You spend a lot of time and energy crocheting blankets, and it’s important that they look amazing so they’ll be loved and used for many, many years.
Here at Homelea Lass we’ve been designing and making crochet blankets for years and we’ve learnt what works and what doesn’t. Here are our top 5 tips for crocheting beautiful blankets:
- To get straight edges put a stitch marker into the stitches at the start and end of the row and always turn your crocheting the same way at the end of the row.
- Use a quality natural yarn – your stitches will look so much better with a natural fibre yarn. They have an inherent beauty which can’t be replicated by man-made materials, and the bonus is that natural fibres are biodegradable.
- Go chunky! Chunky crochet is quicker and easier than using normal sized yarn, and the big stitches instantly make everything look amazing.
- Embrace imperfection – the nature of handmade is imperfection and this is what makes each blanket uniquely beautiful. Enjoy the making and your enjoyment and love will be woven into each stitch.
- Create seamless joins by using the Chunky Yarn Joining Kit to join the new balls of yarn and say goodbye to unsightly yarn joins.
With love, Lynda.