Free Crochet Blanket Pattern, 3 Hour Afghan


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.







You can work from the written pattern below or purchase an Ad-free PDF copy for $1.99 here.

You can pin it for later here.



  1. Super Bulky(size 6) Yarn. Bernat Blanket Yarn in colors Vintage White and Dark Grey was 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.


You might also like my Knit-Look chunky blanket found here. 




  1. G Ball
    October 30, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I’m having trouble getting stitch count to work. 57 chain, then 56 single crochet got tha. I can’t get the first double crochet row (row 2) to work out correctly. If I skip correctly at the beginning, I have too many stitches at the end or skip two at at the beginning not enough stiches at the end. I have counted and recounted stitches. Started over numerous time. What am I doing wrong? Help!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      October 30, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      You only skip 1 st after the first dc and before the last dc. You will skip 2 in the rest of the repeats. I think you must be going wrong with the first or the last skipping 1.

      • G Ball
        October 30, 2018 / 2:20 pm

        I don’t think that’s it. Skip 1 at beginning have 3 spaces at end not 2.

      • G ball
        October 30, 2018 / 2:24 pm

        I did skip 1 at beginning. That left too many at the end. That’s were the issue is. And I’ve counted and recounted all stitches. Started over and recounted. Still not working out.

        • Crochet_Dreamz
          October 30, 2018 / 6:37 pm

          I double checked the stitch counts and it seems to add up. Are you counting the ch1 as a st?

  2. December 11, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I can’t get the pattern to work either. It is so simple, but I have worked hours on it. I get through Row 2. Would you please work the pattern and check that it is written correctly?

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      December 11, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      I have rechecked and there seems to be no error in the pattern. Is your stitch count at the end of Round 2 correct? Are you trying to make a bigger blanket? What is your initial chain?

      • Crochet_Dreamz
        December 12, 2018 / 10:52 am

        I just figured what was wrong and edited Row 3. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I had to make my tester take a second look.

        • Jennifer
          December 12, 2018 / 1:51 pm

          I have 3 stitches at the end on row 2. What do I need to fix it? I see others have same issue.

          • Crochet_Dreamz
            December 12, 2018 / 2:27 pm

            See if you skipped 1 st instead of 2 in any of the repeats.

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