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  • Crochet a Cozy Blanket (For Beginners!)

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by in DIY Projects, Knit and Crochet



     

    I know, I know, I said I would post this a while ago. Life just seems to be keeping me extremely busy right now. But hey, here I am!

    This blanket is soft and warm but not too heavy so it’s perfect for a chilly morning or fall afternoon. And it’s so simple to make. It won’t be done in a day but it’s a project you can sit down and work on everyday for a little while and it will be done in time for those chilly fall days!  So let’s get started!

    Now, mine isn’t finished but it’s about a foot long (I know I have a long way to go) so you’ll get an idea of what it will look like. I will post a picture of the finished product soon!

    Materials:

    15mm or larger crochet hook

    3 skeins bulky weight yarn in your choice of color (to start). Buy more yarn as your blanket grows.

    Notes:

    I used Vanna’s Choice, bulky, 100% acrylic yarn in the color Topaz. These are small skeins of yarn so I have a feeling I will be buying ten or more by the time my blanket is finished. At 1.99 each that’s not too bad!

    The first row or two will be tough to get through due to the chain being so long and having no shape. Also The length of the chain you make is actually the width of the blanket.

    Onto the good part!

    *Start out by making a chain of 83.

    *Row 1- double crochet into the fourth stitch from the hook and in each stitch across.

    *chain 3 and turn your work

    *Row 2* double crochet into the fourth stitch from the hook. (The 3 chains you just made count as your first stitch.) Continue with the double crochet in each stitch across.

    *Chain 3 and turn

    …continue these steps until your blanket is the desired length!

    I will post a video of how to double crochet soon so check back this week for some extra tips.

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

8 Responses so far.

  1. sophia says:

    how long did you make yours?

    • Maggie says:

      I don’t have an exact measurement. I measured mine by wrapping it around my neck and when it was a comfortable length I binded off.

  2. Kayla says:

    I love, love everything you do. I just did an arm scarf and want to do the blanket next. I came across this and was wondering… Do you have a video for this or could you send me instructions to my email? I know how to crochet a little by watching my grandma do it. That’s how I learned to knit, too. So, I don’t know how to read the “how to’s” I’m finding. Sorry! I sound stupid but would really like to learn so I can make more things for my daughter and friends! Thank you so very much!

  3. Busy Bunny says:

    Hi Maggie, I jumped straight in at the deep end and started my ‘Simply Maggie’ journey with an arm blanket – DONE! However, like the previous comment, I know even less than her about crochet but I’m a visual learner. Purleeeeeeease do a video? I’d love to be able to crochet my Mom a blanket for Christmas.
    Thank you so much for all the tutorials, you rock x

    • Maggie says:

      Hello there! Great job finishing the blanket! If you have pictures feel free to post them on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/simplymaggieblog. Also I do plan on making a video for the crochet blanket, however I am without my laptop right now but I will have it back next week so plan on seeing that video towards the end of the month! :)

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