If you love making fast & easy crochet blankets and throws, then this pattern is for you! This super simple pattern consists of only ONE stitch and uses easy to use chunky yarn! Read on down to learn more and to start crocheting a blanket today or purchase the printable PDF here.
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Before we get started on this blanket, let’s go over the double crochet stitch, the yarn and then you’ll be ready to make your very own double crochet throw blanket!
How do I make a double crochet stitch?
If you have ever asked yourself about how to make a double crochet stitch, then this post can help with that! The double crochet is a basic crochet stitch that beginner crocheters usually learn as one of their first stitches.
You will sometimes see a double crochet stitch referred to as DC in patterns as an abbreviation, and I will also do the same in the blanket pattern below. The abbreviations will become more comfortable in your vocabulary and easier to read as you become familiar with the terms. 🙂
Be sure to get familiar with the DC by browsing through the blog post & video below that are all about the DC stitch in crochet.
Or take a look at the step by step DC stitch tutorial below made just for this blanket!
Once you have mastered the DC stitch, you will be ready to get started on this blanket! But first, let’s talk about yarn! Yeah!! My favorite part!
The Yarn that makes this blanket work up fast!
This double crochet blanket works up extremely fast because of the chunky Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn by Lion Brand that I used. Each double crochet stitch worked up with this yarn takes up more room than a typical worsted weight double crochet stitch, which essentially means you are done faster with a blanket when you use bigger yarn!
I used the colorway Fossil & fisherman for my blanket, but any color would look fabulous in this pattern! You can do all one color of yarn for your afghan or more than one like I used. I didn’t stop at specific rows. I just crocheted until colors were done and then added in a new skein. You could do the same or switch it up however you like.
I linked up a few of my favorite yarns (which happen to be the ones that I used!) below for you to take a look at and decide on what colors you will pick.
Fossil is the one on top followed by the color way Fisherman
Ready to get started?
Now that we have the double crochet stitch down and the yarn & hook handy, it is time to get started! Read on down to find the full (and let’s not forget beginner friendly) DC blanket pattern!
PRINTABLE PDF’s Are available too!
If you’d prefer a printable PDF, I have one available for a small fee in my maker shops.
Happy Blanket Crocheting!
The Free Double Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Wool Ease Thick & Quick 10 Skeins or 1700 grams of super bulky 6 yarn
- 9 mm crochet hook
- Large metal yarn needle
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- DC = Double Crochet
- 8 dc’s = approximately 5” width by 1.15” height
- 52″ x 60″ – Throw size
- Written in standard US terms
- Change the size by chaining any # to begin
- I did not figure out exact chains for other sizes of this blanket (other than the throw blanket size above) or yarn yardage amount.
- I added a border to example blanket, but that is not necessary.
THE DC blanket Pattern
Finished blanket with be a throw size of 52″ x 60″
Foundation: ch 84
Row 1: in 3rd ch from the hook dc, dc in each st across, turn the work. (81)
Row 2: ch 3, in 1st st make a dc, dc into each st across, turn. (81)
Row 3-52: repeat row 2
Finishing: To finish the blanket fasten off the yarn and weave in loose ends throughout with a yarn needle. Be sure gauge is followed and use a measuring tape to be sure of the size of your blanket.
You are done with your blanket!
Congrats on finishing this blanket! If you prefer to add a border, I’d suggest a simple single crochet border with three single crochets in each corner. If you do decide on an edge, you will need more yarn that indicated in the pattern above.
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