One-Eyed Purple People Heater


One-Eyed Purple People Heater

The One-Eyed Purple People Heater is probably our new favorite crocheted afghan ever. Made using Red Heart's Soft Classic yarn, this free pattern is surprisingly simple to crochet because you actually crochet the motifs together as you go, so there is no sewing required. Just 2 skeins of each color yarn is used to work up this crochet afghan pattern (a total of six skeins). Next time you're ready to curl up on the couch, make sure you have this lacy afghan on hand to keep you company! This cozy blanket measures 42 inches by 54 inches when complete.

Special thanks to AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns user Elk River Rancher for the name suggestion!


  • RED HEART Soft 2 balls each 3729 Grape A, 9440 Lt Grey Heather B and 2515 Turquoise C
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook:
  • 5.5mm [US I-9]

GAUGE:Square = 6” [15cm].
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge

A, B, C = Color A, B, C;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
mm = millimeters;
sc = single
crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);
yo = yarn over;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number
of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Blanket measures 42” x 54 [106 x 137 cm]

Beginning Cluster (Beginning Cl): Ch 3 [yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice all in the same space, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Cl (Cluster):[Yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times all in same space, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.


With A, ch 4, join with slip st in 4th ch from hook to make a ring.
Round 1:Work Beginning Cl, ch 3, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ring, join with slip st in top beginning Cl – 4 Cl, 4 ch-3 corner spaces. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join B in any Cl, *sc in Cl, ch 2, ([Cl,ch 2] twice, Cl) in ch-3 corner space, ch 2; repeat from * 3 times, join with slip st in first sc – 12 Cl, 4 sc, 16 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join C in first Cl in any sc, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 here and throughout), *skip ch-2 space, sc in next Cl, 3 sc in ch-2 space, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next Cl, 3 sc in ch-2 space, sc in Cl, ch 1, skip ch-2 space**, dc in sc, ch 1; repeat from * 3 times, end last repeat at **, join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning dc – 4 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces, 4 ch-5 spaces, 36 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 5, sc) in dc, ch 5, skip 5 sc, (sc, ch 5, sc) in ch-5 space, ch 5, skip 5 sc; repeat from * 3 times, join with slip st in first sc – 16 ch-5 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 5: Join A in any center side ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same space, *sc in next side ch-5 space, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-5 space, sc in next side ch-5 space**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next center side ch-5 space; repeat from * 3 times, end last repeat at **, join with slip st in top of beginning dc. Fasten off.

(Make 62 more Motifs)
Rounds 1-4: Work as for First Motif.

Joining Round 5: Work as for Round 5 of First Motif, working slip st in corresponding ch-1 spaces of adjacent Motif along sides and corners being joined instead of ch 1. Fasten off. Repeat to join 63 Motifs into Blanket, 7 Motifs wide by 9 Motifs long.

Round 1: Join B in any corner ch-1 space of Blanket, (sc, ch 5, sc) in same space, *ch 7, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next ch-1 space, ch 7, (sc, ch 5, sc) in the slip st space between motifs; repeat from * across to next corner**, ch 7, (sc, ch 5, sc) in ch-1 space; repeat from * 3 times, end last repeat at **, join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join A in any corner ch-5 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same space, ch 2, sc in ch-7 space, ch 2, [7 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in ch-7 space, ch 2] around; join with slip st in beginning dc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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This One-Eyed Purple People Heater is perfect for people who really love the color. I like the white part placed on the center it somehow breaks the monotony of the dominant color.

Field of Violets or Grape Basket?

How about 'Dreamcatcher' !

Blueberry Fields Forever

Night Sky

or Violet Clouds

Clouds of Violets

maybe name it "Eye of the Storm"

Plum posy afghan

"Moonlit Seas"


Blooming 4 O'Clocks after the evening blooming flowers called 4 O'Clocks. Beautiful Afghan. Can't wait to make it!

why not just call it "lacy squares blanket?"

Wineberry Throw

My name for this afghan is "Pretty in Purple afghan" My mom's fav color was purple and I would of made this for her if she was still alive. She loved to crochet and made several blankets for her grandkids.

Mixed berry thow

"Wrap Me Up"

Plum Delightful

Hi! I think there may be a problem with the pattern, A couple of friends(one of whom is an experienced crochet teacher) have tried this pattern and had a lot of trouble, Thanx Nancy

Amethest Rain! It's a gorgeous purple hue and great cuddling for a rainy day!

How about Blueberry Sundae? The blueberries usually fade into the vanilla ice cream and turn it a sort of blue-ish color.

Paradise Just For You

This throw looks bold yet delicate. The colours reminded me of a wild flower - the Morning Glory - which has an almost white centre and then colours and darkens to the edges. So my suggestion for the name would be: MORNING GLORY Aurora

How about a Grape-eyed Susan?

"Early Morning Glory" -- the colors immediately reminded me of the flowers in my neighbor's flowerbed, when I leave for work in the morning.

Anybody ever make a Grape Soda Float ? The colors remind me of the ones my kids used to love!!

Call this jeweled keepsake

It looks looks berries and cream

When I first saw this picture, my first thought was, 'By Dawn's Early Light.' The colorway used reminds me of the early morning sky.

That should have said "Blackberry Cobbler"

Blackberry Cobler

The name that best describes this pattern is "Berries, berries, berries." This fantastic afghan is now my next project.

I think it should be called "Blue Sunshine"!

I would call this "Iris Eyes"

Red Heart may have named it Lacy Square Blanket, but I think it should be "Lacy Grape Delight". If it were done in other colors, obviously, it could be changed!

moods in mauve

Wild Plum Lacy Granny Marvelous design and gorgeous colors. I usually detest all the fastening off and joining with granny square afghans but I find this one tempting! I am imagining a few other interesting color combinations like the yellow and purple of pansies or other bright fiesta ware type colors. Very cool!

Very Pretty. I would call it Granny' Flower Love Afgan

I suggest "Blueberry A La Mode" for the afghan name.

Starry Night Sky

It reminds me of Morning Glory flowers. Or Blue Gentian Flowers.

Purple Haze

That's what I was thinking

Orchid Afternoons - That is what the colors remind me of.

Blue Moods

Heather and Grapes

I suggest the name "Blueberry Frills"

Lavender and lilac crochet flower square

Berry Patch or Granny's Berry Patch... It's beautiful!

Blueberry Patch ----- it is a beautiful afghan - my favorite color combo.

I would call this afghan Razzleberry.

Purple Fields

One-Eyed Purple People Heater ...

Grandmas Garden

Blue Violets

Lovely combo ... name it: Blue Danube ... or Blue Bonnets ... or Blue Bells ...

Plum Pretty!

Bewitching Garden

I think the perfect pansy throw.

Grape Fusion

popeye's throw

Moon Over My Granny ;)

This is a very pretty afghan. How about the name 'Blueberry pie'. :)


Amethyst and Azurite

Grape snowcone

Field of violets :)

Purple Bliss

Peacock Dreams

Grapetastic Afghan

Plum Crazy! :) Can't wait to try this!

I don't know why, but the name "Morning Glory" was the first thing that came to mind! The colors are lovely!


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