The Loopy Love Blanket is so fun to make! The pattern is easy to memorize, the stitches just fly by, and the end result looks way more complicated than it should. And in 3 colors, you can change colors every row and never have to cut the yarn!
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I made this pattern in the baby size, and that's how the pattern is written out. But I've listed several other common sizes for you to choose from - the only differences are the number of starting chains and the number of loops in each row! (And of course how much yarn it takes.) This stitch pattern is so fun, I have other projects in mind for it too!
Loopy Love Blanket
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US - I, 5.5mm hook - Furls
Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn (DK/Light "3") - see below for yardage
This yarn has been discontinued - I recommend Bernat Softee Baby as a substitute!
Gauge: 5 ch-3 loops x 9 rows = 4" in pattern
Helpful Links and Tutorials
CSDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet
Sizes: (yardage totals are for all 3 colors combined)
Memorial Blanket/Afghan Square (12″ x 12″) – 185 yds; Ch 47; 27 Rows (15 ch-3 loops)
Preemie/Lovie (20″ x 20″) – 515 yds; Ch 77; 45 Rows (25 ch-3 loops)
Baby Blanket (Shown, 32″ x 36″) – 900 yds; Ch 122; 78 Rows (40 ch-3 loops)
Afghan/Throw (48″ x 68″) – 4180 yds; Ch 182; 153 Rows (60 ch-3 loops)
Twin Blanket (66″ x 90″) – 7610 yds; Ch 257; 204 Rows (85 ch-3 loops)
Queen Blanket (90″ x 100″) – 11,540 yds; Ch 347; 225 Rows (115 ch-3 loops)
King/Cal. King (110″ x 100″) – 14,100 yds; Ch 422; 225 Rows (140 ch-3 loops)
Matching Patterns in this Series:
Loopy Love Newborn Baby Booties
Loopy Love Bigger Baby Booties
NOTE: To change colors for each row, finish the last stitch of the previous row with the new color. See this tutorial for details. By using 3 colors, you'll be able to carry the yarn up the sides, without breaking them - the floats will be covered by the edging.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 122. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, dc in same ch as previous st, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end, turn. (40 ch-3 loops)
Row 2: With Color B, ch 3 (or CSDC), sc in the next ch-3 loop, *ch 3, dc in the same ch-3 loop, sc in the next ch-3 loop. Repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a ch 2, dc in the last sc, turn. (39 ch-3 loops, 1 ch-2 loop)
Row 3: With Color C, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, dc in ch-2 loop, *[sc, ch 3, dc] in next loop. Repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with a sc in the top of the turning ch (or CSDC), turn. (40 ch-3 loops)
Rows 4 - 78: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, alternating through Colors A, B, and C. Break all yarns and weave in ends.
Edging: With Color of choice (B shown), join to 1st st of last round with a sl st. Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across. Ch 2, sc evenly down the side, being sure to cover floats. Then ch 2, sc across foundation chain, ch 2, sc evenly up the other side, sc 2. Join to first sc with a sl st and fasten off, or use the seamless join to finish.
Easy as can be, and such a great look! I hope you enjoy this free crochet blanket pattern - I can't wait to see the colors you choose!
The Fine Print
Written pattern 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. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing the materials for this pattern.
I would love to be able to print these fantastic idea or save them as PDF but I don't see how I can do this. Can you help me.
Hi Manon! Look for the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post. 🙂
I don't see the friendly green button. Help!
This might help: click here! 🙂
Have Know idea where it is...... maybe it can be sent to me in my e-mail ? Would love to have this pattern. With a new baby girl coming in April. Thank You.
Hi Victoria! The green Print Friendly button located above near the social sharing buttons creates a printable file as well as a downloadable PDF - here's a tutorial: https://www.mooglyblog.com/print-pattern-use-print-friendly-button-moogly/
There is a "printer friendly" button at the very bottom of the description. Once your printer window opens, you can select to "change" your printer. There should be an option to print or save as a PDF. Select that option and select "print" (or in some cases "save"). It should open a save window for you to select a folder, name, and save the PDF. Hope this helps.
Very well said! Thank you Pshulte!
I would like to down load this so that I could try to make it. Thanks Carol
Hi Carol! Here's how: https://www.mooglyblog.com/print-pattern-use-print-friendly-button-moogly/ 🙂
A must do
Looks lovely!!!I will try make a shawl using that atitch pattern...Great job!
This would be a good infinity scarf patter too I think!! 🙂 thanks for sharing! !
I need to put this on my to-do list for next year 🙂 I have too many afghans going right now (8!!) LOL. I always love your patterns 😀
I thought I was bad with 3 of them going at once, you beat me!
Thank you so much for sharing this great pattern! It couldn't have come at a better time as my Niece has me making a baby blanket, sandals and a headband for a good friend of hers who is having a new grand-daughter due in May. I have been trying to figure out just the right pattern to use and alas I have found it! When I have finished I will be sure to send you a picture of what I hope will be as pretty as the one you shared here. Thank you again
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful patterns!
This is a lovely pattern with lovely colorsI Your work is consistently perfect. Thank you for sharing.
Love it! Thank you 🙂
Beautiful pattern as usual. Thank you for sharing your creations with us. Can't wait to try this!!
Thank you, Kathy
For Row 3, is the first dc supposed to be in the ch-3 loop, not ch-2? If not, which one is the ch-2 loop??
Hi Ria! At the end of Row 2, you ch 2 (the ch-2 loop) and then dc in the last stitch of the previous row. So to start off Row 3, you sc in that last stitch from the previous row (now Rows 2), ch 3, and then dc in that ch-2 loop. Does that help?
That's the confusing part to me too. I get the rows, just not the ending or beginning of new rows.
I am still confused about stitches versus loops at the beginning and end of rows. I keep ending up with too many loops and have to redo it 🙁 I would love a video tutorial on the ends and beginnings if rows for this pattern.
Hi Jenny! There's a video and photo tutorial at https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket-tutorial/
Thanks, Tamara! That does help. I was just so excited about starting the pattern that I didn't read the end of the rows carefully enough 😛
I love the pattern, thanks for making them and providing them for free!
😀 I'm so glad! Thank you!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful blanket pattern. It looks so differenet from the ones I have previously made that it might be my favorite. It's not boring and looks pretty easy. I can't wait to make it for my friend, Penny's new baby boy!!
You're very welcome! Thank you!
What a lovely pattern! As soon as I read this blog post, I grabbed three colors of Vanna's Choice, a size H hook (I don't have size I) and began. I am an experienced knitter, but only a beginner or advanced beginner crocheter. Whenever I pick up the hook, it is a humbling experience because there is so much I don't yet know. Your YouTube tutorials are very helpful.
Coincidentally, my name is Tamara and my sister's name is Kelli.
😀 Thank you Tamara! How funny!
Perfect for a little boy I know! Thank you xxx
So cute! Do you think you'll be doing video tutorial on this pattern? Thanks for sharing!
If all goes well I'll be sharing it this week! 😀
Thank you Tamara for sharing the blanket pattern I love it, truly enjoy this pattern. I believe it is my favorite by far. Looking forward to making the matching newborn hat. Would like to send you a picture when its completed. Please let me know how
Thank you Shari, I'm so glad! You can send pictures to me via email at TamaraKelly at Mooglyblog dot com, or you can share them on the Moogly Facebook page! 😀
Bellissima coperta,colori fantastici,voglia di coccole!!!!!!!!!!! Vorrei provare a realizzarla ma non so regolarmi per il quantitativo della lana.(la misura che vorrei realizzare è 1mx1.10) aspetto risposta e ringrazio!!!!!!!!!!
You would need approximately 2020 meters of yarn for 1m x 1.1m 🙂
I started making this in blue, white, & gray for a friend who is expecting a boy this month. It works up easily & is nice & light (which is great for summertime in Texas)! But after a few rows, I'm concerned about all of the spaces/holes: won't a baby's tiny fingers & toes get caught in the 'holes'?
Often babies like exploring the holes in crocheted blankets - the holes should be big enough they won't trapped or stuck. In addition, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies aren't supposed to sleep unsupervised with a blanket until they are 12 months old - so since mom or dad (or grandma, babysitter, etc) are right there, if baby does get frustrated while playing with it, it will be sorted quickly enough. 🙂
i am a relative new crocheter...i am in the midst of making a ripple baby afghan blanket.. i love this one.but i am not totally under the loop things..."Ch 122; 78 Rows (40 ch-3 loops)"
so if i chain 122, i need to do 78 rows.....and what does the (40ch-3loops) mean? i am very confused.
Help me please.
Thanks , Risa
Hello Risa! The note in parenthesis at the end of the row or round instructions is the stitch count. So if I were making a scarf that were 30 sts wide, and the end of each row it would say (30 sts). For this blanket, it's much easier to count the chain 3 loops than the individual stitches - so for the "stitch count" I've given the number of loops instead. 🙂
Thanks for this cute and fun pattern!! I'm making it now in pink, white and gray. It's so easy, not to mention adorable! I love your blog and appreciate the time and effort you put into it for us followers.
Ooo, I love pink and grey together! 😀 So glad you enjoy the pattern - thank you so much!
Just found your site and fell in love with this pattern! I was looking for a very special afghan pattern as we are expecting our first great grandchild. This is just the kind of pattern I was looking for. THANKS!!
😀 Congratulations Marsha! And thank you!
I would really like to download and print the patterns but I do not feel that I should have to download the "chosen" download software. I have unzip software on my laptop already. Everyone want you to use their chosen brand. I would end up with a dozen or more download programs. Why can't you make it simple and easy for people who get excited to use your patterns. I will just copy and paste.
There's no software associated with the Print Friendly button, which is available at the bottom of every post.
I have a question. row 2 has 40 ch3 loops. row 3 is a sc in every other ch3 loop so how do you end up with 39 ch 3 loops??
sorry I mean row 1 has 40 ch3 loops and I don't see how row 2 ends up with 39 ch3 loops
Because the last loop you make in Row 2 is just a ch-2 loop. 🙂
Could I use worsted weight yarn with this pattern? Any changes to it then?
Absolutely Becky! It would just be a little bigger if you kept the same stitch counts. Not usually a problem with a blanket. 😀 Oh, and you'll want to bump up a hook size too of course.
So, I'm done with the colors and need to do the edging. I'd like to do another color other than the three I used. I'm not sure what to do for that. Can you send me in the right direction?
Hi Becky! To do that you'd just break the 3rd color and finish off, and then join with the border color and use that to work the edging. 🙂
This is only the 2nd blanket I have ever made. It came out beautiful!! But....do you have a video on doing the edging? I have no idea where to do the stitches!!!
😀 Thank you Laney! I don't have an edging video for this blanket particularly - but this video might help: click here. Basically you crochet 2 sc into each loop along the sides - playing with it until you get the look you like!
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, definitely my new favorite!! Just finished it in green, pink, and white. Turned out beautiful will be starting the hat next.
Thank you Julie, I'm so glad! 😀
Crochet is the best.
I couldn't agree more! 😀
Only 10 rows in and I already love love love this pattern! Super easy to follow, even for a beginner, and looks way more intricate than it actually is. I usually pass over patterns with frequent colour changes because I haaaaaaate weaving in the ends so this just became my favorite new pattern. Plus it's working up pretty quick so far too. Thanks!
😀 That fantastic! Thank you KaLa, I'm so glad to hear it!
I hate weaving in ends also, and almost skipped this one because of it. But, once I watched the tutorial I was hooked
I haven’t found a good way to weave in the ends so they don’t look like they are ready to pop out with every washing so if you have a trick with this one, please share 🙂
Hi Alisa! Thank you! I demo how I weave in ends in a video tutorial: CLICK HERE
I absolutely love everything on this site! I have made the Loopy Love blanket the Go Team Colors blanket, and can't wait to make the Blackberry Salad Afgahn....I think that I am hooked! Thank you for sharing your talents and creativity with the rest of us, and keep up the great work.
A thousand thank you's,
Katie G. 🙂
😀 Thank you so much Katie!
Thank you for the pattern! I made it in pink purple and white. It was fun to make. I hope my friend likes it! Thanks for sharing!
😀 You're very welcome Andrea, I'm so glad you liked it!
This blanket is so cute and thank goodness for your video! The actual blanket is going fine, but I'm having a terrible time with the yarn getting all tangled up! Any suggestions for keeping the three yarns separate? Thanks!
Hi Carrie, thanks! The tangling can be a pain for sure! I would try to flip the skeins themselves from side to side when turning the blanket at the end of each row, and if it got too bad every few dozen rows I just cut the yarn and started over. 😉 A couple more ends, but not too many!
I put each color of yarn in a qt. size plastic bag and zip most of each bag shut. At least that keeps the balls from unraveling too much. The exposed yarns outside of the bags tangle a little, but not too bad.
Great tip Peg, thank you!
Hi. I am a brand new crocheter so I am unsure of how many skeins of each color to get for the loopy love baby blanket. Can you advise, please. I love this blanket!
Hi Cindy, and thank you! It depends what yarn you are using, and what size you are making! If you look at the Sizes chart in the pattern, each size lists a yardage estimate. The yarn label for your chosen yarn should have the approximate yardage on it - so you'll need to figure out how many skeins you need to get to the yardage for the size you want. If you are using 3 colors, you'll want to buy 1/3 in each color. It doesn't hurt to buy a little extra too - particularly of the color you want to use or the border. I hope that helps!
Hi, I'm another crochet beginner! I'm ready to learn how to crochet (better) and want to make my 1st grandchild's baptismal shaw for late sumerl! This pattern SEEMS easy enough to learn!
2 questions: do I use the baby blanket size? (not sure if a difference between baby shawl and baby blanket). 2nd, I want to use just white baby yarn. Anything different that I need to know? THANK YOU!
Sorry! I just read more comments and found my answers! I think!
If you still have suggestions for this newbie, that would be appreciated!
😀 Hi Janice! Congrats on the new grandbaby! I don't know what size shawls usually are, but the baby blanket size seems like it would work well. The only thing you need to do differently is not change colors, just keep going! 😀 Since you're a beginner I'd definitely recommend watching the tutorial video, but that's about it! Let me know if you have any questions as you go!
I have been on your website several times, and always come away having learned somthing new and with a big smile on my face. It takes an exceptional person to be able to do that for people. Do you feel your wings sprouting up behind your shoulders? Thanks for the MANY wonderful, well-written patterns that you give away freely. Such a wonderful gift and your helpful video tutorials are great too. I've learned what I used to think were complicated stitches so quickly by watching them it made me soooo happy!! It's like having my own personal trainer for crochet right beside me when I need it, and that's great. Thanks again for all you do for us crocheters. You are the best!!
Wow, thank you so much Dianne! 😀 That made my morning!
Ok before I tear my hair out, I have question about the Loopy blanket pattern above. The pattern works up beautifully but, on one end my chain threes are hanging not connected to anything. The hole that leaves cannot possibly be right. What am I doing wrong. I've even watched the tutorial several times. This one has me stumped. Please help!!!! Thank you...
Hi Julie! No hair tearing! Is this the ch 3 that starts the even numbered rows? or a ch-3 loop like you make all across the rows? If it's the ch 3 at the start of the even rows, then you should be working the very last stitch of the odd numbered rows in the top of that ch 3 (it acts like a dc st). If it's one of the ch-3 loops made throughout the row, then you haven't gone far enough I guess - I'm not sure how else that could happen?
Hi! I have completed my blanket but I'm a little confused with the edging... We make a chain and then make a dc? But that would not be the correct height for a dc, right?
Yes, sorry, that should read sc I think. I'll edit. Thank you for letting me know!
I would very much like to make this blanket. I like to start a pattern with a chainless foundation. Would I be able to use a DC chainless foundation? I know takes the place of two rows and that means the first two rows would be the same colour. Would that be okay? Thanks. Waiting with baited breath.
I think the foundation single crochet might suit this pattern a bit better (unless you're speaking in UK terms, in which case yes). 🙂 https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
Edging: With Color of choice (B shown), join to 1st st of last round with a sl st. Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across. Ch 2, sc evenly down side, being sure to cover floats. Ch 2, sc across foundation chain, ch 2, sc evenly up other side, sc 2. Join to first sc with a sl st and fasten off, or use the seamless join to finish.
Where it says Ch 1, sc 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across. - Is this the only place where there are 3 sc in each stitch or am I reading this wrong. this is for the loopy love blanket.
Hi Louise! It's 3 sc in each loop, not each st - otherwise it's 1 sc in each st. 🙂
That isn't the post that is supposed to go there :(\
This is: In a previous post it says
Tamara Kelly says
May 26, 2015 at 10:28 am
? Thank you Laney! I don’t have an edging video for this blanket particularly – but this video might help: click here. Basically you crochet 2 sc into each loop along the sides – playing with it until you get the look you like!
So is it 3 SC or 2 SC in each loop? And up the side with the foundation chain you are going into each chain correct?
The written instructions in the pattern are referring to the loops across the top of the last row. Along the sides, it's about what works best with your gauge - it will be different for different people.
I have just finished the first of four of these for a friend and I have a question before I start the second one. She has asked for a size in between the ones you have listed and I was wondering if you would share the repeat set for the foundation chain so that I could make it the right width? I'm thinking that it is sets of 3 + 2 at the end? Anyhow, I LOVE this pattern and so do my customers. They see a finished one and everyone wants one. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much Alaine! You can find a full explanation of the repeats on the Loopy Love Tutorial! 🙂 https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket-tutorial/
I have a question; can you do the loopy love blanket with 2 colors? I was thinking of using a variegated with a matching solid but not sure how that would look. Any insight is appreciated.
Hi Gayle! Yes, you can do two colors, but you'll need to either do two rows of each color before switching, or cut the yarn after each row. 🙂
Thanks!! I will try a practice swatch to see what it looks like.
your patterns are gorgeous. i love so many of them.
you are very, very talented.
thanks for sharing them.
Thank you so much Pat!
Can this be made with worested weight yarn
Absolutely! You might want to use a larger hook, and the finished blanket will be a bit bigger, but you can certainly use worsted weight. 🙂
can i carry the yarn up the sides if i do it with 4 colors?
also, i want to do a toddler sized blanket--- how many chains would you say i start with?
Hi Shannon! If you use 4 colors, you'll need to do two rows of each and carry them all up the same side. 🙂 I'm not aware of a standard toddler size blanket - I'd probably just make the throw/afghan size. They grow so fast anyway!
I just wanted to let you know that I featured your Loopy Love Blanket on my blog this week! Here's the link: http://handmadehandmaiden.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/weekly-gathering-10-simply-striped-afghan-patterns/ I love all your patterns, and I appreciate all the time and effort you put into making your patterns!
Thank you so much Lauren!
I have been looking for how much yarn I should need for a blanket that is 4' wide x 7' tall (48in x 84in). Can you plz help me each blanket will have two colors each. I just need to figure out how many of each color I need for one blanket thank you
Somewhere between 4180 and 7610 yds total! 🙂
Thank you so much
How many things of yarn should I need ??
It depends on what yarn you are using - different manufacturers and models have different amounts. The totals are listed in the pattern.
Hi, this is a gorgeous pattern. I really want to make it in queen size using worsted weight yarn. How would I need to alter the pattern for this?
Also, how many skeins using the red heart Anne gedes yarn would it take for the queen size?
Thank you! With worsted weight yarn you would need to go up a hook size or more, and you wouldn't have to work quite as many stitches to get the same width. You would need 34 skeins of the Anne Geddes.
Hi Tamara! I absolutely love this pattern, and as some of the others have troubles at the beginning and end of the rows. I now have made 16 inches of the baby blanket and have found that I am missing two loops! Fortunately I think I only have to tear out two rows ( I hope!). Is there an easy way to remember which row ending one is on?
Thank you for the wonderful video........it helps so much.
Probably the easiest way would be to use stitch markers at each end, to mark the first stitch of the row so you know where the last stitch of the next row will be. Other than that, just counting loops and memorization I'm afraid!
Hi there! I'm relatively new at crocheting, and I am almost finished with my first baby blanket size of the Loopy Love Pattern . I watched the video tutorial and it really helped me a lot because I'm not too good at reading written patterns (they really confuse me actually). I was wondering if there was a video to help me with the edging?? Please help!!
Hi Jordan! I'm so glad the video helped! There's an edging video at https://www.mooglyblog.com/working-into-the-edge/ 🙂
Thank you for this pattern , i have used this stitch for a hat and loved it , then tonight just a few minutes after finding out that a close friend /family to me has an aggressive form of breast cancer, Snappy tots shared a post asking if anyone has a favorite blanket pattern , and someone shared this pattern as there go to pattern, I am going to make this for my friend , and the name is perfect. Thank you for sharing it.
Thank you so much Dolores! I'll be thinking of your friend. ♥
Hi there! I love this pattern and plan on making it (and the hat) for a friend. I was wondering though, how many chains would be used to make a scarf? Can you tell I like matching sets? :o) Thanks in advance for any information...and for all the beautiful free patterns!
Hi Sebrina, and thank you! It depends how wide you want the scarf. Because it's such a light fabric I'd be tempted to go 12" wide and let it bunch up a bit, in which case you'd Ch 47. If you wanted a more traditional 6-8" width, you'd want to start with Ch 26 or 29. 🙂
Love your pattern! It's beautiful and cheery!!! I am definitely going to put this on my list of projects to do!
I was wondering if you could tell me what the multiples for this pattern is? I'd like to make it in different sizes besides the sizes you've posted! I'd love to try this with dishcloths and place matts too! I didn't come across multiples in any of the comments, or in case I missed it!
Thank you for this beautiful pattern! Can't wait to try it!!! ;o)
Thank you Rita! The multiples info is on the video tutorial page, linked on the pattern and at https://www.mooglyblog.com/loopy-love-blanket-tutorial/ 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this pattern so easy ,and it turned out great,
😀 I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you Dolores!
I did grey, pink, white with pink edging. It's gonna be a gift for a little baby girl 🙂 Thank you for the pattern!
😀 Thank you so much Katerina!
I just completed the Loopy Love blanket for my soon-to-be grandchild! I would love to show you a picture of the colors I chose, but I don't know where to upload it. Can you help?
😀 I'm so glad you enjoyed it Julie! You can share photos on the Moogly Facebook page or on Ravelry (and you can message me there if you like so I don't miss it)! Or you can email them to me! Unfortunately I haven't found a great way for people to be able to share photos here on the blog.
love this and am going to try from written directions but the video would not download for the instructions new to this and videos make leaning alot easier will let you know howit goes lol
Hi Joanne! I'm sorry you're having trouble getting the video to play, hopefully youtube will work better for you soon!
Patiently waiting on my yarn I ordered from KnitPicks to arrive so I can start on a baby blanket for my sister.
🙂 I hope you enjoy making it!
I'm about eight rows in and feel that the blanket is really loose and flimsy. Is that the feel of the baby blanket? This pattern is so different than the usual granny square or tighter stitches blankets that I usually do. I'm just curious that maybe I need to use a smaller hook to get a tighter look. I don't work with a lot of dk weight yarn so maybe this is normal. Thanks for any suggestions or encouragment.
Hi Heather! This is indeed a lighter weight blanket - something more suitable for a lightweight layer in the warmer seasons or more temperate climates. The DK does have a lot of drape to it too! A smaller hook will make it more solid, if that's what you like best. 🙂
Just getting back into crochet after a year or two hiatus and I'm so happy I found your blog! I have three close friends having babies this year and am off to buy the yarn to start this project today!
😀 Thank you so much Jamie!! Sounds like you're going to be busy!
The pattern is very easy but I don't understand the directions at the end of row two.
Have you watched the tutorial video?
I just came across your videos today. Thank you so much for the simplicity you show in your videos. MY grandma taught me to crochet when I was in elementary school & spent summers with her, I'm now 59. I'm a visual, hands on learner & have never been able to read written instructions, so I am truly excited to find your tutorials. I'm just getting started on the Loopy Love baby blanket & I have one problem, one I've struggled with for many many years. That problem is my tension in stitching, where I find myself stitching too tightly. Do you have any suggestions on how to ease up & make my stitches looser? Thank you again sooo very much for sharing your knowledge & talent with everyone.
Hi Kathi! Thank you so much!
As for stitching looser, there are a few things you can try. The easiest is to always bump up a hook size or two from what's recommended. That will make your stitches larger with no extra effort at all. You can also try altering your grip on the hook - for instance, if you are a knife holder, try the pencil hold. Yet another option is try ergonomic hooks, like the Furls I use in many of my video tutorials. It's shape encourages a lighter grip. Lastly, when you sit down to crochet, take a moment to breathe deeply, and relax your shoulders. Tuck a pillow under each elbow to relax your arms, to keep them supported so they can stay relaxed. I hope that helps!
This is a great pattern. Very easy & quick. I only had 2 colors of yarn, so I'm working it 2 rows by 2 rows. I'm doing the baby version for my daughter's preborn little girl. Love it.
😀 Thank you so much Diane!
WHAT DOES CSDC MEAN?
Chainless Starting Double Crochet - the first time it appears in the pattern, it's a different color - it's a link to the tutorial! 🙂
oh my golly! Thank you for providing the yardage stitch version for all sizes!!!! Just found out my sister is expecting and I want to crochet the mini-her a blanket. Thanks!!!!
😀 Congratulations! And thank you!
Is there a way to use more then three colors?
Yes! You'll just need to cut the yarn between rows or create longer floats along the sides. 🙂
What do you mean by floats?
The yarn that is carried along the sides, without cutting. 🙂
I love the ease of this pattern and your tutorials! If I wanted to use only one type/color of yarn, can I just continue with the "A" instructions? I know it seems silly to use your pattern with only one color, but I just loved that you helped with different sizes!
Thank you so much Lydia! I think it would look lovely in just one yarn! The rows are a little different, but you can just follow the instructions without the color changes. 🙂
Tamara I have done this blanket many times for girls, just wondering if anyone has done this for a baby boy? I would really like to see a picture of it done in different colors
Yes! 😀 There are lots of projects on Ravelry in all sorts of colors, many of which are very boy-ish. 🙂 Here's a link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loopy-love-blanket/people
I have looked everywhere for the green print button on the first page the talks about the pattern and on the page that actually has the pattern. It just doesn't seem to be here anywhere. Could this be because I am on my phone? I did everything the instructions said including the pop-up deal, but no green print button. Help!!!
It is almost definitely a phone issue - printing from a phone usually requires a special app on the individual's phone, as far as I know.
I was wondering if I could use this pattern with more than three colors? What changes would you suggest if I wanted to use, say, six colors? Would I have to weave ends rather than leave the tails running? I've never made a blanket where I didn't cut the end of each row and I'd love to try it. Would there just be way too much edging and tangling with six colors? Thanks for any tips
Thank you Randi! Having 6 skeins going all at once would be tricky with the tangling for sure! Additionally, the even number means that the 2nd round of colors would have the ends on the wrong side for picking up. 5 or 7 would work better for that purpose! If you want to use 5 or 7, I would just expect to cut them every few repeats and untangle then. It would mean more ends than if you went with 3, but a lot less than if you cut after every row. And you might not have to cut at all if you take the time to untangle each skein as you use it! 🙂
DK yarn with a size 5.5mm hook? Isn't that hook but too big and leave the pattern very gappy? Yours looks fairly tight in the pictures.
That's what I used - you can use whatever hook size gives you the fabric look you like! 🙂
Anyone having problems with the edges?? I'm an experienced crocheter and for some reason it looks like I'm dropping stitches on one side I'll go 15 rows with no problems than it starts again where it looks like I'm dropping stitches, just on one side... I don't get it. I'm making a larger throw not a baby blanket. I keep having to pull rows out. Very frustrating.
I'm sorry you're having trouble Jennifer! The loops can be hard to keep track of without counting.
This is a beautiful, easy pattern. I can't wait to get started. However, I'm confused about this part of the instructions for the edging: "Edging: With Color of choice (B shown), join to 1st st of last round with a sl st. Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across."
What does "ssc in 1st st, sc 3 in each loop across" mean? Do I make 3 sc in each loop going back across the top?
Thank you Terri! Yes, you make 3 sc in each loop going back across the top. 🙂
my pattern isnt looking like yours, the holes are way bigger than the ones on your blanket! yours look twisty, this is just chains with holes, what am i dining wrong
Hi Jamie! I'm sorry you're having trouble! My best guess from your description is that you have a much looser gauge that I do - there's nothing wrong with that, everyone is a little different! I'd recommend trying it with a smaller hook, til you get a fabric you like. 🙂
Hi! I love this blanket! I'm working on it and got mixed up between rows two and three as I was moving along. To make them all the same and easier on me I'm instead am doing an sc at the end of each row, tiring, and then chaining three. Then I make an sc, ch 3, dc in each chain 3 loop across. It's working out fine. So I'm wondering why the different endings in rows 2 and 3? What is the purpose of those endings? Is one row supposed to have 40 chain 3 loops and the next 39 chain 3 loops? Is that why a ch 2 loop is iss instead? Thanks for the clarification. 🙂
yes! that is why. but it sounds like your way works too, so as long as you're happy with it, then that's great!
Ok great! Yeah I have 40 chain 3 loops each row. It's working! Thank you! 🙂
I was wondering if you have any pattern for Tunisian Afghan? I do know I could pickup any pattern you have for Tunisian crochet. But I do not know how many stitches for what size!!!!
I love the way you explain the pattern specially on the video. I want to make my first Tunisian Afghan.
I have already done few dish cloths in Tunisian simple and knit crochet,
Thank you for all the work do for us
Hi Malti! Thank you!
I'm afraid I've never made a Tunisian afghan myself, but I found about 150 free ones on Ravelry to check out: http://bit.ly/2bhCWvu 🙂
How do I do the edging on the Loopy Loop Baby Blanket
Hello Ruby! I just sc evenly around it, as described in the pattern, but you can use whatever edging you like, and distribute the stitches however looks best with your gauge and yarn. 🙂
Oh I love the look of this blanket and it really looks easy to do. Cant wait to get my hands on my yarn and hook to get started!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern 🙂
Thank you Bette! 😀
I have been crocheting for some time now, I have made almost every niece and nephew a baby blanket, plus afgans for my brothers and sisters (I have a large family) I am now starting on the great niece s and nephews. I just started making hats also. I love this simple but lovely blanket! It is stunning, and you have made it so easy to read the patterns. One of my niece s suggest ed that I start selling the things I make. And of course will put a link back to you! I just wanted to say THANK YOU So much for the blanket and hat pattern. I hope I am as good of a Croucher as my niece thinks I am lol. I am did abled and this helps keep my mind and hands busy along with helping my bank account lol.. Again Thank you for posting this beautiful set.
♥ Thank you so much! You are too kind, I'm so glad they bring you happiness!
I am a senior who loves to crochet and would love to make the Loopy Love Blanket but cannot figure out how to copy the pattern. I am not too expert on the computer also. Thanks a million.
Hello Margaret! Please click on the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. Here's a tutorial that explains how to use it if you need more help: https://www.mooglyblog.com/print-pattern-use-print-friendly-button-moogly/
With this pattern can you use the regular hooks also I put a comment on hat pattern also.
The brand or style of hook doesn't matter, you can use whatever you have and enjoy using! 🙂
Thoughts of Joy
Thank you for sharing this pattern! I made a "lovey" today with just a cream color. It looks just as great in solids! 🙂
😀 Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Can I do this with only one color? Does it make a difference in how the pattern is worked on the ends of each row?
Hi Kymm! You can do it with one yarn/color for sure! It doesn't change anything at the ends of the rows, except that instead of finishing the last stitch with a new color, you just keep going with the same one. 🙂
I love the stitch I tried to print but it has 64 pages of comments well I ran out of ink. Is there a way I can just print the pattern of 4 Pages? And its at very end. Thank You
Hi GloriJean! Did you use PrintFriendly? If so, you can click on any part of the pattern pages before they print to take them off the print version.
Thank you for providing an easy PDF downloadable pattern file. Greatly appreciated the ease I found in saving the pattern with the tutorial links still intact!
I’m new to your patterns. I really want to do this pattern. What does CSDC mean?
Hi Janet! CSDC is Chainless Starting Double Crochet - here's a tutorial! https://www.mooglyblog.com/improved-csdc/
Thank you so much.
How much do I need to make baby size blanket in one color?
Hi Susan! The yardage in the sizing list above is for the total, one color only
This is a beautiful pattern, thanks for posting it. By the way, your “helper” looks just like mine!☺️
😀 You are very welcome! I hope yours is better behaved - ours got into a lot of trouble this week lol!
My co-worker is expecting her first child and I wanted to make her and her husband something special for their little one but I dont have much spare time. This is a beautiful pattern that I can easily do in a short amount of time!!
I'm so glad you like it, thank you Jenni! ♥
Just curious-- have you tried the Loopy Love blanket using s self striping yarn? I have mixed feelings about them
Sometimes they work out so cool and others I'm just not happy with the results.
I haven't, but I think it would work really well!
Hello! Is there a way to make a size inbetween the baby size and the throw? Like how much would I chain to make a blanket the size of those $3 fleece ones you get at Walmart and such? Does that make sense? I'm sorry if its confusing!
I don't know off the top of my head how big those fleece blankets are, but here's a good technique you can use with any pattern to match another piece: https://www.mooglyblog.com/long-starting-chains-made-easy/
Hi Tamara, I made this blanket a few years ago for a baby I worked with, and it was so special to be able to give her that heirloom, and possibly give her comfort during a difficult transition (she was adopted). Thank you for these wonderful patterns that have surely touched many more lives in such loving ways. You're awesome!
I love the way this is looking! I’ve started it twice. Both times I end up with only two chains left in row one. I sc in the second instead of skipping two and sc into the third. Is that correct?
Hi Amy! Sounds like you are coming up one chain short, but honestly if you just put the stitch there and then follow the pattern as written you most likely won't be able to tell when it's done. 😉 Alternatively, you can just add a couple extra chains and then undo the knot and remove the ones you don't need: https://www.mooglyblog.com/long-starting-chains-made-easy/
I made this sweet blanket for a grandbaby of a friend. Today she asked me to make another. She said, "my granddaughter loves it so much that she is never without it. There is another baby coming will you please make me another!"
This will be the number four that I've made.
♥ Thank you so much Jane! Your comment made my day!