Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket Pattern
This crochet blanket pattern is SO EASY! Because it uses bulky yarn, it works up fast, too.
Working up a crochet afghan has never been easier! This Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket Pattern can be made in as little as 5 and a half hours because it's worked with 2 strands. This easy crochet afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn is cozy and incredibly fast to make.
If you need a last minute gift for someone or for an occasion, this is definitely a spectacular go-to idea. We adore the super bulky and self-striping yarn that is used in this afghan because it gives it a very interesting texture that makes it look like a much more complex crochet pattern.
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Crochet HookQ or 16mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge2 V-sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) with 2 strands of yarn held together
- 792-201 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Coral Stripes - 7 balls
- Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15mm)
- Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket Pattern
How to Crochet this Afghan:
- Afghan is worked in one piece with 2 strands of yarn held together.
- Before beginning, wind just one of the skeins into 2 balls so that you have an even number of strands.
- Pattern stitch can be worked by following written instructions or the diagram.
- An edging is worked along the long side edges of the finished piece.
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With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 67.
Row 1: V-st in 5th ch from hook (4 skipped ch count as 1 base ch and first dc), *sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch – at the end of Row 1, you will have 21 V-sts and 1 dc at beg and end.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of beg ch.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beg.
Join 2 strands of yarn with a sl st in any corner so that you are ready to work along a long side edge. Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along the long side edge.
Rep edging across opposite side edge.
Weave in ends.
- V-st (V Stitch)
- (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.
Want to add a different spin on your edging? Try the reverse single crochet edging, as seen here in this video tutorial!
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Feb 28, 2023
Cant wait to make this one!
heybooboo0768 7778 512
Sep 27, 2020
This is exactly what I was looking for! This pattern will work great for my current project of making lap blankets for the elderly. I want nice looking, soft blankets that I can crank out quickly. Thank you!
Dec 23, 2018
So 7 balls at 8.99 a ball makes for an expensive blanket....is it necessary to work with 2 strands? Won't that make it very thick? Love the look of the blanket though and would love to make it.
Jan 02, 2019
Hi jhjaws2 1979982, using the two strands as written in the pattern makes this blanket work up very quickly and since it uses a v-stitch pattern with a size Q hook, it is not stiff or overly thick. Hopefully you will be able to find a coupon or sale on the yarn needed to make it. I hope this helps! - Laura, Editor of AllFreeCrochet
Nov 03, 2018
Lazy girl in the title, this has be a project made just for me. From time to time I enjoy a project that is a challenge but sometimes I just want to pump out a project just to say I got something completed. This one may not be the lazy girl project it is marketed for. The prep work alone is a turn off.
Oct 10, 2018
I really like the idea of this Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket. There is a yarn out there I can't remember the brand or name, but it is a thicker blanket yarn that works out nice and soft, fluffy thick material. I have a coupon to use and I think this pattern will work great with this yarn. I like the look of the V-stitch that works up quickly. I'm looking forward to making this one. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet blanket pattern.
Oct 09, 2018
I like the design that is accomplished with this v-stitch. I am not so thrilled with the use of two strands at one time though. The design calls for the bulky/chunky yarn so is that not overkill?
Apr 19, 2018
This is a great weekend project and preferably a weekend that is a little chilly so you can use the blanket as you are making the blanket. Lion Brand has very good quality yarns and this pattern is so easy to do even for a beginner. Though it may take a little longer than the five or so hours they say it takes to make.
Jan 08, 2018
I am wanting to make this lazy girl afghan but would like to make it larger. To make it bigger say like 5-ft. How many chains would i need to make to start this? Thanks!!!
AFC Editor Julia
Jan 09, 2018
Hi jewitty, You can just make a starting chain that's any multiple of 3+1 until you create a starting chain that's about 5 feet long. That should let you work up your afghan, following the pattern above. :) Julia, AFC editor
Dec 11, 2017
I'm eager to make this blanket and just came home with all the supplies. However, after loosely chaining 67 for the foundation, it only measures about 3-ft. If I continue as the pattern indicates to 60' finished length, it will only cover a small child / teen, not an adult as pictured. This is a bit misleading for a beginner such as myself...especially when I'm not familiar / comfortable adding to a pattern.
Oct 12, 2017
I still agree that it's nice to be a lazy girl sometimes, especially on the weekends and especially if you can be one with this pretty blanket from Lion Brand. Amazing that this blanket can be made in less than 6 hours. The double thread and large needle helps make this work up so quickly and easy to follow instructions are a plus.
Sep 30, 2017
I agree with you Zeemer. Why else would this be called the lazy girl crochet blanket? At any rate, it is a beautiful afghan. I even like the color and type of yarn that the designer selected to crochet the blanket. I do not think I will change a thing.
Aug 06, 2017
I guess this project was given the title Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket because it used a very simple stitch that you can do even with eyes closed, and you don't need color changes. Something kinda challenging is using two strands of yarn held together. I love doing the V-stitches, they're fun to do and comes out so attractive. Appreciate the diagrams and drawings in the pattern. Thanks.
Daughter of Light
Jul 27, 2017
Okay! Okay! I guess it's time for me to learn the "v" stitch. It seems everything my eye is finding attractive tonight has it at least in it, if it's not the main stitch! I love the texture of this blanket and WOW! who wouldn't go for something that can be made in sooo little time. I'm putting this on my "Next Project Please" list.
Jul 11, 2017
Its nice to be a lazy girl sometimes, especially on the weekends and especially if you can be one with this pretty blanket from Lion Brand. Amazing that this blanket can be made in less than 6 hours. The double thread and large needle helps make this work up so quickly and easy to follow instructions are a plus.
Apr 30, 2017
I was reading the instructions and first questions was, "what is a V stitch?" But no worries it was described at the end of the pattern and looks easy enough. This will work up fast and be perfect for those chilly nights. I always drape an afghan over my couch and this one will be good. Thank you for the pattern.
Apr 05, 2017
This is what I would call a serious winter blanket. Two strands of bulky/super chunky yarn worked together. If this blanket does not keep you warm, you have no blood running through your body. I think perhaps I will select a darker color to give it an even more rich texture appeal.
Mar 26, 2017
With winter just around the corner here in South Africa I just can not wait to get snug on the sofa under this blanket while watching my favorite TV program. It looks so gorgeous, soft and luxuriously cozy and amazingly it takes under 6 hours to make. I know I will have to wrestle it away from other family members so will probably end up making more than one, lol!
lauriestevenson 32 99991
Mar 08, 2017
A video would be great here. Someone put a link to a V stitch which doesn't work on my PC I am really interested in making this and it look easy, which I need after work.
Mar 09, 2017
Hi Lauriestvenson! I am not sure if you saw this, but we have a video on how to make the V stitch on AllFreeCrochet: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Videos/How-to-Crochet-the-V-Stitch-Craft-Video I hope this helps! Megan, AFC Editor
Mar 03, 2017
This afghan is for me! It seems from reading the ever so simple pattern that the afghan would be easy to crochet. Love the soft color. I like to find simple afghan patterns like this one that would be great to complete while TV watching. Great last minute gift idea as the afghan could be completed in one evening.
Jan 26, 2017
This pattern certainly will work up quickly since you hold two bulky yarns together at the same time and use a Q hook. But Im a little confused by the Materials list. It states that it requires seven balls of yarn. However, the notes say to wind one skein into two balls. What happened to the other balls? Do you just use the yarn straight from the remaining skeins?
Dec 08, 2016
I am currently making a baby blanket with soft, bulky yarn. My friend felt it and instantly requested a blanket of his own. His blanket will have to be much larger than a baby blanket! This may be a good pattern to follow for his blanket.
Nov 25, 2016
This blanket is so simple to make, it works up so quickly because of the large hook size and the thickness of the yarn is so plush and soft. This is the perfect blanket for this cold winter weather!
Oct 31, 2016
How important is it to "wind just one of the skeins into 2 balls so that you have an even number of strands" instead of just pulling from two balls? I am using the yarn recommended. Will it affect the shading?
rencholshikata 002 9034
Oct 31, 2015
I love this design... I want to do it but I dont understand the instructions. (
Dec 29, 2015
rencholshikata 002 9034 watch this video (short, about 1 minute) to see how to do V stitch
Dec 29, 2015
sorry..........it would help if I included the link.............. https//www.youtube.com/watch?v= == nQNQ9IunaYc
May 13, 2016
Thanks for that direct link, Janie, I think that will really help those of us who haven't done the v stitch before. Makes it easier for me when I have something to watch like a video, can't always just follow the pattern. Have you made this blanket before? Any tips or tricks for newbies?
Sep 25, 2016
i know what you mean we need a video
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