Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cozy Home - Handmade Crochet Blanket


Hello, everyone!  I have a unique post today about my latest home decor project.  I've never shared this on my blog before, but I love crafting--jewelry making, home decor, crocheting... you name it, I've probably tried it.  I recently finished my first crocheted blanket and wanted to share it with all of you!

I've crocheted on and off for years, but this is the first time I've created a full size blanket.  I made the pattern myself, keeping simple and used only a couple stitches.  It's super chunky and cozy.. exactly what I was hoping for.  For those non-crocheters, I basically used three strands of yarn together with a large hook, which made this blanket very thick and quick to make.  The ending size was 4' by 5'.  Below is the yarn I used.

Caron Yarn One Pound was perfect for this blanket!  So soft & affordable.
I ended up using all the yarn in this photo.
It took me a few months to make this blanket, but I was taking my time and working on it when I felt like it.  There's something very soothing about crocheting and knitting... those of you that know how, probably know what I'm talking about.  When you're anxious or need to relax, just grab a crochet hook and get to cracking!  It's very enjoyable once you learn.

Close up of the stitches.. the trim was done in Lion's Brand Yarn just a single crochet.

Quick Breakdown if you're interested:  Simple Cozy Crochet Blanket

*Three Skeins of Yarn, your choice (I chose grey, ivory & white)
All are acrylic yarn which is machine washable.

*Large Crochet Hook -- Size US Q-19 15.00mm

*Keeping all strands together I stitched 50-60 chain stitches forming the width of the blanket.  I half crocheted the rest of the way to the desired length.  I made mine about 48" x 60" in size (before trim).

*The trim is in Lion Brand Homespun White Yarn and I just single crocheted once around. Nothing fancy this textured yarn does all the work for me.


I really enjoyed creating this blanket and happy it's finally completed.  I've been updating my home's look to create a more cozy cottage feel, so the ivory and grey color scheme worked well.  Now I get to grab my tea and cuddle up on the couch with it!

 Thanks for joining me for today's crafty themed post!  Do you have an craft projects in the works?  Share them with me down below!  If you enjoyed please google+, comment and join this site (follow) for more.  You can also now follow me on Bloglovin' with the button that is on the upper right panel of this page.  You have an amazing rest of your day! 

Love ya lots,
Richelle

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4 comments:

  1. Wow what a great blanket! I love the colors. I wish I knew how to sew/crochet. I have a friend that makes amazing headbands, sells them, and donate the proceeds to charity. I never knew how warm crochet could be!

    Bri Sul

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    1. Hi Brianna! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) Crocheting is so versatile because of all the types of yarn you can choose from along with the hook sizes & techniques. Also that's awesome what your friend does!!

      P.S. If you really would like to learn crochet, there's TONS of easy to follow videos on youtube to help you. If you learn a few basic stitches you can do a lot. Have a great week :)

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  2. Wow!! I am not a sewing person (I know this is technically crochet, but I'm not sure how else to label my lack of sew-type knowledge LOL), but this is something I could see myself working on. Certainly the "working on it when I felt like it" is what appeals most to me about this project. AND when I'm done, a beautiful blanket to keep me warm! How could I not? The ivory and grey is really nice. I like the sounds of a cozy cottage home! Currently trying to figure out my home's "personality".. Thank you for sharing and well done!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Haha I really enjoyed reading your comment.. and no worries, I'm definitely still working on my home's "personality" too. I like that! This was a fun, no rush type project that is completely customizable.

      If you're interested in learning, there's TONS of great easy to follow videos on youtube. Once you learn the chain stitch, half double crochet (core of the blanket ) and single crochet (for white trim) you are good to go and can make so many different things. Just a tip, once you learn some stitches, start making some practice pieces like scarves or wash cloths. That way, you'll get some practice on keeping even stitches.

      I hope you decide to give it a try! Good luck... it's not hard was you get the hang of it... I promise! Sometimes I don't even have to look at what I'm doing my hands just do it for me. Thanks for commenting!

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