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Family Size Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Does your family like to snuggle under a blanket while you all watch your favorite TV shows or movies on the couch? If so, you need an extremely large blanket that the entire family can snuggle under. This family size crochet blanket is the perfect solution! Crochet one using this free crochet pattern.

family size crochet blanket free pattern

Family Size Crochet Blanket

This family size crochet blanket is truly ginormous. It is over NINE FEET wide and FIVE FEET tall. 😲 Talk about huge! We comfortably fit five full size humans under this blanket and it definitely makes movie night that much more special.

family sitting under one big crocheted blanket

A giant family size crochet blanket is an excellent way to use up scrap yarn. I’m picturing a multi-colored scrap blanket that will be so loved the kids will want to pass it down to their kids as an heirloom. For this pattern I used Brava 500 worsted weight yarn because the skeins are so large. I used approx. 1,845 yards of EACH of three colors.

If you’ve got a bunch of worsted weight yarn leftovers to use up and don’t pay attention to the yarn color changes as listed in the pattern, it would be such a fun, eclectic blanket for the back of the couch!

family size crochet blanket pattern

Here we are all FIVE holding the blanket up. I can’t believe how big and heavy it is! I do love a weighted blanket. If snuggling with your honey on the couch just the two of you, you may get lost under all that blanket. Ha! But that’s part of why I love it so much!

family size crochet blanket free pattern

For this ginormous crochet blanket you can use virtually any worsted weight yarn. Other worsted weight yarns I recommend include Big Twist Value yarn from Joann, Red Heart Super SaverLion Brand Vanna’s Choice, and Bernat Value.

Because of the nature of the blanket you can mix and match brands if you like, as long as the yarn weight is similar you should not notice a difference in size or wonkiness in the edges. There is this article on How to Keep Straight Edges in Crochet that will help if you experience this currently.

Grab the ad-free, printable PDF of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop! Thank you!

Materials:

Brava worsted (5,535 yards total) for family size blanket
-approx. 1,845 yards EACH of Color A, Color B, and Color C

*if making the smaller, baby size blanket, expect to use around 1250 yards total.

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Gauge: One repeat = 3.33” wide

One pattern repeat = 13 stitches wide.

Finished Size:

Approx. 110″ wide and 60″ tall for family size

Approx. 36″ x 36″ for baby blanket size

If you would like to make a different sized blanket, the stitch multiple needed is 13 + 3. For example, a 60″ wide blanket would need to start with 237 chains. (13 x 18 = 234 and 234 + 3 = 237)

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The ch-2 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Pique st = YO pull up a loop. YO pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). YO pull up a loop in same stitch (4 loops on hook). YO pull through all four loops.

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“Familyghan” Sofa Blanket Pattern:

Using Color A…

Row 1: Ch-393, 3dc in 3rd ch from the hook. * Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st. (391)

Rows 2 – 6: Ch-2, turn, 3dc in first st. * Dc in next 2 sts, [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st.

Change to Color B…

Rows 7 – 12: Ch-2, turn, 3dc in first st. * Dc in next 2 sts, [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st.

Change to Color C…

Rows 13 – 18: Ch-2, turn, 3dc in first st. * Dc in next 2 sts, [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st.

Continue changing colors after every 6 rows…

Rows 19 – 90: Ch-2, turn, 3dc in first st. * Dc in next 2 sts, [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

If you would like a baby size of this blanket, I’ve written that up for you below:

Baby Blanket Pattern:

Row 1: Ch-146, 3dc in 3rd ch from the hook. * Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 9 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st. (144)

Rows 2 – 54: Ch-2, turn, 3dc in first st. Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next * repeat between * * 9 more times. Dc in next 2 sts. [Pq in next, sk next st] 4x, dc in next 2 sts, 3dc in last st.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Please share photos of your completed family size blanket with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on social media, and in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook! I can’t wait to see your creations!

Family Size Crochet Blanket Pattern

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8 Comments

  1. Tried your family size throw but pattern not looking like yours. I have the peak (2dc, ch1, 2dc) but not the valley - 4 pq not sure if directions are correct. Please advise.
  2. To Chris VanFleet: I highlighted everything from the beginning to the end of the pattern and copied it to WORD. Then I deleted everything I didn't need. I then formatted the pattern into an easy to follow document. To Ashlea: I can't wait to make this into a baby blanket.
  3. I would really like to print this pattern but I cannot find any place that will let me do that. is there another web site I can go to so I can print this pattern. it is the family size sofa afghan.
    1. Same! I would like there to be a print option I read if have to try and read it off my computer screen or take 15 screen shots.
    2. You can purchase the printable version on Ravelry, Etsy, or from the Shop here on the blog. If you go to the menu on HeartHookHome.com you will see a link for the shop. You can purchase the ad free printable version. It is typically sent through email and you can download the file to print.
    3. Here is the link to the file to purchase on Ashlea's site. https://hearthookhome.com/product/family-size-sofa-blanket-crochet-pattern/