Easy Lap Blanket Patterns to Crochet


A crocheted blanket sized to cover a seated person's lap and legs is often called a "lapghan." Crochet it in basic stitches, using knitting-worsted yarn and an I or J hook. Lapghan sizes average 36 inches wide by 48 inches long. If you're adjusting from a full-size blanket pattern, you need only determine one dimension; once you establish the width-wise rows, crochet to the desired length.

Linen Stitch

  • A linen stitch, which consists of one single crochet and one chain stitch repeating, resembles woven cloth. Starting with an even-numbered foundation chain, repeat the basic unit in every other chain, ending with a single crochet. On succeeding rows, work the repeat in each chain space of the previous row. Changing colors randomly at the row ends makes a pattern of interlocking stripes.

Ripple Pattern

  • Classic ripple patterns use double crochet sets, usually 6 to 10, alternated with increases and decreases. The finished blanket has a chevron or wavy appearance that is emphasized by changing the yarn colors to make stripes. Ripple lapghans can also be worked with one shade of variegated yarn.

Granny Squares

  • Granny squares use clusters of three double crochets and a chain stitch, worked in rounds with corner clusters to create a square. The squares can be any size, but four rounds -- each in a different color, using scrap yarn -- is typical. Join the squares together to your desired lapghan size. You could also make a one-piece striped blanket using “granny rows."

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