Crochet Beginners Baby Blanket


In today’s tutorial let’s learn how to
do this very very simple baby crochet blanket and this is for beginners and
beyond. Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as yarnspirations.com, I’m your host Mikey. Today we’re going to work on a very
simple baby blanket. For those that are new to crochet this is a perfect, perfect
Afghan for you to try for your very first time. I’m going to break down the steps
nice and easy for you and for those that are experienced this is a very easy
project if you have a baby shower or something coming up when it comes to a
little child. So without further ado, let me tell you a
little bit more about the yarn and then we’re going to get started. So here are two brands of yarn. One is
called Bernat Blanket, the other one is called Bernat Baby Blanket. What is the difference between the two. The only difference is marketing, so for example, if Bernat Blanket here is
more geared to home décor, it’s more solid colours, more adult in
nature, where the Bernat Baby Blanket here has colors that you would see
typically in baby afghans, baby colours, nursery rooms, even colors that are more
geared for kids. So you can actually mix and match. What
you will know and what you should know, is that there is no two colors the same,
so for example the Bernat Blanket, there’s no colors that are in this line that are
also in this line, so you can look between the two and actually kind of mix
and match. So if you’re looking for a vintage white, you’ll look for this one, you’re looking for pure white you’re
going to look for this one. So you just mix and match and it’s a lot more
easy. You can I do anything that you want to with these particular tutorials
that I’m about to teach you today and it’s just a lot of fun. So in today’s tutorial we are going to
be using the Bernat Baby Blanket because it has the light blue
line in it, also has pure white so that’s also in this line, so you can mix and
match any of the projects that we’re doing today, so if you like the color
that’s in this line instead, you know, the the world is your oyster, you can go
ahead and do that. We’re going to be using a size N – 10 millimeter crochet
hook today and let’s get started. So let’s get started, you’ll need a 10
millimeter size N crochet today this is a Boye it has a comfort grip on it. I really
like this, if you’re looking for hooks, comfort grips are the way to go. Let’s start with our Bernat
Blanket yarn and create a slip knot. To create a slip knot, if you’re new to crochet, you’re going to
create like a pointing finger and you’re going to take the yarn and wrap it
around your finger twice and you’re going to grip. Okay, so let me show that again. So take the
yarn wrap it around your finger twice and grip. Now this is the back of your hand, forward, okay back, forward. You’re going to take the back one here, move it up over the forward, but not over
your finger completely and take the new back one and come up and over and we
have the slower tutorials on how to do all these processes here on youtube if
you need that. So that’s your slip knot. So let’s just pull this a little bit
tighter onto the hook. Now this whole pattern consists on multiples of 2, so you
can do any size that you wish and the patterns asking you to do 74 chains, but
you can do any size, just make sure that if you change the size of your starting
chain you will change the amount of yarn that you will need. What that calculation
is I’m not really sure, so that’s something that you’re going to have to play with
if you’re going to mess with the size. So let’s begin, remember the one on the hook
never counts as one and let’s just, if you’re going to do the pattern
exactly just chain 74 but if you’re going to alter, just chain in sets of two. So one and two and one and two and keep that going one and two and one
and two and one and two and one and two. So if you keep them in sets of one and two you’ll never have any accidents
because it will line up perfectly each and every time. So let’s go on with
row number one. So we want to go second chain from the
hook, so just turn it. This is chain number one and this is chain number two. Turn it
around and get the back hump of the chain, okay so just turn around get
the back hump and just insert in and we’re going to single crochet. You’re
going to follow it by a chain one and then you’re going to come back to the
chain skip the next chain available and go to the second one over and single
crochet and that’s all we’re going to do for this whole line. A single crochet
then you’re going to change chain one, skip the next one and go to the second
one over in another single crochet so we’re creating the gap spaces that we’re
going to need. Now you’ll notice that there’s a gap in the final pictures, if
you saw it online, this is what that gapping is right here. So chain one and then skip the next one go to the second over. So if you’ve got your 74, it’s going to take you a little bit of time to get there but it’s not a big deal, so chain one, skip
the next one go to the second one over, skip the next one and then you go into
the very last one. So because you did in multiples of two, you won’t have any
screw-ups of not getting to that very last stitch properly. So what you’re going to have now is,
you’re going to have these gapping spaces and let’s move on to number two. So let’s turn our work and continue on with row number two. So rule number two, we’re going to play
within these gapping spaces that you have found here and this is what causes
it to make it look like it’s interlocking with each other. So to do the very first one, okay, we’re
going to chain one first and we’re going to single crochet into the first one, okay, right on top and we’re going to
single crochet right into the next chain one space. Okay so row two and three are the repeat
pattern, so there’s two different rows to follow. Once you get that done, chain one, skip the next single crochet
and go right to the next chain one space and single crochet, then chain one, go
right to the next chain one space and single crochet, chain one, skip and go to
the next chain one space, chain one, single crochet. This is the last one here before
you hit the end, so single crochet into the last chain one space and then you’re
going to single crochet into the final single crochet. So in row number two,
whenever you’re repeating it, you’re going to have two stitches, single
crochet sitting side by side and the rest of them will have a chain one space
in between and it’ll all makes sense in row number three. So let’s turn our work and go to row
number three. So this is the second part, so Rows two and three keep repeating for
this whole thing. So you’re going to chain one first and
single crochet into the first single crochet, so you’re always going to do
that. So what changes on this row here is
that you have a next one is the single crochet and here’s your chain one space, so you’re going to chain one first and
then go into the next chain one space. Okay, so what you’re looking at here is
that the first one always starts off and you have like a space and then this one is solid and now
you’re creating a space again, okay, so this is how it’s going to repeat. So once you get that done, chain one and then single crochet into the next chain
one space, single crochet, single, oh sorry, that was chain one, single
crochet in the next chain one space chain one, single crochet in the next chain
one space and then chain one and this time skip over to the second single
crochet. See it, there’s two in a row and that completes that. So I’m going to turn
the work and show you how to start row number two once again. So just turn your work, chain up one to
begin, single crochet into the top of the first one, so you’re always going to do
that. So this time, there’s a chain one space
ready for you and then you keep moving down the road, so because it’s right
there you’re going to do a single crochet into
it first then chain one and then keep going across. A single crochet, chain one, single crochet, chain one, single crochet, chain one, single crochet, chain one. Okay, and this time, i just made a mistake, so the very last one here is that you single crochet into the final chain one
space and then single crochet into the final. So let’s turn our work and review number
three again. So this time, okay, we chain up one, single crochet into
the first one, so you’ll look in the row below, there’s a single crochet there
first so you have to chain one first and then go into the next space for single
crochet. Did you get that? So every other row we’re just, how we start changes. Chain one and i’m going to finish this
line because all, that’s all you have to do, you just have to use up your two
balls of your main colour. In my case it’s baby blue. When you get to the end chain one and go to the final single
crochet and I’m going to fasten off at this point and then I’m going to show
you how to do the border that is on this particular Afghan. For tutorial reasons, I
don’t want to fasten this off because I don’t want to waste my yarn because i’m
going to use it for another tutorial so I’m going to just grab my next color which will be white and I’m going to
create a slipknot and all I’m just going to do is like, right where I finished off
the last one and I’m not finishing off that one just because I don’t want to
waste my yarn, is that I’m going to insert into the very corner and I’m
going to work myself down an edge so not back across but down one edge. Just
take the yarn and fasten on, chain one and do three single crochets into the
same spot, so one, two and three. So whenever you turn a corner, you always need to put three single crochets into the same corner. So because you’ve been
doing single crochet, all you have to just do is just go down the edge and do
one single crochet into the end of each one of the rows that you did and it will
work out perfectly each and every time, and it will go really quickly because
you’re using big fat yarn. So once you’re down at the next corner, it’s going to be three single crochets
into that same spot, so the three allows it to make the
90-degree turn that you need for your Afghans. So along the bottom here, what you have to just do, is that you’re
going to go into a chain one space first and then you’re going to go into the
bottom of that stitch there. Okay, you see what I’m saying by
the bottom. So the next ones in the chain one space and the next one’s in the
bottom, okay, and you just keep doing that all the
way around. So what you going to do in the corners? You said three single crochets and then
work yourself up the other side and then your next corner, three single crochets
it work yourself back. That’s all you need to do for this
particular Afghan. So it’s just one time around and you’ll have a perfect Afghan
each and every time. So that’s how you do this simple baby
blanket. It really is truly simple. Until next time, I’m Mikey on behalf of the
Crochet Crowd as well as yarnspirations.com, I’ll see you. Bye Bye

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