A collection of crocheted afghans and blankets showcasing diverse crochet blanket patterns.

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Looking for the perfect blanket pattern? We’ve got you covered. In this article, you’ll find top crochet patterns that inspire your creativity. 

Looking for the perfect blanket pattern? We’ve got you covered. In this article, you’ll find top crochet patterns that inspire your creativity. 

Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

Crocheting a blanket doesn’t have to be hard, or frustrating. It all depends on the type of crochet pattern you choose! It’s good to be ambitious, but having fun is the best teacher.

To start, learn Everything You Need to Know About Crochet Blankets.

If you are just starting out with crochet blanket patterns, choose the simplest ones! They might seem boring at first, but you can always spice them up with colors. 

The easiest blanket patterns include:

  • Basic stitches blankets (single crochet, double crochet, etc)
  • Granny stitch blankets
  • Chunky blankets

The hardest blanket patterns include:

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The Best Supplies for Crochet Blankets

Make sure you are using the right accessories when trying to crochet a blanket. If you need help, check the crochet blanket size chart to see which will be the best for you. 

To start you will need:

  • yarn
  • crochet hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle (optional for weaving in ends)

Remember that the size of the hook must correspond with the weight of the yarn, otherwise, your project won’t look right. Learn more about crochet hook sizes and how to choose them: Crochet Hook Sizes Chart and Comparison.

Tips for Crocheting Blankets

Crochet blanket patterns may be scary, so it’s good to learn how to read written patterns and how to read diagrams. It will definitely help you understand the instructions.

Other than that, make sure to read all the tips the designer includes in the pattern notes. These may regard the process, the tools, or the finishing.

It’s good to make a gauge swatch before starting, especially if you plan on changing the size of the blanket. No matter if you are making a receiving blanket, throw blanket, or crib blanket, you can use basic crochet stitches.

Every beginner crocheter should check crochet baby blanket sizes if they are going to make baby shower gifts. If you plan on crocheting a bedspread, check mattress sizes first, and then look for the right free crochet blankets.

Explore more tricks in our article called 5 Best Crochet Hacks.

Crochet Blanket and Afghan Patterns

1. Granny Stripe Blanket

Classic granny stripe stitch is always a good idea because it works up fast and is simply timeless. There are endless possibilities regarding colors and yarn types you can use, so follow your heart. 

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Download the original pattern directly from ravelry.com.

2. Sunburst Granny Square Blanket

Sunburst square is a variation of a simple granny square, but it resembles a flower much more than the original. This lovely motif works great as a building block for baby blankets and big throws. In the photo, you can see Chitweed’s colorful version that makes use of multicolored artisan yarns. 

Sunburst Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern

Go to the pattern: Sunburst Granny Square on makeanddocrew.com. More info about Chitweec’s project is on ravelry.com.

3. Rainbow Nostromo

If you are looking for a truly outstanding design, you can be sure that this blanket will make people talk! Nostromo blanket plays with geometric forms and optical illusions, so be intentional with color choices for this one. Eetansk’s version pictured below is vibrant and eye-catching.

rainbow-colored crochet blanket with optical illusion motif

The full article about this pattern is here: Nostromo. More info about the project is here.

4. Cats Afghan

Classic cat patterns will never be a miss, especially if you like fun projects and/or cats! It’s a great opportunity to practice tapestry crochet, so choose your favorite colors and start making your own. Cats afghan is adjustable, so you will be able to easily make it into a baby blanket if needed.

crochet blanket with cat head pattern

Go to the pattern: Cats Afghan, or read more here.

5. Around the World Granny Square Blanket

Little crochet squares are perfect building blocks for bigger projects because they work like pixels. You can combine them to create geometric patterns, optical illusions, or illustrations. This granny square blanket features concentric squares in mesmerizing colors – stunning!

bedspread in shades of blue and violet made with little crochet squares

Download this pattern directly from ravelry.com.

6. Boho Puff Stripes Blanket

Textured stripes are enough to make this simple blanket interesting because it’s all in the details! A lovely shade of dusty rose is a perfect choice for girls or boys. If you don’t want to play with complicated borders or edgings, try adding simple fringe to the sides of the blanket.

dusty rose blanket with bobble stripes

The full article about this pattern is here: Boho Puff Stripes Blanket

7. Melanie’s Mandala Baby Blanket

If you want to make something different, try a mandala baby blanket! It’s worked in the round and features stunning motifs. Melanie’s version is the yummiest combination of dusty pinks and dusty mints, so keep this palette in mind for future projects. 

pink and mint colored circular blanket

The original pattern and the photos are available at Ravelry: Melanie’s Mandala Baby Blanket

8. Stardust Melodies Stashbusting Blanket

Make your square blanket pattern a little bit more interesting with Stardust Melodies! This project features an array of beautiful afghan blocks, each of which has a different texture. Making them one by one will be fun and you can use up leftover yarns to make your stash lighter.

crochet blanket made with squares in shades of grey

Find all of the squares for Stardust Melodies on everytrickonthehook.com and ravelry.com.

9. Heart Bobble Blanket

Painting with bobbles is a great way to spruce up a simple square pattern! Easy motifs, like hearts, will look cute and don’t require any special skills. All you need to know is how to crochet bobble stitch – the rest is all about its placement.

squares with bobble hearts in shades of pink

The original pattern is available at Ravelry: Popcorn Heart Blanket. More info about the project is here.

10. Bahama Blanket

Have you ever tried tunisian crochet? If not, this is a great crochet pattern to practice it! Toni’s blanket combines this lovely technique with chevron and multicolored yarn so that it’s truly spectacular! A Bahama blanket will be your perfect choice for chilly evenings.

closeup of tunisian crochet blanket with chevron pattern

The original pattern and the photos are available at TLYC Blog: Bahama Blanket

11. Elements CAL1

Join Crochet-A-Longs to make crocheting even more fun than it already is! Working with fellow crocheters, comparing the effects, monitoring progress… and making friends! Elements CAL is an intricate blanket made with crochet blocks – see below how great they could look.

crochet afghan square with geometric pattern

Find this free crochet pattern on hooksandyarn.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com. This version is by Little Stories Studio and you can see it on ravelry.com.

12. Beautiful Shell Blanket

This classic shell stitch blanket has won the hearts of crocheters from all around the world. It looks lovely and working on it is truly meditative. As you can see below, Jean’s version features stunning ombre yarn in shades of cream and blue.

square crochet blanket with shell stitch

The full article about the pattern is available on Ravelry More info about this project is here.

13. Shell Baby Blanket

Shells worked in rows transform simple blankets into works of art – just look at this texture! Once again the combination of white and shades of green creates a palette reminiscent of seafoam. As you can see, SassyGinger’s version is nicely finished with a very simple but neat edging.

green and white baby blanket with shell stitches

The full article about this pattern is here:  Shell Baby Blanket

14. 8 Petal African Flower Square

Are you a fan of crochet flowers? Great, then why not enclose it in a crochet square? African flower motif with eight petals is a perfect choice for that because it nicely fits into it. You can use such squares as coasters, or join them to make a blanket or crochet pillow.

colorful crochet flowers with eight petals

The full article about this pattern is here: African Flower with 8 petals. photo source: Instagram

15. Spirals Throw

This crochet blanket is something else, isn’t it? Marilyn’s design features panels with spiral motifs, which consist of two colors – blue and white. Working on this blanket will be an adventure, so grab your crochet hook, choose your favorite colors, and start today!

crochet blanket in white and blue with spiral motif

Go to the pattern: Spirals Throw Free Crochet Pattern

16. Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

If there’s a more iconic modern crochet blanket pattern than this one, I don’t know which is it. Jeanne’s design has thousands of versions, as well as some modified ones. A simple chevron pattern with bobble detail is cute, timeless, and versatile, so be sure to try it.

chevron style blanket with bobbles in shades of blue, yellow and white

The original pattern and the photos are available at The Crochet Crowd Blog:

Hugs and Kisses Baby Blanket

More info about project on Instagram.

17. Lilliana Snow Queen

Intricate big throws don’t have to be colorful, and this version of Lilliana Blanket is a great example. When it’s made entirely with neutral colors, the focus is on textures. The bottom photo inspires us to use it as a decorative bedspread, but snuggling under it will be a treat as well.

cream crochet throw with textural stitches

The full article about this pattern is here: Lilliana Blanket

18. Grace Blanket

An elegant square blanket like this will be either an heirloom piece or a special gift. Patterns like this one will work great with ombre or multicolored yarns because the shades will flow from the center out. If you want, choose your own color sequence and crochet each panel with a different hue.

square blanket in ombre colorway with bobble details

The original pattern and the photos are available on Ravelry: Grace Blanket

19. Pastel Feather and Fan Blanket

Ripple stitches come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is truly spectacular. Delicate openwork at the bottom of each “valley” adds character and style to the whole project. The next step is the choice of colors, and you can’t go wrong with pastel shades and neutrals.

ripple stitch blanket in pastel colors

The full article about this pattern is here: Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

more info about project photographed at Instagram.

20. Beautiful Shell Blanket

This blanket is a great example of how easy it is to modify a pattern. Beautiful Shells Blanket is a continuous shell stitch in the round, but here the motif is enclosed in a square. By using the colors in a particular sequence (dark to light), the author created squares that have a lot of depth.

crochet blanket with shell stitch in white and blue

The full article about the pattern is available on Ravelry. More info about frank.and.rosie’s project photographed here.

21. Victorian Lattice Square in Violet

This lacy square is elegant and timeless! Shades of violet, pink, and grey complement each other beautifully, but it’s the white join that ties it all together. There are many versions of this classic pattern, so choose the colorways you like best or make your own from scratch.

lacy crochet squares in violet, pink and grey

The full article about this pattern is here: Victorian Lattice Square

Photo source

22. Emma’s Throw

Lacy squares work great as the building blocks of blankets because they bring a romantic vibe. It’s also much easier to work with single elements than a big blanket, especially toward the end of the process. Once you’ve got your squares ready, join them with a simple or decorative stitch.

colorful lacy crochet squares

Go to the pattern: Emma’s Throw. More info about the projects: Martin Up North.

23. Northern Diamond Square Blanket

When you look closely enough, you will see two patterns on top of each other. One consists of colorful squares and the other of white circles. It’s made possible with the clever use of post stitches! Learn something new with us today and check out this crochet pattern.

blanket made with colorful squares

Find this pattern on ravelry.com, or read more about this particular project on instagram.com.

24. Honeybee Hexagons

Making little hexagons can be calming, especially if you decide to use up any leftover yarn to make them. Each one is a little bit different, but when you combine them in one big throw, it will all make sense. Sandra’s blanket is inspired by spring colors – shades of pink with pops of green and yellow.

light rose blanket made with little crochet hexagons

The full article about this pattern is here: Honeybee Hexagons

25. The Kaleidoscope Blanket

Colors and optical illusions – that’s what I like! This amazing project consists of various geometric shapes, such as squares, triangles, and octagons. They all come together in the end. If you introduce black to vivid hues, you will end up with a striking stained glass effect.

 kaleidoscope style crochet blanket in stained-glass colors

The full article about this pattern is here: The Kaleidoscope Blanket. More info about Dragonbird’s project you can find here.

More Easy Crochet Patterns

Here are a few more crochet blanket patterns that you may be interested in reading next.



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