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!
The Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial - Video: Right Handed Version
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.
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.
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.
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!
UPDATE: Now there's a chart as well!
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!