I wish I could tell you that I have a pattern for this blanket. I looked for one after seeing this on pinterest. Then I realized I don’t really know the crochet lingo enough to follow a pattern. Plus, I loose count way to easily 🙂
So when Kendra asked that I share how I made this blanket, I figured I would just show you. It is fairly simple if you can crochet a circle. And I apologize in advance for my non-crochet lingo.
Lets start with the yarn
I wanted to use something with lots of texture since the blanket was for my good friend’s baby. I decided on a wool for the gray. I believe it is Lion Brand Wool-Ease. The yellow and white were the Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn, which is super soft and fun. I highly recommend it.
I used a bigger crochet hook. I bought it a few years ago, but a comparable size is the s-35 hook. You can use a smaller one, but I like how much quicker projects are with a bigger hook.
On to the actual blanket
To make this blanket, you’ll need to know how to crochet a simple circle. I didn’t at first, so youtube showed me how. Check out this video to make a simple circle. And then this video to combine the circles together.
Start by making a larger crocheted circle, 3 rows work well to start. This will be used for your starting point.
Then in a different color, make a smaller crocheted circle. As you start on your last row for this circle, crochet it to your first circle. I would recommend at least 5 stitches together. Any less than that and it may be to weak for the blanket to hold together. This is when some people will want to count out exactly how many stitches you’ll need for each circle. However, with this blanket you can really just eye ball it. In my opinion, it makes a more organic look as opposed to a structured design. You can make it all your own.
Continue making alternate size circles in different colors and joining them to the blanket. I would suggest sticking to three sizes in your circles, but that is just me.
This was the blanket after my first try at working on it. Sorry for the bad quality. I took the picture on my phone to send it to my friend to make sure it didn’t look as crazy as my husband’s facial response made it out to be. ha!
Tips for Making this blanket:
– This blanket can be built from the center of the blanket out or the outer edge of the blanket out. Because you will just keep adding more and more circles, you can control what the final shape will be.
– I wanted mine to be a square, so I used one of my son’s baby blankets as a guide. I often would lay my blanket on top of his as a guide.
– It never hurts to test the blanket out on your target user 🙂