You can crochet this beautifully textured blanket quickly in time to set out with your Christmas decor. Crochet Santa’s Blanket with this free pattern that uses super bulky yarn for quick and easy construction. Then finish the edge with a faux fur border. This farmhouse inspired blanket will accent your classic and traditional Christmas decor perfectly! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Christmas Crochet Inspiration
I have had Santa’s Blanket planned from the minute I finished my Hearth Blanket pattern last winter. Once I added the faux fur border and saw the effect I knew immediately that Christmas inspiration had struck! Now the holiday season is here and I seriously couldn’t be more pleased to see this idea come to life. I LOVE Santa’s blanket. I hope he doesn’t mind if I keep it….
Use Bulky Yarn to Crochet Santa's Blanket Fast
If you are anything like me - sometimes good intentions to crochet Christmas decor get lost in the craziness of life. I had planned this blanket months ago - but look at me finishing it just now. Yikes! The great news is that the super bulky Wool-Ease Thick and Quick works up…well…quickly as you’d guess. And that stitch definition is just perfect, too.
Make this an Everyday Blanket with an Easy Modification
Too pressed for time right now? Not into Christmas decor? Don’t celebrate Christmas? No worries! You can easily modify this blanket pattern to be a gorgeous, everyday throw by using just one color and leaving off the buckle accent. So whether you are making this for Christmas or not - get planning and find your yarn!
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Santa’s Blanket with fur trim - Free Crochet Pattern
- Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in ‘Cranberry’ (840 yds), ‘Charcoal’ (70 yds), and ‘Mustard’ (30 yds)
- Lion Brand Go for Faux Thick and Quick ‘Chinchilla’ (118 yds)
- 10mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- st: stitch
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
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6 sts x 5 rows = 4” square in HDC
- Width = 42”
- Length = 48”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
- The pictured blanket has 2 rounds of faux fur SC border. If your border is too wavy, you may need to adjust your hook size, tension, or skip some stitches (at even intervals) when crocheting around your blanket.
ch 79 (using Cranberry)
Row 1: HDC in the second ch from the hook and HDC across (77). Turn.
Row 2: ch 2, HDC in two, *HDC in 3rd loop, HDC, repeat from * across. HDC in the last st of the row. Turn.
Row 3: ch 2, *HDC, HDC in 3rd loop, repeat from * across, HDC in the last st of the row. Turn.
Row 4-17: repeat Row 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows)
Row 18-22 (using Charcoal): repeat Row 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows)
Row 23-66: (using Cranberry): repeat Row 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows)
Adding the Border
Ch 1 and SC evenly around the edge, chaining 2 at each corner. Join with a sl st when you reach the beginning of your round. Switch to faux fur yarn and join it in any corner. Ch 1 and SC 2 more rounds of border; working a (SC, ch 2, SC) into each ch 2 corner from the previous round. Join with a sl st at the beginning of the round.
Adding the Buckle
Mark the middle of your blanket with a stitch marker, and then mark the location of the 4 corners of your buckle (pictured sample has about 10 stitches across for the buckle). Using ‘Mustard’ yarn, surface crochet a rectangle using your stitch markers as guides. Continue to surface crochet one more time around the rectangle so that the buckle is 2 rows of surface crochet wide.
Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.
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