Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket

Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket
Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket

Tired of your old store bought crochet afghan? Work up your own creation with this Easy Everyday Crochet Blanket. It'll sit nicely on your bed when not in use and best of all is that it's an easy crochet pattern that's perfect for beginners.

Worked in different shades of gray and a vintage white color, you're sure to wow yourself with this crochet blanket. If white and gray aren't your style, work this up in a custom color combination that suits your personality. A series of repetitive double crochet stitches gives the look of the ripple stitch, which is simply stunning in this color palette. It's simple and neutral so it will work with many different decor elements, making it a great crochet afghan to give as a gift. 


Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge6 dc and 3 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 52" x 65" [132 x 165 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket™ (10.5 oz/300 g; 220 yds/201 m) or (5.3 oz/150 g; 108 yds/98 m) Main Color (MC) Dark Grey (10044) or (00044) 610 yds/555 m or 3 (6) balls Contrast A Vintage White (10006) or (00006) 490 yds/445 m or 3 (5) balls Contrast B Pale Grey (10046) or (00001) 250 yds/230 m or 2 (3) balls
  • Size U.S. N/15 (10 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Instructions for BLANKET:

With MC, work 10 rows.
With A, work 10 rows.
With B, work 5 rows.
With MC, work 5 rows.
With B, work 5 rows.
With A, work 10 rows.
With MC, work 10 rows.
These 55 rows form Stripe Pat.

With MC, ch 115 (see chart below).

  1. 1st row: (RS). 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. *3 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Rep from * to last ch. 3 dc in last ch. Turn.
    2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *3 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 3 dc in last dc.
    Rep 2nd row for pat.
    First 2 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
    Cont in Stripe Pat until 55 rows of Stripe Pat have been worked.
    Fasten off.

Video Tutorial:

Check out the video tutorial for this crochet afghan below:


(SPECIAL) Dc3tog
(Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through 4 loops on hook.

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Hello. I am a little confused on the last stitch of the row. Do you go into the big chain loop or just the one little stitch?

The chart diagram with key is very much appreciated. I have been learning to crochet via diagram instead of written pattern because there are so many great patterns that I have found that are not in English. The chart diagrams are universal. This pattern even has a video tutorial. Thanks!

Here is my very first crochet project....ever what do you think? I used burgundy (purple plum) because the pale gray wasn't available at store. These colors work better in my living room. I have a friend who wants one with Clemson Tiger colors (orange, purple, and white) which I'll make when the yarn gets here.


Really beautiful. Fantastic job! Thank you so much for sharing :) - Krista, Editor

Thank you!

Hi I'm very new to crocheting and I wanted to make this as my first big project Seems easy enough I crochet my initial chain of and then start I'm good with all the stitches and am being very careful with the counting and making sure I make the appropriate double crochets in the appropriate stitches The problem comes in when I am at the end of the first row Following the instructions and looking at the chart I'm supposed to do double crochets into the very last stitch however I never seem to have a last stitch to put the double crochets into before I can make the turn I've started over times now and never end up with that last stitch What could this mean Is the foundation row chain count really Could I maybe be accidentally skipping a stich somewhere I'm so confused right now with trying toRead More figure out why I can't get the first row correct Can anyone help me Please and thank you

Hi! I'm so sorry that your first project is not going smoothly. I have not attempted this yet. Perhaps checking out the source may help. They also have a section for comments so you can ask the designer if you want. Good luck, Krista, Editor http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/grey-scale-blanket.html?id=198886

Hi. Thank you. I'll see if I can contact the designer. Thanks for the link.

Hi everyone. Just a quick note that I have figured out my problem and am now well on my way on this project. I had to change one color because the pale gray wasn't available. I chose a burgundy to use as the main color (MC)...Vintage White for the A color, and the Dark Gray for the B color (which would have been the pale gray. I'll post up a photo when I'm finished. Thanks again for the link to the designer's site. That helped a lot. Christine

Great to read! I love burgundy and think that will look stunning!

Tried this craft? What did you think?

My blanket keeps bunching even with loose stitches. Could you please help me?

I need the directions for a queen size bed. Thank you.

Doesn't seem to show two sizes, so why are there two amounts for the yarns? Example Dark Grey (10044) 3 (6) balls. Is it three balls or 6 balls. I would say 6 for a twin sized bed, but maybe I'm wrong. I'd like to make this but want to be sure and buy enough yarn. Thanks.

Hi there - I double checked the pattern on the Yarnspirations site, and they have just three balls per color listed in the supplies. This would make a bed that's approx. 52 x 65. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

Sorry, I'm confused about the colors and amount of yarn/ball for each. MC is what? Dark Grey (10044) 4 balls = Contrast A Vintage White (10006) 1 ball = Contrast B Pale Grey (10046) 1 ball = ?? This is a great pattern, and I love using Bernat Blanket, so my rating is not for poor pattern but my confusing on colors.

Hi there, My apologies for the error in the pattern - the colors and amounts are as follows (and the pattern above is updated with the correct information): Main Color (MC) Dark Grey (10044) 3 (6) balls; Contrast A Vintage White (10006) 3 (5) balls; Contrast B Pale Grey (10046) 2 (3) balls Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns

Thank you for your quick response! I'm anxious to try this blanket.

Please explaine the sts when it says to dc2tog and dc3tog never had a pattern that called for this so i never did it Thank You Donna

This a way of decreasing your stiches. You work 2 DC together as 1 stich, and 3 DC together as 1 stich. I hope this helps. Cheryl

How can I make this for a California king size bed.

So the idea of using dc2 and dc3, is make the ripples deeper? Is that right?

This pattern was easy to follow and mine turned out great!

Your blanket is beautiful. Could you tell me how many chains you started with and how many rows you made? This looks like it's on a full size bed. Is that correct? I'd like to get the size right to make one.

I see four colors...is this made with four or three colors. What is the MC supposed to be....?

Doesn't MC mean "main color"?

Yes. I don't know why you couldn't make it with your choice of 3 colors, or 4. Be creative with it. )


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