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


More Crochet Blanket Patterns:

Striped Crochet Blanket, Pile of Squish Blanket

4 Hour Crochet Baby Boy Blanket


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.

    • Kristi Holzwart
      October 5, 2020 / 9:31 am

      *if* your gauge matches (and that is key), you should be able to make that size with just over 4 skeins of the blanket yarn. But the two extra skeins will allow you to either be off gauge or make it larger.

  6. sandi
    September 22, 2020 / 6:55 pm

    Do you have a recommendation for a border for this blanket?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 12, 2020 / 9:01 am

      I always use a plain sc or sc back loop only border with Bernat Blanket.

  7. Pat Caldwell
    October 5, 2020 / 8:22 am

    When making any of your blankets do you crochet in the back of the stitch or through both?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 12, 2020 / 8:56 am

      If I don’t mention it specifically, then through both the loops.

  8. BK
    October 15, 2020 / 8:38 am

    Came across your site as I am looking to make a quick/fast activity blanket for my nephew…
    Beginner crocheter…and Hi from another Wisconsinite…

    Thank you for such beautiful patterns.

    • Shehnaaz
      October 15, 2020 / 9:42 am

      You are so welcome. I am glad you like my designs and that we are neighbors, yay!

  9. An
    October 20, 2020 / 8:09 am

    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.

  10. Susan
    November 24, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    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!!

    • Shehnaaz
      November 26, 2020 / 7:21 pm

      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.

  11. Keri
    December 5, 2020 / 10:23 pm

    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.

    • Shehnaaz
      December 10, 2020 / 6:55 pm

      Yes, you are right.

  12. Coral Davis
    December 11, 2020 / 7:57 pm

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

    • Shehnaaz
      December 20, 2020 / 11:15 am

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

  13. December 24, 2020 / 10:54 am

    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?

    • Shehnaaz
      December 29, 2020 / 2:28 pm

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

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