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Hand crochet a blanket without a hook

Cara Corey, Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Chaining

    • Crocheting the first row

    • Making the turning chain

    • Crocheting the blanket

    • Altering the size


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. 


Cara Corey, from Mary Marie Knits, 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. 

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

Great class and super easy to follow!
Roxanne Cook

Mother, designer, maker, homesteader.

This class is easy to follow and provides you with all the information needed to make a beautiful blanket! Two thumbs up!





Cara Corey

Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

Hi, I'm Cara and I'm a former journalist-turned-pattern designer. I specialize in modern knitting designs using giant needles and unique materials (see my work at I make everything from hats and scarves to pillows, poufs, and other home decor. I absolutely love knitting and crochet, and I couldn't put my needles down if I tried.

I have a toddler and a baby, so my plate is very full right now, but I believe you always have to make time for creativity.

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