medium Gray Mix. I just happened to have 2 big skeins in my stash. I decided to add 16 stitches to my chain so it’s closer to throw size than lapghan size. Thanks for the pattern. Love it!

Nicky

Friday 1st of April 2022

Awww, thank you so much for sharing! I'm so glad you're enjoying the pattern 😊. This is one of my favorite blankets, I'm planning on making a larger version as well. Have a great day!

Edinora

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

Do you think I would still get the same wavy edges if I used the bernat blanket yarn that’s a size 7? And would still be able to see the pattern? Trying to find a nice blanket for my MIL and I’m using the bernat blanket yarn because I don’t really have that much free time with kids.

Nicky

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Hi there, yes I think it would still work. I would recommend making a quick swatch of the stitch pattern in the yarn that you have to just make sure that it looks ok. Good luck with the blanket! 😊

Katie Ryan

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Hi there! I am currently on row two of this beautiful blanket and I have a couple of questions. So, I got to the end of the first row and realized I had only been doing 1 dc instead of two. I went ahead and started the second row and am doing 2 dc as called for and it seems to be working ok, my edge just isn’t wavy on the first row, is that going to look horrible when I finish? Also, how easy would it be to use different colors every 4 rows, can I do that? I am very new to crochet, this is my very first pattern. I just don’t want to run out and get more yarn in the same color, I already have the same kind in other colors, so figured I’d use those if I can? Thank you so much for sharing this lovely blanket pattern with us!

Nicky

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Hello, thank you for your question. It should be ok, it just won't be as wavy on the first row. If you can and haven't gotten to far, I would restart and make the extra double crochet in the first row. But no worries if you don't want to, it shouldn't make that big of a difference. You could always at the end, reattach the yarn and complete a wavy border on the bottom row. To answer your second question, you can definitely use different colors for this blanket. I think that would look really nice 😊 and welcome to this amazing hobby!! So glad you're here and making one of my patterns. Have a great day!