Simple Crocheted Blanket Go – To Pattern

Hi friends! I recently tried out the crocheted blanket stitch and at that point understood why it’s called the blanket stitch – it makes for an amazing blanket.  Bet you already guessed that. 😉   If you’re in need of a “go-to” easy crocheted blanket pattern, this is a great pattern that is super simple.  Today I’ll share with you how to make this crocheted blanket  in both a baby blanket size and a throw blanket size.  The truth is though, if you learn this stitch , you can easily customize a blanket in any size that you want by starting with a longer or shorter chain.  I’ve also shared a full “Blanket Stitch Crochet Tutorial” HERE so you can see how to work this stitch. It is SO very easy.

I’ve seen the blanket stitch used quite a bit for blankets with worsted weight yarn, but I most often prefer chunky yarns. And while this isn’t made with the super bulky yarn as I often use, it’s still chunky enough that it works up fairly quickly.  I found this Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky yarn in Silver Grey at JoAnns, but when I went back to get more in another color they no longer had it.  I’m not sure if they stopped carrying it or they had run out, but you can always find this yarn online or use a different chunky yarn OR hold some worsted weight yarn together.  So many options. 🙂  Scroll down this post to see the free pattern below (or you can purchase the ad-free printable version from Etsy HERE) or you can now find the full kit for sale from Lion Brand Yarn HERE! I went a little wild taking pictures of this one so bear with me…


Of course, wool often isn’t typically the first choice for making a baby blanket, but that baby size also works as a nicely as a lapghan.  I have actually thought about using wool lately for my daughter because it’s so warm, however I’d add a fleece backing to it in order to keep it soft enough for her picky little taste.  🙂  But doesn’t this blanket stitch make for a great texture?


Below you can see the full blanket laid out on the floor. My lighting was weird, so the color looks off, but it at least gives you the idea of how the blanket looks as a whole.

The blanket stitch looks Ah-mazzzzing!

You ready for the pattern? Here we go…

Simple “Go To” Crocheted Blanket Pattern (using the blanket stitch)


This amazingly simple pattern creates a dense fabric which is perfect for a cozy, cuddly blanket.  Using chunky yarn, you’ll create a beautiful blanket in either a baby size or throw blanket size.  This is a perfect “go-to”, no fail pattern for last minute baby shower gifts or anytime you’re wanting to tackle a blanket!

You will need:

Size L, 8.0 mm Crochet Hook

Baby Blanket Size – 4 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Silver Grey (140 g/skein) or comparable chunky yarn (Pattern uses 557 grams)

Throw Blanket Size – 14 skeins (that’s ALOTTA yarn) Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Silver Grey (140 g/skein) or comparable chunky yarn (Pattern uses 1,857 grams)


Tapestry Needle to weave in ends


Skill Level:

Easy +


Abbreviations/Skills needed:

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

sk – skip

st – stitch



Approximate: Just under 2.5 stitches per inch


Sizes Available:

Baby Blanket: Approximately 30” X 30”

Throw Blanket: Approximately 50” X 60”


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 blanket stitch used in this pattern if you need more help HERE.  In addition, you may enjoy getting creative with this pattern. By crocheting for more or less rows, you can make your blanket as long or short as you’d like.

Above: Click the image to go to the stitch tutorial

Simple “Go-To” Blanket Pattern (using the blanket stitch)

Baby Blanket

Chain 75 Stitches

Row 1 Make 2 dc 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. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2 2 dc in first sc below, *sk next 2 dc, make sc & 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across row. Make sc in top of turning ch 2 at end of row, ch 2, turn. (73 stitches including turn chain made at end of previous row)

Repeat row 2 until blanket is 30” long (baby size) or 60” long (throw size). For the final row of the blanket, of course do not chain 2 at the end of the row, simply tie off and weave in ends.

Throw Blanket Pattern

Ch 120

Row 1 Make 2 dc 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. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2 2 dc in first sc below, *sk next 2 dc, make sc & 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across row. Make sc in top of turning ch 2 at end of row, ch 2, turn. (118 stitches including turn chain at end of previous row)

Repeat row 2 until blanket is 60” long. Tie off and weave in ends.

What would you do with the blanket stitch?  I’m so happy to now have this stitch in my memory bank for any last minute blanket gifts.  I hope you enjoyed this blanket and I’d love to hear if you make one!

Oh, and feel free to follow along as I release several patterns as part of my fall collection over the next several weeks!

Hope you enjoyed and have a great day!



PS If you like this you might also like:

This one is knit
Here’s another crocheted blanket, but this one is made with super bulky yarn


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  1. I too had a similar experience when buying Wool Ease at Michaels in Canada. When I went back I found it all in the clearance bin at half price ($4.99), when I went to pay for it the price came up at .99 cents! I went back and bought 70 skeins! I would love to know if it is being discontinued by the manufacturer, if so, I’ll go buy up everything I can find. I love the feel and wear of this yarn and LOVE your pattern, I’ll be starting one this weekend. Keep up your great work, I love ❤️ reading your blog !

      1. Just made this! So easy but looks impressive! Thanks for sharing your talents!!!!!

    1. Interesting that we experienced the same thing with the yarn! What a steal that you got – wow!! You can make a lot of blankets with that. 😉

      And thank you for your kind words!

  2. I am a novice crocheter and would love to give this lovely blanket a go. Have you written this in UK or USA terms please?

    1. There’s no sc in UK terms so if you see a sc in a pattern then you know it is US terms. Hope this helps!

  3. Hi Jess, am I losing my mind or did you used to have a Ravelry button on your posts so we could save there? I love your posts and patterns but I can’t make them as fast as you put them out . I like to keep all patterns in one place, so if possible please let me know what I’m missing. Thank you and please keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Patty – I don’t have a Ravelry button unfortunately. I should try to figure out how to do that! So glad that you like the patterns – and I know, it’s too many to keep up with! Even for me sometimes! Ha!

  4. This looks lovely…. I will be trying it soon – will let you know how it goes. Thanks Jessica

  5. hello Jessica I really need to learn how to crochet the blanket is beautiful and congrats on your little girl starting school that a big milestone enjoy your weekend

    1. Thanks Cindy – enjoy your weekend too! (And it is fun to be able to both knit and crochet – there are lots of ways to learn online)

    2. I love the looks of this pattern and will whip it up soon for my great granddaughter’s arrival. I’ve been crocheting for fifty years and find it very relaxing, especially now. Thank you for your great patterns and a great blog.

  6. I just made four placemats out of I LOVE COTTON yarn from Hobby Lobby using this stitch. I didn’t know it was a blanket stitch. Then I open your sight and see this blanket. Wow! I can see how this would make a beautiful blanket!

    1. Yes, you would! You would either need to use a smaller hook and chain more stitches (follow the blanket stitch tutorial) to make it as large as you’d like. Or you can follow this pattern holding two strands of aran yarn together.

    2. I’m just doing one out of Arran, I wanted a really thick chunky blanket so I’ve doubled my Arran using two lots at the same time..
      It is fab but quite heavy and doesn’t take long to do. I’m using an 8.00 hook as well.

  7. Hi Jess, I’m new on here. I’m 76 years old and handicapped, don’t get out anymore. Hands are really getting bad with arthritis but I want to keep crocheting as long as possible. I dearly love your pattern and want to make a twin size blanket for my new hospital bed I was wondering what is the amount of chain repeats you used for this blanket. 2+ 1 / 3 + 2? Could you please send me the number chains I neven to make a twin size bed blanket. If you have time I would really appreciate it. My email address is: midgees midgeesma@embarqmail.com

  8. absolutely love this crocheted blanket stitch pattern. This will be a fun project and admired by all of my knitting friends. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It is a good one, isn’t it Jean? Thanks so much….and you’re welcome too of course.

  9. I’m wondering how the Blanket stitch looks with a stripe pattern? Any examples that’s you’ve seen?

    1. I have use this pattern several times for baby size. I used
      Caro n cakes by Bernat and they out beautiful.

      1. I have also just used Caron Cakes for this blanket.
        Any ideas out there for crocheting a small border around this blanket?

  10. Hi Jessica, I would like to use Baby soft white pompadour (wt = 3 light) for this pattern but still keep it bulky. Should I double the thread and keep the same hook size? I want to make this 40 x 40 inches…If 30×30 = 4 balls of bulky and 8 balls of light wt, how many balls for 40 x40 light weight?
    Thanks for solving this math problem

  11. Hi Jessica,
    I would like to make this baby blanket in a 40 x 40 size using Baby soft white pompadour (weight 3 light). How many extra balls are needed to make the 40 x 40 size if I double the yarn? When doubling the yarn, is the same size hook L used?
    Thanks for your help with this math problem,

  12. Good Morning! I’m a bit late in this game. Thank you for the free pattern. Shouldn’t the number of chains for the throw also be an ‘odd’ number? The math part of my brain tells me if you start and end with the sc it must be an odd # of chains. -Carole Franzone, Monroe GA

  13. How do I increase pattern to make a “throw blanket” 48×60? Do I just double or triple the beginning row? I am a self taught beginner. Thank you.

    1. I think the easiest way to do it would be to make your chain as wide as you want it (48″) and then crochet until you reach the length you need. Check out the stitch tutorial to see how to do it. Hope this helps!

    1. Maybe a simple single crochet border? I didn’t try it out but I always love a simple border.

  14. Hi I loved this blanket stitch so much . I jumped in as soon as I saw it and crocheted to small blankets for the 2 kids in our family for Christmas this year !!! Love how they both turned out so pretty ! Thank you so much for your patterns! I’m 67 years and more or less self taught except for a few basic things in the very beginning which set me on the road of this love I have for crocheting! I’m disabled and have troubles with my brain retaining things so I do simple things that don’t stress me out . I do have beautiful delicate dollies that I made before my strokes and brain bleeds and I cherish them ! But I’m so thankful for these easy beautiful patterns that you put out ! Thank you for those of us out there that have to have the simple patterns that are so beautiful

    1. Aww thanks for writing to me Diane. I’m so glad that you are still able to enjoy your hobby after what you’ve been through. You’re welcome for the patterns – I have a ton of fun with this!

  15. Quick question, when you’re at the last stitch of row 2, are you making the single crochet into the chain, or the chain space? I want to do a border afterwards, and I’m not sure what the better method is.
    Thanks in advance! lovely pattern by the way.

  16. Your approximate gauge is “Just under 2.5 stitches per inch”

    I did up a swatch with Wool-Ease Chunky and Hook size L and 2.5 stitches is about 3.25 inches! I know I can do this tighter, but I don’t see how I could do more than 2 stitches in an inch, even with a smaller hook.

    Thoughts? Ideas?

    Thank you for the pattern!

      1. 8mm… Do you mean to blanket stitches? Or two chains?

        This is the first time I’ve used chunky yarn (I’m using a wool blend, but I usually use cotton).

      2. So… I’m making two blankets, one for each sister. They’re simple patterns, and it took me a while to find a decent priced amount of decent yarn that I could acquire in time to get these stitched up by xmas.. After struggling with the blanket stitch (well, struggling because it didn’t look like yours, as I described above), I tried several other stitches but none of them were quite right. I started working on my little sisters blanket (different stitch, which I have had no trouble with), and it is going well and working up nicely (except it is much larger than I expected!). I then had almost a whole blankets’ worth of experience with this yarn (wool-ease chunky). I started the blanket stitch pattern again. I’m okay with it so far. It’s very tight, not uncomfortably tight to work, but the blanket is coming up very tight. Therefore, taking forever, but I’m happy. It is not as beautiful or as smooshy as yours looks (mine looks rather stiff). I am worried I will run out of yarn, so I’m adding a few stripes of Linked Treble Crochet in a different color (same yarn), so stripes are same density, but made of tall stitches, among these beautifully round-looking blanket stitches. Just wanted to post my results. Thank you for your pattern and site. I have visited it often during these last several weeks.

        1. Thanks for sharing Caroline! You may be a tighter crocheter than I am. You might consider going up a hook size or two for next time so that it doesn’t feel so tight. Happy holidays and thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your results!

  17. Oh, I was certain recognized this texture and when I read the pattern I was right! I made a blanket for my 1st granddaughter when she was still percolating early last dummer! I wanted it to be an heirloom blanket, but my expectant daughter picked out hot pink and white for the blanket. I was less than comfortable trying to come up with something really special that would be a keepsake for my grandaughter to hand down to her daughter, etc. I finaly went hot pink for the body, and yes, it’s a wooleater! I wanted an edge with a texture that a little one could grab and squish with those busy little hands to sooth themselves to sleep. I ended up deciding to go with a border all the way around of white tulips with the green leaves. that’s very typical of myself and she will know it was made by Grandma because of my love of flowers and or lace. I wanted there to be about an inch of pink extending past the flowers so I worked in stitches behind the flowers to make them pop forward. and when it was close enough past the edge of the top of the flower I did a final round of very simple scallops. I didn’t even do Pico’s at the tips because I wanted the flowers to be the focal point of the Border.. I also wanted it to be extremely soft, draping easily across a sleeping child, so I chose to use a single strand of Caron Simply Soft and a smaller hook. My daughter loves it! Mission accomplished!

  18. I just discovered your blog the other night and want to thank you for inspiring me to start crocheting again. I just finished your pattern for the slouch hat, love it, was so much fun to make!

    I’m starting on this throw now, on row 2…

    Much thanks & Happy Weekend!

    1. Hi Jane! Ahh I’m so honored! Great job making that hat and congrats on crocheting again. Hope you had a great weekend!

  19. I’ve made this pattern once for one grandson out of RHSS but don’t recall the color, it was turquoise, gray, and white. I’m getting ready to make another one, only this time I’ll be making it out of Lions Brand Mandala color cake Gnome. I’ll also be altering it just a bit by addinga pocket on one side to make the Afghan into a pillowghan.

  20. can this blanket be made with 4-ply worsted yarn ? -should i use one strand , or two ?

  21. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Di you have a simple boarder pattern to crochet around it?

  22. I am a self taught beginner crocheter. I’ve watched videos and practiced the basic stitches and then found your website. I’m learning your blanket stitch in hopes of making a blanket some day. I believe that I’ve mastered the stitch but my practice piece doesn’t look like yours. Mine is very bumpy as compared to your smooth,flat piece. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.

    1. Hi Cheryl! Mine is a bit bumpy too. The other thing might be that I tend to crochet very loosely. If you crochet tighter, the texture might be a bit different.

  23. Hello,

    I’d like to make an afghan size (60 x 80) using the blanket stitch. How may chains do I use to begin?

  24. I’m new at chrocheting and I don’t understand what you mean in the instructions
    Do I make 2 DCS in the next chain stitch
    What do you mean by the same chain stitch

    Thank you

  25. I am making this right now for my niece that will only sleep with my crochet blankets. As she ages I make new ones or as she wears them out. I usually do corner to corner but thought why not try a new pattern. I’m using medium worsted weight acrylicnyarn and it seems to be working well for this pattern. She uses a bedspread and holds my blankets cuz she likes to stick her fingers in the holes lol so it didn’t need to be thick and I’m loving it in coral and navy! I change color every 4th row.

  26. Love this pattern. Have made quite a few baby blankets and have even used the pattern for scarves. Thank you.

  27. I love this pattern. what stitch/pattern would you recommend to make a hat to go along with
    the blanket? Thank you

  28. Hey! When you say chunky what siE is this? Would this blanket work with a size 4 or 5 yarn? And how do I know the amount of yarn needed in yards? I can’t compare grams because it will be different for thinner yarn. Thanks!!

  29. I have never crocheted before and I’m going to try this blanket (once I learn all the acronyms). I would like to make the throw, but plan to make it a foot wider in each direction as everyone in my house is tall. Do you have any idea how to work out the amount of skeins I would need for a 60×72 throw? I’d appreciate any help 🙂

  30. I love this blanket. I am new at crocheting and this pattern is great. Just a question when you single crochet.. Do you go under the loop or do you go through the backloop

  31. Hello! This is a beautiful blanket, I would love to make one but buying that much chunky yarn isn’t in my budget right now. How would I be able to make this with worsted weight yarn? Would the pattern change much from how you’ve written it? I’m new to crochet so I’m still learning about pattern change and how to convert things.

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