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. 

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. 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.

Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket Pattern 

Materials:

  • Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
  • Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn – Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn – 4 x 300 grams balls (255 yds) in Peachy. 
  • Scissors

Directions:

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

If you choose to make this blanket smaller or larger, for the initial chain, make in multiples of 6. For example 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72. etc.

Ch 60.

Row 1: In the 4th stitch from the hook, *2dc, skip a ch,* repeat until at end of row with 1 dc in the last chain. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in first ch, *skip 1 st, 2 dc in the next st* and repeat until the end of the row with 1dc in the top of the turning chain (making sure the 2 dc should be in between the “v” stitches from the first row). Turn.

Row 3 – 50: Repeat Row 2

Fasten off.

ADDING FRINGE

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.

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Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

Quick and Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

54 Comments

54 Comments on Easy Cozy Crochet Blanket

  1. Nicole
    April 12, 2015 at 5:30 AM (4 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.

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    • Jamey
      January 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM (4 years ago)

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

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    • Cathy
      November 21, 2016 at 11:37 AM (3 years ago)

      I got my yarn in the big balls at Michaels! I live this yarn and pattern.

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      • Cathy
        November 21, 2016 at 11:38 AM (3 years ago)

        Love. Sorry.

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  2. Shannan Raucci (With a Dog by My Side blog)
    May 1, 2015 at 6:33 AM (4 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.

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  3. Zuzana
    May 6, 2015 at 6:24 AM (4 years ago)

    beautifull blanket 🙂
    how many balls did you use? thank you

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    • Jamey
      May 6, 2015 at 8:14 AM (4 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

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      • Lanita
        October 22, 2015 at 3:32 PM (4 years 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.

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        • Jamey
          January 19, 2016 at 12:01 PM (4 years 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

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        • DJ HIXSON
          January 19, 2016 at 1:14 PM (4 years ago)

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

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      • Annie
        October 9, 2017 at 12:04 PM (2 years ago)

        Lovely blanket, I have a couple skeins of this exact yarn just waiting for me to have the time to crochet…but I have to laugh – do you ever get tired of answering questions that are clearly answered by reading the post? LOL

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

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

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  5. Cindy
    July 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM (4 years ago)

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

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    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 11:58 AM (4 years 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 (4 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.

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  7. Lisa
    August 7, 2015 at 7:18 PM (4 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.

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    • Jamey
      January 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM (4 years 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

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  8. Jessica
    August 10, 2015 at 6:56 PM (4 years ago)

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

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  9. Kathy
    August 22, 2015 at 12:30 PM (4 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

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  10. Anon
    August 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM (4 years ago)

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

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  11. Carolyn schmit
    December 30, 2015 at 9:07 PM (4 years ago)

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

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    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 12:02 PM (4 years ago)

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

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  12. carolyn taylor
    January 2, 2016 at 11:32 PM (4 years ago)

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

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  13. DJ HIXSON
    January 6, 2016 at 12:37 PM (4 years ago)

    has anyone else made this afghan? I do not see how you can make this double strands with 7 balls of this yarn which is 81 yds each skein. A baby blanket maybe but not 45 x 60

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  14. Karen S
    January 7, 2016 at 11:13 AM (4 years 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!

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    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 11:37 AM (4 years ago)

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

      Reply
  15. Vivienne Crawford
    January 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM (4 years ago)

    Looks gorgeous. What size crochet hook did you use please? On the link to this pattern it says 16mm, but on your pattern it says 11.5mm

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  16. Ann gossop
    January 27, 2016 at 12:24 PM (4 years ago)

    Could you tell me what size crochet hook you use for the blanket.i would love to have a try at it. Thanks

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  17. Linda
    February 7, 2016 at 11:18 PM (4 years ago)

    Hi, i saw this and wanted to make one for my niece who will be arriving in April. But I’m an absolute beginner – never crochet before. I’m a nursing student and don’t know when I can find the time to crochet a baby blanket as big as yours. And I want it in that size so she can still use it when she gets bigger. By any chance, would you be able to crochet the exact same one for me? I’ll pay you!

    Reply
  18. Hanah
    February 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM (4 years ago)

    If I use 150g fabric that is 108 yards how many balls do it need?

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  19. Happyfour
    May 4, 2016 at 6:11 PM (3 years 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!!

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  20. Jenifer
    June 7, 2016 at 2:52 AM (3 years ago)

    Hello
    Love the blanket but could you please tell me want amount of chains you did for the size of yours
    Regards
    Jenifer

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  21. Brooke Hudson
    June 12, 2016 at 10:05 PM (3 years ago)

    Is the directions for the 44×55 sized blanket that you made. If you wanted it big enough for an adult(6’2″) how many chains would you start out with?

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  22. Cleone Berger
    August 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM (3 years 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!!

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  23. Kathy
    August 26, 2016 at 5:43 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this pattern.
    One question, in #2, you write “not turning your work”. Do you work from left to right on every other row?

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  24. Melissa Compton
    August 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM (3 years ago)

    I want to make mine for a seven year old. How many did you chain for your daughter’s? 60 doesn’t seem big enough.

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  25. Serena
    September 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM (3 years ago)

    How many chains in your base chain? Trying to decide how big to make mine. Would yours cover a twin bed? We love big blankets here at our house.

    Thanks,

    Serena

    Reply
  26. Jean
    September 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM (3 years ago)

    I just bought red heart yarn which is not bulky. How can I adapt pattern to yarn? Love pattern

    Reply
  27. Deana
    October 13, 2016 at 7:03 PM (3 years ago)

    Could another border be added besides fringe??

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  28. Liz
    October 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM (3 years ago)

    Who doesn’t love a quick & easy afghan, especially being busy girls. Thank you, Jamey.
    Liz

    Reply
  29. jessica
    December 27, 2016 at 8:49 PM (3 years ago)

    I saw that you have a youtube channel is there anyway that you could do the reverse double crochet? I have looked all over and can only find the single/crab stitch. I really don’t think I’m doing it correctly. Thanks. Also Love the pattern cant wait to give each one of my great nieces a blanket.

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  30. Regina Everman
    August 31, 2017 at 12:56 PM (2 years ago)

    I love using Bernet blanket yarn! This will be so simple for me to work up and sell at my fall craft shows. It seems I can’t keep enough afghans in stock with the upcoming season. So, with one that can be worked up quickly will save me the added time to work on it. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  31. Arline
    October 30, 2017 at 7:32 AM (2 years ago)

    i’m a beginner, though I do know some basic stitches my grandmother taught me when I was younger.
    I started with the chain, per the directions, and tried to make it as loose as possible, but as I go along, the chain is tighter than the rest.
    how do I prevent that going forward? and is there anything I can do other than restarting?

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  32. Arline
    October 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM (2 years ago)

    i’m a beginner, though I do know some basic stitches my grandmother taught me when I was younger.
    I started with the chain, per the directions, and tried to make it as loose as possible, but as I go along, the chain is tighter than the rest.
    how do I prevent that going forward? and is there anything I can do other than restarting?

    Reply
  33. Linda Barber
    November 2, 2017 at 6:32 AM (2 years ago)

    This looks like a pretty and quick afghan to work up. Can hardly wait to try.

    Reply
  34. Debbie
    November 30, 2017 at 12:30 PM (2 years ago)

    I have 8 skeins of red heart mixology super chunky 6 yarn. Would this pattern be a good one to make this blanket? Please email your answer to me? Thank you.

    Reply
  35. Kathryn Pless
    March 14, 2018 at 10:26 AM (1 year ago)

    This blanket looks so cushy and cuddly. I really like the bulky yarn since it works up so quickly, thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  36. Janette Huard
    March 21, 2018 at 6:07 AM (1 year ago)

    I need to make a replacement blanket for one that was given me years ago. I absolutely love it but I need to retire it as it has gotten old and I don’t want it to fall into bad disrepair. Your pattern looks lovely and I love the color, but I have never used bulky yarn, so going with a worsted weight and a burnished gold color…I will post a picture when finished…Thank you so much for the pattern

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  37. Tracey Clemmer
    March 25, 2018 at 12:39 PM (1 year ago)

    I would like to follow your facebook page. May I have your information. This will be my first afghan and am very excited to get started. Thank you.

    Reply
  38. Myra
    March 28, 2018 at 8:09 AM (1 year ago)

    Looking for a pattern easy to work up for my two grand girls that wanted a “pink” blanket. I can hardly wait to begin. Again thanks. Happy Easter

    Reply
  39. Evelyn
    November 13, 2018 at 2:19 PM (9 months ago)

    Hi, I am going to use L/11-8.00MM. Will that work? I just Love your blanket. Please tell me it will work. I hope it does

    Reply
  40. Pam Camron
    December 20, 2018 at 7:59 AM (8 months ago)

    Wondering about the fringe. in the past I have made a pom pom and have cut ends of this yarn it gets all over everything. How do you keep this from happening?

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  41. Kc
    December 21, 2018 at 2:26 PM (8 months ago)

    Hello, please help.
    I’m having troubles.
    I followed your 1st row.
    However, for your 2nd row, I chained 3, then put my 1st dc into the 1st open space from the 1st row. However, it says to skip 1 st but I see 2 dc from the original 1stt row.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  42. Pam
    February 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM (6 months ago)

    how much yarn do you need for the 60 inch blanket

    Reply

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