2-Hour Couch Potato Blanket + Video

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Super soft, super plush and super easy to crochet! The 2 Hour Couch Potato Blanket is a free crochet pattern that now includes a video tutorial. Make it with your favorite colors of Bernat Blanket Extra Thick Yarn and a 25 mm hook.

Sometimes you just need a blanket to cover your lap when you are sitting on the couch. I do most of my blogging and pattern designing sitting cross-legged on our living room couch with my laptop on a tv tray in front of me.

2 Hour Couch Potato Blanket Pattern using Seed Stitch. Yarn: Bernat Blanket BIG + Hook: 25 mm. Free Crochet Pattern. Video Tutorial.

2-Hour Couch Potato Blanket

Sometimes it can get a little bit cool and I wanted a blanket that could cover my lap but not hang off the edge of the couch and onto the floor. Here is a super quick and easy blanket I crocheted specifically for this purpose.

I have updated the original pattern to include a blanket without the side fringe. The video demonstrates how to carry your unused yarn color up the side of your project to reuse on a future row. This will allow you to add a simple edging to the entire blanket.

The video tutorial also demonstrates how to finish off one yarn color at the end of the row and then add a new color at the beginning of the next row. To add the simple, effective fringe that I have on our original Couch Potato Blanket. Have fun making this quick project!

 Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

  • 26 inches wide, 56 inches long (5 balls Bernat BIG yarn) – 2 hours approximate crochet time (begin with ch 36 and work 15 rows)
  • 52 inches wide, 56 inches long (10 balls Bernat BIG yarn) – 4 hours approximate crochet time (begin with ch 72 and work 15 rows)

Gauge

Gauge is not imperative. approximately 2 inches per 1 sc stitch; approximately 3 inches height for 1 row

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

Couch Potato Blanket Video Chapters

Notes (please read this)

  • The pattern is written to create a side-fringe for your blanket. If you want to add a crochet edging to this instead, change your yarn colors at the end of each row on the last yarn over of the stitch. I have filmed a video tutorial to show you how to carry your unused yarn colors up the side of your project from the end of Row 2 onward here. It works best with 3 colors because you will always have the yarn color you need at the row end.
  • To create the side-fringe, finish off your current yarn color at the end of the row leaving a 6 to 7-inch tail of yarn (see Row 1 in the video).
  • Turn your work and join a new yarn color with a standing single crochet (sc), leaving a 6 to 7-inch tail of yarn (see Row 2 in the video).
  • You can replace the standing single crochet with a slip stitch to join and chain 1 if you prefer.
  • Once the blanket is complete, tie the yarn ends for each row edge together in a double-knot (to form the fringe edge).
  • Trim all the ends to an equal length (approximately 5.25 inches) to make them nice and neat.
  • This stitch pattern works on a multiple of 2 for the foundation chain.

The colors I used are:

Color A: Teal
Color B: Light Teal
Color C: Grey
Color D: Vintage
Color E: Grape

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Couch Potato Blanket Pattern Instructions

Couch Potato Blanket 2 Hour Blanket
26 inches wide, 56 inches long (5 balls of yarn) - 2 hours approximate crochet time (begin with ch 36 and work 15 rows)
2-Hour Couch Potato Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern from Oombawka Design Click to Tweet

R1: Color A: Ch 36, beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch**. Work from * to ** across. Finish off Color A, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R2: Join Color B: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color B, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R3: Color C: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off Color C, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R4: Color D: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color D, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R5: Color E: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off Color E, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R6: Color A: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color A, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R7: Color B: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off Color B, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R8: Color C: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color C, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R9: Color D: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off Color D, turn.[18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R10: Color E: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color E, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R11: Color A: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** across. Finish off Color A, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R12: Color B: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color B, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R13: Color C: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across. Finish off Color C, turn. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

R14: Color D: 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the first ch1sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across, ending with 1 sc in the final sc of the row. Finish off Color D, turn. [19 sc, 16 ch1sp]

R15: Color E: 1 sc in the first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next ch1sp**. Work from * to ** across. Finish off Color E. [18 sc, 17 ch1sp]

Finishing:

Make sure all the finishing ends (i.e the yarn you finish off at the end of a row) are tied in a double knot with the beginning ends (i.e. the yarn you change to for the next row). Then trim all the fringe ends to the same length on each side of the blanket. I trimmed mine to be 5.25-inches on each side.

Finally, look at your blanket and locate the two corners where you are missing a fringe. cut a length approximately 14-inches long in a corresponding color and tie it securely (double knot) to the corners. Trim to the same length as the others.

Couch Potato Blanket Close-up

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25 Comments

  1. Hi Lu, I didn’t but I will 🙂 I will try to put up a video this week for it. It won’t be the same yarn but it will get you started 🙂 Hope this will help, Rhondda

  2. Did you make a video for this ? I’d love to make It but need a visual.
    Thanks !

  3. Hi Tammy, I don’t think I have this yarn anymore but I could film it with normal yarn if that helps?

  4. Hi Lauren, The blanket is crocheted lengthwise so you would follow the exact pattern to create the longer blanket and then keep repeating your rows until you reach the finished width you want. So chain 36 and then repeat the pattern until you reach your desired width. All the best, Rhondda

  5. Hi Vicky, The blanket is worked with the same number of stitches. The larger blanket makes only the one dimension larger.
    52 inches wide, 56 inches long (10 balls of yarn) – 4 hours approximate crochet time

    The smaller blanket is still 56 inches long, it is just not as wide.
    26 inches wide, 56 inches long (5 balls of yarn) – 2 hours approximate crochet time

    Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. I’m trying this again . Computer problems. How many beginning chains do I need for the larger blanket? The small one says 36.

  7. Hi Maryann, Yes you could – depending on the bulkiness of the yarn the finished size will change (and it won’t take only 2 hours to make). You could also even use 2 or 3 strands of yarn held together. Have fun! Rhondda

  8. Can you make this blanket using a less bulk yarn using the same pattern? I love the pattern, but I am not a fan of the yarn.

  9. Hi Mary, No, I’m sorry. I don’t have a video tutorial for this blanket stitch. I have added it to my request list though! Thank you, Rhondda

  10. Hi Rhonda,
    I am a visual person, so do you have a tutorial of this on YouTube? I need from beginning to end:)

  11. Tying the tails to make a fringe is really cool idea and looks great!!

  12. Joann has it year round maybe some colors are seasonal but they always have it

  13. That’s really pretty!
    If I want to make it bigger can i add any number of chains to the foundation? or does it go by multiples or an even amount of chains etc?
    Also, if I’m not changing colors I’m basically just repeating row 2 and 3?

  14. I’m starting to think this as well Jamie – I’m going to have to see if I can make it using 2 strands of their regular yarn…

  15. I found a replica of this yarn….It’s called Yarn Bee Eternal Bliss. Hobby Lobby carries it & is cheaper than Ebay. No one seems to have the Bernat Big yarn, I’m waiting to hear back from Bernat..

    So shop till you drop & enjoy!
    Peg E.

  16. Hi Maria, I used 5 balls. 1 of each color to make the ‘smaller’ blanket (2 hour option). Thanks 🙂 Rhondda

  17. Where can I find the yarn for this project? I have tried michael and joanns, but the yarn they have seems thinner that what you have shown.