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.
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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.
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.
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!
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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- Cozy Cotton Crochet Blanket – The perfect beginner-friendly crochet blanket! This pattern uses only a one-stitch repeat.
- 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.
- Granny Square Blanket – A fun crochet granny square blanket using the Circle of Friends crochet motif.
Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
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.
- 5.0 (H) mm crochet hook.
- 4 balls of Loops & Thread Crème Cotton Yarn in the color cream (Weight 4/5.29 oz, 324 yds), a total of 1,296 yards or another worsted weight cotton yarn.
- Darning Needle.
- Stitch Marker (optional).
Yarn Substitution: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn.
4 stitches x 8 rows = 4 inch square
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
36 ” x 48 ” (lapghan size)
- Pattern written in U.S Terms.
- Step-by-step video tutorial included with pattern.
Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern
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.
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.
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).
Then chain 2 (counts as 1 dc), and make a dc, ch 2, and sc all within the chain space.
Then skip 3 chains, and continue to make (2 dc, 2 ch, and 1 sc) in each chain space across the row.
Finally, tie a knot when finished and work in your remaining end.
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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