I mentioned in a previous post that I can crochet a blanket in a week’s time. The actual “pattern” can likely be made faster if you have the extra time and less distractions than I seem to have. I crochet mainly in the evenings after the kids are in bed. So, if I crochet about an hour or two each night, I can have a blanket done in a week.
The size I make is good for my kids’ twin beds. There is no true pattern, per se. I use 2-3 threads at a time, depending on how heavy I want the blanket to be. If using 2 threads, you would need 8 skeins of yarn if buying the typical size. If using the large pound size skeins, I buy 4. I usually end up with part of a skein left over for each thread used, but I end up using it on something else.
I use the larger plastic crochet hook, size P is my favorite. I measure the top of the bed I am making it for. If you want to have it overhang at all, include that measurement. I generally make them about 70 inches long and 46 inches wide.
Using 2 threads at a time, crochet a chain 70 inches long. I am not including number of stitches because your hook size will alter that. Once you reach the desired length, add 2 more chains. Starting in the 2nd stitch from hook, I do a half-double crochet stitch in each chain across the row. At the end, chain 2, then repeat the pattern of a half-double crochet in each stitch across. Continue this pattern until you reach the width you are wanting. I usually and up with about 64 rows. Weave in your ends. To finish it, you can add fringe to the short ends or crochet a pretty edging around the entire blanket.
Doing the half-double crochet for this makes a very heavy blanket. I am currently working on one for my son who always kicks his blankets off at night. I had one of these for him when he used a crib and it was the only blanket he couldn’t easy remove in his sleep. If you are wanting a lighter blanket, simply use a single crochet or double crochet to make the blanket.
That’s it. No real pattern needed for this one, but it does work up really fast. Even a beginner can make this blanket without much trouble. If you look on YouTube, there are many crochet tutorials that demonstrate how to make the various stitches. It is easy to learn and can be quite fun.