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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:

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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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Monday 15th of January 2024

I would love to learn this


Wednesday 8th of November 2023

I'm making a looped yarn blanket. And the directions are for 51" wide and 60" long. It calls for 108 yards of yarn. I got yarn on sale if I bought it in bulk. I have127.3 yards and would like to make my blanket wider than 51" can you tell me how wide I can make the blanket please ?


Friday 30th of December 2022

Is there a way to customize the blanket in such a way that it could have maybe a big heart and then a date and names in the middle? I'm thinking I should knit the whole blanket and then do an additional layer on top... Thanks!

Melanie Hickey

Thursday 15th of February 2024

@Rachael, use stitch fiddle to make design but unfortunately I don’t think it will work for this type of yar I do crochet graphagans using corner to corner crochet

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

I don't know how to do that, but maybe you could look at regular knitting patterns to see how they do it.


Monday 16th of May 2022

Have you ever done the loop from back to front for one stitch then front to back the second stitch and keep alternating it this way? I’m going to try it.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 20th of May 2022

Yes! I believe that's called a seed stitch if I remember right. I did it for this scarf:


Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

I had 7 skeins of Bernat (got it on sale really cheap!) They were 7.6 yds each and mine turned out to be 46 x 36. I need another 7 balls to make a decent sized throw. I'll wait to see if they go on sale again and will grab more. Love this yarn. Thanks.

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