Crocheted blankets are a great way to practice double crochet. So, try these free double crochet blanket patterns for beginners. Some will use the regular dc, while some will guide you to produce further stitches from this stitch i.e. waffle, chevron, moss, granny stripe and much more. There will also be many border ideas that you can apply on a blanket for a professional finish. So, keep reading this list whether to crochet for your baby, yourself or a friend.
Techniques to Know for Double Crochet Blankets
You will need the following crochet techniques if you want to follow the double crochet blanket patterns without hesitation. These are fundamental techniques that you can use to make other double-crochet stitches:
- Regular double crochet (dc)
- Working in back-and-forth rows
- Foundation stitch
- Cluster double crochet
- Crochet abbreviations
- back loop double crochet
- Post dc
How to crochet double crochet for blankets?
For the blankets, you will start with a long row of foundation chains (depending on the receiver’s size). Then you will crochet the simple dc stitch as follows:
- Yarn over, and insert the hook into the stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop.
- Yarn over and pull through only two loops on the hook.
- Yarn over and pull through two remaining loops on the hook.
C2C Waffle Baby Blanket
Uses: The neutral hue of the blanket lends itself well to any setting – suitable for the little one’s cot, a comfy couch throw, or an elegant bedspread. Its soft and warm texture ensures snugness during the colder months, providing an extra layer of coziness and warmth for your wee ones.
DK Weight Yarn
4.5mm crochet hook
The cherished process of creating the C2C Waffle Baby Blanket involves mostly using the corner-to-corner waffle stitch. The process starts with a simple square crochet before transitioning into a well-shaped rectangle, all the while maintaining the comforting waffle texture. Finishing touches include an elegant moss stitch border, lending the blanket a refined look. Finally, the blanket meanders its way into a complete snug-fit piece, ensuring that it is just the right size for any occasion.
Thunderbird Mandala Blanket
Uses: A splendid addition to any Western-themed room! This versatile blanket can easily be adapted for various sizes, from baby blankets to cozy adult-sized throws. With numerous Mandala colorways to choose from, create the perfect ambiance for any space.
Lion Brand “Mandala” yarn
5mm crochet hook
The first step involves working the initial three rows to establish a foundation. Following this, the next two rows are fashioned as the repeat. You must continue working on this 2-row repeat until a total of 109 rows have been created. On completing the rows, a solid color is chosen for working on a three-round border to complete the blanket. The Thunderbird Mandala Blanket is a row-based, regular crochet project. The border is prepared in a round after the blanket is finished. During the making process, this blanket utilizes different crochet techniques, with the finished product ultimately serving as a beautiful feature in any room.
Modern Baby Blanket
Uses: Designed with beautiful geometric lines, subtle texture, and clever, simple stitches, it presents an aesthetic charm that compliments every decor setting. This solid blanket offers a gentle touch to your little one’s skin, crocheting the ideal warmth for a baby’s first moments of comfort and security.
Special DK Yarn
5mm crochet hook
The creation of the Modern Baby Blanket involves a simple shell repeat, bringing an inherent simplicity to the construction process. It starts with shorter rows initially, only to expand gradually as it takes shape. The unique blanket is worked in one piece without any seams, providing an excellent experience for hobbyists and blanket enthusiasts. A chic border highlights the entire blanket, adding the finishing touch to the stunning piece.
Moss Stitch Blanket
Uses: Perfect for a warm hug on chilly evenings or a soothing layer for afternoon naps, it’s a must-have in every lounge or bedroom. Its universally appealing design lends itself well to a variety of décor styles, making it an excellent gift for friends and family members.
5mm crochet hook
It is worked on using DK yarn, requiring about 350g to complete. The construction process involves working row by row, using the repeating moss stitch pattern. The beauty of this blanket lies in its simplicity as it only informs about the written pattern, not involving any intricate diagrams or charts.
Weekend Chevron Blanket
Uses: An absolute gem, the Weekend Chevron Blanket is not just a blanket – it’s a statement piece that beautifully complements your home decor. The zigzag or chevron pattern is a mainstay attraction that suits any ambiance, from a couch throw in your living room to a cozy layer in your bedroom.
Super Bulky Yarn
8mm crochet hook
This blanket crocheted using chevron, also known as ripple stitch, which creates an eye-catching zigzag pattern. The construction primarily utilizes the double crochet stitch in the back loop only, giving the zigzag pattern a ribbed appearance. The pattern worked in multiples of 10 + 3, beginning with a chain of 80 + 3 using Color A. After completing Row 1, the pattern proceeds with Row 2 instructions using the back loop double crochet (dc) stitch. Row 2 is then repeated, as the main pattern from Row 3 until you reach the desired length. The color changes follow a sequence: 5 rows of Color A, 2 rows of Color B, and 1 row of Color C.
Jonah Whale Blanket & Squishy
Uses: Fantastic as a bedspread or a cuddle companion during storytime, it invites the ambiance of the sea into your home with a whimsical touch. It provides warmth and softness and makes an unforgettable and meaningful gift for special occasions or as nursery decor.
Size appropriate for yarn selection
Beginning with the blanket, the whale motif is worked seamlessly into the design, typical of a corner-to-corner (C2C) or crochet appliqué approach. Then, you’ll create the Squishy, which is a plush whale amigurumi complementing the blanket’s design.
Lynnie Rose Blanket
Uses: The Lynnie Rose Blanket, inspired by a loving relationship between a mother and her daughter, showcases a beautiful and fun design adorned with textured stitches.
4mm crochet hook
The pattern is designed as a rectangular repeat, enabling you to customize its size according to your preferences. Appropriate for adventurous beginners and intermediate crocheters, the pattern comes with detailed instructions, images, tutorials, and tips to make the process smooth and rewarding. The blanket’s design incorporates special stitches and innovative techniques, such as starting and standing stitches in place of chains.
Sweetheart Rainbow Baby Blanket
Uses: It fits comfortably in a crib, creating a cozy haven for your little ones! Its dynamic hues serve as a tender reminder of magical rainbows bringing inspiration and color into innocent lives.
4mm crochet hook
In contrast to the original 6-Day Kid Blanket, this design is tailored for babies. It utilizes DK weight yarn, compared to the original’s chunky weight yarn. Beyond that, this latest version includes instructions for a charming edge and a custom border, as opposed to the original’s tassel-only instruction. The stitch sequence remains the same, with one repeated row, albeit the color changes occur at different rows.
Strawberry Ripples Baby Blanket
Uses: Inspired by the colors of delicious strawberries, it’s stunning texture and vibrant hues make it perfect for cuddling your baby, wrapping them in love, and delighting the eyes. Easily adaptable in size, you can create an afghan or throw to suit different requirements.
Acrylic DK yarn
4mm crochet hook
The blanket’s construction begins with a starting chain of 139 made with pink yarn and a 4.5mm hook. The pattern includes rows of single crochet, bobble stitch, half-double crochet, and double crochet to form the body of the blanket. A significant characteristic of this design is the stitch and color sequence repetition, which adds depth to the pattern. Pink, white, and red colors are repeated to create layers of gorgeous texture in 15 repeats. The blanket, completed with a border, worked around the stitch posts of the blanket’s side. This border is done using white yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. The pattern for the border includes three rounds of half double crochet, double crochet, and single crochet stitches. On the last round, chain spaces and the ‘sc, ch3, sc’ sequence form the fan-like effects on the border.