3.5 Hour Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

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This crochet blanket is a super quick project perfect for beginners. As the name suggests, it took me only 3.5 hours to make this blanket.





The blanket is squishy and really warm with tightly woven fabric with no holes. Perfect for a winter baby, isn’t it?



The stitch pattern used is a simple variation of the Griddle stitch which gives it a subtle yet nice texture. It takes your simple striped blanket to the next level.





I used the waistcoat stitch to give the border a knit look. If you like your border wider, you can add one more round to your border and make the knit-look more prominent.


Free Crochet Blanket 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. Bernat Baby Blanket in colors Lemon Lime, White, and Baby Lilac. It is a size 6 Super Bulky chenille yarn.

2. Size N/P(10mm) crochet hook.

3. Yarn needle with a big eye to weave in the ends.

Finished Size

36 inches wide and 37 inches long including the border.



It took me one skein of each color. 180 yards of the colors Lemon Lime and Baby Lilac and 210 yards of the white to be precise.


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms

ch- chain


sc- single crochet

dc-double crochet

wc- waistcoat stitch


Stitch Explanations

Waistcoat stitch(wc): This stitch is used only for the border. Waistcoat stitch is worked just like a sc except for the spot you insert your hook.


To work a waistcoat st(wc), insert your hook into the post of a sc st, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on your hook.


6-1/2 sc sts= 4 inches


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Crochet Pattern

Pattern Notes

1. You do not fasten off after each color change but just drop the yarn to pick up later. The yarn will be loosely carried along the side of your work and will get concealed when you add the border.


2. You change colors every 2 rows.


3. For the sake of convenience, we will call the colors purple, green, and white.


4. To join a new color at the end of a sc row, start working the last sc of the row as usual and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color to make a seamless join.


5. You will have 3 skeins attached to your work at a time. To make sure your yarn does not tangle, every time you join a new color, bring it to your left and over the other two colors. 



With Purple color yarn, ch 57 to start. You can chain any multiple of 2+1 to start if you want to make your blanket wider.


Row 1: 1 sc in 4th ch from hook(3 skipped chs count as a dc), 1 dc in next ch, *(1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch), repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.——-55 sts


Row 2: Ch 1(does not counts as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to end, join green color while working the last sc on top of beg ch-3, turn.——–55sts


Row 3: Ch 3 with the green color joined (ch 3 counts as a dc), *(1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.——55sts


Row 4: Ch 1(does not counts as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to end, join white color while working the last sc on top of beg ch-3, turn.——55sts


Row 5: Ch 3 with the white color joined (ch 3 counts as a dc), *(1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * to end, turn.——55sts


Row 6: Ch 1(does not counts as a st), 1 sc in first st and each st across to end, join the dropped purple color back while working the last sc on top of beg ch-3, turn.——55sts


Keep repeating Rows 5 and 6 changing colors at the end of every repeat of Row 6. You will continue in the order purple, green, white until you have a total of 26 stripes and you end in a green stripe.


At the end of the last green stripe join back the white color for the border but DON NOT TURN. Fasten off the other two colors.



1. Both the rounds of the border are worked on the Right Side of your blanket which is textured.


2. Waistcoat stitch(wc) is recommended for the second round of the border( see Stitch Explanation), but you are free to use regular single crochet in its place.


Round 1: Ch 1 at the corner and evenly distribute sc sts along the row ends on the left side of your blanket while taking care to work over the yarn carried along this side. I worked 2 sc sts across each stripe.


When you reach the next corner, work 3 sc into the corner to help you turn, work 1 sc in each of the free loops of the foundation ch until you reach the next corner.


Continue to work sc sts all around your blanket working 3 sc into each of the corners. When you reach back near the corner you started, 3 sc in the corner, sl st to first sc. Do not turn. 


Round 2: Ch 1, *(1 wc in each st across to the next corner, 2 wc into each st on either side of the corner), repeat until you go all around your blanket, skip the beginning ch and sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.


Finishing the Blanket

Weave in any tails left.


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  1. Jyothi krishnan
    August 14, 2020 / 6:55 am

    Beautiful blanket. Can’t wait to start. Will start after buying wool. Can’t go out because of covid 19. Once it is clear will start doing it.
    Thank you and regards.

    • Shehnaaz
      August 14, 2020 / 11:16 am

      Thank you so much. I am so glad you like the crochet blanket.

  2. Vonette
    August 14, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    So pretty. I would like to make it larger, could you please tell me how to figure the correct number of stitches to make it larger. (Ex. multiple of 2 plus one) Thanks for sharing with us.

    • Shehnaaz
      August 14, 2020 / 1:28 pm

      You can multiply 1.625 by the number of inches you want your final blanket to be. The border will add another 2 inches to the width. So take that into account too.

  3. Karen Nettles Darrough
    September 30, 2020 / 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the free awesome pattern! I made this for my great niece and it did not disappoint and was super easy. Wanted to post a picture but didn’t see where I could. Thanks again!

  4. Precious beautyj
    November 4, 2020 / 11:40 pm

    Love this blanket, will there be a tutorial for it?

    • Shehnaaz
      November 11, 2020 / 8:24 am

      When I find time :).

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