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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern, 3 Hour Afghan

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This free crochet blanket pattern can be worked in just about 3 hours including the time to weave in the ends. If you are planning on making gifts for this Holiday season, this blanket could be your best friend.


Make this free crochet blanket pattern in under 3 hours. This could be the fastest blanket you ever crocheted.



All it takes is 2  skeins of Bernat Blanket yarn, 3 hours of your time and voila, you have a squishy blanket. This is a quick beginner pattern with no frills attached. The biggest challenge when designing with chenille or super bulky yarn is to keep the stitch as simple as possible so the yarn and its thickness can take the limelight.





Crochet Pattern

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  1. Super Bulky(size 6) Yarn. Bernat Blanket Yarn in colors Vintage White and Dark Grey were used for the afghan pictured.
  2. A Size N/P (10mm) crochet hook.
  3. A Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook for weaving in the tails.


Finished Size

37 inches X 36 inches.



The blanket took 2 skeins of Bernat Blanket yarn, one in each color. If you are substituting with another yarn, know that each skein of Bernat Blanket contains 220 yards each. If you plan to make a bigger blanket, you will obviously need to purchase more yarn for your project.



2 pattern repeats = 4 inches

4 Rows= 5 inches


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

sc- single crochet

ch- chain

dc- double crochet


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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Chain 57. If you want to make a wider blanket, you can chain any multiple of 3 + 3 more chains.



  1. At the end of each row, after you join the next color, you should fasten off your previous color. Working over the yarn tails won’t work for this project.
  2. To join a new color at the end of a row, when working your last st, pull the new color through when you have 2 loops left on your hook. You will then make the turning ch in the new color joined. You can see a video on changing colors here. 


Row 1: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, join the second color while working your last sc, turn.——-56 sc


Row 2:  Ch 3 in new color joined ( counts as first dc here and throughout), sk 1 st, 3 dc in next, *(sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next), repeat from * until you have 2 sts left, sk next st, 1 dc in last st while joining the next color, turn. ———56 dc


Row 3: Ch 3,  sk the next dc, 3 dc in next, *(sk the next 2 dc, 3 dc in next), repeat from * until 2 sts are left, sk the next st, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-3 while joining the next color, turn.——-56 dc


Repeat Row 3 until your blanket is 36 inches. To add to the length of your blanket keep repeating this row to the desired length. Fasten off.



Use a smaller I(5.5mm) hook to weave in the tails as your super bulky yarn may not fit into the eye of your regular yarn needle. Weave in the tails along the top of the triangle formations and not its base.



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Monday 4th of October 2021

Not sure that this comment will post ~ been a while since date of last one you posted. Just wanted to say that I LOVE THIS pattern. I have made 18 of them .... from King size to crib size to (most recently) lap/chair sz (39-40 x 55-60"). I basically use 2 balls of 3 different colors (Bernat baby blanket yarn sz 6 and sz 10 hook) and change colors about every 7-10 rows. They all vary (don't make any 2 alike). I also do 3 rows of sc on each end just to have something to "hold on to". I will admit though, I have a dickens of a time getting the stitch count correct also. I chain 72.... so after turning and sc into 2nd st, have 71. On your tutorial you say chain multiples of 3 but on written it says multiples of 3 +3. Not sure that matters..... but mine rarely work out like they should the 1st time. Great pattern and with Bernat yarn and big hook = super blanket. It turns out warm and cozy but not heavy. All recipients have LOVED them.

Don Ferguson

Friday 5th of February 2021

Do you have a video for this blanket.

Anita Erevia

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Lived the video on this blanket easy to follow I hadn’t crocheted in a long time so it freshened me up again thank u


Thursday 24th of December 2020

I am using the same yarn and size N 10MM hook and can’t see how 57 stitches wiill fit. Did you use a standard crochet hook?


Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Yes, I did. Your gauge could be different than mine.

Coral Davis

Friday 11th of December 2020

I can't seem to get it to not curve. What am I doing wrong?


Sunday 20th of December 2020

I am assuming you crochet tight. You might have to use a bigger hook.