This Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket is destined to be a family favorite! The variegated blanket yarn I used might give this squishy afghan a military vibe but it also looks great with any decor.
Have you ever tried to crochet a blanket and no matter what stitches you tried, it just wasn’t right? Or have you ever made a blanket and had to frog it so many times you lost count? That was definitely the case with this Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket. Oh sure, it’s very warm and snuggly and my family absolutely loves it, but I’ll be honest, there were many months where it sat on the floor under my work table, unfinished, mocking me.
So it made the perfect project for Winter break. I pulled it off the floor, frogged all 8 million balls of yarn, and started from scratch. Four. More. Times. My family said I was insane, that they didn’t care what pattern I used. Fair enough, but I certainly did. In the end, what I discovered is that with this variegated blanket yarn, it really doesn’t matter what stitch you use, it’s all about the softness of the yarn and the color pooling. But here’s what I ended up crocheting…
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Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket Materials
- 14-5.3 Oz. Skeins OR
- 7-10.5 oz. Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn in Silver Steel
- Size N Crochet Hook
Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket Instructions
The final blanket measures approximately 55″ x 71″.
One single rochet + one double crochet (Griddle Stitch) X 3 = 3.5 inches.
Two griddle stitch rows = 1.5 inches, two single crochet rows = 1 inch.
Row 1: Turn and single crochet into the second chain from the end. (This row does not count as part of the gridle stitch block.)
Continue single crochets into all of the chain stitches to the end. Note: I crocheted through both posts for the entire pattern.
Row 2: This row begins the griddle stitch, alternating single and double crochet stitches, as well as the first griddle stitch block. Chain 1, turn, and single crochet into the second stitch from the end.
Now double crochet into the next stitch, then single crochet into the next. Continue these alternating stitches to griddle stitch to the end of the row. You should end on a single crochet.
Row 3: Chain 1, turn, and single crochet only for the entire row.
Row 4: Chain 1, turn, and single crochet into the second stitch from the end. Double crochet into the next stitch.
Continue with the griddle stitch for the rest of this row.
Rows 5-10: Repeat the alternating single crochet and griddle stitch rows, until you have five griddle stitch rows with four single crochet rows in between them, totaling nine rows for the griddle stitch block, not including that first single crochet row.
Rows 11-13: Single crochet three rows total for this single crochet block.
Rows 14-22: Crochet a griddle stitch block, which is five griddle stitch rows and four single crochet rows, alternating.
Note: You could totally skip this part and just do alternating Griddle and Single rows, for 107 rows total if you like, it just might use a little more yarn.
Rows 23-106: Crochet a total of nine griddle stitch blocks, and eight single crochet blocks.
Row 107: End with a final single crochet row.
- At the end of that last single crochet row, add two more single crochets into that last stitch of the row. This will create a corner and the beginning of the border.
- Continue to Single Crochet down the side of the blanket, putting one stitch into each row. Again add two extra SC into the last stitch and continue around all four sides of the blanket.
- When you get to the end, join the two ends together and chain 1 to begin the second row of the border above the first. You don’t turn the blanket over for this.
- Single crochet a total of 3 border rows.
Tie off and weave in the ends once you’re done.
Note: For the blanket yarn, when I start a new skein and need to join the new skein to the old, I hold the new and old ends together and tie them together with a simple knot, pull it very tight, then trim off extra.
Whew! When I wove in that last tail, I was SO happy to finally finish this Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket! It’s hard to believe, but once I started on the final run, it only took me three days to complete!? Yeah, I wasted a loooot of time being indecisive, but I’m happy I finally pulled it back out of my stash and finished it.
Actually, this afghan ended up being a little larger than your average lap blanket, but my family wanted something to cover us from shoulders to over our feet when snuggling on the couch, so I made it big!
The grey camo look reminds us of my husband’s Air Force old ABUs and they make enough other colors of this variegated blanket yarn, you could find other shades to suit your camo preferences. There’s a variegated blue, for instance, that looks a lot like the Navy’s uniforms. In fact, these would make great gifts for those special servicemembers in your life, either gender. No one is immune to the über soft blanket yarn’s charms.
And of course, camo does not have to be your inspiration here. Bernat makes this blanket yarn in so many different color variations that you could make ten different blankets using this same pattern and they would all look completely different.
Whichever color combo you decide to use, this Warm & Cozy Camo Look Crochet Blanket would make an excellent gift for a loved one (or yourself.)
If you’re looking for other throw blanket-sized crochet patterns, be sure to check out my Teal Waves Crochet Blanket.
Seeing another variegated yarn blanket using a different stitch for comparison would be helpful, so you definitely want to see my Quick Berry Stitch Crochet Blanket tutorial, as well.
So, if you love Bernat Blanket Yarn Projects as much as I do, you’ll love this master list of all of my projects using this snuggly yarn.
You can also find loads of free crochet patterns featuring this Bernat Blanket Yarn at Yarnspirations!