10 Fun Crochet Blanket Patterns

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I find the best big crochet projects are nothing but the crochet blankets!And the best motivation is the cold weathers, makes it the time to whip up a crochet afghan for you or that special someone.

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In this article, we have put together a few crochet blanket patterns for all crochet levels from crochet granny square afghans to crochet mosaic blankets and some baby blanket crochet patterns to bed throws!

I really am so excited to share some of the most beautiful crochet throws out there from a variety of designers. There is no shortage of gorgeous options!

What Supplies Do I Need to Make These Blankets?

Depending on the pattern you choose, you will want to get a nice quality yarn in the correct size indicated in the pattern. I love washable yarns for blankets, but some blankets might use expensive fibers that might need careful laundering.

You will also need an appropriately sized hook, scissors, and possibly a measuring tape!

For a quicker blanket, look for a pattern that uses a chunky or super bulky yarn. If you’ve got more time, you can make a blanket with worsted weight yarn or even a light yarn.

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What Size Do I Make My Crochet Blanket?

You’ll find blankets come in so many sizes, but I’m often asked about specific sizes. 

Type of BlanketDimensions
Security14 to 18 inches (35 to 45 cm)
Receiving30 to 36 inches (76 to 91 cm)
Lapghan36 to 48 inches (91 to 122 cm)
Small Throw50 to 60 inches (127 to 152 cm)
Standard Throw60 to 70 inches (152 to 178 cm)
Twin Bed66 to 90 inches (168 to 229 cm)
Full/Double Bed80 to 90 inches (203 to 229 cm)
Queen Bed90 to 100 inches (229 to 254 cm)
King Bed108 to 120 inches (274 to 305 cm)

Crochet Blanket Free & Paid Patterns

Enough with the chitchats! A big thank you to all the crochet designers that took their time to share their work for free and paid!

1. Mountain Throw Colourful Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

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It’s time for some gorgeous, cozy, color today with The Mountain Throw! Inspired by the mountain landscapes, sunrises, and sunsets, this blanket using the granny spike stitch is sure to add beauty to any space. And bonus – there are no color changes…Read More

2. Rainbow dots crochet blanket pattern

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Grab the paid pattern HERE.

3. Easiest Crochet Blanket Pattern Ever- Free Pattern

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Grab the free crochet blanket pattern HERE.

4. Crochet Blanket Tutorial

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Grab the tutorial HERE if you are a visual learner like me!

5. Crochet MOdern Textured Blanket Pattern

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Grab the paid pattern HERE.

6. Scholach Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern

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Grab this beautiful mosaic blanket pattern HERE.

7. Mosaic crochet Pattern

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Grab the paid pattern HERE.

8. Crochet throw-Chart Only

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Grab the pattern HERE.

9. Free Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Grab the free crochet granny square blanket pattern HERE.

10. Easy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Grab the free crochet baby blanket pattern HERE.

How to care for crochet afghans

Caring for crochet afghans involves a few key steps to ensure they stay in good condition and last for a long time. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Read Care Instructions:
    • Always check the yarn label for care instructions specific to the yarn you used. Different yarns may have different care requirements.
  2. Use Mild Detergent:
    • When washing your crochet afghan, use a mild detergent or soap suitable for delicate fabrics. Harsh detergents can damage the fibers and colors.
  3. Hand Wash or Gentle Cycle:
    • Hand washing is often the gentlest option. Fill a basin with cool water and a small amount of detergent. Gently agitate the water and soak the afghan. Rinse thoroughly.
    • If you prefer using a washing machine, use a gentle cycle with cold water. Place the afghan in a pillowcase or laundry bag to protect it during the wash.
  4. Avoid Fabric Softeners:
    • Fabric softeners can leave a residue on the yarn, affecting its texture and absorbency. It’s best to skip fabric softeners when caring for crochet items.
  5. Lay Flat to Dry:
    • After washing, reshape the afghan to its original dimensions and lay it flat to dry. Avoid hanging it, as the weight of the water can stretch the fabric.
  6. Block if Necessary:
    • If your afghan loses its shape, you may need to block it. Blocking involves reshaping and pinning the afghan to dry in the desired dimensions. Consult the specific blocking instructions for the yarn used.
  7. Protect from Pets:
    • Keep your crochet afghan away from pets to prevent snags or damage. Store it in a safe place when not in use.
  8. Avoid Sun Exposure:
    • Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade colors over time. Store your crochet afghan in a cool, dark place when not in use.
  9. Handle with Clean Hands:
    • Wash your hands before handling the afghan, especially if you’ve applied lotions or oils. This helps prevent dirt and oils from transferring to the fibers.
  10. Repair Snags Promptly:
  • If you notice a snag or loose thread, repair it promptly to prevent further damage. Use a crochet hook to pull the thread back into place.

By following these care tips, you can keep your crochet afghans looking beautiful and well-preserved for years to come.