No experience knitting a blanket with yarn? Make loops and rows just following the described actions here and make a blanket making just a piece of cake!
Follow the quick steps and make your blanket of your own!
What is Needed?
- Yarn (nearly 2 skeins or 162 yards are enough for a standard-sized blanket)
- Measuring tape
- The little amount of thread
- A needle
Less than four hours (four the beginners).
Tie a Knot
At the very beginning, tie a knot at the yarn end. Fasten it tightly. After fastening, you may trim the extra yarn.
Take all the working Yarn
Then create a loose loop nearly 1-3” away from the knot, hold it and pull all the yarn into the loop until there is a 2” loop created. If you are going to make an average-sized blanket of 40″ wide, use 2″ loops and take yarn of nearly 20 chains.
Create Loops in a Row
The most difficult step is! Find where a little bump is formed. Then slightly slight any of your fingers under the first bump and pull all of the yarn into it. After that, search for the next bump. Again, slide your finger and take all the yarn, create a loop again (do this job until you get the expected number of loops).
All Loops Are Same
Always keep in mind that, all loops you are going to make, must be of the same size. If your loops are not all the same, your blanket will form a terrible shape and will look sloppy as well as funny.
Start Knitting your First row
Pull all the yarn you have through the backside of your previous loop and create a new one. Keep the loop fixed in place when you are going to the next loop and pulling the yarn needed through it. don’t stop going until you reach the row end.
Pull the all working yarn through the backside and form another new loop with it. Notice that your loop is looking like the previous loops of the row. And then, after skipping the loop just now created, repeat and start knitting a row just like the first row.
For this step, form a new loop with the first two loops by your hand. Therefore, pull all yarn through these two loops, form a new loop, keep it on the hand. Then, add the next loops in a row. Continue repeating until you find the end.
Make the Blanket Tight Properly
For further safety, you can add a double knot at the end. Take all yarn and weave through the first awkward loop and pull until you feel the blanket is tight enough. After finishing, if you miss some loops, sew those and form another loop (if you have run out your yarn and need to connect, just tie two pieces of yarn using a knot).
How to Make a Blanket with Thin Yarn
Carefully follow the instructions.
- Take nearly six feet of skeins.
- Make a slipknot to go ahead and drape the yarn over the hand.
- Pinch them together on the bottom, insert all of your fingers, and twist them.
- Then grab the working yarn on your other hand, pull them up and make a loop.
- Place that loop on your right hand, cast on 18 stitches using the tail and working yarn.
- Place the tail and yarn altogether under ring finger and pinky, insert your thumb and index into the yarn and tail combination, separate into two branches.
- Then turn the palm of your hand towards you, using the index finger on the right hand, take one yarn over the another, pull it up, and make a new stitch.
- Place your right hand into the stitch and tighten up.
- Do that again and again and make a total of 18 stitches.
- Hold the working yarn on your right hand, pull the first stitch over the yarn, make a new stitch, place your right arm into the stitch.
- After that, holding the working yarn on your right-hand lip, pull the next stitch, create a new stitch, place that on your left arm, and by this way, complete the full row.
- After completing the first row, Hold the working yarn on the left hand, take the first stitch over and off, and create a new stitch (place on the right arm).
- By creating the stitches again on the right arm, make the second row.
- Repeat this process for the next rows.
- When you have reached the end of your skeins, trim that. Attach that with a new bundle of skeins by a double-knot (make at least 22 rows).
How to Hand Knit a Blanket with Regular Yarn
- Take 6 rolls and 28 yards of yarn.
- Take one end, make a loop, pull the yarn through it, and finally make a knot.
- Pull the yarn through the loop again and make a second loop.
- In this way, create a chain of 30 loops.
- Then, after completing the first row, start the second row by making a loop just after the last loop of the first row.
- Now pull the yarn through each loop in the chain.
- Then make an extra loop on top to start a new row.
- Repeat this process until you get the expected number of rows.
How to Knit a Large Blanket
- At the end of the yarn, tie a loop.
- Pull the all working yarn through the loop and make a chain of a total of nine stitches.
- Work for the second row from the last stitch of the first row, pull yarn through each stitch, and make stitches for the second row (do this by skipping the first stitch of every row).
- Repeat this process, pull yarn through every stitch of the second row and make the next rows.
How to Make a Blanket with Acrylic Yarn
- Create a loop, tie a knot at the end, pull the tail and working yarn into it, and continuously make stitches.
- Go to the second row and make new stitches for the first row by taking the tail into the first-row loops.
- After making all of the rows, trim the extra tail and tie a double-knot.
How to Knit a Blanket with Chunky Yarn
- Make a loop at the end, take the yarn through this and form a new stitch.
- Then pull the yarn through the stitch again and by this, make the next stitches.
- Make 20 stitches and turn to the second row.
- Pull the yarn through the first-row stitches, make new loops for the second row.
- Make the number of rows you need. After reaching the end of the yarn, tie a knot. Here is an extended article (with images) on making a blanket with chunky yarn.
Q. How long does it take time to make a baby crochet blanket?
Ans: For a baby size, a maximum of 900 to 1500 yards of yarn is enough.
Q. What type of yarn is a good choice for blankets?
Ans: Acrylic yarn is perfect for making blankets.
No sewing needed! Just follow all of the simple steps discussed above and make the finest blanket like a professional!