If you want to learn how to crochet a classic blanket, then this is the pattern for you! This easy blanket uses a simple stitch repeat which creates a beautiful texture that you can crochet into a baby blanket or even a throw for your living room.
Scroll on down to learn all about the stitches you’ll need to know, the yarn and as well as the full pattern in eight blanket sizes with size charts and yardage charts.
Happy Blanket Making!
The Stitches for this Blanket
To make this blanket, you will need to know three basic crochet stitches. The first stitch is the half double crochet, followed by the slip stitch and finally the single crochet all of which are fairly simple to learn.
Take a look below at a detailed explanation as well as links to the stitch tutorials if you’d like a refresher.
Crochet Stitches for a Classic Blanket
Slip Stitch (sl st): Tutorial & Video
- Insert hook into designated stitch
- YO (yarn over) and pull back through the st and through the loop on the hook.
Single Crochet (sc): Tutorial & Video
- Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
- Bring the yarn over (YO) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
- YO and pull through both loops on the hook.
Half Double Crochet (hdc): Tutorial & Video
- YO (yarn over) insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop.
- YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.
You can see how beautifully in the photo below how these stitches work together to create a wonderfully textured blanket! It is created by working a sl st followed by two half double crochets all in one stitch. You can watch the video of this blanket being worked up in the video after the pattern. It is a very similar repeat to the Charlotte Blanket which you may like to try too.
The whole blanket is worked up using Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn which is a four weight-100% acrylic yarn fiber that is quite inexpensive, easy to find and comes in a value size of 482 yards. With that much yardage, you will quickly find out that you won’t need a lot of it to make a blanket no matter what size you pick below.
To make the same color blanket as mine you will want the color Spearmint which move from light greenish blue to dark a teal and back again. It’s perfect because it means you don’t have to switch colors, and you get that gradient ombre blanket look without changing yarn skeins. Take a look at it above, so you can see how pretty it is close up!
I also wanted to mention that this yarn is washable as well as dryer safe. It gets softer and softer with each wash plus is durable making it a great fiber for blankets that will be used frequently. You can learn more about different yarn types and decide which is best for you.
Are You Ready to Start Crocheting?
Now that you know about the stitches and the yarn the only thing left is the pattern!
Scroll on down to find the free blanket pattern here on the blog in eight sizes or purchase the AD-FREE printable PDF in our shop for easy on the go crocheting.
Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Red Heart Super Saver Ombre (see yardage chart below) or any four weight yarn
- Yarn color: Spearmint
- I 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Size shown is stroller- See size chart below for additional blanket sizes in lovey, baby, receiving, throw, twin, full, queen and king.
- 8 rows x 12 sts = 3.5″ x 3.5″
- Gauge Pattern: ch 12 and follow written pattern below
Crochet Stitch Abbreviations
- hdc = half double crochet
- ch = chain
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- rep = repeat
- sc = single crochet
- Written in standard US terms
- Change blanket size by working in any multiple of 3
- Learn how to change yarn skeins & colors in crochet.
- st counts at the end of the row = the starting ch
- ch 1 counts as a st
The Blanket Pattern
Foundation Row: See chart below for starting chain of the blanket size you are making
Row 1: in the 3rd ch from the hook make 2 hdc’s, * sk 2 ch’s, in next ch do 1 sl st & 2 hdc’s, rep from * across until you are left with 3 ch’s, sk 2 ch’s, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 1 (counts as a sc) in the next st make 2 hdc’s, *sk 2 st’s, in the next st make 1 sl st & 2 hdc’s, rep from * across until you are left with 3 st’s, sk 2 st’s, sc into the top of the turning ch, turn.
Row 3 – ? (See chart below for size being made): Rep row 2.
Finishing: Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle throughout the blanket.
Blanket Size Chart
Yardage & Total Skeins
Total skeins are calculated using Red Heart Super Saver Ombre 10 oz, 482 yard size. If you are using a different four weight yarn use yardage instead.
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Classic Crochet Blanket Video
Use the video below to learn the stitches you’ll need to make this classic ombre blanket! ** If you have an ad-blocker on you may not be able to see the video.
More Free Crochet Blanket Patterns
Take a look at a few of my favorite free crochet blankets here on the blog, so you can crochet throw blankets, baby blankets and more below.
- Ombre Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra
- Falling In Crochet Blanket Pattern
- The Andy Crochet Throw Blanket