Stay warm with your own DIY blankets this winter
Winter is fast approaching and this year more than ever, many of us are looking for ways to stave off using our central heating and save money where we can. Crafting your own handmade blanket is not only a great way to save on energy costs amidst the cost of living crisis, but it’s great fun too, and you’ll end up with a beautiful handmade homeware you’ll treasure forever. Once you’ve picked out and finished making your personal favourite from our list of free crochet blanket patterns below, why not select another that a deserving family member or friend would love, and whip up a cosy crochet blanket for them too? There’s plenty of free patterns to pick from below, so dive right in! We’ve got you covered... literally!
This plaid blanket is super thick and cosy and we just love the classic design. Find the free pattern here.
If there’s one thing that’ll give you a warm fuzzy feeling from within, it’s a magical Christmas blanket crochet-along! Find all three parts of this colourful festive blanket here.
Wrapping this colourful afghan around your shoulders will be like a big, warm, woolly hug – and we just love the bobble trim! Find the free crochet pattern here.
This stripy sensation is worked corner to corner in blocks of treble stitches using a super snug chenille-effect yarn. Download the free blanket pattern here.
Paint a picture with your hook and yarn with this stunning winter scene blanket. It depicts a snowy village and is sure to make you feel cosy. Find it for free here.
If you love granny squares as much as we do, you’ll adore this sunny design by Lucinda Ganderton. Download the free pattern for our Sunburst Granny Square Blanket here.
For colour lovers and maximalists everywhere, the Day Tripper Blanket designed by Katie Jones is a must-make! Find all six free patterns, plus accompanying videos, here.
This exclusive design by Emma Varnam is made up of lots of simply granny squares with striking effect. It’s perfect for beginners and the free crochet pattern can be found here.
This wonderfully textured blanket will have you mastering the bobble stitch and reading charts as you create fabulous geometric shapes with your stitches. Find the free blanket pattern here.
This Sampler Blanket Crochet-along is worked outwards from a central strip of squares and will grow outwards as you work through each of the four parts of the CAL. Find all the steps here.