TLC Blanket by Esther Dijkstra

TLC Blanket

June 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1859 - 1969 yards (1700 - 1800 m)
130cm x 100cm / 52in x 40in.
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Free Pattern also available for free: info in notes
This pattern is available for €3.75 EUR
A free version is also available.
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This pattern is available for FREE on my blog HERE. The downloadable PDF listed for sale contains the full pattern (including pattern notes, stitch guide, written instructions and links to the video tutorials), in one printable file without advertisements.

To Learn Crochet, or not To Learn Crochet……is a very silly question! EVERYONE should learn to crochet. It’s relaxing, fun to do, great for making beautiful gifts, and just all round wholesome to do. With the new TLC Blanket, everyone can learn to crochet. With easy, step-by-step video tutorials for both left and right people, detailed written instructions, and a lot of tips along the way, everyone can experience a bit of TLC time with the TLC Blanket. After all, we all need to have some Tender Love and Care from time to time, and crochet time is TLC time.

As such gauge is not critical in this project. What is important is that you learn to make the stitches correctly, working to gauge will come later. In the tips and tricks I will explain what working to gauge means, and how tension and gauge are related.

This project is aimed at beginners, at those that have never crochet before and would love to learn. However, if you are a more experienced crocheter, you might enjoy this project too because it’s a quick make and easy to do in between your more challenging projects.

Yarn amounts and materials
I have selected 3 beautiful colorways from the wide range of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey yarn. Each colorway consists of 6 colors of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey. You will need 17 balls in total, plus a 5mm and 6.5mm hook.

About the pattern
The pattern for TLC Blanket is divided into 8 parts; in each part you learn a new skill or technique. The free, written patterns are available in English US Terms from the following link.

The written patterns are available in English US Terms, and Dutch. The video tutorials are available in English US Terms and Dutch, and left and right handed versions.

Free and paid pattern
On my blog there are links to the 8 parts that make up the pattern. The 8 individual parts are available for free on my blog.
Here on Ravelry, you can purchase a single, PDF file which contains all parts of the pattern in one file, as well as the links to the video tutorials.

The small print
Due to the nature of patterns, this pattern may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. This pattern may not be redistributed or copied in any way.

Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to me, Esther Dijkstra from It’s all in a Nutshell for the pattern.

I hope you love making your TLC blanket!

Kind Regards,


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This pattern is available for unlimited personal use. Do not post my patterns online, either as a complete document or in part. Please refer back to this pattern from your blog or website