If you can knit a scarf, you can make a blanket. (You don't even need to add or reduce stitches!) This coverlet is made from 12 individually knit rectangles of natural-colored wool, sewn together with a contrasting yarn, so the seams show.
The process used to make this blanket is easy to adapt to make a throw for a sofa -- or even a baby blanket.
- Blanket diagram
- Size 11 needles
- 38 skeins bulky yarn, in oatmeal
- 3 skeins merino yarn, in marigold
- Yarn needle
- Crochet hook
Step 1 of 3
View and print the diagram and measurements for the 12 pieces. For the 10-inch-wide pieces, cast on 30 stitches; for 15-inch pieces, cast on 45 stitches; and for 20-inch pieces, cast on 60 stitches. Knit all pieces in garter stitch.
Step 2 of 3
Cast off when you reach the lengths indicated on diagram. Weave in ends.
Step 3 of 3
Following the diagram, sew the pieces together with the marigold yarn, using a loose mattress stitch. Crochet all the way around the edge of the finished blanket with a single crochet. (Get the crochet instructions.)