The Easy George Crochet Blanket Pattern – full of texture!

The Easy George Crochet Blanket Pattern – full of texture!
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Introducing the George Crochet Blanket Pattern, a delightful mix of simplicity and texture that’s sure to make you want to come back to this pattern time and time again.

Designed with confident beginners in mind, this pattern offers a satisfying project for those familiar with basic stitches. If you enjoyed crafting the Little Dots blanket and other patterns from that collection, you will love the George Blanket too. It uses the same stitches with the introduction of the hdc blo for some added contrasting texture.

One point to note: To make life easy on yourself you’ll want to have a handful of stitch markers handy to navigate through smoothly (unless you’re keen on counting rows meticulously).

Whether you opt for a solid color, decide to experiment with a palette of hues, or go bold with contrasting colours (see my testers versions below!), this unisex crochet blanket pattern promises to be both engaging to make and visually striking.

Will you be making the George Blanket pattern to adorn your home with warmth and charm?

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Inspiration behind the design

I was inspired by the joy of celebrating the anticipated arrival of a special rainbow baby named George into the world. Originally going to keep it as just a gift, but when it was finished I was so taken with it that I just had to create the pattern to share with you all! And the sage green matched the theme of his nursery perfectly.

This crochet blanket pattern comes in throw size – so it is plenty big enough for George to use as he gets older and hopefully it becomes a treasured favourite for him.

I haven’t shared any pictures of George with the blanket, but let me tell you about its design… I mixed some cool stitches from the Little Dots collection with some half double crochet back loop only (hdc blo) stitches. This gives the blanket a great texture. Yet it is not too bumpy or uncomfortable as the bobbles flatten when lain on.

Whether it’s a cuddly gift for a little one or a comfy addition to any home, the George Blanket is sure to bring warmth and joy wherever it goes.

Construction of the design

The construction of the George Blanket is a delightful exploration of texture. It looks like a square within a square within a square once complete. This blanket crochet design allowed me to experiment with different stitch combinations, resulting in a pattern that I’m thrilled with. Initially, I had planned to omit the centre textured square, but was included in a last-minute change of heart. I think it adds an extra layer of depth and interest to the finished piece. I do have plans to work on one without the centre square and with more sizes. So keep an eye out for that.

Crafted in rows, the George Blanket offers a unique crocheting experience where various textures are worked within the same row. This design element adds to the visual appeal. It also presents an enjoyable challenge for crocheters looking to expand their skills. However, navigating through these textured rows can be made easier with the use of stitch markers. By strategically placing markers at key points, you can effortlessly keep track of your stitch counts, seamlessly transitioning between the different stitch combinations. I highly recommend utilizing stitch markers for this project. They prove to be invaluable tools regardless of skill level, streamlining the crocheting process and ensuring a satisfying result.

The Yarn

You can use any 4 weight (aran) yarn for the George crochet blanket pattern. I used around 1200m of Women’s Institute Soft and Sleek for my version.

Unfortunately this yarn appears to be only available in the UK at HobbyCraft. However, some alternative yarns that I would recommend are:

Paintbox Simply Aran – Although it is slightly thicker than the Women’s institute yarn (you may want to go up a hook size or two). I love paintbox simply aran because of the colour ranges and it looks great even after multiple washes! It is also a great price point.

Mighty Stitch from WeCrochet has some great colours and the George Blanket would look fabulous in this yarn! Slightly more expensive that the Paintbox yarns but boy it would be gorgeous for this design!

Or if you have a few extra pennies the LionBrand Made with Love yarn is perfect. It is a cotton acrylic mix that would be perfect for blankets!

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

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Tester Appreciation:

Check out these versions created by my testers! I just love how different they are, but how the texture pops in both versions. Special thank you to Anita Reinisch, Cheryl Cooke and Julie Barninger for testing this one for me!

The pattern specifics: What you will need before starting this crochet blanket pattern


Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing
5mm (H) hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers (at least 4, 6 if you also want to mark the first and last st of the row)
Measuring Tape


Gauge is not important for this project as long as you are consistent and happy with how your stitches look. For my blanket my gauge was 16 sts and 9 rows of HDC third loop in 4”.


My finished blanket unblocked worked out to be 46” x 50”.

The pattern does include information on how to increase the length of your blanket.

Abbreviations used:

  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
    St(s) – Stitch(es)
    Rep – Repeat
  • SM – stitch marker (you place this in the last st worked)
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • FHDC – Foundation half double crochet.
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
    TC—treble crochet
  • BLO – back loop only FO—fasten off
    YO—yarn over

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 

You may also like:

Little Dots Blanket – free pattern in 8 sizes
Blooming Afghan – free pattern on the blog
Stag at Home afghan – paid pattern