28 Free Crochet Throw Blanket Patterns

Get ready to crochet a super soft and snuggly blanket with these free crochet throw blanket patterns! Crocheted blankets always come in handy for a comfy evening on the couch, and they make some amazing gifts for family and friends. Find your next blanket to crochet among these 28 free patterns.

Throw Blankets Free Crochet Patterns - Round Up - Raffamusa Designs

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Easy & More Advanced Crochet Blankets

Whether you’re a beginner crocheter or a more skilled one, you might enjoy the challenge of crocheting a throw blanket.

For this reason, I thought of sharing a variety of patterns for all skill levels.

But before jumping into the list of free patterns that I picked for you, let’s take a look at some useful things to know about crochet throw blankets!

How big should a crochet throw blanket be?

A throw blanket is about 50″ (127 cm) by 60″ (152 cm).

However, when you crochet your blanket, you don’t need to be exact to the inch. As long as your blanket is about 50″ by 60″, it’s going to be fine as a throw!

How Many Skeins of Yarn Do You Need to Crochet a Throw Blanket?

To crochet a throw blanket, you’ll usually need above 10 skeins of any yarn type you’re using.

After looking at the yardage indicated by several published patterns, I calculated the approximate yardage for throw blankets crocheted with different yarn weights. The results are in the table below!

Yarn WeightApproximate YardageBalls of Yarn
Sport (2, Fine)4000 yds
3658 m
12 balls of KnitPicks Brava Sport (100 g, 340 yds, 311 m per ball) or 28 balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed (50 g, 142 yds, 130 m per ball)
DK (3, Light)3500 yds
3200 m
12 balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK (100 g, 302 yds, 276 m per ball)
Aran & Worsted (4, Medium)3000 yds
2926 m
15 balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100 g, 201 yds, 184 m per ball)
Bulky (5)1500 yds
1372 m
11 balls of Lion Brand Hue + Me (125 g, 137 yds, 125 m per ball)
How many balls of yarn do you need to crochet a throw blanket? – Raffamusa Designs

Please, keep in mind that these are approximate amounts of yarn and you should always read each pattern carefully to see the exact yardage for the blanket you want to crochet.

28 Crochet Throw Blankets & Afghan – Free Patterns

Here are 28 free crochet patterns for throw blankets and Afghans.

In order to make it easier to find the right pattern for you, I grouped the patterns based on the yarn weight they use:

Crochet Throw Blankets with Sport Weight Yarn

Sport weight yarn is not the most popular yarn for a throw blanket, and if you’re a beginner crocheter, I’d advise you against setting off on such a long journey.

Because crocheting a large blanket with a category 2, fine yarn will definitely be a long journey.

So be aware, only pick one of the following two patterns if instant gratification is not on your wishlist!

1. Dutch Rose Blanket

The Dutch Rose Blanket by Cypress Textiles features elegant rose hexagons in combination with granny hexagons and a unique striped corner. Finally, the blanket is enriched by a gorgeous lace border.

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn Sport (2, Fine), such as Scheepjes Stone Washed
  • Hook 3.75 mm (F/5 US, 9 UK)
Dutch Rose Crochet Blanket - Cypress Textiles

2. Nature’s Walk Blanket by Cherry Heart

The Nature’s Walk Blanket by Cherry Heart is a stunning patchwork of simply elegant granny squares. Each square features a unique lace motif which makes this blanket easy and interesting to crochet.

Nature's Walk Blanket - Cherry Heart

Crochet Throws with DK Weight Yarn

Just like for Sport weight yarn, making a throw blanket with DK (3, Light) yarn will still require strong willpower and lots of patience, but your blanket will grow a bit more quickly!

3. Neat Ripple Crochet Blanket

This Neat Ripple Crochet Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 is the perfect pattern for both beginners and more advanced crocheters who are looking for a calming, repetitive pattern, which will also make a dent in the large pile of leftover yarn in your stash.

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn DK (3, Light)
  • Hook 4.0 mm (G/6 US, 8 UK)
Neat Ripple Crochet Blanket - Lucy of Attic24

4. Picnic on the Beach Blanket

If you’re looking for a pattern that will keep you focused and excited from the beginning to the end, this Picnic on the Beach Blanket by Coastal Crochet is for you!

Picnic on the Beach Blanket - Coastal Crochet

5. Continuous Mitered Square Blanket

The Continuous Mitered Square Blanket by Petals to Picots uses a unique method to create a patchwork-like blanket without having to fasten off at the end of each square. So, there’s no need to sew squares together, no need to weave in lots of tails, just grab some self-striping yarn and enjoy!

Continuous Mitered Square Blanket - Petals to Picots

6. Fruit Garden Blanket CAL

The Fruit Garden Blanket CAL by Jane Crowfoot for Stylecraft Yarns is one of those statement blankets that will become part of your home decor for years to come.

Fruit Garden CAL - Jane Crowfoot for Stylecraft Yarns

Crochet Blankets with Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn

Aran or worsted (4, Medium) weight yarn is by far the most popular yarn for crocheting blankets.

Aran weight yarn is thick enough to make your blanket progress quickly while making your throw extra soft, squishy, and warm!

7. Solid Hexagons Throw Blanket

The Solid Hexagons Throw Blanket is a relaxing project which you can crochet one hexagon at a time while chilling on the couch in front of the TV. After joining, these solid hexagons will create a solid and warm fabric without any gaps.

Crochet Solid Hexagons Throw Blanket - Raffamusa Designs

8. Primrose and Proper Blanket

The Primrose and Proper Blanket by Kirsten Holloway Designs features a delicate lacy stitch and a very feminine style for the right amount of warmth for the cooler weather. Even if you are a beginner, this pattern is easy to figure out pretty quickly!

Primrose and Proper - Blanket Kirsten Holloway Designs

9. Rainbow Granny Blanket

The Rainbow Granny Blanket is the perfect throw if you love granny squares and all the variations of the granny stitch. The pattern comes with many video and photo tutorials to guide you from beginner to granny pro!

Crochet Rainbow Granny Squares Blanket - Raffamusa Designs

10. For the Love of Texture Afghan

Snuggle up with the For the Love of Texture Afghan by ThisPixieCreates! This heirloom piece with lots of texture will definitely keep you warm on cold days.

For the Love of Texture Afghan - This Pixie Creates

11. Lark Throw

The Lark Throw by KT and the Squid is a good easy corner-to-corner crochet blanket pattern. This blanket pattern is great for relaxing because you don’t have to think too much. Moreover, the colorwork is done so that you don’t have to fasten off! So, no ends to weave in!

Crochet Lark Throw - KT and the Squid

12. Diamonds Hexagon Blanket

When you combine hexagons with filet crochet and some awesome texture, the result is this Diamonds Hexagon Blanket designed by Made By Gootie. Such a classy and modern throw that you can pass on for generations!

Crochet Diamonds Hexagon Blanket - Made By Gootie

13. Pilson Blanket

If you’ve been wanting to try Tunisian crochet but don’t want to buy any special hooks yet, try this Pilson Blanket by TL Yarn Crafts! Both modern and sweet, this color block blanket will melt your heart.

Pilson Blanket - TL Yarn Crafts

14. Daisy Day Throw

The Daisy Day Throw by Evelyn and Peter Crochet is in full bloom and is perfect for Spring and Summer. Bring it out for a picnic in the countryside or a day on the beach!

Daisy Day C2C Crochet Throw - Evelyn and Peter Crochet

15. Island Time Blanket

For all granny square lovers, the Island Time Blanket by Mallory Krall Designs is here for you! Brighten up grey Winter days with this happy and bright blanket made using the large sunburst granny square.

Island Time Blanket - Mallory Krall Designs

16. C2C Barn Quilt Blanket

The C2C Barn Quilt Blanket by Hooked Hazel was inspired by the colorful barn quilts that you can often see across the Midwest. With its unique combination of rustic and graphic elements, this blanket is a super fun C2C project.

C2C Crochet Barn Quilt Blanket - Hooked Hazel

17. One Step Beyond Blanket

The One Step Beyond Blanket by Martin Up North is a very elegant blanket pattern with few colors but lots of structure. If you love the mosaic crochet technique, you definitely need to try your hand at this pattern!

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn Aran (4, Medium), such as Scheepjes Cahlista
  • Hook 5.0 mm (H/8 US, 6 UK)
Mosaic Crochet One Step Beyond Blanket - Martin Up North

18. Elayna’s Afghan

The Elayna’s Afghan by A Crocheted Simplicity combines a simple stitch pattern with a bold tonal contrast. The result is an elegant blanket that you can use all year.

Elayna's Afghan - A Crocheted Simplicity

19. Hubby’s Hexagon Blanket

Do you love crocheting blankets but you live in a warm country? The Hubby’s Hexagon Blanket by Winding Road Crochet is the perfect project for you. You can easily crochet it in separate pieces using cotton or other light fibers. The lacy and airy fabric will do the rest!

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn Worsted (4, Medium), such as Caron Cotton Cakes
  • Hook 5.0 mm (H/8 US, 6 UK)
Hubby's Hexagon Blanket - Winding Road Crochet

20. In a Tizzy Throw Blanket

The In a Tizzy Blanket by Polly Plum uses yarn cakes in a fun and unique way! This square blanket is crocheted in triangles that are joined as you go.

In a Tizzy Crochet Blanket - Polly Plum

21. Check You Later Throw

The Check You Later Throw by Evelyn and Peter Crochet features a modern checkered design in two contrasting colors and two different stitches. This pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters and it comes with a detailed video tutorial.

The Check You Later Throw - Evelyn and Peter Crochet

How to Crochet a Blanket with Chunky or Bulky Weight Yarn

Bulky (or chunky) blankets are very popular right now. Besides looking great, blankets crocheted with bulky weight yarn are faster to crochet for an extra boost of instant gratification!

22. Modern C2C Blanket

How do you love a classic and Modern C2C Blanket? This simple pattern by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs will literally fly off your hook! And the result is simply classic and cozy.

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn Bulky (5). The pattern uses two strands of Bernat Super Value Solids, worsted (4, Medium) yarn held together.
  • Hook 8.0 mm (11/L US, 0 UK)
Modern C2C Blanket - MJ's Off The Hook Designs

23. Bradley Afghan

The gentle, geometric Bradley Afghan by TL Yarn Crafts is perfect to snuggle! Grab your favorite colors of bulky-weight yarn and your favorite snack, and get ready to crochet your new favorite Afghan!

Crochet Bradley Afghan - TL Yarn Crafts

24. Colorado Throw Blanket

Stay warm during chilly nights with this Colorado Throw Blanket by Mama In A Stitch. Using very simple stitches, you’ll create some raised braids and crossed stitches for some amazingly comfy textures!

Colorado Throw Blanket - Mama In A Stitch

25. Fireside Blanket

The Fireside Blanket by Spotted Horse Design Co. uses the almond ridges stitch and a bold color palette to make a super chunky hug for the Winter.

Crochet Fireside Blanket - Spotted Horse Design Co

26. The Aspen Blanket

The Aspen Blanket by The Loophole Fox is a timeless crochet blanket pattern with some cozy, diagonal ribbing and simple C2C construction.

  • Get the free pattern HERE;
  • Yarn Bulky (5), such as Red Heart Hygge
  • Hook 8.0 mm (J/10 US, 4 UK)
The Aspen Blanket - The Loophole Fox

27. Cozy Days Daisy Blanket

The Cozy Days Daisy Blanket by All About Ami will brighten up your home and bring in all the beauty of a bouquet of daisies. Pick your favorite color for the background and get ready to crochet!

Cozy Days Daisy Blanket - All About Ami

28. Wildwood Plaid Blanket

Despite its very intricate look, this Wildwood Plaid Blanket by Two of Wands only requires beginner-level skills. Learn how to crochet this blanket and use a simple weaving technique to make a true heirloom piece.

Wildwood Plaid Blanket - Two of Wands


I’d love to see which blanket you’re going to crochet! Please, share a pic of your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns!

F.A.Q. about crocheted throw blankets

How long does it take to crochet a throw blanket?

Crocheting a throw blanket can take anything from a few days to several weeks. The thinner the yarn you’re using, the longer it will take you to finish your crochet blanket.

So, if you’re looking to crochet a blanket in the least time possible, it’s best to look for a blanket pattern that uses bulky weight yarn.

Can Crochet blankets be washed?

Crochet blankets can definitely be washed. Normally, the yarn label tells you if the yarn can be machine washed, in which case, you can simply place your blanket in a washing machine bag and wash it using the delicate cycle.

If your yarn cannot be washed in the washing machine, you’ll have to wash it by hand. Start by soaking your crocheted blanket in room-temperature water with a little soap and softener. Then, rinse and gently squeeze it to remove the extra water.

Finally, to dry your blanket more quickly, it can be helpful to roll the blanket inside a towel and then hang-dry it.

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