I love cushy baby blankets. They’re soft, warm, just overall cozy. They make great gifts and they work up quickly. I know there are tons of tutorials out there for crocheted blankets but I thought why not add one more to the web.
For my blanket I used a 10mm hook and 3 strands of worsted weight yarn. Really, you can use whatever you want. Thicker yarn and a larger hook will make the blanket thicker and work up more quickly. You can use 2 colours or 3, or even 4 if you want. Gauge doesn’t really matter.
1) Start with a slip knot and make a chain to the desired width of the blanket.
2) Turn and double crochet into the 3rd chain from the hook. Double crochet your way back down to the end.
3) Chain 2, turn, double crochet into the same stitch, double crochet down to the end. Chain 2, turn your work, and repeat until the blanket is the desired length.
The only real tricky part is making sure you don’t add stitches into your rows.
The first time I tried making a blanket I kept putting the last double crochet of the row into the turning chain; this added a stitch every row.
If you’re new to making blankets, you might want to count your stitches each row until you’re sure you aren’t adding stitches. There are few things more frustrating than having to rip out 5 or 6 or more rows of blanket because you realized things aren’t working out evenly. Believe me, I know.
When your blanket is the desired size, fasten off and weave in the ends. That’s it!
These chunky crocheted blankets also make great car seat blankets and tummy time mats.
Do you want a more textured look? I made this blanket for Gabriel using 2 strands of chunky yarn and double crocheting into the back loop only each row.
Happy crocheting! If you make a blanket and blog about it, please leave a link! I’d love to see it.