Use this free pattern to make an easy crochet Christmas blanket. This is a great pattern for getting in the mood for the holidays.
The free crochet Christmas blanket pattern uses a combination of basic crochet stitches and easy color repeats. Once you’ve crocheted a few rows, the pattern repeat is easy to remember and makes this a relaxing project to make.
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The lacy panels use a stitch repeat that combines shell stitches with double crochets and chain spaces. These lacy panels are framed by more solid rows of straight double crochet to give the blanket stability.
Switching bands of color between red and green yarns is easy as well. So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crocheter, this should be an easy blanket pattern.
Pattern Options for the Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket
The Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket is a free pattern for a crochet Christmas blanket in US crochet terminology. This complete written pattern is included for free on the blog below.
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About the Inspiration for the Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket
What could be more festive that crocheting a blanket especially for the Christmas season? Plus, if you work on it in the cooler months, you get to start enjoying its warmth as you crochet. And if you’re still working on it in December, maybe you can enjoy crocheting it while you look at the lights on your Christmas tree.
The inspiration for this design was to develop a beautiful blanket with an easy pattern. That way crocheters of any skill level could enjoy making Christmas blankets.
The color combination of red and green panels is easy to remember too. I wanted something you could pick up in the evenings like I did to get in the mood for the holiday season. And once it’s finished, it will be a great addition to your holiday decor.
Or give it as a generous gift to a friend or family member. It’s the perfect size for use as a Christmas throw. Imagine the joy of unwrapping the blanket as a special gift on Christmas morning.
About the Yarn
The sample blanket uses Lion Brand Heartland which is one of my favorite worsted weight yarns. It comes in nice squishy skeins with colorways inspired by beautiful natural locations.
I chose the Redwood and Kings Canyon colorways because they are red and green. They are also both slightly heathered which gives the blanket a snuggly country look. And the red and green are perfect for traditional Christmas decor.
The acrylic yarn is also super soft which makes it a delight to crochet. The blanket is also so much fun to use. While is it not a super warm blanket due to the lacy design, it is perfect for taking the chill off while sitting in front of a fire or watching TV.
Or choose your favorite worsted weight yarn choices to give the blanket your own unique look. Feature other colors in your holiday decor? You could easily choose different colors for your blanket to match your holiday decorations.
Easy Christmas Blanket Pattern
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 medium) in red and green. Approximately 1150 yards of red yarn color and 950 yards of green yarn color.
Shown: Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic), 251yd[230m]/5oz[142g]: #113R Redwood (red), #180G Kings Canyon (green), 5 skeins of red, 4 skeins of green.
Hook: Size J/10 (6.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. (these are my favorite crochet hooks).
Notions: Tapestry needle, tape measure.
Sizing and Gauge
Finished Measurements: Approximately 51.5” wide and 65” long.
Gauge: 12 sts and 6 rows = 4” x 4” in dc.
- Work row one in the bottom bumps of the base chain. These are also sometimes called the back bumps.
- Dc rows will have a stitch count of 155 dc.
- Shells and dc rows will have a stitch count of 19 shells, 42 dc, and 18 ch-1 sps.
- Change colors by working the last dc of the row in the old color up to the final two loops on the hook. Then yarn over with the new color and complete the stitch with the new color. Begin next row with new color.
- Follow the color sequence below for color changes. You will be alternating 7 rows of red with 7 rows of green and ending with 7 rows of red.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
ch-1 sp(s): chain one space(s)
dc: double crochet
Special Stitch Abbreviation and Instruction:
shell: work 5 dc in one st; tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-do-a-5-double-crochet-shell
Base Chain and Rows 1 – 7: Red (7 rows).
Rows 8 – 14: Green (7 rows).
Rows 15 – 84: Repeat color sequence of rows 1 – 14 (70 rows).
Rows 85 – 91: Red (7 rows).
Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern
Multiple: 8 + 5
Base Chain: Ch 157.
Row 1 (dc base row): Dc in fourth ch (skipped chs count as a dc) from hook and in each ch across, turn. (155 dc)
Row 2 (shells and dc row into dc base row): Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in next 2 sts, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, sk st, dc in next st; rep from * to last 8 sts, sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, dc in last 3 sts, turn.
Row 3 (shells and dc row): Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *sk 2 sts, shell in center dc of shell below, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * to last 8 sts, sk 2 sts, shell in center dc of shell below, sk 2 sts, dc in last 3 sts, turn.
Rows 4 – 6 (shells and dc rows): Rep row 3.
Row 7 (dc end row): Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st and ch-1 sp across, turn.
Row 8 (dc base row): Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, turn.
Row 9 – 14: Rep rows 2 – 7.
Rows 15 – 91: Rep rows 8-14.
Finishing: Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Other Crochet Patterns You Might Enjoy
For other projects to make for the holidays, check out the free pattern for the Crochet Christmas Coasters. These costers use the tapestry crochet technique in single crochet. They make a great gift in the holiday season.
You may also enjoy the free crochet patterns on the blog for quick gift items like the Berry Red Cowl and the Primrose Hat. The Vale Hat is also a great pattern for a quick winter gift. It uses super bulky yarn so it works up super fast.
And if you are looking for more ideas for crochet Christmas patterns, check out my round-up post on 70 quick patterns for crochet Christmas projects where you can find patterns for ornaments, table and kitchen decor, stockings, scarves, cowls, all kinds of bags, hats, and more!