Football Blanket Crochet Chart

Here is the chart I worked off of for the football blanket... it is sized for a baby afghan, about 36 by 48 inches, but the chart can be easily modified to make it bigger.


I worked the entire blanket in double crochet, and the white laces in the center were made with the tapestry stitch, in which the color not being used is carried across the top of the work and the stitches are made over it, concealing the color. Here's a pretty good tutorial for the tapestry stitch, although as I stated earlier, I did all double crochet for this project, but the concept is the same.


For this particular blanket, I used five balls of Bernat Waverly yarn in brown, and almost a whole skein of Red Heart Super Saver in white for the lines and laces. I believe I used a size J hook, which made the project go nice and quick. Adjust the size of yarn and hook to fit your needs- everyone crochets differently!

Happy crocheting! :)

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  1. At the end of each row did you chain before turning, if so how many?

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  2. Hi Heather, good question! Yes, I add 3 chains at the end of each row, then skip the first stitch, which makes the ch3 count as one. I then do the final stitch of the next row in the top chain to make the blanket nice and square. Thanks for reading!

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  3. how could I adjust this chart to make a lapghan or afghan size? Thanks! Great job!!

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    1. Hi Terry! Sorry it took so long to reply! I'm not sure what size lapghans usually are (it would probably be a comfy lap blanket as-is), but all you'd need to do is add stitches and rows to each section- for example, if I want to make the blanket another 4 inches wider I'd add 16 stitches total (my gauge is 4 st. per inch). Where the white laces are in the middle, I'd divide those 16 stitches evenly to make sure the laces are still in the center (8 more on either side). To make it longer, add 2 rows per inch. Hope this helps! :)

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  4. I am a beginner to crochet and would like to know if you can help me turn this into a 54''x60'' throw. I need help especially with placement of the stripes. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thank you for sharing the pattern its adorable

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    1. Hi Heidi. Thanks!

      To make a 54" wide throw, my gauge (4 st. per inch) would require 217 stitches across instead of the 127 shown on the chart. I think the size of the laces could stay the same as they are on the chart, so you'd just have to subtract the 35 stitches from 217 (182) and divide that by two to figure out how many you'd want on either side (91). If you wanted to make the laces bigger, the same concept applies.

      As for the length, it's currently 48" long, so you'd need another 12" to get 60" long... which comes out in my gauge to 24 rows. you can divide that evenly into whichever sections you'd like... say you want to add it evenly to the three sections on either end; divide 24 by 6 to get 4. Add four rows to the brown stripe, white stripe and brown section on either end!

      Hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks a bunch. I will make sure to share a picture once I finish. I am planning on using Caron Simply Soft in Chocolate with Off White for the laces. I'm looking forward to working on this adorable patrern. Thank you again for the help.

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    3. Excellent! Can't wait to see it! :) Have fun!

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  5. I was wondering how you hide the unused yarn when turning the corner. Hope it's not obvious and I just don't realize it!! I'm fairly new to crochet

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    1. Hi G! I'm not quite sure I understand your question... are you referring to the white yarn? The tapestry stitch is only used underneath the white laces in the center... all the rest of the blanket is crocheted with a single strand. Therefore, when you stop at the end of the white section of the laces, the white yarn should just hang behind the work until you finish the row with brown, turn, and come back to it, where you then pick up the white again. Does that make sense? :) Thanks for reading!

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  6. I was referring to the white yarn. I am very new to all of this and had never seen the tapestry stitch before. Thank you for clearing that up! I hope I can figure out how to do it because this pattern is just too cute!!!
    Thank you so so much for getting back to me! :)

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  7. what are the measurements of the blanket you did?

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  8. Mine came out to 36x48 inches; a good size for a small child to snuggle with. :)

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  9. I just wanted to say thank you for the pattern. I am in the middle of making this baby blanket for my nephew and it is turning out fantastic.(I have only been crocheting for 7 months and this is a great beginners blanket :-)

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    1. You're very welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  10. I LOVE this idea, and I especially love the drawing like picture you have that shows how many stitches to use in each section. It's really helpful when you want to change the size of the blanket. I'm 12years old and a while ago my grandma taught me how to crochet and now I'm pretty good at it. So I can't wait to try this out!😊

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    1. That's fantastic! I started crocheting at 8 years old... it's a great way to be creative! I'm glad you like the chart... it's much easier to do it this way then to write out a pattern. Have fun making this project!

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  11. I have tried and tried to crochet, with no luck, however I can knit. Is there a way to convert this pattern to knitting?

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    1. Sure, it's possible. The stitch counts would work just fine as they are, but the color changing will be different. Off the top of my head, you could use intarsia (where you keep each color separate) or fair-isle, which would be more of a challenge I think... and the finished piece would be one-sided. You'd probably also have to use cable needles to do the whole width of the blanket.

      Does that help? :)

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  12. Currently trying this pattern out thank you!!

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  13. Currently trying this pattern out thank you!!

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  14. Hi,my name is Lety, I'm so in love with this blanket,but I'll like to know if is possible to have all the instructions in Spanish. Please let me know if you can do that for me. I'll like to do

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    1. Hi Lety... the chart is pretty straightforward (abbreviations only!). Which part were you hoping to translate? :)

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  15. I'll like to make that big one 54" x 60 .
    Thank you so much for you help to do great crochet.😊😉

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    1. Check out the previous question from Heidi for a quick rundown on how to change the size. Perhaps run it through a Google translation? Sorry, I've never been great at Spanish!

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  16. Hi everyone! Thanks for your interest in my blanket! I see that many of you are asking for a "pattern", but the chart should get you where you need to be. :) It's actually simpler to read the chart than it would be to read through lines and lines of pattern... so let me explain a bit.

    Starting at the top of the chart, it says to chain 127 stitches (that comes out to approximately 31 inches wide in my gauge, so add stitches according to how wide you want the finished blanket to be). Then, each row of the pattern tells you exactly how many double crochet stitches to do in each color... simple as that!

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  17. Did you put any kinda of border around the edges

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    1. Hi Alice! I did not, but feel free to do what you would like with it!

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  20. Beginning crocheter here....how would I make this a 48" x 60" and keep the laces at a good ratio to the new size?

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  21. Hi Summer! Sorry for the delayed response... I didn't seem to get a notification of your question! If you're using the same size hook and gauge as me (J- 4 st per inch), you'd want to make your blanket 192 st wide (48 more stitches than my pattern). The chart has the laces at 35 st across, so I'd divide that 48 extra evenly among the 3 sections, which comes out to 16 more stitches each(essentially 61-51-61). It may not be exactly proportional, but you can distribute the extra stitches however you see fit... get creative with it and make it your own! :)

    Honestly though, I think the size of the laces would look just fine as-is on a slightly larger blanket.

    Good luck, and have fun!

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