Have you ever wanted to just crochet the day away? The Forever Blanket is a free crochet pattern that is absolutely beginner friendly and you’re going to love it for many reasons. This crochet blanket is a simple double crochet blanket pattern best suited for those who are interested in a mindless crochet pattern. Sit in front of the TV and relax with this simple blanket pattern and you’ll be shocked to see how much you get done! The best part is you can make this Forever Blanket to pass down from generation to generation or make one for a friend so they can do the same!
So far 2020 isn’t off to the best start. However, many many people have taken up new crafts during this difficult time which is great. Crochet works wonders when it comes to relieving anxiety and depression and many of us need that right now.
I wanted to create a simple double crochet blanket pattern for those who are just learning or just need that mindless crochet project to ease the brain from those endless thoughts and just relax. You can call The Forever Blanket your new quarantine blanket!
This free crochet pattern actually has an interesting back story too.
Behind Simple Double Crochet Blanket Pattern
For as long as I can remember when I was growing up, we always had this blanket thrown over the couch as sort of decoration. It was always used, but its uniqueness never crossed my mind as being more than a blanket.
A few months ago we went to visit my mom and she said, “Do you remember the crocheted blanket my friend gifted to us years ago? It just sits in the closet right now and I think it would be better at your house.”
I said, “Huh? What crocheted blanket? There’s no way we had one growing up.”
Lo and behold, she brings out this beautiful crocheted blanket and I instantly remember it as the blanket I loved throughout my childhood. The funny thing is, I had no idea it was crocheted!
If you know me, you know I didn’t know crochet was a craft until I started 4 years ago. So seeing this gorgeous blanket that I grew up with was shocking but really exciting. It was like I was meant to crochet, but it didn’t really come into my life until I needed it.
Anyway, you might have guessed by now that the blanket my mom pulled out is actually this blanket I’m showing you today.
I’m not the original designer, however, it’s only double crochet throughout the entire blanket. When I posted a photo of it on Instagram, many people were interested in the yarn used and it inspired me to create this and a few more patterns that will be out in a few weeks as well.
A Little Behind The Simple Double Crochet Blanket Pattern Name
The reason why I decided to call this simple double crochet blanket pattern The Forever Blanket might be quite obvious after I explain.
I feel like we’ve had it forever!
As I said previously, I remember this blanket being one of my favorite blankets during my childhood. It means the world to me, it’s been washed a million times, it looks fantastic for being over 20 years old, and I love the simplicity in that it only uses double crochet stitches.
I honestly never would have thought to create a blanket with only double crochet stitches because it sounds like it could be boring.
But I’m currently on my second in two months and there are so many possibilities that I cannot wait to make more.
If you think this project will be boring to work on, I don’t want you to waste your time or your yarn. BUT just remember that this blanket is kind of meant to be boring. It’s meant to be worked on when you need a break from life. It’s meant to be worked as a mindless crochet blanket when you need a little bit of relaxation and movie time.
You don’t have to work on it until it’s finished. When you’re ready to work on something new, set it aside and pick it back up later. But you also might love it so much that you don’t want to put it down. That’s me right now!
Interested in more Forever Blankets? I think you will love the Opposites Attract Forever Blanket.
Yarn Used For The Simple Double Crochet Blanket Pattern
As you know by now, I didn’t make this original Forever Blanket so at first I wasn’t sure what yarn was used for this simple blanket. But I knew that if I asked any crochet group, that my friends would come to my rescue. And so I did and within 15 minutes I knew exactly what yarn was used!
The reason why I desperately wanted to know the yarn that was used is because I know that this blanket has been thrown in the wash many many times throughout its lifetime and it. looks. amazing.
There are no patches that need to be made, it’s soft enough for my kids to curl up with, and it just looks like it’s in great shape.
And guess what was used? Red Heart Super Saver!
Many people don’t like this yarn because it can work up pretty scratchy. I wouldn’t suggest making a garment out of it by any means, but the more you wash this yarn (and any yarn really) the softer it becomes.
Plus Red Heart Super Saver is incredibly affordable making it another perk.
But at the end of the day, you can really use any of your favorite yarns to make this beautifully simple double crochet blanket pattern.
Some of my favorite blanket yarns are:
Simple Double Crochet Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
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- Red Heart Super Saver
- 5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms *
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- St – Stitch
|US TERMS||UK TERMS|
|Double Crochet (dc)||Treble Crochet (tr)|
This is a little harder to measure because it’s been washed so many times but currently it is about 80″ x 60″ – it’s huge!
Again this is hard to measure because of how many times it has been in the wash so I won’t list it, but I’ll give you some tips on resizing.
This simple double crochet blanket pattern only uses double crochet stitches so it is very easy to resize.
- First, create a gauge swatch of your own in double crochet – at least a 5 inch square.
- Measure how many stitches you have in 4 inches – write down that number.
- Choose your desired width in inches for the Forever Blanket (Google crochet blanket sizes to reference)
- Divide your desired width by 4 – write down that number.
- Multiply the number in Step 4 by the number of stitches in Step 2 and that’s how many stitches you should have for each row.
Because this blanket is so easy to customize, you don’t have to use Red Heart Super Saver if that’s not your desired yarn choice. You can use your favorite medium weight yarn that works great for blankets.
Follow the instructions under Gauge to see how to resize your blanket with the yarn you choose.
My favorites blanket yarns are:
- Ch 2 at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch
- In case you want to customize your colors, I’ve replaced the colors I used with Color A, Color B, Color C, and so on, as follows:
- Color A: Jade
- Color B: Aspen Print
- Color C: Coffee
- Color D: Warm Brown
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Simple Double Crochet Blanket Pattern Instructions
Using Color A to start
Row 1: Dc into 3rd ch from hook and each chain down (198)
Rows 2-15: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color B
Rows 15-29: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color C
Rows 30-44: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color B
Rows 45-59: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color A
Rows 60-74: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color B
Rows 75-89: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color D
Rows 90-104: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color B
Rows 105-119: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Change color to Color A
Rows 120-134: Ch 2, turn work. Dc into first st and each st across (198)
Tie off, weave in ends.
Forever Blanket Border
See the photos below for reference
Round 1: Starting in the corner of the last row you worked, attach Color B and chain 2. Place 2dc around that corner dc (we will be working along the side of the blanket). [Ch 2, sk next row, 3dc around end dc]. Rep [ ] until you reach the last row of the blanket. Ch 2, sk the next st and place 2dc in between the posts. [Ch 1, sk next 2 st, 2dc in between posts]. Rep [ ] until you reach last 2 st. Ch 2, 3dc around last dc, ]ch 2, sk next row, 3dc around end dc]. Rep [ ] until you reach the first row of the blanket. Ch 2, sk next st and place 2dc in between the posts. [Ch 1, sk next 2 st, 2dc in between posts]. Rep [ ] until you reach last st. Ch 1, sl st to join.
I would love to see photos of your simple double crochet blanket! Tag me over on Instagram @sigonimacaroni and use the hashtag #crochetforeverblanket.
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I hope you all love creating this mindless crochet pattern with me!
What colors did you use?
Are you keeping your Forever Blanket to pass down to your family or are you making one for another family?
Let me know in the comments!