7 Free Crochet Lap Blanket Patterns

Are you looking for a quick lap blanket pattern? If so, this roundup of free lap blanket designs may be what you are looking for!

I love making these types of blankets because they are easy to crochet and the perfect size for a weekend project. If this sounds perfect to you, too, then read on down to find seven of my favorite crochet lap blanket patterns to make.

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What is a Lap Blanket?

A lap blanket is a small, cozy blanket that keeps your legs and lap warm when you’re sitting. With this size of a blanket, you can snuggle up on the couch, in a chair, or anywhere else you want to warm up without lugging around a large blanket.

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All the lap blankets shown above can be found below as FREE crochet patterns!

What Size is a Crochet Lapghan?

If you have ever wondered how big a lab blanket is, you are not alone! They come in various sizes, but usually Lapghan blankets are about 35 × 40″ in size.

TypeSize (inches)
Lap Blanket35 x 40

But remember this can vary from pattern to pattern since they are isn’t a set rule for a standard size. They are typically slightly bigger than a baby blanket dimensions are, so they can cover a lap when they are being used.

Crocheted lap blankets are also the perfect size for new crocheters who are intimidated by a large project. So, if you are a beginner, you’ll love it!

You may sometimes see these blankets referred to as lapghans in patterns on the Internet. If you’d like to try one of these, they are the perfect small size to crochet.

You can learn more about blanket sizes in crochet and all the typical sizes you may find on the Internet.

My Favorite Crochet Lap Blanket Patterns

Take a look below at seven of our favorite lap blanket patterns that you can make right now. Each of these patterns are unique and are the perfect blanket size to finish in a few days.

Ombre Lap Blanket Crochet Pattern

If you are looking for a beautiful ombre style lap blanket, this one is it! It is the perfect size for snuggling up and staying warm.

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala

Block Stitch Lapghan Crochet Pattern

This colorful blanket is perfect for new crocheters. It has detailed instructions and a color chart to help.

Find the free block stitch lap blanket pattern from Emma Leith.

Yarn: Any medium weight #4

Cake Yarn Crochet Lap Blanket

This beautiful lapghan uses a color changing cake yarn, which means minimal weaving in of ends! If you love easy blanket projects, then this is the pattern for you to make this weekend.

Find the free grandma lap blanket pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet.

Yarn: Caron Big Cakes

Patriotic Crochet Lap Blanket Pattern

Make this patriotic crochet lap blanket that uses simple stitches to create a wonderful texture.

Find the free red, white, and blue lap blanket pattern from the Crochet Crowd.

Yarn: Caron One Pound

Iris Lapghan Blanket Pattern

With its unique stitch details and beautiful border, this blanket will be a fast favorite to crochet! If you love quick blankets that have stunning results, then this is the one for you.

Find the free lapghan crochet pattern from Highland Hickory Designs.

Yarn: Any four weight yarn

Easy Crochet Lap Blanket with tassels

This lap blanket has tons of texture and added tassels for a modern touch of tassels. If you are looking for a lap blanket with a tighter stitch for warmth, then this cozy one is perfect.

Find the free lap blanket pattern at Two Brothers Blankets.

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love

Beautifully Textured Lapghan Pattern

If you love easy crochet blankets, then you will love this beautiful lap blanket design with stripes. It uses different crochet stitches to add texture and interest, which is always a good thing to have.

Find the free textured lap blanket pattern from Salty Pearl Crochet.

Yarn: Any four weight yarn

Free Crochet Lapghan Video Tutorial

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I hope you enjoyed these free (and beautiful!) crochet lap blanket patterns! All the patterns were free at the time of this post. If you find a discrepancy, please let me know by emailing me or by leaving a comment.

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More Free Crochet Patterns

Take a look at some more of my favorite crochet blanket patterns that you may like as well.

Seven Free Crochet Lap Lapghan Blanket Patterns
The lap blanket shown above is the “Ombre Lap Blanket” from Easy Crochet. (that’s me!)


  1. I cant seem to get the free pattern for the ombré. Is there a link to the pattern I can download since my printer is not working?

  2. I have 6 granddaughters college age marriage age making a full size afghan I will be making them all afghan’s, so I’m collecting patterns. My husband never liked holds in the pattern he felt it wasn’t warm enough. Thats why I liked this one even thought it’s lapghran I’ll make it larger. Do you have instructions for a regular size in that pattern?Thank you for any help you can give me.

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