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.
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!
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.
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- 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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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.
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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Saturday 25th of March 2023
Thank you so much for this. I have been ill and making this meditative blanket has been a joy in an otherwise trouble filled time. I made mine striped with my favourite forest colours and used your size chart to enlarge to throw size. I loved the whole process and the finished project. I’m already planning the next one. Thanks again:)
Tuesday 28th of March 2023
You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed making this blanket and that it brought you happiness. Working on a crochet project can be very relaxing and meditative, so I'm so happy that it brought you comfort. I wish you well and thank you so much for sharing. 😊
Thursday 2nd of March 2023
I absolutely love this tutorial. Thank you so much. I just finished my first blanket and am wishing that it was a little bit wider. Do you have any suggestions on trim that would work for this type of edging?
Wednesday 8th of March 2023
Hi there, definitely! I'm so glad you enjoyed making this project. 😊 I would recommend a puff stitch border for this blanket or you can also do a basic single crochet border. Here's another version of this blanket with the puff stitch border: https://jewelsandjones.com/cozy-cotton-crochet-throw-free-pattern/
Tuesday 31st of January 2023
Hi, I was just wondering how many stitches I would need if I were to do the twin size for this blanket. I'm using a 5mm crochet hook.
Wednesday 1st of February 2023
Hi there, I currently don't have any additional sizes yet for this pattern. But I would recommend making a gauge swatch and measuring out how many chains you would need for the size you want. The stitch multiple for this pattern is 4. So you can make it as a big or small as you want by following the multiple.
Tuesday 10th of January 2023
I just love the look and feel of this blanket! But, I’m wondering if I did something wrong considering three out of the four sides of the blanket have the scalloped edges. The original chain row that started the blanket does not have the curved scalloped edges is that how it’s supposed to look?
Monday 16th of January 2023
Hi there, thank you! No, you definitely did the pattern correctly. It's just the nature of the stitch when starting the beginning row. So what I would suggest is to reattach the yarn to the right side of the blanket (facing you) and repeat row 1 and row 2. This should give a scalloped edge. You can also create a puff stitch border around the blanket, this will take care of the straight edge as well. All go ahead and link the blog post if you want to check it out. Just scroll down mid way and you'll find the step-by-step photo + instructions. https://jewelsandjones.com/cozy-cotton-crochet-throw-free-pattern/
Sunday 27th of November 2022
Will this work for a dk yarn with a 6mm hook? How much would be needed for an afghan?
Wednesday 30th of November 2022
Hi there, I haven't tried it with a dk weight yarn, so I'm not sure it will work.