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18+ Cozy Crochet Lapghan Patterns

Are you looking for crochet lapghan patterns? If so, I’ve got you covered with a myriad of beautiful designs, including easy lapghans, hospice lapghans, and more!

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There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a cozy blanket with a good book in your lap. You know what I’m talking about? Lapghans are a necessity to have stashed in your living room, and there’s something extra special about having one that’s homemade.

Maybe you’ve wanted to crochet one, but the idea of making such a big project seems intimidating, or you just don’t know where to start. That’s what’s great about these patterns! They’re simple enough to catch onto quickly, and they can be stopped or continued at any time depending on how big you want your blanket to be.

Without further ado, let’s check out some of my favorite lapghan patterns!

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Types of Crochet Lapghans

There are so many amazing types of crochet lapghans out there! In this post, we will be covering a variety of different categories, including chevron lap blankets, granny square lap blankets and more. Use the table of contents below to skip to anything you’re most interested in!

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Easy Lapghans

First up, let’s take a look at some of my favorite easy lapghan patterns! These are all patterns that are on the beginner side of things. You don’t need to be experienced to make them.

Easy Crochet Cottage Blanket

The first pattern I’d like to show you is the Easy Crochet Cottage Blanket. This blanket is built up primarily by crossed double crochet stitches, which create this beautiful, unique texture. This pattern is the perfect stash-busting project, as each colored section uses up an entire ball of yarn.

Designer: Blue Star Crochet

Yarn Used: West Yorkshire Spinners Re: Treat Yarn

Gold Coast Lapghan

Next, meet the Gold Coast Lapghan. This lapghan has a beautiful, delicate lacey diamond pattern that I absolutely love. This blanket is pretty enough to be décor, yet snuggly and warm enough to cuddle up in!

Designer: Stitches n Scraps

Yarn Used: Cascade 220

Fields and Furrows Crochet Blanket

Another one of my favorite patterns is this fun, Fields and Furrows Crochet Blanket. Isn’t it so pretty? I just love how the colors are reminiscent of a budding farmer’s field. This blanket would be a great project for the springtime!

Designer: Crochet 365 Knit Too

Yarn Used: Caron Cakes Yarn

Super Bulky Easy Crochet Lapghan

Last but not least for this category, meet the Super Bulky Easy Crochet Lapghan! This pattern is built up by simple stitches and super bulky yarn so that, depending on your skill level, it works up easily and quickly.

Designer: Crochet n Crafts

Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket Yarn

Bulky Yarn Lapghans

Speaking of bulky yarn afghans, let’s look at some more of those! If you are looking for a lapghan pattern that works up more quickly, I think you’ll enjoy these next few patterns.

Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket

First up for this section, meet the Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket. Isn’t this one so pretty? This blanket is comprised of mostly double crochets and chunky yarn, meaning it works up super quickly (even in one evening)! Of course, you can make it bigger or smaller depending on what you’re going for.

Designer: Blackstone Designs

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Hometown

Easy Rectangle Log Cabin Blanket

Are you looking for a project that you don’t have to pay too much attention to? This Easy Rectangle Log Cabin Blanket is perfect! Because of its simple stitch design, it can easily be made while watching a show, listening to music, out on a road trip, etc. Not only is it simple to make, but it’s super warm and cozy as well!

Designer: Moogly Blog

Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket O’Go

Louis Cozy Cochet Blanket

Next, check out the Louis Crochet Blanket. I just love the texture of this one! This blanket is built up by the crimp stitch. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry! It’s easy to catch on to and remember. If you make this blanket, you’ll be a pro at it in no time!

Designer: Creations by Courtney

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Cover Story Yarn

Ties that Bind Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket

The last bulky yarn pattern I’d like to show you is this Ties that Bind Crochet Blanket. Isn’t it gorgeous? The contrast of the bulky, snuggly center with the delicate, lacey border gives this pattern such an elegant feel. This blanket is sure to be a hit!

Designer: Nanas Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn

Chevron & Ripple Lapghans

If you’re looking for a more unique lapghan pattern, then I think you’ll enjoy these next few patterns! They all incorporate some kind of chevron or ripple stitch, which makes them extra colorful and pretty.

Diagonal Chevron Lapghan

First up, check out the Diagonal Chevron Lapghan! I just love the look of this one. This pattern has a beautiful, distinct chevron design that’s sure to add a modern touch to your home!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Summer Fling Throw

Are you looking for a good summer lapghan pattern? If so, I think you’ll really enjoy this Summer Fling Throw! This pattern features the ripple stitch which gives it a beautiful, light and lacey summer-feel. Of course, you can use thicker yarn to make a blanket for the colder months as well!

Designer: Moogly Blog

Yarn Used: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Crochet Chevron Baby Blanket

Another pattern I’d like to show you is this Chevron Baby Blanket! Not only is this pattern gorgeous, but it’s a great project to learn how to crochet chevrons with! You can also easily adjust the size of this one to make it a baby blanket OR a full sized throw blanket!

Designer: Christaco Designs

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Heartland

Diagonal Ripple Lapghan

Last up for this category is the Diagonal Ripple Lapghan. Isn’t this one so pretty? This pattern alternates between crocheting in both loops and crocheting in the back or front loops only in order to create this really modern and unique design. If you love the ripple design, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Hospice Lap Blankets

Maybe you’ve been wanting to make a blanket for someone special in your life (a parent, grandparent, a friend who’s been going through a rough patch, etc). All these lap blankets are great for seniors. Hospice can be such a dark place, so why not add a spark of joy by giving someone a bright and warm blanket?

Easy Charity Blanket

The first pattern I’d like you to meet is the Easy Charity Blanket. This pattern has an extra thick and warm center, making it the perfect blanket to snuggle up in. The lace shell stitch border gives this cozy throw an elegant touch. This blanket is bound to light up the day of whoever you decide to give it to!

Designer: Raffamusa Designs

Yarn Used: DK yarn

Mens Crochet Blanket

If you want something ultra simple and masculine, try this Mens Crochet Blanket! This is the perfect no-nonsense design for a grandpa or other senior friend. You’ll just need to use single crochet. The pattern comes in many sizes, and one of them is the lapghan size!

Caprock Canyon Crochet Lap Blanket

Next, check out the Caprock Canyon Blanket. This blanket has a gorgeous and cozy texture. Since the fringe is completely optional, without it this would make the perfect lap blanket for those in wheelchairs or nursing homes!

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn

Striped Thicket Blanket

If you’re looking to make something extra cozy, then I bet you’ll love this next pattern: The Striped Thicket Blanket. This pattern is not only gorgeous, but if you use a thick yarn, it works up super quickly as well! This snuggly blanket would make the perfect gift for grandparents, those in nursing homes, etc.

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: Bernat Blanket Yarn

Modern Crochet Blanket

If you’re looking for a more unique pattern, than I bet you’ll love this Modern Crochet Blanket! This pattern has a gorgeous, unique design that gives a lot of room for experimenting with different color combos. This blanket will definitely bring a smile to your receiver’s face!

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn

Granny Square Lapghans

The last few patterns I’d like to show you are granny square lapghans! This means they are made from squares, rather than worked back and forth in rows.

Tudor Rose Blanket

First, meet the Tudor Rose Blanket. Isn’t this one so pretty? I just love the contrast of the regular blanket with the granny square accents! And the rose emblem gives it such an elegant touch. This blanket would be perfect for snuggling in and as home décor!

Designer: Fosbas Designs

Yarn Used: Infinity Hearts Baby Merino

There You Go Throw

Next, let me introduce you to the There You Go Throw. This lapghan is made up by 6-inch squares, which leaves a lot of room for different color combos! I just love the flower design on this one. Also, because it’s made up by individual squares, you can easily adjust the size of this one to fit any of your needs (or you can even choose to add more squares at another time)!

Designer: Moogly Blog

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Buffalo Plaid Blanket

Last but not least, meet the Buffalo Plaid Blanket. This blanket is so cozy, you won’t want to leave it! The buffalo plaid design is super trendy right now, and I can see why! It’s fun and cozy and goes with just about everything. And the fur edging adds the perfect touch!

Designer: Blackstone Designs

Yarn Used: Bernat Super Value

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Crochet Lapghan FAQ

I thought we would end this post by talking about some common questions about crochet lapghans. Hopefully this helps you finish the perfect blanket!

What is the size of a Lapghan?

Lapghans are generally a bit bigger than a baby blanket, but smaller than an afghan. As the name suggests, they are designed to fit perfectly on your lap. One of the most common measurements seems to be 35″ by 40″. However, this is not a rule per-say, so patterns may differ as to the finished size.

How do you crochet a Lapghan?

There are a variety of ways to crochet your own lapghan! One of the most common ways is to simply work back and forth in rows using your desired stitch pattern. Using this method, you could technically create a lapghan without even following a pattern! You can also make lapghans from squares or pieces that are sewn together as well.

How can I make a custom lapghan?

This is slightly related to the last question, but let me go in more depth! Here are the steps I would take to make your own custom lap blanket:

  • Choose a stitch you like.
  • Decide on the width you want.
  • Make a chain to the width you decided on (make sure to follow the stitch multiple!)
  • Begin the stitch you chose and work till your desired length!

How many skeins do you need to crochet a lap blanket?

This definitely depends on the pattern. Make sure to look at the materials required for the pattern you choose. If you are not following a pattern, it may take some experimentation to see how much yarn you need. This blog post may be helpful in determining an estimate before buying yarn.

How long does it take to crochet a lap blanket?

The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, like how hard the pattern is that you’re making, and how fast you crochet. However, generally speaking, it will take over 15 hours to complete a lap blanket. Most crocheters can finish one in a few months. But again, it depends on how much time you can devote to the project too!

Conclusion

Lap blankets are such a fun project. You can make them for yourself, for a friend on hospice, or for charity in general. Whatever you decide, I’m sure you blanket will turn out amazing. So now it’s your turn—grab some yarn and start crocheting! Your lapghan will be done in no time if you get right on it! 🙂

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