This Christmas crochet lapghan pattern features a solid stitch pattern to help keep you warm this holiday season. It’s the perfect blanket to fit over the lap, making it great for anyone confined to a wheelchair.
It’s also great for snuggling on the couch as you watch your favorite Christmas movies. So why not make a few for your living room to keep you, your children and your guests nice can cozy during the holiday season.
Whether you’re making this for your home or as a gift, you might also wish to check out more free Christmas crochet patterns to make a gift set or to complete your own home decor for the holidays.
Although it’s crocheted up in Christmas colors for a decorative Christmas afghan, you can choose any of your favorite colors to make this crochet blanket for any season. I chose three colors, but I can also see this done up in two colors where you only change colors to do the bobble rows. Another option would be a solid white throughout.
This crochet lapghan was designed for the EyeLoveKnots 2020 Blog Hop.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is simple with rows of single and double crochet stitches. Then the textured row is worked with the bead stitch, which creates a small bobble on the right side of the blanket.
One thing that kind of saddened me about this Christmas blanket is that you have to fasten it off after each color change, which is done after each row. So that’s a lot of ends to weave in, but I found that crocheting over them helped to reduce the amount of work later on. At the same time, I found that crocheting over all the ends along the rows ended up in a distorted, or stretched out, edge. To solve that issue I left the greens out to be crocheted over once I did the edging.
The Finished Size
The finished is 36 by 48 inches. The stitch multiple is 2+1 for the starting chains, making it easy to adjust this to other sizes as well. Here is a blanket sizes chart if you’re not sure on the measurements you will need.
I used Red Heart Super Saver, a medium worsted weight yarn. It’s economic, washes well, and gets softer in the wash, making it one of my favorite yarns for blankets. I used three colors and two skeins of each color.
I used a 5 mm hook, so any yarn that works well with that hook size should give you a similar result.
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Christmas Crochet Lapghan Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) Two balls of each color: CA = White, CB = Paddy Green, CC = Hot Red.
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 14 sts = 4.5".
- Finished Size: 36" wide by 48" long.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Bead St: Insert hk into st indicated, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When working the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- To Change Color: Work the stitch as normal until the last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop the old color, pick up the new color and draw through both loops to complete the stitch.
- Fasten off the old color after each color change.
- Crochet Over the Tail Ends: There are a lot of ends to weave in. To make it easier and to keep the edges looking neat, crochet over CA and CC as much as possible along the rows. CB is the same color as the edging, so it can be crocheted over when you do the edging. I did two rounds along the edge to give you lots of space to crochet over the ends.
- Care Instructions: Machine wash and dry on gentle. The yarn itself is tough, but the bobbles may get pulled to the wrong side.
- Row 1: With CA, loosely ch 111 (or any multiple of 2+1), dc in third ch from hook and into each ch across. (Skipped Chs do not count as st.) Change to CB in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
- Row 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Change to CC in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
- Row 3: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Change to CB in last st. Turn. [54 bead sts]
- Row 4: With CB, Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Change to CA in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
- Row 5: With CA, Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st and into each st across. Change to CB in last st. Turn. [109 sts]
- Rows 6-137: Repeat rows 2-5 until you have the desired length.
- Rnds 1-2: With CB, and with RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off after Rnd 2.