I’ve been dying to get some blanket patterns up on here again and I finally am back into a groove where I can regularly get projects done here and there amidst our busy family schedule. It feels good to be creating, feels good to have fall and cool weather on the horizon, and feels amazing letting the anticipation of snuggling a newborn start to creep into all of our hearts.
Hope you love this one and give it a try. ALSO- if you are new to crochet or don’t even know how to yet, be sure to check out my crochet 101 video on youtube. I’ve been told it’s super helpful and gives you a great place to start if you are a true beginner!
Also worth noting – you can buy this yarn at your local JoAnn Fabrics! It’s $4.99 regular price. So regular price the yarn costs a grand total of less than $25. And if you can snag every skein with a 40-50% off coupon you can it for more like less than $15. Not too shabby for such a luxurious looking textile!
Neutral Color Block Crochet Blanket:
Finished size: roughly 36″x 42″
- 5 skeins Big Twist Chunky yarn (I used two skeins of cloud white, 1 skein of natural, 1 skein of clay and one skein of dove)
- a US J10/6.00mm crochet hook
- a yarn needle or smaller crochet hook for weaving in ends
- Chain 90 (or whatever even number you want).
- Single crochet into 4th chain from hook. Chain 1, skip 1 chain, then single crochet into next stitch. Continue this way across the whole chain. Then chain 2 (2 extra chains will always be your turning chains) and turn your work.
- Single crochet in the next chain SPACE (the part of your work where you only completed a chain and not a single crochet). Then chain one. Then single crochet into the following space. And so on across the whole row. End each row making a single crochet in the chain space from the row before.
- Complete this pattern for as much of each skein as you can, ending at the end of a row (don’t stop in the middle of a row) and change your colors. Click here for a good yarn change explanation. I need to update this post asap with my own method for color changing but until then that should do the trick.
- Do four full skeins worth of this pattern. Finish this part of your blanket by weaving in all ends neatly.
- To create the fifth colorblock, turn your blanket sideways. Look at the edge and determine where you will complete single crochets and where you will complete chains, pretending the blanket edge is just another previous row of this moss stitch pattern. There is no exact method on how to do this- my best advice is to be consistent. Make every single crochet into the same space within the edge as you can. And make every chain over top of the same parts of the edge for the entire length. Once you have your first row stitched, lay your blanket flat and make sure the edge is smooth and doesn’t pull or pucker anywhere. If it doesn’t lay flat, pull out that row and try again.
- Use the entire 5th ball ending at the end of a row. Finish by pulling through the yarn at the last stitch and weaving in your ends.
A super snuggly crochet blanket with the most wonderful thick and chunky texture you’ve ever felt. Perfect for fall snuggles, newborn cuddles or to drape over the edge of a sitting chair or couch. Sometimes these crochet blankets are the very best.
Happy Friday, all!