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How to Make a Loop Yarn Baby Blanket

After my first post and video on how to make a loop yarn blanket, I’ve had lots of questions.  Rather than answer them all in writing, I decided to make a new video.  Naturally I needed to demonstrate on a new project, so I’m going to be teaching you how to make a loop yarn baby blanket this time.  Now someone I know needs to have a baby girl so I can give it to them!

How to Make a Loop Yarn Baby 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. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

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

 

How to Make a Loop Yarn Baby Blanket

The video will show you step by step how to use loop yarn to make this border.  I think it really adds something extra without over-complicating things.  It’s the same border I used on my first loop yarn blanket.

loop yarn blanket border

I’ll also show you a different way to change skeins when using loop yarn.  In the previous video tutorial, I had you snip open some of the loops to leave a tail.  After lots of use, the tails snuck back out of my original blanket.  This new way is a much smoother transition with no yarn tails to poke out.

how to use loop yarn

Here’s the video for you to watch.  I still recommend watching the first video if you haven’t already.  If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to disable it to view this video.

 

To figure out how many loops across, I needed to start with I took the width I wanted (40 inches) x 1.3 = about 50 loops. I really hope that made sense.  I think you should be able to use that for any size blanket you want to make.

How to Make a Loop Yarn Baby Blanket

After making a loop yarn baby blanket, I’m really itching to make more.  It really was enjoyable sitting and stitching the loops together, and the baby size was very easy to manage.

How to Make a Loop Yarn Baby Blanket

Take a look at these other homemade blanket tutorials and baby crafts for more great ideas!

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Linda Rye

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

This blanket looks adorable. I want to make one for my Great Granddaughter and was wondering if anyone has had issues with the loops coming undone or stretching out of shape after washing. Thanks in advance for any response(s) Linda

Tammy Perkins

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Jessica thanks the great video, I can't wait to try the boarder in it. One thing I have done was I didn't like the way we start the blanket one way and finish it another and I like the way the finished end looks and I wanted that on both sides, so on my 1st row of 50 I did the string one pulled through the next until all 50 are done then my next row I pull my loop through the middle of the underneath side of the chain loop line as a purl stitch.(so the new loop comes up through the 2 sides of the loops that are seen from the finished edge) hopefully that makes sense :}

Suzanne Payne

Monday 3rd of May 2021

@Tammy Perkins, maybe you could make a short video to share this way of your finished edges - I am about to try one for the first time for my first grandbaby due in November -

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

Oh, that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Shari Brock

Friday 18th of December 2020

Great Loop Tutorial

Roslyn Manning

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I’m wondering if you have suggestions on what to do if you miss a loop. Looks like I skipped a loop, and it’s hanging out. It’s about 4 rows down and would require that I start over if I had to unstitch the whole thing. Any recommendations?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 7th of December 2020

If it's really far away, I just take a crochet hook and weave it into the rest of the blanket, under some of the other stitches.

Adriane Horton

Monday 25th of May 2020

This is the best loop yarn tutorial ever.

Thank you1

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