A lovely, warm knitted blanket goes perfectly with a cup of warm tea and a good book on a cold winter night … Blanket making is a long process, but you can knit it when you have the time and desire. Plus, once the blanket is ready, you will feel a sense of satisfaction with your own work, so it is definitely worth knitting one blanket yourself!
Method 1 of 3: Blanket made from rags
Step 1. Learn to knit, type and close loops if you don't know how
It might also be helpful to learn how to crochet.
Step 2. Select the size of the flap
The most suitable size is 12-15 centimeters: quite large to get carried away with knitting, and done quite quickly, so the blanket will look good very soon!
Step 3. Choose the size of the blanket itself and calculate how many patches are needed to knit it
Step 4. Start knitting square patches
Try to knit them, following the chosen sizes as accurately as possible - this will greatly facilitate the assembly of the final product. Use whatever wool or thread you like. You can use the rest of the thread, you can experiment with stripes or different types of stitches. Keep in mind that your blanket will look better if it doesn't have a back, so it's not a good idea to use lace stitches in your work.
Step 5. When you already have enough squares, sew them face to face so that you get one row
When you reach this stage, you will understand why it is so important to keep the size of the flaps constant - the mismatch of the lengths of the rows will lead to asymmetry and imbalance, which will immediately affect the appearance of your blanket.
Step 6. Sew another row, then sew two rows of flaps together along the long edge
Step 7. Keep up the good work
Attach each new resulting row of squares to all the previous ones until, finally, the blanket reaches the desired length.
Method 2 of 3: One-Piece Blanket
Step 1. Cast on 150 stitches
Step 2. Knit with garter stitch about 5 centimeters
Step 3. Work K 20, Purl 110 and K 20 again
Step 4. Knit 20 knit stitches, then another 110, then another 20 of the same stitches
Step 5. Repeat steps 3-4 until the piece is almost at the desired length
Step 6. Knit another 5 centimeters with front loops
Step 7. Close the hinges
Method 3 of 3: Striped blanket
Step 1. Cast on 20 stitches, more for Afghan crochet, less for stiff crochet
Step 2. Knit the desired width of the blanket with the front loops and close the loops
Step 3. Repeat steps 1-2, changing colors until there are enough strips for the entire blanket, around 10 stripes (less or more depending on the number of needles and the width of the stripes)
Step 4. Sew the strips together (make sure the strips are straight when you sew them, otherwise the blanket will come out crooked)
Step 5. Add fringe (optional)
- Select the correct size of the knitting needles so that they match the thread you are using.
- If you have extra remaining patches of the same size as the squares that you sewed, feel free to add them!
- Add colors! Multicolored threads always look pretty with just about anything!
- You can also make a blanket with a friend. You will burn out a shred, strip or row while your friend does the same, as a result, the work will speed up 2 times!
- Make sure the colors match to keep things simple.
- You can sew a scarf or pillowcase using the same method as for a patchwork quilt.