Easy Crochet Blanket With Video, Coral Reef Afghan

This easy crochet blanket will be perfect for making a last-minute gift without much effort. The stitch pattern is simple yet has a gorgeous texture.

 

Easy Crochet Blanket

 

Easy Textured Crochet Blanket

 

When I designed my last Peek a Boo baby blanket I had someone write to me saying she prefers baby blankets with no holes.  So here it is, a no holes blanket that is perfect for your baby.

 

Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket

 

 

I made this crochet blanket with Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn. Generally, this is not a yarn I prefer for blankets but when I saw these colors together, I just couldn’t resist it.

 

 

 

You can make the blanket in any worsted weight yarn of your choice, but using cotton will give it more stitch definition. A cotton blanket will be perfect for summer or fall.

 

I combined three colors, but you can experiment with just two colors, adding more stripes in between, or making it in just one single color. This is a versatile pattern that will look beautiful in one or more colors. So without further ado, let’s get to work and whip up this beauty!

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

You can follow the free pattern given below or purchase an ad-free PDF for just $2.50 here. The pattern will be emailed to you.

You can pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

  1. Worsted weight yarn. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colors Beach Glass, Coral Rose, and Ecru.
  2. Hook H(5mm). Use any size hook to attain gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

 

Finished Size

Finished blanket is 34 inches wide and 41 inches long. The initial chain can be adjusted to make the blanket bigger.

Yardage

I used the big skeins of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream for the blanket. Each skein is 200 yards long. I used 3 skeins of color Ecru and 2 skeins each of the colors Beach Glass and Coral Rose.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US crochet terms.

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

 

Gauge

4 pattern repeats and 7 Rows= 4 inches

 

Crochet Blanket Pattern

Notes

1. You can find a video tutorial at the end of the blog post.

2. For convenience, we will refer to the yarn colors as Cream, Mint, and Peach.

3. You should fasten off every time you change colors.

 

With Cream color yarn, chain  106. You can chain any multiple of 3 + 1 to start.

 

Row 1: (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the 4th ch from hook, * sk next 2 chs, (2 dc , ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, repeat from * to end. Turn.——-35 pattern repeats

 

Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of beginning ch-3. This will ensure that your blanket has a straight edge.

 

Row 2: Ch 3( counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn.——-35 pattern repeats

 

Repeat the above Row 6 more times. You will now have 8 rows in the cream color yarn, join color Mint at the end of Row 8.

 

Row 9: Repeat Row 2  in Mint color and join Peach color at the end of this row.

 

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join Cream color at the end of the row.

 

Row 11-18: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join Peach color at the end of Row 18.

 

Row 19-26: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join Mint color at the end of Row 26.

 

Row 27-34:  Repeat Row 2 in Mint color and join Cream color at the end of Row 34.

 

Row 35-42: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join color Mint at the end of Row 42.

 

Row 43-50: Repeat Row 2 in Mint color and join color Peach at the end of Row 50.

 

Row 51-58: Repeat Row 2 in Peach color and join color Cream at the end of Row 58.

 

Row 59-66: Repeat Row 2 in Cream color and join color Peach at the end of Row 66.

 

Row 67: Repeat Row 2 in color Peach and join color Mint at the end of this row.

 

Row 68: Repeat Row 2 in color Mint and join color Cream at the end of this row.

 

Row 69- 76: Repeat Row 2 in color Cream and fasten off.

 

Finishing the Crochet Baby Blanket

Weave in any tails left.

 

You might also like my Peek a Boo Crochet Baby Blanket and my Twinkling Stars Crochet Blanket.

 

You might also want to check out my Falling Petals Afghan featured on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Marie
    August 16, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    I have been doing this exact stitch for many years. I call it my ‘Half Petal’ stitch and I love it. I get many compliments on my work. I have made small ‘pew shawls ‘ for my church and used several types of yarn. And, of course, I’ve made baby blankets also. Thanks for sharing. I love your colors.
    Blessings,
    Marie Tuttle
    South Texas

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 10:56 pm

      Hi Marie, I am so glad to have you here. Great minds think alike, lol!

  2. August 17, 2019 / 8:15 pm

    I loved this pattern and plan on making a blanket very soon. I especially appreciate the video since i am an on hands learner.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      August 17, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Hi Charlotte, I am glad my little video was helpful. I am still a newbie when it comes to video and it makes me nervous every time I make one.

  3. angie
    August 19, 2019 / 10:15 am

    what is this stitch called? I am seeing half petal named but nothing comes up when i look for that name except flower patterns.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      August 20, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      I have no clue what the stitch pattern is called. If you were searching for a video, you can find it at the bottom of my blog post.

  4. August 28, 2019 / 11:38 am

    I loved this pattern. Easy to make and can be designed in minimum time with not much efforts. Will definitely going to try this crochet blanket. Amazing tips shared!
    Stitches
    Thanks

  5. Lynn Rieck
    September 1, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    I am in love with this stitch. After completing a complicated project, I wanted something easy. I modified your pattern to make a full-sized blanket for myself using a variegated yarn. What is so lovely about this is that each row starts and ends the same way and forms nice, straight sides. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

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