Crochet this Free Easy Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern fast using bulky weight yarn and an over sized crochet hook! Learn how to crochet a blanket using the Alpine Stitch to make this Hygge Throw that looks woven with this free pattern to crochet a blanket included in this blog post.
Crochet a Cozy Blanket!
Can you see how cozy this chunky crochet blanket is? I used Lion Brand’s Hue and Me in Toast and Werewolf to create this textured crochet afghan. Written in 3 sizes you have options for how big to crochet your blanket! I also made a ratio note of how many skeins of each color you need to make your blanket bigger if desired.
Crochet Alpine Stitch
The Crocheted Alpine Stitch is a 4 row repeat that consists of double crochet, front post treble crochet and single crochet stitches. By alternating colors, the single crochet rows are one color (werewolf) and the double crochet / front post treble (toast), you will crochet a blanket that looks woven! Isn’t it such a pretty crochet blanket? I think so and I love this crochet technique to make a beautiful blanket!
- 8.00 mm Crochet Hook
- MC – 4 (6, 8) Skeins of Toast [617-124AF]
- CC – 2 (3, 4) Skeins of Werewolf [617-152AB]
- #5 Bulky Weight Yarn
- MC – 548 (822, 1096) Yards
- CC – 274 (411, 548) Yards
- 17 sts x 7 rows = 8” x 4” in pattern repeat.
- Multiple of 2+1
- Ratio Note: For every 1 skein (137 yards) of CC, you will need 2 Skeins (274 yards) of MC if you would like to make a bigger blanket.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch
- Slip Stitch – sl st
- Stitch(es) – st(s)
- Single Crochet– sc
- Double Crochet – dc
- Foundation Double Crochet – Fdc – Chain 4, yarn over, insert hook into 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all loops (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom created). *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over pull though all loops, repeat from * to desired st count.
- Front Post Treble Crochet – FPtr – Work a tr as you normally would however, insert hook from front to back to front around the dc of the previous row to complete your stitch.
- Alpine Stitch Explanation– This pattern is worked in alternating rows of sc andFPtr/dc. The Alpine stitch is worked with an alternating dc and FPtr row, with the FPtr worked in the dc stitch two rows down and skipping its corresponding sc. The dc is worked in its corresponding sc stitch. You will also skip one dc between each FPtr on the previous dc row.
- Baby (Throw) – 36×36 (36x 54, 36×60) inches.
- Skill Level: Easy
- * Designates a repeat.
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch.
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
- “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next stitch to create an increase.
Easy Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
MC – Row 1 – Fdc 61 (91, 125)
CC – Row 2 -Ch 1, turn, sc across.
MC – Row 3 – Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, FPtr in second stitch of the previous dc row, *dc, FPtr in dc row, repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in last st.
CC – Row 4 -Ch 1, turn, sc across.
MC – Row 5 – Ch 2, turn, dc 2, FPtr in third stitch of the previous dc row, *dc, FPtr in dc row, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, dc 2.
Rows 6 to 75 – Repeat Rows 2 – 5, alternating your MC and CC as noted.
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