Learning how to crochet a blanket will always be part of a crocheters life, whether they’re just starting out or they’ve been crocheting for years. Crocheted blankets are a staple for many of those who have picked up a hook. From large crocheted afghans, to round blankets, lapghans and even little blankies for babies, handmade crochet afghans will always hold a special place in a crocheter’s heart. If you don’t already know how to crochet a blanket then you must learn because it really is a fabulous sense of accomplishment when you see the finished product. Crochet afghans can even set the tone of a room if you use bright crochet colors to make the room “pop”. This roundup is for all those who love crocheted afghans or who would love to know how to crochet a blanket!
How to Crochet a Blanket with 8 Crochet Afghan Patterns
- Zebra Blanket by Lorene Eppolite from Cre8tion Crochet – The animal print is great for any little boy or little girl. Choose a crochet color that fits best for the crocheted edging and flower. If the crocheted flower doesn’t suit your needs, you can easily replace it with an applique.
- Berry Season Blanket by Jennifer Dickerson from Fiber Flux – This fabulous crochet design represents all the berries that are currently in season, showing off the different shades of pinks and purples. The design is crocheted in rounds in an easy-to-follow granny square.
- Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan by Tamara Kelly from Moogly – The bobble stitch is worked throughout this afghan which gives the appearance of a three-dimensional blanket. Seven crochet colors are used, but you can get creative and use however many colors you wish to make it your own.
- Crochet Circles Throw by Leslie Stahlhut from Red Heart – The beauty of this afghan is exquisite. The unusual way of joining the squares together results in a raised look, making this crochet design one of a kind. The throw measures 50” x 50”, but you can make it bigger or smaller if you wish.
- Neat Ripple Pattern by Lucy from Attic 24 – Using beautiful bright colors, you can work up this fantastic design for yourself. Step by step crochet instructions are provided with photos so you can easily follow along to make your own. You’ll love the finished product regardless of what colors you choose.
- Quick and Simple Afghan from Little Birdie Secrets – This is an easy crochet pattern to work up when learning how to crochet a blanket. Two strands are worked together at the same time, and with a large crochet hook you can finish this lapghan within six hours!
- Pirate Throw by Kim Rutledge from Caron – With just three colors to work with, this pirate throw will come to life. Any little boy or little girl would have so much fun wrapping themselves in this throw. Graphs are provided for the skull and bones part of the design.
- Ripple Flash Dance Throw by Ann Regis from Red Heart – The modern colors make this a blanket you can use for many years to come, and we all know the ripple crochet pattern will never go out of style. The V-stitch is what makes the ripple effect take place, but don’t be intimidated as this is an easy crochet pattern.
If you already know how to crochet a blanket then you should be all set with these awesome patterns. If you’re just learning then have fun with it! How many afghans have you crocheted in the past? Share your favorite pattern links in the comments below!
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