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Stadium Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

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The weather during football season can be all over the place. To ward off the cold during the chilliest of outdoor games, take the Stadium Blanket with you in your favorite team’s colors! With a clever slit to keep your entire body wrapped up warm, you’ll love your blanket made using this free crochet pattern.

stadium blanket crochet pattern

Football Stadium Blanket

This free crochet blanket pattern was designed to keep the outdoor sports fans warm during games. Made with a slit in the middle of the blanket, we can wrap ourselves up with the top half, and cover ourselves up with the bottom half. How genius is that?!

Of course you could use this at home, too. If you’re the type that is always cold, or you have someone in your family that is, this would make for an excellent gift idea. Wrap up in the Stadium Blanket to watch your favorite show or movie. It is even large enough for two!

Make it a solid color if you like, or in multiple colors as I have done here.

For this blanket we are using a bulky weight yarn. I chose Brava Bulky in the Kansas City Chief’s colors, Red, Canary, and White.

This blanket pattern would work up just fine if you decide to use a worsted weight yarn instead. The sizing would still be plenty large, and the slit in the center should still be wide enough for most adults to use the blanket as intended.

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Brava Bulky Yarn (approx. 3900 yards total)
-approx. 2350 yards of Color A
-approx. 850 yards of Color B
-approx. 700 yards of Color C

Crochet hook in size 8mm

If desired, a worsted weight yarn would also work nicely with a 6mm hook.

Gauge: 9 sts x 12 rows = 4” square using Alternating Sc Spike Stitch

Finished Blanket Dimensions: 60″ (152 cm) wide x 72″ (183 cm) tall

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

There is a slit in the center of this blanket that should be about 30” wide.

Pattern uses Alternating Single Crochet Spike Stitch.

Ssc = Single Crochet Spike Stitch

Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet (tutorial here)

Color changes:

Rows 1 – 24: Red
Rows 25 – 28: White
Rows 29 – 38: Yellow
Rows 39 – 42: White
Rows 43 – 66: Red
Rows 67 – 70: White
Rows 71 – 80: Yellow
Rows 81 – 84: White
Rows 85 – 108: Red
Rows 109 – 112: White
Rows 113 – 122: Yellow
Rows 123 – 126: White
Rows 127 – 150: Red
Rows 151 – 154: White
Rows 155 – 164: Yellow
Rows 165 – 168: White
Rows 169 – 192: Red
Rows 193 – 196: White
Rows 197 – 206: Yellow
Rows 207 – 210: White
Rows 211 – 234: Red


Row 1: Fsc-136 (or ch-137, sc in second ch from hook and in each to end). (136)

Rows 2 – 116: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, Ssc over next. * sc in next st, Ssc over next * repeat between * * to end. (136)

*should be about 38” tall

Row 117: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts. * Ssc over next, sc in next * repeat between * * 15 more times. (34 sts so far) Ch-67, sk-67 sts, sc in next st. Repeat between * * to end. (136)

Row 118: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, * Ssc over next, sc in next * repeat between * * 15 more times. Ssc over next st. (35 sts so far) Sc in each ch across. Repeat between * * to end. (136)

Rows 119 – 234: repeat row 2 (136)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

You’re now ready to go cheer on the team in style, and staying WARM, too! I hope you love this blanket. If you’d like to just make a blanket that does NOT have a slit to use this way… simply continue on for the entirety of the pattern, omitting the slit and the following row.

What colors will you use to make yours? Share a photo with me by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media. I can’t wait to see!

stadium blanket crochet pattern

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