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Weekend Project: How To Crochet The Fanny Blanket

Lots of people wanted to try the stitch in the blanket I am making – The Fanny Blanket – so (as promised) here is how to do just that!

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

+ Nearly finished! I will show you then finished blanket very soon! +

How to Crochet A Fanny Blanket

You need:

lots of yarn in your favourite colours (I use acrylic DK 8ply yarn in various brands)
a 5mm crochet hook
a 3mm crochet hook
scissors
something good on the telly
a pot of tea

Which stitches do we need, Pip?

Stitches used are in UK/Australian terminology. They are …

(The above video links take you to the correct stitch how-to’s in case you need a refresher – sorry the crochet language is confusing, but just follow the how-to’s on each video and you can’t go wrong.)

Note that we make our foundation chain using a bigger hook to keep the edge of your blanket from getting too tight.

A note on colour choice

Mix and match without trying to hard. My philosophy is to simply pick colours that seem bright and pretty without bothering to match them or make any regular pattern. The patterns working from the heart and with random abandon always seem to beat the ones we earnestly try to put together, I think!

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

How to crochet a Fanny Blanket by Pip Lincolne

 

Phew! That took 127 years to create, so I hope you find it useful! Let me know if you make something using this stitch!

I am literally two rows off finishing a queen sized bedspread in this stitch and I am busting to show you, so hopefully I can do that this weekend, now that I have finished this often-promised tutorial for the keen crocheters out there.

I hope your weekend is full of cups of tea and woolly things, peaches.

Love to you!

x Pip

7 Comments

  • Reply
    Blods
    September 14, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Thank you so much for such a clear tutorial, it’s a lovely blanket and interesting pattern Blods xx

  • Reply
    Margie
    September 9, 2018 at 12:55 AM

    Love the way you show patterns

  • Reply
    kate
    September 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    what a great tutorial, thanks Pip.
    I think I’ll bookmark it, because too many blankets. sigh

    cheers kate

  • Reply
    Vera
    September 8, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    I’ve been really looking forward to this post since you posted the photo of the piece of this blanket on Instagram. It’s so adorable! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sandra
    September 7, 2018 at 9:18 PM

    That looks great Pip. Will give it a try. x

  • Reply
    moois van mie
    September 7, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    Nice one! Have fun crocheting!

  • Reply
    Jane
    September 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    I love it so much!! Thankyou!!

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