Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial

The Loopy Love Blanket is a fun pattern, and it’s easy enough for any level crocheter! The written pattern makes it seem a bit more complicated than it is, and not everyone can read written patterns – so tutorial requests were immediate! Presenting the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial!

Learn how to #crochet this gorgeous stitch in the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial! From mooglyblog.com

The Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial – Video: Right Handed Version

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Left Handed and Close Captioned Version

The Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial – Photo

The Loopy Love Blanket pattern (found HERE), features a stitch pattern that is made in a multiple of 3 plus 1, plus 1 for the starting chain. Chain counts for seven different sizes are included in the written pattern, as are details on how to end and edge the blanket, the yarn weight, and gauge. All that said, feel free to use the yarn weight and hook size of your choice – it’s a blanket, so exact measurements aren’t as important!

The video tutorial and photo tutorial feature Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn in 3 colors, and a Furls Crochet Hook in US-I, 5.5mm. Click HERE to purchase the yarn, and click HERE to purchase the hook! (Affiliate links) For the tutorial, I used a foundation chain of 17 – 3 x 5, plus 1, plus 1.

Row 1: With Color A, chain to desired length, as described in the pattern. Single crochet in the 2nd chain from hook, then chain 3 and double crochet in that same chain. Skip two chains, then single crochet, chain 3, and double crochet all in the next chain. Skip another 2 ch, and continue along the row, making “single crochet, chain 3, double crochet” loops with 2 chains between each one. When there are 3 chains left, skip 2 chains and single crochet in the last chain, finishing that stitch with Color B. Turn.

Learn how to #crochet this gorgeous stitch in the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial! From mooglyblog.com

Row 2: With Color B, chain 3 (or CSDC  – click HERE for tutorial), and single crochet in the next ch-3 loop. Chain 3 and double crochet in that same first ch-3 loop. In each loop across, work a single crochet, chain 3, and double crochet, until you get to the last loop. In that last loop, single crochet, chain 2, and double crochet in the last stitch, finishing that stitch with Color C. Turn.

Learn how to #crochet this gorgeous stitch in the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial! From mooglyblog.com

Row 3: With Color C, chain 1, single crochet in the first st, chain 3, and double crochet in  the ch-2 loop. Work a single crochet, chain 3, double crochet loop into each loop across, and then work a single crochet into the top of the turning chain of the previous row (or the top of the CSDC, if you used that). Turn.

Learn how to #crochet this gorgeous stitch in the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial! From mooglyblog.com

From there it’s just a matter of repeating Rows 2 and 3, cycling between the three colors. The great thing about using 3 colors in this pattern is that you can switch colors on every row without having to break the yarn – the next color is always there waiting for you! Just flat them up the sides, as seen below. Make sure not to make it too tight or too loose – there should be a little stretch, but not so much it’s floppy. Then the floats will get covered up with a border, and you’ll only have the skein’s ends to weave in when you’re done!

Learn how to #crochet this gorgeous stitch in the Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial! From mooglyblog.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and that you enjoy the Loopy Love Blanket! I have another pattern coming soon that uses this stitch in a slightly different way, so stay tuned!

Written pattern and photos copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. Feel free to include the main photo with your link, but do not create a graphic or re-post all of them. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.
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  1. 7

    Rebecca says

    Thank you for the pattern and tutorial!! Can you please share where you got that wonderful wooden crochet hook?! :)

    • 8

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Rebecca! It’s a Furls – you can click the photo of the hooks in the right sidebar to go to their site! :D

  2. 11

    Nelly says

    Hello,
    I think this is an amazing pattern and so easy to do. I was wondering if I could make this adding a fourth color? How would I add the fourth color after the third row?

    • 12

      Tamara Kelly says

      You could add a 4th color using the same pattern as the 2nd row. But do be aware that if you do that you’ll have to break the yarn after every row – it only works to carry it up the side if you use 3 colors.

  3. 13

    jaye m. says

    I tried following the pattern, but couldn’t figure it out. I frogged it 3 times. So i changed it at the end of the row & the beginning of row. At near end/beginning of rows i do a SC, ch 2, DC. Then do a DC. And in the middle i do the reg. SC, ch 3, DC…I like a cleaner edge to end with, and it has worked out perfect. At least for me.

    Jaye M.

  4. 15

    says

    Another lovely pattern from you. I made a cowl from one of your patterns just a few weeks ago. In the tutorial, you mention covering up different coloured tails with an edge but I don’t see the pattern anywhere on this site. Would like to know the pattern as I’d love to make this blanket.
    BTW, thanks for thinking of those of us who are lefties (like me) and the deaf. My mom used to crochet doilies but being a rightie she pound never sow me how to crochet. What I know of crocheting is all self taught with the help of people like you. Thank you so much.

  5. 18

    eRICA says

    help! I am finished with the blanket, but I cannot follow the directs for the trim. Can you put up a small video showing how to start the trim around the whole blanket? I am a visual learner.

  6. 20

    Bobbie says

    Do I need to make any adjustments/changes if I only want to use one color yarn? I’m new to this and would like to keep it simple by using a variegated yarn. Thank you!

  7. 22

    says

    love this pattern Loopy love blanket. can’t wait to get started. please explain the meaning for foundation chain of 17_3x5, plus1 plus1. I am totally clueless. love your website.

    • 23

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you so much Dorothy! There are several sizes for starting chains given, but if a person wanted to make a custom size that I didn’t give the stitch and row counts for, they could use that formula to come up with how many chains they should start with. Unless you need an unusual size, it’s easiest to go to the written pattern to get your starting chain and row count: http://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket/ :D

      • 25

        Tamara Kelly says

        On the formula? As stated above, the formula is a multiple of 3, plus 1, plus 1 for the starting chain. So for the tutorial I started with a chain of 17, which is the total of 3 times 5, plus 1, plus 1 more. If you don’t want to use the sizes linked in my previous reply to your question, then you can make a custom size using this formula.

  8. 26

    JoAnn says

    I would like to put a ruffle border on the blanket. Would you have a pattern for that? Any suggestions would be appreciated. There’s no way I could come up with something myself.
    Thank you

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