If you love to crochet easy blankets with beautiful stitch designs, give this openwork stitch pattern a try!

This design is worked in rows and includes basic crochet stitches to create a textured fabric with lots of interest. It’s a great afghan (blanket) to try because:

  • Chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches are used together to create an openwork design!
  • Blankets are great gifts for baby showers and first birthdays, but this pattern is sized for Receiving, Lap, Crip, Twin, Full, Queen & King sizes!
  • Use any yarn you like to make your afghan with our stitch repeat instructions (the finished sizes are up to you)!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: multiple stitches in rows, complex stitch and row repeats, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Before you get started…

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Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

Yarn: Sprightly Acrylic Wool, worsted weight #4 yarn (236 y / 216 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein): 

  • 3 (4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 19) skeins for Blanket + 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4) for Border.
  • Example shown in Crib size using the following colors: Linen x 3 + Mint x 1 + Misty Purple x 1
  • Check for yarn substitutes!

Materials: 

  • US J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitch Key: 

Size (without border): 

  • Receiving: 24” x 29”
  • Lap: 30” x 36”
  • Crib: 36” x 45”
  • Twin: 39” x 75”
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 72” x 84”

Gauge: 

  • 16 pattern Sts = 4”
  • 6 pattern rows = 4”

Notes:

  • Border rounds will add additional length and width to finished blanket size.
  • Beginning (turning) Ch-3 counts as first St.
  • This stitch pattern can be replicated in multiples of 5 + 2
  • Video: How To change color in rows (change color as desired).

Instructions: Receiving (Lap, Crib, Twin, Full, Queen, King)

Ch 97 (122, 147, 157, 217, 242, 287)

Row 1: Skip 4 Ch (first Dc + 1 skipped Ch), (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next Ch, [skip 4 Ch, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into next Ch] 18 (23, 28, 30 42, 47, 56) times, skip 1 Ch, Dc into last Ch – 97 (122, 147, 157, 217, 242, 287) Sts

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 3, turn, work 4 Dc into Ch space, (Ch 1, 4 Dc) into each Ch space across, Dc into top of last St – 97 (122, 147, 157, 217, 242, 287) Sts

Row 3: Ch 4 (first Dc + Ch 1), turn, Dc into next St, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into each Ch-1 St across, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) into top of last St – 96 (121, 146, 156, 216, 241, 286) Sts

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, work 2 Dc into 1st Ch space, Ch 1, (4 Dc, Ch 1) into each Ch-3 space across, work 2 Dc into last Ch space, Dc into top of last St – 97 (122, 147, 157, 217, 242, 287) Sts

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into each Ch space across, Dc into top of last St – 97 (122, 147, 157, 217, 242, 287) Sts)

Repeat Rows 2-5 until 43 (51, 67, 111, 111, 123, 127) rows complete (ending on a Row 3 repeat). Fasten off.

Border

With Right Side of Blanket facing, join yarn into right side of last St in Row 1.

Round 1: Ch 3, Dc into same space, work 2 Dc into every row end across Right side. Ch 3 at corner. Continue working across last row formed: 2 Dc in 1st Ch space, 4 Dc in each Ch-3 space across, 2 Dc into last Ch space. Ch 3 at corner. Continue working across Left side: 2 Dc into every end row across. Ch 3 at corner. Continue working across Row 1: 2 Dc into 1st Ch-1 space, 4 Dc in each Ch-4 space across, 2 Dc into last Ch-space. Ch 3 (corner), Sl St to join into top of first St.

Round 2-3: Ch 3, work 1 Dc into each St around, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) into 2nd Ch of each Ch-3 corner. Sl St into top of first St to join. 

Finishing: Fasten off, sew in all ends. 

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Peace + Love + Crochet

Salena

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