The Loopy Love Blanket is so fun to make! The pattern is easy to memorize, the stitches just fly by, and the end result looks way more complicated than it should. And in 3 colors, you can change colors every row and never have to cut the yarn!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.
I made this pattern in the baby size, and that’s how the pattern is written out. But I’ve listed several other common sizes for you to choose from – the only differences are the number of starting chains and the number of loops in each row! (And of course how much yarn it takes.) This stitch pattern is so fun, I have other projects in mind for it too!
Loopy Love Blanket
US – I, 5.5mm hook – Furls
Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn (DK/Light “3”) – see below for yardage
This yarn has been discontinued – I recommend Bernat Softee Baby as a substitute!
Gauge: 5 ch-3 loops x 9 rows = 4″ in pattern
Helpful Links and Tutorials
Sizes: (yardage totals are for all 3 colors combined)
Memorial Blanket/Afghan Square (12″ x 12″) – 185 yds; Ch 47; 27 Rows (15 ch-3 loops)
Preemie/Lovie (20″ x 20″) – 515 yds; Ch 77; 45 Rows (25 ch-3 loops)
Baby Blanket (Shown, 32″ x 36″) – 900 yds; Ch 122; 78 Rows (40 ch-3 loops)
Afghan/Throw (48″ x 68″) – 4180 yds; Ch 182; 153 Rows (60 ch-3 loops)
Twin Blanket (66″ x 90″) – 7610 yds; Ch 257; 204 Rows (85 ch-3 loops)
Queen Blanket (90″ x 100″) – 11,540 yds; Ch 347; 225 Rows (115 ch-3 loops)
King/Cal. King (110″ x 100″) – 14,100 yds; Ch 422; 225 Rows (140 ch-3 loops)
Matching Patterns in this Series:
NOTE: To change colors for each row, finish the last stitch of the previous row with the new color. See this tutorial for details. By using 3 colors, you’ll be able to carry the yarn up the sides, without breaking them – the floats will be covered by the edging.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 122. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, dc in same ch as previous st, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end, turn. (40 ch-3 loops)
Row 2: With Color B, ch 3 (or CSDC), sc in the next ch-3 loop, *ch 3, dc in the same ch-3 loop, sc in the next ch-3 loop. Repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a ch 2, dc in the last sc, turn. (39 ch-3 loops, 1 ch-2 loop)
Row 3: With Color C, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, dc in ch-2 loop, *[sc, ch 3, dc] in next loop. Repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a sc in the top of the turning ch (or CSDC), turn. (40 ch-3 loops)
Rows 4 – 78: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, alternating through Colors A, B, and C. Break all yarns and weave in ends.
Edging: With Color of choice (B shown), join to 1st st of last round with a sl st. Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across. Ch 2, sc evenly down the side, being sure to cover floats. Then ch 2, sc across foundation chain, ch 2, sc evenly up the other side, sc 2. Join to first sc with a sl st and fasten off, or use the seamless join to finish.
Easy as can be, and such a great look! I hope you enjoy this free crochet blanket pattern – I can’t wait to see the colors you choose!
The Fine Print
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing the materials for this pattern.