This easy crochet blanket can be made in any size you’d like! This design uses just one basic crochet stitch but adds texture and depth using a fuzzy style yarn.
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Fuzzy Yarn Can Drive You Nuts
I bought a few (too many) skeins of a really fluffy and fuzzy yarn last year during Hobby Lobby’s clearance yarn sale. The only thing I knew about it was that it was oh so soft and fluffy!
The fluffiness alone blinded me from the fact that textured, fuzzy yarn is almost always difficult to work with. I do enjoy a challenge from time to time – but not the challenge of seeing where my stitches are.
GOOD NEWS! In this blanket pattern, this fuzzy yarn is not hard to work with. I repeat, it is NOT difficult to work with because of the stitch/technique I use.
How to Crochet with Fuzzy Yarns Easily
There are some “tricks” to working with fuzzy yarn like feel for your stitches, have good lighting, and use a bigger hook size.. but you don’t need those tricks for this pattern.
The “trick” I use to work with fuzzy yarn easily? I work between the stitches versus the actual top of the stitch. I have seen this technique/stitch called “wide double crochet” in a crochet book I have. This eliminates the guess work on where to make your next stitch because you can readily see the spaces between the stitches so well.
I used this technique for these fuzzy pumpkins I made last year. It definitely has changed my perspective on fuzzy yarn. Gone are the days I dread working with it. I don’t mind working with it and it gives you such a plushy finished fabric!
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Crochet Blanket Sizes
Since this blanket uses just a basic stitch, you can easily make it any size you’d like.
At the risk of having a different gauge/tension than you, just find the size you’d like in the chart below and chain your beginning chain the width you need!
In the pattern, you will find I have included a beginning chain. That beginning chain is for the size I made which is 42″ x 52″ which is the size of a toddler blanket. If you are crocheting a different size, your beginning chain count will be different.
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Free Crochet Blanket Pattern
2 skeins Yarn Bee Cloud 9 in Cream (251yds/2.5 oz per skein)
4 skeins Yarn Bee Denim in Color in Olive (160yds/3.5oz per skein)
Tapestry needle and Scissors
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
Yarn amounts in materials list is for a toddler size 42″ x 52″.
Yarn Substitutions: Yarn Bee Cloud 9 can be substituted with Red Heart Pipsqueak yarn or other type of “fuzzy” yarn.
Yarn Bee Denim in Color can be substituted with another worsted weight/Category 4 yarn such as Red Heart with Love or Lion Brand Basic Stitch.
Special Stitch: Wide double crochet – work a double crochet between the stitches in the previous row instead of working on the top of the stitches. This will be written in the pattern as “wide dc”.
When working the wide double crochet, be sure to crochet between the beginning ch 2 and first stitch from the previous row. This can be easily missed.
Gauge: 4” = 9 st in double crochet
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, st = stitch
Use Denim in Color yarn.
Row 1: Ch 97, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn (95)
Change to Cloud 9 yarn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc across, turn (95)
Change to Denim in Color yarn.
Row 3: Ch 2, wide dc across, turn (95)
Repeat Row 2-3 until blanket measures 52″ or desired length.