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Crochet Baby Blanket Tutorial for a True Beginner
When choosing my first hook set I was looking for the best deal and what reminded me of my grandmother's set. I found this perfect set at Hobby Lobby
Silvalume 3 Piece Crochet Hook Set
Brand: Susan Bates
The set contains one of each of the following sizes of hooks:
US G6 (4.0mm)
US H8 (5.0mm)
US J10 (6.0mm)
Helpful Tip: The smaller the crochet hook, the tighter the stitches will be and the more yarn you will be using. I used the J10 hook for this blanket.
There are so many colors and thicknesses to choose from. I chose a soft and fluffy multicolored yarn that caught my eye. I didn't know how much yarn I would need, so I only bought two. Boy o boy that was a mistake. Two wasn't enough. I went back to the store and bought two more. Each yarn pack was only 135 yards. I didn't even think to look at it when I first went shopping. The blanket cost me a little more than I thought it cost. Each pack cost $4.99 plus tax multiplied by 4 bundles. You do the math.
My son and daughter-in-law were expecting twins, so for the second blanket, I had to find a way to cut costs. This adventure will be my next HUB, so stay tuned.
Autumn's Baby Blanket
To save you some time, I've searched the internet and attached videos under each stitch.
Single Crochet Stitch = SC
Half Double Crochet Stitch = HDC
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
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