Your Tuesday Blanket Crochet Pattern

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A new free crochet blanket pattern – Your Tuesday Blanket – is now available on the blog. Read all about my inspiration, the collection it is a part of and the perfect yarn I chose or scroll down for the free crochet pattern.

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FREE Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Baby crochet blanket pattern

From baby gift to throw blanket, Your Tuesday Blanket is the crochet pattern fit for everyone. The classic stripes and square shape give it a unisex feel, so it’ll blend with any style decor, and be suitable for any gender baby. It’s lightly textured and free of holes.

It’s so cozy you’ll find yourself wanting to wear it around the house all winter. This beginner-level crochet pattern is worked in the round from the center out, so it’s a breeze to adapt it to any size you’d like. All that’s left to do is decide what colors you’ll use!

Your Everyday Classics Collection

Everyone has that one crochet project that they use (or wear) constantly. It’s the perfect blend of classic, but not boring; modern, but not overly trendy. These favorites were our inspiration for Your Everyday Classics collection. In it, you’ll find 12 exclusive crochet patterns from Joy of Motion Crochet, E’ClaireMakery, and me, all designed to be your new go-to piece. We’ve covered the gamut from cardigans, blankets, and a vest, to socks and a headband. You’re sure to adore this collection of fun new patterns, and find some great gift ideas as well!

Read more about the collection and find all free patterns here. Or grab your PDF copy of the collection here.

Click here to grab the PDF of the entire crochet pattern collection

The Yarn

LionBrand Wool-Ease is a worsted weight yarn made of wool and acrylic, so you get the softness and warmth of wool, plus it’s machine washable and easy to care for. It’s a versatile and durable yarn, which is exactly what you need when you’re designing pieces for everyday wear.

The yarn is available in 16 colors that feel modern yet classic. Browse their selection and you’re sure to find something that suits your next crochet project. 

Before you Start

Materials

Size

The blanket pattern is available in 2 sizes:

  • Baby: 110cm / 43.3” square
  • Throw: 146cm / 57.4” square.

Sizes are noted baby (throw) throughout the pattern. The pictures illustrate the baby size.

Tuesday blanket crochet pattern

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in hdc, is 15 st by 10 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet

Notes

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, ch 2 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.
Crochet blanket pattern

Special stitches and Techniques

  • Back loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the back loop.
  • Front loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the front loop.
  • The magic circle (aka magic ring) is used to start the blanket. If you’re not familiar with this technique, have a look at my detailed tutorial (includes a video).

The Actual Crochet Blanket Crochet Pattern

With your 5 mm / US H – 8 crochet hook, ch 2, dc 7 in a magic ring, sl st in the 2nd ch to close the circle.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each stitch, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <16 st>

Round 2: Ch 2, dc, [(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in the same st, dc 3] around, [(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in the same st, dc and finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <32 st>

Round 3: Ch 2, [dc until the ch-1 space, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in the ch-1 space] repeat around, dc until end of the round. Join with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <48 st>

Round 4 – 10:Repeat Round 3 seven times. <160 st>

First part of the crochet blanket pattern: grey square

Switch to pink yarn.

Round 11: Ch 1, [hdc until the ch-1 space, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the ch-1 space] around. Join with a sl st. <168 st>

Round 12: Ch 1, [hdc in the back loop only until the ch-1 space, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in the ch-1 space] around. Join with a sl st. <176 st>

Round 13 – 14: Repeat Round 12 twice. <192 st>

Adding the first colored section to the crochet blanket

Grey section:

Switch to grey color yarn.

Round 15: Ch 2, [dc in the back loop only until the ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch-1 space] around. Join with a sl st.

Repeat Round 3 four times.

Switch to blue color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.

Switch to pink color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.

Switch to white color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.

Switch to pink color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.

For the baby size: Bind off

For the throw size:

Switch to blue color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.

Switch to pink color yarn. Repeat Round 11. Repeat Round 12 three times.

Repeat a grey section.           

Bind off.

Free crochet blanket pattern

Blocking and Finishing Touches

You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

Carefully block your blanket to give it its best shape.

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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