A step-by-step guide to crocheting the dreamy Elle Blanket
Ever gotten halfway through a project and thought “Hang on, am I even doing this right?” We have 🙋♀️
That’s why we’ve created these step-by-step guides to walk you through the crocheting process.
Even if you've never crocheted before, we'll take you from zero to crochet hero in no time 🦸♀️
When it comes to learning to crochet, practice makes perfect.
Before we get started on the pattern we suggest you spend a bit of time learning the basic stitches you’ll need to complete your blanket.
The Elle Blanket is cute-as-a-button! She's a little spicier than our total beginner patterns because she's made using a combination of stitch increases and decreases to create her wave shape.
You'll want to be confident with the double crochet stitch before you start 🧶 You'll also want to get a hang of tying a slip knot and chaining which is the first step in any crochet project.
You can use the yarn that came in your kit to practice these stitches. Once you've got these mastered you'll find the pattern a cinch!
Total beginner? 👩🏫
For a more comprehensive lesson on the basics of crochet visit our Learn How To Crochet page.
Onto the blanket!
💪 Remember learning a new skill can be a little challenging at first, and you’re bound to find yourself making some mistakes along the way. But as with learning anything, your brain and your hands slowly start to get the hang of it, muscle memory is created, and soon the thing you found tricky/daunting/scary is like second nature!
⚡️What you'll need
Your kit comes with everything you'll need to make your masterpiece. In your kit you'll find;
- 10mm hook
- 3 balls of Cardigang Chunky Cotton in colour 1 and 2
- 2 balls of Cardigang Chunky Cotton in colour 3 and 4
- A darning needle
- Made by me tag
You also want to have a pair of scissors handy.
⚡️Test your tension
🧶 Happy hooker, let's crochet!
Time to switch off. Stitch on. And whip up your cosy crochet blanket.
We'll complete 4 rows in each colour and increase/decrease stitches along each row to create the wave pattern.
Chain on your foundation chain.
💭 Try to make your chain stitches as evenly sized as possible. Don't pull the loops too tight because you'll struggle to work into these loops in your first row. On the other hand, if you make your loops too loose, your project will look a little messy.
CREATING THE WAVE PATTERN
Let's catch some waves, babe. Except instead of a surfboard, you're armed with a hook and some yarn.
This video will walk you through the creation of the wave pattern. Including how to increase a stitch and how to double crochet two together. How good is that?!
We hope you're having a blast making your blanket! 🎢 The good news, you're basically finished! The less-good news, we need to weave in our tails! Grab your darning needle and sew all the loose tails of yarn back into the blanket. This gives your blanket a nice neat finish.
D.O.N.E! You've finished your blanket, well done! Epic work 🤩 If this was your first-ever crochet project or one of many, we hope you had a blast making your bangin' blanket 💥❤️