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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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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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Mary Prance

Monday 20th of March 2023

This is my first time working with super bulky yarn, and it’s a great pattern for that. As a beginner and senior citizen, though, my best time on a row after I’ve done several is14 minutes, so it will take me much longer than 3 hours to complete. I also concur with other commenters that all the end pieces bother me. I’ve been wishing I had done 2 rows of each color, but I’m going to try to make tassels instead.


Monday 6th of March 2023

G Ball, The Ch3 at the beginning of Row 2 is "stitch 1". Skip next stitch, "stitch 2", begin DC group in next stitch, "Stitch 3". Then Skip 2 stitches, begin DC group in next stitch.

Note: In row 3 and on..... counting changes to counting "DC"s, NOT stitches. Basically. the group of 3 DC is placed in the second DC of group below it. Good Luck !!


Sunday 5th of March 2023

Can I use one skein color to make this 37x36 inc blanket?

Barb Perry

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Easy weekend crochet project. I increased the size to make a throw for my husband. He loves it.

Sharon Duris

Thursday 13th of January 2022

Row 3 should state skip 2 double crochet stitches, then do 3 double crochets in next stitch which is the middle of the 3 double crochet cluster. If you don't want to have to weave in as tails, change the color after working 2 rows of the same color instead of changing each row, or use a variegated yarn and you won't need to change colors.