5 Crochet Blanket Patterns for Beginners

When you learn to crochet, making a blanket is like a right of passage. It is usually the first item one makes as it gives you lots of practice with basic stitches and also in making color changes. The following crochet blanket patterns are perfect for beginners.

Crochet Basics

Basic Stitches

One of the best things about most blankets is that they are comprised of the 3 basic stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. These stitches are the basic foundation and usually the first stitches you learn on your crochet journey.

Basic Tools

When it comes to the patterns below, all you will need is the most basic tools. You will definitely need yarn, a crochet hook (Here is a link to my favorite hooks), a pair of scissors, and a yarn needle. Once you have these you are all set to go. 

Most blankets are made from a worsted weight yarn (4 weight). There are many popular brands from Red Heart Super Saver to Big Twist. As you make your way on your crochet journey you will come to find your favorite yarns. 

The 5 Crochet Blanket Patterns

All Double Crochet Afghan

This blanket is so simple a kid can do it as well! You will get plenty of practice with the double crochet stitch. The simple border is made from single crochet stitches and will be a quick project any beginner will be proud of. You can find the pattern at Kristine in Between.

Granny Square Baby Blanket

The granny square is a staple when is comes to crocheting. This adorable baby blanket pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs is easy to follow. You will have this whipped up in no time! 

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

This adorable baby blanket pattern by Celeste Young Designs is a popular design. The Starburst pattern is a very popular choice for baby blankets. Not only is it a unique shape but it is easy enough for a beginner!

Color Blocked Simple Crochet Blanket

One way to practice color changes without having to switch colors a lot is a color blocked afghan. This pattern from Easy Crochet is great with bold, bright colors and uses the single crochet stitch. 

Electric Ripple Crochet Afghan

So, I am admittedly a bit partial to this one as I designed it. There are a lot of color changes but even a beginner can master the pattern of all double crochet stitches with ease. I designed this Ripple Afghan for my oldest daughter who loves the bright colors and the contrast. 

I hope you have a wonderful time creating whichever one of these wonderful patterns you choose.