Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket (Afghan)


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Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket Tutorial

My guest bedroom winter blanket was really old and thread worn so I decided to make this handmade crocheted blanket to replace it. Handmade items make my home feel warm and cozy.

Watch this video tutorial and read on to learn how to crochet a bed blanket. You will find the free pattern below. It's such an easy crochet pattern that even someone learning to crochet can make it.

Are you interested in other free blanket patterns? Our Afghan, Throw and Blanket Patterns page has many projects you can crochet.



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The first thing I had to decide was what type of yarn to use to make the blanket. So, off to the store.

At the store I discovered blanket yarn. Oh, my goodness, it is a super bulky and soft yarn. This cozy chenille-style yarn would be incredibly warm and was exactly the product I wanted to make a comfy blanket for the guest room.

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Designing a pattern was the next step. I wanted a simple pattern that would work up quickly while I relaxed, crocheted and watched my favorite television shows. After working with the yarn and making a few samples design swatches, I decided on a half double crochet stitch and by crocheting only in the back loop, the pattern had a gorgeous textural element.

The free pattern below is for a double-size bed blanket. You can make this blanket in different sizes, from a baby blanket to a king-size bed blanket, just by increasing or decreasing the number of foundation chains.

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket on Bed view 2

Easy & Soft Crocheted Blanket for Double Bed

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Pattern Stitches:

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket on Chair

INSTRUCTIONS :

Ch 133

ROW 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row, ch2, turn.

ROW 2: hdc in back loop of each stitch across the row until the ch 2, hdc under both loops of the ch2, ch2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until the blanket is desired length.

Weave in the yarn ends.

Here are the instructions with pictures:

ch 133

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - Foundation Chain
The Foundation Chain

ROW 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row, ch2, turn.

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - 3rd Starting Chain
3rd Chain from the Hook
Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - First Half Double Crochet
Loops on Hook for Half Double Crochet
Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - Half Double Crochet Finished
A Finished Half Double Crochet

ROW 2: hdc in back loop of each stitch across the row until the ch 2, hdc under both loops of the ch2, ch2, turn.

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - Insert Into Chain
At end of row, inserting hook under both loops of the end chain 2

Repeat row 2 until the blanket is desired length.

Weave in the yarn ends with a tapestry needle.

Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket - Weave in Ends
Weaving in the Yarn Ends

I am so delighted with the way the blanket looks on the bed. My guest will be warm and comfy in cold winter weather. Easy and Soft Crocheted Blanket on Bed

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