Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

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Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket – a great pattern for beginners.

There’s still a nip in the air at this is the time of year, so it’s a perfect time to grab a cozy blanket and cuddle up on the couch with a good book. I was getting a bit bored of always making baby hats so I decided I needed a new project. When my daughter Noelle saw me looking at blanket ideas she begged me to make her a blanket.  I knew Noelle would really enjoy and appreciate a blanket that I made just for her. So I formulated a plan and took Noelle to the store to pick out some yarn. She picked out this fun and colorful yarn by Bernat that’s super chunky and has great colors.  I also picked up a size P/11.5mm crochet hook and went to town on my newest project.

This blanket was inspired by Melanie Ham’s “Easy Beginner Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial” on YouTube. It’s the same basic crochet pattern but I’ve changed the size and added some detailing. Her original baby blanket pattern can be found here. I highly recommend Melanie’s video tutorial – it’s fabulous, especially for beginners.

This blanket is super easy and crochet’s up really quickly. I’m not a fast crocheter and it took me a little less than a week to finish it off. Noelle loved the finished blanket and uses it all the time now. It’s great because its cozy without being too warm. Noelle tends to get hot quickly so the loose weave in this blanket is perfect for her. I’ve used this blanket on occasion myself and it really is the best of both worlds. My finished blanket is 44″ x 55″ which is the perfect size for my daughter.

One last thing, if you’re new to crocheting and would like to learn from some great instructors, you may want to check out some of the great classes at Craftsy. Their classes are great and very reasonably priced.

Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket Pattern 

Materials:

  • Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – the number of balls you need depends on the size you make the blanket (I used 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) of peachy ombre colored yarn for my44″ x 55″ blanket).
  • Crochet Hook – US P/11.5 mm.
  • Scissors

Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

If you choose to make this blanket smaller or larger, for the initial chain, just be sure that the number of chains you use is divisible by 6. 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72. etc.

To join a new ball of yarn, tie the end if the yarn to the end of the 2nd ball and continue crocheting. Trim any ends that are sticking out.

  1. Make a slip stitch and chain 60 stitches together, keeping tension even through the chain.
  2. Not turning your work, count back 4 stitches from the hook and do 2 dc in the same spot, skip a chain, 2 dc and continue in the same manner along foundation chain until the end.
  3. Once you reach the end, 1 dc in the last chain.
  4. Ch 3 and turn.
  5. 1 dc in first chain, skip 1 ch, 2 dc and repeat until the end (the 2 dc should be in between the “v” stitches front the first row)
  6. Using the top chain on the end, place 1 dc. ch 3 and turn.
  7. Continue steps 5 and 6 until you’ve made the blanket as long as you’d like. I made my blanket 50 rows.
  8. Fasten off.
  9. When adding the fringe, cut the yarn to about double the length you want the fringe to be (mine were 8 inches each total length). Fold your yarn in half and take the side with the loop and push it through the gap on each side of the 2 dc along the border of your blanket. Then get the side with the loose ends of the yarn and pull them tightly through the loop to secure. Continue until both ends of your blanket have fringe across the entire width of the blanket.

Download the Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket pattern here.

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Jamey By Jamey Ekins
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24 Comments

24 Comments on Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

  1. Nicole
    April 12, 2015 at 5:30 AM (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! How many skeins of yarn did you use for your daughter’s blanket? I’d like to make one for my sister but plan on making it bigger.

    Reply
    • Jamey
      January 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM (1 year ago)

      Nicole, I used 4 300 gram balls. You’ll need more if you want to make it larger.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  2. Shannan Raucci (With a Dog by My Side blog)
    May 1, 2015 at 6:33 AM (2 years ago)

    I saw this on Pinterest and had to see what yarn you used. I love the colors. It turns out to be a yarn I love working with (just haven’t used this color)! This is similar to a blanket I work on only when we go camping, but I get a lot done with this yarn. I think this is great for the beginner looking to make their first blanket or even a quick gift for someone.

    Reply
  3. Zuzana
    May 6, 2015 at 6:24 AM (2 years ago)

    beautifull blanket :-)
    how many balls did you use? thank you

    Reply
    • Jamey
      May 6, 2015 at 8:14 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi Zuzana, I used 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) of peachy ombre colored yarn for my 44″ x 55″ blanket.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
      • Lanita
        October 22, 2015 at 3:32 PM (1 year ago)

        Did you find the yarn you used in the “Big Ball” skeins? I have only been able to find the yarn you used in the regular sized skeins.

        Reply
        • Jamey
          January 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM (1 year ago)

          Yes, Lanita, I used the big 300 gram balls of yarn. You’d likely need about 12 balls of the smaller 100 gram balls.
          ~ Jamey

          Reply
        • DJ HIXSON
          January 19, 2016 at 1:14 PM (1 year ago)

          I got the big skeins at Joann, they have stores and online

          Reply
  4. Georgia
    June 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM (2 years ago)

    This looks so soft and easy to make. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  5. Cindy
    July 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM (2 years ago)

    What is the color and weight of the Bernat yarn that you used for this?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 11:58 AM (1 year ago)

      Hi Cindy, I used 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) of peachy ombre colored yarn and the blanket I made for my daughter is approximately 44″ x 55″.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  6. Esther todd
    August 4, 2015 at 10:41 AM (2 years ago)

    Working on one myself. Super easy and fast. Looks like I will be using about 6 balls of the super size. Looks nice already.

    Reply
  7. Lisa
    August 7, 2015 at 7:18 PM (2 years ago)

    Jamey, such a neat afghan. Did you use only one strand as you crocheted? It lookslike you used 2-3 strands of yarns at once. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    • Jamey
      January 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM (1 year ago)

      Hi Lisa, this is super bulky yarn so it just looks like I’m holding 2 strands at once. You really just use one strand at a time.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  8. Jessica
    August 10, 2015 at 6:56 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi there! I just started on this blanket and it’s going great so far…Thank you for the pattern!

    Reply
  9. Kathy
    August 22, 2015 at 12:30 PM (2 years ago)

    Looking forward to making this blankets..using this pattern. Hopefully, it will look like your afghan. (Sometimes, when I have to take breaks between working on something, I somehow end up with a little “unevenness” on the end – lose track of where I was, etc.) Still, I never have too many complaints. LOL. (Have crocheted a lot, but loe something that is quick and easy in case I have to stop and start a lot). Thanks

    Reply
  10. Anon
    August 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM (2 years ago)

    Beautiful blanket! I would like to crochet one and just looking for ideas!

    Reply
  11. Carolyn schmit
    December 30, 2015 at 9:07 PM (1 year ago)

    Read and retread patter but r u. Using two colors of yarn when making this afghan?

    Reply
    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM (1 year ago)

      Hi Carolyn. No the yarn itself is an ombre style of yarn, changing from peach to orange to pink along the way.
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  12. carolyn taylor
    January 2, 2016 at 11:32 PM (1 year ago)

    I love this blanket making it for a new grandbaby girl. Thank You for the pattern

    Reply
  13. Karen S
    January 7, 2016 at 11:13 AM (1 year ago)

    Been looking all day for a new pattern, for Bernat super chunky yarn. I had already started chaining, while I was looking…This is working up quickly and looks great!!
    Thank you very much!

    Reply
    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 11:37 AM (1 year ago)

      Oh I’m so glad to hear its working out well for you. Enjoy Karen!
      ~ Jamey

      Reply
  14. Happyfour
    May 4, 2016 at 6:11 PM (10 months ago)

    Hi Jamey, I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for sharing this awesome crochet pattern. I’ve made three blankets using the chenille yarn and they are warm and we love them!! This pattern is so easy to follow, works up fast and looks so nice. I added fringe to my blankets,too, as I think it makes them look complete! Glad I found your blog. Love the photos!! Thanks again!!

    Reply
  15. Cleone Berger
    August 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM (7 months ago)

    I just finished making this for my almost 17 month old! It’s so cute and warm! It’s actually perfect size for him to grow into later and cuddle in his crib now. I wanted someone warm but not too warm for winter for him, since like your daughter he overheats quickly. I ended up doing a SC border around it since dangles are not very baby friendly! Also I used the blue green and white ombré yarn and it looks awesome! Thank so much for the pattern!!

    Reply

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