DIY crochet Blanket- works up in just 4.5 hours!
Designed using a modified V-st, this diy crochet baby blanket is a joy to make. The stitch adds texture to your blanket but is super easy to work.
Unlike a regular V-st which is made using double crochet stitches, this blanket uses extended single crochet. As the name suggests, Extended single crochet is a variation of the single crochet stitch but much taller.
I used just 2 colors for this blanket. You can use any variation to make it your own. How about making it in white with multi-color stripes? Wouldn’t it be cool for a baby boy?
This pattern uses a special trick to minimize the tails left. You won’t have to fasten off the main color at each color change. Make it for your little one or for your home.
DIY Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
1. Super Bulky, Size 6 Chenille yarn. Bernat Blanket yarn in the color Terracotta Rose and Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in the color White were used for the sample blanket.
2. Size N/P(10mm) hook
3. A tapestry needle to weave in the ends
4. Pom Pom Maker(optional)
36 X 46 inches when laid flat.
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2 skeins of color Terracotta Rose and a little more than one skein of White were used to make this DIY crochet baby blanket. For white, I used just 20 yards (30 gms) from the 2nd skein. So if you have 1 full skein and some leftover white skein it should be sufficient.
The pattern is written in US terms.
esc- extended single crochet
beg ch- beginning chain
YO- yarn over
Note: The V stitches in this pattern are worked using extended single crochet stitches(esc) and not double crochet stitches. This adds texture to your blanket.
Extended Single crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.—–1 esc completed
V-st: (esc, ch 1, esc) worked into the same ch or space.
3 V-sts= 4-1/4 inches
With the Terracotta color yarn, Ch 72. You can ch any multiple of 3 to adjust the width of your blanket.
Row 1: 1 V-st in the 4th ch from hook, *(sk 2 chs, 1 V-st in next ch), repeat from * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 esc in last ch, turn.———-23 V-sts
Row 2: Ch 2(counts as first esc here and throughout), V-st in ch-1 space of each V-st across, 1 esc on top of beginning ch, turn.—–23 V-sts
Note: Starting from the next row work your last esc in beginning ch-1 and not beginning ch-2. This will give a straighter edge. Insert your hook into beginning ch-1, pull a loop to the level of the current row, and then complete your esc.
Row 3: Ch 2, V-st in ch-1 space of each V-st across, 1 esc on top of beginning ch-1, turn.—–23 V-sts
Note: To join a new color at the end of Row 5, start working your last esc as usual and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the new color.
Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Row 3 and join white color while completing the last esc of Row 5. Do not fasten off Terracotta color yarn. Just drop it for picking up later.
Row 6: Repeat Row 3 with white color joined. In the end, pull up the loop on your hook to make it bigger as shown above, and then take your hook out of the loop. This is to ensure that your Row doesn’t unravel. Drop the white color yarn to pick up later, DO NOT TURN.
Row 7: This row is worked on the same side as the White Row using the Terracotta color we dropped earlier. Insert your hook into the top of beginning ch-2 of the White Row, YO, and pull through the Terracotta color. See pics 2 & 3 above.
Ch 2, V-st in ch-1 space of each V-st across, start working esc in last st(the st from which the white loop is jutting out) and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, pull through the white loop, turn. Do not fasten off the Terracotta yarn, but drop it to pick up later.
Row 8: Ch 2 with the white color joined, V-st in ch-1 space of each V-st across, 1 esc on top of beginning ch-1, and fasten off the white color at the end of this row. DO NOT TURN.—–23 V-sts
Row 9: This row is worked on the same side as the White Row using the Terracotta color we dropped earlier. Insert your hook into the top of beginning ch-2 of the White Row, YO and pull through the Terracotta color.
Ch 2, V-st in ch-1 space of each V-st across, 1 esc in last st, turn.
Row 10 to 12: Repeat Row 3 in Terracotta color and join white color while working the last st of Row 12, turn.
Repeat Rows 6 to 12 five more times.
Next Row: Repeat Row 3 in Terracotta one more time. Now your last Terracotta stripe has 5 V-st rows just like your first, turn.
Last Leveling Row: Ch 1, keeping your stitches tight, work 1 sc in each st and each ch across to end, turn and fasten off.
Border for Your DIY Chunky Crochet Blanket
1. While working the border, try to work over the yarn tails when possible.
2. While working the first sc row along the sides of the blanket, you will not have actual stitches but you will be working into row ends. Try to distribute your sc as evenly as possible. If you work too many sts, your edges will become wavy. If you work too few, your edge will bunch up.
Round 1: With white color yarn, sl st to the corner where you have the ending tail of the last Terracotta row. 1 sc in this corner, tightly work 1 sc in each st across to next corner, 3 sc in the corner, distribute sc sts along the left side of the blanket until you reach the bottom corner, 3 sc in the corner, sc sts in the free loops of the foundation chain until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the next corner, work sc sts across the side of the blanket until you reach the corner where you started. 2 sc in the corner, sl st to the first sc, do not turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, *(1 sc in each st across to next corner, 3 sc in the corner st), repeat from * until you work all the way around the blanket, sl st to the first sc, fasten off.
Finishing the Easy DIY Crochet Blanket
1. Weave in any tails left.
2. Use a pom pom maker to make 4 pom poms and attach them to the 4 corners. Though pom-poms add a nice finishing touch to your DIY crochet blanket, it is optional and you can avoid pom poms if you are making it for a baby.
I knotted the pom-poms twice to the blanket and trimmed the excess tail to match the length of the rest of the pom-pom strands.
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