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Monday, January 9, 2023

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

Learn how to make a handmade blanket using rainbow loop yarn!

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

I've always wanted to learn to knit or crochet, but I just haven't gotten the hang of it yet. As a fun twist of fate, I learned about the existence of loop yarn. Have you seen it? It's a soft and fluffy yarn with loops pre-sewn into it, and comes in so many fun colors. The best part? You can create a blanket without the use of crochet hooks or knitting needles - all you need is your hands! It's so simple, even kids can do it! I've been so excited to show you this Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket, and hope you decide to give it a try!


Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

To make your own Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket, you will need these supplies:


Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

First, count out a row of loops to determine your blanket width. For example, my blanket width is 60 loops, which measures to about 47-50 inches. Attach a clothespin or bobby pin right after the last loop to mark your place.

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

Count out another 60 loops after the clothespin. Now you have two sections of 60 loops - the beginning section is your "first row" and the next one is your "second row". Lay the first row of loops out in a horizontal line, with the loops pointing upward. Fold the yarn at the spot where you placed the clothespin. Lay out the second row just above the first, with the loops pointing up.

Starting at the fold, bring the first loop from the second row through the back of the first loop from the first row. Pull the loop through until the bottom edge meets up with the back of the loop in the front. Repeat this process for the entire row of loops.

Congratulations! You just successfully finger-knitted the first row of your blanket!!

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

Once you complete a couple of rows, you'll get the hang of it and the process will go a lot faster. It's always fun to take a break and look at how the blanket is coming together. I love how all of the colors kind of look like tie dye when knitted together!

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

When you get to the end of a skein, cut the bottom of the last loop (where the yarn is connected) and the first loop of the new skein. Tie these ends together in a tight knot. Bring the next loop from the new skein up and through, and continue finger-knitting as usual. After a few stitches, weave the knotted yarn ends into the blanket and trim away excess ends, if necessary.

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

Once you get to the end of the blanket, the top edge will be a line of loops. To get a finished edge, you just need to do this simple step. Start at one end of the blanket, and bring the second loop through the center of the first one. Keep moving along the edge, bringing the loops up and through the one before it. When you get to the end, weave the last loop into the blanket. If you want, you can cut the center where the loop is connected to give you a longer tail to weave into the surrounding stitches.

Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

We used three entire skeins of Blanket-EZ Yarn, and our blanket measures about 50"x52". It's the perfect size to cuddle up in and read a book or watch a movie. This is a fun and easy project for teens to make, and the blankets make a wonderful handmade gift. As always, I'd love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest

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Rainbow Loop Yarn Blanket

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