Then, to make it longer, you would crochet more rows. For a 76-in long blanket, I would crochet about 95 rows. You may continue to be shocked that one baby blanket will not be enough. Soon you will be fully addicted to sewing these sweet wraps and the world will be a better, cozier place because of it. Skeins per blanket were calculated using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 6 oz 106 yard size. If you are using a different super bulky #6 weight yarn, go by yardage instead. If you’d like to use a yarn that doesn’t contain wool, I recommend using Hometown Yarn, which is also from Lion Brand.
You will be tying the two yarn tails together once you finish knitting your blanket. Continue in this manner until you’ve either reached the desired length of blanket, or want to add a third colour of yarn. If you want to start a new row in a new colour, finish an entire row before adding on the new colour of yarn. Otherwise, continue knitting in this manner until you’ve reached the desired length for your blanket. Mine is about 6 feet long, and that was using all of the 6 skeins of Bernat Blanket BIG yarn. Now it’s time to start making the loops for the first chain of your blanket.
Watch the quick Video to see how Angela wears her Basotho blanket
Once you’ve selected your stitch pattern(s), knit at least a 4″/10 cm swatch. What you’re really looking for here is, roughly, how many stitches per inch your yarn knits up at using the size needles and stitch pattern you’ve chosen. Whether you’re looking for extra warmth or other possible benefits, a weighted blanket’s effectiveness relies heavily on the weight differential between it and the user. The general guideline is that a weighted blanket should be around 10% of the user’s weight. If a weighted blanket isn’t heavy enough, then it might feel insignificant to the sleeper. A blanket that’s too heavy may restrict movement and feel uncomfortable. By using heavy fill, weighted blankets gain extra heft that separates them from traditional options.
Assembling the Blanket
Read more about plaid polaire here. This will protect the blanket, and it can easily be washed with warm water and a drop of laundry detergent. Getting the perfect blanket for your bed that you can snuggle up in and enjoy a restful sleep is important.
Here is the crochet diagram using standard symbols showing how to create the blanket crochet pattern. I used the color Fisherman for this throw because I wanted this blanket to be a neutral color, so it would look good in any room it was put in. The Half double crochet back loop stitch (hdc bl) is a half double crochet worked in the back loop or the back V of a stitch. Finally, weave in the loose ends to make sure your blanket looks neat and tidy. Make sure that you’re tying any yarn ends together first as needed.
The small and medium sizes (37×52 or 50×60) are perfect to use as a christian wall tapestry or to drape over a chair or couch. Larger sizes work wonderfully as an indoor blanket, picnic blanket, or a bedspread. If you own a weighted blanket, it is inevitable that it will need cleaning. Blankets in general absorb body oils and sweat and can become exposed to spills and dirt. There are some special considerations to be aware of when cleaning your weighted blanket. Make sure your dryer can handle your weighted blanket. This is because dryers can also be damaged due to the blanket’s pressure and fillers.