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I’m so excited to share this particular project with you! By now I’m sure you are aware of my blanket obsession. And I fall in love with everything I make. But this blanket, made for the lovely lady and her fiance who are responsible for this beautiful website you are now viewing, is a particular favorite. It is SO soft, and so squishy. It’s super chunky because it is done with two strands of yarn (from separate skeins) held together throughout. I can’t wait to make more and experiment with different color combinations. This will definitely be a blanket well loved by your entire family, ever present on the back of a couch or your favorite chair. Hope my friends enjoy it in their new home!
The stitches in this blanket are thick and soft.
Here’s the pattern (general guidelines?) if you’d like to make your own!
A note about the yarn- I wanted to keep this simple and easy so I chose “Sensations Sincerely” large balls of yarn in cream, gray and black. I use two skeins of each color. You could probably use any yarn with similar results, I just can’t advise you on exactly how much yarn you would need to achieve the desired large blocks of each color. This yarn creates a finished blanket that ends up being about 4′ by 5′.
I used a very large, size H hook so my blanket would stay loose and soft.
Hold together two strands of yarn (the starting strand from each ball of the same color) for the entire project.
6 skeins Sensations Sincerely yarn (two skeins of each color)
Large crochet hook (size H or J works well- but check the recommended hook size on your yarn label)
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Crystal From Sew Creative Blog says
I found your project on Craft Gawker! I just started crocheting a couple of weeks ago and I’m having so much fun. This is gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial. 🙂
Thanks Crystal! Always awesome to connect with other yarn lovers- so addicting!
A size “H” hook is not large, a “K” would be better I think… is this yarn a thin yarn or really thick? The blanket is beautiful and simple looking which is what makes it gorgeous.
The hook worked great for me! (Obviously haha) you could certainly use a K though. The yarn is regular thin yarn (worsted weight) but is thickened when you hold the two strands together. Glad you like it!
So beautiful! I’ve been looking for something new to start, and I think this is perfect! Just to clarify, do you turn at the end of every row? I want to make sure I get this exact look 🙂
Yes Carrie, turn at the end of each row. Hope you love it! Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂
I don’t want to seem argumentative here, but I cant imagine a chain of 100 with an H hook being 4′ even chaining extremely loose. To get that gauge, using two strands of worsted weight, I had to use a size N hook.
You are totally right- I just triple checked, my hook IS a size N15/10.00. My own blanket is actually exactly 89 stitches and 3.5’ long so to even it out I made the pattern 11 extra stitches to be roughly 4’. Sorry for any confusion, folks! I claim mommy brain and kids up all night 😉 Need to proofread better and use CAPITAL letters. Hope you enjoy the blanket.
Where do you find this yarn, Sensations Sincerely?
I get mine at Joann Fabrics!
Hi! I found this on Pinterest and you have totally inspired me to start crocheting! I love the way this blanket looks and I can’t wait to make my own! How did you learn? Do you have any tutorials for beginners? Any tips would be much appreciated!!
Hi Brooke! I’m so glad you are feeling inspired 🙂 I don’t personally have any tutorials (sheesh those people have patience!) but the best place to look is on youTube! Search for “begin to crochet” , “how to crochet” etc. and a bunch of great options should come up! That’s how I learned and I continue to learn. Good luck!
OMG, I sooooo love this blanket! U r very clever! Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m off to buy wool and a hook now. Can’t wait to start making this for my family.
So happy you are giving it a try! Hope you (and your family!) love it as much as we do 🙂
I can’t find the exact yarn. How many yards are in one skein? Thanks for the pattern!
Will Red Heart yarn work? Joann’s doesn’t have the Sensations Sincerely anymore.
I’m sure it would work! Your sizing (gage?) just might change a little bit so measure and adjust the pattern accordingly. I can’t believe they don’t carry it anymore- I’m bummed!
Jennifer Espinoza says
I love this blanket and am currently working on it for a Christmas present. I bought six skeins of Vanna’s Choice Lion’s brand yarn but it doesn’t look like it’ll be enough. I looked up the Sincerely Sensations and one skein was 7 oz. I thought this would be helpful for others to know when buying other yarns. Thanks for posting this tutorial!
Hi Jennifer- thanks for sharing that info! I’m so sad that our craft store doesn’t carry Sincerely Sensations anymore 🙁 boo.
What would be the Lions brand equivalent to the yarn listed in your materials list?
Try Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice!
I am so bummed… found this on Pinterest just the other day and it had a pattern included in the directions how many stitches and such. I went and bought all the supplies and just sat down to start it and I am so disappointed to see that those instructions are no longer there only the link to the PDF for purchase.
This pattern has been a purchaseable pattern for quite a few months now.
Bridget Monteverde says
Where can I find this purchasable pattern Jacquie ??
I’m sure your pattern has the finished measurements but could you tell me what they are before I purcahe? I make blankets to send to soldiers and need a certain size. Thanks
Is this a single crochet or a double crochet?
Hi Dana – this is single crochet.
Beautiful blanket! I’m a COMPLETE beginner, and so I just need you to explain how you crochet with two strands at the same time? This is probably a dumb question…but I’m planning on making this blanket for my fiancée who’s in the Navy, so I want to make it right! 🙂
Hey! All you have to do is hold the two strands together like you are using one and you are good to go. Really easy. Any my brother is in the Navy too! Hope your fiancee loves it!
Jessica Myers says
I’m looking to make this blanket,and was wondering what size your blanket turned out to be? I’m trying guage how much yarn to buy? Thank you!
Could I use chunky yarn like Lion Brand wool ease quick and chunky instead of two strands of ww?
Yes I think that would work perfectly!
quick question…i bought the pattern off of your etsy and the needle size listed there is different from the one you mention in this post..which one would you recommend??
Tried to purchase the pattern for the blanket above and it’s not available any longer. Would you be able to make it available again?
It says that this pattern is no longer available. Please help.
Shari Jones says
I would also like to purchase the pattern, but the site indicates the pattern is unavailable. Can this pattern still be purchased?
Is there a way to still purchase this pattern? Also I cannot find the recommended brand of yarn. What other brands do you recommend? Thank you!
I just tried to purchase the pattern on Etsy but it is not there. Will you be offering it again?
I didn’t see this pattern in your store. Are you offering it on a different website?
I absolutely LOVE this blanket. I am a beginner crocheter. Would you be able to do a quick video to show how to get started with this stitch as well as how to transition from color to color?
Yes Ashley, that’s actually a great idea. I’ll reply here again when I do and update this blog post.
I was trying to view the pattern and have not been successful. I am super interested in trying my hand in crocheting and this pattern is where I would really like to start. Is there another way to view the pattern? Thank you in advance!
Audree Lee says
Hello, just a quick note to let you know I included your pattern in my fall crochet bucket list post (which you can see here: https://audreeleeblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/crochet-bucket-list/ if you’re interested). I made sure to link back to both your pattern and blog. Thank you for the wonderful pattern, looking forward to working on it!
What if you want to make it bigger?
Hi Carla! You would simply need to add extra chains and then purchase additional skeins of yarn.
Etsy site say pattern isn’t available. I see others have gotten the same message. Is there anywhere it can be gotten? Thanks.
Shawna hebert says
Hi could you also use blanket yarn.
Hi Shawna, I’m not sure what “blanket yarn” means exactly but any bulky weight yarn will work in generally the same manner!
Marcia Regalado says
This pattern is no longer available for purchase. Can you please make available again either here or for purchase again? Thank you.
Is this pattern no longer available? I have been searching for something for a teenage boy and this would be perfect!
Bridget Monteverde says
I love this blanket and want to make it for my son. But I am unable to purchase this pattern from your website. Can you please let me know what I can do to get the instructions? Please and thank you!!