One Skein Mini Crochet Blanket Pattern
Did you know you could make a mini crochet throw with just one skein of Red Heart's With Love yarn? This one skein wonder is perfect for newborns, babies in strollers and to use as lapghans for elderly in wheelchairs. If you'd prefer a bigger blanket, it's so easy to do! Just make your starting chain as long as you want and follow the pattern on a larger scale. You will need more skeins of yarn, of course. To make this gorgeous blanket, you'll be using a combination of v-stitches and crochet puff stitches. Don't worry if you're a beginner because Kristi will show you how it's done.
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Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge3 sts x 1 row in dc = 1”
Finished Size20 x 40"
- Yarn: Red Heart with Love, medium weight # 4, 1 skein Mint
- Hook: 9.0mm
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in each across (70 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3 (first dc), turn, * (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk 1 st, repeat from * to last st, dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, puff stitch in each ch 1 space, dc in last st.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of each puff stitch, dc in last st.
Rows 5-6: Repeat Rows 3-4.
Row 7-21: Ch 3, turn; ( dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space.
Row 22: Repeat Row 3.
Row 23: Repeat Row 4.
Row 24: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 25: Repeat Row 4.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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Dec 28, 2020
The written directions are different from the video. Does it make a difference if you do a ch1 in the V stitch? And does it affect the next row of puff stitches if you do?
Oct 02, 2018
I have been looking for something like this. I always try to donate to a worthy cause. Sometimes I crochet beanies for chemo patients, or out fits for premies. This is going to be for the nursing home. They can always use more of these. And these are so easy to make it would be a shame not too.
Aug 22, 2018
I love blankets that only take 1 skein of yarn! This would be perfect to make if you need a quick gift for someone. There are so many color options, you can make several different ones to have on hand. These would also make nice lap blankets if you do not know anyone who is having a baby.
Jun 30, 2018
Love a crochet project that only uses one skein, is simple enough to do while TV watching, and makes for a great gift idea. The pattern uses only single and double crochet stitches to give the blanket a puffy look and is a great beginner project. This is seriously easy to do with great results.
papper08027 947208 9
Apr 04, 2018
I'm having some trouble with this pattern. I did the starting chain of 71 and completed Row 1 of sc just fine. It's when I get to row 2 that I'm starting to get confused. I followed the pattern exactly and completed the V-stitch all the way across, however, I'm noticing that it's stretching larger than row 1 and the starting chain. I counted the stitches in this row and ended up with 104 stitches, this includes the ch 1 needed to complete the v-stitch. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if the pattern is incorrect and that there shouldn't be any ch 1 spaces in each v-stitch. Can anyone help please???
Mar 21, 2018
If you are crochet for profit, and your customers tend to like to snatch up your hand made gifts, no matter what they are- this is a great one for you. It's a "one and done" project. Pick your yarn color, one skein is all you need, pattern is above, easy! I think it would look smart color blocked or with alternating wide stripes and skinny stripes, too.
theresaphillips 41 83495
Mar 11, 2018
The simplicity of this pattern is actually what makes it so beautiful. I used an 8 mm needle and doubled the pattern by making an additional 15 rows after the second set of puff stitches. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Nov 15, 2018
Hi- this is my first project ever and I also want to make it bigger. I ran out of yarn halfway through the puff stitch row. How do I connect the new skein?
Nov 22, 2017
This is the perfect crochet pattern to provide for those projects that the blankets are donated to the local hospitals or homeless shelters. To provide a baby something like this is special and takes almost no time at all to complete.
Nov 16, 2017
I am always still amazed at what can be made with a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. The designer was thoughtful when creating this pattern. With a single skein, you can have a beautiful blanket that I am sure any parent and baby would appreciate.
reneesimon9917 535 6994
Oct 31, 2017
I'm sorry and I don't mean to be stupid and maybe it's this roaring headache I have, but where is the "SAVE PATTERN" button? I just can't see it. Help Please!
AFC Editor Julia
Nov 01, 2017
Hi reneesimon, The save button is now at the end of the pattern, in the row with all of our social icons. It's the grey button with a little + on it. :) Thanks! Julia, AllFreeCrochet editor
Daughter of Light
Sep 18, 2017
This may be marked as easy but I love the texture in this piece! It just shines through! I have several new ones in my family with parents who would appreciate a blanket like this to tuck around the little tykes in their strollers to keep them warm and cozy. This is a beautiful color but the possibilities there are limitless. I think I'd want to keep to a solid color though to show off the stitch. I'm looking forward to adding a couple of stitches to my repertoire with this pattern too. Thanks!
Sep 06, 2017
Im not sure if its me but i think there is something wrong with the instructions and the video First the written if you follow row you end up with final stitches but the instructions read as you having only one left again it could be me Row says Ch turn puff stitch in each ch space dc in last st My issue is What is the puff stitch There are no written instructions on how to do this stitch With the video i know there are issues and im not sure why First off its only stitches its not explained what the count should be When i try at and hit row to it doesnt end the same as hers in the video There is not last stitches Also the row video she is just doing DC in each space not DC ch DC Why is that This is not…Read More the same as the written pattern Anyone have any ideas
theresaphillips 41 83495
Mar 11, 2018
Mar 21, 2018
Well, that's putting it bluntly!
Mar 24, 2018
You asked this awhile ago but what I did was I chained 72 so my working number would be 71 because you start the project in 2nd chain from the hook. With 71 stitches the pattern will work and you will end with only 1 dc on row 2.
Aug 08, 2017
This is everything I want in a crochet project. Easy, pretty and doesn't take a lot of yarn. I read thru it and thought, this is way too easy. I can make one in no time at all. It will make a very pretty stroller blankie. Now I just will make the hat and diaper cover and it's a gorgeous set.
Aug 08, 2017
First thing that pops out to me after reading the written pattern is there is no special stitch detail. This On Skein Mini Crochet Blanket Pattern uses the puff stitch, but there are many ways to make a puff stitch. With out watching the video, I wasn't sure how to do this one? With that being said, this is a well written pattern and will work up quickly seeing the larger M 13 hook is being used. The easy V stitch row with the puff stitch rows being repeated makes a nice looking blanket. I can see this being used in nursing homes for the cold senior citizens. I think I'll make a bunch of these to donate to the local Senior Center. Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.
riverrock13 260910 7
Aug 04, 2017
2 DIFFERENT YARN WEIGHTS GIVEN 2 DIFFERENT HOOK SIZES, WHICH VERSION IS CORRECT??
AFC Editor Julia
Aug 04, 2017
Hi riverrock - our mistake! You'll be using worsted weight yarn. There's only one hook size given: size M/13 (9 mm) hook Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
Aug 01, 2017
Here is a one skein project! Yay! The mint is so pretty for a gender neutral baby blanket, too. If you are searching for a charity project then look no further. It suits the babies and the seniors alike. I like to give these blankets to homeless people around our city. They deserve to have something nice and new, too, don't you agree? Also great charities are your local shelters and PET shelters IE local humane society. Thanks for sharing this pattern.
Jul 12, 2017
The video is so helpful. Even if I am familiar with a project, I like to view a video tutorial if there is one so I can crochet along with the narrator. I have worked the v stitch for a while now and it is not too terribly hard to learn. This is a great little pattern when you need a gift in a hurry and dont have time to do more than one skein.
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