A collage of four different crochet circle blanket patterns with varying colors and designs, one featuring a baby lying on top.

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Do you know my motto for today? Crochet circle blankets make the world go round! Do you agree?

Round crochet blankets or circle baby blankets are surely a great way to get rid of unused stashes of yarn. Why? Well, because as you work your way from the center, you can start with much shorter lengths of yarn.

But, and it’s a big but, there is so much more to love them for! They are much better suited to spaces that are more square than rectangular. They also add a flowing, natural look to modern, straight-edged interiors and soften hard edges. Of course, the possibilities of modifying them are endless, so you can really express yourself through such projects.

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How to Crochet a Round Blanket – a Step by Step Tutorial

There are plenty of methods to start a round blanket. Here I pick the easiest one – a granny round blanket based on basic crochet stitches (frankly speaking you need only one – a double crochet). As granny squares are usually full of colors, you can use this method to make a granny mandala for a wall hanger, circle for a bag, or decorate a round stool.

A colorful crochet circle blanket with a step-by-step guide showing the progress from yarn skeins to the finished product.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Yarn: The color and type are your preference, but for beginners, a medium-weight yarn is suggested.
  • Crochet Hook: Pick a size suitable for your yarn choice. Check yarn labels for hook size recommendations.
  • Stitch Marker: To keep track of your rounds.
  • Scissors: For cutting the yarn at the end.
  • Tapestry Needle: For weaving in ends.

Abbreviations:

Step 1: Start with a Ring

Start with:

  • a Magic Ring: This is a popular method because it allows the center to be pulled tight, leaving no hole; alternatively:
  • Chain Method: Chain 4 and then slip stitch into the first chain to create a circle.

A close-up of a loop of yarn on a golden crochet hook against a white background, showcasing the beginning stages of round blankets crochet patterns.

I started with a magic ring.

Step 2: First Round

  • Begin with a set of 3 chain stitches (counts as your first double crochet). If you are a beginner, use a stitch marker to mark a top chain of chain 3 you just made at the beginning of this and following round. This will make everything easier at the end of the round(s)!
  • Crochet 1 double crochets (dc) into the center of the circle. Chain 1.
  • *2 dc, ch 1* – repeat 4 more times.  Sp st into the top chain of the starting ch 3.

step 2

At the end of the round you have 6 2dc’s separated by 1 ch.

Step 3: Second Round

 

  • Next, join the next color with a sl st into a 1ch space. Ch 3 (counts as your first dc). 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1 into the same space. *2dc, ch1, 2dc , ch 1*  repeat into each ch 1 space from the previous round. At the end of the round you have 12 2dc’s separated by ch1.
  • Slip stitch to join into the top chain of the starting ch 3.

Crochet work in progress with yellow yarn and an orange round blanket, a crochet hook, and a stitch marker on a wooden surface.

Step 4: Third Round

 

  • Subsequently, join the next color with a sl st into a 1ch space. Ch 3 (counts as your first dc). 2 dc, ch 1.
  • *(3 dc, ch 1)* 11 times into the each space. (12 3dc’s clusters in total).
  • Sp st into the top chain of the starting ch 3.

Multicolored round blankets crochet work in progress with a gold crochet hook.

Step 5: Fourth Round

 

  • Following the previous round, join the next color with a sl st into a 1ch space. Ch 3 (counts as your first dc). 2 dc, ch 1.
  • *(3 dc, ch 1)* 11 times into the each space. (12 3dc’s clusters in total).
  • Sp st into the top chain of the starting ch 3.

Crocheted floral motif in progress with green, orange, and cream yarn for round blankets crochet patterns, alongside a crochet hook.

Step 6: Fifth Round

 

  • Join the next color with a sl st into a 1ch space. Ch 3 (counts as your first dc). 2 dc, ch 1. 3 dc into the same space. ch 1.
  • *(3 dc, ch1 into the next space, 3 dc, ch1, 3 dc, ch1 into the following space)* – repeat to the end of the round, increasing every second space.
  • Sp st into the top chain of the starting ch 3.

Handmade round crochet coasters with colorful flower patterns displayed on a wooden surface.

Step 7: Sixth Round

 

  • repeat round 3.

Step 8: Seventh Round

 

  • repeat round 4.
Colorful crocheted granny circle in a starburst pattern displayed on a white wooden surface.
Circle granny blanket after 7 rounds

Next steps:

 

Continue with the 5th round (increasing) and 3rd and 4th (regular granny) rounds. Increasing rounds give a spiky octagon shape, which is then rounded off with the regular rounds. Therefore, plan to finish off your work with two consecutive regular granny rounds.

A step-by-step visual guide to creating a colorful crochet circle blanket with a free tutorial.

Mesmerizing Crochet Circle Blankets with Free Patterns

As I said, a granny round blanket is only one of the multiple possibilities. Here are other my favorite crochet patterns for blankets definitely worth to try:

Lotus Flower Baby Blanket

Have you seen the Lotus Flower Blanket from Hooked by Robin before? You must have, this crochet circle blanket is almost legendary! I certainly understand why, especially when we look at this beautiful version by Paige. The author evidently has an exceptional taste for colors, right?

Colorful lotus flower patterned crochet circle blanket displayed on a surface with a crochet tutorial label.

The original pattern is available on By Robin here:

Springville Circle Baby Afghan

More info is on Ravelry here. Info on this version by trnpg13 and the photos are on Ravelry here.

Springville Crochet Circle Blanket for a Baby

Pastel colors and simple stitching, what a lovely idea! Sometimes the classic is the best choice, right? This crochet circle blanket pattern by Lion Brand Yarn surely proves that. Every parent who is redecorating a nursery or looking for a stroller blanket should give it a go.

Infant on a handmade crochet circle blanket with the text "Springville Circle Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Tutorial.

The original pattern and the photos are available on Lion Brand here:

Springville Circle Baby Afghan

More info is on Ravelry here.

Griswold Afghan

What do I love the most about this crochet pattern for a round blanket? Firstly, it’s by Lion Brand Yarn, so it must be awesome to begin with. Secondly, just look at this delicious mix of bright, juicy colors!

And the circular motif? It is so hypnotizing!
A colorful, crochet circle blanket with a free pattern and tutorial by lion brand yarn.

The original pattern and the photos are available on Lion Brand here:

Griswold Afghan

More info is on Ravelry here.

No Wool Left Behind 

The No Wool Left Behind blanket is a great example of the combination of the above characteristics. It’s a beautiful, densely stitched round crochet blanket with a lovely crenelated edge. It will let you deal with the pesky too-short-to-use but too-long-to-throw-out lengths of yarn that always seem to accumulate. It’s a great comfort that you can crochet big, beautiful projects without having to run to the yarn store every 20 minutes.
Skills:  Easy    Designer: Johanna Lindahl
Colorful crochet circle blanket displayed on a chair with text overlay: "no wool left behind blanket - free crochet tutorial. Pattern and photo: Johanna Lindahl.

The original pattern and the photos are available on Mijo Crochet here:

No Wool Left Behind

Spin Me Around Throw

This is a hypnotic and mesmerizing crochet circle blanket that works up very rapidly and comprises a simple, iterating pattern that advances as rows are added and increases as you go. The size is arbitrary, from about a foot across, all the way to a bedspread or larger.

The original pattern and the photos are available on Ravelry here:

Circular crochet blanket with spiral pattern in shades of purple and grey.

Spin Me Around

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3 Comments

  1. These patterns are really stunning.

  2. Love them! Send me the yarn!!! HAHA

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