Easy Crochet Cottage Blanket
I adore this easy crochet blanket- my Cottage Blanket- is another free pattern here on the blog!
Have a read through the blog, choosing the perfect yarn or scroll down for the free stashbusting crochet blanket pattern which comes in twelve different sizes.
Did I say I love this easy crochet blanket? I love it because it was a great stashbusting project.
I had a bag of this beautiful yarn which was asking to be a crochet blanket so without hesitation I have answered that call.
The blanket is made up of 6 different colour sections and each section uses 1 ball of this gorgeous yarn.
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Choosing the perfect yarn for your easy crochet blanket
For this blanket I have chosen to use West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat yarn as it is a great yarn to work with.
It is a chunky roving yarn which means it has been left unspun in its natural form. The yarn lends itself to a great stitch definition.
If you prefer, you can substitute the yarn for an acrylic or other blend yarn for instance.
In this case I would recommend any Chunky yarn which is acrylic anti-pilling yarn so it will withstand a few spins in the washing machine.
This easy crochet blanket uses a great textured stitch- crossed double crochet stitch– because who doesn’t love texture. It is such a great stitch pattern that is easy to memorize.
I love the texture of this stitch because it looks great on both sides so there isn’t right or wrong side to the blanket.
It is completely reversible so you do not have to worry about which side is on show!
You can find a video tutorial for this stitch below and if you enjoy it, why not subscribe to my Youtube channel.
I have also written a separate tutorial for this great stitch, check out Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Free Tutorial.
If you are not ready to start why not pin this pattern for later
The blanket pattern is completely customisable so you can perhaps use yarn from your stash if you didn’t want to buy more yarn (I know, I know… we never have enough yarn, right?!)
I have added the quantities needed to make some of the most popular sizes of blankets so you do not have to guess whether you have enough yarn.
- West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat Yarn (chunky wool roving; 100% bluefaced kerry hill; 140m per 100g ball)
- Colours used in my blanket are 2 balls in Harmony, 1 ball each in Bliss, Mellow, Mind, Escape and Serene
|Blanket||Size (inch)||Size (cm)||Yarn quantity|
|Lovey||10 x 10||25 x 25||1 ball / 86 m|
|Security||14 x 17||36 x 43||2 balls / 186 m|
|Stroller/baby||30 x 35||76 x 89||6 balls / 747 m|
|Receiving||40 x 40||102 x 102||9 balls / 1138 m|
|Toddler||42 x 52||107 x 132||11 balls / 1538 m|
|Swaddle||47 x 47||119 x 119||11 balls / 1542 m|
|Crib||45 x 60||114 x 152||14 balls / 1883 m|
|Throw||52 x 60||132 x 152||16 balls / 2178 m|
|Twin||66 x 90||168 x 229||30 balls / 4155 m|
|Double||90 x 108||229 x 274||49 balls / 6763 m|
|Queen||96 x 108||244 x 274||52 balls / 7205 m|
|King||108 x 108||274 x 274||58 balls / 8088 m|
The above quantities are given to complete the blanket. Depending on how many colours you decide to use in your blanket, you might have to buy extra yarn.
As an example, for Throw size you will need 16 balls. To work the blanket in 6 colours you will need 16 balls : 6 sections = 2.7 balls. To round it off, you will need 3 balls per section. 3 balls x 6 sections = 18 balls.
- 7 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
7.5 crossed dc (13 dc) x 9 rows of pattern = 10 x 10 cm
Stitches and Abbreviations (US crochet terms)
ch- chain stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
crossed dc- crossed double crochet stitch (check out the video tutorial above)
- If you tend to crochet tight, use a hook one size bigger to crochet the foundation chain to stop your blanket pulling in at one side
- If you want to adjust the width of the blanket, add/take away stitches from foundation chain, make sure to chain ODD number of stitches
Easy Crochet Blanket Main Pattern
|Blanket||Starting chain||Number of rows|
Make starting chain (see table above).
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from the hook, sc into each ch across, turn.
Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first dc), * miss next st, 1 dc into next st, 1 dc into the missed st (crossed dc created); repeat from * across to end, 1 dc into last st, turn.
Row 3: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), sc into each st across and into top of beg 3 ch, turn.
Repeat Row 2-3 for pattern. For total number of rows see table above.
The blanket I made was a custom size. I started making stroller/baby size blanket but added another ball of grey at the end to make the blanket slightly longer.
To start, I chained 99 at the beginning and worked 85 rows in total and my finished blanket measures 76 cm wide x 95 cm long.
I hope you enjoy this fun crochet blanket pattern. Why not share it with your crafty friends? If you are not ready to start right away, pin this page to your favourite Pinterest Board for later!
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