Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern: The Herfst Blanket

Herfst Blanket free crochet pattern

The Herfst Blanket crochet pattern is an easy crochet blanket pattern. The irregular stripes and different texture enhances this simple wool blanket to a gorgeous piece of bedroom decor. Simple stitches and step by step pictures ensure anyone can make this blanket, no need to be an expert!

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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!

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.

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.

The Easy Crochet Blanket Actual Pattern

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

Easy crochet blanket pattern free

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, turn

Throw blanket crochet pattern free

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

Crochet afghan pattern free easy

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, turn

Crochet blanket pattern for beginners

Switch to offwhite
R17: hdc across, ch 1, turn
R18: hdc in the front loop only across, ch 2, turn

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 78 and 79* 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)

Bind off and weave in the ends.

Carefully block your blanket.

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.

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!

4 thoughts on “Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern: The Herfst Blanket

  1. 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

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