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How to choose the most suitable handmade blanket?

If you asked me what one of the best feelings in the world is, my answer would be hiding under a blanket on a cold night.

If you’re looking for something that will keep you warm in the winter if you want to add a pop of color to your living room or guest room, consider buying a hand-woven blanket. Hand-crocheted blankets are being chosen by more and more people, and they have become indispensable items in our home life. You can crochet by yourself or go to the store or buy them online. Have you ever bought a handmade blanket that looked good on the shelf, only to come home and find it wasn’t what you wanted? Whether it’s not as comfortable as you think it is, or it just doesn’t fit in your home.

So it is difficult for us to find the perfect woven blanket, we can only try our best to meet our requirements and find the one that suits us.

What type of hand crocheted blanket do you want?

1. Bed Blanket

A blanket is a fabric covering that provides warmth. Generally speaking, a blanket is a large piece of fabric used for warmth, usually used as bedding. Blankets are designed for warm beds and are placed on top of other bedding layers. Bedding blankets add warmth to your sleep, layered between the sheets and any duvets, comforters. Blanket size refers to the size of the bed the blanket is intended to cover. The size of the blanket is larger than the corresponding mattress, allowing the blanket to drape over the sides and tuck under the foot of the mattress.

2. Throws

A throw is a small blanket that is mainly used for decoration and can be placed on a bed or hung on the back of a sofa and used as a decorative element. These will usually be light and are mostly knitted or woven using lightweight materials, wool or other fabrics.

You can place your favorite woven wool blanket anywhere you rest, be it the living room or the bed in the bedroom, one day put your blanket over the foot of the bed, and the next move it to your sofa Chairs, armchairs, benches, and some homeowners even hang them on the wall as decoration and snuggle into a soft, handmade throw for extra warmth during naps. You can use a hand throw on your quilt in winter, or cover your feet and legs while watching TV in the living room. For most sleepers, this is a year-round necessity. Hand throws can also be used for picnics. On a cozy afternoon, the chic knitted fabrics are spread out on the grass, and the family sits together and enjoys this wonderful time. When the nighttime temperatures drop or the season changes, just grab your blanket for instant comfort.

Most importantly, throws are pleasing to the eye. These stylish blankets make a great addition to large furniture, from beds to patio benches. With striking colors and patterns, throw blankets make great decorative blankets in your home. Throwing blankets don’t require a locker or cubby, and their elegant style makes them a great addition to any furniture. Subtle and sophisticated designs, like fringed pleated cotton, can elevate the comfort of any room.

3. Afghans

An Afghan blanket is a decorative blanket named after its country of origin, Afghanistan, and Afghans do not have a standard size! Their sizes vary based on your bed size or needs. Typically, you’ll find afghans 50″ x 65″, or 36″ x 48″ miniature versions called “lapghans”.

Afghani is a decorative element and a source of warmth, chosen to accentuate the colors and patterns of the room’s décor, and displayed by draping them over sofas, chairs, ottomans or the foot of a bed. These are usually thin and a little small, and you don’t usually put one on your bed, but you’ll use it when you’re on the couch or when it’s a little cold in other rooms of the house. They are often found on the backs of sofas or chairs, and knitted blankets are a great way to add more texture to your home. Afghans are crocheted or knitted blankets, although sometimes considered another word for blanket, most afghan People are slightly larger than blankets, and they are crocheted or knitted from wool.

4. Safety Blanket

If you have children, you probably know all about safety blankets. That’s because the little ones especially like them, and these could be full-size blankets, but they could also be small pieces of cloth that kids like to carry around or make them comfortable. These types of blankets can definitely be found anywhere in the house. As kids, we all had our favorite “blankies” and we couldn’t get anywhere without them.

Instead of making a blanket to wrap the child around, a safety blanket makes a smaller size blanket that the child can hold in his hand for comfort and sensory stimulation.

5. Large Chunky Blanket

Super comfortable and warm thick knitted blanket. Arm-knit because the yarn is so thick, the thick knit blanket features a breathable open weave pattern that lets you snuggle up without feeling too hot. Keep in mind that most of these blankets cannot be thrown in the washing machine due to this loose-knit construction. You need to put them in the dry cleaner.

This thick blanket is a thoughtful gift for your loved one or yourself. Wrap yourself in this warm and soft blanket to keep you warm on cold days while you watch TV on the couch. You’ll appreciate the great decorative effect of this thick blanket on a sofa, armchair, or bed. You can buy everything from small baby blankets to oversized quilts. Thick decorative bedspread adds comfort to your bed or sofa.

6. Baby Blanket

The thin and soft baby blanket is for newborns, the fabric is soft and safety is the most important feature of the baby blanket, the 40″ x 40″ cloth is helpful for wrapping, burping or comfort. The key to making a successful blanket for a baby is giving it a variety of interesting textures and patterns.

What material do you want a handmade blanket?

1. Cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber derived from plants, soft, breathable, warm cotton gives you the most benefit, blankets made from 100% cotton fabrics have many desirable properties because only cotton can provide strength at an affordable price , Breathable, Moisture Wicking, Eco-Friendly and Comfortable. Non-irritating to the skin, the luxurious soft touch is perfect for allergy sufferers, babies or those with sensitive skin. Thanks to its breathability, it can help regulate temperature in warm and cold climates. For extra comfort, try five-strand combed cotton, such as Handmade Blanket from Yarneden.

For cooler regions, cotton blankets are ideal. They can also be used year-round—cotton blankets are also great for summer, as their breathability helps regulate body temperature, keeping you cool on hot nights or layered with other comforters in winter.

2. Wool

Wool has been a popular choice for blankets for centuries, and for good reason. Wool also has tiny air pockets in the actual fibers, which help keep warm air in and cold air out, which makes wool blankets both good insulators and breathable. Knitted wool blanket, often with fringe around the edges. One reviewer called it “heaven in a blanket.” Made from 100% wool, this knit is heavyweight, while temperature-regulating fibers maintain breathability.

Pros: It keeps you warm in winter and is a soft fabric. Wool provides deep warmth and moisture-wicking properties, creating comfortable, dry temperatures. Wool blankets are great for camping because they are warm and somewhat waterproof. Since it’s easy to layer, a fleece blanket is the perfect bed cover for transitioning from fall to winter.

Cons: Wool can feel itchy for some people, and it’s a poor choice for those with sensitive skin. , the price is high, and if it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry.

3. Cashmere

Some people are sensitive or allergic to wool but want a soft and warm blanket, so go for cashmere, cashmere – luscious luxury is the name of cashmere. It helps wick moisture away from the body and provides warmth on cold nights, the fleece is thick, soft to the touch, warm and comfortable, and it’s lighter than wool. This expensive fabric – it requires detailed washing and care. Cashmere is known as one of the most luxurious fabrics for a reason. Cashmere blankets are strong, soft, and very warm, making them one of the most comfortable blankets for sleeping. However, the price tag for this luxury item is high, and caring for a cashmere blanket can be more difficult than those made from the usual fabrics.

4. Microfiber

This material is made from synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon blends that make it smoother, softer, and more hygienic than any other fabric, they’re durable, wrinkle-resistant, and extra soft on the skin. These blankets are also hypoallergenic and won’t irritate sensitive skin. Often these blankets are cheap because they lack depth and richness. Polyester is perfect if you want an affordable blanket made of durable materials.

Man-made fibers usually feel rougher, almost “squeaky”. Synthetic materials aren’t always the right choice for blankets, but polyester blankets, especially those featuring cotton and polyester blends, can provide years of comfort and warmth at an affordable price. There are some downsides, like an increased static charge, but for many, those benefits are outweighed by benefits like stain resistance and affordability.

5. Chenille

Chenille blankets have a very unique look and feel. They are so soft that many owners even say they have a velvety quality. They have become a very popular sofa blanket due to their texture and stylish appeal. Blankets made from crocheted chenille have a soft, dense surface and are often raised to create designs. Chenille blankets bring a retro look to a room as they were popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

Pros: Despite their decorative look, chenille blankets are also very warm.

Cons: Chenille blankets are delicate and require dry cleaning. Without proper care, fibers can rub off chenille blankets, leaving them looking worn.

What size do you need?

Size is another important factor when choosing a hand-woven blanket. Whether you’re using it on a bed or hanging on a chair, you want to choose a size that fits the space.

For example, if you’re adding a blanket to your bed, you’ll want to make sure you get the right size blanket. Bedding blankets are designed to cover the entire bed. Therefore, each bed size has its standardized match. Depending on your bed model, these blanket sizes are considered the best fit:

Bed Blanket Size

Here are the common blanket sizes for each standard bed size:

  • Twin – 66 x 90 inches
  • Twin XL – 66 x 95 inches
  • Full – 80 x 90 inches
  • Queen – 90 x 100 inches
  • King – 108 x 100 inches
  • California King – 104 x 108 inches

Throw Blanket Size

Throws typically have a standard size of 50″ x 60″ (approximately 1.25m x 1.5m). This can vary by inches in either dimension.

Afghans Size

Afghans can be of any size. The finished size of most Afghans patterns is similar to a throw. Thigh-sized afghans, usually about 36 inches wide and 48 inches long, are sometimes called lapghans. Afghan bed sizes usually only cover the top of the mattress instead of hanging on the sides. Interestingly, baby-sized afghans, which are about 30 to 36 inches square, are often called baby blankets rather than baby afghans.

Baby Blanket Size

For newborns, toddlers, and small children, the typical blanket can feel overwhelming rather than comforting. Use an infant-friendly blanket size to provide comfortable support for toddlers. Depending on your child’s age and needs, consider the following types of blankets:

Baby or Safe – Consider these “Baby’s First Blankets.” Safety blankets are approximately 14″ x 16″ and they often become family keepsakes.

Cradle – Once your baby turns 12 months old, it’s time to buy a bassinet. They measure 14″ x 30″ to cover when the baby sleeps or rests in the bassinet.

Stroller – Whether you’re on the road, pushing a stroller, or laying your baby on the floor, the 30″ x 36″ stroller blanket is the perfect cover.


Height – Of course, most people can comfortably use a standard 50 x 60 inch blanket. But if you’re extra short or extra tall, adjust the size of the handmade blanket.

Furniture dimensions – have a small and comfortable armchair? Maybe a smaller blanket (36 x 50 inches) would fit his arms better. Or add style to your California king bed? A larger blanket (50 x 70 inches) will span the footer of the bed appropriately.

What style are you looking for?

There are thousands of different woven blanket styles to choose from. From bold patterns and colors to subtle textures and neutrals, it’s easy to find stylish blankets that match your personality and home decor.

For example, if you like bold, bright colors, this YarnEden YEB012 blanket is perfect. Or, you can bring some childish fun to your kids’ room with this adorable handmade blanket. If you’re looking for a personalized piece for your living room, consider YarnEden handmade rustic patchwork rug.

When choosing a blanket, keep the overall look of your home in mind. This will help you choose a comfortable, stylish blanket that will add beauty to your home. From warm neutrals and subtle patterns to bright, eye-catching colors and fun patterns, Yarneden has a wide range of the most comfortable blankets. Each of our handmade blankets is soft to the touch and so comfortable, no matter what size, color or pattern you’re looking for, you’re sure to find your perfect fit in our wide range of amazing blankets.

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Other factors to consider

While the above are the most important factors in choosing a handwoven blanket, there are other factors to consider when shopping for a new blanket. Some of these factors affect the function of the blanket, some affect the ease of cleaning or care, while others have a purely visual impact.


All blankets—from the fluffiest duvet to the densest fleece—have their own weight, which may or may not indicate how warm they are. Some people find a heavier blanket comfortable, while others prefer a lighter-feeling blanket.


Most blankets are fairly warm, and depending on your needs, you may want to buy thick and light blankets to use in different seasons, or layer lighter summer options in winter for extra warmth.

Care and Cleaning

This is also a very important factor for anyone concerned with staining or cleaning.

Colors and Patterns

Blankets are available in a variety of colors and patterns. If you want to change the look of your bed, choose a blanket you like and match your decor.


The price of a blanket is closely related to its design and the materials used. While all the materials used have pros and cons, from expensive cashmere to more affordable synthetics, there are great options at all price points.

Return Policy

Most retailers offer blanket returns, but few will accept blankets that have been used or that have been removed from their original packaging. If you’re not sure whether to buy, be sure to read the return policy carefully before buying or opening a new blanket. Yarneden has a trade-in policy that you can refer to.


If your blanket does have a warranty, be sure to read the information provided carefully to ensure you use it in a way that will not void the warranty.

Summing it up

There’s nothing in life better than crawling under a comfy blanket at the end of the day, but choosing the right blanket can be overwhelming. As with most sleep accessories, there is no perfect handmade blanket for everyone. Instead, your choices should be based on your personal preferences and requirements. Find a woven blanket that will work for you in most conditions while still keeping you comfortable.


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