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33 Fast and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners – Cream Of The Crop Crochet


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Introduction to Crochet Blanket Patterns

One of the first things a beginner crocheter might try out is a soft and warm crochet blanket! It’s a large project but is repetitive enough to be beginner-friendly and practical to boot!

In this blog post, we’re dropping more than 30 free patterns forTemperature fast and easy crochet blanket patterns that are a joy to work on and a joy to gift to your loved ones!

Why Make a Crochet Blanket?

Crochet blankets are a great project for beginners because of how repetitive the task is since blankets often use a repeating stitch pattern throughout. Blankets are also big enough that you’ll get a lot of practice and be honing your skill as a crocheter as you go. 

Depending on the size, crocheted afghans or blankets can also be long-term projects that you can make over the course of a few weeks or months in between smaller projects.

You can create a blanket using any yarn, stitch, or hook you have on hand or use the project to experiment with multiple kinds of yarn. 

Most of all, blankets are warm, cozy, and comfortable so they’re perfect for your home or as gifts for your loved ones!

Choosing a Crochet Blanket Size

The great thing about blanket sizes is that they don’t have to be extremely exact in the way that a sweater would. If you want to crochet a blanket for a bed, however, then you need to know whether your blanket will drape over the sides of your bed.

The smallest size blanket you can make is called a lovey which measures 12Ă—12 inches or 30Ă—30 centimeters. A baby blanket can be a range of sizes but they are typically around 42Ă—52 inches or 107Ă—132 centimeters.

If you want to go BIG, then a California King would go for about 104×108 inches, but that’ll take a whole lot of time and work!!!

Easy Crochet has a great blanket sizing chart to help you figure out what to go with for your project if you need to deviate from the size suggested in the pattern. 

What You Need to Start Crocheting a Blanket

Yarn

Crochet blankets can be made with any weight of yarn that you have on hand, but while you are practicing your technique, any (4) worsted or medium weight yarn is a great choice. Worsted weight yarn isn’t too big or too small, which makes it great for getting the hang of how to make stitches. 

Knit Picks Brava Worsted is a great one to use as it has great stitch definition as well as a wide array of colors.

You can also opt for a bulky weight yarn such as Lion Brand Hue + Me for your blanket to make it work up more quickly and to make it even warmer. If the pattern calls for worsted weight and you want to use bulky yarn, make a swatch to see how many stitches per inch you are getting so you can adjust the pattern to the size you need. 

Crochet Hook

Always pick an appropriate size crochet hook for the weight of yarn you are using. If you are using a medium/worsted weight yarn, you’ll want a hook in the range of I-K, or 5.5 to 6.5 mm. 

If you’re following a pattern, use the hook size that is recommended for that project. You can use the size suggested on the yarn label if you are designing your own. 

The Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set has a full range of crochet hook sizes for whatever project you want to work on!

Notions & Tools

While the top two things you need are your yarn and a hook, it’s always a good idea to have these extra tools nearby whenever you’re crocheting:

Best Beginner Crochet Stitches for Blankets

Single Crochet Stitch

The single crochet stitch is one of the most basic crochet stitches and usually the first one any crocheter will learn. This stitch creates a dense fabric for maximum warmth but not a lot of height so it will take a while to work up.

color block crochet blanket hanging on a door knob

Simple Color Blocked Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft

This is one of the easiest patterns you can work on as a beginner and it’s made completely with single crochet stitches. All you have to do is keep crocheting until your yarn skein runs out, switch colors, and continue crocheting!

Blanket Stitch

This stitch is incredibly easy to learn and is a combination of a single crochet and two double crochet stitches. It makes for a soft and sturdy blanket, hence the name, and it’s great for beginners to learn!

blanket stitch easy crochet baby blanket

Blanket Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Baby Soft

This pattern is worked by holding two strands of yarn together (which gives it more of a worsted weight gauge) so that it works up quickly. It makes for a simple blanket with great texture and surprising sturdiness that’ll be loved by you and the babies in your life.

Linen Stitch

The linen stitch (aka granite stitch, moss stitch) is a simple stitch that’s great for beginner crochet blankets. The combination of single crochet and chain stitches makes for a drapey fabric while still being tightly knit enough that a little one’s fingers can’t poke through easily.

woman reading a book with a linen stitch crochet blanket on her lap

Linen Stitch Blanket Pattern

Designer: Grace and Yarn
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre

The moss stitch used for this pattern works up to create gorgeous rows of little v’s and the simple repeat is great for when you want to settle into a rhythm on the couch at night! Using Mandala yarn for this project also makes for a great self-striping blanket.

Single Crochet Chevron Stitch

Chevron patterns are a great way to add visual interest to your work while still being relatively easy to learn for beginners. The single crochet chevron stitch is made with a combination of single crochets, increases, and sc2togs that form the peaks and valleys.

crochet chevron blanket hanging on a hook

Single Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

Chevrons can be a bit tricky for a beginner but the clear and detailed instructions in this pattern make it a great one for those wanting to experiment. Pick out your favorite colors or opt for the cool mint, gray, and white that the designer chose for their blanket.

Cluster Stitch

The cluster stitch is a quick way to get more height into your project. The cluster stitch is basically a dc2tog in the same stitch which creates a thicker post than a regular double crochet stitch and a lot of texture.

side-by-side photos of a cluster stitch crochet blanket

Cluster Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This gorgeous striped blanket is the perfect piece to practice your cluster stitches on. There are clear and detailed instructions and a video tutorial for the blanket itself, and there’s even a quick pattern for a border!

C2C Crochet

Corner-to-corner crochet is a pattern that’s worked diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner (so bottom right to top left, for example). It’s worked in blocks made up of three chains and three double crochets and is great for making pixel art on a crochet blanket or just using up scraps.

folded c2c crochet blankets stacked on top of each other on a wooden stool

Scrappy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: My Poppet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

This C2C crochet blanket is a great way to show off a variety of colors in stunning diagonal stripes. You can use any yarn you have lying around, but if you want to make a magic yarn ball out of scraps, the designer has a tutorial for that, too!

Blankets are versatile pieces and you can make them in any stitch you want. Get inspired with the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library and its collection of 45 crochet stitch patterns, including tutorials and tips for your next crochet blanket or for any other projects you want to work on with these fun stitches!

Tips for Crocheting a Blanket

  • Count stitches and use stitch markers. Blankets are a fairly large project and if you lose track of your progress, it might affect the overall look. Use stitch markers on every 10th or 20th stitch for easy counting at the end of your row to ensure you’re keeping a consistent stitch count.
  • Be mindful of your tension. Individual gauge doesn’t really matter much with crochet blankets but the tension doesn’t just differ between two crocheters. Your own tension can change throughout a project, especially one as large as a blanket. Keep track of what hook you’re using and be mindful of how much your mood can affect the tightness of your stitches.
  • Consider blocking your work. If you’re working with granny squares, making a circle or hexagon blanket, or just prefer a smooth-edged blanket, then you should consider blocking. It’s a few extra steps but it gives you straight edges and sharp corners like you wouldn’t believe!

Beginner-Friendly Crochet Blanket Patterns

The following patterns have been chosen specifically for those new to the world of crochet because they use simple stitches and work up quickly. Practice your stitches and hone your love for the craft with these amazing and not to mention free, blanket patterns!

chunky easy crochet blanket with pompoms

Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Jewels and Jones
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Re-spun Thick & Quick

This easy-to-make chunky crochet blanket is perfect for cozying up on the couch! It works up quickly and you can adjust the size based on the length of your starting chain. It only uses single and double crochet stitches and the pom-poms are optional but so cute!

easy one-stitch repeat crochet blanket on chair with cushion

Easy One-Stitch Repeat Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Jewels and Jones
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Loops & Thread Créme Cotton

This cozy crochet blanket is perfect for beginners with its easy one-stitch repeat, the reverse blanket stitch! As long as you know the basic crochet stitches, you’re good to go with this one!

easy crochet baby blanket on chair

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Basix

This comfy little baby blanket is the perfect quick baby shower gift! It’s designed without a border for a clean and modern look but the designer provided an optional picot border tutorial if you’d like to include that.

go-to simple easy crochet blanket on sofa with fluffy cushion

Go-To Simple Crocheted Blanket

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick & Quick

The chunky yarn and blanket stitch used both make this blanket a breeze to work up! You can customize the size by shortening or lengthening the starting chain.

v-stitch easy crochet blanket on chair with balls of yarn

V-Stitch Crochet Blanket

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton

This quick and easy crochet pattern leaves you with a blanket with a gorgeous finished look. It could be the middle of winter but the bright, summery colors used in this blanket are sure to remind you of warm-weather days!

Striped Crochet Blanket Patterns

Stripes are some of the most popular ways to embellish crocheted blankets. It’s an easy way to create visual interest without doing anything more than just switching the yarn colors.

striped throw crochet blanket on the back of a chair

Coastal Comfort Throw Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft

The Coastal Comfort Blanket uses a variation of the double crochet cluster stitch. This easy striped blanket is sure to be a statement piece on your couch!

striped crochet blanket on a cabinet next to window blinds

Modern Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek

With its clean lines and refreshing colors, the Modern Crochet Blanket truly lives up to its name! The colors are reminiscent of the sand and the sea, so it makes for a great gift for your nautical or ocean-loving friends!

striped crochet blanket flat on a wooden floor

Rickrack Striped Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: 5 Little Monsters, via Oombawka Design Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable

The rickrack stitch is made using double treble clusters, and it gives this blanket a fun and colorful twist! The whole blanket is worked up in rows of single crochet, the rickrack stitch, and double crochets.

folded striped crochet blanket on a chair

Textured Striped Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

A quick way to make a striped blanket stand out is to focus on a really interesting texture. The soft yarn and the 5.5mm hook used give this pattern such great stitch definition while the soft color tones add visual interest!

Granny Square Blanket Patterns

Granny squares are such a versatile and well-loved crochet motif. Granny squares are often an early project for new crocheters, so why not make a granny square blanket? These patterns are easy and fun to stitch, and often a great use for leftovers from other projects.

folded granny square crochet blanket on a white wooden chair

Granny Square Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

This gorgeous blanket in its calming gray and teal colors is sure to attract and soothe the little ones in your life! The pattern makes a lovey of 18 inches square, but it can be easily adjusted to make it full-size!

granny square crochet blanket on a grey sofa

Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

The various and bright colors of this granny square blanket are sure to make it a unique piece for your home. The join as you go method is used for these granny squares but you can stitch them all separately and join them in another way if you prefer.

folded rainbow granny square crochet blanket

Rainbow Granny Square Throw Pattern

Designer: Janaya Chouinard, via All Free Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

This rainbow throw blanket is the perfect Pride Month project! It’s completely beginner-friendly and all you have to do is keep adding more rounds to your granny square in the colors of the rainbow!

colorful rainbow granny square crochet blanket on a basket on the floor

Rainbow Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Designer: Haak Maar Raak
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Hone your skills and experiment color combinations with this stunning granny square blanket! Modify the size or switch up color combinations to truly make this your own!

granny square crochet blanket in fall colors

Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Granny squares have risen in popularity over the years, and this modern take is sure to become a family favorite! It’s completely customizable with each square following a five round pattern.

Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Baby blankets are great beginner projects because of their small size and because gifting something handmade to a friend or family member is a joy in and of itself! These easy crochet blanket patterns are each unique in their own way so find the one that appeals to you and let’s get stitching!

strawberry cone easy striped baby blanket

Strawberry Cone Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

This pattern might not be the easiest blanket pattern on this list, but it’s definitely still geared towards those new to crochet! The whole blanket is worked up using cluster stitches in the most beautiful soft colors!

sugar wheel easy crochet baby blanket with teddy bear and baby toy

Sugar Wheel Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Beatrice Ryan Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Sweet Roll

This blanket is a great way to practice working dc in the round while making a great baby shower present. This adorable baby blanket is sure to be a hit with the moms and moms-to-be in your life!

light grey cozy easy crochet baby blanket

Cozy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Homespun

This baby blanket is as cozy as it gets, making it the perfect gift for the wee ones in your life! It’s worked up with simple stitches and is perfect for crocheters who are looking for a beginner blanket to make!

simple stitch easy crochet baby blanket on wooden chair

Simple Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

This baby blanket makes for the perfect handmade present! It can be customized to any colors you want to use and, as the name suggests, only uses simple stitches so it’s completely beginner-friendly.

Chevron and Ripple Crochet Blanket Patterns

Chevron and ripple blankets can be intimidating for a beginner, but these free crochet patterns are incredibly detailed and geared towards novice crocheters. They all use basic crochet stitches and once you’ve got it down, it’s an easy one-row repeat to make these easy crochet patterns for blankets.

side-by-side photos of easy ripple crochet blanket on a chair

Ripple Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

This gorgeous ripple baby blanket is the perfect introduction to chevron and ripple patterns. The pattern is well detailed and offers tips on perfecting how to line up your ripples.

colorful ripple crochet blanket on wicker chair next to a basket of yarn

Cheerful Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Adventures in Thread
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns DK

This bright and colorful blanket is sure to bring cheer to any room you place it in. The pattern uses UK terminology but it’s easy to understand and you’ll have yourself a gorgeous blanket in no time!

c2c chevron crochet blanket on an armchair with tubular pillow

C2C Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern

Designer: One Dog Woof
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

This variation of the chevron blanket uses corner-to-corner crochet, which highlights the pattern and colors used. It drapes beautifully and you can use baby-friendly colors or a more modern palette as you like.

close-up photo of ripple crochet blanket

Crochet Ripple Stitch Blanket Pattern

Designer: Hanjan Crochet
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns DK

This easy stash-busting project is made for crocheters of any skill level! You can adapt the pattern to any size by lengthening or shortening the starting chain.

easy chevron crochet blanket next to a skein of white yarn and crochet hook

Easy Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

This stunning chevron blanket uses a gradient of blue to white reminiscent of ocean waves. The pattern is for a smaller blanket, but you can easily modify it to be bigger.

Take your crochet blankets to the next level and make it a year-long affair by working on a temperature blanket! You can make a temperature blanket for the current year, your child’s first year, the year you got married or any other year that is meaningful to you. 

temperature crochet blanket in front of a tree in the woods

Crocheted Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Stitching in the Woods
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This temperature blanket alternates between single crochet and half double crochet stitches every month. It’s the perfect temperature blanket to work on for beginners!

temperature crochet blanket lain on a couch

Crochet Temperature Afghan Pattern

Designer: The Crochet Crowd
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Temperature patterns can get pretty long, which is why this particular one uses slip stitches so you can get more days in fewer inches. There’s even an adorable thermometer appliqué tutorial that you can stitch on to your finished afghan that’s linked within the pattern!

temperature crochet blanket outdoors on the ground of leaves

Faded Fantasy Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: It’s all in a Nutshell
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

This temperature blanket is worked up in single crochet stitches diagonally. It also uses a gorgeous pink fade colorway that you’re sure to fall in love with.

temperature crochet blanket with long tassels

Muted Crochet Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Burgundy and Blush
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

The color combinations for temperature blankets are endless! This particular one uses a more muted palette that might appeal more to you.

Want More Ideas for Your Crochet Blankets?

It’s easy to make a blanket with any stitch pattern you like, just make a swatch with the yarn and hook you want to use in the pattern you like, then measure how many stitches per inch you are getting. Bearing in mind any stitch multiple needed for the pattern, you can figure out how wide you want your blanket to be and then how many stitches you need.

If you’d like to try other stitches in your crochet blanket patterns, you can find 45 different options in our Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library. This collection includes video tutorials to make learning easier.

Are You a Beginner Who Needs More Help with the Basics?

If you saw an easy crochet blanket pattern here that includes techniques you aren’t sure about, our Crochet Fundamentals course is for you. These videos cover everything from how to hold your hook to increases, decreases, finishing techniques, and more. 

These tips and tutorials will make everything you want to crochet faster, easier, and looking just like the pictures you see online. 



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