In this tutorial, we will show you how to crochet a Blanket for beginners. The pattern we use is really simple and perfect to crochet a baby blanket! Thank you very much Rebekah for sharing this amazing step-by-step crochet tutorial!
For this tutorial I am using a super chunky yarn. It is a style craft special XL in cream color. And I am using a 10mm hook. You can use any yarn that you like for this project, but a chunky yarn will help you to whip up really quickly.
Let’s get started!
First, you need to make your Slipknot. To do this, take the tail end of your yarn and go around your finger. Then cross it in front of the other piece of yarn and hold it between your fingers.
Then wrap the yarn around your finger again and hold it together with the tail piece.
Then pull over the back loop over the front of the first one and just pull up to tighten. That’s your Slipknot.
For this project, you can chain any number that you want, as long as it is as wide as you want it to be.
When you chain, count how many chains you are doing until you reach the width you want. Then add an additional three chains on to the end.
Let’s start to chain. Yarn over and pull through the loop. Carry on creating your chain until you get to the desired width.
Once you get to desired width, don’t forget to add the three additional chains to the end.
Now we want to work our way back across our chain.
We are going to work into the third chain from the hook. Remember that we never count the chain that is on your hook.
To do a half double crochet, yarn over and insert your hook into that third chain from the hook.
Then, yarn over and pull up. You should have three loops on your hook.
Then yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.
Then we are going to do another half double into the next chain.
Yarn over and insert into the very next chain.
Then yarn over and pull up so you’ve got your three loops.
Then yarn over again and pull through all three loops.
Now that you know how to do half doubles, you’re going to repeat this all the way along your foundation chain. Add one half double into every single chain along.
That’s how it should be looking so far:
To start the next row, chain two:
Then turn your work around.
Now we are going to work back along the other way by creating the ridges.
Creating the ridge is really simple as we are going to also use half doubles!
First, yarn over, then insert your hook into your very first stitch right at the beginning of your chain two.
Then yarn over and pull up so you’ve got your three loops once more.
Then yarn over and pull through all three.
Now, you just have to carry on working your way along your row.
It really is a very simple design and very easy to do. If you’re a beginner, this should be absolutely perfect for you. You’ll be able to do it really easily and won’t have to think about it very much. It will give you a lovely little effect as you work your way along.
Now that you get back towards the end of your row, I will show you how to keep your edge nice and straight.
Start to yarn over and insert your hook into the top of that chain 3.
Then do a half double and as you can see, it keeps your edge nice and straight.
Here you are, you just created you first row with a nice little ridge!
Before you turn over, start to chain 2.
Then turn over your work.
All you need to do now, is repeat exactly the same ridge row we just made over and over!
In the illustration below, I stopped at 6 rows to show you how it looks 🙂
As you can see, it is a very soft little wavy ridged pattern and because it’s super chunky it’s a really nice warm blanket as well!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! I know it’s a really nice simple one but sometimes simple is the best way to go. It is really pretty and effective and perfect for a baby blanket!