Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial For A True Beginner
When I was picking out my first set of hooks I look for the best deal and what I remembered my grandmother used. I found this perfect set at Hobby Lobby
3-Piece Silvalume Crochet Hook Set
Brand: Susan Bates
Set includes one hook in each of the following sizes:
- US G-6 (4.0mm)
- US H-8 (5.0mm)
- US J-10 (6.0mm)
Helpful hint: The smaller the hook size the tighter the stitches the more yarn you will use. For this blanket I used the J-10.
There are so many to choose from I picked a soft fluffy multi color yarn that I liked. I did not know how much yarn I would need so I only purchased 2. That was a mistake. 2 was not enough. I went back to the store and purchase 2 more. Each bundle was only 135 yards. I never even thought to looked at that. The blanket cost me a little more than I thought It would. Each bundle was 4.99 plus tax times 4. You do the math. Way to much. My son and daughter in law were expecting twins so for the 2nd blanket I had to figure a way to cut the cost. That adventure will be my next HUB so stay tuned.
Autumn's Baby Blanket
To save you some time I did the web browsing and attached videos below of each stitch.
The Border is just a combination of the 2 stitches. It takes practice so do not give up. Come back and post a picture of your 1st blanket when you finish. I would love to see. Good Luck and enjoy
keep track of each row completed. I use old fashioned pen and paper, grouping the rows into five (four 1s with a line through for the fifth row).
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
1st row - SC in every stitch then turn your work
2nd row chain 2, - HDC in every stitch then turn your work
3rd row - SC in every stitch then turn your work
REPEAT 2nd and 3rd row until desire width you want the blanket
* * 2 SC stitch, 3 HDC next stitch, 2 sc next stitch ** Repeat all the way around