28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

Contents
  1. Easy Crochet Blankets
  2. 25 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners
  3. 1. Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan
  4. 2. Twinkling Stars Blanket
  5. 3. Clamshell Blanket
  6. 4. Falling Petals Afghan
  7. 5. Hexa Puff Quilt
  8. 6. ABC Afghan
  9. 7. 5 Hour Blanket
  10. 8. Crochet Sampler Afghan
  11. 9. Sampler Throw
  12. 10. Go Team Colors Blanket
  13. 11. Blanket For All Seasons
  14. 12. Giant Granny Square Throw
  15. 13. Hexagon Blanket
  16. 14. Hooded Baby Blanket
  17. 15. Disney Blanket
  18. 16. Make It Quick Afghan
  19. 17. Rose Twists Afghan
  20. 18. Irish Wave Crochet Blanket
  21. 19. Merino Wool Blanket
  22. 20. Ordinarily Extraordinary Blanket
  23. 21. Secret Garden Afghan
  24. 22. Sideways Shell Blanket
  25. 23. Square Upon Square Throw
  26. 24. Sunburst Granny Square Blanket
  27. 25. V-Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan
  28. 26 Chunky Feather And Fan Blanket
  29. 27. Classic Crochet Baby Blanket
  30. 28. Swirl Blanket
  31. Related Content
  32. 17 Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
  33. Simple and easy crochet blanket tutorial (FREE Bernat blanket yarn pattern)
  34. 1. What is the best crochet stitch for a blanket?
  35. 2. How many skeins of yarn do you need to crochet a blanket?
  36. 3. What is the fastest crochet stitch for a blanket? 
  37. 4. What size are crochet blankets?
  38. 5. What is a crochet afghan?
  39. 6. How long does it take to crochet a blanket?
  40. Single Crochet Back Loops Only Stitch
  41. Materials
  42. Directions
  43. Notes:
  44. Step 1
  45. Step 2
  46. Step 3
  47. Step 4
  48. Step 5
  49. Step 6
  50. Finishing Touches 
  51. Can you wash Bernat blanket yarn?
  52. 20 Awesome Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners
  53. Icelandic Blanket
  54. Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket
  55. Feather and Fan Baby Blanket
  56. Color Block Blanket
  57. Lush Life Blanket
  58. Easy Weekend Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern
  59. Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket
  60. Easy V-Stitch Baby Blanket
  61. Modern Heirloom Blanket
  62. Simple Granny Stripe Afghan
  63. Thick and Chunky Blanket
  64. Vintage Chic Baby Blanket
  65. Chevron Baby Blanket
  66. Snow Berries Throw
  67. Hibernate Blanket
  68. The Family Room Throw
  69. Easy Crochet Shell Stitch Blanket
  70. Chunky Ribbed Crochet Blanket
  71. Corner to Corner Quick and Easy Baby Blanket
  72. The Hubbie Nubbie Blanket

Easy Crochet Blankets

28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners
12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

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I d the choice of patterns and the easy to understand instructions. I needed patterns that work easy and quick to do.

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“great book” – by Crazy Anime Mommy (Colorado)

LOVE this cute book. I have a crochet business and used some of the patterns in here as guidelines for size measurements (I never actually follow patterns exactly) it's made making baby stuff easier by taking out my guess work on sizing

Knit Blankets and Throws with Mademoiselle Sophie

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“Great book for someone wanting to learn how to knit, great simple afgan” – by Candy Anderson (Appalachia)

Have you ever wanted to knit an afghan? Then this would be a great book to start you toward that goal. The beginning of this books covers casting on and off and basic stitches.

Faire Isle and reading pattern charts are included, which are more advanced techniques that I wasn't even aware of until I had been knitting a year. Eighteen afghan patterns are provide.

The author then gives you some beautiful patterns that are written out and in chart form. I really appreciate having both a chart and written directions when knitting the pattern . Several beautifully simple and some complicated afghans are pictured along with the pattern.

So glad I read this book because I have been wanting to knit an afghan, but I have only been knitting a little over a year, I know with all the information the author … full review

How to Crochet Blanket Patterns: 10 Round Afghans

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“Unique and Easy Crochet Patterns!” – by SEB

These are unique blankets for novice and intermediate crocheters. I think it's a great way to practice your crochet in the round skills.

These blankets would make great gifts too! I've already started working on one of the patterns and have found it easy to follow – with “special stitches” listed right at the top of the pattern so you'll know just what stitches you'll be doing before you begin. Each pattern shows a photo of the completed blanket so you know how it'll look in the end.

Personally, I don't think you can ever have too many crochet pattern books and since this one is FREE it's definitely worth the download. There are also a couple of other free crochet book download links at the end of this book so it's definitely an excellent deal.

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“easy patterns to read” – by Amazon Customer

Lots of granny squares to choose from. Well written, easy patterns to read. I would recommend for you crocheters out there. Nice addition to my crochet library.

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25 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

Crocheting is such a favorite pastime of many. If you don’t knit or crochet, you are really missing out on some of the most fun and relaxing hours that you could spend. I don’t crochet a pro but I am definitely working on my skills, and these easy blanket patterns are perfect for brushing up on everything from basic granny squares to more complicated v-stitches.

I can’t wait to see which of these blankets you’ve made. They are all so beautiful and so easy – most of them can be completed in less than a weekend, even if you’re not working on them around the clock.

Whether you’re looking to create something really special for a baby or wedding shower or you just want to make your own cozy throw, there’s a pattern in here that you are going to love. Cozy up with a piece while you’re under your newly crocheted afghan.

Whether you’re an avid crocheter or you’ve just started, you can easily make most of the blankets on this list. There are so many wonderful colors – of course you can always choose your own colors – and designs.

Many of the patterns can also easily be altered so if you need something larger or smaller, just figure out the additional stitches. Also, be sure to check out these 100 free crochet patterns for beginners.

There are so many wonderful things in here that you can make – many of which will pair nicely with your new blanket.

Crocheting is such a wonderful skill. It’s also a skill that is not too difficult to learn and once you do, you have an endless supply of personal handmade gifts for all of your loved ones.

Try out some of these amazing patterns and see for yourself just how easy they are to complete. Let me know which ones you try – I’m always excited to hear how your projects are going!

1. Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan

This gorgeous afghan can easily be crocheted in a number of sizes. You could use the pattern for a baby blanket or a king sized throw – whatever size you need.

I love all the different colors and there are pattern sizes available for any size that you would need.

Plus, this gives you the opportunity to work with different colors on the same project, so if you haven’t done that, this is an easy pattern to learn.

Pattern and instructions: mooglyblog

2. Twinkling Stars Blanket

This crochet blanket features a beautiful stitch that is easy to work even for beginners. The pom pom border adds the perfect finishing touch. You can make it in multiple colors or even a single color. Designed with a soft worsted weight yarn, this blanket grows quite fast.

Pattern and instructions: crochetdreamz

3. Clamshell Blanket

This gorgeous clamshell blanket is a bit trickier than others but so worth the effort. You can use the pattern for larger blankets or baby blankets as well as cushions and just about anything else you want to create that has this lovely clamshell pattern. This is such a traditional looking blanket and it would be the perfect throw for those chilly winter nights.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

4. Falling Petals Afghan

You will love the texture on the Falling Petals Afghan. It is a variation of the shell stitch that looks 3D. Choose a worsted weight yarn with good drape and you will have a very beautiful blanket in no time.

Pattern and instructions: crochetdreamz

5. Hexa Puff Quilt

This hexa puff quilt is absolutely stunning. The colors along with the design make it perfect for giving or keeping for yourself as a nice throw.

The pattern is for a baby sized quilt, which would also be perfect for a lapghan or you could adjust the size if you want to make it a bit larger. I love the pattern itself with those puffs of color.

It’s just a gorgeous piece no matter what size you make.

Pattern and instructions: craftdisasters

6. ABC Afghan

I love the idea of crocheting this ABC afghan to give as a gift at a baby shower.

Who wouldn’t just love having this? It’s a block quilt that has the alphabet in the blocks and there’s a heart that you can put in the empty blocks.

I think doing this in different colors per line would be gorgeous, especially if you know the gender of the baby so you can alternate colors for him or her or just use neutral colors.

Pattern and instructions: crochetnmore

7. 5 Hour Blanket

Try this chunky baby blanket pattern that can be made in just 5 hours. It uses a variation of the Moss stitch to add texture your blanket. This is perfect for a chenille yarn but you can use other chinky yarns too.

Pattern and instructions: crochetdreamz

8. Crochet Sampler Afghan

I love sampler patterns. This afghan really resembles a quilt with its blocks of different colors and designs. It’s pretty simple to create, too since you’re working with the blocks.

I even love the blues and greens used in this one, although you could use pink and blue to make it a baby afghan or whatever colors you need.

Sampler patterns give you the opportunity to work with a number of different stiches so they’re great for practice.

Pattern and instructions: redheart

9. Sampler Throw

Here’s another beautiful sampler pattern that lets you create a wonderful throw. I love the bold colors used in this one but again, use whatever colors you need.

I really these sampler patterns because you can try out so many stitches that maybe you haven’t done before so you get to practice and practice some more, making you perfect for those more difficult projects you may want to try.

Pattern and instructions: lionbrand

10. Go Team Colors Blanket

This pattern is for a baby blanket, but you could also use this team blanket for those cold nights at the stadium. It’s an easy pattern and you incorporate the colors of your favorite team. Whether you enjoy football or baseball – both of which are played outside during colder weather – you will love having this little blanket along to help keep you warm on those windy nights.

Pattern and instructions: mooglyblog

11. Blanket For All Seasons

This adorable little baby blanket can be customized in different ways to make it perfect for whatever you need. It’s also a really easy beginner project and allows you to practice different stitches so you can become more experienced. The pattern can be adjusted to different yarn weights as well so it really is perfect for any season.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

12. Giant Granny Square Throw

I have to say, I’m a little jealous of people who have perfected the granny square. I personally think it’s the most gorgeous of all crocheting projects.

If you love doing granny squares, or even if you’re me and just need to practice them more, this is the perfect blanket project.

This huge blanket can be used as a bedspread or just anywhere that you need it – on the back of your couch to show off your amazing granny square skills.

Pattern and instructions: makerssociety

13. Hexagon Blanket

This beautiful and colorful blanket uses a hexagon pattern that makes it absolutely gorgeous. You use a hexagon granny square to create it and you will end up making more than 200 of those little squares to finish it off. It’s not as lengthy as it sounds, though. You could easily whip this up in a weekend and it’s perfect for snuggling up and watching movies on those cold evenings.

Pattern and instructions: petalstopicots

14. Hooded Baby Blanket

I love this little hooded baby blanket. It’s perfect for your little one or to give away as a shower gift to someone you know who is expecting. The little hood is just too cute and the entire blanket doesn’t take long to complete. You could probably alter the pattern a bit if you wanted to make a larger version of this for an older child.

Pattern and instructions: lionbrand

15. Disney Blanket

Any child is going to adore this Disney blanket .This one is a bit more complicated than a plain blanket, because of the head, which you stuff to make it really stand out. I love the idea of these for baby showers and you could even leave off the head and just crochet the blanket if you want a nice little easy pattern.

Pattern and instructions: libertycrochet

16. Make It Quick Afghan

This afghan is a really easy pattern that creates a great texture because you crochet into the back of your loops. I love the contrasting edging – although you don’t have to do that unless you really want to. It’s a beautiful blanket that won’t take long at all for you to finish and will look great in any room.

Pattern and instructions: yarnspirations

17. Rose Twists Afghan

This is a really beautiful smaller blanket that can be used as a baby blanket or a nice throw. The rose and white motifs feature an eyelet design that’s really easy to create.

This is a great mid-weight blanket that you can use to warm up on chilly evenings on the porch or to keep the new baby crib beautifully decorated.

The pattern is really easy and won’t take you long at all to finish.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

18. Irish Wave Crochet Blanket

This blanket is so gorgeous. From the beautiful coloring to the fascinating design, you are sure to love this when it’s completed.

It looks so much an heirloom and your little ones are going to love passing it down to their own little ones. The pattern creates a ripple design which is really stunning.

It looks much more difficult than it actually is – you’ll be amazed at how simple this one is to create.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

19. Merino Wool Blanket

This gorgeous blanket features blocks of design and solid colors that make it perfect for baby showers or just keeping around for chilly evenings.

You’ll work the entire blanket with yarn held double, and overall this is a really easy pattern. I love the intricate design and the varying looks you could get just by changing your yarn colors.

The pattern is available in both English and Japanese.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

20. Ordinarily Extraordinary Blanket

This seemingly ordinary blanket can be made extraordinary by attaching some crocheted appliques. The pattern itself is really simple and the finished project is absolutely gorgeous. You could do this in all one color and make it beautiful but it’s even more so when you combine different colors. Most importantly, it’s a blanket that you can have finished in no time.

Pattern and instructions: dottieangel

21. Secret Garden Afghan

I love everything about this blanket – especially the name. It’s done in gorgeous colors that are reminiscent of the flower garden and it even has tiny posies crocheted in with the pattern.

It would be perfect as a gift for a baby shower or wedding or even to just lay on the back of the couch for a great splash of springtime colors.

It’s also really easy to complete and won’t take long at all from start to finish.

Pattern and instructions: favecrafts

22. Sideways Shell Blanket

This crocheted sideways shell blanket is perfect for an upcoming baby shower. With the trim done in a different color, it’s a really elegant and gorgeous blanket.

The pattern makes it really easy to find where your rows end and what stitch to put your hook into.

The pattern itself uses chains as well as single and double crochet, so you get practice in varying stitches and when you’ve finished, you have mastered most of the basic stitches of crochet.

Pattern and instructions: projectlinus

23. Square Upon Square Throw

This beautiful blanket has a smaller square that grows to incorporate larger squares throughout the pattern. It’s actually much easier to crochet than it looks and is sure to be a favorite throw when you’ve finished. After your first square, you simply join all others while working round five – so easy and yet such a beautiful blanket when it’s finished.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

24. Sunburst Granny Square Blanket

This afghan uses granny squares to put together amazing sunbursts that create a stunning blanket when finished. The pattern is for a single bed size but you can easily adapt it for larger sizes or to create a beautiful baby afghan. Granny squares are such a wonderful thing to learn – I’m currently working on mine – and you can make so many beautiful things once you’ve mastered them.

Pattern and instructions: craftpassion

25. V-Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan

This lovely v-stitch crocheted afghan pattern comes with a matching pillow pattern. You can create such a lovely bedroom set with these and the pattern itself is really gorgeous. I love the V shape, especially at the edges of the blanket. Plus, the V stitch is a special stitch that you will have mastered once you’ve finished this – and it won’t take you long at all to complete.

Pattern and instructions: petalstopicots

26 Chunky Feather And Fan Blanket

This blanket has a beautiful lace look to it that is much easier to create than you may think. You use weight yarn and a large hook for this one – 15 mm to be exact – so it works up really quickly. The finished product makes a gorgeous throw and you can learn the feather and fan stitches that are very popular.

Pattern and instructions: persialou

27. Classic Crochet Baby Blanket

This lovely little blanket is perfect for anyone you know who is expecting. Why purchase store bought baby blankets when you can easily crochet one yourself? The design is so elegant and beautiful and it’s a really easy pattern to follow. The scalloped edge is really gorgeous, too and you could easily adjust this for size if you wanted to make something a big larger.

Pattern and instructions: onelittlerayndrop

28. Swirl Blanket

This swirl blanket is certainly unique and makes the perfect throw for the back of your tea sipping and reading chair. This one is really easy, too. Once you set up with the center, you just have to repeat the same step over and over until you reach the length that you want. It’s easy to adjust to whatever length you need, and it’s one of the most gorgeous blanket patterns I’ve seen.

Pattern and instructions: ravelry

Source: https://www.diyncrafts.com/23701/knitting-crocheting/25-quick-easy-crochet-blanket-patterns-beginners

17 Quick & Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

For many people, say the word “crochet”, and they immediately think “baby blanket.”

For me, it was the impending arrival of my first little boy 8 years ago, that brought me back to the craft that I had learned (and abandoned!) as a child. As soon as I found out I was expecting I immediately started googling “easy crochet baby blanket patterns”

Source: https://nedandmimi.com/17-quick-easy-crochet-baby-blankets/

Simple and easy crochet blanket tutorial (FREE Bernat blanket yarn pattern)

28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

Whether you a seasoned crochet aficionado or just want to learn to crochet, it is only natural to be on a lookout for a simple and easy crochet blanket tutorial – especially when it is free. Why choose this particular pattern all other Bernat blanket yarn patterns? Simply because it’s perfectly suitable for beginners.

We are going to show you in detail how to make a quick and easy crochet blanket using one of the simplest FREE Bernat blanket yarn patterns

1. What is the best crochet stitch for a blanket?

Most importantly, when you are just contemplating which pattern to pick for an easy crochet blanket, it is to decide what is the best crochet stitch to use. Noteworthy, many crochet professionals would name at least 10 crochet stitches that will be best for an easy blanket.

First of all, decide what works best for you and, secondly, which stitch would be most suitable for the yarn you’ve picked. its simplicity, for this chunky Bernat Blanket Yarn, we would suggest a single crochet stitch (but with a simple modification) – one of the basic crochet stitches.

You may be wondering, “Is single crochet stitch too easy and too simple to crochet a chunky blanket?” Not at all!  With the genius twist on this basic crochet stitch, we will show you how to create a wonderful chunky ribbed crochet blanket at no time.

2. How many skeins of yarn do you need to crochet a blanket?

To be precise, the exact number of skeins you would use for a crochet blanket depends on the desired size of your creation. For this easy crochet blanket, we used one skein of each color for each color block.

For this easy crochet blanket, we used a simple color block technique: with three colors and two blocks of each color. Consequently, the whole project required 6 skeins of yarn.

Most importantly, this technique makes it very easy to crochet the whole blanket with minimal need for changing colors and weaving the ends. Furthermore, it makes it easy to estimate how many skeins you would use for the whole project.

Consequently, if you are a beginner trying to crochet your first blanket, it is very frustrating to run yarn in the middle of the project. With our easy crochet blanket tutorial, you will have peace of mind of finishing your beautiful crochet blanket and not running yarn.

What are you waiting for? This chunky Bernat blanket yarn crochet pattern – FREE – is here for you to try. 

This easy blanket pattern creates beautifully-ribbed fabric reminiscent of classy Fisherman Rib Knit Stitch. Created for versatile Bernat Blanket Yarn, this easy crochet blanket is as gorgeous as it is simple to crochet.

3. What is the fastest crochet stitch for a blanket? 

If you are on crossroads to pick the right stitch for an easy crochet blanket, you definitely want something you are familiar with. The other question a lot of beginners are asking is: “What is the fastest crochet stitch for a blanket?”

Obviously, your personal crochet speed is determined by your skills and experience. Nevertheless, one of the fastest crochet stitches for a blanket is a single crochet stitch.

It is only logical to assume, that the more hand motions are needed for the particular crochet stitch, the longer it will take you to complete it.

Consequently, for this easy crochet blanket tutorial we are using the old trusted single crochet stitch – but with a twist. You will be single crocheting in the BACK LOOPS ONLY (SC BLO).

This simple trick creates the beautiful ridges that give this easy crochet blanket distinctive definition and knit- texture. It is visually similar to classic Fisherman Rib Stitch but it is done with a crochet hook.

As a final note on picking the right blanket crochet stitch: to create a chunky crochet blanket with Bernat Blanket Yarn, you want something simple. The basic crochet stitches work best with chunky Bernat Blanket Yarn and you can crochet a simple but beautiful blanket very quickly with this free crochet pattern.

4. What size are crochet blankets?

From baby blankets to cozy throws and afghans, crochet blankets come in many different sizes. To help you pick yours, we have this handy chart of the most popular blanket sizes.

5. What is a crochet afghan?

Afghan is a throw usually crocheted or knitted as a home decoration and comfort item. It is a great accessory for a cozy living room, guest room, or an outdoor patio for a starry night by the fire. Crochet afghans come in different styles and can be handmade using a variety of yarns. Most often they are created using chunky yarns for that soft touch of hygge.

6. How long does it take to crochet a blanket?

With Bernat Blanket Yarn and our free crochet pattern, it doesn’t take long to complete this simple and easy crochet blanket. To take the guessing game the equation, we used one skein of chunky Bernat blanket yarn for each color strip of this blanket.

So, if you’d to make it smaller or bigger, you can adjust the number of skeins you will be using for your crochet blanket. With our free pattern and simple crochet stitch, 6 skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn were enough to crochet 66″ x 80″ blanket or large throw) and use the left-over yarn for fun and trendy pom-poms. 

Single Crochet Back Loops Only Stitch

For this chunky blanket, we recommend this easy basic crochet stitch that is perfect even for beginners. Its overall color scheme and chunky ribbed pattern make this blanket a perfect complement for your Coastal Home Decor.

Note, this easy crochet creation can become a cozy back patio throw for the evening under the stars by the pool or at the cabin on the lake. 

To master this stitch, crochet a sample swatch first. Chain any number. Single crochet into the second chain from the hook and every chain. Chain 1, turn.

Refer to this step-by-step diagram above that helps you to understand the structure and simple steps needed to learn and master this fastest stitch for a blanket.

First, put your hook through the back loop of the top crochet stitch (that looks a V). Grab the yarn with the hook and pull it through one loop only. 2 loops on the hook. 

Secondly, grab yarn again with your crochet hook and pull it through both loops on your hook. 1 loop on the hook.

Continue to the end of the row. Practice this simple stitch until you feel completely comfortable with this fast and easy SINGLE CROCHET BACK LOOP ONLY STITCH.

It is a simple repeat of the same stitch and the same row which makes it the fastest stitch for an easy crochet blanket.  It also makes your crochet blanket reversible.

Now you are ready to crochet this gorgeous blanket! 

Materials

Each skein of Bernat Blanket Yarn is 10.5 oz, 300 g; 220 yards / 201 m. You may check Yarnspirations for all currently available colors of Bernat Blanket Yarn.

Directions

In color A, chain 110 +1.

Row 1: Sc into the second chain from the hook and into every chain (110 stitches). Ch1.

Row 2: Sc BLO (single crochet into the back loop only) until the end of the row (110 stitches). Ch1.

Row 3-16: Repeat row 2.

Notes:

Crochet repeating the same stitch (SC BLO) until you almost finish one skein of yarn.

We are using the SIZE 12 mm crochet hook for this project (which is bigger than a recommended crochet hook size (8 mm) for this yarn) to create a chunkier blanket. As you crochet, you’ll be creating lovely textured rows reminiscent of classic Fisherman Knit Stich.

When you finish 16 rows, cut your yarn leaving approximately 16″ tail which you’ll use later to attach a pom-pom.

Row 17: Pull with color B leaving approximately 16″ tail. Ch 1. Turn.  Sc BLO (single crochet into the back loop only) until the end of the row (110 stitches). Ch1.

Row 18-33: Repeat row 2.

Row 34: Pull with color C leaving approximately 16″ tail. Ch 1. Turn.  Sc BLO (single crochet into the back loop only) until the end of the row (110 stitches). Ch1.

Alternate colors until you use all 6 skeins of yarn. You should have several balls of all three colors left which we will use to create pom-poms. 

Step 1

Get familiar with you Pom Pom Maker. It consists of 2 parts connected with a long pin. Each part is identical and has 2 blue semi-circular parts. 

First, align blue parts and start looping yarn while moving from left to right. To make your pom-poms the same size, use the same number of loops for each. 

I’ve looped my yarn 40 times around each pair of the blue double semi-circles (as on the tutorial above), moving from left to right and then from right to left. Cut the yarn. 

Step 2

Repeat exactly the same steps using the second part of the pom-pom maker.

Step 3

Close both sides. Using very sharp scissors, cut through the yarn using the middle grove as your guide (you want the little yarn pieces to be the same size though Pom Pom Maker makes it effortless).

Step 4

The last step in pom-pom making is to secure your new fluffy pom-pom. For that, using a fairly long yarn of the same color, pull it through the blue grooves and make a double knot. Tie the double knot one more time. 

Step 5

Lastly, you can open the blue parts on both sides. Holding you pom-pom maker with both hands, gently pull the white circles apart revealing the connecting metal needle.

Step 6

Check your pom-pom to make sure that all yarn pieces are approximately the same length. If one is sticking out, give it a gentle trim.

Make 8 pom-poms total for this blanket. Your newly-made pom poms are ready to be attached to the finished crochet blanket!

Finishing Touches 

Now you are ready to put some finishing touches on your beautiful blanket. As you have long tails left at the end of each color stripe, you can use them to secure the pom poms. 

Note, all pom-pom will be one side of the blanket. 

Just make a few double knots using different strands of yarn until you feel that your pom-pom is securely attached to the blanket. Lastly, use the tapestry needle to weave-in (hide) the ends and cut off the yarn.

If you have the same long tail end as the color of your pom-pom, you can simply put the tapestry needle through the pom-pom (after securing it with a double knot at the bottom) and cut off the yarn. It will make the tail end blend with the finished pom-pom.

Last step: give your blanket a good shake outside to make sure all little pieces of yarn fly away leaving you with a beautiful new DIY addition to your home decor.

This blanket is perfect for a Coastal, Nautical, and Beach home decor or as a cozy patio throw to complement the blue color scheme.

Can you wash Bernat blanket yarn?

Absolutely! That’s the beauty of this durable chunky yarn – it is washable, so is your finished blanket. Just make sure to use cold water settings and a gentle cycle.

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20 Awesome Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners

28 Quick And Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns For Beginners

Have you thought about trying your hand at crochet? Or maybe you’ve learned the basics of crochet but are looking for an easy project to sink your teeth into. Crocheting can be overwhelming at first but if you start off with easy, manageable projects, you’ll be more ly to stick with it.

Blankets are a perfect way to ease into the world of crocheting. Not only can they be enjoyable to make, but they’re also functional and make great gifts. Who doesn’t love getting warm under a cozy blanket with a cup of cocoa and watching your favorite movie – especially in the winter months.

Crocheting a blanket is a fun and relaxing endeavor. Once you know how to crochet your choices of things you can make are limitless. And it doesn’t have to take days, weeks and months to work up a crochet blanket.

Simply choose a pattern with a large hook and bulky yarn and you’ll have your blanket crocheted in no time flat. To help you, we’ve rounded up 20 awesome crochet blanket patterns that are perfect for beginners.

Chunky Crochet Throw

Do you start crocheting blankets and throws, only to get bored part way through making them? If you need to see quick progress on your project, then this bulky yarn blanket works up quickly and easily.

Via LeeLee Knits

Icelandic Blanket

This chunky, crocheted blanket works up fast and has a beautiful texture. Beginner friendly with pictures to help you through.

Via Mama in a Stitch

Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

This cozy and cute blanket is super easy and works up really quickly. It’s a great crochet pattern for beginner level crocheters.

Via Dabbles and Babbles

Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

This Feather and Fan Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern makes a beautiful lacy blanket that will be treasured for years to come. The pattern includes both a written pattern and a video tutorial to walk you through each step!

Via Persia Lou

Color Block Blanket

This easy to make crochet blanket is a perfect accessory for any living or bedroom. Make smaller and it’s perfect for nurseries too.

Via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood

Lush Life Blanket

Wrap up in this cozy, lush blanket crocheted in one of the softest yarns – Bernat Blanket. Easily crocheted in Silver Steel and Vintage White to fit any home decor.

Via Yarnspirations

Easy Weekend Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Even if you’re just learning how to crochet a blanket, you can handle this pattern with easy crochet stitches. Combine that with thick and bulky yarn, you’ll be able to start and finish this ripple afghan pattern in the same weekend.

Via Double Crochet

Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket

Tired of your old store bought crochet afghan? Work up your own creation with this Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket. It’ll sit nicely on your bed when not in use and best of all is that it’s an easy crochet pattern.

Via All Free Crochet Afghan Patterns

Easy V-Stitch Baby Blanket

This easy crochet baby blanket tutorial is a simple pattern with a basic stitch and is perfect for beginner crocheters!

Via Craftaholics Anonymous

Modern Heirloom Blanket

This gorgeous crochet blanket is super easy and uses the granite stitch – also known as the moss stitch or linen stitch – which gives it a woven look.

Via Mama in a Stitch

Simple Granny Stripe Afghan

This simple granny stripe afghan is the perfect crochet pattern for beginners! It’s warm and thick for chilly fall nights!

Via Kristine In Between

Thick and Chunky Blanket

Pull out that crochet hook you’ve got stashed away because this is the easiest, coziest, most rewarding blanket…ever. The perfect blanket to cozy up with during the winter months!

Via Always Rooney

Vintage Chic Baby Blanket

The perfect spring crochet pattern, this Vintage Chic Baby Blanket has unique detail. With ruffled edging and light colors, this DIY baby blanket has a vintage crochet pattern feel.

Via LeeLee Knits

Chevron Baby Blanket

This easy crochet blanket is pretty simple and really repetitive, so even if you are a total novice, you could make this. All you need is a crochet hook and the wool colours that you want to use.

Via Yellow and Dandy

Snow Berries Throw

The Snow Berries Throw is wintry, lofty, and so super comfy! Crocheted in a modern stripey square, the color possibilities are endless.

Via Fiber Flux

Hibernate Blanket

The ultimate in cozy, this hibernation helper is easily crocheted in Bernat Blanket. Stitched in neutral grays and cream to fit any home decor.

Via Yarnspiration

The Family Room Throw

The Family Room Throw is a super comfy throw that is lofty, lacy and crocheted in soothing tones for the home.  Work one up to drape across a sofa, favorite, chair or a perfect housewarming gift too!

Via Fiber Flux

Easy Crochet Shell Stitch Blanket

This easy crochet shell stitch pattern looks more complicated but fairly easy to learn and turns out so beautiful in your home!

Via Everything Etsy

Chunky Ribbed Crochet Blanket

A lovely chunky ribbed crochet blanket. It’s a simple half double crochet stitch, done through the back loop to get the ribbed effect.

Via Modern Grace Designs

Corner to Corner Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

If you have never tried corner to corner crochet before, you have got to try this pattern. Corner to corner crochet patterns are easy to learn and you’ll get the hang of it in a matter of moments.

Via Amanda Saladin

The Hubbie Nubbie Blanket

This crochet blanket pattern makes a nice sized afghan perfect for snuggling in front of the TV or outdoors by the fireside.

Via Simple Sweet Yarns

With all these fabulous crochet blanket patterns you’ll have projects to keep you busy all winter long and have blankets to keep you cozy and warm all year-round.

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