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30 Beginner Crochet Patterns for Blankets

Make a beautiful crochet blanket, even if you're a complete beginner! Making an easy crochet blanket like the types you'll find here is so rewarding.

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated October 27, 2020
25 Comfy Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners

When I first learned how to crochet a blanket, I used worsted weight yarns in three crochet colors and I still use them to this day. I wanted to share some of my favorite crochet blankets with others, no matter their experience level.

That's why I created this collection of 30 Beginner Crochet Blanket Patterns. This page is full of the best easy crochet blanket patterns.

Now you might think that because crocheted afghans are larger projects to work up, they'll take forever and you won't want to dive into them. I'm here to tell you that this is not the case!

There are free blanket patterns for beginners that not only will work up faster than you think, but they'll become your favorite go-to projects during those chilly days and nights.

We have crochet blanket patterns for beginners that are suitable for babies, children, and adults, alike. Really, there is something for everyone. Plus, with these crochet blanket patterns being so easy to work up and super warm, you won't be able to stop at one.

BONUS! We also have a video tutorial right below to get you started on learning and mastering how to crochet a blanket: the World's Easiest Crochet Afghan Pattern.

It's a SUPER easy afghan that you will love making. Especially when you can watch it being worked up in front of you. It's perfect for beginners, so take a look.

Small & Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

Birthdays and baby showers are great excuses to crochet a blanket. These keepsakes can bring many memories. To receive such a wonderful gift is always going to be appreciated, whether it's for a child or adult. Although kids don't always realize the importance of things until they're older, they'll definitely appreciate it in the long run.

Learn how to crochet blankets that are perfect for babies and toddlers, but can also be adjusted to work for anyone! Everyone loves wrapping themselves from head to toe in soft yarns, so when we see crochet blanket patterns for beginners, we jump on them like there's no tomorrow.

  • Easy Beginner Baby Blanket

    This beginner-friendly baby blanket is so simple and quick! Rows and rows of half double crochets are worked with a single crochet border to make this darling design.

  • Daydream Summer Blanket

    Three coordinating crochet colors are worked together to form a unique overlapping crochet design. This design makes me want to cuddle up for a nap right now.

  • Tried and True Beginner Blanket

    This simple blanket pattern was designed with the true beginner in mind. Maybe you took a class, or a friend taught you the single crochet. You’ve made a stack of hats, but you want more! This easy crochet blanket is the project for you. 

  • Pink Shell Baby Blanket

    From her little nose to her tiny toes, a baby girl would look snug and safe wrapped in this soft blanket made with a crochet shell stitch. the shell stitch is a classic for a reason and it looks so lovely when used to stripe a crochet blanket like this.

  • Beginner Crochet Baby Afghan

    This Beginner Crochet Baby Afghan is especially great because of how easy it is to crochet. If you've been wondering how to crochet a blanket, this free crocheted afghan is a great pattern to start with.

  • Easiest Baby Blanket Pattern Ever

    Work up this baby blanket pattern and watch the expecting mommy smile when she sees it. Your gift will be priceless. Plus, when the pattern is *this* easy, you can make it for any baby on the way.

  • Ocean Waves Baby Blanket

    Beginners rejoice - this crochet baby blanket pattern is just for you! Worked in rows of cool ocean blues and greens, this super easy pattern is a fast project. Can you hear the waves crashing? I can!

  • Ever So Striped Super Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

    The salmon and blue tones of the stripes pop against the white, and the bumpy texture is exactly what you think of when you picture a warm blanket.

  • Double Diamond Baby Blanket

    Impress your friends with your crochet skills with this easy crochet afghan that works for babies or as an adult lap blanket. It's a quick crochet pattern to work up using Bernat Softee Baby yarn. Make it for a boy, girl, or gender neutral!

  • Blue Baby Afghan

    Single crochet and double crochet stitches are used giving you the opportunity to learn the crochet stitches. This easy blanket is so natural to crochet that you don't have to start it too far in advance before the baby is born.

  • Double Strand Scrap Blanket

    Whether you have a ton of yarn you’d like to use up or you want to make a mindless, colorful blanket, you’re going to love this scrappy blanket. This free crochet pattern is easy, beginner-friendly, and works up fairly quickly for a blanket.

  • Beginner Baby Blanket

    This beginner crochet pattern features a simple striped design that's created by repeating rows of double crochet. Depending on what colors you choose, this crocheted afghan can be made for either a baby boy or baby girl.

  • Ripple Afghan For Beginners

    This ripple (chevron) afghan is a classic and was created specifically for beginners. Wrap yourself in your very own ripple throw blanket with this easy, beginner-friendly pattern. You will need to know how to single crochet, double crochet, and change colors.

  • Group Stitch Baby Blanket

    This crochet blanket is considered a beginner-friendly pattern. It is crocheted with a lightweight DK weight yarn from Paintbox Yarns. However, any comparable yarn will work for this pattern. This blanket is crocheted entirely with a group stitch, otherwise known as a cluster stitch.

Beginners Crochet Blanket Patterns

When the colder seasons hit, the first things I grab are my crochet blankets. And when the warmer seasons hit, sadly, the first things I grab are also my crocheted blankets, but only when the air conditioning is blasting. Do you see a common theme here?

It's always nice to get wrapped up in a blanket at any time of year. These crochet blanket patterns for beginners are larger than the blankets in the first section but still manageable! These patterns are great to work on your crochet skills and you'll love the finished product. Any design you work up can be given as housewarming gifts or homecoming gifts.

These designs are perfect for any style of home and look great draped over any couch. Give your home a cozy feel with these great blanket designs. 

  • Beginner Squares Afghan

    Now everyone (including beginners!) can experience that same level of accomplishment with this Beginner Squares Afghan.

  • Parquet Tiles Crochet Blanket Pattern

    The secret in the afghan lies in the crochet granny squares, which you make 42 of and then sew together. Yes, it really is that simple.

  • Sage and Lilac Springtime Afghan

    It's made by crocheting six columns, then sewing them together side-by-side. Use whatever two colors you prefer, but we think the colors used in this one are gorgeous and perfect for spring!

  • Ombre Crochet Afghan Pattern

    The easy-to-follow instructions on how to crochet an afghan are perfect for the beginner because they explain how to achieve the ombre effect by simply dropping or joining a strand from a different colored skein.

  • Easy Jeweled Continuous Granny Square Afghan Pattern

    The crochet blanket is basically a giant version of a granny square, which makes it extremely easy and incredibly fast to work up. She's a beauty that will be treasured for years and years.

  • Sweet Simplicity Crochet Blanket Pattern

    Like the name says, it's a simple and easy crochet blanket to work up. Made with worsted weight yarn, it will be soft and warm as well as fast to crochet. Especially if you're just learning how to crochet a blanket.

  • Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

    Oh my goodness, how warm and cozy does this crochet blanket look? Because this free crochet pattern uses a super bulky yarn, like Lion Brand Thick Quick, your DIY project will work up oh so very quickly.

  • Modern Granny Square Blanket

    It's made of 40 traditional granny squares and joined together, with a border added for the finishing touch. This is a fabulous crochet afghan pattern that even beginners can work up, so you have no excuse for not giving it a try.

  • Decadent Candy Striped Afghan

    Uniquely patterned with different sizes of stripes, this thick afghan will be sure to keep you warm. You can use your favorite candy coloring or go in the completely opposite direction with this desirable design.

  • World's Easiest Afghan

    The texture of the finished afghan makes it look fancy, well-done, and unique even though it only uses single and double crochet. In the next section, we have a video tutorial to help you with this one! No matter what, it's going to look great.

Quick & Easy Crochet Throws for Beginners

Throws can be different than other afghans because they have more decorative patterns and are sometimes shorter than blankets you use to curl up in. If you just want a little extra comfort and decor in your home, though, work up one of these great crochet throws for beginners.

These types of designs are perfect for keeping near your couch for movie nights. If you're short on time, patience, or yarn, the patterns below will be ideal for your next project.

  • In a Jiffy Crochet Throw

     Use any color you want for this decorative and warm crochet throw pattern. If the name doesn't convince you of how fast and easy this blanket is, then maybe the fact that it's made with super bulky yarn will help prove it can be worked up quickly.

  • Classic Granny Square Throw

    With simple stitches and easy repetition, you will be able to create an elegant throw, no matter what skill level you might be at. I cannot get over how classically beautiful this throw is and I want to make one for all my relatives.

  • Crochet the Rainbow Granny Square Throw

    Once you've mastered the crochet stitch pattern of this rainbowlicious design, simply keep repeating it, around and around the blanket. Keep the bright and vivid color scheme as in the photo, or you can switch things up with your own favorite color or colors. 

  • Mocha Ripple Throw

    The deep, luxurious colors blended with the pale and bright shades results in one of the most beautiful crochet throws we'ver ever seen. Plus, it's super easy, which makes it even more exciting. This sweet throw is lightweight enough to use year-round.

  • Crossword Puzzle Throw

    If you have to pick up the Sunday morning crossword puzzle before you can start your day, then you are going to adore this easy crochet blanket. It's just big enough to wrap you up and keep you warm while you jot down all the answers.

  • Moonstone Throw

    The Moonstone Throw is a fun beginner blanket with an easy color and stitch repeat. The stripes are modern and fit with any home decor. This one is going to be so fun to customize and change up to fit your style!

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I am 81 I want the printed pattern in my collection for my personal use. Can this be done?

I always think crochet blankets are difficult but I guess I'm wrong! These look easy and they don't lack beauty, either.

If you are left handed my mother would teach someone by looking into a mirror and that showed the left handed person how to left hand crochet.

I am a left handed person. Do you have any crochet patterns for me? Can I change any pattern to be left handed ?

Just follow the pattern, if it says right, just go left.... I am a lefty and have been a hooker for years...lol.... From doilies to afghans we can do it all...!

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