This crochet toddler blanket is not only perfect for toddlers, but can also be used as a lapghan by adults. It is super soft and warm, making it great for everyone to snuggle underneath.
And if you reduce the length a bit, this could also be used as a floor blanket for babies. As a matter of fact, it is so soft and cushiony, that children of all ages will enjoy this on the floor!
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern, although easy and mindless, is for someone who is comfortable with basic stitches and is ready to learn the next steps.
This pattern is worked with the single crochet, double crochet and a slanted cluster, also known as a bead stitch. The stitch is worked by making a double crochet, and then working a puff stitch around the base of that double crochet. It takes up the width of two stitches.
The stitch naturally slants the fabric. To try and combat that, I worked an extra stitch in the slanted cluster rows, and then did a decrease in the next row to maintain a stitch count. I know in a cotton you can block that out, but in a polyester I’m not sure as I have not tried it yet. If anyone tries it, would you let us know in the comments below?
If you need help with the stitch pattern, a video is included below the written pattern.
The finished size is 36 by 50 inches, which is perfect for a toddler blanket or a lapghan for adults. But you can easily adjust this by chaining any multiple of two to get the width that you want. Then continue in pattern until you reach your desired length.
Use this blanket sizing chart to help in terms of standard measurements.
I chose a super bulky yarn to bring out a beautiful texture on both sides of the crochet blanket. Not only does it help to bring out a nice texture, but it also works up really fast. The only thing with this yarn is that it can get hard on the fingers and wrists.
Bernat Blanket has been my go-to yarn for making thick and quick blankets. But choose any other yarn that you have in mind.
Other Patterns to Try
- Eyelet Rows Super Bulky Yarn Throw Pattern
- Super Bulky Easy Crochet Lapghan
- Growing Stripes Super Bulky Crochet Throw Pattern
- Bulky Triple Crochet Afghan Pattern
- Half Double and V-Stitch Chunky Crochet Lapghan
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Slanted Cluster Crochet Toddler Blanket in Super Bulky Yarn
- Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky, #6; 100% Polyester; 10.5oz/300g; 220yds/201m) Color: Dark Grey, 4 balls
- Crochet Hook: 8mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 9 sts = 4.75".
- Finished Size: 36" by 50".
Special Stitch Instructions
- Slanted Cluster (sl cl): [Yo, going in from right to left insert hk around base of last dc made, yo and pull through] 3 times. (7 lps on hk), yo and pull through 6 lps, (2 lps left), yo and pull through the last 2 lps.
- One extra stitch is made in the rows with the slanted clusters. To keep things even, I worked a decrease stitch at the end of the next row over the last double crochet and the top of the third chain.
- This stitch pattern causes a slight slant in the fabric.
- Row 1: Loosely ch 70 (or any multiple of 2), sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [69 sts]
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [69 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [69 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, sl cl, *sk next st, dc in next st, sl cl; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st. Turn. [34 sl cl sts]
- Row 5: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first st and into each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts (dc and top of ch-3). Turn. [69 sts]
- Rows 6-59: Rep Rows 2-5 ending with row 3 at last repeat.
- Rnd 1: With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.