Some yarns are just so unbelievably squishy that you want to fully wrap yourself up in them. This is how I felt about the baby yarn that I bought in a multi-pack from aldi last year. It was so soft and warm that I knew I had to make a snuggle blanket from it. There are of course other chunky chenille yarns that you could use, like flutterby by James C Brett, if you don’t have an Aldi near to you, but the price point of the Aldi yarn is hard to beat. I got a pack of three complementing colours with four balls of each colour and so I used all colours in this design, but I could imagine this blanket in just one tone and a contrast trim because the chenille really shows the texture of the pattern.
4 x 100g balls of chunky chenille yarn in yellow
3 x 100g balls of chunky chenille yarn in lilac
1 x 100g ball of chunky chenille yarn in cream
10mm crochet hook
Bptr – back post treble
Ch – chain
Dc – Double crochet
Reverse double crochet also known as crab stitch
This blanket measures approx. 125 cm x 125 cm (approximately 50 x 50 inches), but you can make it larger or smaller by adding or deducting rows.
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The blanket is worked in the in rows. You need to turn your work after each row.
For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a back post treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row.
Start crocheting here
Foundation Row: Use yellow. Ch 75, plus 1 for turning.
Round 1. Dc in second chain from hook. Dc across. (75).
Round 2. Turn. Bptr across. (75)
Round 3. Dc across (75).
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you get to the end of the ball of yarn. Then start to work rounds 2 and 3 in the lilac ball of yarn. To get the neat striped effect make sure that you do not change colours midway through a row.
Work through seven balls of yarn in alternating colours in this way.
Fasten off and sew in the ends.
Use cream. Work a reverse double crochet (crab stich) trim around the blanket. On the sides you will be working in the sides of the dc and bptr and on the top and bottom, you will be working in the the tops of the stitches and the foundation chain.
Once you have crocheted around the blanket once, you can fasten off.
Now you have a wonderfully snuggly crochet blanket.