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

  1. 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.granny stripe blanket
  2. The Grande Chevron Blanket by Meg Made with Lovegrand chevron blanket
  3. 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.woman laying under the striped corner to corner throw
  4. 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. virus blanket in hot pink and white
  5. 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.color kaleidoscope blanket swirled on a table
  6. 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. melanie ham holding ripple blanket
  7. 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.basket weave blanket laying on a chair
  8. 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.c2c crochet blankets folded with woman holding
  9. 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.textured blanket on a table
  10. 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.bright colorful shell stitch blanket
  11. 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.mitered square blanket
  12. 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.mermaid tail blankets
  13. 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.griddle stitch blanket that looks like gingham
  14. 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.temperature blanket
  15. Vintage Sampler Blanket
    This sampler showcases a variety of stitches and patterns making it a wonderful intermediate project. Find the free pattern on Ravelry.vintage sampler blanket
  16. Easy Crochet Chevron Blanket
    This classic chevron pattern crocheted by Laurie Richardson is available on the Daisy Farm Crafts blog.chevron blanket
  17. Charlotte Crochet Blanket
    These beautiful floral squares can be found on the Look at What I Made blog.blanket with floral squares
  18. Rainforest Crochet Patchwork Throw
    Work this pattern in strips. Find on Crochet Swirlrainforest patchwork blanket draped over a couch
  19. Log Cabin Throw by Red Heart Yarnlog cabin crochet throw
  20. Crochet Larksfoot Blanket
    This pattern features a unique larks foot stitch pattern by Han Jan Crochet. Larksfoot stitch blanket folded
  21. The Giant Granny Square Blanket
    This giant granny square pattern is available from Craft Me Lovelygiant granny square blanket
  22. My Mother’s Garden Afghan
    Worsted weight yarn blanket by Crochet 365 Knit Too.flower garden afghan
  23. Velvet Crochet Blanket
    Drapey, super soft velvet feels like luxury and is the most comfortable blanket. By Mama in a Stitch.velvet throw
  24. The 6-Day Crochet Star
    This pattern features a unique star-shaped design by Betty McKnits.6 day star blanket
  25. Patchwork Blanket by Lion Brandpatchwork blanket
  26. Lap Blanket
    You only need 1 Jumbo skein to complete this throw by Red Heartwoman with burgundy lap throw on lap sitting on couch
  27. Crochet Shells Stitch Blanket by Jewels and Jonescrochet shell stitch blanket
  28. Camping Stripe Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts camping stripe blanket
  29. Boho Stripes by The Snuggleryboho stripe blanket on a chair
  30. The Buffalo Plaid Crochet Blanket by A Crocheted Simplicitybuffalo plain blanket
  31. Bobble Diamonds Throw
    The geometric patterning for this throw is created by combining half double crochet stitches with bobble stitches.
  32. Giant Granny Square Blanket by Purl Sohogiant granny square
  33. Bernat Mighty Ridge Crochet Blanket by Yarnspirationsbernat mighty ridge blanket
  34. Alpine Stitch Blanket by Sip n Stitchalpine stitch blanket
  35. Moon Shadow Blanket by Only As Bravemoon shadow blanket on stool
  36. 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.
  37. Red Heart Crochet Lattice Lapghan by Yarnspirations.
    If you love crochet throws and afghan blankets this pattern is a bit of both.crochet lapghan
  38. 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 Patternsgranny square afghans pattern
  39. Modern V-Stitch Blanket
    A lacy modern twist on the V stitch is worked in a two-round repeat by Nana’s Crafty Home.vstitch blanket
  40. The Ripple Blanket by Attic 24
    Basic stitches and a step-by-step tutorial make this an easy and beautiful project.rainbow ripple blanket
  41. Heritage Plaid Blanket by Originally Lovelyheritage plaid blanket
  42. Chunky Feather and Fan Blanket by Persia Louivory chunky feather and fan afghan on green chair
  43. Simple Half Double Crochet Blanket by Stitching Togetherhalf double crochet blanket on chair
  44. C2C Two-Hour Blanket by Rich Texture Crochetteal two hour blanket
  45. Cabled Crochet Throws
    This pattern uses all double and treble crochet, with some front post stitches and a simple 4 row repeat. By Sewrellacabled throw

Crochet Blanket FAQ

How long does it take to crochet a blanket?

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.

What is the fastest stitch to crochet a blanket?

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.

What are crochet blanket sizes?

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.

What is the difference between an Afghan and a Blanket?

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!

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