There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a cozy blanket on a chilly day and crocheting your own blanket can be a wonderful way to create something warm and personal. Here are some of my favorite free crochet blanket patterns that are perfect for all skill levels.
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45 Free Crochet Blankets
- The Granny Stripe Blanket
The Granny Stripe Blanket is a classic pattern that has been popular for generations. It’s made up of simple stripes of different colors and is perfect for beginners. You can use any yarn you like and make the blanket as big or small as you want. This pattern is available for free on the Attic24 blog.
- The Grande Chevron Blanket by Meg Made with Love
- The Corner-to-Corner Afghan
This Corner-to-Corner Afghan is a bit more challenging than the Granny Stripe Blanket, but it’s still manageable for intermediate crocheters. The pattern involves creating diagonal rows that gradually increase in size. Find it for free on the Red Heart website.
- The Virus Blanket
The Virus Blanket, also called German shells, has 4 repeating rows that “grow” the blanket. Watch her video tutorial for a detailed visual description of this pattern.
- The Color Kaleidoscope Blanket
This blanket uses a variety of bright colors to create a beautiful kaleidoscope effect. You can find the free pattern at Hooked on Homemade Happiness.
- Wavy Crochet Blanket
The beautiful wave pattern adds texture and interest to your finished project. It is an easy project with basic crochet stitches that is great for beginner crocheters and doesn’t take tons of counting or brain power. Find it on the late Melanie Hams’s website along with a video.
- Basketweave Crochet Blanket
The basketweave crochet blanket creates a cozy, textured look that resembles the weave of a basket. Find the pattern at Hooked on Homemade Happiness.
- C2C Crochet Blanket
C2C (Corner-to-Corner) stands for corner-to-corner crochet, a type of crochet pattern that’s worked diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner. It creates a beautiful diagonal pattern that gradually increases in size. This technique is also great for shawls and scarves.
- Textured Crochet Blanket
The best part is that this blanket uses simple stitches and is great for all levels of crocheters to make. Find the pattern which includes 7 sizes on the Easy Crochet Website.
- Juicy Fruit Blanket
The shell stitch crochet blanket features a shell stitch that creates a beautiful pattern throughout the body of the blanket. This super happy blanket that is supposed to look like fruit and whipped cream can be found at Yarnspirations.
- Mitered Square Crochet Blanket
The mitered square crochet blanket has the charm of patchwork squares but is worked continuously so there is no fastening off after each square. Find the pattern at Petals to Picots.
- Crocodile Stitch Crochet Blanket
While this isn’t your typical blanket I am sure these crocodile stitch mermaid tail blankets are what all the kids (and a few adults) would love to snuggle in. The crocodile stitch mermaid tails feature the unique, crocodile stitch which is like a scale pattern that adds a fun and playful (and realistic) touch to the finished project. The picture is from All About Ami and she used this pattern.
- Griddle Stitch Crochet Blanket
The griddle stitch, which is alternating SC and DC stitches makes a lovely textured blanket. In this case, making crochet look like a gingham pattern. Once you get the hang of carrying the yarn through your work and working with two colors at once, this gingham blanket is a breeze to crochet. Take your crochet up a notch with this pattern. Find it for free at Daisy Farm Crafts.
- Temperature Blanket
Have you heard of a temperature blanket? The temperature blanket is a fun and unique blanket that records an entire year of daily temperatures. Colors for the blanket are preselected and designated for a temperature range. Each day, you crochet a row in the appropriate color for the temperature on that day. Get a free crochet pattern and learn everything you need to know at Noble Knits.
- Vintage Sampler Blanket
This sampler showcases a variety of stitches and patterns making it a wonderful intermediate project. Find the free pattern on Ravelry.
- Easy Crochet Chevron Blanket
This classic chevron pattern crocheted by Laurie Richardson is available on the Daisy Farm Crafts blog.
- Charlotte Crochet Blanket
These beautiful floral squares can be found on the Look at What I Made blog.
- Rainforest Crochet Patchwork Throw
Work this pattern in strips. Find on Crochet Swirl
- Log Cabin Throw by Red Heart Yarn
- Crochet Larksfoot Blanket
This pattern features a unique larks foot stitch pattern by Han Jan Crochet.
- The Giant Granny Square Blanket
This giant granny square pattern is available from Craft Me Lovely
- My Mother’s Garden Afghan
Worsted weight yarn blanket by Crochet 365 Knit Too.
- Velvet Crochet Blanket
Drapey, super soft velvet feels like luxury and is the most comfortable blanket. By Mama in a Stitch.
- The 6-Day Crochet Star
This pattern features a unique star-shaped design by Betty McKnits.
- Patchwork Blanket by Lion Brand
- Lap Blanket
You only need 1 Jumbo skein to complete this throw by Red Heart
- Crochet Shells Stitch Blanket by Jewels and Jones
- Camping Stripe Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts
- Boho Stripes by The Snugglery
- The Buffalo Plaid Crochet Blanket by A Crocheted Simplicity
- Bobble Diamonds Throw
The geometric patterning for this throw is created by combining half double crochet stitches with bobble stitches. Crochet.com
- Giant Granny Square Blanket by Purl Soho
- Bernat Mighty Ridge Crochet Blanket by Yarnspirations
- Alpine Stitch Blanket by Sip n Stitch
- Moon Shadow Blanket by Only As Brave
- The Crochet Plaid Blanket by Whistle and Ivy: This pattern features a classic plaid design and is available for free on the Whistle and Ivy blog.
- Red Heart Crochet Lattice Lapghan by Yarnspirations.
If you love crochet throws and afghan blankets this pattern is a bit of both.
- Crochet Granny Square Crochet Afghan Patterns
See step-by-step instructions for making a granny square by Attic 24 photo credit TillyMintUK.
Related: Granny Square Patterns
- Modern V-Stitch Blanket
A lacy modern twist on the V stitch is worked in a two-round repeat by Nana’s Crafty Home.
- The Ripple Blanket by Attic 24
Basic stitches and a step-by-step tutorial make this an easy and beautiful project.
- Heritage Plaid Blanket by Originally Lovely
- Chunky Feather and Fan Blanket by Persia Lou
- Simple Half Double Crochet Blanket by Stitching Together
- C2C Two-Hour Blanket by Rich Texture Crochet
- Cabled Crochet Throws
This pattern uses all double and treble crochet, with some front post stitches and a simple 4 row repeat. By Sewrella
Crochet Blanket FAQ
The time it takes to crochet a blanket can vary greatly depending on several factors such as the size of the blanket, the type of yarn, the hook size used, the complexity of the stitch pattern, and also the skill level of the crocheter.
Typically allow over 20 hours for a simple blanket. Larger blankets or more intricate stitch patterns will take even longer.
While a single crochet is a fast stitch, I think a double crochet stitch or an open stitch pattern with small gaps between stitches works up quickly. A larger crochet hook and bulky yarn also make for a fast blanket.
Baby Blankets are typically smaller, measuring between 30 x 30 inches to 36 x 36 inches. These sizes are perfect for swaddling newborns or for use in a car seat or stroller.
Lap Blankets are slightly larger, measuring between 36 x 48 inches to 40 x 60 inches. These sizes are great for snuggling on the couch or for use as a throw blanket.
Twin-Sized Blankets measure approximately 66 x 90 inches, making them suitable for use on a twin-sized bed or as a larger throw blanket.
Full/Queen-Sized Blankets measure approximately 90 x 90 inches, making them suitable for use on a full or queen-sized bed.
King-sized blankets measure approximately 108 x 90 inches or larger, making them suitable for use on a king-sized bed.
The terms “afghan” and “blanket” are often used interchangeably, and there is no clear-cut difference between the two.
Some people use the term “afghan” to refer specifically to a crocheted or knitted blanket that is made up of many small shapes such as squares or hexagons that are joined together to form a larger piece. This type of afghan is sometimes called a “granny square afghan” or a “patchwork afghan.”
On the other hand, some people use the term “blanket” to refer to a crocheted cover that is made up of a single piece or panel, rather than many smaller pieces.
A crochet blanket can be a wonderful way to create something warm and personal that you can cherish for years to come. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, these free easy crochet blanket patterns are sure to inspire you to get creative and start stitching. So grab your hooks and skeins of yarn, and let’s get crocheting!