How to Crochet a Blanket With Multi-Color Yarn

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How to Crochet a Blanket With Multi-Color Yarn
Multi-coloured yarn holds its own in a simple stitch pattern. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Crocheting a blanket, or afghan, is one of the classic projects embraced by crocheters throughout time. It's a great way to use up yarn from your stash and to make a well-loved heirloom quality gift. You can crochet a blanket using any combination of crochet stitches; however, if the yarn you choose is multicoloured, painted or self-patterning, using a simple stitch, such as double crochet, will highlight the beauty of the yarn and keep the blanket from looking too busy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 800 -- 1000 yards sport or worsted weight multicolour yarn
  • Size H/8 crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

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  1. 1

    Chain 200 using the yarn and the crochet hook.

  2. 2

    Double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook, then double crochet in next stitch, then in each stitch across the row.

  3. 3

    Chain 2, turn, double crochet in each stitch across row.

  4. 4

    Repeat Step 3 until blanket is of desired size.

  5. 5

    Knot last stitch, weave in end, and snip excess.

Tips and warnings

  • Vary the width of the blanket by chaining more or fewer stitches to begin with.

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