Modern Crochet Blanket with Beautiful Texture free pattern

Nov 12, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This modern crochet blanket pattern makes the perfect addition to your home decor and is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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This heirloom quality crochet throw is made with a gorgeous textured stitches throughout.  Always interesting and with a very unique finished look!

Marjorie Modern Crochet Blanket Pattern Details

I first used this stitch pattern in my Marjorie Pocket Scarf that I released as a free crochet pattern and crochet a long in honor of my dear mother-in-law that sadly passed away in October last year.  I loved the stitch pattern so much I used it in my Marjorie Hat as well.  And I just knew it would make a fantastic afghan pattern.

Don’t be intimidated by the stitches included in this blanket – I have complete photo and video tutorials to help you each step of the way throughout the pattern.

I decided to use Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch anti-pilling* acrylic yarn which is a medium worsted weight yarn that is so soft and has such amazing color options.  And with it’s anti-pilling feature, perfect for projects that will see a lot of wear and tear.  

I absolutely fell in love with the combo of colors I used for my throw – steel blue, white and mustard.  These fall-like colors are rich and vibrant.

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Now you may be looking at all those color changes in the blanket and thinking my word – so many ends to weave in! I know – ends are my nemesis, too! Don’t worry, you are going to leave long enough ends when you fasten off in order to use them as part of your fringe.   

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

The following photo and video tutorials will help you work through this pattern:

Stacked Single Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial – alternative turning chain!

Diamond Waffle Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Interlocking Arches Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Make a Popcorn Crochet Stitch in 2 Colors Video Tutorial

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Marjorie Blanket Modern Crochet Blanket free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

(6) Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Color Steel Blue, Weight 4 Medium, 21.0 oz / 1110 yds (Color A) 
(2) Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Color White, 7.0 oz / 370 yds (Color B)
(2) Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Color Mustard, 4.0 oz / 225 yds (Color C)

Crochet Hook Size H/8 (5.0 mm) 
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Finished blanket measures: 35” wide x 47” height

Gauge: 9 dc rows x 15 dc st = 4” x 4”

Abbreviations:

RS = right side
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
FPtr = front post treble crochet (see special stitches section below)
yo = yarn over
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
FPtr2tog = FPtr 2 together (see special stitches section below)
pc = popcorn (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

FPtr (front post treble crochet): yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

FPtr2tog (front post treble 2 together): work first leg of stitch around post of stitch indicated below by yo twice, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook) leave remaining 2 loops on hook and work second leg around post of stitch indicated below by yo twice, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

pc (popcorn):  work 4 dc st in same st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into top of 1st dc made, place dropped loop on hook and pull loop through st.  When changing colors at the end of the pc, pull new color yarn through loop to finish st.

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each row does count as a stitch.
  • To adjust length, adjust foundation chain in multiples of 4.
  • To adjust width, add or subtract rows.
  • I used a Stacked Single Crochet Stitch as an alternative to beginning chain 3 of each row.
  • Stitch count remains the same throughout unless otherwise indicated.
  • Leave ends at least 5″ long along the edges of the blanket for fringe.

Tutorials:

Stacked Single Crochet Stitch Photo and Video Tutorial – alternative chain 3 turning chain

Diamond Waffle Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Interlocking Arches Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Make a Popcorn Crochet Stitch in 2 Colors Video Tutorial

Pattern Instructions

With Color A, ch 180

Row 1:  (RS) 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end.  Turn.  (179)

Row 2:  ch 3 (counts as first st), 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 3:  Starting FPtr rowWith Color B, ch 1, 1 sc in first st, FPtr around fourth sc from 2 rows below, sk 1 st on current row, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *FPtr2tog (work 1st incomplete FPtr around post of same sc as previous FPtr, sk next 3 sc st from two rows below and work second incomplete FPtr around next sc from two rows below), sk 1 st in current row, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 FPtr around last sc st worked two rows below, sk next st in current row, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B

Row 4:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 5:  Completing FPtr rowWith Color B, 1 sc in first 3 sts, *FPtr2tog (work 1st incomplete FPtr around FPtr from 2 rows below, work 2nd incomplete Fptr around next Fptr), sk 1 st in current row, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 4 sts, FPtr2tog over last 2 FPtr sts from 2 rows below, sk 1 st in current row, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  Turn.

Fasten off Color B

 Row 6:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 7:  (Carry and work over Color Cwith Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 sts, *with Color C, pc in next st, with color A, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts.  Turn.

Fasten off Color C

Row 8:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 9:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 10:  ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 11:  With Color B, repeat row 3. Note: Starting FPtr row.

Fasten off Color B

Row 12:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color A

Row 13:  With Color B, repeat row 5. Note: Completing FPtr row.

Fasten off Color B

Row 14:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 15:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 16:  ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.  (90 dc st + 89 ch-1 sp)

Fasten off Color A

Row 17:  With Color C, ch 1, sc in same st, *working behind the ch-1 from previous row work dc in skipped st 2 rows below, sc in next st (top of dc post from previous row),* repeat from * to * to end.  Turn.

Fasten off Color C

Row 18:  With Color A, repeat row 16.

Fasten off Color A

Row 19:  With Color B, repeat row 17.

Fasten off Color B

Row 20:  With Color A, repeat row 16.

Fasten off Color A

Row 21:  With Color C, repeat row 17.

Fasten off Color C

Row 22:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 dc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 23:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 24 – 89: repeat rows 2 – 23 three times.

Row 90 – 101: repeat rows 2 – 13. 

Fasten off.

Row 102:  With RS facing, attach Color A to first st of row 101, ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (179)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends not left on edges for fringe.

Fringe

Cut yarn in 8” pieces for fringe in colors A, B, and C. With RS of blanket facing up, insert hook from the top down and grab four strands of fringe. Pull up loop, insert fingers through loop just made and pull fringe tails through the loop.  Gently tighten.

Be sure to pull in your long ends you left for the fringe as you are working your fringe.

Attach fringe approximately 1” apart along blanket bottom edge.  Repeat for top edge of blanket. 

Marjorie Blanket fringe process tutorial

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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