The Primrose and Proper crochet blanket pattern is just the project to help you welcome in cool weather! It’s lacy stitch design is feminine and delicate while providing just the right amount of warmth for chilly days. Even if you are a beginner this easy crochet blanket pattern is one you’ll be able to figure out quickly. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
Blankets make an enjoyable evening or weekend crochet project and give you a sense of accomplishment when they are complete! This was my first blanket and was such an easy pattern to crochet! If you’ve crocheted the Primrose and Proper Super Scarf before, you’ll recognize this design as being very similar.
Since beds, couches and people <3 come in all sizes, I’ve included instructions for adjusting this easy crochet blanket pattern to be as narrow or wide as you want. Just make sure the starting chain is worked in a multiple of 3, then add one more chain. The two chains you skip at the beginning count as the first half double crochet stitch of the row. Look in the “additional notes section for a link to a sizing chart that may be helpful.
This blanket pattern introduces what may by a new-to-you technique: working in the 3rd loop of a half double crochet (basically this is working into the “yarn over” of the stitch). If you’ve never tried crocheting in the 3rd loop of a half double crochet stitch, this is an easy skill you’ll pick up quickly because it’s used a lot in this blanket pattern!
I’ve included a video tutorial that shares tips for working this pattern a little further down in the pattern notes. Marking your crochet stitches at the end of the rows and then working the beginning or ending stitches in the marked ones is key for keeping this blanket from distorting as it gets longer.
Here are several more beautiful Primrose and Proper designs you may want to try:
- Primrose and Proper dishcloth, or spa washcloth
- Primrose and Proper triangle shawl
- Primrose and Proper fingerless gloves
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6 mm (J) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
2400 -7300 yards of Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart With Love in “Aran” for a 60″ x 60″ throw-King-sized bedspread.
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
prev = previous
Working in the 3rd loop of a hdc (click the link for a step-by-step picture tutorial if you are unfamiliar with the 3rd loop) – Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another “V” made by the “yarn over”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”. This is called the 3rd loop. When you are working in rows, this 3rd loop will be facing you after you turn!
See notes in pattern for information on crocheting 6 different blanket sizes.
13 hdc stitches in 4″
-You can adjust the size of your blanket by making the starting chain number divisible by 3 + 1 (the first two chains of the row count as a stitch).
-Ch 2, and ch 3 do count as first stitch of row unless otherwise indicated.
IMPORTANT *Mark the ch-2 and ch-3 with stitch markers so you don’t forget to work the final stitch of the next row into them. Your blanket will start to skew diagonally if you do not do this.*
–If your blanket is still not going straight even when you mark the first stitch (the top of your chain-2 or ch-3) and last stitch of your rows: try chaining only 1 to turn on the rows that begin with hdc, or ch 2 to turn on the rows that begin with dc. Begin the next row in the first hdc or dc stitch instead of skipping that spot where the ch-2 or ch-3 was standing in for your hdc or dc.
Watch a video tutorial of how to crochet the Primrose & Proper stitch pattern:
Primrose & Proper Easy Crochet Blanket/Afghan Pattern (US Terms):
Making sure you are working into the very first stitch and very last stitch of the row will ensure the edges of your blanket stay straight. Mark the ch-2 and ch-3 with stitch markers so you don’t forget to work the final stitch of the next row into them. If you do not your blanket will begin to skew.
Crochet blanket sizing chart:
40″ baby “receiving” blanket: 136 chains
4′ wide toddler blanket: 157 chains
5′ wide throw: 196 chains
6′ Twin size blanket: 235 chains
8′ Queen size blanket: 313 chains
9′ King size blanket: 352 chains
Ch 136 (157, 196, 235, 313, 352),
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as first hdc), hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. (135 [156, 195, 234, 312, 351])
Row 2: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. Note: final hdc of row will be worked in top of ch-2 from prev row. (135 [156, 195, 234, 312, 351])
Row 3: (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * across, hdc in top of ch-2 from prev row, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn. (45 [52, 65, 78, 104, 117] bumps)
Row 4: 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across, 2 dc in final ch-2 sp, dc in top of ch-2 from prev row, ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc of next row). (135 [156, 195, 234, 312, 351])
Row 5: hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. (135 [156, 195, 234, 312, 351])
Row 6: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn. Note: final hdc of row will be worked in top of ch-2 from prev row.(135 [156, 195, 234, 312, 351])
Repeat rows 3-6 until your blanket is as long as you like, then move on to the edging.
Approximate length measurements for your blanket:
Receiving blankets: 40″
Toddler blankets and throws: 5′ long.
Twin, Queen, and King sizes: 7′-7 1/2′ long.
Simple crochet blanket edging:
Round 1: sl st over into 2nd st of row, (sc, ch 2, sc), *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * around the outside edge of the blanket. When working along the raw edge, you’ll need to eyeball/approximate the spaces. When you get to corners you should have 1 st left, sl st into it and start your next (sc, ch 2, sc) group in the first st along the edge.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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