Ever since I first started crocheting, I’ve been hoarding crochet blanket patterns. I adore making blankets. Long-term, repetitive projects are totally my jam. There’s something so comforting about returning to a project night after night for months on end. I know this sounds like a nightmare to some crocheters who lose interest in long-term projects but they’re honestly my favourite. This is why my ‘crochet blanket patterns’ Dropbox folder is full and my ‘amigurumi’ folder only has one or two patterns in it. I love small projects but I’m in a big project place creatively at the moment and I’m loving it sick.
If I get invited to a wedding, I always make a crocheted blanket as a gift for two reasons.
- They’re always a very treasured gift.
- I really like making them and there are only so many crocheted blankets you can make for yourself.
When the invites drops in my mailbox, I hit up Ravelry to look up crochet blanket patterns. It always depends on the couple but I spent a lot of time deciding which pattern to use. Here are the factors I use to decide.
- Time – How much of it I have before the wedding. If it’s 9 months, I go nuts on a complicated crochet blanket pattern. If it’s a shorter time frame, I go for a simpler/faster design.
- Their decor – Some people couples love a traditional, bright crochet blanket pattern and others suit a more subtle design.
- Materials – The first thing I do is make sure there aren’t any wool allergies and I also think about the climate. I’m more likely to give a crochet blanket to someone who lives in a warmer climate for example.
- Size – I usually make a snuggle sized blanket, big enough for two adults to cuddle under but sometimes I’ll adjust it a little suit their lifestyles.
9 Crochet Blanket Patterns You Need To Bookmark Right Now
I adore this in the solid mustard colour but it would look great in a variety of colours too. The raised post stitches in the centre of each motif add the most beautiful texture to the blanket. I’m not sure how this crochet blanket pattern explains the construction but making it in a single colour would cut down on a lot of weaving in of ends, especially if you have to sew it together.
There’s something so wholesome about a granny square design and I particularly love this one as it has circles in the centre motifs instead of squares. The white border is genius too. Just gorgeous.
This is a crochet blanket pattern I designed for my brother and his now wife for their wedding. I used up all my leftover wool and merino for this scrappy blanket. It’s heavy and warm – I wish I had more leftover wool and merino to make one for me!
I love the concept of this blanket as you can make sections of it and it doesn’t feel like it’s too big of a commitment. I haven’t made this blanket but I imagine it would come together quite quickly once you got the hang of it.
You really can’t beat a classic chevron and I particularly love this crochet blanket pattern as it uses back and front loop stitches to get that textured rib look.
I’ve had this bookmarked for ages – how beautiful is it? A perfect gift for a more classic couple.
I’ve seen so many of these popping up on Instagram, I just had to include it in this post. This one would work very well with leftover yarn too. If you’re a regular around here, you’ll know how much I love designing projects to bust everyone’s stashes. Scrappy blankets are my favourite.
Speaking of scrappy blankets, this is my JAYG scrappy granny. Believe it or not, I didn’t purchase any yarn for this project, except for the border. The rest of it was random ends of 100% cotton 8 ply yarn. I couldn’t believe how well it all worked together. It’s probably my favourite thing I’ve ever made.
Another simple, fuss-free blanket design, perfect for a couple who isn’t into traditional crochet granny blankets.
If you’re new to crochet but you’re keen to start here are some things you need to know before you learn to crochet. You should also check out this review of ergonomic hooks, this guide for buying yarn online, this pattern reading guide and this list of bits and pieces you need to get started.
What crochet blanket patterns are your favourites? Feel free to share a link in the comments!
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