What is the best starter crochet blanket?

What is the best starter crochet blanket?

A question I get a lot is, what is the easiest blanket to make? And one of my favourite, very easy and super quick work up blankets is a Corner 2 Corner (c2c). Also this blanket doesn’t eat too much yarn so you’ll have a blanket in no time at all!

You do not need much for this pattern at all! What you’ll need:

  • Yarn
  • Hook (make sure it matches your yarn size – or go bigger if you would like a blanket to have gaps)
  • Scissors & Needle (if you’re planning on changing colours and want to sew in the ends)

Here is a snippet of one I made earlier – this blanket was made on a colour changing yarn and it ended up being the exact size of our king sized bed as I wanted something I could wrap myself up with in the winter. I think I approximately used up 12 balls of yarn for this, but it really is huge, it’s 6.6 foot by 6.6 foot.


Before starting one thing to note about the c2c blanket is you start from the corner and work diagonally, if you’re used to working in straight rows this can be a bit tricky at first. 

Now I would write out a tutorial but there are so many out there already – and to be honest I’d much prefer to link to the places which taught me! If you’re looking for a video tutorial, of course my go too is always Bella Coco, especially as she always does left handed versions for us lefties!

And for written I really like this one by make and do crew!

If you are going to try making a C2C blanket this Christmas, let me know!

Amy x

Beginners guide to crochet!

I thought I would put together a beginners guide to crochet for anyone looking to pick up the hobby.

What you’ll need: 

– Hooks

I recommend getting a set of hooks as you’ll never know what size yarn you’ll pick up, these soft grip starter sets on amazon are amazing and so affordable. They usually come with some other goodies which I’ll list below too.
However if you’re looking to just pick up one hook for now, I recommend a 4mm one as this is pretty much the standard for most yarn.

– Yarn


You’ll want to head down to your local crafts store or have a shop online (I made a list of the places I buy yarn from here). It’s important to have a yarn which matches your hook size, you can usually find the size of hook you’ll need on the size of the packaging.

– Stitch Markers 

When I first started crocheting I used markers a lot so I did not lose my place / could understand where the beginning of a row was. Once you get the hang of counting you may not need them but they always come in handy for some more difficult projects!

– A notepad

This is really good for helping you count how many rows or stitches you do by marking them in notebook. Also if you’re working from a pattern and want to make notes (especially if you’re deciding to change the pattern slightly).

– Scissors 

A simple thing that most people have in their home, but you might want to treat yourself to a gorgeous pair of crafting scissors. I love these ones on Amazon.

– Needles

If you haven’t started yet you might be wondering why needles? You’ll need blunt needles to be able to sew in the ends of your work – you can try and do this without a needle but it’ll be time consuming.

Nice to haves: 

– Measuring Tape

– Thread ruler

– Crafts storage

Best ways to learn: 

– Beginners books (I own all of the books below)

– YouTubers I recommend

Some basic tips and tricks:

– Try a Granny Square first

– Don’t fret if your first try is unsuccessful

  • My first few grannies squares looked really bad. They were twisted and every stitch was a different tension. Do not give up – keep making them and watch your progress (I saved my first ever squares to see how far I’d come)

– The more you redo the better you’ll get

  • Similar to the last point, it’s so easy to undo and redo your work with crochet, you simply pull your yarn. However it’s also nice to see your progress so you might not want to undo every single mistake.

– Tension is key

  • It will take a while before you find your perfect tension, most people begin crocheting with their tension quite tight, however I found that the loser the better.

– Try not to lose count

– Find a way to hold your yarn that’s comfortable for you

  • There are so many tutorials which tell you how to hold your yarn, I tried all of these but in the end found a way which worked for me. You might find that the way someone recommends you to be perfect, or you might want to experiment and find a comfortable solution.

– Learn what the ‘top’ of a stitch looks like

  • Once you move onto a second row of any project you’ll be more than likely stitching into the top of a stitch, so it’s worth making sure you recognise what the top of a stitch looks like.

– Challenge yourself

– Do not give up! 


How many of you are going to try Crocheting? And how many of you have stories to tell of your first time learning to Crochet?

I also started an Instagram specifically for my Crochet/Cross Stitch, you can follow me here on Stitches In Wonderland.

-Amy x