By their very nature, most weighted blankets provide a greater degree of warmth and comfort than their more traditional counterparts. This extra pressure is also intended to promote both relaxation and happiness while reducing stress.
So now that you chose the blanket size, you need help to find out how many skeins of yarn you’ll use. Thread the yarn through a (chunky) sewing needle, and weave the needle through the little ‘bumps’ at the ends (check the video for full details).
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I wanted to test the water first before I try a more complicated blanket knitting pattern. For example, you can use them as wool felt, needle felting and needle knitting, and of course, arm or hand-knitting. Read more about pull plaid here. Here is a quick guideline to plan your blanket size. Different types of yarns can be used with the hand knitting method, and if you keep reading, I tell you which one I chose and why. Since this isn’t a project that doesn’t have to fit anyone, it, therefore, doesn’t need to be spot-on.
Introduction: How to Knit a Blanket
Remember that professional dry cleaning may be especially recommended for heavier blankets that can strain your home washing machine extra. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than snuggling up under a warm and cozy blanket. And the best part is, you don’t need any knitting needles to make one. That’s right, even if you’re a beginner, you can make a beautiful, chunky knit blanket in no time. In this blog post, I’ll go through everything you need to know to learn how to knit a chunky blanket for beginners. When your weighted blanket is ready for a deep clean, you may choose to wash it in a washing machine or by hand in a bathtub or sink. Either way, choose a mild detergent without bleach and wash the blanket in cold or warm water, as many weighted blankets can’t handle hot water.
Once your blanket is your desired size, you can give it a professional finish with a few final touches. Weave in any remaining ends, add a border, edging, or fringe if desired, and give it a good blocking to help even out any inconsistencies. When selecting a blanket pattern, there are a few things to consider. We’ll go over them briefly here, and more in-depth later on. You might want to start with our How to Crochet beginner’s guide and our 6 Basic Crochet Stitches tutorial.
If you’d like to make this blanket in a different yarn color, there are over 40 different colors you can choose from. This means you can create a blanket that is truly unique to you. With all this, we hope as beginner crocheters, you’ll be ready to make crochet blankets like this one free one shown below.
Baby blankets range from “lovey” size, which is 10” by 10”, to swaddling blankets, which are 47” by 47”. If you are looking for a blanket that will fit perfectly in a baby’s crib, try finding one that is 45” by 60”, which is the standard measurement for crib mattresses. You can also find square receiving blankets that are the perfect size for swaddling a newborn. These blankets are usually 40” by 40”, a bit smaller than normal swaddling blankets, which can accommodate a growing baby. Ok, so you’ve chosen a yarn which for this demo, let’s say, is a sport-weight. You’ve also knit a swatch and measured it, and figured out how many stitches per inch it gets.
If you’re new to crochet, granny squares are a great beginner project to get you started. They’re made up of simple double crochet and chain stitches, so you can master the basics while making each individual square. And if you’re an experienced crocheter, you can never have too many granny square blankets! They make wonderful gifts and donations and are a cozy addition to any living room or bedroom. Most weighted blankets sold in the market are generally compatible with washing machines and dryers. And most of them have a straightforward cleaning process.