This sofa is not just wonderful for kids to snuggle under watching your favorite TV show, it’s quick and fun to make for moms as well. And maybe your big girl will even be helping you with it, as you don’t need much experience to make this blanket. Together you can crochet it up in a jiffy as this super-bulky works up fast. Perhaps something to make in the next school term break?
Like to ‘try it out’ first before embarking on a large project? Make a much smaller crib blanket instead.
Tip: order a few extra skeins of this yarn. It will be used up fast – you’ll see!!! This yarn is perfect for super soft blankets, hats, booties and more for your baby … and house slippers, yoga socks, wash cloths as well as snuggle blankets for you!
How Much Yarn do I need for a Blanket?
With a bit of math, you can work out exactly how many skeins you’ll need. The big skeins hold 256yd/234m of yarn. The gauge of this yarn is 8st x 13r = 4in/10cm on size US11/8mm knitting needles. The Bernat’s recommended crochet hook size is also L11/8mm (But I’d go for 11.5 instead, as usually, you need a crochet hook size that’s 1/2 a size bigger than your knitting needles. )
Photo credit: Jamey Ekins
Free Crochet Pattern for this Sofa Blanket: Dabbles and babbles
Video tutorial on how to make Baby Blanket size of this pattern
Note that, as a guide, for a baby blanket-size you’ll need 2 of the ** big ** balls of Bernat Baby Yarn.
More Sofa Blanket Beginners Crochet Patterns
These are all VERY PRETTY BLANKETS. Warning… you will want to get your hooks and needles out and make at least one of them:
Harlequin Stitch for Crochet Baby Blanket (very pretty!)
Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern (very pretty!)
Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern (very pretty too!)
Chevron Throw free knitting pattern (just gorgeous; I would like this even as a poncho)
Have Yarn Leftover?
If you have as much as half a skein left over, and wonder what to do with it, consider quickly knitting it up using this fast & easy knitted scarf pattern into a fun little gift for someone.