Easy Grab & Go Crochet Blanket
It is 7:08 AM. We have exactly 5 minutes to get on the road. Getting four little peanuts ready, in the van, and to daycare or school has become a science. My 8 and 10-year-old have the van started, my breakfast shake made, and the dog taken out. I am rushing to get winter jackets, hats, mittens, and boots on the 1 and 3-year old. Everything appears to be going seamless. BUT...just as we are pulling out of the garage, I hear a sweet little voice behind me say, "Blankie." SERIOUSLY??? How could I forget her blankie??? That is the moment that I smile, relax, and reach into the glove compartment. Tucked away strategically is an Easy Grab & Go Crochet Blanket.
This pattern was specifically created for this purpose. There have been too many times, while heading out for the day, that I realize we forgot the coveted blanket. The Easy Grab & Go Crochet Blanket gives the same cuddles and comfort of a larger blanket but is so much easier to grab and go! Also, the Simply Soft Yarn that I am addicted to is so incredibly soft that I know your little one will love it too!
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Does one (1) skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn complete this blanket it do I need more?
Yes! One skein of yarn will definitely be enough. You can actually get about 1 1/2 blankets from one skein.
We have a battered womens shelter here in Springfield that I donate things like this to. They have many children staying with their mothers. I also crochet or knit uo the pocket pal dolls from leftover scraps of yarn, lots of free patterns for little animals to crochet. The homeless shelters are also good.
I have 7 or 8 skeins of Simply Soft that a Secret Santa gave me years ago that I'ven trying to figure out how to use up. I don't like working with Simply Soft at all, but I don't want to just donate it. I like this idea, though I have no idea whom to donate the loveys to, to make sure they go to young children who might need comfort. I would want a full skein per lovey, so I guess I'd just start with more chains?
I love the idea of donating little loveys to children. I know mine are attached to their blankies and are lost without them. I did some experimenting, and if you start with 82 chains and follow the same basic pattern, the size will increase a bit and should use an entire skein. Happy crocheting!
Can you explain the first row of the Edging (Ch 1 ,sc around all four sides (2 sc on each dc pole),connect with a sl st)? Does it mean that on the sides you do 2 sc on the dc pole and sc everything else? Thanks for your help. Love the blanket!
That is exactly right! I hope it turns out for you. Have a great day!
I've never encountered the term about dc pole. What is the pole?
I do apologize f I use terminology that others do not. I was taught by my mother-in-law and tend to use wording that she taught me. When I refer to the "poles" I am only referring to the double crochets along the sides of the blanket (not the ends). To create an even edge that doesn't get bunched together, you will need to do 2 single crochets in each of the double crochets. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
Thank you sooo much!! I love this little blanket.
can I make this with a bulky 5 yarn/ that call for a K hook?
I also have simply soft but in a 3 weight yarn,
Which one would be better? Do I follow the same directions.
Thank you. I am a beginner.
Great questions! I love changing the yarn up. Because the weights differ a bit, it may give the blanket a cute new look. Either option will definitely work following the pattern. Happy crocheting!
Thank you so much! Will let you know if it turns out.
How do you do row 2 for easy grab2co crochet blanket please
When doing a regular double-crochet stitch, you grab both loops from the previous row with your hook. To create the look of this blanket, you will only grab the back stitch. I hope this helps.
the color you choose for the blanket is perfect!