With an open stitch, this quick crochet lapghan pattern can be worked up in a day or two depending on how fast you crochet. It’s great for adding a bit of warmth, and in a cotton yarn it would make for a lovely summer lapghan.
The one above is shown in a solid color, but it would look great in cheerful stripes as well. Below it is shown in Christmas colors. Regardless of what you choose, this lap blanket would look great on any couch. Especially when worked in stripes, it makes for a nice decoration.
Plus, it’s a quick afghan that makes for a nice gift idea for kids and grownups alike.
The Stitch Pattern
The pattern is worked simply with rows of the double crochet stitch and a chain 3 to make the open stitch. The chain spaces are staggered between the rows.
As for the edging, I simply did a single crochet edge. You could try a contrasting color, like a dark chocolate color rotated with the cafe latte for a few rounds, or you might want to experiment with some of the lace edgings found here: Crochet Edgings
The yarn used is Red Heart Super Jumbo, an economic worsted weight yarn; but with this stitch pattern, you could easily substitute any medium worsted weight or even a chunky or bulky yarn if you like.
The striped blanket is worked with Red Heart Super Saver.
Other Patterns to Try
- Bulky Triple Crochet Afghan Pattern
- V-Stitch Blanket
- Blossom Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
- Slanted Cluster Crochet Toddler Blanket in Super Bulky Yarn
- Super Bulky Easy Crochet Lapghan
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- Yarn for Solid Color: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo (Medium Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Acrylic; 14oz/396g; 744yds/681m) Color: Cafe Latte, 2 balls
- Yarn for Christmas Striped Option: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) – CA = Paddy Green (2 balls), CB = Cherry Red (1 ball), CC, White (1 ball).
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 16 sts = 5".
- Finished Size: 40.5" wide by 48.5" long.
- Finished Size with Stripes: Finished Size: 41.5" wide by 49.5" long.
- To Change Color: Change color in the last stitch of the previous row. 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.
- Row 1: Ch 131, dc in third ch from hook and into each ch across. (Skipped Chs do not count as st) Turn. [129 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st now and throughout), dc in first 3 sts, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 6 sts; ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in last 3 sts. Turn. [81 sts and 16 ch-3 sps]
- Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first 3 sts, *work 3 dc into ch-3 sp, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last 3 sts. Turn. [129 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 2, dc in first 7 sts, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * across to the last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. [84 sts and 15 ch-3 sps]
- Row 5: Ch 2, dc in first 7 sts, *work 3 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * to the last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. [129 sts]
- Rows 6-75: Rep Rows 2-5 ending with Row 3 at last row.
- Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner. Fasten off.
- Work pattern as instructed above, changing colors as follows:
- Row 1: CA
- Row 2: CB
- Row 3: CA
- Row 4: CC
- Row 5: CA
- Row 6: CB
- Row 7: CA
- Rows 4-7 form color sequence. Repeat until you have a desired length.
- Note: I turned after every row to avoid the risk of the work slanting.
- Rnd 1: With CC, *join yarn with a Standing Single Crochet, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
- Rnd 2: With CB, rep Rnd 1 from *.
- Rnd 3: With CA, rep Rnd 1 from *.