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Easy Color Block Crochet Blanket Tutorial

Thank you so much for sharing!

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.

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Materials
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

     

Instructions
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.

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WARNING TO CAT OWNERS: Your cat will not leave you alone when you make/photograph or do anything with this blanket 😉

Modifications
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.

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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 ;).

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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!

 

Emilie

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

Hi Melanie! I'm new to crochet and was hoping you could help me. I really love this blanket tutorial and would love to make it for someone for Christmas. However, I'd really like to try making it with one strand of yarn instead of two. I plan on using the same size 6 softee chunky Bernat yarn that you suggested. I was wondering what size hook you would recommend for that and how long to make the foundation chain then?

Thanks for your help! Emilie

Candice

Saturday 14th of May 2016

I have just finished my blanket in Sea Blue, lime green and white, and it looks lovely. Thank you for the tutorial Melanie. i wish I knew how to post a picture. I made mine substantially larger, to fit our double king bed, so it is heavy, but the kids were under it within minutes of being done.

Victoria Lucas

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

Of course, my very favorite is mr. Fox!! Perfect for new baby granddaughter's expecting in August! So, with my most Favorite instructor guiding me with the best videos I'll need to get to it!

Thanks Melanie....

Chelsea Johnson

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Hey I'm having a hard time finding the right purple color and the right sizes. I looked at the link you provided, but no luck. Could you maybe point me in the right direction. Thanks so much!

Chelsea Johnson

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Hey, I would absolutely love to start this blanket, but I'm having a hard time finding the size yarn I need, and not sure what the name of the purple you use is. If you could just get that name to me that would be fantastic. Thanks so much. OH and I did look at the link you provided. So if its on there, it might just look like a different color on line vs in person.

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