Crochet blankets are a great way to decorate your living room and stay cozy and warm for the winter as well. Learning to make one is a relaxing way to start a new hobby. You might be thinking that crocheting your own throw blanket is a herculean undertaking, but the truth is that you can create a beautiful throw blanket in five easy steps. Keep reading for a quick crocheting beginners guide on how to make a throw blanket.
Step 1: Choose Your Yarn
For this tutorial you will need four colors of worsted weight yarn. Choosing the yarn you want to use for your blanket is one of the most fun parts of the process. Crochet blankets can be used for any occasion depending on the colors you choose. Welcoming a new baby to your home? Choose soft pastel colors. Planning for holiday décor? Vibrant greens and reds will work wonderfully. Warm orange and other earthy tones are great for making your home feel cozy in the fall.
Step 2: Create a Crochet Chain
Using a US Size J crochet hook and the first color of yarn you want to use, make a chain that is as long as you want the throw blanket to be. Creating a crochet chain is the first step in almost every crochet pattern so if you don’t know how to make one you can learn how here.
Step 3: Start Crocheting Using Double and Single Crochet Stitches
After you’ve made your crochet chain, alternate between double and single crochet stitches to complete your blanket. Use double crochet stitches to complete your first row then use single crochet stitches to complete your second row. If you’re new to crochet stitches take a look at these tutorials to help you get started.
Step 4: Change Colors
Crochet the first color block as wide as you would like it to be, then change colors and continue the same pattern of double and single crochet stitches. Changing colors is another technique that you will need to learn as you embark on your crocheting journey. This quick video guide will help you master it in no time.
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Step 5: Tie Off the End
To complete your throw blanket, tie off and weave the ends of your blanket as longs as you would like. To learn how to tie off the ends, take a look at this guide.