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

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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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  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?

          • Kim
            July 3, 2019 / 6:23 pm

            according to another pattern I looked at it is: 1st row 1 sc in 3 chain from hook and every stitch across thereafter.

          • Leha
            December 8, 2019 / 10:07 pm

            Not had any problems following your directions or stitch count

      • Loredana
        April 17, 2019 / 9:36 pm

        I feel like cutting the yarn after every row leaves an excessive amount of ends to weave in. Anyone figure a way around cutting the yarn every time? This pattern is already working up beautifully!

        • Rosemary
          April 19, 2019 / 1:50 pm

          I agree, all those tails dismayed me, and I tried working them into tied tassels but it didn’t work out. However, weaving them in wasn’t as bad as I’d thought it would be and I think the fuzzy chenille will stay in place better than smoother yarn would. Nonetheless if I use this pattern again I might try using two balls of each color, one of each color on each end of the rows, so I can just drop one color and pick up the other without cutting. Then I think I could single crochet over the sides to hide the un-crocheted bits carried up over the ends of the contrasting rows. I love the look of this simple pattern and it’s a warm and cozy lap rug.

          • Loredana
            May 6, 2019 / 9:51 pm

            Thanks for your insight! I tried that but don’t think I did it right, end up with both yarn balls on the same end. 😳🤷🏻‍♀️ Oh well, the pattern worked up great, I’m weaving in the ends now! I thought about doing the tassels too! But figured I was being lazy and should weave them in for a better look! I was thinking if I work this again I would do two rows of the same color, with the second row being 3dctog instead of the 3 dc in one stitch. Regardless, this was an easy, fast and beautiful pattern!

  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.

  3. Marian
    February 3, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    Love this pattern! I didn’t any problems following your instructions. What I did get mixed up on was the time frame and yardage. So far, I have logged in a little over 6 hours and just ran out of yarn . My afghan only measures 29 X 31. I’m using Bernat Blanket yarn, not the super bulky, but it’s 220 yards. Could this be the reason why it’s so much smaller? You insight is most appreciated!
    Thanks so much!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      February 12, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      Yes, a thinner yarn will make your work grow slower. It will also take up more yards to make the same size blanket.

      • Rosemary
        April 19, 2019 / 2:14 pm

        As for me, I didn’t use a thinner yarn–I used Bernat Blanket size 6– and my test gauge seemed correct but as I progressed I might have gotten tighter, the blanket seemed to be very narrow after a few rows and 4 rows equaled only 4″, not the 5″ you say it should, so I ripped it out and started over with a chain of 78 (a multiple of three + 3 as you said). That produced a finished width of 40″ and I crocheted to a height of 40″ as well, which to me is the smallest a throw should be; only a baby blanket would be smaller than that. I wondered whether the size problem was because the instructions on the yarn wrap said use a size 11mm hook but you said use a 10, which I did; I regretted that because the smaller hook make it difficult to pull the fuzzy yarn through and my fingers ached before long. If I use this pattern again I’ll use the larger hook. In the end, I thought it needed a little something more to appear “finished” so I added tied tassels at each corner. It looks very good. Thanks for the pattern.

        • Shehnaaz
          April 19, 2019 / 2:56 pm

          Your gauge might have been different from mine. I am glad you finally figured what works for you.

  4. Jenny
    February 12, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    Oh my goodness! Love this pattern! So easy. Thank you so much!!!

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      February 12, 2019 / 8:29 pm

      Hey Jenny, I am really glad you like it. Thank you for visiting :).

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      February 15, 2019 / 5:45 pm

      Yes, absolutely!

  5. February 15, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    I have not been able to read the pattern. Do you have a tutorial? I’m a visual learner.

  6. Carol
    February 28, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    Need your assistance. You indicated you fixed the pattern, row 3, however it is row 2 that is wonky. I still have 3 stitches at the end. I really want to make this blanket, please help. Thanks!!

    • Shehnaaz
      February 28, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      Hi Carol, Row 2 stitch counts are correct. Make sure you are skipping 1 st at the beginning (the stitch after the very first st your work your turning chain in).

      • Carol
        February 28, 2019 / 9:50 pm

        Thanks, I will double check my work, obviously I did something wrong.

  7. Renee
    March 1, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    video would be great, j can’t read and follow written patterns. i am a visual learner. beautiful blanket by the way

  8. Bridget kemling
    March 17, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    Was a video posted. I need a video too.

    • Shehnaaz
      March 20, 2019 / 8:43 am

      Hi Bridget, I will post one as soon as I can and let you know.

  9. Loredana
    April 17, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    I feel like cutting the yarn after every row will leave an excessive amount of ends to weave in. Anyone find a way around this? Love the pattern though, it’s already working up beautifully!

  10. Katie
    August 31, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Hi, I’m a complete beginner and may be being daft… for row 1, should I be doing the single crochet into one loop or two loops of the chain?
    Thanks 😊

    • Shehnaaz
      August 31, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      I prefer working into 1 loop with very thick yarns.

      • Katie
        August 31, 2019 / 11:52 pm

        Thank you 😊 I was hoping you’d say that! I’ve started and restarted this blanket lots of times now trying to get it neat and it was much neater when I worked into 1 loop, but didn’t want to do it wrong.

  11. Chris
    September 4, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    How can I crochet this with out cutting yarn

  12. Lynnette
    October 2, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    Can I use worsted 4 yarn? And how should I do the pattern different if I do?

    • Shehnaaz
      October 2, 2019 / 4:16 pm

      Hi Lynnette, yes, you can. You will have to chain more to make the blanket and also use a smaller hook.

  13. martha leslie
    October 30, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    i just wanted to say thank you so much for doing the video! as a beginner to crochet, the written descriptions are intimidating to me. i watched your video a couple times and was able to pick it up very quickly, and now i’m about 1/3 of the way thru a beautiful christmas present throw blanket, i’m using a size 4 yard with 6.5mm hook, it’s very lightweight but i’m hoping still warm and pleasant for the recipient.

    • Shehnaaz
      November 1, 2019 / 12:36 pm

      Hi Martha, you are very welcome. I am glad the video was helpful.

  14. Lulu V
    December 17, 2019 / 10:17 am

    I want to work on a blanket like this for the rest of winter :)) it’s so warm and works up so fast! My friend asked me for one to gift to her elderly neighbor for Christmas, and since it’s such short notice I needed a quick pattern. Yours did not disappoint. I see more of these blankets in the future 🙂 thank you!

    • Shehnaaz
      December 17, 2019 / 11:23 am

      I’m so glad it came in handy for a quick gift. Thank you for following my blog.

  15. Kathy Donahue
    December 29, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    I want to make this blanket bigger and use all one color. If I am using an N hook and the Bernat Blanket in a soft pink. I would like it to measure 55×60. Can u tell me how many stitches I need to initially start. I love the patten and I am making this for my sister who has breast cancer. I will not be able to be with her for every treatment so I want her to feel wrapped in love. Thank you 💕.

    • Shehnaaz
      December 30, 2019 / 11:50 am

      Hi Kathy, you can chain 87 to make a blanket of 55 inches width. I wish your sister a speedy recovery. I know how hard cancer can be on the patient and their loved ones. God Bless!

      January 18, 2020 / 5:41 am

      Hello Kathy,
      My name is Judy. I love this pattern as well. L seen you were making this bigger and was curious how many balls of Bernat Blanket you used to make your blanket. Also sorry tohear about your sister having cancer. God Bless you and your family.

      Judy Kuhenbeaker

      • Lani Byrd
        April 1, 2020 / 6:48 am

        I would like to know how many balls for a bigger blanket as well.

        • Shehnaaz
          April 3, 2020 / 10:45 am

          With 2 skeins of each color, you will be able to make a 50X50 inch blanket.

  16. Marie
    January 13, 2020 / 11:43 am

    Can this pattern be worked with multicolored yarn to avoid changing colors every row? Will it still look as nice?

    • Shehnaaz
      January 13, 2020 / 11:49 am

      Yes, why not?

  17. Kimberly Prehoda
    January 18, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    I measured the blanket and the stitches are right, but the size of the blanket is off.

    • Shehnaaz
      January 20, 2020 / 1:34 pm

      Your gauge could be different than mine. Try using a different size hook.

  18. Anthony
    January 24, 2020 / 7:17 pm

    Is the video incorrect since you changed the pattern after the video was posted?

    • Shehnaaz
      January 28, 2020 / 4:15 pm

      No, the video was shot much much later. The video is correct.

  19. Jessica
    February 8, 2020 / 5:28 am

    How do I adjust this pattern for a smaller yarn size?

    • Shehnaaz
      February 9, 2020 / 10:56 am

      Make a gauge swatch and calculate the number of chains for your blanket. The pattern tells you the multiple for your foundation ch.

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