A simple crochet baby blanket is an easy and quick gift that comes from the heart. You can make one in almost no time with just basic stitches but it will be a gift that means so much.
A crochet stitch that is basic and easy to make, and produces the crochet fabric that is dense with smallest holes possible like Single Crochet and Half Double Crochet is the best choice for a crochet stitch for a baby blanket. You want a stitch that will also make crocheting the blanket a breeze and will create a blanket that stands the test of time.
DTR crochet stitch is another fun crochet stitch to have in your pocket. With it you can now tackle new fun projects like lace work on scarves, shawls, doilies, or even tablecloths! If you use chunky yarn and large hook, you can incorporate this tall fast double triple crochet stitch into your blankets.
Crochet is a simple but amazingly versatile and rewarding craft. It is friendly to makers of all levels and allows you to begin creating project almost right away. Only knowing one stitch you are able to create a variety of items that can be used around the house, worn and given as gifts.
At the end of a crochet pattern you might see something like this: Cut yarn, leaving 6 in tail. Fasten off.
What does ‘fasten off’ mean? Fasten off means taking the yarn, threading it through the last stitch and pulling it tight. Fasting off secures the last stitch and prevents your crochet work from unraveling.
HTR crochet stitch stands for Half Triple Crochet. As the name suggests, it’s almost as tall as the TR stitch, but not quite. Because this stitch is on the tallish side of things, you can find it used in the pieces that have more of a lacy texture, with larger holes, with more flow.