This oversized easy sweater blanket is super simple to make and works up quickly! Wrap up in this blanket sweater shawl
There is nothing more cozy than big oversized hoodies, sweaters, and sweatshirts.
Wrap yourself up in comfort with this over-sized easy sweater blanket is super simple to make and works up fairly quickly thanks to bulky yarn and a large crochet hook.
This beginner friendly, blanket sweater is made by crocheting a basic rectangle using corner to corner crochet. Literally a blanket!
The combination of bulky yarn and a large crochet hook creates a squishy, but also fairly heavy, blanket fabric. You can also think of this cozy sweater/shawl as a cozy cocoon sweater.
Easy Blanket Sweater
The first step, as well as the bulk of the pattern, is to make a 36″ square blanket using corner to corner crochet. Don’t know how to corner to corner crochet? Learn here!
Once the square blanket is done then you need to turn it into a slight rectangle. You do that by adding a 3 inch border to two opposite sides. Now you have a 42″x36″ rectangle.
The next part is turning that rectangle into a wearable sweater shawl. With the rectangle horizontal, fold in each corner. Looking at the blanket this way, the neck is at the top and the sleeves are on the left and right sides.
Now it’s time to make the sleeves. Start at the center and stitch together towards the edge for 7 inches. You could use single crochet, slip stitch, or whip stitch, whichever you prefer. (I used a slip stitch.)
I had a smidgen of yarn left over so I did a bit of extra edging on the top where the neck goes, just back and forth in single crochet.
Slip on your blanket sweater and get ready to feel cozy! Here’s a view of the sweater shawl from the back.
Like the messy bun hat? Get the free Snowball Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern here!
This is a one size fits most pattern. Need your blanket sweater to be a bit bigger? Just start with a larger rectangle and then follow the same pattern to turn it into your sweater shawl.
Looking for another shawl pattern? Try this Granny Stitch Crochet Bandana Scarf!
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