Crochet Winter Blankets 







Crochet winter blankets or afghans to cosy up with. 

Thick and chunky. Quick and easy.  There are no rules here.

Grab a big big hook and some yarn and you're away!

And no you don't need a pattern.  But you will need a pattern stitch.  Choose plain stitches or something fancy

Double, triple or quadruple your yarn. Make a long chain.  Hold it up.  Does it feel blanket length?  Is it long enough to wrap up in?  If it doesn't feel right, add or take away.

Make your first row (always the most tedious) Make the second row. Keep adding rows.  As it gets bigger snuggle up in it while you are working.  When is it finished?  When it feels blanket shaped of course

You can easily design your own crochet winter blankets

I am addicted to these.  All and sundry are having them for birthday presents whether they like it or not

Here are just a few. Look..... 


2 strands of soft light chunky was used for this and it feels gorgeous and lightweight.  Half trebles (US half double crochet) was used throughout.  It was a no brainer and could be done while watching the TV without thinking about it.

 

And this...

..............was made with 2 strands of double knitting and my favourite textured stitch.  The yarn was randomly died so the result was a bit messy looking with the two strands together so I used a few rows of black in-between to bring it all together - nice.  It took a bit longer than the last one because of the slightly thinner yarn and smaller hook but hey ho it was worth it...............


..........and this big bold beauty.......

 ...............was made with a luxuriously soft 100% wool chunky yarn.  I doubled it up to make it super chunky and used a massive hook.  It was ultra quick to make and turned out gorgeously thick and warm, but doubling up did make it quite expensive to make, especially as you don't get as anywhere near as much length in a 100g ball of wool as you do in a ball of acrylic.  So soft and warm, it was worth every penny.


Blankets are also great for using up odd balls of yarn.

The one above was made from a mix of various fluffy and smooth silky yarns in random stripes.

And they're not just for cozying up in.  For children they are tents, togas, superman capes...........













 

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