Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

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Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

The Twisting Braids Crochet Blanket brings a feminine touch to Bernat Blanket yarn. This free beginner pattern teaches you how to form chain links by twisting the previous foundation row of the double crochet stitches, to make a braid-like effect. The blanket is finished with an interesting fringe, made by twisting the yarn and letting it coil around itself. The result? A sweet take on extra snuggly Bernat Blanket.

Yarnspirations Patterns

Free Pattern: Crochet Twisting Braids Blanket

Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket

Designed for Michaels Stores by

Easy. Approx. 58″ x 65″ [147.5 cm x 165 cm], excluding fringe. Gauge: 7 sts and 4 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pat.


Bernat Blanket, 300g / 10.5 oz, 201 meters / 220 yards

Contrast A: Salmon Sand Variegated – 8 Balls

Hook: 10 mm / N


  • Approx = Approximate(ly)
  • Beg = Begin(ing)
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Dc = Double Crochet


Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. Ch 158.

Row 1: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 14 ch. *1 sc in each of next 12 ch. 1 dc in each of next 16 ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 156 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 15 dc. *Ch 12. Skip next 12 sts. 1 dc in each of next 16 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 15 dc. *1 sc in each of next 12 ch. 1 dc in each of next 16 dc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until work from beg measures approx 65″ [165 cm] ending on a 3rd row. Fasten off.

Chain Links: With RS facing, twist 1st horizontal bar at foundation row to form loop. Draw 2nd horizontal bar through 1st bar without twisting. Rep, drawing next bar through previous bar without twisting until all bars have been worked. Sew last loop to second last loop to secure.


Top Fringe: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to top right corner.

Row 1: Ch 1. Work 111 sc evenly across top of the blanket, working 3 sc across top of each Chain Link. Turn. 111 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1. *(Sl st in next sc. Draw up a loop 16″ [40.5 cm] long. Twist loop 40 times. Sl st in same st, allowing twisted loop to coil around itself) twice. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * to last st. Sl st in next sc. Draw up a loop 16″ [40.5 cm] long. Twist loop 40 times. Sl st in same st, allowing twisted loop to coil around itself. Fasten off.**

Bottom Fringe: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to last ch of foundation ch. Work from ** to ** as given for top fringe.


Twisted Braids Blanket Pattern

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16 thoughts on “Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket”

  1. Jamie says:

    HELP! I am trying to get started on this blanket but I am not coming up with 156 stitches after completing the first row (foundation row)…. I’m wondering if it’s supposed to actually be 155?? My thought is: we start by chaining 158 which if you subtract the “chain 3 at the beginning” then that leaves you with 155 stitches… I wish there was a video tutorial for this 🙁

    1. Mikey says:

      I am sorry the sad face. I’m doing the best I can for content in filming. I’m absolutely over my head. I haven’t reviewed this pattern specifically yet and I am terribly failing at keeping up with the requests at this time. I’m failing so many people at this moment for resources people with they had, I’m failing into a state of hopelessness and depression. I will do my best to honour your request but I don’t have a timing yet. There’s just not enough days in the week and hours in a day.

      This is a yarnspirations pattern, you can reach out to their customer service if you wish. They have notes on this pattern in this regard. That would be the fastest response right now.

      1. Jamie says:

        Whoa whoa whoa friend, you are NOT failing anyone in the crochet community, I can promise you that! It’s by no means your responsibility to make a video! Usually there are 10s of them on the internet already lol… I’m just struggling bc I decided to UNdo a blanket that I’ve been working on for a month and a half now because I got the count wrong and it ended up all crooked 😫 I’m just hoping I can prevent that from happening again by getting the count correct at the beginning lol… I’ve already reached out to Yarnspirations but no response 😕 I’ve noticed many of their patterns have errors, so I thought maybe this was an error too but I can’t find anyone who has commented about it anywhere lol… All is not lost, we make due with what we have, keep your chin up!!!

      2. Mikey says:

        Social media is a rough gig. Honestly… it is so mean spirited. I talked to Yarnspirations during my weekly meeting this afternoon and brought this pattern up for a potential problem. They don’t know off the top of their head. I checked the questions on the actual landing page of Yarnspirations and no crocheters have asked questions on this so far.|_Yarnspirations

  2. Caitlin L Barry says:

    I am having issues understanding the “chainlinks”. For some reason I can not get it to work for the life of me. Is there a trick you could help me with?
    Thank you so much for all of these amazing patterns! I learn so much from your site and channel.

    1. Mikey says:

      Following up: like how to insert them into each other and secure it?

    2. Mikey says:

      here’s a video for the linking of the chains. I have it timed so it starts exactly where you start doing this linkage.

      1. Kerry says:

        This video is really helpful! I just couldn’t wrap my brain around how to do the braid. Thank you!!!

  3. Tammy Lavallee says:

    I’m new at this,& could REALLY use a tutorial! It’s boggling my mind! Thank You! ANY help, pictures of it in the proc as, it tips would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank You!

    1. Marina King says:

      There is not a video tutorial for this, at this time. where is it that you are getting stuck?

  4. Kelly says:

    Is there a way to adjust this pattern as I only have 5 balls of the Blanket yarn.

  5. Bethany says:

    What type of hook do you use it’s not listed?

    1. Mikey says:

      Thanks for the reminder. It was 10 mm / N Hook. I have updated article.

  6. Jessica says:

    The link for this blanket doesn’t work anymore. Is there somewhere I can find it? Should I search Ravelry for it or will that lead me back to the same site?

    1. Mikey says:

      I was able to find it and connect it back up. Michaels sometimes moves their stuff around their site.

      1. Jessica Johnston says:

        Thank you very much! Got it done just in time for gifting 😀

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