Crochet Lush Life Blanket Pattern

Crochet Lush Life Blanket
Crochet Lush Life Blanket
Crochet Lush Life Blanket

Learn how to Crochet Lush Life Blanket using one of the most popular yarns today, Bernat Blanket Yarn.

This blanket plays with the concept of simply crocheting double crochets and front post trebles (fptr). The FPTR’s are easy to manage and create the luscious textures and ultra-softness, in this already super plush yarn. It’s like hugging a cloud.

Cuddle up on the couch or put on the chick flick and cry into a bowl of popcorn. This blanket is fabulous. The video tutorial below is available to show you the steps. It’s really easy. I would even guess beginners could master this one.

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Crochet Hissy Stitch Baby Blanket
Crochet Hissy Stitch Baby Blanket

This is a similar design that is using the same yarn and stitch but making it into a checkerboard. This is the Hissy Stitch Baby Blanket.

During the creation of this design, the dawg walked through my balls of yarn tossing my organized nature into chaos. I had a hissy fit, big time. So upset about it, my name though using the same yarn and hook size as Life is actually 14″ shorter width wise! I was tight!

Highly textured and easy to crochet. The multiples are 26 + 14 if you want to change the size.

This design concept was based on the number of people who message me asking me about the Lush Life Blanket. You see, the staging of the photo appears that the blanket could be a checkerboard or gingham appearance. However, I think it could be this assumption that people really love the idea.

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52 Comments

  1. Kennette Jones

    Hello Mikey,
    I’m excited to finally be able to try the Lush Life Blanket. How many rows of each color was done before each color change?

    • Mikey

      Stand by. I will read the pattern. Seems this pattern catches people for wanting the row counts.

    • Mikey

      Pattern states 8 rows for each colour.

      • Sandra

        Hello. I’m a beginner. 8 rows for the same color. How many stitches horizontally for each color? Thank you. Will try my best to do this Afghan.

      • Mikey

        Stand by… let me see if they put a stitch count per row.

      • Mikey

        Pattern states 65 stitches per row.

  2. Sara

    Hi Mikey,
    Thanks for this beautiful Afghan pattern. I have a question regarding the measurements. I want to make the original measurements which is 52 by 60 inches.
    As the instruction says, we need to start with 67 chain. I assume this 67 chain will be the width which is 52 inches. right? But when I chain 67, it’s not even close to 52 inches. It’s about 34 inches. I’m using the same size yarn and needle as you recommend in the video. Can you please help me to get started this blanket. This will be a Christmas gift and I’m a beginner, I hope I can finish it by that time 🙂

    Thanks.
    Sara

    • Are you generally a tight crocheter? I am and usually have to go up a few hook sizes that recommended in a pattern. Another option is doing the initial chain in a larger hook size than using the required hook size. I’d suggest doing a swatch test from there you can figure out if you are going to need to go up a hook size or not.

      • Chandra Ferguson

        When doing the single crochet for row 2, is he going under both loops or going in the back one? I can’t tell from the video.

  3. Love this blanket and brilliant instructions I worked a moss stitch border on mine as I am not great at keeping straight side edges but thrilled with the end result. I have a photo but can’t find how to upload it here

      • Millicent Wojciechowski

        Mike….I am doing the lush soft crochet blanket…107 chain and I chose vintage white and sand Sable for my colors in the Bernat soft chunky yarn….
        I am enjoying the pattern of thiss throw blanket and qill make more for family and friends….thank you

      • Chandra Ferguson

        Mikey, on Row 2, the single crochet rows, are you going under both loops or in the back loop? I can’t tell on the video.

        Thank you,
        Chandra Ferguson

      • Mikey

        2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc to
        end of row. Turn.

        use both loops.

      • Chandra Ferguson

        Thanks for the info!!

    • Mikey, can you please demonstrate how to make the alternating squares on this blanket? I understand what to do up until then. Also, how do you determine the amount of yarn needed when making a bigger blanket.

      • Mikey

        THere are no squares on this pattern. It’s a straight up crochet blanket. It’s just a colour change. I think the staging gives the illusion it’s a square motif but it’s not. As far as making it bigger beyond the designer’s recommendation is just a guess. There’s never a straight solution without someone doing it first to pick up knowledge from them.

  4. Gary

    Hi Mikey – I have watched and rewatched this video as well as your others and still cannot see how you change colors. Are you crocheting individual squares and then joining or how? The foundation chain I imagine is one color and then what. I appreciate all that you can offer/suggest.
    Thanks
    g

    • Mikey

      It’s just changing the colours, but not blocks or individual squares. After the said amount of rows, you simply change the colour. The picture gives the illusion of being blocks but it’s not.

    • gary

      Ahhh. That makes sense if I look closer. Question – could one do blocks and then join ( if so what stich might you use) or would this ruin the integrity of the blanket and or is just too difficult/time consuming.
      Thanks
      g

  5. Toma Giuffreto

    Help my la let edge is very ruffled a d uneven It’s too big to atte pt taking it out can I work a couple of different sti hes into it so it will lay flat or so I ould put an edge on it later

  6. Jane Poulton

    Hi! I received my kit today and it contains 6 balls of color A and 6 balls of color B. The pattern that came with the yarn says this is for a 52” X 60” Afghan and says you need 6 balls of each. But your tutorial talks to 3 balls of each, not 6. Can you help me to understand?
    Thanks so much!
    Jane

    • The tutorial was likely done in a smaller size than what the patterns calls for.

    • Margaret Villaverde

      I want to do the bigger one and don’t know how many more skeins I will need of each color. I want to do the bigger one as your video explains. How much bigger will it be?

      • We can’t honestly answer how many more balls you would need, not everyone’s tension is the same mine is much tighter than Mikey’s so we wouldn’t necessarily use the same amount of yarn for the same project, I would suggest using one ball to do the one stripe and see how far that takes you, from there you should be able to gauge how many more you might need.

  7. Kim

    Hi Mikey –

    I LOVE this Lush Life Blanket so much! I am new to knitting (not a crocheter). I bought all the yarn already thinking this was a knitting pattern – oops! Would you happen to have this in a knitting pattern? I am so excited to get started on this. Best Wishes.

    Thank you so much.

  8. Tina Hill

    Hi Mikey , As usual another one of your wonderful tutorials ! Thank you , I am wondering if this needs a border? and i was wondering if i could start with single crochet foundation row , then a row of double crochet and then final row would be a single crochet row across. Thank you so much.
    Tina

    • Mikey

      I don’t think it does but if you feel like it should, follow your heart. 😀

  9. Dori

    Hi Mikey,

    I want to make the Lush Life blanket with Bernat Blanket. I already have the 6 skeins that I need. I started to follow the pattern with a chain of 67. I continued with row 2 of dc (using size N hook). When I measured, it was only approx 35 inches wide. Do I just need to make the starting chain MUCH looser? What am I doing wrong? I’d appreciate any advice.

    • Mikey

      You could increase your hook to a P or 12 mm… Sounds like you are tight crocheter. I find with the Bernat Blanket I am tight and I usually increase my hook size to compensate that. Try that.

  10. Magda

    This was my first attempt to crochet anything and it was a great experience. The tutorial was great and easy to follow. 6 balls of yarn later I am just now wondering how to finish it. Is there something special that needs to be done to ensure that it doesn’t come undone? Please advise. I don’t want my work to go to waste. Thank you again.

  11. Diane Staffa

    Could you please send a link of how to change color? You didn’t show how to do the blanket shown and the written doesn’t tell either.

  12. Diane

    When changing color how many front post with new color across to make it even out? I see that wasn’t mentioned

  13. Ruth Garcia

    Hello Mikey,
    I think the link for getting the pattern is broken again. Link doesn’t light up when you click on it, actually it does absolutely nothing. Link to tutorial works. Thanks

    • Mikey

      I cannot duplicate results. Seems to be working on this end. Can you recheck?

    • Denise

      I too am having the same problem. What I found that worked is where it says
      Learn how to crochet a Lush Life Afghan. The Lush Life Afghan is in bold red color. Click on that and it will take you to the pattern to download.

      • I added a blue button to make it easier to find, hope this helps

  14. Magda Brown

    Hello there,
    Just wondering if there is a similar tutorial to this one that goes a bit slower. This will be my first project ever. Thanks

  15. Renee

    Hi Mikey, The link for this pattern is broken 🙂

  16. Susan Stringer

    Hi Mikey…when I click on the “get pattern” for the above Lush Life Afghan, it takes me to a page that says “invalid URL” Hope this helps.

  17. Jeanette Nied

    bang on you are a great teacher YOU HAVE SHOWN ME SO MANY THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW ND i HAVE BEEN CROCHETING FOR OVER 50 years. thanks to you I have something to do as I am wheelchair bound.Thanks again Jan

    • I love this pattern, but am having problems finding the written pattern. I am also disappointed that the video did not show how to do the two tone aphgan that is pictured.

  18. You are Bang On, Mickey! And know appropriate that the first Crochet Crowd afghan is called Crochet Lush Life Afghan. I will be making this one soon and will try to make it in to a Prayer Shawl. Prayers for you and yours.

  19. monique

    Dear Mikey . I am a woman from The Netherlands. En love to crochet les than a year. I have a qeustion. I learn mij Crochet bij looking to youre tutorials. I can understand it good. But most of the people in the Netherlands not. Is it an Idea that i help you to make it voor the Peoples from the Netherlands tot understand? Or That i it translate? I hope to hear something of you. But now first taking care of youre boyfriend. My Englisch is not my First language.

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