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How to crochet a blanket for beginners.

July 10, 2023 4 min read

How to crochet a blanket for beginners. - Secret Yarnery

Hey there, aspiring crocheters! Ready to dive into the wonderful world of blanket making? If you've ever wondered how to crochet a cozy masterpiece, look no further.

In this blog, I'll unravel the secrets of creating beautiful blankets from scratch. Are you ready to wield your crochet hook and transform yarn into warmth and comfort? Let's embark on this exciting crochet journey together!

Choosing the Right Yarn and Hook

The first step is to choose the right yarn and hook for your project. The weight of the yarn will determine the size of your blanket, so it's important to choose a yarn that's appropriate for the size you want your blanket to be.

For a beginner blanket, I recommend using Worsted-weight yarn. This is a medium-weight yarn that's easy to work with and comes in a variety of colors. Access the yarn varieties here

You'll also need to choose a crochet hook that's the same size as the yarn you're using. You can check the various hook sizes here.

Crocheting the Blanket

Once you have your yarn and hook, you're ready to start crocheting! There are many different stitches that you can use to crochet a blanket, but for a beginner blanket, I recommend using the single crochet stitch.

The single crochet stitch is a basic stitch that's easy to learn and repeat. To crochet a single crochet stitch, you'll insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. You'll continue to crochet single crochet stitches in rows until your blanket is the desired size. Be sure to count your stitches at the end of each row to make sure that your blanket is even.

Finishing the Blanket

Once your blanket is the desired size, you'll need to finish it. This involves weaving in the ends of your yarn and adding a border.

To weave in the ends of your yarn, simply take a needle and thread and weave the ends in and out of the stitches on the back of your blanket. Once all of the ends are woven in, you can add a border.

There are many different ways to add a border to a blanket. You can use the same stitch you used to crochet the blanket or a different stitch for a different look.

I have whipped up a number of crochet blankets, that you can learn to crochet from:

  • Frankly Circles Crochet Blanket:
This pattern is a perfect way to combine the timeless elegance of circles with modern crochet techniques, resulting in a stunning piece. Access the downloadable written pattern here, the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here. Check out our podcast on the same down below:


      • Drunken Granny Baby Blanket 2.0 with BORDER!:
        This is a perfect project for beginners. It looks super complicated but is easy to remember one row repeat into spaces, so it goes really quick and it looks amazing. The border adds a finishing touch to this super easy crochet blanket. Find the downloadable written pattern here, the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here. Check out our podcast on the same here:


            • Ultimate Temperature Blanket: 
            A unique crochet project that captures the changing seasons in stunning color. Each day, you'll crochet a row based on the temperature, resulting in a mesmerizing and personalized blanket that tells the story of the year. Get the downloadable written pattern here, the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here
              For more easy crochet blankets you can check out this playlist over here.

              Tips for Crocheting a Blanket

              Here are a few tips for crocheting a blanket:

              • Start with a small project. This will help you learn the basic stitches and techniques without getting overwhelmed.
              • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each row. This will help you keep track of your rows and make sure that your blanket is even.
              • Count your stitches regularly. This will help you catch any mistakes early on.
              • Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes when they're learning, so don't let it discourage you.
              • Have fun! Crocheting is a great way to relax and be creative.


              Q1.What is the simplest crochet stitch for a blanket?

              A1. The simplest crochet stitch for a blanket is the single crochet stitch. This stitch is easy to learn and repeat and makes a nice, solid blanket.

              Q2. How long does it take to crochet a blanket?

              A2. The amount of time it takes to crochet a blanket depends on the size of the blanket and the complexity of the pattern. A simple blanket with a basic stitch pattern can be crocheted in a few weeks, while a more complex blanket with multiple stitch patterns could take several months.

              Q3. Where can I find crochet patterns for blankets?

              A3. There are many different places where you can find crochet patterns for blankets. You can find patterns online, in magazines, and in books. There are also many free crochet patterns available online.







              I am a passionate crochet designer and instructor with years of experience in creating stunning blankets. My patterns and tutorials have helped countless beginners master the art of crochet. With a focus on simplicity and creativity, my designs have inspired and empowered crocheters of all skill levels. 

              I hope this blog has inspired you to crochet a blanket! Crocheting is a great way to relax and be creative, and it's a skill that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

              If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. I'm always happy to help new crocheters.

              Thanks for reading!

              • Drunken Granny Baby Blanket 2.0 with BORDER!

              Ultimate Temperature Blanket: