Easy EXTREME Knitted Blanket

Yes...you read that title correctly....KNITTED!
First, crochet is bae....and technically, this shouldn't even be called a "knitted blanket."
I didn't have to use any needles...or learn how to cast on....but I did it!
This is for EVERYONE, at any level.
The easiest blanket you'll ever make.

First a very quick back story on the yarn.

Loops and Threads, Free Spirit Extra Chunky Yarn:
This yarn is AH-Mazing...and unfortunately was only available at Michaels for a limited time.
Most of all, its affordable.  
Regular price for one gigantic skein is $34.99 (CDN), 
and I caught it on sale....50% off! SCORE!
The problem was availability. 
I went to 3 locations to end up with only 2...but I was 
happy with anything.  
They sold out quickly.

These extreme, extra large blankets are everywhere, and most of them are made with 100% Merino wool...which is pure luxury....but not budget friendly.

So if you have never crocheted or knitted before...you can do this!
I made a short video of how to start your chain and how to work the rows.
(see below)

Make as many chains as you want to start - that will be the width of your blanket.
And keep going until you run out of yarn!

IMPORTANT: Make sure to scroll to the bottom.  I've shared a link on 
how to complete your last row

I loved making this!
Have fun!

Tag me @OTHCrochetNook, if you make one! I'd love to see it!

Completing your last row:
Click HERE to watch "Kristin At Home" she does a full tutorial on how to make the blanket, and instructions to complete the last row is at the 5:40 mark


Easy Gingham Plaid Afghan - Yarnspirations

I loved making this blanket!
If you have never worked with Bernat Blanket Yarn, you are missing out!

Not only is it a quick wip, no matter what project 
you're working on....it is so extra soft and cozy.

I'm sure you've seen a ton of gingham blankets out there.
This one is fairly easy and the result looks more complicated than it takes to make.

Essentially, it's a striped blanket with a ton of surface slip stitching.
The pattern is FREE on Yarnspirations website, click HERE to download it.

Feel free to choose any colour combo you want...I'm a sucker for grey.

Click HERE to start adding to your cart!


Easy Shades of Grey Blanket

When I open my yarn cupboard
 (where I HOARD way too much yarn)…there’s a common colour.
GREY over everything.
Including tons of neutrals!
I have so many half/quarter skeins of grey yarn…and I had the idea of making a cozy grey blanket for a while.

I finally grabbed my Yarn Winder (best ever!) and collected all my tangled grey skeins.
I used an easy stitch that can be done at any level (even beginners!)
This blanket can be adjusted for size very easily.

Grab all that grey yarn and let’s do this!

Quick Notes before you begin:
-since you will be using multiple skeins of different yarn, make sure they are all the same weight (this one uses Super Bulky yarn, size 5/6)
-The key to making any size you want: your foundation chain needs to be in multiples of 6 + ch 2 (eg: Ch 30, ch 2, turn)
-the size I made is more of larger baby blanket/lap blanket
-I changed colours frequently, feel free to use one colour or as many as you want!
-Row 1 and 2 will show you exactly how to do the Shell Stitch (the pattern will just repeat those 2 rows throughout)
-When a row starts with a SC, it will end with a SC
-When a row starts with a half shell (3DC), it will end with a half shell

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Shades of Grey Blanket

Hook size: P/10.00mm 
Yarn suggestion: Super Bulky Grey Yarn 

Ch – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC - Double crochet (5DC = 5 Double Crochets in the same stitch)
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Ch 60
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *Skip 2, work 5 Double Crochets in the next stitch, Skip 2, SC in the next stitch
Repeat from *, your row will end with a SC, ch 2, turn

Row 2: (the ch 2 you just did COUNTS as 1 DC), 2DC in the very first stitch, *skip 2, SC in center of first shell from previous row, skip 2, 5DC in the single crochet from previous row, now Repeat from *, your row will end with 3DC in the single crochet from the previous row.

(See pictures below)

Row 3 – 42: Repeat Row 1 and 2

SL ST twice and fasten off

-from here you can SC around to add a border if you want, make sure each corner stitch has 3SC

-Colour changes: I did 3 rows of lighter greys, then 10 rows of dark grey – repeated that 3 times, and ended with 3 rows of light grey

Feel free to ask me questions anytime!
Leave a comment below!

Make sure to tag @othcrochetnook so I can see your own version 😊

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