Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern: The Herfst Blanket

Herfst Blanket free crochet pattern

The Herfst Blanket is an easy crochet blanket pattern that is sure to elevate your home decor. The irregular stripes and cozy texture make it the perfect throw blanket for curling up in front of the fireplace.

This is a new free crochet blanket pattern here on the blog. Read about my inspiration and the simple construction, or scroll down for the free pattern.

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free crochet blanket pattern: the herfst blanket

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Elevate Your Home Decor

Using this free pattern, you’re only a few simple stitches away from having an elegant striped afghan of your very own.

The Herfst Blanket features irregular stripes and bands of different textures that turn it from a simple wool blanket into a gorgeous piece of bedroom or living room decor. No need to be a crochet expert to make your own! It’s constructed using simple stitches, and my step-by-step instructions will ensure anyone can create one!

Before you Start

Materials

  • 6 mm / US 10 – J hook
  • 6 100g skeins (approximately 1450m / 1600 yards) of Royal Zeeman yarn (3 grey, 1 pink, 1 offwhite and 1 green).
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thickness and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Because the yarn I used is not available everywhere, and I know how painful it is to try to find equivalent yarn which will give you the same effect I have selected a few equivalent yarns for you. I haven’t tried them out myself, but they look so pretty, check them out!

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Abbreviations

This pattern follows US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • FLO = front loop only

Repeat the instructions between ** the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.

The climbing ch 1and ch 2 are not counted as stitches throughout the pattern. I use a turning ch 2 for dc stitches as I find it gives me a neater edge.

When changing color, the turning ch 1, ch 2 at the end of the row should be done in the new color. For improved readability, I will not mention it every time.

All stitches are worked in the stitch of the row below except when the stitch below is a ch stitch then the new stitch is worked in the ch space.

Gauge

Gauge is not critical for this easy crochet blanket but in rows of dc my gauge is 12st by 8 rows for a 10cm by 10cm square.

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Size

This Herfst blanket is 1m05 by 1m30 / 41.25″ by 51.25″. To increase/decrease the width you can add/remove a multiple of 2 stitches to the starting chain. To increase /decrease the length you can add/remove rows.

Special Stitches

  • Puff stitch = Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop) twice, yo, pull through all 7 loops on the hook, ch 1 to close the puff stitch.
  • Bead stitch: The bead stitch is similar to a puff stitch but done horizontally. It’s worked up around a dc stitch.

Bead stitch = dc stitch, *yo around the dc stitch post, pull up a loop* repeat 3 times, yo and pull through the next 6 loops on the hook. This leaves 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops. The bead stitch has a width of 2 stitches.

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The Easy Crochet Blanket Actual Pattern

  • With grey yarn and 6 mm / US 10 – J hook, ch 120 + 2.

  • R1 – R5: from the 3rd st from the hook, dc across, ch 2, turn.
    R6: dc across, ch 1

  • Switch to offwhite yarn
    R7: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R8: hdc in the front loop only, ch 2, turnherfst blanket crochet pattern

  • Switch to pink.
    R9: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R10: dc, * bead st, skip 1* repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R11: dc across, ch 2, turn

  • Switch to green
    R12 – R13: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R14: dc, *puff st, ch 1, miss 1* repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R15: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R16: dc across, ch 1, turneasy afghan crochet blanket

  • Switch to offwhite
    R17: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R18: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turnsimple crochet blanket pattern

  • Switch back to grey
    R19 – R26: dc across, ch 2, turn (8 rows)

  • Switch to pink
    R27: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R28: dc, * bead st, skip 1 * repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R29: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R30: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R31: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn

  • Switch back to grey
    R32 – R36: dc across, ch 2, turn (5 rows)

  • Switch to offwhite
    R37 – R38: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R39: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 1, turn
    R40: hdc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to green
    R41 – R42: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R43: dc, *puff st, ch 1, miss 1* repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R44: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R45: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R46: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R47: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn
    R48 – R49: Repeat *rows 46 and 47*

  • Switch back to grey
    R50 – R61: dc across, ch 2, turn (12 rows)

  • Switch to pink
    R62: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R63: dc, * bead st, skip 1 *, dc, ch 2, turn
    R64: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to green
    R65 – R66: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R67: dc, *puff st, ch 1, miss 1* repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R68: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R69: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R70: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R71: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn

  • Switch to grey
    R72 – R74: dc across, ch 2, turn (3 rows)

  • Switch to offwhite
    R75 – R76: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R77: hdc in the front loop only, ch 2, turn
    R78 : hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R79 – R80: Repeat *rows 77 and 78* finish with a turning chain 2.

  • Switch to grey
    R81 – R86: dc across, ch 2, turn (6 rows)

  • Switch to pink
    R87: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R88: dc, * bead st, skip 1 *, dc, ch 2, turn
    R89: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R90: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R91: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn

  • Switch to grey
    R92 – R96: dc across, ch 2, turn (5 rows)

  • Switch to green
    R97: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R98: dc, *puff st, ch 1, miss 1* repeat across, dc, ch 2, turn
    R99: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R100: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R101: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn

  • Switch to pink
    R102: dc across, ch 2, turn
    R103: dc, * bead st, skip 1 *, dc, ch 2, turn
    R104: dc across, ch 1, turn

  • Switch to offwhite
    R105 –  R106: hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R107: hdc in the front loop only, ch 1, turn
    R108 : hdc across, ch 1, turn
    R109 – R110: Repeat *rows 108 and 109*. Finish with a turning ch 2.

  • Switch to grey
    R111 – R115: dc across, ch 2, turn (5 rows)

Blocking and Assembly

You’re done with the crochet part. Bind off and weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges, block your project lightly.

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.

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If you enjoyed this easy blanket crochet pattern, you will love my other crochet for home decor patterns such as my chair socks, mandala placemats and my candy potholders. Go check them out!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Merry
    November 23, 2019 at 4:30 am

    I love the blanket but don’t know how to translate the size u listed. Could u please give me the size in us measurements so I will know what they are. Thanks for the pattern and also for doing this for me. I love working with lion heart yarn so I’m sure I’ll love this also.
    Thanks
    Merry

    • Reply
      Hortense Maskens
      November 26, 2019 at 9:17 am

      I’ve now updated the post to include size in inches

  • Reply
    Jodi Payne
    February 20, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    When you say miss 1, is that just another way of saying skip 1?

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