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One Day Crochet Blanket – Free Pattern by Crochet Dreamz

Crochet blanket lying over the end of a bed.

Need a quick, cozy gift? Look no further than this one day crochet blanket pattern! Scroll down for the complete free pattern.

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this free one day crochet blanket pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Shehnaaz from Crochet Dreamz is here with her free one day crochet blanket pattern! You can see lots of of Shehnaaz’s crochet patterns her blog, Crochet Dreamz. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Shehnaaz, take it away!

Why I Chose to Make a Simple Crochet Blanket

Hi yarn lovers, I am Shehnaaz, the designer behind I live in Wisconsin with my daughter and husband. I have been crocheting for over 10 years now and I really enjoy blogging and working from home.

I love crocheting so much that I miss it terribly if I take a break. I believe everyone should have a hobby and feel incredibly blessed to make a living doing what I love. Whoever said choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life is absolutely right.

Easy crochet blanket for beginners folded in a rectangle and placed on the back of a white chair. The blanket has wide gold, white and light blue stripes.

I take pleasure in designing easy to work projects that look good. That said, I also like designing for multiple skill levels. If you are looking for something simple, you might like my Uptown Poncho and if you would like something more Intermediate, you can try my Bentley Sweater for Boys.

I draw my inspiration from eclectic sources – colors, stitch patterns, items you see in the stores and magazines. I do not plan my projects way ahead but just make whatever comes to mind at the moment. Most of the time I do not even know what I will be designing the next week.

Easy crochet blanket for beginners laying on the side of a brown whicker basket. The blanket has wide stripes of white, gold and light blue.

My favorite part of crocheting is combining colors. I hardly shop online for yarn as I love seeing and touching the yarn. Colors can look really different on your screen.

A One Day Crochet Blanket, Really?

I have always loved quick projects. So I decided to design a simple textured blanket that people of all skill levels can enjoy. This blanket will take only few hours of your time and will make a perfect gift for anyone you love. If you love making blankets, you might also like my 4 Hour Afghan and my Peek a Boo Blanket.

Quick-Working Yarn

I mostly use Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice and Lion Brand Heartland yarn. This time I wanted to try something new, so I tried Lion Brand Color Made Easy and absolutely loved it.

It is a bulky size 5 yarn but not too thick or rope like. The yarn has great stitch definition and the stitches don’t just blend in like other bulky yarns. The yarn comes in my favorite bright colors which are generally hard to find in a yarn of this thickness. This yarn will be great for making chunky hats, cowls and sweaters too.

Free crochet blanket pattern made with Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn

I am excited to design more projects with this yarn. Since this yarn comes in many beautiful colors, I am sure you will find a color combination that suits your taste. I think colors Kombucha, Alabaster and Basalt would work great for this pattern. You can also try Avocado, Alabaster and Wheat for a more neutral look. The yarn is 100% machine washable and dryable, making it perfect for every day items

Skills Needed To Crochet This Blanket In One Day

You should know the basic crochet stitches and how to work a half double crochet decrease. I would categorize this pattern as advanced beginner.

An easy textured stitch pattern combined with a simple yet beautiful border makes this afghan a project that people of all skill levels will love. New crocheters looking for a mindless Netflix project, someone looking for a last-minute baby shower gift or a seller looking to build craft fair inventory will all enjoy this project.

The stitch pattern is so easy and repetitive that you will memorize it in no time. So get your hook, some Color Made Easy yarn in the colors of your choice and get started.

If you would like a copy of the pattern so you can comfortably work sitting on your couch, you can purchase a PDF copy of the blanket pattern here.

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One Day Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

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Explanation: If you are a beginner, you will love this one day crochet blanket designed using simple stitches. You can make it for your home or as a baby shower gift. Made with a bulky yarn this blanket will calm and soothe you like a weighted blanket. It is a quick pattern that can be made in just one day.

The stitches used are single crochet, half double crochet and half double crochet decrease.

This blanket was designed using Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn. It is a size 5 bulky yarn that comes in a gorgeous array of colors. I am sure you will be able to find a color combination that suits your decor. It is 100% acrylic and machine washable and dryable to boot.

Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Weight: 5/bulky – 247 Yds, 7 oz)
Birch (#195-100) – 2 balls
Mineral Yellow (#195-159) – 2 balls
Blue Moon (#195-106) – 1 ball
U.S K (7.0 mm) crochet hook
• Yarn needle
Stitch markers

• 34 inches wide and 35 inches long

• 8 Pattern Repeats = 5 inches

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sk – skip
beg – beginning
YO – yarn over

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Hdc2tog: (YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop)twice, YO and pull through all the 5 loops on your hook.

• Placing a marker in your turning ch will help you see where to work your last st.

If you love quick crochet blankets, check out my 3 Hour Crochet Blanket and my 4 Hour Crochet Blanket.

With Yellow color yarn, Ch 53. You can chain any odd number to make your blanket wider.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, *(ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next st), repeat from * to end of the row, turn—–27 sc

Row 2: Ch 3( counts as a hdc and ch 1), *(hdc2tog across next ch-1 space and sc, ch 1), repeat from * to last sc, 1 hdc in last sc, turn.—–25 pattern repeats or hdc2tog

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), 1 sc in adjacent ch-1 space, *(ch 1, sk next hdc2tog, 1 sc in next ch-1 space), repeat from * until you work a sc under beg ch-3, 1 sc on top of beg ch-2, turn.—28sc

Row 4: Ch 2 ( counts as sc + ch 1) sk the next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, *(ch 1, sk the next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space ), repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in beg ch-1, turn.——27 sc

Row 5: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), 1 sc in adjacent ch-1 space, *(ch 1, sk next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 space), repeat from * until you work a sc under beg ch-2, 1 sc on top of beg ch-1, turn.—28sc

Row 6: Ch 2( counts as a hdc), *(hdc2tog in next sc and next ch-1 space, ch 1), repeat from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, 1 hdc on top of beg ch-1, turn.—–25 pattern repeats or hdc2tog

Repeat Row 3 to 6, two more times.

Last Row of first stripe: Repeat Row 3 and join color Birch at the end of the Row, turn.

For all the rest of the stripes you will repeat the above Rows as follows:

Rows 4 to 6: Repeat once

Rows 3 to 6: Repeat 3 times

Row 3: Repeat once, join color for the next stripe at the end of the Row.

My blanket had stripes in the order Yellow, White, Blue, Birch, and Yellow. After you have 5 stripes in total, fasten off.

Adding a Border to Your Crochet Blanket

Round 1: With Birch color yarn, sl st to the fasten off corner, ch 1, 1 sl st on the side of your blanket, distribute sc sts as evenly as possible all around the blanket working 3 sc in each corner. When you reach back where you started, 3 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc+ch 1), sk next sc, 1 sc in next, *(ch 1, sk 1, 1 sc in next), repeat from * and in each corner st work (sc, ch 1, sc). Once you reach the corner where you started, (sc, ch1, sc) in the corner, ch 1, sk next st, sl st to beg ch-1. Do not turn.

Round 3: Ch 1, *[( sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 space, sk next sc], repeat from * all around, sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing the Blanket

Weave in all the tails left.

Thanks again to Shehnaaz of Crochet Dreamz for sharing this free simple crochet blanket pattern! Be sure to check out Shehnaaz’s blog for lots more free, simple crochet patterns!

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1 Comment

  • Miss Daisy
    June 6, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Thank you – love All your patterns.


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