Harry Potter Crochet Blanket
So you want to want a Harry Potter crochet Blanket – and are looking inspiration?
Welcome! This was the blanket I made my Son a good few years ago now, and here are some Tips, Links, and Information on yarn choice which will hopefully make your blanket go smoother and quicker than mine!
This was a beast of project.
I started it in July, and finished it Christmas eve (I think we’ve all been there haven’t we!)
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Harry Potter Crochet Blanket Design
I knew this design was going to be Corner to Corner crochet. I love this technique to give a great texture that isn’t too “Holely”
I used a 4 mm (G) hook, USA Double crochets as the stitches, and the squares turned out 40 x 40cm (16×16 inches)? for the individual squares.
Now doing the math – 4 squares across x 4 squares up = 160 cm x 160 cm. This blanket is pretty big!
If this will be too large for you – you could always try HDC as the stitch to make it smaller.
For this I chose an inexpensive Double Knit (Light Worsted Weight Yarn). Stylecraft Special DK.
This is a 100% acrylic yarn, that is very hardwearing, and can be put in the washing machine (so plus points there!)
You could also go for Deramores own brand – as another alternative. Again 100% acrylic and machine washable.
Colours – I had a few plays here, I thought I was going to go very bright, then started the 9 squares – and ended up with a Claret Red Instead!
I tried to use the same main colours throughout – one for the cost of the yarn, but also to keep the blanket consistent.
Black – 3 balls
Claret (Gryffindor) – 3 balls
Lemon (Hufflepuff) – 3 balls
Green (Slytherin) – 3 balls
Denim (or Aster) (Ravenclaw) – 3 balls
If you are new to C2C, and not sure about what will seem like a million colour changes- I suggest you make the squares in this order. This isn’t what I did – I finished on the easy ones as I was running out of time!
The Hogwarts houses charts
Note here – I followed the main chart – but after spending what seemed like an age – I decided not to do the black lines on the charts. Follow the chart at the end of this page, but omit all the Black lines if you want yours to look like mine.
9 3/4 Sign
Hedwig (Warning – she was really hard, with so many ends!)
Fawkes (Another warning – really hard square – so many ends to sew in !)
The main square – you can read all about here and how I made it. I attempted it first, in hindsight – Imay have been better waiting a little later on in the project. You live and learn!
I still haven’t done a border for this blanket – I might, black and gold I think….. if I get around to it at some point.
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The absolute joy of seeing him open his blanket…….. it can’t be beaten. Luckily 4 years on – he still loves – and has finally grown into it!