I love giving blankets for gifts and wish I had time to make one for each of my family members each year. Crocheting blankets seem time-consuming so I am always on a quest to create quick and easy ones. I thought I would try one similar to my “lucky cloths” I had made. I LOVED the texture and knew it would be a great blanket.
I picked up some Red Heart With Love Stripes in Fiji Stripes and I LOVED how it was turning out plus the yarn has such a great feel to it! Red Heart sent me several skeins so I could finish this beautiful blanket.
Ribby Quick Blanket Crochet Pattern
The crochet pattern for this project is available here on my blog for free below.
Materials and Details
- Yarn: For a 36” x 60” lapghan – 1600 yds Red Heart With Love Stripes, Fiji Stripes worsted weight yarn.
If you adjust the length of the blanket, you will need 233 yards per 9” of length.
If you also adjust the width of the blanket this yarn amount will change.
- Crochet Hook: I (5.5mm)
- Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Size: 36” x 60” or desired length. Instructions for custom sizes are included.
- Gauge: 4” = 13 hdc sts and 9 hdc rows
- Stitch count remains the same for the entire blanket.
- If you have any questions about this pattern please contact [email protected].
FPDC Cluster: Front Post Double Crochet Cluster
YO, insert hook around the next post, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook. YO, insert hook around the same post, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
See help photos at the end of this pattern if needed.
FSC: Foundation Single Crochet
This is alternative to the tradition beginning chain. I creates a nice edge.
Click HERE for a great tutorial by Moogly or google “crochet fsc”.
Lapghan - 36” wide x desired length
- With an I hook and ww yarn, start with an FSC of 102 sts. (102sts) Skip to step 2.
Optional start: If you would prefer to start with a regular chain, create a chain of 103, sc in the 2nd ch
from hook and in each ch across. (102sts)
- Ch 2, turn, hdc in the same st and in each st across.
- Ch 2, turn, hdc in the same st, hdc in the next st, sk 1, FPDC Cluster (see “special stitch” on page 1), hdc in same st as cluster, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat to end of row. (102sts)
You will not be working into the skipped st. Leave it empty.
There should be 3 hdc posts between each rib created by the FPDC Cluster. See diagram below. The pink arrow designates the post for the FPDC cluster. You should work the cluster around the 4th post from the previous rib.
- Repeat steps 2-3 until blanket is desired length. Make sure to end with a cluster row (step #3).
- Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st and in each st across. Finish off and weave in ends.
A border is not needed for this blanket because it already has a nice edge.
The FSC row needs to be divisible by 4 + 2. This means your st count is divisible by 4 and then you add 2 more sts.
For example, 156 is divisible by 4 and would create a blanket 48″ wide. Add 2 more sts for a beginning FSC row of 158 sts.
If you want to start with a regular chain you will need to add one more for the turning chain. You would start with a beginning ch of 159 and follow instructions as written.
If you need help creating a custom width, please email [email protected].
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