I literally squealed when I started making this hand crochet blanket. I fell in love this fabric and the look of this blanket at first sight and you will too. Amazingly, hand crochet is even EASIER than hand/arm knitting to do and FASTER! You can make this hand crochet blanket in about an hour. It is 36″ x 42″ of sheer luxury. I know you want to know how!
Have no fear! I have you extra covered on all fronts. First, I have a lovely Hand Crochet Blanket Pattern that comes with an easy to follow how to hand crochet tutorial. Second, I made a video that walks you exactly how to hand crochet step by step. It comes with purchase of the pattern or the stand alone PDF. Third, if you want to use this same gorgeous yarn, I have a kit all ready for you that comes with the yarn, the pattern, the pdf and the video!
Trust me when I say that hand crochet is super simple to learn. You use your hand as the hook while still following the basic crochet technique.
The one downside to hand crochet is that it takes even more yarn than arm knitting. Hard to believe, but the fabric is so dense and plush you won’t care! I made this chunky crochet blanket with 980 yards of super bulky yarn, crocheting with 4 strands at a time. I used Cascade Magnum in Doe Skin. I think the hand crochet blanket would still look lovely with three strands, but I wanted mine extra big and chunky.
I love how it looks stretched across my white bed, but I must admit, it’s spending most of it’s time in the living room with the kids fighting over it first thing in the morning.
I love how stable and structural the fabric is. I adore the vertical lines and the seeming intricacy of the stitches, which actually are so simple to make! You know you’ve been wanting a chunky blanket this winter, and it’s not too late to make this one. You will be all the envy at the spring baseball, lax, soccer games with this stretched across your lap! I know, I know, I’ve been excited about signs of spring too, but make this blanket and you won’t be sorry you did!