You know, after I tackled the whole Arm Knitting Infinity Scarf challenge, I just couldn’t stop there. I had to keep going, as I love to crochet and knit! So today I am going to share with you this DIY Arm Knitting a Blanket tutorial, and also include another (shorter, and hopefully just as easy to follow) video as well! You can click here for the video, or scroll below to click play!
I have literally become addicted to making things by arm knitting now. I cannot for the life of me understand why I have not been doing this sooner.
I love the look of the chains, the thickness of the blanket, and the softness of the yarn.
DIY Arm Knitting a Blanket
I made this blanket as a birthday present for my mom, and I used (affiliate link) Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in RoCoCo. It’s a bulky No.5, 6oz. (185 yard) weight yarn. I simply love this color!
For this blanket I used three skeins, and still had a little left over. It doesn’t take too long, and it’s super fun to cuddle up with. I will tell you that this is generally not a “kid friendly” blanket because my toddler like to pull everything as hard as she can. It is a fun gift to give, and I made one of these for my mom who I know will cherish it.
DIY Arm Knitting
- 3 skiens of yarn (185 yard length or longer)
- 36 links
- 28 rows
To get started, I created 36 links. Making sure not to start off too tight as they have to move up your arm much further than if you are doing a scarf.
Once I had my 36 links, I created 28 rows before finishing, and binding off.
Once completed, this blanket (unfolded) fits like a twin sized bed blanket would. It’s perfect for cuddling on the couch! I also love to drape it over the end of my bed and let the weight and chunkiness of it keep my feet warm. You can always add links and rows to make this even larger, but I thought that this would be the perfect size for us.
Take a look at my (much faster and from my view) video. If you are still a little confused how to get started, you can always go back and check out my arm knitting infinity scarf video here, or you can even go to my Arm Knitting Learning the Basics video.
I totally recommend watching the video to learn the basic techniques of Arm Knitting if you have never done it before. It can be a little daunting until you have all of the steps down. Just make sure that you have patience while learning, and hopefully the basics video will show you everything you need to know when it comes to starting (casting on), creating your links, as well as binding off (casting off) your projects. After you have this figured out, you can make anything!
Arm Knitting a Blanket
There are really so many different things you can make once you learn how to Arm Knit. It’s a little daunting if you have never done it before, but once you learn you will find it easy and therapeutic. It’s a really fun craft to know. It’s also fun to make fun projects to give as gifts to friends and family.
After you feel comfortable making blankets, move on to making more projects! You can find so many different ideas and things to do online. I have several projects on this blog as well. If you are into scarves, then this is a craft you are going to love to learn and master. I can’t tell you how many scarves I have made, and they are all super fun and easy to do once you have the basics figured out. Scarves are probably not going out of style any time soon, and making your own is a fun and therapeutic way to relax while working.
DIY Arm Knitting a Blanket
What do you think? Can you make one of these now? If you are still having a few problems figuring things out, make sure you go and watch the Arm Knitting Learning The Basics video. You will be so glad you stuck this out and learned to Arm Knit. I hope you enjoyed this DIY Arm Knitting a Blanket Tutorial and look forward to seeing what you are making next!