How To Crochet A Baby Blanket | For Beginners | Kristin’s Crochet Tutorials

How To Crochet A Baby Blanket | For Beginners | Kristin’s Crochet Tutorials


in this video I will show you how to
create a baby blanket using a double crochet stitch the blanket ended up
being 30 by 40 inches for this project you will need some yarn specifically for
baby blankets you will need an 8 millimeter hook a large needle and some
scissors so I’m starting with this kind of blue and white mixed yarn because the
couple that I’m making this for has that as their theme and if you turn this
around and look right here you’ll notice that it’s asking for an 8 millimeter
hook so that’s what we’ll be using today that’s pretty large hook but you can
also see that the yarn is pretty big as well so you do need a larger hook and
we’re going to be using a double crochet stitch for this so to start we need to
make a loop so I’m gonna wrap that around my thumb and just have the yarn
behind come through so you’re really just making a slipknot now just make
sure that the knot is not so tight that you can’t move the hook but not so loose
that the hook just falls out so now we’re gonna take this longer end here
there’s many different ways to do this but I’m gonna wrap this around my pinky
the back of my pointer finger and then pinch it with my thumb and my middle
finger now your pointer finger is gonna be the tension so let’s see if it’s too
loose you can’t really do a Tong so by keeping this tight here it’ll just allow
you to easily hook this so the first thing we’re going to do is make a chain
so we’re going to hook and pull that through and hook pull that through so
it’s really simple you’re just really hooking that and pulling it down now if
you notice when I hook I’m facing it up and then I turn it down that’s because
if you go like this it will get stuck other times it might just fall off so
you really want to hook it and turn it down and then pull it through so you
just want to keep making this chain until you get the length of the blanket
that you want now I’ve completed that and I have a chain of 64 so you can see
it’s really long I wanted my row to be 60 until I did 64 because we’re going to
go back into the fourth loop and if you can see a little kind of a dot right
there so that’s one two three four so it’s really where my thumb is right
there so we’re gonna help and we’re gonna go into the fourth one
now when it comes out the other side I know this is really hard to see but
that’s why definitely make sure you watch some of my other videos I’ll link
them in the cards and the description you might want to try those ones first
but now that you’re through you’re gonna hook and you’re pulling it back through
the exact same hole and now we have three of them on here so now you’re
going to hook it again and you’re going to go through the first two and now the
last two so if you’re able to repeat that over and over the first two the
last two it’ll help you remember so you hook it and now we’re going into the
very next one right here and again it’s out with the other side and I’m going to
hook it again and pull it back through the hole so I have three now we’re going
to hook pull it back through the first two and now the last two so it all kind
of starts jumbling together a little bit but once you get this first role you’ll
actually be able to hang on to this piece which makes it a lot easier right
now you’re really not hanging on to anything so I’m going to go through that
a few more times so you’re gonna hook it go through the hole it’s going to come
out the other side and you’re going to hook it and pull it back through that
hole so now you have three and you’ll hook go through the first two and then
we’ll hook and go through the last two so you’re gonna hook it go through the
hole it’s gonna come out the other side and you’re going to hook it and pull it
back through that hole so now you have three and you’ll hook go through the
first two and then we’ll hook and go through the last two okay so I’m gonna
keep doing that I have to do 60 of these so kind of a lot but if you’re able to
just kind of watch a movie or some TV or something you can just kind of go
through these and it is very relaxing once you get the hang of it
so I’m gonna do a few just you can see roughly what it looks like
so we’re hooking through the whole hook back through the hole we’re gonna do the
first two and the last two get in hook through the hole we’re gonna hook it
again and back through the hole and now we’re gonna do the first two and the
last two so if you need to just rewind this video
and watch the first few that I did on so you can see it more slowly but just keep
doing that and then I’ll show you what we do for the next row so I finished the
entire first row so you can see so to go to the next row we’re going to loop one
two so pretty much you want it to be about the same height as the first one
and then you’re gonna flip your work because you always want to go from right
to left so now that you have that first one I don’t know if you can see right in
the base of it there’s a hole right here okay so it’s right there that’s what
we’re gonna be going in each of these little dots right here again like I said
if you are a beginner and you’ve never crocheted or anything you may want to
start with the one one of the other videos because this yarn is a lot
thicker and it can be more difficult but so what we’re gonna do is hook this and
go right into the base and when it comes out the other side you’re gonna do the
same thing you’re gonna hook and pull it back and then you’ve got your three so
now we’re going to hook and go through the first two and then you’re gonna hook
and go through the last two so pretty much you’re just repeating what we did
already for the next row so we’re gonna hook
you’re going to go into this next little hole here when it comes out the other
side you’re going to hook it and pull it back through and now you should have
three again so we’re going to hook and go through the first two and then you’re
gonna hook and go through the last two okay so you can kind of see what it
looks like and we’re gonna keep going so we’re gonna hook go into that next
hole when it comes out the other side you’re gonna hook and pull it through
now you have three so we’re gonna hook and go through the first two and then
we’re gonna hook and go through the last two so I’m going to go ahead and just
keep doing this and then I will show you again how to flip to the next row when
I’m done with this one so now I’ve completed the second row so we’re at the
end again and we’re gonna do the same thing so now I’m going to hook it once
and twice and we’re gonna flip our work so everything should be on the other
side so that you go right to left so we’re going to hook this and go right
into the base of this one here and when it comes out the other side
you’re gonna hook it and pull it back through so now you have three on again
and you’re going to go through the first two and then we’re going to go through
the last two so you can kind of see and I put it straight I know it looks weird
now but when you have it longer you just want to make sure that this is straight
and that will be straight as long as you have the same amount in each row so
again we’re going to hook and go through the hole when it comes out the other
side you’ll hook it and pull it back through again and then you’ll hook
through the first two and then hook through the last two okay so you’re
gonna keep doing that and you’ll go back and forth so pretty much you’re just
gonna keep doing this for the rest of the blanket you’ll go all the way to the
end do the two stitches flip it over and just go back and forth and if you need
to feel free to rewind the video if you want to watch how to start the next row
over again but I’m gonna go ahead and finish this blanket and then I’ll show
you how to end it I have now finished the blanket so we’re gonna need to tie
off the end piece so what I’m gonna do is take a long piece of the yarn and cut
that off and now we’re gonna just weave this tail through here we’re gonna put
it through the hole and pull snug this is pretty much gonna make a knot on the
end to ensure that it will not come undone and now we can weave the tail in
and out on the end here I usually like to do about three to four inches just to
make sure that it will not come undone you know months or years later so we’re
gonna take our large needle and try to get that in there so this yarn is a
little more difficult because it’s extremely fuzzy and now we’re gonna
weave it so I’m just going to take this and we’re really there’s not really a
specific way to do this you just kind of go back and forth and make sure that
it’s getting through the middle of your yarn or your pattern here and you’re not
gonna be able to see that you can see it’s really hidden really well but like
I said do as much as you can at least a few inches just to make sure that it’s
nice we tucked in there and it won’t come
undone even if this end piece does this little tail comes out at some point just
remember you already had that knot in there so the chances of this command on
are very slim now that we’re done we’re just gonna cut that off now we need to
do the other tails this is one of the tails from me connecting two balls of
yarn so I’m gonna go ahead and do the same thing and I’m probably gonna go
opposite directions just so it doesn’t look weird so I’m gonna kind of weave
those in on opposite ends one thing I wanted to mention is in this scenario if
you did end up making these tails really really short what you can do is you can
actually just weave them in and out first your needle and then you just
weave this in here that way it’s a lot easier to do and that’s it the baby
blanket is done so hopefully you guys liked this video and if you did please
give me a thumbs up because it really helps me quite a bit and if you want to
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51 thoughts on “How To Crochet A Baby Blanket | For Beginners | Kristin’s Crochet Tutorials

  1. beautiful! I'm going to try this 😊 I've been crocheting for about 3 or 4 years now I was self taught and taught by a family member on my step dad's side of the family and I've been crocheting ever since I taught my mom and she is now doing great with it as well it's so relaxing 🌺and fun

  2. how long is this blanket?  I have the beginning to go 64 across with the chain, how many rows down do I go?  Thanks!  I plan on trying to make this while the hurricane comes through.

  3. Hi, I'm following the pattern, but my questions is does this pattern seem to be getting smaller as you go more into it??? Or am I doing something wrong?

  4. Kristen Beautiful work on this baby blanket I tried a different baby blanket and did all right but wasn’t really satisfied so I’m trying this one this one looks pretty easy but what I don’t know is is there a border that I can do for this it will be a little girl and I’m never sure about the sides the top and the bottom are easy to put a border on but the sides I always get lost thank you so much for your tutorial it was beautiful 😍❤️ Victoria

  5. I'm looking at making a blanket with this yarn for my newborn nephew, just tested out some flutterby yarn for it's softness but the material is shedding constantly which doesn't seem safe to me for a baby yarn, is this any better? Or is it a typical characteristic of this style of soft yarn? I'm new to the knitting/crochet thing!

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  7. Sorry this is a late comment but how many rows did you do on the blanket? Thank you for uploading this awesome video 💯💯♥♥♥

  8. This blanket was my first ever crochet project. Thank you for the great tutorial! I'm adding a border because I'm self conscious about my edges. Others have asked about a border, so, here's the one I'm using: https://youtu.be/RbYXs-NFDxQ

  9. I made this blanket with the white,blue,and green variegated barnat yarn. Turned out pretty. I used 3 balls of yarn. I would like to add a white border any suggestions?

  10. Please can you tell me why my blanket turned out to uneven ..I tried all what you have suggested .

  11. You are such a great teacher. You make learning fun. Thanks for teaching slow enough that the newbies are not rushed.

  12. Hi I just described to your channel and I just wanted to say I made my first blanket and it came out so beautiful just by sitting and watching you do it thank you Jesus and thank you

  13. I absolutely love this yarn ! I am working on my fourth blanket with it (2 baby and 2 adult). It washes up beautifully if you follow directions. Happy crocheting everyone.

  14. Hi this is my second blanket attempt making . I'm making this one for my granddaughter. I found your videos best to follow . thanks

  15. I watched the video and I love how you explained everything step by step, i will be coming back watching it again once I buy my stuff, Where did you purchase this yarn at?

  16. Im your new follower Ms. K thank you for this tutorial. By the way im from Phillipines. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I am working on this now and am doing great but do not know how to add in the second skein. Did I miss that somewhere?

  18. Can you use this yarn to make a blanket with single crochet I don’t want holes in the blanket I am making for premie babies

  19. This was the best tutorial. I can't tell you how many times I've watched these videos and this one by far is the best visually and verbally explained.

  20. I love your videos I hope you start doing all kind of crocheting videos, I love the way you teach you are amazing!!!

  21. At the beginning of a row you say go straight into the base, does that mean the same stitch as your crochet needle

  22. For this blanket can you tell me how many rows you have completed. Thanks for the video, you have explained and show the stitch up close.

  23. Thank you So much. I just bought this exact yarn and was struggling.
    Could you make a video with this same blanket and add a solid color in. And also how to create a border for it?

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