Mixed Crochet Stitches Blanket Free Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Blanket with Different Stitches

I am so excited to share this free pattern with you that will show you how to make a crocheted blanket using different crochet stitches all in the same blanket. The best part is that the stitches used are easy crochet stitches. This means that easy stitches are combined to make one beautiful blanket.

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Crochet blankets are a lot of fun to make, whether you’re making a lap afghan, crocheted baby blanket, or a larger blanket project. The different stitches used in this pattern, or basic crochet stitches, which are easy to make. Plus, mixing up these different stitch combinations gives you a gorgeous result.

I like to use different colors for these basic stitches so the outcome is a different color pattern in addition to several different stitches. There are a few different ways you can use colors. One is to make each row with the same types of stitches a color, and the other is to do a pattern block. I prefer to do a pattern block, which is pictured here, but you can do whatever you prefer.

This blanket stitch pattern is made up of a few of my favorite stitches. The stitches incorporated in this blanket are easy stitches to make no matter if you are a new crocheter or an advanced-level crocheter. There are not many new stitches that you have to learn with this pattern. Just a few simple stitches, made up of your basic stitches, that are combined to make a beautiful blanket stitch.

Now, before we get started with the free pattern, let’s look at the basic stitches used to make this crocheted blanket with different stitches.

Why You’ll Love These Blanket Stitches

Making a crochet blanket using different crochet stitches is a lot of fun, and it will keep you engaged with your project. Personally, I sometimes have a difficult time staying engaged with my crochet projects especially large ones like blankets or afghans when they don’t have different stitches involved.

One of the reasons this crochet blanket is so much fun is that it uses different types of crochet stitches to make the blanket. This gives you a lovely varied appearance, and is fun to work on!

What Are The Best Crochet Stitches For Blankets?

There are so many different options when it comes to choosing the best crochet stitches for blankets. So how do you determine what the best ones are? First I would suggest selecting a crochet stitch that you enjoy making. Then, make sure that you can make the stitches consistantly the same.

Once you are comfortable making the basic crochet stitches, you can mix things up by adding in crochet stitches that are a little more complicated. Below I will show you some of my favorite stitch combinations to include in this ripple crochet blanket pattern using different stitches.

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Multi Crochet Stitch Blankets: Stitch Tutorial

The Chevron Stitch

This entire blanket is made using a chevron pattern. This means that it has peaks and valleys like a chevron stitch does. The chevron stitch in and of itself, will give you a gorgeous-looking blanket. 

When you get to the valley of a chevron stitch, a cluster of stitches is needed to form the valley. You can then create your normal stitches as you work your way up the hill, or down to the valley. When you reach the peak, there are several stitches made into one stitch above to add crocheted stitches to create the peaks.

Double Crochet Stitches

Double crochet stitches are found throughout this entire blanket. They are found in double crocheted rose, as well as incorporated into other types of stitches. The double crocheted stitch is vital for this pattern.

Single Crochet Stitches

Single crocheted stitches are also used in this blanket pattern. There is an entire row simply made of single crochet stitches, you will also want to incorporate single crochet clusters, and an increased stitch to form the peaks and valleys of the single crochet row.

Half Double Crochet Stitch

A half-double crochet stitch is used to create an entire row. The basic half double crochet stitches combined with a 3-half double crochet cluster and the peaks are formed by making 3 half double crochet in the same stitch. Otherwise, it is your basic half-double crochet stitch to make an entire row of this blanket pattern.

Double Crochet Clusters

Double crochet clusters (dc clusters) is a great stitch that is incorporated in this pattern. This stitch is referred to in the pattern as a double crochet cluster, but it can also be known as a granny stitch, which is often used for making granny squares. Although when making granny squares it’s typically made using three double crochets, where this pattern uses a two double crochet cluster stitch. 

To make a basic double crochet cluster, you will yarn over, then insert hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull the loop through the first two loops on your hook.

There are now two loops remaining on your hook. Yarn over, and insert your hook into the next stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are now three loops on your hook remaining. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook, to finish out the double crochet cluster stitch.

Learn more about basic crochet stitches in Learning How To Crochet!

Criss Cross Crochet Stitch

A cross stitch is a unique stitch used in this blanket pattern. To make a cross stitch, we use a double crochet stitch, that is created in an “X” shape. To make this stitch, you will skip the first stitch, then make a double crochet into the next stitch. Then go back to the skipped stitch and make a double crochet into that stitch to create the complete cross stitch in the shape of an “X”.

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A Beautiful Blanket: Tips and Tricks

These are the basic stitches used in this free crochet pattern, to make a crocheted blanket with different stitches. It is a simple pattern, with your basic crocheted stitches combined to make a beautiful blanket. Before we jump into the blanket details together, let’s first look at the yarn types and hook types that we recommend you use. 

Yarn Weight

There are many different types and weights of yarn that you can choose to make your crocheted project. Because this blanket has a detailed pattern, I recommend that you do not use chunky yarn for this blanket, but instead would recommend that you use your favorite type of worsted weight yarn. It could be thicker yarn if desired, but you will still want to be able to see the detailed pattern you are creating. 

Hook Size

The hook size that you choose to use will greatly depend on the size of yarn you are using. For the medium worsted weight yarn that I have chosen, I am using a size H or 5.0 mm crochet hook. You can increase or decrease the hook size as desired. 

Blanket Size

The blanket size that you choose to make, can be left up to your personal preference. This crochet pattern can be used to create any size blanket that you prefer. I would recommend making a baby blanket or lap blanket with this pattern, but you can also make other sizes as well. 

Because everyone’s stitches are different sizes, I would recommend taking a few more stitches than your desired size and creating your first row. Once you create the chevron shape, it will slightly decrease the overall size of your blanket. You can then create as many rows as desired so that your blanket is sized appropriately. 

As a point of reference, I chained 200 chains, to make a blanket that is approximately 42 inches wide. 

Color Changes

As you can tell from the pictures, I made my blanket with different colored stripes, changing colors when I rotate through the stitches. This means that I went through all of the different stitches with one color, then change to another color, to repeat all of the different stitches again. 

You can do this if desired, or you can use a solid color to make the entire blanket. Another option would be to change the color of the yarn every time you change the type of stitches you are creating. It’s entirely up to you when or how often you decide to change colors.

Unique Crochet Stitches

This crocheted blanket with different stitches is a great project to do, if you don’t want a super complicated pattern, but get tired of doing the same stitches every row. Plus, it makes a beautiful, finished blanket when you are done. Now let’s jump into the free crochet blanket pattern! 

How to Use These Stitch Patterns

Now that you know the basic crochet stitches used in this crochet blanket with different stitches it’s time to get on with the pattern!

Ripple Afghan Stitches

Making this mixed-stitch crochet blanket pattern is a lot of fun. You can choose which types of crochet stitches you prefer to include and adapt the pattern as you wish. This is one of my favorite crochet patterns, and I hope that you will enjoy making it too!

Without further ado, let’s get started with the pattern!

Mixed Crochet Stitches Blanket Pattern

Materials You Will Need:

8-9 skeins of Worsted Weight Yarn (crib blanket size)

Size H 5.00 MM Crochet Hook

Scissors

Abbreviations

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet 

dc cluster – dc cluster

dc cross st – dc cross stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

sk – skip

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The Afghan Pattern

Row 1: Start by making the foundation chain. For a crib size, I recommend chaining 203 sts, but you can adjust as needed. 

Row 2: The first row is the foundation row, and is also repeated throughout the blanket pattern. It is made with a basic double crochet stitch. 

To make this row, in the 3rd ch st from the hook, make a dc st, dc in the next 5 sts (6 dc total). Make a 3 dc cluster to form the first valley. Make double-crochet stitches in the next six stitches. To form the peak, make three double crochets in the next stitch. Continue down to the valley by making a double crochet in the next six stitches. Make a 3 double crochet crowd cluster in the next Valley. Repeat across the row. I ended up with 12 values, then ended on a valley stitch. 

Row 3: This row uses a half-double crochet stitch. Chain two stitches and turn. Make a half-double crochet stitch in the first six stitches. When you get to the first peak, make 3 half-double crochet stitches to form the peak. Continue down into the valley by making 6 half-double crochet stitches in each of the neck stitches. Make a 3-half-double crochet cluster, to form the valley. Then repeat these steps across the row.

Row 4: Row four is the double crochet cross stitch row. Chain three and turn. Skip the next stitch, make a double crochet into the next stitch. Then go back to the skipped stitch and make a double crochet. This will create an “X shape, around the first double crochet stitch. Repeat this process to make three cross stitches, on both the peak sides and valley sides. 

When you get to the first peak, create three double crochet stitches all in the same stitch. Repeat the three double cross stitches, then when you come to the first valley, make a three double crochet cluster, repeating the double crochet cross stitches on the sides.   

Row 5: Chain one and turn. This row is made using single crochet stitches. Single crochet in the next six stitches. At the first peak, make three single crochet stitches in the same space. Single crochet in the next six stitches. Make a three single crochet cluster in the first valley. Repeat these dishes, making six single crochets, then form the peak by making three single crochets in one stitch, and three single crochet cluster to form the valley. Repeat across.

Row 6-7: The next two rows are made using double crochet cluster stitches. To make these rows, first, chain two, and turn. Into the first two stitches, make a two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, in the next stitch, make another two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, in the next two stitches, make a two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, at the first peak, make three double crochet stitches in the same stitch. 

Repeat the two double crochet clusters, and chain one stitch on the other side. Make a three-double crochet cluster to form the valleys. Repeat across the row. Please note that on row seven you will make the two double crochet cluster stitches in the chain one space from the previous row.

Row 8: change the color of the yarn. Make the double crochet row, by first ch 3, turn, then make a double crochet stitch in the next six stitches. For the peak, make three double crochet stitches in one stitch, then six double crochet stitches to the next valley. Make a three-double crochet cluster to form the first valley. Repeat across. 

Repeat rows 3 to 8 until your blanket is your desired size. Finish off and weave in any yarn ends. 

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    Special Stitches Explained

    3 DC Cluster

    A double crochet cluster is primarily made to form each valley space in your chevron blanket. To make this stitch, yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. 

    Yarn over again, and insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. 

    Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up the loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. 

    You now have three partial double crochet stitches on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. This is a three-double crochet cluster stitch.

    3 HDC cluster 

    To make a half-double crochet a cluster, yarn over and insert the hook into the first stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop, there are no three loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch indicated, yarn over once more in insert the hook into the third stitch, there are now seven loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull through all seven loops on your hook, this makes a half-double crochet cluster.

    3 SC Cluster

    To make a single crochet cluster, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, and repeat three times, until there are four loops on your crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on your crochet hook to make a three single crochet cluster.

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    Blanket Stitch FAQs

    How big does my blanket need to be?

    You can feel free to adjust this blanket pattern to be as large or as small as you want it to be. To do this you will make the beginning chain, as wide as you want the blanket to be, then work the rows from there out.

    What kind of yarn do I need to crochet a blanket?

    The best types of yarn to use for a crochet blanket are going to be nice, soft medium-weight yarn. You want to select one that is easy to work with so that you can clearly see your stitches.

    Different Stitch Patterns to make a Beautiful Pattern

    This cozy blanket pattern uses a few special stitches, repeated to make a beautiful, crocheted blanket pattern. You don’t have to be an expert crocheter to make this gorgeous blanket, you just need a little bit of basic crochet knowledge.

    I hope that you enjoy this crochet blanket with different stitches. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message or comment below. I hope that you enjoy this crochet blanket pattern! 

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    Crochet Blanket With Different Stitches Pattern

    Materials

    • 8-9 skeins of Medium Weight Yarn 380 yards each crib blanket size
    • Size H 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
    • Scissors

    Instructions

    • Row 1: Start by making the foundation chain. For a crib size, I recommend chaining 203 sts, but you can adjust as needed.
    • Row 2: The first row is the foundation row, and is also repeated throughout the blanket pattern. It is made with a basic double crochet stitch.
    • To make this row, in the 3rd ch st from the hook, make a dc st, dc in the next 5 sts (6 dc total). Make a 3 dc cluster to form the first valley. Make double-crochet stitches in the next six stitches. To form the peak, make three double crochets in the next stitch. Continue down to the valley by making a double crochet in the next six stitches. Make a 3 double crochet crowd cluster in the next Valley. Repeat across the row. I ended up with 12 values, then ended on a valley stitch.
    • Row 3: This row uses a half-double crochet stitch. Chain two stitches and turn. Make a half-double crochet stitch in the first six stitches. When you get to the first peak, make 3 half-double crochet stitches to form the peak. Continue down into the valley by making 6 half-double crochet stitches in each of the neck stitches. Make a 3-half-double crochet cluster, to form the valley. Then repeat these steps across the row.
    • Row 4: Row four is the double crochet cross stitch row. Chain three and turn. Skip the next stitch, make a double crochet into the next stitch. Then go back to the skipped stitch and make a double crochet. This will create an “X shape, around the first double crochet stitch. Repeat this process to make three cross stitches, on both the peak sides and valley sides.
    • When you get to the first peak, create three double crochet stitches all in the same stitch. Repeat the three double cross stitches, then when you come to the first valley, make a three double crochet cluster, repeating the double crochet cross stitches on the sides.
    • Row 5: Chain one and turn. This row is made using single crochet stitches. Single crochet in the next six stitches. At the first peak, make three single crochet stitches in the same space. Single crochet in the next six stitches. Make a three single crochet cluster in the first valley. Repeat these dishes, making six single crochets, then form the peak by making three single crochets in one stitch, and three single crochet cluster to form the valley. Repeat across.
    • Row 6-7: The next two rows are made using double crochet cluster stitches. To make these rows, first, chain two, and turn. Into the first two stitches, make a two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, in the next stitch, make another two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, in the next two stitches, make a two double crochet cluster stitch, chain one, at the first peak, make three double crochet stitches in the same stitch.
    • Repeat the two double crochet clusters, and chain one stitch on the other side. Make a three-double crochet cluster to form the valleys. Repeat across the row. Please note that on row seven you will make the two double crochet cluster stitches in the chain one space from the previous row.
    • Row 8: change the color of the yarn. Make the double crochet row, by first ch 3, turn, then make a double crochet stitch in the next six stitches. For the peak, make three double crochet stitches in one stitch, then six double crochet stitches to the next valley. Make a three-double crochet cluster to form the first valley. Repeat across.
    • Repeat rows 3 to 8 until your blanket is your desired size. Finish off and weave in any yarn ends.

    Special Stitches Explained

      3 DC Cluster

      • A double crochet cluster is primarily made to form each valley space in your chevron blanket. To make this stitch, yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
      • Yarn over again, and insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
      • Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up the loop, yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
      • You now have three partial double crochet stitches on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. This is a three-double crochet cluster stitch.

      3 HDC cluster

      • To make a half-double crochet a cluster, yarn over and insert the hook into the first stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop, there are no three loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch indicated, yarn over once more in insert the hook into the third stitch, there are now seven loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull through all seven loops on your hook, this makes a half-double crochet cluster.

      3 SC Cluster

      • To make a single crochet cluster, insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next stitch, and repeat three times, until there are four loops on your crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through all four loops on your crochet hook to make a three single crochet cluster.

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