Isn’t this baby blanket just gorgeous? This Toy Box Blanket is the perfect project for beginners, believe it or not! Of course, anyone can crochet this, whether you’re just starting out in the wonderful world of crochet, or if you’re a well-seasoned crocheter. It’s always nice to have an easy, go-to blanket pattern to whip up for those last minute gifts!
Mikey from The Crochet Crowd walks us through every step of the way, and he gives some really great advice on how to hold your yarn, how to hold your crochet hook, and even which kind of crochet hook you should get! This really is a great tutorial to share with anyone just getting into this craft.
Now, you might see all of the color changes in the blanket above and say, “No way is this an easy blanket to crochet!” But wait! Have you ever seen these Bernat self-striping yarns? There are a few options out there from the Bernat blanket yarn featured in the video below, to the Caron Cakes, and Lion Brand also has “Mandala” yarn that is self-striping. All this means is that the yarn changes colors within the skein, so there aren’t any ends to weave in, you just keep crocheting from the ball of yarn!
For this blanket, it only uses two skeins of yarn, so you only have to worry aboutswitching out yarn once! And since this Bernat blanket yarn is extra soft and chunky, this blanket works up so quickly! So go ahead and check out the video below. If you already know the basics of crocheting, you can skip ahead to the pattern at 22:00. Happy crocheting, friends!