Crochet this Cozy Blanket in Super Bulky Weight Yarn using simple stitches and a large crochet hook and have warm blanket in no time! This free crochet blanket pattern is an easy skill level and is perfect for beginner crocheters.
By using front loops only and basic crochet stitches you will create a stunning knit-look heirloom crochet throw blanket using this free pattern! I wrote this easy crochet pattern in 2 sizes but explain below how to customize this pattern for different size blankets!
For this chunky yarn blanket I used a similar technique on my Knit Look Heirloom Crochet Blanket. The stitch placement and pattern are the same, what is different is the use of extended half double crochet and double crochet.
If you need help with stitch placement you can watch my video tutorial for my knit look heirloom blanket. Remember, this is a different pattern, this is to help you see how we are only using front loops to create this knit-look crocheted blanket.
How to Crochet a Chunky Blanket & Pattern Description
Crocheting a chunky blanket pattern like this one is easy because it only has a two repeat row pattern made of double crochet stitches and slip stitches.
All of the stitches are worked in the Front Loops Only (flo) not the back loop like you frequently see. This crochet technique is what gives this easy blanket a knit-look.
Using a larger yarn weight also helps because it makes it easier to see your stitches while also making a warm blanket for the colder months.
This free crochet pattern is perfect for baby blankets, cold nights, a last minute gift or just something special for yourself!
This free chunky crochet blanket pattern has beautiful straight edges but if you would like, a single crochet border would be a good choice to finish this handmade blanket.
How to Make Any Size Crochet Blanket
Making this beautiful blanket in any size is easy, it just takes a gauge swatch and a little bit of math.
The best part is you can even use these instructions to make this pattern in any yarn you choose! Maybe you don’t want to use super bulky yarn and would prefer jumbo yarn or worsted weight yarn instead?
To make this perfect perfect project using these basic stitches and stitch pattern the first thing you will need to do is create a gauge swatch.
Next, you will measure your gauge swatch and figure out how many stitches per inch and rows per inch you have.
Make sure you measure over a few different spots on your gauge swatch to check for accuracy.
Then you will have to weigh your swatch and figure out how much yarn you used from your skein. This will help you to figure out how far one skein will go.
Once you know how much you can crochet from one skein you will then decide how much yarn to buy to create the size you would like to make.
Using the stitches per inch and rows per inch multiply out how many stitches to start and rows to finish with for the blanket size you choose to make.
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- Wool-Ease Recycled Thick & Quick
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- 12.00 mm Crochet Hook
- 3 (6) Skeins of Cover Story™ Chainette Yarn in Mustard [565-204DJ]
- #6 Super Bulky Weight Yarn
204 (408) Yards
- 6.5 sts x 4 rows = 4” x 4” in pattern repeat.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
- Chain Stitch – ch
- Slip Stitch – sl st
- Stitch(es) – st(s)
- Front Loop Only – flo
- 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.
- Stacked Single Crochet Stitch – STSC – insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops, *insert your hook into the second vertical bar on the stitch you just created, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull though all loops, repeat from * one more time on Row 3 repeats.
- Baby (Lapghan) – 32 by 20 (32 by 40)”
- Skill Level: Easy
- * Designates a repeat.
- Be mindful of your tension on sl st rows, if they are too tight they will be hard to work in and can also cause pinching in between rows.
- All rows are worked in front loops only.
Super Easy Free Bulky Crochet Blanket Pattern – Chunky Knit Look
Row 1 – Fdc 55 (55)
Row 2 -Ch 1, turn, sl st in flo across to last st.
Row 3 – Turn, STSC in flo of first st, dc in flo across to last st.
Row 4 to 21 (45) -Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Last Row – Repeat Row 2, finish off.
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