Hand crochet a blanket without a hook

Cara Corey, Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

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7 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:28
    • 2. Materials

      2:29
    • 3. Chaining

      6:06
    • 4. Crocheting the first row

      5:38
    • 5. Making the turning chain

      4:05
    • 6. Crocheting the blanket

      5:02
    • 7. Altering the size

      2:10
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About This Class

Hand crochet has become really popular for a reason — it's a quick way to work giant stitches into all kinds of projects. Here, you'll learn how to form a basic single crochet stitch with your fingers, and use it to make a small lap blanket. 

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Cara Corey, from Cara Corey Designs, will go over some of the different types of yarn you can use for this project and ways to adapt it to make a larger blanket. 

The only material you will need is yarn:

• 6 skeins Loops 'n Threads Cozy Wool yarn, available at Michaels craft stores (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick yarn and Cascade Magnum Peruvian wool yarn also work well. Look for a yarn marked “super bulky" or “size 6”. )

Note: You can also use a jumbo (size 7) yarn, such as Bernat Mega Bulky. If you use this yarn, you will need 3 of the 64-yard skeins and you will use 1 strand at a time instead of 3. Look for other jumbo yarns in craft stores - they are much more readily available than they used to be.