Today’s free crochet pattern is for a simple, feminine, cottage inspired, cotton blanket! I’m calling it “The Cottage Blanket”. Read on!
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One of the best gifts that I received at my baby shower was a cotton, hand woven blanket from a family friend. At the time, I didn’t knit or crochet and I was completely stunned that someone could make that! It is a treasured blanket to me.
I love to use natural fibers whenever I can, although sometimes it’s tough when it comes to budget. And sometimes, there are reasons to use acrylics and other fibers as well. However, today I wanted to share a pattern with wonderful cotton.
You can make this as a baby blanket, or you can easily adjust the size to make it as big or small as you’d like. I wrote the pattern out as a lapghan size, but again, you’ll see some basic instructions below on how to adjust the pattern to customize your size.
I love the cottage chic vibe that this blanket has, and I think it would be gorgeous in any farm house, cottage, or vintage style rooms. It also would make for a lovely baby shower gift!
You might remember my Go-To Blanket made with chunky weight yarn – that’s a fun one if you like really fast projects! This blanket uses the same stitch, the blanket stitch, and it’s just such a great pattern to have on hand.
If you check out the pattern below, you will see it’s just a one row repeat throughout. That’s the perfect kind of mindless crochet for summer time! Hehe
So, let’s hop to this pattern, shall we?
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The Cottage Blanket Cotton Crocheted Blanket
A light, cotton yarn paired with a classic crochet stitch makes this the perfect, cottage chic blanket. Light and soft enough to use as a baby blanket, it can also double as a cozy lapghan or throw. Add some farmhouse or cottage vibes to your space with this timeless piece. Easy to make in any size, it’s completely customizable. Check out the full video tutorial here: https://www.mamainastitch.com/crochet-blanket-stitch/ to learn this stitch and you can start making your new blanket today!
You will need:
US Size J, 6.0 mm crochet hook
3 skeins Lion Brand Yarn Comfy Cotton Blend (HERE) Light #3 yarn in Whipped Cream, 200 g / 392 yd per skein
Pattern uses approximately 600 g (This will make a lapghan size blanket or baby blanket size)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
st – stitch
Not important for this pattern
41” x 31” inches Lapghan
(See notes for instructions on how to adjust the pattern to make it larger or smaller!)
The pattern is worked using simple single crochet and double crochet stitches. It is very repetitive, so once you get into the groove with row 2, the rest of the project is a breeze!
You can also find a video tutorial on my blog for the stitch used in this pattern if you need more help at http://www.mamainastitch.com/crochet-blanket-stitch/ .
You can easily make this blanket wider and longer by starting with a longer chain and crocheting for more rows. Your beginning chain must be in a multiple of 3, and you’re good to go!
The Cottage Blanket Pattern Instructions
Row 1 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, make 2 dc in same ch stitch. Repeat from * to end of row, sc in final ch st of row.
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, 2dc in first sc st, *sk next 2 dc, sc & 2dc in next sc; repeat from * across to end of row, sc in top of turning ch 2 at end of row .
Repeat row 2 until you run out of yarn, or blanket is approximately 41” long. Feel free to crochet for more rows if you have enough yarn and would like a larger blanket!
Block to shape and size as desired.
Enjoy your cuddly, new blanket!
And that’s it my friends!
Do you like using natural fibers when you can?
I’d love to see your projects and would love to see this blanket on Instagram! Just tag me @mamainastitch #mamainastitch, so I can check them out!
If you’re a cotton fan, check out the cotton I used in this project below!
If you liked this project, you might also like the Done In A Day Cuddler below!
Would like to know the multiples of this stitch and number additional to make this smaller for the hospital baby blankets.
It will be a simple pattern and so lovely for the babies.
Hi Bee! Your initial chain will just need a multiple of 3 stitches! I’m so glad you like it and how sweet to make it for baby blankets. You can also see the multiple used and all about how to adjust the size in the stitch tutorial. Hope this helps!
I’ll be making this later this summer as part of my charity crocheting. This will be a lap blanket for someone in the local nursing home. Thanks so much for making it available!
How sweet! Thanks for your kindness with making it for someone in the nursing home. I think that is so special. You’re welcome for the pattern!
OMG THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE IT
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PATTEN
Thank you for this beautiful pattern! This definitely on my “to do” list.
Hi, I’m re-learning how to crochet and want to make a baby blanket for my friend. I want to use 100% cotton and found that the link to the yarn you recommend above is a blend of cotton and polyester. On the Lion Brand website I found an organic cotton yarn but need help with the needle and stitch sizing to use it. Can you please help? I love your website: the patterns, clear instructions and tutorials!
The yarn is called: A Star is Born: Oh Baby Yarn; 2 Fine; 180 yards/1.75 oz.
Hi Charlotte! You will want to use a smaller hook with the fine yarn (it might list which one on the label). Then, make a chain as long as you want the blanket to be wide. You will follow the tutorial to make sure your chain has the correct stitch count/multiple. From there, crochet until it’s as long as you’d like. Hope that gives you a little guidance as you start!