How to Crochet a Blanket for Beginners

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Today I’m going to show you how to Crochet a Blanket for Beginners.  Crocheting a blanket is a lot of fun and it can also be totally relaxing.  Once you know how to crochet your choices of things you can make are limitless.  I will be showing you how to crochet a blanket using a much smaller version…. just to give you an idea.  Your blanket with be much wider than mine.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get making a blanket.



How to Crochet a Blanket for Beginners



 

Materials Needed

6 Skeins of Yarn (your choice in color)

5.5 mm Crochet Hook

Scissors

 

Step 1



Knot yarn on crochet hook to begin.



Knot yarn on crochet hook to begin.


Step 2



Wrap extra yarn around finger so that the yarn is pulled tight.



Wrap extra yarn around finger so that the yarn is pulled tight.

 

Step 3



Go under the yarn.



Go under the yarn.

 

Step 4



Grab a hold of that loop with the hook.



Grab a hold of that loop with the hook.

 

Step 5



And, pull that loop through the loop you made with the original knot.



And, pull that loop through the loop you made with the original knot.

 

Step 6



go under the yarn again



You just made your first stitch.  You will be making 135 of these stitches to make the width of the blanket. Now, go under the yarn again…

 

Step 7



grab a hold of the yarn and pull it through the loop on the crochet hook.



…. and grab a hold of the yarn and pull it through the loop on the crochet hook.

 

Step 8



It should look like that



It should look like that once pulled through.

 

Step 9



continue making these stitches until you have 135 of these stitches.



Now, continue making these stitches until you have 135 of these stitches.  This is your blanket’s width.

 

Step 10



Push your hook through the first stitch of your crocheted blanket.



Now, this row is the most difficult of the entire blanket.  It is because you have the least amount of crocheted blanket to work with.  Push your hook into the first stitch of your blanket.

 

Step 11



Go under the yarn and grab a hold of it.



Go under the yarn and grab a hold of it.

 

Step 12



Pull that yarn through first stitch.



Pull that yarn through first stitch….. one of the loops on your crochet hook.  Do not go through both loops yet.

 

Step 13



You will again have 2 loops on your crochet hook



You will again have 2 loops on your crochet hook.

 

Step 14



Go under yarn again with your hook.



Go under yarn again with your hook.

 

Step 15



pull that yarn through both stitches on the crochet hook.



And, pull that yarn through both stitches on the crochet hook.

 

Step 16



Push hook through 2nd stitch of crocheted blanket.



Push hook through 2nd stitch of crocheted blanket.

 

Step 17



Go under yarn with hook.  Pull that yarn through the first loop on the crochet hook.



Go under yarn with hook.  Pull that yarn through the first loop on the crochet hook.

 

Step 18



You now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook.



You now have 2 loops left on your crochet hook.

 

Step 19



Go under yarn again.



Go under yarn again.

 

Step 20



pull yarn through both loops on crochet hook.



And, pull yarn through both loops on crochet hook.

 

Step 21



It should look like this when you reach the end of the 2nd row.



Continue doing this through every stitch on the first row of the blanket.  It should look like this when you reach the end of the 2nd row.  Your blanket will be a lot wider.  Remember, I am using a much shorter version, so it is easier to teach you.

 

Step 22



Turn the crocheted blanket over.



Turn over the blanket so that the crochet hook is back on the right side.

 

Step 23



Add 2 chain stitches



Add 2 chain stitches like you did in step 2 through step 6.  You will do this every time you start a new row.

 

Step 24



go into the first stitch of the previous row of the crocheted blanket like you did in step 10.



Go under the yarn with your hook…. grab a hold of the yarn and go into the first stitch of the previous row of the crocheted blanket like you did in step 10.

 

Step 25



With your crochet hook through the first stitch grab a hold of the yarn with your hook.



With your crochet hook through the first stitch grab a hold of the yarn with your hook.

 

Step 26



Pull the hook through the first loop on the crochet hook.



Pull the hook through the first loop on the crochet hook.  You are left with three loops on your hook.

 

Step 27



Go under the yarn again



Go under the yarn again….

 

Step 28



then pull the hook through the first two loops.



…. then pull the hook through the first two loops.  You are left with 2 loops on your hook.

 

Step 29



Go under the yarn with your hook and pull it through the last two loops on your hook.



Go under the yarn with your hook and pull it through the last two loops on your hook.  You are now left with one loop…. you are done with the stitch and ready to go into your 2nd stitch of the previous row like you did in Step 24.

 

Step 30



Keep doing this entire process until you finish this row of the blanket.



Keep doing this entire process until you finish this row of the blanket.

 

Step 31



When you are finished with that row turn over your blanket so that the crochet hook is back on the right side.



When you are finished with that row turn over your blanket so that the crochet hook is back on the right side.  You are ready to start a new row.

 

Step 32



Remember when you start a new row you need to add 2 chain stitches like you did in Step 23.



Remember when you start a new row you need to add 2 chain stitches like you did in Step 23.  You need to do this every time you start a new row.

 

Step 33



Continue doing Step 23 thru 31 for each row of the blanket.



Continue doing Step 23 thru 31 for each row of the blanket.  It will get easier as you go along as you will get more confident.  As you move along through your blanket you will find that you will need to add more yarn.  That is super easy.  Simply knot a new piece of yarn to the old and cut off the remaining string.  It’s that simple.

 

Step 34



When you decide your crocheted blanket is finished you will want to end it correctly.



When you decide your crocheted blanket is finished you will want to end it correctly.  That is what I will show you now.

 

Step 35



Pull crochet hook to give yourself a large loop to work with.



Pull crochet hook to give yourself a large loop to work with.

 

Step 36



Cut the yarn to remove it from the skein of yarn.



Cut the string of yarn to remove it from the skein of yarn.  Leave enough of the string of yarn that you will be able to use it to tie a knot in the next few steps.

 

Step 37



Grab a hold of the string of yarn and the loop of yarn.



Grab a hold of the string of yarn and the loop of yarn.  You are ready to tie a knot.

 

Step 38



Tie a knot



Tie a knot with the string of yarn and the loop of yarn.

 

Step 39



Pull the knot tight.



Pull the knot tight.

 

Step 40



Once knot is made you can cut off remaining string of yarn and loop of yarn.



Once knot is made you can cut off remaining string of yarn and loop of yarn.

 

Step 41



It should look like this now.



It should look like this now.  Your crocheted blanket is all finished.

 



Finished Crocheted Blanket



And, that is it.  You have yourself a finished crocheted blanket that you made yourself.  The blanket itself is crocheted from one simple stitch and yet it comes out looking awesome!!  Please take a picture of your crocheted blanket and share it along with a comment in the comment section below…. I’d love to see a picture of your blanket.

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