Last year I designed my Agnes Slouch Hat Pattern and Agnes Infinity Cowl and fell in LOVE with the yarns I was using together and the stitch pattern. I ended up making myself an afghan using them and it is My Favorite Crochet Blanket. Here is the pattern in case you want to make one yourself too!
Since this blanket grows with each round, you can make it as small as you want, or as large as you want. Simply repeat R4 as many times as you want for your favorite blanket and then add the edging round (R45). To make a 4-inch square My Favorite Crochet Afghan Square it will take approximately 5 rounds.
This pattern works great with 2 colors of Medium Weight Yarn  so it will be a great stashbuster pattern for you to bookmark for later. It is easy (beginner friendly) to crochet and will become one of your new favorites to use when you don’t want to use a traditional granny square stitch pattern.
My Favorite Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Last year I designed 2 patterns using this stitch pattern. I fell in love with the simplicity of the repeating pattern and it became a favorite for me.
I started working on a blanket for myself (in between my deadlines and other projects) for those times when I just wanted to crochet – without thinking – without worrying about those deadlines, the world and everything else bouncing around in my mind.
I hope that on a day when you just want to crochet – you are able to pick up this project and work away – knowing that it is super easy to make and as friendly and comforting as a granny square pattern.
You can make this as big or small as you wish – just repeat R4….to the desired size before adding the final round of my pattern.
Folded diagonally it makes a gorgeous shawl to wrap around your shoulders to block the chill in the air. Unfolded it works perfectly as a blanket for me on the couch.
You can use any 2 colors of yarn – variegated and a solid look great together OR use up your stashed yarn with this ‘almost’ granny square pattern.
- Yarn: Red Heart Roll With It Melange. 5.29 oz (150 g) and 389 yds (356 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn . Machine wash cold water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not overdry. Do not iron. Do not bleach. Red Heart Super Saver. 7 oz (198 g) and 364 yds (333 m). 100 % Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn . Machine wash and dry.
- Colors: 4 skeins in Red Heart Roll With It Melange – Catwalk, and 3 skeins in Red Heart Super Saver – Aran.
- Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Furls Streamline Swirl (Cookies N’Cream) Crochet Hook
- Finished Project Weight: Total Blanket: Color A: 16.8 oz (475 g) and 873 yds (799 m) ; Color B: 17.2 oz (488 g) and 1266 yds (1158 m)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Blanket 55 inches long X 55 inches wide
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Approximately 6 rows in 4 inches and 6 sts ( worked in sp-dc2tog, ch 1) per 4 inches
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch1sp – chain 1 space
ch2sp – chain 2 space
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sp – space
sp-dc2tog – special double crochet 2 together (see special stitch)
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* to **– Work the instructions between the asterisks as indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
[ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
Special Double Crochet 2 Together: (sp-dc2tog): yarn over hook, insert hook into specified stitch (or chain space), yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Skip 1 stitch. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch (or chain space), yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the rem 3 loops on your hook. The next sp-dc2tog will begin in the same st (or chain space) that the last sp-dc2tog finished in (where the second leg of the stitch stands). *Photo Support is at the END of the post*
Color A: Aran, Color B: Catwalk
Pattern is written with a ch 4, sl st to form a ring to begin. I prefer to use a double magic ring to begin, as it is more secure. Either is acceptable for this pattern.
Pattern does not have a turning chain for each round because I usually start each new round with a standing st. If you prefer a sl st join and a turning chain, feel free to substitute.
My Favorite Crochet Blanket Pattern Instructions
This blanket is crocheted in rounds.
Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: With Color A: Ch 4, sl st to form a ring. Ch 1 and work 12 sc into ring. Sl st to the first st to join. [12 sc]
R2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), 1 dc in the first st, ch 1. Starting in the same st as the last dc worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next st, ch 1, starting in the same st as the last dc worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join. Finish off. [8 dc, 4 sp-dc2tog, 8 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]
R3: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1. Starting in the same sp as the last dc worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1. (Starting in the same ch1sp as the last leg of the last st worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1) across ending in the next corner ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the first st to join. Finish off. [8 dc, 12 sp-dc2tog, 16 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]
R4: With Color A: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the ch2sp, ch 1. Starting in the same st as the last dc worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1. (Starting in the same ch1sp as the last leg of the last st worked, sp-dc2tog, ch 1) across ending in the next corner ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the first st to join. Finish off. [8 dc, 20 sp-dc2tog, 24 ch1sp, 4 ch2sp]
R5-R44: Rep R3 and R4
R45: With Color B: Join in any corner ch2sp. *(3 sc) in the ch2sp, ch 1, sk the next st, (1 sc in the next ch1sp, sk the next st, ch 1) across to the next corner ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join. [356 sc, 348 ch1sp]
Weave in ends
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My Favorite Crochet Blanket Pattern Photo Support for R1 to R3
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