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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

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”.

 

You can pin it for later here.

 

Materials

  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.

 

Yardage

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.

 

Gauge

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.

 

Notes

  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.

 

Finishing

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.

 

 

You might also like my Textured Afghan Crochet Pattern featured on Allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com.

 

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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

Tara

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?

Shehnaaz

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?

Shehnaaz

Sunday 20th of December 2020

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

Keri

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.

Shehnaaz

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Yes, you are right.