Sunshine on a Cloudy Day DIY Weighted Blanket
Learn how to make a weighted blanket & save money!
One of the latest trends in the crochet world is the DIY weighted blanket. These blankets are created to be heavy, ranging in added weight from four pounds up to 30 pounds, and help people suffering from things like insomnia, anxiety, and autism. The problem is that a weighted blanket can be pretty expensive. If you have wondered how to make a weighted blanket to get all the health benefits at a fraction of the cost, you'll love this Sunshine on a Cloudy Day DIY Weighted Blanket.
This crochet weighted blanket weighs over six pounds and can be considered a weighted blanket for someone up to 60 pounds, but you can also make two identical blankets and sew them together for double the weight. It's a C2C crochet pattern, designed to use just one ball of each color and using complete rows without mid-row color changes.
If you want to learn more about weighted blankets, read about Crochet Weighted Blanket Benefits. Plus, check out the video below for more information on C2C crochet!
Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeEach block of C2C should be just under 1 1/2″ square. The 1st four rows will measure 4″ along the straight side edge.
Finished SizeApprox. 60″ x 60″
- (1) ball each Bernat Blanket Brights yarn in Pixie Pink, Race Car Red, Carrot Orange, School Bus Yellow, and Go Go Green, Busy Blue, Royal Blue, and Pow Purple
- (1) ball each Bernat Blanket yarn in Pale Gray, and White
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
- Tape measure
- 4 stitch markers
Find this blanket featured in our resource on weighted blankets. Learn whether or not these types of cover-ups are right for you:Crochet Weighted Blanket Benefits
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