DIY Throw Blanket – Finger Crocheting With Video Instructions

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If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where things are cooling down, then this easy project is perfect for you!  We are stuck here in San Antonio, where it is still hot, HoT, HOT, and I make it no secret that I am a Michigander through and through, so not a fan of the heat AT ALL.  That being said, my internal Michigan clock is still telling me that it should be close to Fall now, and I wanted to start with a fall project.  I had recently been talking to my mom about crocheting, and I decided to give it a try making a cute dishtowel.  I wasn’t the most coordinated with the crochet needle, so decided to try something different.  I came up with finger crocheting.

With finger crocheting, you basically just use your finger in place of the crochet needle.  Obviously this makes for a much bigger stitch, so this type of crocheting is best for chunky scarves, throw blankets, and the like.  I decided to try to make a blanket, and it turned out GREAT!

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This thing is so soft and cozy, and I can easily sit in our air conditioned apartment and snuggle up in this thing and just pretend like it is nice Michigan fall weather, so it serves as a little piece of home.  Anyway, once I made this blanket, I was hooked!  I told my mom about it, and sent her a picture, and she said she wanted one, so I made another one for her, and I made sure to document it using videos to share with all of you so you can make these if you would like!

These blankets are super easy to make, and I love making them, because I can just zone out and relax while doing so.  They make for perfect Christmas gifts as well, so you could get started now and hand these out for Christmas as well.  At any rate, you will fall in love with finger crocheting once you give it a try!

Without further ado, here is the step by step video instructions on how to make these blankets!

1.) INTRODUCTION

2.) SLIP KNOT

3.) MAKING YOUR STARTING CHAIN

4.) SINGLE STITCH FIRST ROW

5.) SINGLE STITCH SECOND ROW

6.) CHANGING YOUR BALL OF YARN TO A NEW BALL OF YARN

7.) MAKING A DOUBLE BORDER

8.) ENDING YOUR LAST STITCH AND FINISHING YOUR BLANKET

Easy Peasy!  These are also available for purchase at my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/PinningJunkie.  Enjoy! 🙂

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