Beaded Bliss Weighted Blanket by Heather Stagl

Beaded Bliss Weighted Blanket

Crochet
March 2024
Aran (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
3.75 mm (F)
3600 - 6300 yards (3292 - 5761 m)
Adult (throw) and Kid Size. Not recommended for children under 4.
US
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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to crochet a weighted blanket? Weighted blankets are known for improving sleep, calming anxiety, and helping with sensory processing disorders. Lying under one feels like an all-over hug.

Normally, weighted blankets have quilted pockets filled with plastic pellets -- not an option with crochet, since the pellets would escape through the holes. So I decided to find a way to attach beads to the inside of a crochet blanket.

The trick is to make a 3-layer blanket with plastic beads embedded in the middle layer so you don’t feel them. The result is a soft, thick blanket with uniform weight distribution, perfect for added calmness.

The step-by-step pattern includes instructions for two sizes - adult/throw and kid size - or you can start with a different number of stitches to make your own size. Important:  Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under 4 years old.

What you’ll learn:  Foundation single crochet, stacked double crochet, crocheting with beads

Size: 48” x 60” (adult) or 36” x 48” (kid)
Approx weight: 12.5 lb (adult) or 7 lb (kid)
Yarn weight:  Worsted (4)
Yarn quantity:  6300 yards (adult) or 3600 yards (kid)
Materials:  8700 plastic pony beads (adult) or 4800 beads (kid)
Skill level: Intermediate.
Estimated time to complete:  100 hours (adult) or 60 hours (kid)
Pattern type:  Step-by-step written instructions with photos and videos for special stitches
Language:  English with US terminology
Pages:  10

This pattern has been independently tested for clarity and accuracy.

If you have any questions as you make it, I’m happy to help!