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How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket

I’ve always admired knitters and crocheters, but never really took the time to learn.  Actually, that’s not true, there was this one time when I was pregnant with my oldest, and bored out of my mind when I went on maternity leave.  I obsessively crocheted a baby blanket for him using the only stitch I knew how to do.  This was before the days of blogging, so I had to figure out how to do it on my own.  Anyway, when I saw this super soft loop yarn at the craft store, I was intrigued, and decided to learn how to make a loop yarn blanket.  The best part about it?  No knitting needles or crochet hooks required.  It’s really super easy! (I made some improvements and a follow-up video that you can see on my how to make a loop yarn baby blanket post.)

How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket - No needles or hooks required!

They sell the loop yarn in all kinds of pretty colors, and all of it is super soft and fluffy.  They even have some really bright, fun colors for kids to try.  I’m thinking my 10 year old would like to make some scarves for her friends for Christmas.

How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket(This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended.)

To make a loop yarn blanket, all you’ll need is:

  • loop yarn – 7 skeins (18yds each) to make a 50×60 inch throw. (The loop yarn can get kinda pricey, so make sure to get it when it’s on sale or use a coupon.)
  • scissors

A crochet hook also helps at the end to weave in the loose ends, but it’s totally not necessary.  I just happened to have one on hand (you know, from that baby blanket I made.)

How to use Loop Yarn

I used 4 skeins of cream and 3 skeins of the variegated pink/gray/cream color for this blanket.  I faded from the cream, to the pink, and back to cream again.  I didn’t realize the pink variegated skeins had a little yellow in them, so I don’t love that.  It makes part of the blanket look stained (or like a cat peed on them according to my sister… haha!)  So maybe choose a color skein that doesn’t have the cream color in it.  Other than that, I really love the design it made.

How to use loop yarn

I put a border on my blanket by switching between knit and purl stitches.  If you are just starting out, and find this confusing, just do the entire thing in a knit stitch.  It’s really easy!

how to make a finger knit blanket

I figured the best way to teach you would be a video tutorial, so here it is.  If you are using an ad blocker, you’ll need to turn it off to see the video.  You can also watch it on my YouTube channel here

How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket

 

I absolutely love the way this blanket turned out.  I usually don’t like crochet/knit blankets because I feel like the holes make them not warm enough.  The fluffy yarn on these is so soft and really holds the heat in though. 

how to make a finger knit blanket with loop yarn

I may need to make a couple more so everyone in our family can stop fighting over it on the couch.  It is just so so fluffy!

How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket

How to Make a Loop Yarn Blanket - No needles or hooks required!Also take a look at these other easy homemade blanket tutorials:

How to Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets with Braided Edge

How to Make a Tie Blanket from Fleece

No-Sew Fleece Mermaid Tail Blanket Pattern

How to Make a No-Sew Baby Blanket with Minky Fabric

How to Make a Blanket for a Baby

How to Make a Weighted Blanket

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karen schilling

Sunday 28th of February 2021

can you make a knot at the end of the loop blanket

Sherrie LaForce

Friday 26th of February 2021

I want to make this same blanket but using Alize Puffy Fine Yarn. 9.2 mt (8.5 yds) Yarn weight: 7 Jumbo. Can you tell me how many skins I would need for this 50x60" using this yarn instead?

Jennifer

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Have you experienced skeins of loop yarn being "tighter" than others? I was working on a blanket and a second skein I started using seemed to be "tighter" than the first. After knitting about 3 additional rows, they seemed to be "pulling" in to the point I ended up pulling it back out. Have you ever encountered this? Any recommendations how to remedy this?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Oh that's weird. No, I'm sorry, I haven't encountered this before. Maybe try googling the problem to see if someone else has?

Peggy

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Can you dry it in a dryer

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 28th of January 2021

I did, on gentle. It stayed together, but is a little stretched. That could be from my kids sticking their feet in it and stretching it out though. *insert eye roll*

Rose

Monday 21st of December 2020

Do you have a written form for this pattern

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 21st of December 2020

Hi. Unfortunately I don't. I don't do a lot of work with yarn, so I wouldn't know how to write one. Sorry.

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