Beginner Crochet Blanket

Practice your crochet skills with a simple, repetitive blanket you can enjoy all winter long.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 48″ wide; 65″ long

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re brand new to crochet and looking for a first project, our beginner crochet blanket is a great place to start. Especially if you’re not a scarf or headband person. A blanket is a practical way to practice your skills because your family can use it for many years to come.

With this project you’ll get to practice fundamental crochet skills; the chain stitch to start the project and single crochets throughout. Mastering these two stitches is a must for any crocheter and they’re nice and easy to keep you engaged. You’ll also learn how to add a new color of yarn to the project to create stripes, a little technique that keeps big projects like this a little more interesting.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our beginner crochet blanket step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 1,700 yds; Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Color A: Wheat; approx 950 yds
  • Color B: Petrol Blue; approx 750 yds
  • 15 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


  • Ch Chain
  • Cont Continue
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
beginner crochet blanket
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

48″ wide; 65″ long

Gauge

6 sts and 7 rows = 4″ worked in sc

Additional Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.

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the pattern

Written Instructions


Row 1: With color A, ch 75. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. Ch 1 and turn.(74 sts)

Row 2: 1 sc in first st. 1 sc in each rem st. (74 sts)

Repeat: Rep last row 11 more times. Break color A and add Color B in last st of row 13.

Cont with row 2 as repeat for entire pattern. Stripe pattern is as follows:

  • 13 rows color A
  • 13 rows color B
  • 13 rows color A
  • 13 rows color B
  • 13 rows color A
  • 13 rows color B
  • 13 rows color A
  • 13 rows color B
  • 13 rows color A

Weave in ends in their respective color sections with a yarn needle.


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