Crochet Velvet Warm Blanket

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If you are like me, you will just love the feel of this crochet velvet warm blanket. It is soft, light, and simply perfect to snuggle under when reading a good book or snacking on popcorn watching a movie with friends and family.

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Luxurious Crochet Throw

This crochet throw is made with a classic v-stitch. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize as it features a repeat of row three. To make this blanket even more beginner friendly, there is no border. The edges of this pattern square up nicely and the fluffy and soft texture of this blanket take center stage.

crochet velvet warm blanket (1)

This velvet crochet blanket works up quickly into a beautiful home décor accent to add warmth and charm to any room in the house.

Crochet Pattern Video Tutorials

You can find the links for the video tutorials for both a left and right hand crocheter after the written pattern below.

Close Up of Crochet V-Stitches
Close Up of Crochet V-Stitches

Velvet Crochet Yarns

Velvet crochet yarns seems to more and more popular every day. I can see why with the soft squishy texture that is created with each stitch. With the color options available, it is even easier to create a handmade work of art.

While this yarn is bulky and it is quick to work up into a blanket, there are a few tips and tricks that help crocheting with this type of yarn even easier.

Plush Velvet Afghan Over the Back of a Chair
Plush Velvet Afghan Over the Back of a Chair

You might ask, is velvet yarn hard to work with?

It can be. However, once you give it a try and get used to working with the yarn, it is a pleasure to work with and the results are just luxurious.

Due to the slipperiness of the velvet yarn, it is common for stitches to work their way out of position. Therefore, it is important to have a snug tension on the yarn. If you tend to crochet loosely, you might get better results to go down a hook size from what is recommended. This can help create a tighter stitch and keep all the stitches in place.

The need to check your stitches every few rows is especially important when crocheting with this chunky velvety yarn. If you do find that a stitch has loosened up, it is much easier to remove a few rows of stitches versus the whole thing.

However, with that said, never once did I have an issue with this lovely chunky throw.

Crochet Soft Chunky Blanket on Sofa
Crochet Soft Chunky Blanket on Sofa

Changing Skeins with Velvet Yarn

Whether you are just moving to the next skein on yarn or changing yarn color, it is best to try and change yarn at the end of a row. Additionally, since the yarn is slippery, tying a square knot is advised. The fluffy yarn tends to cover up the knot. Also weave in the yarn ends a bit more securely.

How to Wash a Velvet Crochet Blanket?

I have washed velvet blankets; however, I did have a few stitches work their way loose. They were still attached but had big bulky loops as the slippery yarn had moved in the wash.

What does work is placing the blanket in a large laundry bag and putting it in the washing machine without a center agitator. Front load washing machines on gentle work perfect. Once the blanket is washed, lay flat and let air dry.

Minty Blue Afghan Crochet Pattern
Minty Blue Afghan Crochet Pattern

Directions: Crochet Velvet Warm Blanket

Gauge

12 single crochet to every 4 inches

Size

39 inches wide X 49 inches long

Make this wider or narrower by changing the beginning chain by even crochet stitches. Make this longer or shorter by increasing or decreasing crochet rows.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner or intermediate

Materials

Bleached Aqua Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn. 3 Skeins for a total of 1,476 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size K Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

SK = Skip

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Special Stitches

This pattern uses the Half Double Crochet (HDC) V-Stitch. This V-Stitch is made by crocheting two half double crochet stitches in the same stitch. NOTE: since the velvet yarn has a tendency to have stitches work their way out due to the slippery yarn, I did not complete a chain stitch between the half double crochet stitches.

Pattern Notes

Turn at the end of each row.

Rows 4 and beyond are a repeat of row 3.

Chain 1 at the end of the row does not count as a stitch, it is just a turning chain.

Two half double crochet stitches create the v-stitch. The v-stitch of each row is worked between the previous row v-stitch.

Each row begins and ends with a half double crochet stitch.

Soft Velvet Blanket
Soft Velvet Blanket

Crochet Pattern Directions

Chain 120

Row 1

HDC in the 2nd ST from the hook and in each ST across. CH 1. Turn

Row 2

HDC in the 1st ST. [SK the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with a HDC in the last ST. CH 1. Turn

Row 3

HDC in the 1st ST. SK the 1st HDC. [2 HDC between the V-Stitch]. Continue working between the previous row v-stitches repeating between [ ] across. End with a HDC in the last ST. CH 1. Turn

Rows 4-133

Repeat row 3.

Finishing

Pull the yarn through the last stitch. Weave in yarn ends and remove excess yarn.

Video Tutorials for this Crochet Velvet Warm Blanket

The videos show working this pattern using a worsted yarn so it is a bit easier to see the stitches. After that, the video shows me actually working on this velvet blanket so you can see what that is like.

Left hand video

Right hand video

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