Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Easy Crochet Blanket Tutorial

Learn to make an EASY and QUICK crochet blanket. I was totally surprised at how fast this afghan worked up! This tutorial uses just two stitches, chain and half double crochet, making it a great blanket for beginners crocheters.

Using a thick chunky yarn, like Bernat blanket yarn, speeds up the process. The thicker the yarn, the faster the blanket will be finished. 



Easy Crochet Blanket Tutorial




Easy Crochet Blanket Tutorial

Each winter, I go through a bit of a crochet phase. There's just something cozy about hunkering down inside with a crochet project. 

My last big project was a granny stripe blanket. Some years I make hats or mittens. Most years, I make a few new hot pads either with this super easy pattern, or this scalloped edge pattern.

When I came across this blanket yarn, I knew I needed to make another afghan this winter. I am sold on the thick, bulky yarn. It went so quick!! I am a huge fan of projects that work up quickly. 

So today, I'm sharing an easy tutorial for a quick crochet blanket.

Read to the very end to print off your free pattern for this easy project.

Quick and Easy Crochet Blanket Tutorial perfect for beginners or crocheters who want a project they can complete fast!


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Supplies needed for crochet blanket

Let's start with the supplies. You don't need much, some yarn, a hook and some scissors.


Using blanket yarn makes for a cozy blanket with great texture! This yarn is so soft! 

crochet hook


Stitches you need to know

This blanket uses only two basic crochet stitches, so it's great for beginners. For your convenience, I found some great tutorials on how to do these simple stitches.




how to make an easy crochet blanket

Finished Blanket Size

Let's talk a little bit about the blanket size. The finished size of my blanket is 52" X 90". A typical afghan is about 50" X 65".

My husband is tall (6'3") and I specifically made this blanket extra long to work for him. It ended up longer than I anticipated. I did a lot of the crocheting in the car during a long trip. I couldn't spread it out to see how long it was getting.

Honestly, I should have stopped after 5 skeins, but I used 6. If I made it for myself (I'm 5'3"), 4 skeins would have been enough.

The great thing with this simple pattern is you can make it the length you want! Each skein of yarn creates a stripe that is 14-16 inches long.

For a baby blanket: 

Begin by chaining 45. Then follow the instructions below. If using different colors, switch the yarn color every 8 rows.

how to make an easy crochet afghan

Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

1 - Begin with a slip knot
2 - Chain 80
3 - In third stitch, half double crochet
4 - Half double crochet in each remaining stitch of the chain
5 - Chain 2, turn
6 - In second stitch, half double crochet
7 - Half double crochet in each remaining stitch
8 - Repeat steps 5-8 until blanket is desired length
9 - Tie off and weave in ends

There you have it! An easy blanket that works up in no time.

If you make this blanket, I'd love to see your finished product! Tag me on Instagram, or send me an email (contactdiymom@gmail.com)



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Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Learn to make an EASY and QUICK crochet blanket. I was totally surprised at how fast this afghan worked up! This tutorial uses just two stitches, chain and half double crochet, making it a great blanket for beginners.

materials:

  • 4-5 (10.5 oz) skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn (depending on size of blanket desired)

tools:

  • 11.5 mm crochet hook
  • scissors

steps:

  1. Begin with a slip knot
  2. Chain 80
  3. In third stitch, half double crochet
  4. Half double crochet in each remaining stitch of the chain
  5. Chain 2, turn
  6. In second stitch, half double crochet
  7. Half double crochet in each remaining stitch
  8. Repeat steps 5-8 until blanket is desired length
  9. Tie off and weave in ends
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5 comments :

  1. That blanket looks super warm & cozy. Very pretty colors! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  2. Hi, I love this blanket, but I will be making it in a solid color.
    How many chains did you make for the size blanket that you made to accommodate your husband's height? This is the size I would like to make, using a solid color. Thank you, Debbie

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    1. I chained 80 and used 6 skeins of yarn to get the length needed for him. Good luck with your blanket!

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  3. Hi, I'm a newbie. Do you think I could use a 12mm hook instead of 11.5 without it making too much difference?

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    1. Yes, I think that would be fine. It might make it slightly larger, but many other factors (including thickness of yarn as well as how tight you crochet) can also affect the size.

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