Free Beginner Crochet Pattern – Lola Blanket
This free beginner crochet blanket pattern, the Lola Blanket is an easy crochet pattern perfect for beginners. This crochet blanket pattern only uses 2 basic stitches and works up quickly done in bulky weight yarn.
I love a good bulky weight crochet blanket. Not only are they super cozy but I love how quickly they work up. Plus, if you making them during the colder months they eventually keep your lap warm as you work.
For this free beginner crochet blanket pattern I used Big Value Chunky from King Cole Yarns. I went with a lovely Caramel color because I made this blanket for my husband and thought it was a nice neutral he’d enjoy. Not gonna lie I’m loving the color too! This yarn is perfect for a quick blanket. It’s premium acrylic which is going to be easy to care for and I really like the 2 ply twist which adds to the simple texture of this crochet pattern.
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Free Beginner Crochet Blanket Pattern – Lola Blanket
Below you’ll find the free pattern. I also filmed a video tutorial.
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One Size: 48” by 56”
10 skeins King Cole Big Value Chunky (100% Premium Acrylic,; 167 yds/100 g; bulky weight)
Sample shown in Caramel
Approximately 1670 yards
J/6 mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
Ch = chain
St = stitch
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
FLO – Front loop only
Ws = wrong side
Chains at the beginning of each row do not count as a st.
13 st by 8 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)
Ch an odd number
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as a st), working in the FLO dc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in the FLO sc in each st across, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length
Lola Blanket Crochet Instructions
Row 1 (ws): Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. 150 sts
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), working in the FLO dc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in the BLO sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Rows 5-6: repeat rows 3 and 4.
Rows 7-18: Ch 1, turn, working in the FLO *sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 19-30: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Rows 31-138: Repeat rows 7-30 8 times.
Row 139-144: repeat rows 3 and 4.
Round 1: Ch 1, evenly sc around the entire blanket adding (sc, ch 2, sc) to each corner, join with a slip st to the first st. (stitch count is not important)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space.
Fasten off, block weave in all ends.