Want to know how to design your own crochet blankets? This post will walk you through the steps you need to create your own unique designs.
In our first design your own post, we discussed how to design your own crochet scarf. The second post looked at how to design your own crochet cowl. A basic blanket is not much more difficult to create than a scarf, it’s just on a bigger scale.
How To Design A Crochet Blanket:
1. Choose your yarn.
I love to use thick yarns that work up quickly when I create blankets, but have also used down to worsted weight. For a summer baby I would likely go with a DK or worsted weight yarn.
2. Decide on stitch pattern and swatch.
Make your swatch at least 4″ x 4″ to get a good idea of the stitch count. Then, use a ruler to figure out how many stitches and rows per inch. With some stitch patterns this can be hard to see, so sometimes I will figure out how wide/tall the swatch is and use that as my guide. (Example, my 4″ x 4″ swatch is 20 sts wide and 16 rows tall.
3. Decide on size.
Wow, when researching this I discovered there are lots of different sizes for blankets!! I created this infographic to help you decide what size to make, but there were differing numbers for some of the sizes. I often like to make mine 24″ x 36″ but didn’t see that measurement in very many places.
4. Chain to desired width and work to desired length.
5. Add edging, if desired.