How to Crochet a BlanketBy Rachel Choi – 9 Comments
Learning how to crochet a blanket can be very rewarding. Many people who crochet blankets like to follow a crochet pattern. But you do not always need a pattern to crochet a blanket. All you need to know is the basic idea of how a blanket is crocheted. Here are some steps to follow to crochet your very first blanket.
Step 1: decided whether you want to crochet a blanket from a pattern you like or you want to make your own original creation.
If you choose to use a crochet pattern:
Step 2: Gather all the materials needed. The materials should be specified at the beginning of your crochet pattern. This includes, yarn type, crochet hook size, scissors, and any other special materials you may need.
Step 3: Make sure you can understand the pattern. Some crochet patterns can be confusing. So it is a good idea to skim over the pattern to understand the designer’s style. If you have trouble understanding the pattern, ask someone for help! Once, you understand the basic idea of you blanket’s pattern, you are ready to move on to the next step. This helps prevent frustration later on and helps you finish your crocheted blanket in a timely manner.
Step 4: Make sure that you know the crochet stitches that are used in the pattern. Some patterns will specify the stitches used in the pattern, before the pattern starts. If your pattern does not do this, then just skim the pattern for the crochet stitches. If you do not know how to crochet a stitch, then you can either ask someone for help or simply look it up online. The internet is a great source for crochet tutorials.
Step 5: You are now ready to start crocheting! Just follow the instructions in your crochet pattern.
Here is the link to the crochet pattern for the sample blanket used in this post: Crochet Pattern: Shell Stitch Blanket
If you choose to make your own original blanket design:
Step 2: Decide what shape and size you want your crochet blanket to be. Lots of blankets are square shaped, but yours can be any shape you desire: circle, star, ripple.
Step 3: Draw what you want the blanket to look like. Not everyone can visualize everything in their head. So go ahead and draw what you want. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s just a rough sketch.
Step 4: Choose colors. A good color scheme is what makes blankets pretty. You can choose to use several colors or just one. It is all up to you, since this is your design.
Step 5: Choose crochet stitches you want to use. You may need to use different crochet stitches to obtain the blanket shape that you chose and to fit the sketch that you drew.
Step 6: Write your pattern down. By writing your pattern down, you get a clearer picture of exactly how you are going to crochet your blanket. Plus, once you have a solid pattern you can share it with others or even sell it.
Step 7: Gather other materials that you will need, such as a crochet hook, scissors etc.
Step 8: Now it is time to start crocheting. If you find that there are mistakes on your pattern, just correct those as you go.
If you have questions about how to crochet a blanket or if you would like to add something to these steps, just let me know by leaving a comment!