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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

      1:28
    • Materials

      2:29
    • Chaining

      6:06
    • Crocheting the first row

      5:38
    • Making the turning chain

      4:05
    • Crocheting the blanket

      5:02
    • Altering the size

      2:10

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 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. I also love the yarn from coffeeandblankets.com for this project. 

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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 caracoreydesigns.com). 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 two little kids, so my plate is very full right now, but I believe you always have to make time for creativity.

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