Hi Everyone! I’ve got a new tutorial for you! This beautiful blanket! I only have 1 other blanket tutorial on YouTube and it’s baby size, so I’ve been wanting to do an adult/throw size for a while now. This one is super warm and cozy, very easy to accomplish and modify and this simple color block design is modern and fun.
Finished Size: 70 wide x 65 (You’ll notice it finishes wider than the foundation chain because of the weight of the yarn it stretches out).
6 skeins of size 5 or 6 yarn in each color. I used Loops and Threads yarn (sold at Michaels). Bernat Sofftee Chunky is very similar! any other thicker size 5 or 6 yarn with slight texture will give you a similar result. I linked the Bernat, so you can see what it looks like.
Size Q or 16 mm crochet hook. Also known as a speed hook.
smaller crochet hook for weaving in ends
scissors for triming
1. Take 2 strands at the same time and make a slip knot. Tighten around the hook.
2. Chain 70 chains… or 50 inches with very little tension.
3. hdc in 3rd chain from hook and repeat in each chain all the way down, use very little tension at this point, it will help you down the line.
4. Ch 2 and turn.
5. hdc in 2nd stitch over from edge of the blanket and continue in each stitch. Be sure to get the hdc in that last turning chain stitch.
6. Ch 2 and turn
7.Repeat until you run out of that color yarn.
-When you run out of yarn, I did not run out at the same time. Tie the 2 ends (the yarn you are using and the new yarn) and continue. Don’t forget to weave in all the little ends later. When you run out of the next skein of yarn, attache the next skein. This way the tails to be weaved in will be staggered and unnoticeable.
8. When you finish a row of color 1 and don’t have enough to complete another row, add your new color when you make your last hdc. WHen you have the 3 loops on your hook for that last stitch, add the 2 strands on your hook and pull through. Tighten everything up, chain 2 and turn continuing on like we have been.
9. Continue adding skeins of yarn and change to your 3rd color and crochet until you can fully complete a row and cannot complete another.
10. Weave in all the ends very well.
WARNING TO CAT OWNERS: Your cat will not leave you alone when you make/photograph or do anything with this blanket 😉
If you want to modify, this blanket is super easy to do that! You can use 1 strand instead of 2. Make sure you use the coordinating hook size for the yarn choice you have made. You can also pick a more textured yarn, more colors, less colors, bulkier or thinner! The options are endless for you to make this your own. I’d love to see pictures, so tag me on social so I can see!
-Please note: *If you want the blanket to turn out exactly like mine, you will need to use the exact same yarn and hook and foundation chain size that I do.
WARNING TO PARENTS: As soon as you say it’s ok to cuddle with the blanket, your kids will claim it as their own and play legos in it…. even though it has purple, my son says ;).
And when kid leaves the room, cat will claim it. I’m telling you, we live in SoCal… we are not cold, and this blanket was a hit!!!! (It’s now 2 hours after I took this photo and the cat hasn’t moved a muscle lol).
Here is the video tutorial.
Let me know what you think …. and Happy Stitching!