Easy Crochet Blanket With Video, Coral Reef Afghan

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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 work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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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35 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!

  6. Shirley Nystrom
    October 26, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial which you did wonderfully. You were so easy to understand and you talked slowly. I am making one for a great grandson and one for a granddaughter both to be born in January 2020.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      October 26, 2019 / 6:24 pm

      Hi Shirley, thank you so much. Your comment means a lot to me as I am not a native English speaker and taking videos always make me nervous.

  7. Haley
    November 19, 2019 / 7:00 pm

    I love this pattern but have a question…I made 142 chains…how would I keep the pattern in proportion? Double up on all sections?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      November 19, 2019 / 7:58 pm

      Hi Haley, I think doubling up might make it too large. Adding a couple of rows to each section might add 4-5 inches to the total length. That is my rough estimate, so kindly measure after you work a few rows and go from there.

      • Haley
        November 19, 2019 / 8:12 pm

        Thanks so much!!!

  8. November 22, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Hi, Dear,

    I am a little afraid from your beautiful Velvet Blanket – is it not too heavy for a blanket, Because blanket is a big thing, isn’t it?

    Have a nice weekend!
    Best
    Marianne

  9. Lori
    January 29, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    I just stumbled upon your pattern and I’m in love! So easy to do. I hope you don’t mind but I named it
    Twinkle Dreamz, so it was easy to find in my bookmarks. My Granddaughter’s favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I’ve also lookd at your other patterns and will be trying them too.
    Many thanks, Lori

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      January 31, 2020 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much. I am really glad you like my patterns. You can name it whatever you want :).

  10. Brenda
    February 4, 2020 / 7:49 pm

    I recently purchased this pattern from you and I am looking forward to trying it out. I am a newbie and I really appreciate your video tutorial.

  11. Christi
    February 10, 2020 / 5:47 pm

    I am working on this blanket as my first real project after many little things to learn stitches, e.t.c. My only question is how you finish it? The “bottom” is a flat stitch because of the starting chain. Will the top have a scalloped edge?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      February 10, 2020 / 9:30 pm

      Hi Christi, to straighten the scalloped edge you can do as follows:
      ch 1, 1 sc in the ch-2 space, *(1 sc in the next 2 sts, sk the next st, 1 sc in next ch-2 space), repeat from * until you work a sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in next st, 1 sc on top of beg ch-3.

      • Christi Plumb
        February 12, 2020 / 6:52 am

        Thank you so very much! I’m not sure what I’ll want when I finally get to the end, but I appreciate the information and option so very much!!

  12. Jeannine
    April 1, 2020 / 1:32 pm

    I love this pattern and will be trying it soon. My question is, since the Lily Sugar ‘N’ Cream yarn is 100% cotton, can it be machine washed and dried? I’ve never used this yarn before and am concerned about shrinkage.
    Thanks.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 3, 2020 / 10:41 am

      I would suggest you read the label. You can also check out I love this Cotton from Hobby Lobby.

  13. Nina
    April 12, 2020 / 2:58 am

    Hi, i have just finished a blanket following your pattern. Firstly let me say, thank you for showing such a beautiful blanket. Secondly I can say I will be making it again and last but not least, can you recommend a boarder that would match it perfectly.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 13, 2020 / 5:20 pm

      Hi Nina, I’m glad you like the crochet blanket. Since the stitch is textured, I would suggest a simple border like sc in the back loops only.

  14. Judith Gordon
    April 17, 2020 / 11:25 am

    Hi just found the crochet pattern for this and is what i want, no holes. I would like it to be 40×48 so how many chains do I start with. Thank you. Judy

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 17, 2020 / 12:03 pm

      You can start with a chain of 124 to make your blanket 40 inches wide. To adjust the length of your blanket to 48 inches, you will need 12 additional rows. So add 1 extra row to the starting and ending cream panels and 2 rows to each of the middle 5 panels.

  15. Regina williams
    April 25, 2020 / 9:07 am

    Hi I’m confused you said to repeat row 2 in row 9 & 10 do I do 8 rows of each color then go back to main color. R is it repeat row 2 and in only 1 row of color in row 9 and 10. Thanks I hope you understand my question.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 25, 2020 / 7:40 pm

      Take a good look at the pictures of the finished blanket please. Row 9 and 10 are Mint and Peach, you then do another wide stripe in cream color.

  16. Carla Stormont
    April 29, 2020 / 1:34 pm

    Hi. I love the look of this stitch and I tried it for a simple ear warmer. It didnt seem to work because the final rows seem so stretchy. I even added a sc border and it didn’t help. I ripped it all out. The stitch is simple enough to use (will teach my extreme newbie sister) and I’m sure it will eventually work for a blanket.
    One question. The rows seem to fan out as I go and the foundation chain seems narrower than the later rows so I don’t get a good even rectangular shape. I counted stitches so I know I am not increasing anywhere. Do I just need to make my foundation chain extremely loose? Use a bigger hook for the foundation chain only? Use a chainless foundation of sc?
    Suggestions on how to square this up would be appreciated.

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      April 29, 2020 / 2:00 pm

      Yes, you can absolutely use a bigger hook to work the foundation chain or use the chainless foundation.

  17. Brooke
    May 22, 2020 / 2:17 pm

    Does the yarn need to be worsted weight?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      May 22, 2020 / 2:43 pm

      You can use any kind of yarn but will need to adjust your gauge and hook size to suit the yarn.

      • Brooke
        May 22, 2020 / 4:10 pm

        Thank you! Love this pattern and the colors!!

  18. Allison
    September 18, 2020 / 3:29 pm

    Question – I chained 214 (213 + 1) and end up with 2 chains left over at the end of row 1 where the instructions say to turn. I have 71 pattern repeats. Is there supposed to be 2 chains left over?

    • Shehnaaz
      Author
      September 20, 2020 / 7:52 pm

      No, there should be no chains left at the end. You can just unravel the extra chains and continue.

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