How To Crochet a Baby Blanket in 3 Hours
Have you ever found yourself searching for things like, “How to crochet a baby blanket fast” or “3 Hour Baby Blanket Patterns“? Maybe you forgot about that last-minute baby shower, or perhaps you found out your friend from high school is due any day. Either way, I think we’ve all searched for the perfect, fast crochet project.
This chunky crochet blanket might be just what you’re looking for. Because it uses a huge hook and a super bulky yarn, the project really does fly. I didn’t set a timer, but I believe I made this blanket in approximately 3 hours – maybe even less.
Are you ready to learn how to crochet a baby blanket in 3 hours?
Don’t worry! If you don’t want to make a baby blanket, the instructions include information for making this blanket larger!
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- P/Q (15.00 mm) Crochet Hook
- 4 Skeins of Yarnspirations Forever Fleece Yarn: 1 Skein each of Dark Eucalyptus, Balsam, Rose Hip & White Noise.
- If you’d like to use another brand of yarn, you’ll need approximately 500 yards of super bulky yarn.
- Tapestry Needle & Scissors
- Final blanket measures approximately 28 in x 40
- The chains at the end of each row do NOT count as a stitch. You will not work into the starting chain stitches on any row.
- Instructions for adjusting the size of this blanket are given at the end of the pattern
- If you find charts helpful, there is a written chart for this pattern at the end of the pattern.
- For detailed instructions on how to create the stitches used throughout this blanket, please watch this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/aHXE5BMwX80
Using Dark Eucalyptus, Chain 57.
Row 1: sc in the second chain from the hook and in each stitch across (56). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: dc in the first stitch. Skip 1 stitch, dc, ch 1, dc in the next stitch. *skip two stitches, dc, ch 1, dc in the next stitch* across to the last two stitches. Skip the next to the last stitch, dc in the last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3: dc in the first stitch, skip 1 stitch, work 3 dc stitches in the ch 1 space. *skip two stitches, work 3 dc stitches in the ch 1 space* across to the last two stitches. Skip the next to the last stitch, dc in the last stitch. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 for a total of 41 rows (including the foundation row of single crochet. You’ll work 10 rows in each color.
Row 41: sc crochet in each stitch. Cut yarn and weave ends.
The stripe pattern is shown below.
If you prefer reading charts, see the chart pattern.
Please note that the final row of single crochet stitches will only be worked once you’ve finished the entire pattern.
Instructions for adjusting the size of the blanket are on the following page.
In order to change the size of this blanket, you will need to chain multiples of 3 until you reach the length that you want. Then, you’ll need to figure out how many rows you want.
Each row measures approximately 1 inch. So, if you want your blanket to be 48 inches long, you’ll need 48 rows or so. Obviously, this is not set in stone as everyone crochets differently, but it’s a good starting place.
If you want your blocks of color to be even, you’ll need to make sure your number of rows is divisible by 4.
Here is a chart with some approximate sizes to get you started.