These huge, comfy, bundles of fluff have been making the rounds on Pinterest and Facebook for a few months now, and we can see why! Who wouldn’t want to cuddle up in this oversized blanket with a nice cup of tea? Plus they are great to drape over the couch to add a pop of color and texture to any room. Now you can make one for yourself! There are already a lot of videos on arm knitting, but we couldn’t find many on using the same techniques with crocheting. The advantage to crocheting is that you can put this project down for a break! When arm knitting, you have to just power through until you cast off the final stitch, as your arms are the needles. Of course, this project works up so fast because of the chunky yarn, you might not even need a break.
We love the look of the chunky wool yarn, although it can be pricey. You can get the same effect using multiple strands of regular yarn, probably 4-5 strands at a time. If you’re using the chunky wool, you’ll need about 10 skeins to complete a full blanket. Go ahead and watch the video below to get an idea of how to finger crochet this oversized blanket, and get the step by step instructions beneath the video. Happy crocheting, friends!
How To Finger Crochet:
1. Make a slip knot by crossing the tail of the yarn over the working yarn, inserting your fingers into the loop, and pulling the working yarn through the loop.
2. Begin chaining by pulling the working yarn through the loop. Chain 26.
3. Turn the work, pull up the working yarn by inserting finger into the second chain. Put both loops on thumb and first finger, and pull working yarn through to create first single crochet. Continue to single crochet each chain.
When you get to the end of the row, chain one, and turn the work.
4. Insert finger under the first “v” stitch, and pull the working yarn through. Insert finger and thumb into both loops, and pull the yarn through. Continue single crocheting the rest of the row.
5. Chain one at the end of the row, turn work, and single crochet the row. Repeat single crochets until you get the desired length of your blanket.