If you are wondering how to crochet an easy lap blanket then this pattern is the one you are looking for.
From the amazing texture to the simple stitches this is a blanket pattern you will come back to time and time again.
Read on down to get the free crochet pattern with details, pictures and more.
If you’d prefer the ready to print PDF pattern that is available too for the price of a fancy coffee.
The Crochet Stitches You’ll Need to Know For This Easy Blanket
You will need to know how to do a couple basic beginner crochet stitches for this blanket. Learn more about each stitch below.
Double Crochet (DC): Double Crochet Video Tutorial
Single Crochet (SC): Single Crochet Written Tutorial
Half Double Crochet (HDC): Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial
The Perfect Yarn for This Lap Blanket
You can see below all the beautiful colors that are in this colorway! Isn’t this gorgeous yarn?
Mandala Tweed Stripes is a 100% acrylic four weight yarn that is quite soft and comes in a variety of lovely colors.
I paired it with Feels Like Butta which is a 100% polyester four weight yarn that is smooth to the touch & again just like the other yarn SO soft!
The best part is that both yarns are washable and dryable! Which means that these yarns are perfect to use for blankets because they will hold up to daily use and frequent cleanings.
Learn How to Make This Quick and Easy Crochet Lap Blanket
Scroll on down to get the free blanket pattern that is the perfect size for snuggling on the couch or purchase the ready to print PDF version below.
Free Crochet Lap Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Less than 780 yards of Mandala Tweed Stripes in Dragonfly or any four weight yarn – Color A
- Less than 100 yards of Feels Like Butta in White or any four weight yarn – Color B
- 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- rep = repeat
- ch = chain
- st(s) = stitch(es)
Be sure to watch the stitch tutorial video at the end of the pattern!
- Lap: 35 inches X 32 inches
Gauge Swatch: 12 st(s) x 10 rows = 4″
Gauge Pattern: Ch 12 +2, Follow pattern as written below for a total of 10 rows.
- Written in standard US terms
- Learn how to change colors in crochet with this how to change yarn colors lesson.
- Make a different size by working a starting chain in a multiple of 2 + 2
Starting Chain Blanket Chart
Use this chart as a guide.
This chart is not meant to show you exact rows of color or yardage. Add +2 chains to whatever starting chain size you pick and follow the pattern as written.
The Simple Lap Blanket Pattern
To start: With Color A, Ch 98
Row 1: In the second ch from the hook sc, sc into each ch across, turn. (97)
Row 2: Ch 2, in the first st (aka the last sc from the row before) make a *sc, hdc and dc, sk two st(s), repeat from * across until there are three st(s) left. sk two st(s), sc into the last st. (97)
Row 3: Ch 2, in the first st (aka the last sc from the row before) make a *sc, hdc and dc, sk two st(s), repeat from * across until there are three st(s) left. sk two st(s), sc into the top of the turning ch from the row before. (97)
Row 4 – 9: Repeat row 3
Row 10: Join in Color B, Repeat Row 3
Row 11 -19: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 20: Repeat Row 10
Row 21-29: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 30: Repeat Row 10
Row 31-39: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 40: Repeat Row 10
Row 41-49: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 50: Repeat Row 10
Row 51-59: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 60: Repeat Row 10
Row 61-69: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Row 70: Repeat Row 10
Row 71-79: Join in Color A, Repeat Row 3
Finishing: Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends throughout the blanket.
How to Crochet a Lap Blanket Video
This companion video will show you the first few rows of the stitch combination that was used in the crochet lap blanket pattern.