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How to Crochet: Easy Basic Blanket for Beginners

How to Crochet: Easy Basic Blanket for Beginners

Inside: Learn how to make the beginner crochet Easy Basic Blanket in 5 sizes with this free pattern. Includes written instructions and tutorial videos for both right and left handed crocheters.

Even beginners should have fun projects to work on!

I designed this pattern to go with my How to Crochet video series. This series is ideal for an absolute novice since I walk you through ALL the crochet basics. It’s important to have a project to help you master your new skill.

In Lesson 3 of the series, How to Double Crochet, I teach the basic mechanics of working the double crochet stitch. With any new skill practice makes perfect so I wrote a pattern to help you get that practice.

crochet easy basic blanket
Easy Basic Blanket: Car Seat Blanket

The Easy Basic Blanket is a versatile pattern and includes written instructions for 5 sizes and links to the fully captioned tutorial videos for both left and right handed crocheters.

But what if you want to make a blanket in a different size?

No problem! All you need to do is adjust the length of your beginning chain.

So grab your yarn, grab your hook and press that play button to crochet the Easy Basic Blanket!

Crochet Easy Basic Blanket

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:


(Materials list may contain affiliate links to products I used to make this project. Using these links cost you nothing, but helps support GKK.) 


Medium (#4) weight yarn
Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling (3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165m) used in sample. 1 (4, 5, 13, 20) balls


US Size H (5 mm) hook
Furls Odyssey hook in Black & Nickel used in sample.

Tapestry needle


ch = chain
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

If you need a refresher, be sure to check out my How to Crochet series!

14 sts x 8 rows in 4” (10 cm) in double crochet stitch



Lovey: 12” x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
Car Seat: 22” x 30” (60 x 75 cm)
Stroller: 30″ x 35″ (75 x 87.5 cm)
Crib: 45″ x 60″ (112.5 x 150 cm)
Throw: 60″ x 70″ (150 x 175 cm)

crochet easy basic blanket


To resize this pattern simply lengthen or shorten your beginning chain and knit to the length you want.


Chain 45 (87, 108, 160, 212).

Foundation Row: Dc into fourth chain from the hook. Dc in next chain to end of row.

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 12” (30”, 35”, 60”, 70”) or until desired length.  Cut yarn, pull loop through and weave in ends.

crochet easy basic blanket


Crochet Easy Basic Blanket Tutorial Videos

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The following tutorial videos demonstrate how to make the double crochet (dc) stitch. This video is part of my How to Crochet series just for beginners.

Right handed

Left handed


Saturday 25th of March 2023

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