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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.


Free crochet blanket pattern finished in gray and cream color


3 Hour Crochet Blanket displayed on a chair


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.


Closeup of Blanket made from Bernat Blanket Yarn Pattern




Folded Blanket showing heart shaped stitches


Crochet Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 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


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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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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.


Saturday 5th of December 2020

Beginner here, what does sk the next dc mean at the beginning of row 3? I'm assuming that means, skip the next double crochet...but I don't understand what that's telling me to do.


Thursday 10th of December 2020

Yes, you are right.


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hi, I'm having trouble making my first row chain 36 inches. Any suggestions? I've had trouble finding the right size needle also. The largest i have is 8 mm. Should I redo the chain till I can get it to 36 inches or add chain stitches to make it 36 inches? Thank you!!


Thursday 26th of November 2020

You can do either way, but if your stitches are turning out tight with the smaller hook, you might want to consider working with a loose gauge.


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Thank you for your great video and instructions. As a fairly new “chrocheter” I get very frustrated with videos that go so fast I can’t tell what’s even being done. (I’m a visual learner😊) your video was perfect and your instructions were clear. Can’t wait to try this blanket.