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!
I am so frusted with square three is the pattern right
Hi Linda! Row 3 of the Loopy Love Blanket? Or Square 3 of the Crochet-a-long? There's a lot of tips on that here: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/moogly-afghan-cal-2014
Golly, I love your tutorials! (I'm new--where were you all my life! 😉 ). This is a very cool pattern, great step by step photos/directions!! Keep 'me coming...thanks! Cheers! Di...
😀 Thank you Diane!
How do you like the furls? I love mine .
I love it!! I only have one now, but I can't wait to expand my collection!
Thank you for the pattern and tutorial!! Can you please share where you got that wonderful wooden crochet hook?! 🙂
Hi Rebecca! It's a Furls - you can click the photo of the hooks in the right sidebar to go to their site! 😀
Beautiful pattern your directions are very easy thank u.
Very good directions.
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?
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.
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.
Sorry for the trouble Jaye. Did you watch the tutorial video?
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.
<3 Thank you Brenda. Are you looking for the Loopy Love Blanket Pattern? It's here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket/ 🙂 If that's not it, it should be somewhere on this page: https://www.mooglyblog.com/category/free-moogly-patterns/
Thank you so much for your reply. It's nice to have a copy including the part for the edge.
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.
Hi Erica! I think this video might help: https://www.mooglyblog.com/working-into-the-edge/ If not, please let me know!
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!
Hi Bobbie! No adjustment needed, just ignore the color instructions and keep going! 🙂
Thank you for answering this question. I had the same question and it is February 2017. It was nice to scroll down and find my question asked and answered. I was looking for a new pattern and this looks fun and pretty.
🙂 I'm glad you like it! Thank you!
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.
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: https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket/ 😀
I have not received a reply yet on my problem of the loopy love blanket. still waiting. on the question above. thanks
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.
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.
Hi JoAnn! I don't have one myself, but I did find one for you here: http://blog.innerchildcrochet.com/2011/01/so-youd-like-to-add-a-ruffle/ 🙂
Thank you soooo much. That is exactly what I was looking for. Love your blanket, hat and booties. Had to make two because my great niece is having twins. Can't wait to start the ruffle.
😀 So glad I could help! Thank you!
Hi , I am working on a Loopy Love Hat and I was able to do everything but the bottom of the hat'
I am not understanding how to end off with the front loop and back loop. Can you please help me?
Hi Karen! The brim is made with front and back post stitches - is that the part that is giving you trouble? You can see how to make them in this video tutorial. 🙂
Thank you so much for your response, it made my day I was able to finish the hat
😀 I'm so glad to hear it Karen! Thank you!
I love the blanket and I am trying to name for a friend who is due in a week. Every time I get to about 15 rows I notice how 1 side is coming in at an angle. I'm so frustrated :/ I have watched the video several times...
I really don't know how that's happening for you Angie! 🙁
I am relearning to crochet as I learned when I was 12 or so and really wasn't that interested then . Now I am 59 and retired and am getting back into it ...anyway LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern very easy to follow AND LOVE the videos too !!! It's all coming back to me....... yesterday I made a hat in about 1 hour so proud of me and thanks for YOUR help and pattern
♥ Thank you so much Michelle! I'm so glad to hear it!
Just want to leave with a little comment to tell you how much I love your Loopy Love Serie! Thanks for sharing thee patterns for free.
Thank you so much Sandra! 🙂
Hi, I've just started this blanket & I'm a bit of a novice,I seem to be getting the hang of it,even if I have to keep repeating the video for the end of the rows !!!!! Is there a video for the edging ( when I finally finish ) many thanks ☺️
Hi Nichola! There's no video for the edging, as it's just single crochet all the way around. 🙂 Thank you!
I love this pattern. I'm having a touch of trouble with figuring loop counts and have frogged so many times. I was hoping you could answer a question, which I think is my problem.
(Hopefully this will make sense)
When counting loops for rows like row 2....
Does the chain 3 after the color change (which brings you up from rows like row 3) count as a loop?
(To use your pictures as an example, the green chain 3 after the color change from light pink)
I guess another way to ask it is, "Do you count 5 loops or 6 green loops in the top row your example?"
(I'm having trouble because on my baby blanket project my row 3 has 40 ch 3 loops of color A and then the chain 3 of color B bringing me up to row 2; not counting that chain 3 of color B for row 2 or 3 makes my loop count good to go for both. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to count that one or not on any row. If so, I'll need to look back and figure out where I went wrong. )
I've picked up and put down this project several times over the last year and I'm sure I've just made it more difficult on myself than I need to. Unfortunately, I don't have anyone I can ask in person, so awkward text posts it is!
Thank you for any help you can provide and thank you for your patterns!
Hi Amanda, and thank you! It's been quite a while since I designed this, but I do not believe I counted those. I think you're good to go!
I started this project over a year ago and it got lost in the shuffle...I'm not sure what I did for the first 43 rows, but the counts seem to have worked out right.
SO GLAD I don't have to frog the entire thing!
You're the best!
I love this pattern! But I was wondering do you have to alternate the colors? I'm wanting to do a color pattern like 2 rows of a color, 4 rows of a color, 6 rows of a color, 4 rows of a color, then back to the 2 rows of a color. I'm hoping I will not have to break the yarn for every row or I only break the yarn when I start a new color.
Thank you! 🙂 You can certainly do the color striping differently, but to avoid breaking the yarn you'll just need to make sure to end one color where there's another waiting to be picked up! 🙂
Grea! Thank you!!
I love this pattern. I was trying to see what edging you put around you blanket, but I couldn't tell. Could you let me know what edging you used?
Thanks again for the awesome pattern and tutorial.
Hi Janice! It's just a simple row of sc. Thank you! 🙂
Just wanted to say how much I appreciate all of your cool stitches and the AWESOME tutorials.
Clearly a LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY went into all of this and I just wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
YOU ARE FANTASTICALLY TALENTED...
All the best,
PS How's the 'world domination' coming along?! (too funny!) 😛
😀 Thank you so much Nana Jan! It's coming... 😉
I love this! I am brand new to crocheting, but find your tutorials and style so very helpful!! I am so glad I found this
Thank you so much Missy!
My sister is about to have a baby and I want to make her a baby blanket. I stumbled across this pattern and absolutely fell in love with it! I am now about 10 rows in to my project and it is coming out beautifully! So thank you for sharing this!
I am working on this pattern (baby size - thank you for posting it) and keep loosing a loop at the end of the rows. Where it says 39 chain 3 loops and one chain 2 loop works out fine. The next row is supposed to end with 40 chain 3 loops, and I consistently have only 39. Then, the next row looses a loop too. I have been crocheting for a VERY long time, and this is getting frustrating for me. I want to make the entire loopy love set for a shower gift. I have watched the video (thanks again for posting it) and am doing it exactly like it shows. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks in advance for your reply.
Another Super tutorial!!! I learn so much from you. Thank you for taking the time and effort. It's greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much Carol! 😀
The video tutorial is a MUST WATCH if you are having issues at the ends of the rows. I was able to watch and make notes on my written instructions. I have to start over AGAIN but its ok, I finally get it!! I don't know if this matters, but you aren't turning and then chaining, you are chaining and then turning. Probably same difference 🙂 but I'm kind of new to all of this and taught myself 🙂
How do you keep your yarn separated while working? I constantly have to move my skeins around because they get tangled. I usually keep my skeins in a bag (one next to the other In the order I am working colors) but I think that isn't going to work with this pattern. Even if I lay them out in front of me, they still overlap each other when I turn.
I'm so glad the video helped Alisa! Patterns are typically written with the chains beginning the next row/round, because they give you the height to make that row, but you can turn before or after, it's personal preference. 🙂
I move the yarn around every couple rows too! Sometimes it works to line them up in a box and then spin the box every round or so... but sometimes it doesn't work.
Thank you so much for your quick response. It is coming along nicely.
I learned how to crouchet as type of therpy. Most of it was pratice because I'm left handed so everything was backwards for me. I was never able to follow patterns but making my own. This is my very first sttempt to follow a pattern and though I'm not using the same colors(I replaced the teal color green with white) I'm floating through the rows like nothing. Thank you sooo much for the left handed video without it I would Be a little confused. Yay! I've learned something new!
I'm so glad it helped Cassie! Thank you!
Love all your patterns. This one is especially fun EXCEPT for the ends. I constantly get messed up. Is there by any chance a chart for loopy love blanket? I bet a lot of your fans would like one too. The tutorials are helpful but charts really make it clear. I tried making the ends the same but the blanket didn't look as good becuz I think the different ends make the pattern slightly offset -- is that correct? I did a few hats and they are great becuz NO ENDS!! Thanx & I hope there is or you will consider doing a chart for us.
Thank you Patty! I will try to get a chart up soon. 🙂
Ok, the chart is added up above! 🙂 I hope it helps!
I'm new to crochet. How should I change rows if I'm not changing colors? I tried ending a row with a sc and 2 ch before starting the next row. I'm not sure this right. Any suggestions?
If you're not changing colors you don't alter the pattern at all, you just keep working with the same yarn as if it was the new yarn. 🙂
I love love love your video on the loopy love. I have never crocheted an Afghan before and I got ten baby blanket size done in a week. Which I feel is fast for a newby. Thank you for making the video easy to follow. I used 7 colors if the rainbow to make mine a rainbow baby blanket for a friend. Turned out beautiful.
That's the baby blanket not ten lol
That would've been a LOT of crocheting lol! 😀
Thank you so much Teresa! 😀 I'm so glad to hear it!
How many skiers of light weight (#3 sports ) yarn is needed? Please one of each color or more?
Hi Louise! It depends what size you are making! The original yarn is discontinued, but you can find totals for each size at https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket/
Thanks for your reply. We make small baby blankets size 29x29 ..
If I use sport yarn (3) how many yards can you suggest? Or skeins.
For custom sizing, the gauge is 5 ch-3 loops x 9 rows = 4″ in pattern