Simple Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern – Free Pattern for Beginners

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Spruce up your home for the holidays (and year-round) with this beginner-friendly simple crochet throw blanket pattern. This quick and easy free modern crochet blanket pattern is accessible to beginners because it is crocheted using a one-stitch repeat. The Holiday Snuggles Throw Blanket pattern also includes a step-by-step video tutorial.

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When we need to relax and unwind, it’s hard to beat a one-stitch repeat crochet pattern that can be done while we binge our latest favourite shows. When I sat down to design my latest free crochet pattern, I wanted to create a crochet throw blanket that would be a festive, christmas throw but one that could also be used all year long. I used a deep red and white combo that is both seasonally appropriate but is perfectly acceptable to keep out once you put all the holiday decor away.

This modern crochet throw uses a a super bulky (6) weight yarn called Baby Snuggle Solids from Hobbii Yarns. This is a velvet-style yarn that is surprisingly light but still warm and cozy. This throw blanket works up quickly and is a delight to make and use. To be honest, I had planned to gift this blanket but I loved it so much I kept it. I know, I know, that’s terrible but I’m making another one to gift. I promise I’ll give that one away.

The Perfect Crochet Blanket for Beginners

I designed this simple crochet throw blanket pattern to be perfect for beginners. Using basic crochet stitches like Double Crochet and Front and Back Post Crochet stitches, this blanket works up quickly. I designed and crocheted this blanket in only 3 days.

Even if you aren’t a beginner crocheter, I think crocheters of all levels will enjoy making this soft and snuggly velvet crochet blanket.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops which includes a printable pattern cheat sheet/checklist to help keep you on track.

modern crochet afghan made with velvet yarn and this simple crochet throw blanket pattern on a chair

What type of yarn should I use for my crochet throw blanket?

For this pattern, I used Baby Snuggle Solids from Hobbii Yarns. It’s a size 6 Super Bulky weight yarn. The yarn is incredibly soft and crochets up quickly. Because it is a velvet-style yarn, I recommend leaving tails longer than you normally would to account for any potential fraying.

The Baby Snuggle Solids line comes in 37 different colors, so there are lots of great colour combinations to choose from. Shop Baby Snuggles yarn on the Hobbii Yarns website.

If you decide to use a different yarn for your crochet throw blanket, make sure to take the time to check your gauge. If you’re not particularly concerned with the size of your finished crochet blanket, then you can skip this step but it may result in you using more yarn than I have indicated.

If you decide to give this simple crochet throw blanket pattern a try, I would love to see your finished project! Share your project on social media by tagging me or using the hashtag #theloopylamb for a chance to be featured.

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Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this simple crochet throw blanket pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

close up of a daschund puppy on a crochet christmas afghan
One of my Mom’s puppies loved this blanket and had a little nap on it.

Skill Level:

  • Beginner


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

Special Stitches:

  • Crossed Double Crochet: Skip the first ST and work 1 DC in the next ST.  Working in front of the last DC just created, DC in the skipped ST.


Finished Size:

  • Approx. 38” wide x 50” tall

Gauge:

  • Approx. 11 sts x 5 rows = 4 inches

NOTES:           

  • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

  • CH 2s at the beginning of each row count as the first ST.

  • Colour changes are done using the last YO of the last ST of the Row

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed for the project and the size of your project. 

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops which includes a printable pattern cheat sheet/checklist to help keep you on track.

Simple Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern – The Holiday Snuggles Throw Blanket

red and white striped blanket made with this free simple crochet throw blanket pattern

Check out my step-by-step tutorial for this simple crochet throw blanket pattern:

Using Colour A, CH 104.

Row 1:  DC in the 4th CH (skipped 3 CHs count as first ST) from the hook and each ST across (102)


Row 2:  CH 2 and turn.  *FPDC around the first St, BPDC around the next ST, repeat
from * across, DC in the top of the CH 3 from Row 1.


Row 3:  CH 2 and turn.  CrDC across to last ST, DC in top of turning CH.

Rows 4 – 7:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 8:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 9 – 10:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 11 – 14:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 15 – 16:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Rows 17 – 18:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 19 – 20:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 21:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 22 – 23:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 24:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 25 – 32:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Rows 33 – 38:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 39 – 46:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 47:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 48 – 49:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 50:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 51 – 52:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Rows 53 – 54:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 55 – 56:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Rows 57 – 60:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 61 – 62:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour B
Row 63:  Repeat Row 3.

Change to Colour A
Rows 64 – 68:  Repeat Row 3.

Row 69: CH 2 and turn.  DC in the 2nd ST and each ST across.

Row 70: Repeat Row 2.

FO and weave in ends.

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