Crochet Lush Life Blanket Pattern

Crochet Lush Life Blanket Pattern

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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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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.

Video Tutorial

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Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

52 thoughts on “Crochet Lush Life Blanket Pattern”

  1. Kennette Jones says:

    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?

    1. Mikey says:

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

    2. Mikey says:

      Pattern states 8 rows for each colour.

      1. Sandra says:

        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.

      2. Mikey says:

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

      3. Mikey says:

        Pattern states 65 stitches per row.

  2. Sara says:

    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 🙂


    1. Marina King says:

      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.

      1. Chandra Ferguson says:

        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.

      2. Mikey says:

        Stand by, I am reading pattern now.

  3. Jill says:

    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

    1. Mikey says:

      We have the Stitch Social if you want to share photographs. Here’s a link for it.


      1. Millicent Wojciechowski says:

        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

      2. Marina King says:

        you are most welcome!

      3. Chandra Ferguson says:

        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

      4. Mikey says:

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

        use both loops.

      5. Chandra Ferguson says:

        Thanks for the info!!

    2. Jacqueline says:

      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.

      1. Mikey says:

        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 says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

      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.

    2. gary says:

      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.

  5. Toma Giuffreto says:

    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 says:

    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!

    1. Marina King says:

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

    2. Margaret Villaverde says:

      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?

      1. Marina King says:

        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 says:

    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 says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

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

  9. Dori says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

      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 says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

      Weave in the ends going back and forth three times. You can see how it is done here.

  11. Diane Staffa says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

      Here’s a link to show you how we change colours.

  12. Diane says:

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

    1. Mikey says:

      The repeat has

  13. Ruth Garcia says:

    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

    1. Mikey says:

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

    2. Denise says:

      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.

      1. Marina King says:

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

  14. Magda Brown says:

    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 says:

    Hi Mikey, The link for this pattern is broken 🙂

    1. Mikey says:

      fixed. Thanks.

  16. Susan Stringer says:

    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.

    1. Mikey says:

      It’s fixed. Thanks.

  17. Jeanette Nied says:

    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

    1. 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 says:

    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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