Color Block Crochet Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Find the free pattern download for the Color Block Crochet Blanket below! 

Perfect for baby, toddler, child, and adult! This pattern is easy, beginner friendly, provides loads of texture and warmth, plus can be made in any size desired!

I made this blanket roughly 4 years ago - talk about throw back for me! My son was 3 years old and in preschool where they took afternoon naps (those lucky ducks!) so I made him this blanket to snuggle under during those much needed naps.

He's still able to snuggle under this blanket with his books since I made it extra long for him! I don't know about you, but I love making sure every inch is covered. :)

When I was going through all of my crochet blankets now that the weather is starting to turn (and then going back to hot and humid.. when will the cool weather stick?) and decided that this would be a good one to put up on the blog!

It's textured, warm, easy to make, fairly quick, and perfect to make for any size! Those are all good qualities for a blanket if you ask me.

The stitch used is called the waffle stitch, which provides a texture as well as thickness to make this the perfect blanket to snuggle under during the fall and winter seasons. And the good news is, it's easy! If you know how to double crochet, you know how to make this blanket.

Like I said earlier in this post, it's very easy to make this in any size you'd like. To make it wider, you will just need to add on to the beginning chain in multiples of two. To make it longer, simply keep adding rows until you think it's long enough!


I love making this waffle stitch and I think you will enjoy it too! Easy enough for a beginner and meditative mindless work for the more experienced crocheter! My favorite thing about it is all the mini squares it makes with such simple stitches - so pretty!

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Free Pattern


One skein Big Twist in the following colors: Gold, Medium Teal, Medium Denim, and Soft Gray
J/6.00mm hook
Tapesty needle and Scissors

Pattern notes

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

To make blanket larger: Increase beginning chain in multiples of 3, add rows as desired making 4 equal sections of color

Dimensions: 34” x 52”

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, st = stitch(es)


Row 1: Ch 97, dc into 3nd ch from hook and across, turn 
Row 2: Ch 2, dc, *fpdc, dc in next 2 st, repeat from * across, fpdc in last st, turn
Row 3: Ch 2, dc, *fpdc in next 2 st, dc repeat from * across, fpdc in last st, turn
Repeat Row 2-3

Change color after every 22 rows for a total of 88 rows.