11 Reasons Why You Should Make A Crochet Blanket

11 Reasons Why You Should Make A Crochet Blanket

Crochet blankets naturally provide warmth and comfort but there is so much more to them than that. The very process of making a crochet blanket is hugely beneficial and rewarding too. Read on to discover eleven reasons why you should start making a crochet blanket today.

1. Making a crochet blanket is relaxing

After a busy day, nothing is more calming than curling up with your crochet hook and yarn and working on a crochet blanket. Crochet blanket patterns range from the simple, such as a granny stripe or soothing ripple, to the more complex, such as a mosaic or tapestry design. However, whichever type of pattern you choose, focusing your mind on the yarn and your hook is always a relaxing combination.

2. You can choose the colours you like

Making your own blanket means that you can choose whichever colours you like for it. Unlike buying a blanket from a shop, you’re not limited to the options that the manufacturer has selected.

You could take inspiration from your own décor or a picture or painting in your home. Or you could simply choose your favourite colours to create a blanket that brings you real joy.

Yarns are available in such a wide range of colours that whatever colours you want, you will definitely be able to find them somewhere.

3. You can make the blanket whatever size you like

Another plus about making your own blanket is that you can choose the size. You could make a small lap or baby blanket, or a whopping great big throw for a king size bed. Whatever you go for, you’re in charge. You can even change the size as you go, deciding to make it smaller or bigger than originally planned.

4. Crochet blankets make wonderful gifts

Crocheting a blanket for some one is a real sign of your love and affection for them. As mentioned above, you can choose the colours and size that are perfect for your recipient. Plus, they will receive a truly unique and even personalised gift that they can treasure for years to come.

5. It’s so much better than just watching TV

Hands up if your default evening activity is to just curl up on the sofa and watch TV. Sound familiar? Wouldn’t it be better though if you had something to show for that time spent relaxing at the end of the day? A crochet blanket is the perfect project for this. Once you get the hang of your pattern, you’ll even be able to work on the blanket whilst watching your favourite program. What could be better than that?

6. It’s very satisfying to learn a new skill

Learning a new skill is a proven way to boost your mood and self-esteem. If you’ve not crocheted before, you might be surprised to find how easy it is and you’ll feel very proud of yourself when you discover what beautiful blankets you can create.

Even if you already know how to crochet, there are always new techniques to explore. If you’ve always made blankets in rows, why not have a go at one made of square or hexagon motifs? Or what about using a new stitch or technique like tapestry or mosaic crochet?

With crochet, the options are virtually limitless so no matter how proficient you become, it won’t be hard to find something new to tackle.

7. Crocheting a blanket can boost your mood and self-esteem

It’s not only learning a new skill that can help to improve your mood and self-esteem. The act of creating something beautiful with your hands is hugely rewarding and satisfying too. If you’re feeling down, embarking on a new project like a crochet blanket can really help to cheer you up, especially if you’re making it with a special recipient in mind, or in some really joyful colours.

8. The blanket will keep you warm while you crochet

On chilly days, making a crochet blanket is the ultimate warming project. The more you add to your blanket, the more it will keep you warm and snug. Feeling the weight of your blanket on your lap while you make it is so satisfying and cosy.

9. You will never run out of blanket designs to crochet

If you google “crochet blanket” or have a quick peek on sites like Pinterest or Ravelry, it’s easy to see that there are literally thousands of gorgeous blanket designs out there just waiting for you to make them. You will never be short of inspiration and the only difficultly will be deciding which one (or more likely ones) to make next.

10. Crocheting is very addictive

Crocheting is one of the most addictive hobbies around. Once you start, it really is practically impossible to stop and you will always want to make just one more row or round on your project. The satisfaction of watching a blanket grow will really keep you hooked.

Read my post here to learn more reasons why crochet is so addictive.

11. The blanket can become a family heirloom

Crochet blankets last. The time invested in them and the beauty of their designs means that they can become true family heirlooms. Snuggling under a blanket that has been enjoyed by members of your family for years and years is a really heart-warming experience, and ensures that whatever you create will be appreciated and enjoyed for decades to come.

Crochet blanket inspiration

If you’re feeling inspired to make your own crochet blanket now, check out these posts for plenty of wonderful ideas to get you started:

Or tap an image to go straight to the pattern for one of these gorgeous designs:

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