Crocheted blankets often have intricate designs and are crafted using a combination of detailed patterns and stitches. A simple crochet blanket can be just as lovely and made by either an experienced or a novice crocheter. There are two methods that can be used to crochet a simple blanket. The first is to follow an easy pattern and the second is to crochet the blanket free style using a basic crochet stitch such as single or double crochet.
Following a pattern gives the crocheter detailed and specific instructions on how to make the blanket. If this is the approach you wish to take, choose from the many available patterns for beginners as these patterns will be easy to follow, simple in design, and require only basic stitches. Easy or beginner patterns can be found in books that are available in craft stores, bookstores, and your local library. Sources are available online that provide patterns for all levels of expertise, including some websites that offer step-by-step instructions for a simple crochet blanket. Patterns will provide you with a list of supplies and all of the instructions necessary to complete the project.
If you prefer to make an easy crochet blanket without following a pattern, you can try an easy stitch such as single or double crochet to make the entire blanket. Beginning with a chain stitch, make a chain the desired width for the blanket. Turn, and using your desired stitch, crochet into each chain, continuing until the end of the row. Continue crocheting rows until the blanket is the desired length. To create a border on your simple crochet blanket, simply crochet one or two rows around the edge of the blanket using a single or double crochet stitch.
When making a freestyle simple crochet blanket, you can use more than one color of yarn and create a pattern of alternating colors. Simply change to a new yarn color at the end of any given row. An easier way to create a simple crochet blanket with multiple colors is to use variegated yarn, a type of yarn that has several different colors all on the same strand of yarn. The color changes every few inches and the color pattern repeats itself until the end of the skein. Using variegated yarn will create a blanket with multiple colors without requiring you to change the yarn.