A new beginner crochet blanket pattern, the Brunch Blanket, is now a free crochet pattern here on the blog! Read about the inspiration and yarn or scroll down for the free beginner crochet blanket pattern.
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Sometimes all you need is some mindless crochet. The Brunch Blanket is just that, a simple combination of basic stitches in 2 contrasting colors is all you need to crochet this modern crochet blanket. This makes the Brunch Blanket crochet pattern a great project for beginners!
Available in 9 sizes, from baby to king size, you’re sure to find the right size for any occasion. Choose a soft pastel color as the main color and a bright contrasting color for the perfect baby shower gift. Or work with neutrals as I did for a modern farmhouse vibe.
The crochet afghan is finished with big (optional) pompoms for a fun pop of color. Worked with chunky weight 5 yarn, it works up quickly.
Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern Downloadable PDF
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Before you Start your Brunch Beginners Crochet Blanket
- 6 mm / US J – 10 hook.
- Zeeman Tweed (chunky weight 5, 100g, 72% Acrylic, 24% Wool, 3% viscose, 110m/120yds):
- 4 (6, 8, 9, 11, 20, 32, 35, 39) skeins in oatmeal color (MC).
- 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 5, 7, 8, 8) skeins in red color (CC).
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
- Optional: Clover Big pompom maker
The blanket crochet pattern is available in 9 sizes: stroller/baby, receiving, toddler, crib, throw, twin, double, queen and king. Sizes are noted baby (receiving, toddler, crib, throw, twin, double, queen and king) throughout the pattern. The pictures illustrate the throw size.
Finished blanket dimensions are:
You can easily adjust the length of the blanket by adding/removing repeats. To adjust the width, add/remove a multiple of 3 stitches.
The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 12 st by 6.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Need help figuring out your gauge and how to adjust it? Find out all you need to know about crochet gauge here.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.
The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
Tips and Tricks
When changing colors weave in your ends as you go by working the first few stitches of the next row in the new color over the end of the previous color.
The Actual Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern
With your 6mm / US J – 10 hook and MC yarn, ch 91 (121, 127, 136, 166, 202, 274, 292, 328) + 2
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd st from the hook, dc across, turn. <91 (121, 127, 136, 166, 202, 274, 292, 328) st>
Row 2: Ch 2, dc across, turn.
Row 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2 seven times.
Switch to CC.
Row 10: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, skip 2] until last st, sc in last st, turn.
Switch to MC.
Row 11: Ch 2, [dc in sc below, 2 dc in ch-2 space] until last st, dc, turn.
Row 12 – 13: Ch 2, dc across, turn.
Repeat Row 9 to 12 until total length is approximately 80 (93, 123, 143, 143, 220, 265, 265, 265) cm / 31.5 (36.5, 48.5, 56.5, 56.5 86.5, 104.5, 104.5, 104.5)”.
Repeat Row 2 6 times.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your blanket even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.
Make 4 pompoms with CC and attach one at each corner of your crochet blanket.
I made mine with the large clover pompom maker (8.5 cm / 3 – 3/8” diameter).