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

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”.


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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

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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  1. Christine
    April 25, 2020 / 4:43 pm

    Can I use only one color of yarn

    • Shehnaaz
      April 25, 2020 / 7:35 pm


    • Shehnaaz
      May 4, 2020 / 3:04 pm

      Yes, absolutely.

  2. Claire
    April 27, 2020 / 3:28 pm


    I’m struggling to find that brand of yarn in the uk, can give me some alternative brands I could use?

    Many thanks


    • Shehnaaz
      April 28, 2020 / 2:55 pm

      Hi Claire, look for any chenille super bulky yarn. I am sorry, I don’t know much about the yarns available in UK. You can try for this yarn. I think the site is based in UK.

  3. Lela
    April 28, 2020 / 8:27 am

    I loved your video and learned so much! You’ve answered a lot of questions that I’ve had for years!! Thank you so much-more please!

  4. Heather
    June 19, 2020 / 9:47 am

    This is such a beautiful blanket, I’m going to make one for a new baby boy.

    • Shehnaaz
      June 19, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thank you so much, Heather. Glad you like it.

  5. August 28, 2020 / 6:49 am

    I am a new crocheter and would love to make this blanket in the size of like 46w x 60L(roughly)
    something for when my hubby is sitting on the recliner. I have 6 skeins of the large bulky
    yarn. Steel Gray and vintage white. Would you be able to tell me how many to chain?
    Thank you so much. Cannot wait to try this.

    • Shehnaaz
      August 28, 2020 / 10:50 am

      If your gauge meets mine, you can chain 72 to make your blanket 46 inches wide. Then you can keep crocheting in rows until it is 60 inches long.

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