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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern- Dude Blanket

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Two photos of a crochet blanket draped over a bed. This blanket is called the Dude Blanket.

The Dude crochet blanket is simple, durable, and not too frilly,  just like most guys like things.

This is one of those projects that is mindless and easy to work on when watching TV or chatting with friends. You and the special “dude” in your life will love it!

This crochet blanket is great for guys and girls alike! Don’t let the name fool you! 

The Dude Blanket can be made in any color combination you like or make it solid! You can also change the size of the blanket by working in multiples of 2+1

Dude Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Inspiration

I designed the Dude Hat and Scarf set to begin and knew I wanted to create a Dude collection of patterns. A blanket was something I knew that I wanted in the collection!

This blanket started out as a design for the collection, but my oldest son ended up taking claim of it and still uses it every day! He absolutely loves it!

I decided on the three colors, because what is more “dude” that some pretty blues?! I love this combination!

Pattern Details

This crochet blanket is made with worsted weight (#4) yarn. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. Some other great options would be WeCrochet Brava 500 or Lion Brand Yarn Pound of Love.

All of these yarns are great acrylic yarns that are soft and can be machine washed and dried. I love to find an easy yarn for blankets and such that I gift, so the recipient doesn’t have to put a lot of thought into the care of the gift.

The pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. It uses a combo of half double crochet stitches for the entire project. The pattern is worked in rows with a very simple repeat. You can create the color changes however you prefer, or just make it in one solid color.

Dude Blanket Crochet Pattern

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4,130-4,500 yards worsted weight yarn (5 skeins of main color, 4 skeins of two other colors)

I (5.5mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge


Measuring tape

Tapestry needle




15 sts within the pattern x 11 rows = 4”


55” x 65”

Pattern Notes

Starting chain does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Color changes in sample are: 10 rows with first color, 5 rows with second color, 10 rows with third color, 5 rows with second color, and repeat.

Change the size of the blanket by working your starting chain in a multiple of 2+1. You can customize this to be any size you’d like. 

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

hdc- half double crochet

blo- back loop only

*- repeat from


Ch 209

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (208)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in blo of first st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st, *1 hdc in blo of next st, 1 hdc in both loops of next st*, repeat from * across. (208)

Rows 3- 180: repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

This pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not copy, share, sell, or alter in any way. You may use the pattern to sell finished items but please link back to this post for pattern credit.

If you love the stitch combo of this blanket check out the Dude Pullover Sweater

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  1. Thank You So Much for making this available to me!!! I just love it and wanted to make matching ones for my son and grandson, yet different colors.?

  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us here.I’m already staryed on it this evening.So glad to of found a pattern for the guys /boys in our live’s.This one will be for my oldest grandson’s birthday. Hope to see more patterns for our guys, Thank you again!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing such a nice looking non complicated pattern–the style is perfect for males–I will make one for my grandson for christmas–he is 16

  4. Just curious which colors you used exactly. My son loves them! Thank you so much for the pattern! Easy to remember, and I love the texture it gives. TIA

  5. Thank you so much for making the Dude Blanket available for free. I so VERY much appreciate you having a size for a “dude” as I have a few men I really wanted to make a blanket/throw for this year but just could not settle on a size to make………. I truly love the lookes of this pattern and am very excited to start making one for my husband. Sarah

  6. Love this blanket!! My grandsons requested it!! What colors did you use? Is the dark one dark blue or black? Thanks! I love your patterns!

  7. I’m just starting to actually follow a pattern. To make sure I’m doing it right, do all the BLO stitches line up, or will they alternate with the regular half doubles?

  8. I am making this for my son-in-law who is in a wheelchair. I loved this when I saw it, showed it to him and he wants one.
    I would like to put a border on this. Do you have a pattern I could use for this?

    1. I don’t have a pattern, but my favorite simple go-to border in a couple rounds of sc in the back loop only. Looks very nice.

    1. There are not any single crochet stitches along the side of the blanket. You could add a trim with sc if you prefer, but there are not instructions for it.

  9. Love this pattern. Can you tell me which color you used as the “main” color and is that the color you started with?

  10. Just starting blanket for college bound grandson. I only want to use 2 school colors. (Royal blue and gold) Any suggestions for a pattern.?

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