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So you’ve been looking for the perfect way to spruce up your living room, but you don’t know how to crochet? Not to worry; this tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to create a beautiful throw blanket that will complement any couch or chair. Plus, because it’s crocheted using only basic stitches, it’s sure to be a breeze to learn. So go ahead and get started; your living room is waiting!
What You’ll Need
To make a crochet throw blanket, you’ll need:
-Super bulky weight yarn (200 yards)
-Crochet hook size H (5.0 mm)
-Yarn needle for finishing
Abbreviations: ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, BP = back post double crochet, FP= front post double crochet.
Begin by making a magic circle with 8 ch.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 10 hdc in magic circle – 10 hdc total. Sl st to first hdc to join. Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each hdc around – 16 dc total. Sl st to first dc to join. Rnd 3: Ch 1, *hdc in next dc, BP in next dc; rep from * around – 24 hdc and 4 BP. Sl st to first hdc to join. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each hdc and BP around – 24 sc and 4 BP. Sl st to first sc to join. Rnd 5: Ch 1, *[bp2tog] twice; rep from * around – 12 bp and 0 bp leftovers. Fasten off yarn ball and weave in ends.
How to Crochet a Throw Blanket
If you’re looking for a quick and easy crochet project, a throw blanket is perfect. This article will show you how to crochet a basic throw blanket using simple stitches and basic materials. You’ll need yarn, a crochet hook, and some stuffing.
To begin, chain the appropriate number of stitches to fit your desired blanket size, then turn so that the working side is facing you (usually it’s best to work from the top down). Yarn over once (or more times if necessary), insert your hook into the first stitch on your chain, yank up a loop, and slip the original stitch off the hook. Do this all the way across the row (or round, if working in rounds).
Now work the next stitch according to the pattern below. You can either finish off with a slip stitch or just finish crocheting the stitch itself. Don’t worry about sewing these ends together – you’ll do that later.
Chain 2 again and do the same thing as before, only this time skip over the “yarn over” step and go right to working into the second “chain 2” from where you left off. Keep going like this until you reach the end of your row or round – remember to turn your work so that it looks like normal knitting when you’re finished!
Now it’s time for those ends! If you’re crocheting in
Crochet stitches are just like knit stitches, only they are worked in the opposite direction. To make a crochet stitch, you insert your hook into the stitch below the first chain from the hook, yo and pull up a loop. You then yarn over and pull through both of the original loops on the hook. (Figure 1)
How to make a throw blanket
Making a throw blanket is easy and fun! You can use any type of yarn and any size crochet hook to create this cozy addition to your home.
1. Start by making a chain the desired length. For example, if you want a blanket that is 60 inches wide, make a chain of 60.
2. Then single crochet in the second chain from the hook (counts as first stitch), and each following chain until you reach the end of the chain. You will have 45 stitches on your work.
3. Now turn your work so that the wrong side is facing out and continue crocheting in single crochet across the entire width of your blanket. When you reach the end, slip stitch into the first single crochet to close up your hole (you will now have 46 stitches).
4. To make sure your stitches are evenly spaced, try using a stitch marker to help you keep track (or just remember where you started and ended). Now it’s time to start working on the edging! Pick up two single crochets in each corner around the entire blanket, counting as you go (this will give you 16 stitches). Then turn your work so that the right side is facing out again and continue working in single crochets for another 3 rows, ending with another slip stitch into top of first single crochet – you now have a finished edge!
Tips for making a perfect throw blanket
Making a perfect throw blanket is all about technique. Follow these tips to ensure a flawless blanket every time:
-Start by chaining the required number of stitches together (in this case, two).
-Work in continuous rounds, not joining into a single stitch at the end of each round.
-Slip stitches as you go, just as you would when crocheting in the round.
-When you reach the end of your chain, tie a knot to secure it and cut the yarn.
The next step is to create your blanket shape. Start by crocheting two squares together using the basic crochet stitches (sc, dc, hdc). Make sure that both squares are equal in size and shape before continuing.
To make the blanket more comfy and cozy, start adding chains along one edge of each square until you reach the desired length. You can also add additional stitches in between each chain to create a more structured look. Once you’ve reached your desired length, tie off the ends of your chains securely and cut the yarn. You’re done!