Discover the cozy world of crochet blankets as we explore various types, patterns, and techniques to create your perfect snuggle companion.
Crochet blankets are a timeless classic that never goes out of style. They not only keep you warm and cozy but also add a touch of elegance to your home decor.
With so many different types of crochet blankets available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for you. From granny square blankets to ripple stitch blankets, each type has its unique charm and appeal.
In this blog post, we will explore the various types of crochet blankets that you can make and find the perfect one for your needs. So grab your hook and yarn, let’s get crocheting!
Granny Square Blankets
Granny Square Blankets are a classic crochet pattern that has been around for generations. They are made up of small squares, which can be joined together to create a larger blanket.
The beauty of granny square blankets is that they can be customized in so many ways – you can use different colors, yarn types and sizes to create unique designs.
One popular way to make granny square blankets is by using scrap yarns from previous projects or leftover skeins. This not only helps reduce waste but also adds character and charm to the finished product.
Another great thing about granny square blankets is their versatility – they work well as lap throws, baby blankets or even full-sized bedspreads depending on the size of your squares and how many you join together.
If you’re new to crocheting, don’t worry! Granny Square Blankets are an excellent project for beginners because each individual square uses basic stitches such as chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). Once you’ve mastered these stitches individually, it’s easy enough just joining them all together into one beautiful piece!
Ripple Stitch Blankets / Ripple Afghan Stitches
This type of crochet blanket is made using the ripple stitch pattern that creates waves or ripples in the fabric. The pattern involves increasing and decreasing stitches to create peaks and valleys that give the finished product its signature look.
One of the best things about making a ripple stitch blanket is how customizable it can be. You can choose any color combination you like, from bold brights to soft pastels or even neutrals for a more understated look.
You can adjust your hook size and yarn weight depending on how big or small you want your ripples to be.
Another great thing about this type of crochet blanket is its versatility – it works well as both an afghan throw for snuggling up on chilly nights at home or as an eye-catching decorative piece draped over furniture in any room.
This technique involves working diagonally from one corner of the blanket to the other using double crochet stitches. The result is a beautiful textured pattern that looks like little squares or diamonds.
One of the great things about C2C blankets is that they can be made in any size you desire by simply adding more rows or columns. They’re perfect for baby blankets, lapghans, and even full-sized afghans.
To get started with this technique, you’ll need to know how to chain stitch and double crochet stitch. Once you have those down pat, it’s just a matter of following the charted pattern (which resembles graph paper) row by row until your blanket reaches its desired size.
Tunisian Crochet Blankets / Tunisian Crochet Afghan Stitches
Tunisian crochet blankets, also known as Tunisian crochet afghan stitches, are perfect for those who love the look of knit but prefer to work with a hook. This technique uses an elongated hook and works in two passes: forward pass and return pass.
The forward pass involves picking up loops from each stitch across the row while keeping them on the hook. The return pass then works all of these loops off the hook by working through two at a time until only one loop remains on your needle.
Tunisian crochet blankets can be made using various patterns such as simple stripes or intricate designs like cables or lacework. They are often worked in panels which are then joined together to create larger pieces.
One popular pattern for Tunisian crochet blankets is called entrelac, which creates diamond-shaped motifs that fit together perfectly like puzzle pieces when assembled into larger squares or rectangles.
Shell Stitch Blankets / Shell Crochet Stitch
The shell stitch creates a scalloped edge, which adds texture and depth to the blanket. This stitch can be used in various ways, such as alternating colors or using different yarn weights to create unique designs.
To make a Shell Stitch Blanket, you will need to know how to work double crochets (DC) and chain stitches (CH). To start the pattern, you will need an even number of chains plus two additional chains for turning purposes.
Then work one DC into each chain across the row.
For Row 2: Chain three stitches (counts as first DC), skip two stitches from previous row then work five double crochets into next stitch; *skip two stitches from previous row then single crochet into next stitch; skip two more stitches from previous row then work five double crochets in next stich*. Repeat this sequence until end of your foundation chain ending with four Double Crochet Stitches instead of Five.
Repeat Row 2 until desired length is reached!.
Broomstick Lace Blankets
This technique involves using a large knitting needle or broomstick to create loops, which are then worked into the pattern with your crochet hook. The result is an intricate lace-like design that looks stunning in any color combination.
One of the best things about Broomstick Lace Blankets is their versatility. You can use this technique to create blankets in any size, from baby blankets to king-size bedspreads.
Plus, you can experiment with different yarn weights and colors for endless possibilities.
To get started on your own Broomstick Lace Blanket project, you’ll need some basic supplies like yarn (preferably worsted weight), a large knitting needle or dowel rod (around 1 inch thick), and a crochet hook (size H/8-5mm). There are many free patterns available online that will guide you through each step of creating this beautiful stitch pattern.
Crochet Cable Blankets
The cable stitch creates the illusion of interwoven braids, making it perfect for creating cozy blankets with a touch of elegance. This type of blanket is ideal for intermediate crocheters who want to challenge themselves with more complex stitches.
To create this beautiful pattern, you will need to know how to work front post double crochet (FPDC) and back post double crochet (BPDC). These two stitches are used in combination with each other, creating the twisted cables that give this blanket its unique look.
One popular way to make a Crochet Cable Blanket is by using bulky yarns or multiple strands held together. This not only makes the project go faster but also gives it an extra snuggly feel.
You can choose any color scheme you like; neutral tones such as cream or gray add sophistication while brighter colors bring vibrancy into your space.
This pattern is created by alternating blocks of front post double crochet stitches with blocks of regular double crochet stitches, creating the illusion of woven fabric. The result is a cozy and warm blanket that looks like it was made by an expert weaver.
To create this beautiful basketweave pattern, you will need to have some experience with basic crochet techniques such as chaining, single crocheting, and double crocheting. Once you have mastered these skills, the basketweave stitch itself is relatively easy to learn.
One great thing about making a basketweave blanket is that it can be customized in many ways – from choosing different colors for each block or using variegated yarns for added interest. You can also adjust the size easily by adding or subtracting rows or changing your hook size.
Filet Crochet Blankets
This technique involves creating a mesh-like fabric with open spaces and filled-in blocks, forming an image or pattern. The beauty of filet crochet is that it can be used to create any design you desire, from floral patterns to geometric shapes.
To make a filet crochet blanket, you will need to start by choosing your pattern and yarn color. Once you have your materials ready, the next step is creating the foundation chain for your blanket’s size.
Then comes working on the first row of double crochets followed by rows of chains and double crochets in specific sequences as per the chosen pattern.
One great thing about Filet Crochet Blanket patterns is that they come in various skill levels ranging from beginner-friendly designs like hearts or stars up through more advanced ones such as portraits or landscapes.
This stitch is easy to learn, making it perfect for beginners, but also versatile enough that experienced crocheters can use it in more complex patterns.
The V-stitch gets its name from the way the stitches form a “V” shape on your work. It’s created by working two double crochet stitches into one chain space, separated by another chain stitch.
The result is an open and airy fabric with lots of drape.
One of the great things about V-stitch blankets is that they work up quickly due to their simple pattern repeat. You can easily adjust the size of your blanket by adding or subtracting rows or changing up your yarn weight and hook size.
This technique involves crocheting long strips of fabric, which are then joined together to form the final product. The name “mile-a-minute” comes from the fact that these blankets can be made quickly, with some experienced crocheters able to complete one in just a few hours.
To make a mile-a-minute blanket, you will need to choose your yarn and hook size carefully. A bulky or super bulky weight yarn is recommended for this project as it will work up faster than thinner weights of yarn.
You’ll also need an appropriate-sized crochet hook that matches your chosen yarn.
Once you have all your supplies ready, start by creating long strips of fabric using any stitch pattern you like – single crochet or double crochet stitches work well here! Once all the strips are completed, they can be joined together using slip stitches or another joining method such as whip stitching.
The beauty of mile-a-minute blankets is their versatility; they can be made in any color combination and stitch pattern imaginable! They’re perfect for beginners looking for an easy project but also offer endless possibilities for more advanced crocheters who want something quick yet challenging at the same time.
These blankets feature circular patterns with repeating designs, often inspired by traditional Indian mandalas. They can be made in any color combination you desire, making them highly customizable.
To create a Mandala Blanket, you will need to have some experience with crocheting in the round as well as changing colors frequently. The pattern typically starts at the center and works outward in rounds until it reaches the desired size.
One popular technique for creating Mandala Blankets is using overlay crochet stitches which give an embossed effect on top of previously worked stitches. This creates depth and texture within each circle or ring section.
These blankets are made by crocheting or knitting small squares of different colors and patterns, then sewing them together to form a larger blanket. The possibilities for color combinations and designs are endless with patchwork blankets, making them perfect for those who love to experiment with their creativity.
One popular technique used in patchwork crochet is the “join-as-you-go” method, which involves joining each square as you go along instead of waiting until all the squares have been completed. This can save time on assembly later on while also allowing you to see how your blanket is coming together in real-time.
Another great thing about patchwork blankets is that they can be customized based on size preferences or intended uses such as baby-sized or lap-sized versions. They also make excellent gifts for loved ones who appreciate handmade items.
These blankets are made up of individual hexagons that can be joined together in various patterns to form a beautiful, geometric design. The great thing about hexagon blankets is that you can use any color combination or yarn type you like, making them perfect for customizing to your personal style.
To make a hexagon blanket, start by creating several individual hexagons using the same pattern and stitch count. You can choose from many different types of stitches such as double crochet or half-double crochet depending on the look you’re going for.
Once all your pieces have been created, it’s time to join them together into one cohesive blanket. There are many ways to do this – some people prefer sewing their pieces together while others opt for crocheting them with slip stitches or single crochet stitches.
One fun way to arrange your hexagons is by playing around with different colors and patterns until you find an arrangement that speaks uniquely yours! Whether it’s arranging each piece in rainbow order or alternating between two complementary colors throughout the entire blanket – there really is no wrong way when it comes down designing these beauties!.
The zig-zag pattern of the chevron stitch creates a playful, yet sophisticated look that can be customized with any color combination. Chevron blankets can be made in various sizes, from baby blankets to king-size bedspreads.
To create a chevron blanket, you will need to know how to crochet the basic stitches such as single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and half-double crochet (hdc). Once you have mastered these stitches, creating the chevron pattern is easy.
There are many different ways you can make your own unique Chevron Blanket. You could use bold colors for an eye-catching statement piece or opt for more muted tones for a subtle touch of elegance.
You could also experiment with different yarn weights and textures depending on what kind of feel you want your blanket to have.
These blankets feature star-shaped motifs that are crocheted together to create the final product. The motifs can be made in different sizes, colors, and patterns to achieve various effects.
One popular way of making star blankets is by using the “Magic Ring” technique for each motif’s center. This method creates a tight center for your stars, which makes them look more defined and professional.
Another great thing about star blankets is their versatility; they can be used as baby or lap-sized afghans or even as full-sized bedspreads depending on how many motifs you make.
Log Cabin Blankets
The pattern is inspired by the traditional log cabin homes built by early American settlers, where each row of logs was added to the existing structure until it reached its desired size. Similarly, in crochet Log Cabin Blankets, you start with a small square or rectangle and then add rows of different colors around it to create an intricate design.
The beauty of this pattern lies in its versatility; you can use any color combination and yarn weight to achieve your desired look. You can also experiment with different stitch patterns like single crochet or double crochet stitches for each row.
One popular variation is the Barn Raising Log Cabin Afghan which uses hexagonal shapes instead of squares as building blocks. This creates a unique honeycomb effect that adds depth and texture to your blanket.
This technique involves working in tiers, starting with small squares and triangles, then building up to larger ones as you go along. The result is a stunning textured fabric that looks intricate but is surprisingly easy to make.
To create an entrelac blanket, you will need to know how to work basic crochet stitches such as single crochet and double crochet. You will also need multiple colors of yarn for the diamond pattern effect.
One great thing about entrelac blankets is that they can be made in any size or color combination you desire. They are perfect for adding a pop of color and texture to your living room or bedroom decor.
These blankets feature intricate designs made up of small squares or motifs that are joined together to create a larger piece. Crochet quilts can be made in any size, from baby blankets to king-size bedspreads, and they offer endless possibilities for color combinations and patterns.
One popular technique for creating crochet quilts is called “join as you go.” This method involves crocheting each square or motif individually, then joining them together as you work on the next one. This allows you to see your progress as you go along and makes it easier to adjust your design if needed.
Another benefit of crochet quilts is their durability. Because each square is worked separately before being joined together, there are no weak spots in the blanket where stitches may come undone over time.
Puff Stitch Blankets
This stitch creates a raised, three-dimensional effect that adds depth to any blanket. The puff stitch is created by working multiple stitches into the same space, then pulling them all through at once to create a “puff.” You can use this stitch in various ways to create different patterns and designs.
One of the most common ways of using the puff stitch is in combination with other stitches such as single crochet or double crochet. By alternating rows of these basic stitches with rows of puffs, you can create an interesting pattern that looks great on both sides.
Another way to use this technique is by creating clusters or groups of puffs together in one area while leaving other areas plain. This method creates an eye-catching design that draws attention without being too overwhelming.
When it comes to choosing yarn for your Puff Stitch Blanket project, consider using bulky weight yarns like wool blends or acrylics as they work best with this type of stitching technique due their thickness and ability hold shape well after washing.
Double Crochet Stitch
It creates a taller stitch than single or half-double crochet, making it perfect for creating blankets with a looser drape. To work this stitch, you will need to know how to chain and make a foundation row.
To begin, create your foundation row by chaining the desired number of stitches plus two extra chains (these will count as your first double crochet). Then insert your hook into the third chain from the hook and yarn over once.
Pull through that loop so that you have three loops on your hook.
Next, yarn over again and pull through two loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook to complete one double crochet stitch.
Repeat this process across each chain until you reach the end of the row. For subsequent rows, turn at end-of-row chains before beginning another set of double crochets across each previous row’s top edge.
The Double Crochet Stitch can be used alone or combined with other stitches like Half-Double Crochet Herringbone Stitch or Even Berry Crochet Stitch for added texture in blanket patterns such as Chevron Blankets or Basketweave Blankets.
Half Double Crochet Stitch
It’s a great option for beginners who want to try something more challenging than single or double crochet stitches. The half double crochet stitch creates a dense fabric with less bulk than the traditional double crochet, making it perfect for creating cozy blankets without adding too much weight.
To work the half-double-crochet (hdc) stitch, you will need to know how to chain and yarn over. Start by chaining an even number of stitches plus two extra chains as your turning chain.
Then insert your hook into the third chain from your hook, yarn over and pull up one loop (you should have three loops on your hook). Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on your hook.
Repeat this process across each row until you reach the end of the row where you will turn around using two chains as turning chains before starting another row in hdc.
You can use this simple yet effective technique in combination with other types of crocheting techniques such as granny squares or ripple stitching patterns mentioned earlier in this article outline.
Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch
This stitch is perfect for creating cozy blankets with an interesting pattern. The herringbone double crochet stitch involves working the double crochet stitches in a slightly different way than usual, which gives it its distinctive appearance.
To work the herringbone double crochet stitch, you will need to know how to chain and work basic double crochets. Once you have those skills down pat, this fun new technique will be easy to master! You can use any weight of yarn or hook size with this versatile stitch.
One great thing about using the herringbone double crochet for your blanket project is that it works up quickly due to its tight weave structure. It’s also very durable and holds up well over time making it ideal for everyday use items like blankets.
Half Double Crochet Herringbone Stitch
It’s perfect for creating cozy blankets with an interesting design element. This stitch is worked similarly to the traditional half double crochet but with a slight twist that gives it its unique look.
To work this stitch, you will need to know how to chain and half double crochet. Start by chaining an even number of stitches plus two additional chains for turning purposes.
Then, yarn over and insert your hook into the third chain from the hook.
Next, instead of yarning over again like in traditional half double crochet stitches, you will insert your hook under both loops of the next chain space while still keeping your original loop on top of them (this creates what’s called “the herringbone effect”). Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on your hook.
Repeat this process across each row until you reach the end where you’ll make one more HDC in last ch-2 sp before turning.
Even Berry Crochet Stitch
This stitch creates a textured pattern with small, raised bumps that resemble berries. It’s an easy-to-learn stitch, making it perfect for beginners who want to add some texture to their projects.
To create the Even Berry Crochet Stitch, you’ll need to know how to work single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). The pattern consists of alternating rows of sc and dc stitches worked in different combinations.
One great thing about this stitch is its versatility – you can use any yarn weight or color combination you like! Whether you’re looking for a cozy throw blanket or something more decorative, the Even Berry Crochet Stitch will give your project just the right amount of texture.
Sedge Crochet Stitch
This stitch creates a beautiful pattern of raised ridges, making it perfect for creating cozy blankets with an interesting texture. The sedge stitch is worked by alternating single crochets and chain stitches in a specific sequence, which creates the raised ridges.
To create the sedge crochet stitch, you will need to know how to work basic single crochets and chains. Once you have mastered these techniques, you can easily learn how to work this fun and versatile pattern.
One great thing about using the sedge crochet stitch in your blankets is that it works up quickly due to its repetitive nature. You can use any type of yarn or hook size with this technique depending on your desired outcome.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet Stitch
This stitch involves working around the post of the previous row’s stitches instead of into the top loops, creating an interesting ribbed effect. The front post double crochet (FPDC) is worked by inserting your hook from right to left behind the vertical “post” of a stitch in the previous row, then completing a regular double crochet as usual.
The back post double crochet (BPDC) is worked by inserting your hook from left to right behind that same vertical “post,” then completing another regular DC.
This technique can be used in various patterns such as cables or basketweave designs for added texture and depth. It may take some practice to get comfortable with this technique but once you master it, you’ll love how it adds dimensionality and interest to any project.
Box Crochet Stitch
This stitch involves working double crochets in the front loop only of the previous row’s stitches, then working double crochets in the back loop only of those same stitches. The result is an alternating pattern that resembles boxes or squares.
Box crochet stitch can be used to create stunning blankets with intricate designs and textures. It works well with both solid colors and variegated yarns, making it versatile for any project you have in mind.
To get started on your own box crochet blanket, choose your favorite color yarn and hook size based on your desired finished product size. Then follow these simple steps:
- ) Chain an even number of stitches.
- ) Work one row of single crochet across.
- ) Turn work; chain two (counts as first double crochet), *work one double crochet into front loop only (FLO) of next stitch from previous row; work one dc into back loop only (BLO)of same st from previouw roe* repeat **across until end
- ). Repeat step 3 until you reach desired length
It’s perfect for creating lightweight blankets with a delicate texture. This stitch involves working multiple double crochets into the same space, which creates the spiderweb effect.
To create this beautiful pattern, you’ll need to know how to work basic stitches like single crochet and double crochet. Once you have those down, it’s easy to learn the spider stitch.
One of my favorite things about this stitch is its versatility – it can be used in many different types of blankets from baby blankets to full-sized throws. You can also experiment with different color combinations or use variegated yarns for added interest.
Front & Back Single & Double Crochet Stitch
These stitches create raised ridges on the surface of the fabric, giving it a unique look and feel. The front post stitch is worked by inserting your hook from the front of the work around the post of a stitch in one row below, while for back-post stitching you insert your hook from behind.
These stitches can be used alone or combined with other types of crochet stitches to create beautiful patterns that will make any blanket stand out. You can use them in stripes or blocks, alternating with other textures like shell stitch or granny square motifs.
One thing to keep in mind when working these types of crochets is that they tend to pull up more yarn than regular single or double crochets do. This means you may need more yarn than usual for this type of project.
Granny Stripe Stitch or Cluster
This stitch involves working clusters of double crochets into spaces between stitches from the previous row. The result is a textured stripe pattern that looks great in any color combination.
To create this stitch, you will need to know how to chain and double crochet. Once you have mastered these basic techniques, you can easily work up rows of granny stripes for your blanket project.
One advantage of using the Granny Stripe Stitch or Cluster for your blanket is its versatility – it works well with different yarn weights and hook sizes so you can adjust it according to your preference. You can also play around with color combinations by alternating colors every few rows or creating an ombre effect by gradually changing shades within each row.
Whether used alone or combined with other stitches like granny squares or ripple stitches, the Granny Stripe Stitch adds texture and depth to any crochet project while maintaining its timeless appeal.
Moss Stitch / Modern Moss Stitch Blanket
This stitch involves alternating single crochets and chain stitches to create a woven effect. The modern moss stitch takes this classic pattern up a notch by incorporating multiple colors for an eye-catching design.
To make your own modern moss stitch blanket, start with choosing your yarn colors and hook size. Worsted weight yarn works well for this project, but you can experiment with different weights to achieve different effects.
Begin by chaining an even number of stitches plus one additional chain (for example: 20 + 1). Then work single crochets into each chain across the row until you reach the end of the row.
Chain one and turn your work.
For Row Two onwards: Work *single crochet in first space between two single crochets from previous row; ch-1* repeat from *to* across entire length of blanket ending on sc in last stich. Repeat Row Two until desired length is reached or follow specific instructions if using pre-written patterns.
Blanket Sizes / Choosing a Crochet Blanket Size
First and foremost, what is the purpose of your blanket? Will it be used as a throw for your couch or bed? Or will you be making a baby blanket or lapghan?.
For throws and blankets that will be used on beds, standard sizes include twin (66″ x 90″), full/queen (90″ x 90″), and king (108″ x 90″). However, keep in mind that these are just guidelines – you can always adjust the size based on personal preference.
If you’re making a baby blanket or lapghan, typical sizes range from around 30″x30″ up to about 50″x60″. Again though – feel free to adjust these measurements based on what works best for you.
Another thing to consider when choosing the size of your crochet blanket is how much yarn it will require. Larger blankets obviously require more yarn than smaller ones! Be sure to check out recommended yardage amounts before starting any project so that you don’t run out mid-way through.
Ultimately though – remember that there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes down deciding how big/small your crochet project should be.
Yarn Types for Crochet Blankets
The type of yarn you choose can make or break your project. There are various types of yarn available in the market, and each has its unique characteristics that affect how your blanket will look and feel.
For a cozy and warm blanket, wool or wool-blend yarns are an excellent choice as they provide insulation against cold weather. Acrylic is another popular option for crochet blankets as it’s affordable, easy to care for, and comes in a wide range of colors.
If you’re looking for something luxurious with a soft drape effect on your finished product then alpaca or cashmere blends would be perfect choices but keep in mind that these options tend to be more expensive than other types of fibers.
Cotton is also an excellent choice if you want something lightweight yet durable enough to withstand frequent washing without losing its shape over time. It’s ideal for summer blankets since cotton breathes well which makes them comfortable even during hot weather conditions.
Blanket Stitch FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that will help guide you along the way.
Q: What is a blanket stitch? A: A blanket stitch is a decorative edging used to finish off blankets or other projects. It can be worked in various ways, such as single crochet stitches or slip stitches.
Q: How do I choose the right yarn for my project? A: The type of yarn you choose depends on several factors, including your budget, desired texture and warmth level of your finished product. Acrylic yarns are affordable and easy-care options while wool blends offer more warmth but require special care when washing.
Q: Can I use different types of stitches in one blanket? A: Absolutely! Combining different types of stitches can add visual interest to your project. Just make sure that each section has an even number of rows so that they line up correctly when joining them together.
Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
There are many free crochet blanket patterns available online that you can use to create your perfect snuggle companion without breaking the bank. These patterns come in various styles, from simple designs for beginners to more complex ones for experienced crocheters.
One of the best things about free crochet blanket patterns is that they often include detailed instructions and helpful tips on how to complete each step of the project successfully. You’ll find a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a pattern – from classic granny square blankets or ripple stitch afghans, all the way up through modern boho stripes or puff stitches.
Joining Crochet Pieces
Joining crochet pieces can be a bit tricky, but with the right technique and some practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful blankets that look seamless.
One of the most common ways to join crochet pieces is by using slip stitches. This method involves inserting your hook into both loops of the stitch on one piece and then into both loops of the corresponding stitch on another piece.
You then yarn over and pull through all four loops on your hook.
Another popular joining method is whip stitching or sewing two edges together using a tapestry needle and yarn in matching color as closely as possible for an invisible seam.
If you want something more decorative than just plain whipstitching or slip-stitching, try crocheting around each square with single crochets before joining them together in rows or columns. There are many other techniques for joining crochet squares such as flat braid join (FBJ), zipper joins etc., which give different looks depending upon what kind of blanket design you’re going for.
Combining Different Crochet Stitches in One Blanket
You can mix and match various stitch patterns to add texture, color, and depth to your project. For example, you could use the shell stitch for the border of your granny square blanket or alternate rows of ripple stitch with V-stitch for a striking effect.
When combining different crochet stitches in one blanket pattern, it’s essential to keep track of where each pattern begins and ends so that they flow seamlessly together. It’s also important to choose complementary colors that will enhance each other rather than clash.
One way to combine different crochet stitches is by using them as blocks within the same row or alternating between two or more patterns every few rows. This technique creates an eye-catching design while still maintaining consistency throughout the entire project.
Another option is creating stripes with varying textures by changing up your stitching techniques every few rows or rounds. This method allows you even more freedom when choosing which types of crocheting styles work best together since there are no hard rules on how many times each should be used before switching things up again!
Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns
However, there are plenty of easy crochet blanket patterns that you can try out to get started on your crocheting journey. These patterns usually involve simple stitches and repetitive rows or rounds that make the process less daunting.
One popular easy crochet pattern is the granny square blanket. This classic design involves creating small squares using basic stitches like single and double crochet before joining them together to form a larger piece.
Another beginner-friendly option is the ripple stitch pattern which creates beautiful waves of color in your finished product without requiring too much effort or skill.
If you’re looking for something even simpler, consider trying out a chunky yarn with large hooks to create quick and cozy blankets with minimal stitching required.
No matter what type of easy crochet pattern you choose, remember that practice makes perfect! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques until you find one that works best for your style and skill level.
Recommended Supplies for Crochet Blankets
Here are some recommended supplies for crocheting blankets:.
1. Crochet Hooks: Choose hooks that match your yarn weight and size of the project.
2. Yarn: Select high-quality yarn in colors that complement your home decor or personal style.
3. Scissors: Invest in sharp scissors to cut through thick layers of yarn with ease.
4. Tapestry Needle: A tapestry needle is essential for weaving in ends and joining pieces together seamlessly.
5. Stitch Markers: Use stitch markers to keep track of pattern repeats or changes, especially when working on complex designs like mandala blankets or entrelac patterns.
6. Measuring Tape/Ruler : To ensure accuracy while measuring gauge swatches, finished sizes etc., it’s important to have a measuring tape/ruler handy.
7 .Blocking Mats & Pins – Blocking mats help shape your work into perfect squares/rectangles while pins hold them down securely until they dry completely.
Crochet Blanket and Afghan Patterns
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there’s always something new to learn and create. There are countless free patterns available online that cater to different skill levels, styles, and preferences.
If you’re just starting out with crochet blankets, it’s best to choose simple patterns that use basic stitches like single crochet or double crochet. As you gain more experience and confidence in your skills, you can move on to more complex designs that incorporate different stitch combinations.
Some popular types of blanket patterns include granny square blankets for their classic look; ripple stitch blankets for their soothing waves; corner-to-corner (C2C) blankets for their versatility; Tunisian Crochet Blankets for the unique texture they provide; shell stitch blankets which add elegance with its scalloped edges among others.
When choosing a pattern make sure it matches the size of the blanket or afghan desired as well as yarn weight preference before getting started.
How to Crochet a Chunky Blanket
They’re also incredibly easy to make, even if you’re new to crochet. Here’s how you can create your own chunky blanket:
1. Choose Your Yarn: Chunky yarn is thicker than regular yarn and creates a soft, plush texture that’s perfect for blankets.
Look for bulky weight (5) or super bulky weight (6) yarns in colors that match your decor.
2. Pick Your Hook: A larger hook size will help create the chunkiness of the blanket while still keeping it loose enough so it doesn’t become stiff.
3. Start Crocheting: Begin by chaining as many stitches as needed based on how wide you want your blanket to be, then work double crochets into each chain stitch until reaching desired length.
4.Finishing Touches : Once finished with crocheting , weave in any loose ends and trim excess strands of yarn using scissors.
Done In A Day Quick Crochet Blanket
This pattern uses super bulky yarn and a large hook to create an incredibly cozy blanket that can be completed in just one day! The simple stitch pattern makes it beginner-friendly, while the chunky yarn adds texture and warmth.
This type of crochet blanket is ideal if you need to make a last-minute gift or want to add some extra coziness to your home decor without spending too much time on it. You can choose any color combination that suits your style or matches your room’s theme.
The Done In A Day Quick Crochet Blanket is also great for those who are new to crocheting blankets as it provides an opportunity to practice basic stitches like single crochet, double crochet, chain stitch etc., which will come in handy when working on more complex patterns later on.
This stunning afghan features an array of different stitches, including the popcorn stitch, which creates a raised texture on the surface of the blanket. The pattern also incorporates clusters and shells for added depth and dimension.
Named after the Greek goddess Daphne who was transformed into a laurel tree by her father to protect her from Apollo’s advances, this afghan is truly one-of-a-kind. It requires intermediate-level crochet skills but with patience and practice anyone can master it.
The finished product measures approximately 50 inches by 70 inches making it perfect for snuggling up on chilly nights or as an accent piece draped over your favorite chair or sofa.
Diamond Bobble Crochet Blanket Pattern
This pattern features diamond-shaped bobbles that create an eye-catching texture, making it perfect for those who want to try something new and challenging.
To make this blanket, you’ll need worsted weight yarn in two colors and a size H crochet hook. The pattern uses basic stitches like single crochet, double crochet, chain stitch, slip stitch but also includes the bobble stitch which creates the unique texture of this blanket.
While it may take some time to complete due to its complexity (and all those bobbles!), the end result is well worth it. Imagine snuggling up under your handmade masterpiece on chilly evenings or draping over your favorite chair as an accent piece – either way; you’re sure to receive compliments from everyone who sees it!
Giant, Giant Granny Square Blanket
This blanket is made up of one giant granny square, which means you don’t have to worry about joining any squares together. It’s also a great way to use up leftover yarn from other projects.
To make this blanket, start by choosing your yarn colors and hook size. Then begin crocheting the center of the granny square using basic crochet stitches like chain stitch and double crochet stitch.
As you work your way outwards in rounds, switch between different colors to create stripes or patterns.
One thing I love about this pattern is how customizable it can be – you can make it as big or small as you want depending on how many rounds you add! Plus, once finished with the main body of the blanket there are endless possibilities for edging options such as scallops or picots!.
Mighty Ridge Crochet Afghan
This pattern creates raised ridges on one side of the blanket, while the other side has a smooth surface. The Mighty Ridge Crochet Afghan is perfect for snuggling up with on chilly evenings or as an eye-catching addition to your home decor.
This pattern uses worsted weight yarn in three different colors, making it easy to customize to match any color scheme you desire. The finished size of this afghan measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches, making it large enough for use as a throw or lapghan.
The Mighty Ridge Crochet Afghan may look complicated at first glance but don’t let that intimidate you! With clear instructions and detailed photos provided in the pattern, even beginners can create this stunning piece with ease.
Alpine Stitch Blanket Pattern
This stitch pattern creates a stunning diamond-shaped design that looks intricate but is actually quite simple to make. The alpine stitch uses basic crochet stitches, such as single crochets, double crochets, and chains, making it perfect for beginners who want to try something new.
To create an alpine stitch blanket pattern, you’ll need worsted weight yarn in your favorite color or colors. You can choose one solid color or mix different shades together for a more vibrant look.
The size of the hook you use will depend on the thickness of your yarn; typically an H/8 (5mm) hook works well with worsted weight yarn.
Once you have all your supplies ready, it’s time to start stitching! Begin by creating a foundation chain in multiples of 2 plus 1 extra chain for turning at the end of each row. Then work rows alternating between single crochet stitches and alpine stitches until you reach your desired length.
The result is an eye-catching textured diamond design that adds depth and dimensionality to any space while keeping things cozy warm during chilly nights.
Grande Chevron Blanket
This blanket features a bold chevron design that adds texture and depth to any room. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches, making it perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at creating something special.
To make the Grande Chevron Blanket, you will need worsted weight yarn in two or more colors of your choice and an H/8 (5mm) hook. The finished size of the blanket can be adjusted by changing the number of rows worked.
This pattern is worked in multiples of 14 plus 3 chains, making it easy to customize according to your desired size. Once you get started on this project, you’ll find yourself quickly falling into a rhythm as each row builds upon the last one.
Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket
This blanket features the shell stitch, which creates a beautiful scalloped edge that adds an elegant touch to any baby’s nursery. The pattern is easy to follow, making it perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at creating something special for a little one.
To make this blanket, you will need soft and cozy yarn suitable for babies’ delicate skin. You can choose from various colors depending on your preference or the gender of the baby you are making it for.
The crochet shell stitch baby blanket works up quickly because of its repetitive nature; once you get into the rhythm of things, it becomes almost therapeutic! It’s also versatile enough that you can adjust its size according to your needs by adding more rows or changing up your hook size.
This crochet shell stitch baby blanket is an excellent project if you’re looking for something simple yet stunningly beautiful.
Boho Stripes Blanket
This blanket features colorful stripes and tassels that give it a unique and playful look. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches, making it easy to follow even for beginners.
To make this blanket, you will need worsted weight yarn in various colors of your choice and an H/8 (5mm) crochet hook. The pattern starts with a foundation chain followed by rows of single crochets worked in back loops only to create the ribbed texture.
Once you have completed the ribbing section, you can start working on the colorful stripes using double crochet stitches. You can choose any color combination that suits your taste or matches your home decor.
The final touch is adding tassels at each corner of the blanket which gives it an extra boho vibe! This project is perfect for snuggling up on chilly nights or as a decorative throw over furniture pieces like sofas or chairs.
Moon Shadow Modern Crochet Blanket
This blanket features an intricate design with alternating rows of shells and v-stitches, creating a stunning texture that is both cozy and stylish. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn in three different colors, allowing you to customize the look to match your decor.
One of the best things about this crochet blanket pattern is its versatility. You can make it as large or small as you like by adjusting the number of stitches in each row or adding more rows.
It’s also perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at something more challenging than basic stitches but still achievable.
Continuous Crochet Blanket
This type of blanket is made by working in the round, without turning your work at the end of each row. Instead, you continue crocheting in one direction until you reach your desired size.
One advantage of this technique is that it creates an even tension throughout the entire project, resulting in a smooth and polished finish. Because there are no seams or breaks between rows, it’s perfect for creating large blankets or afghans.
To make a continuous crochet blanket, start with a magic ring and work single crochets into it until you have reached your desired diameter. From there on outwards keep increasing stitches as per pattern instructions while maintaining stitch count to avoid ruffling edges.
There are many different patterns available online for continuous crochet blankets ranging from simple designs to more intricate ones with various textures like popcorns or bobbles added along the way.
Free Modern + Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
This pattern uses super bulky yarn and a large hook to create an incredibly soft and warm blanket that works up quickly. The simple stitch pattern creates a beautiful texture that will add style to any room in your home.
This free crochet blanket pattern is easy enough for beginners but also enjoyable for experienced crocheters who want something quick to work on. You can customize this chunky crochet blanket by choosing different colors of yarn or adjusting the size as needed.
The best part about this modern chunky crochet blanket is how versatile it is – use it as an accent piece in your living room, throw it over your bedspread, or wrap yourself up in its warmth while reading a book on chilly evenings.
With so many types of blankets available out there, finding one that suits both your taste and skill level can be challenging at times.
The ripple pattern creates a gentle wave effect that mimics the movement of water in a stream or river, making it perfect for nature lovers. This blanket can be made using different shades of green, brown, and other earthy tones to create an authentic woodland feel.
To make this blanket even more special, you can add appliques of leaves or animals like deer or foxes to give it an extra touch of charm. The Woodland Ripple pattern is also versatile enough to work with any yarn weight and hook size so you can customize your project according to your preferences.
Tumbling Blocks Blanket
This blanket is perfect for those who love geometric designs and want to add some visual interest to their home decor. The pattern uses three different colors, which are arranged in such a way that they create the illusion of tumbling blocks.
To make this blanket, you will need to know how to do basic crochet stitches like single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and treble crochet (tr). The pattern also involves changing colors frequently, so it’s essential to keep your tension consistent throughout the project.
One great thing about this design is its versatility; you can use any color combination you like or even go for a monochromatic look if that’s more your style. Plus, once you’ve mastered the technique behind creating these 3D cubes with yarn, there are endless possibilities for other projects beyond just blankets!
Neat Ripple Pattern
It’s a popular choice for creating beautiful and cozy blankets, as well as other home decor items like pillows and throws. The neat ripple pattern creates an undulating wave effect that looks stunning in any color combination.
To create the neat ripple pattern, you’ll need to know how to do basic crochet stitches like single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and chain stitch (ch). Once you have these down pat, it’s easy to get started on your own neat ripple blanket.
One of the great things about this pattern is its versatility – it can be made with any weight yarn or hook size depending on what kind of look you’re going for. You can also adjust the width by adding or subtracting multiples of 14 stitches from your starting chain.
If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of free patterns available online that use this classic stitch.
Covered In Cats Afghan
This adorable pattern features cute little cats all over it, making it an excellent addition to any feline enthusiast’s home decor. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and requires intermediate crochet skills to complete.
The Covered In Cats Afghan is made up of individual squares that are joined together at the end using a whip stitch or single crochet stitch. Each square features a different cat design, so you can mix and match them as desired to create your unique look.
This fun and playful blanket will not only keep you warm but also bring joy every time you snuggle up with your furry friends on top of it.
Red Heart Crochet Lattice Lapghan
This lapghan features a lattice design with diamond shapes in the center, making it perfect for snuggling up on the couch or adding an extra layer of warmth to your bed. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and requires intermediate crochet skills, but don’t let that intimidate you! With detailed instructions and clear photos provided by Red Heart Yarns, this project is achievable even for those who are new to crochet.
If you’re looking for a challenge or want to expand your crochet skills while creating something stunningly beautiful, then the Red Heart Crochet Lattice Lapghan may be just what you need. It’s also an excellent opportunity to experiment with different color combinations as well as yarn types such as wool blends or cotton blends depending on your preference.
Whether you’re making it for yourself or gifting it someone special in your life – this lapghan will surely become their favorite cozy companion during chilly evenings spent indoors.
The Willow Blanket
This blanket is perfect for those who love nature-inspired designs and want to add an elegant touch to their home decor. The pattern uses various stitches, including the double crochet stitch, front post double crochet stitch, back post double crochet stitch, and chain stitches.
To create this blanket, you’ll need worsted weight yarn in three different colors of your choice. You can choose any color combination that suits your style or matches your existing decor.
The finished size of the Willow Blanket measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches.
Heritage Plaid Blanket Crochet Pattern
This pattern features a beautiful plaid design with rich, warm colors that are perfect for snuggling up on the couch or adding some cozy charm to your home decor. The blanket is made using worsted weight yarn and requires intermediate crochet skills.
To create this stunning blanket, you’ll need to know how to work basic crochet stitches such as single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. You’ll also need to be familiar with color changes and working in the back loop only.
The finished size of this blanket measures approximately 50 inches by 60 inches making it an ideal size for curling up under while watching TV or reading your favorite book. The Heritage Plaid Blanket Crochet Pattern is perfect for those who love traditional designs but want something modern at the same time.
This pattern can be customized by changing up the colors used in each stripe or adjusting its overall dimensions according to your preference.
Simple Crocheted Blanket Go – To Pattern
This pattern uses basic stitches and is easy to follow, making it an excellent choice for beginners. The best part about this blanket is that it can be customized in any size or color scheme of your choosing.
To make this blanket, all you need are some skeins of yarn and a crochet hook. You’ll start by creating a foundation chain with the desired length of your blanket.
Then work rows using double crochet stitch until reaching the desired width.
Once completed, add an edging around the perimeter using single crochets or another preferred stitch type to give it a finished look.
Modern Sand and Sea Crochet Blanket
This blanket features a beautiful combination of sand and sea colors, making it an ideal accessory to add to your coastal-themed home decor. The pattern uses simple crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet, chain stitch, and slip stitch that make it easy even for beginners.
This blanket is worked in rows using worsted weight yarn in three different colors – beige (for the sand), light blue (for the sky), and dark blue (for the sea). The finished size of this blanket measures approximately 48 inches by 60 inches.
Crochet Boho Puff Stripes Blanket
This blanket features a combination of puff stitches and stripes, giving it an interesting texture that will make you want to snuggle up in it all day long. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and requires intermediate crochet skills.
To create this beautiful blanket, you’ll need to know how to do the puff stitch, single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, chain stitch and slip stitch. The pattern includes detailed instructions on how many chains are needed for each row as well as when and where the different stitches should be used.
This stunning boho-style blanket can be made in any color scheme that suits your taste or matches your existing decor. It’s also versatile enough for use as a throw over furniture or even folded at the end of your bed for added warmth during chilly nights.
If you’re looking for an exciting new project with unique textures that will keep both beginners and experienced crocheters engaged throughout its creation process – then look no further than this Crochet Boho Puff Stripes Blanket!.
What are different names for crochet blankets?
Different names for crochet blankets include afghan and throw, which are often used as bedspreads or decorations on couches and chairs.
What is the most intricate crochet?
The most intricate crochet is the Jasmine Stitch, as it is considered the hardest to learn due to its unconventional technique.
What is the quickest crochet stitch for a blanket?
The quickest crochet stitch for a blanket is the Single Crochet Stitch, especially for beginners.
What are some popular crochet blanket patterns for beginners?
Some popular crochet blanket patterns for beginners include granny square, corner-to-corner, ripple, v-stitch, and single crochet blankets.
How can I choose the best yarn for my crochet blanket project?
To choose the best yarn for your crochet blanket project, consider factors such as yarn weight, fiber content, and personal preference, while taking into account the desired thickness, warmth, and ease of care.
What are some tips for customizing the size and design of a crochet blanket?
To customize the size and design of a crochet blanket, experiment with various stitches, colors, and patterns while adjusting the number of chains and rows to achieve the desired dimensions.