Check out my newest creations. These easy, crochet blanket beginner projects are fun to make.
These blankets are very plush and comfy and honestly, they work up really quickly. I’ve created a YouTube tutorial that I hope is helpful. Their size can be easily modified based on your needs.
What You Will Need:
- 4 Skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn
- Size P (12mm) or Q (16mm) Crochet Hook
- Blankets- Blue and Gray- Measure 47 wide x 48 (using size P) and Pink and Orange- Measure 59 wide x 60 (using size Q hook)
Written Instructions- Crochet Blanket Beginner Project
- Using the Bernat Blanket yarn make a slip knot. Tighten around the hook.
- Chain 70 chains (approx. 47 inches using the P hook and 59 inches using the Q hook). Be sure to not pull your yarn too tight around your hook or it will be difficult to work the stitches in the foundation chain.
- Rows 2 – Ch 2 and place a Half Double Crochet (hdc) in 3rd chain from hook and repeat the hdc in each chain, all the way down the foundation chain. Remember to not pull too tight or your chain will become too tight to work into effectively
- At the end of the row, chain (Ch) 2 and turn your work.
- Row 3-70 or (the length of your blanket)- HDC in 2nd stitch, remember to skip the first chain from the hook, continue in each stitch. Be sure to complete a hdc in the last turning chain stitch.
- Continue this process until you reach the end of your first skein. (Once your yarn runs out, tie the end of the yarn with the beginning of the new skein of yarn) and continue.
- This project uses 4 skeins of yarn (but can vary based on the size of blanket
- Weave in all the ends
Check out this video too:
The blue and gray blanket used the same type of yarn and have the same foundation change; however, I used a size P crochet hook. This blanket was more compact and it had smaller holes. Whereas, the pink and orange blanket (pictured below), I used the same Bernat yarn and the same foundation chain, of 70, but I used a size Q crochet hook. This blanket was larger and it had wider holes.
These are the coziest blankets I’ve ever made. I was able to complete each one, over the course of 2 weeks, working on them in the evening for about an hour or so. I hope you enjoy making this easy, crochet blanket beginner project as much as I did.
Psst: Don’t forget to use your 40% off coupon for Michael’s or Joanne’s Fabric, it can save you some money!!! Happy Crocheting 🙂
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Hi Felicia, I’m making the blue blanket. I wondered after you ch 70 and ch 2 and crochet in 3rd ch from hook how many HDR should I have at the end of the row?? Also when I ch 2 turn my work do I always go into the 3rd ch?
I really like your work and appreciate your. Thanks Renea
Hi Renea, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn’t count that stitches but I believe I had 69,you’ll create 68 hdc and the chain 2 will count as a stitch for a total of 69… I hope that makes sense. When you chain 2 and turn your work you’ll put a stitch in the second stitch in the row. Skip the first space and place your stitch in the second space. I hope this answers your questions. Please let me know, if you have any additional questions.
Thank you so much for your reply! I do understand it now.
Really enjoy your videos. Thank you once again Renea
when you say the blanket is 47*48, is that in inches?
Hi Rafif, Yes 47×48 inches. Thanks for stopping by!
If I want to double the dimensions, do I have to double the 2 chains at the end of the 70 (140 if doubled) to 4? And do I still go into the 3rd existing loop?
Really enjoyed your post on the blanketvfor beginners. I am just beginner to crochet. I hafe no problem with doing the chain stitches. But when I do the half double crochet I seemcto lose a lot of the stitches. For eg I would do say 80 chain stitches so when I do the other stitches I have lost about 5-8 of the stitches so the blanket is uneven. What am I doing wrong? Quite frustrating. Regards. Suzanne Hawthorne
Hi Susan, you need to get comfortable counting your stitches. When you make your chain stitch there are two sides a bumpy side and a side that looks like a ‘V’. Count the V’s this will help you make sure you get enough stitches in the row. Also make sure you are putting a stitch in the chain. I discuss this some in both blanket videos. I understand the frustration; I would start a smaller project, like a scarf so you can get use to counting your stitches. I’m trying to get some more videos up on my youtube channel that may be able to help. Good Luck.
sometimes after 2 or 3 rows I will mark the stitches every 10/15 so I can keep up until I get going. I use safety pins but I think you can actually buy “stitch counters”. just a suggestions.
That’s a good idea. Safety pins are very cost effective and they get the job done.
Thank you so much for this wonderful video. My question is, when do you add in the different colors? Thank you.
Sorry for the delay in responding. The yarn is a variation yarn, it changes as you go. You don’t have to do any work with this yarn. I love it. Bernat Blanket Yarn.
Hi. I just wanted to say..your video is THE BEST ive ever seen!!. You really explain and in detail how everything works. Ive seen alot of videos on crocheting and im confused after 30 secs!. I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge. Your a GREAT teacher!!
Thanks Robin for such a nice compliment. I’m glad I could help! Let me know if you have any questions
I just finished your video. It was simple and the blanket was beautiful. I hope since I am new at this I can make mine just as beautiful as yours
Hi Dawn! Thanks for watching my video. Good luck with your blanket :-).
Can you use the 5.3 ounce skeins? If so how many would I need?
Hello, Yes you can used 5.3 ounces you will need approximately 8 skeins of yarn.
Thank you. Having a hard time finding the giant skeins
http://amzn.to/2lNzjSA. . You can also get it at Michael’s and Joanne’s Fabric
Hi, Ahelanne & Laurie,
I just wanted to add that U can find these skeins of yarn @ a Walmart store if U have one close to U. Also, U can go to Walmart.com online & these yarns can be ordered & delivered to your home w/ no shipping charges if U spend over $50. The other way is that U can pick them up @ the Walmart store that is closest to U. An important note is that there is No shipping charges at all when U pick them up @ a Walmart store no matter how many skeins U order. I love your videos because, U go slow enough for me to can write down pattern so, I have a copy. We do not have a printer so, when I watch your videos for the first time I write the pattern down as U go. I can also go to where U have the pattern & write it down that way. In your videos U go slow enough to pause the video go slow enough so I can write the pattern down then, I have a copy for later when I want to make another blanket down the road. I like having a written copy so, then I don’t have to try & remember who crocheted that pattern that I liked. I write it down on a notebook paper & I put them in the plastic sleeve to keep them so they stay clean & with dividers & Voila it’s a crochet recipe notebook. Thanks for having a written pattern w/ your videos because, some don’t have one we can follow along. U are exceptional as an instructor & I am so pleased that I found U by total accident. My Mom taught me how to crochet at a young age & after I raised my children I wanted to start it again. It was almost like starting new although, I really did remember the the basic stitches after a refresher. There were many stitches that were totally new as I had never done them before. Thanks again so much for your fantastic video teachings.
Thank you! Yes Walmart is a great resource to get yarn.
Hi there! I love your stuff!
I was just wondering where you said you need 4 skeins of the wool, are they the 100 yard ones or the 200 yard big ball ones? Just before i buy the balls, i want to get roughly the right amount.
Hi Abbie, I used the Bernat big balls of yarn they are, 300g, 10.5 oz, 258 yards, 234 m. I used 3-4 skeins of these for this blanket. Thanks for checking out my website. I hope all goes well with your blanket!
you make this seem so super easy with how detailed you are! you don’t assume that we as viewers have any idea what we are doing which is perfect for a complete newbie like me! ill be attempting to start this project this week. my question is-when you run out of one ball of yarn and need to add in the next ball of yarn-how exactly is that done? thank you!!
Hello Lindsay, for this project I just tie my two strands of yarn (my working yarn and my new ball of yarn) together, and keep crocheting as usual. Some people don’t like to tie them together but sometimes it’s just more secure. Hope it helped!
Hello Sunshine 🙂 I have a question if I want my blanket bigger I just make my initial chain longer?
My first time 🙂
Yes, if you want a wider blanket make your initial chain longer. Good Luck!
Hi I’m having a hard time w this easy baby blanket. II changed 41 to start because I wanted it to be a smaller blanket. As I went along the blanket keep getting smaller in the width?? What am I doing wrong??
Shrinking can be a common problem when you first start a project. This step may seen a little tedious, at first but you may want to count your stitches as you go down the row. You’ll only have to do this a few times to make sure you are getting the same number of stitches in each row. Also make sure your are relaxed and making your stitches the same size. Sometimes this can cause your project to look like it’s shrinking. Stretching your project, as you go along may help too. Ooh… section 16:56, in the video, make sure you are doing this step too :-). Good Luck!🙂
Hi I loved your video! How much yarn exactly did it take to make this blanket ? Just to buy the right amount.
Thank you. I purchased 4 skeins and used about 3 1/2.
I’m just learning how to crochat and I bought the Bernal baby yarn to make my grandson a blanket. I came to the end of the seen of yarn and have no idea how to add more yarn. Can you help me please?
Sorry for the delay in responding. You’ve probably figured out how to end it by now…regards. When you run out of yarn just tie the end of the first roll of yarn with the begin from the second roll of yarn. I show an example in my ‘how to crochet a double pocket scarf’ tutorial (towards the middle of the video) and my ‘how to crochet a purse’ tutorial. Hope they can help. So just tie the yarn ends together and keep on going
Hi !! Thanks for the great video. I noticed in the comments you mentioned using 3 or 4 skeins. Which amount is better to get 3 or 4? Id like to make a blanket to cover my body for my living room in white, teal and grey. If 4 is better, I would need two of one color, what would you recommend? Thanks!!
Sorry for the delay in responding. I would go with 4 skeins…i’m sure you’ve already worked out the details by now :-/
I loved this pattern. I finished it with a ruffle border. My sister is going to love it. Thank you for teaching me.
Thank you. A ruffle boarder is nice a touch. I’m glad I could help 🙂
I love your stuff!
great ideo when I start row 3 my rows are
not straight across on the top doont know why im not a seasoned crocheter..im trying to be careful
I would suggest counting the stitches in each row, to make sure you have the same number in each row. I hope this helps.
If you don’t have a crochet hook that is 10 mm or 12 mm and you use an 8 mm, how many more chain stitches did you have to do at the start?
Hi There. I’m not sure. The best thing to do is to complete a foundation chain, ending in an even number, and then measure it to see if it is the size you want. The foundation chain is width of you blanket. I hope this help.
My name is kiarra how do I make it different colors like the pattern you have my boyfriend is away at boot camp and I would love to make this for him in green and gold but I am just learn how today
I have been trying to follow along with your youtube videos and thought I was doing well…but mine is more of a dish cloth shape. Any ideas what I,m doing wrong? Even when I chain 70 it just looks so small. I am using a 10mm hook and Bernat yarn. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you
I watched your video a week and a half before Christmas because you made it look so easy I decided to make one as a Christmas present. To this date of posting I have made up to 30 blankets /afghans since that time . Thank you so much for this easy to Touriel you have made my NetFlix binging way more productive.
Wow. You’ve been busy! I’m so glad I could help. Crocheting is a perfect combination with Netflix, Haha.
I’m making your Easy, Cosy Blanket, it’s my first attempt at crocheting. Even though the blocks of stitches do not run down the blanket in neat lines my edges are straight and the blanket looks lovely. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial. Could you please tell me how to edge/border the blanket. Would I use the same crochet hook? Roughly how much yarn would I need? I’m having so much fun with my new hobby. Many thanks xxx
Hello, Thank you. Yes to edge you blanket you can use the same crochet hook and you’ll need about a skein of yarn, pending on the size of the blanket. I just completed a single crochet stitch all the way around the blanket. If you found me from youtube. I have a video on my youtube page ahsel anne. I have video on putting a border on a blanket…(if you want a visual 🙂 )
I was looking up for winter projects specially crocheting and came across your youtube video and then this post. I am gonna try doing this next week. Am very new to crocheting, the last i did was back in school.
Now to my question when you say 4 skeins does it mean 4 bundles of the yarn? which means it would 4 bundles of the yarn you mentioned for one blanket?
Yes, Thank you! Yes skein = bundles of yarn. 🙂
This explains exactly my dilemma with a blanket I’ve been trying to make. The edges come out all wonky. I’ve watched alot of videos and this is one of the better ones. Fantastic videos!! Absolutely so grateful for your video. Now, I can do what I found out is called frogging a project??? Not sure where that cones from. I just say take apart and redo it correctly. Thank you, thank you,
Thank you! I’m glad I could help. “Rip-it Rip-it…like the sound a frog makes :-).
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been crocheting for over 40 years and I really appreciate your beautiful, easy and cozy blanket instruction! I have made six of these for family members and they are the favorite item of any I have crocheted- I have never used Bernat yarn and it is a favorite now! Thank you so much! Sheri in Santa Rosa Ca
Thank you Sheri. I love the Bernat yarn too. It’s so cozy. You’re family is lucky to have you. These blankets are amazing 😉
If I want to double the dimensions from 70 to 140, do I need to double the end two loops to four? And when it comes to incorporating to the 3rd existing loop, do I maintain that pattern?
Hi! The pattern would remain the same, you would just increase your starting chain and then continue working the original pattern. Making sure you have the same number if stitches in each row. Also keep in mind, if you increase the foundation chain the blanket will be wider you’ll need to increase the number of rows too, if you want it to remain a square. Good Luck with your project🙂
Hello. I just watched your beginners crocheting. My mom crocheted all the time..I’m recently retired. I live in Wisconsin..I’ve been making fleece blankets..I think I’m ready to try Crocheting with crochet books and finger crocheting…You made me relaxed. Thank you.I’m gonna try it.
Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re gonna try, just don’t give up. The first and second rows are the toughest but after that, you’ll get into a rhythm. Let me know if you have any questions.