In this post, you will see a chunky crochet blanket that is super easy for beginners.
The benefit of making a crochet throw blanket is that you can make one over a weekend, using super bulky yarn with two strands together and a 20 mm (US S) large crochet hook.
Please scroll down to view the free crochet pattern online or grab the inexpensive ad-free PDF in my shop here.
What Crochet Stitch Is Best For A Chunky Blanket?
Several simple stitches achieve a thick and cozy texture when creating a chunky blanket.
Here are a few popular options that are all basic stitches:
- Single Crochet (SC): This stitch is simple and creates a tight and dense fabric. It’s a good choice if you want a sturdy and warm blanket, but remember that it might take longer to complete due to the number of stitches required.
- Half Double Crochet (HDC): This stitch is slightly taller than the single crochet and works faster. It creates a nice balance between thickness and speed, making it a popular choice for chunky blankets.
- Double Crochet (DC): The double crochet stitch is taller than both single crochet and half double crochet. It works up faster than the HDC, resulting in a looser and more open texture. If you prefer a chunky blanket with more drape, the double crochet stitch is a good option.
- Treble Crochet (TR): The treble crochet stitch is even taller than the double crochet and creates an open and airy texture. It’s a great choice if you want a super chunky and lightweight blanket.
Ultimately, the best stitch for your chunky blanket depends on the specific look and feel you want to achieve.
You can also experiment with combining different stitches or incorporating pattern variations to add visual interest to your project.
How Many Yards Of Chunky Yarn Do I Need To Crochet A Blanket?
The amount of yarn you will need to crochet a blanket depends on various factors, such as the desired size of the blanket, the stitch pattern you choose, your tension, and the thickness of the yarn.
Chunky yarn typically falls within the category of bulky, super bulky, and jumbo yarn.
To give you a general idea, here are approximate yardage estimates for common blanket sizes using chunky yarn:
- Baby blanket (30 x 36 inches): 800-1,200 yards
- Lapghan (36 x 48 inches): 1,200-1,800 yards
- Throw blanket (50 x 60 inches): 2,500-3,500 yards
- Twin-size blanket (66 x 90 inches): 5,000-7,000 yards
- Full/Queen size blanket (90 x 90 inches): 7,000-9,000 yards
- King-size blanket (108 x 90 inches): 9,000-12,000 yards
Keep in mind that these estimates can vary depending on your specific yarn, stitch pattern, and personal crochet style.
It’s always a good idea to have extra yarn on hand to ensure you don’t run out in the middle of your project.
If possible, check the recommended yardage provided on the yarn label or consult a pattern specifically designed for the chunky yarn you have chosen.
How Do You Crochet A Blanket With Chunky Yarn?
Crocheting a blanket with chunky yarn is similar to crocheting with any other yarn weight, but the larger yarn size allows for quicker progress and a cozier result.
Here’s a general guide on how to crochet a blanket using chunky yarn:
- Choose your yarn and hook: Select a chunky yarn of your choice, considering the fiber content, color, and texture. Determine the appropriate hook size for the yarn by referring to the yarn label or conducting a gauge swatch.
- Plan your blanket: Decide on the size and design of your blanket. You can make a simple rectangular blanket or explore different patterns like stripes, chevrons, or granny squares.
- Make a foundation chain: Start by making a foundation chain of the desired width. To do this, create a slipknot and then loop the yarn over your hook. Pull the yarn through the slipknot to form a new loop. Repeat this process until your chain reaches the desired width.
- Crochet the first row: Once you have your foundation chain, begin the first row. The stitch you choose will depend on the pattern you’re following or your personal preference. Common options include single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, or treble crochet. Work across the foundation chain, placing the specified number of stitches in each chain, and turn your work at the end of the row.
- Continue crocheting rows: Repeat the chosen stitch pattern for subsequent rows. Generally, you’ll work back and forth, turning your work at the end of each row. Remember to maintain the stitch count and pattern specified in your chosen design.
- Measure your blanket: Periodically measure your blanket to ensure it’s the desired length and width. Adjust the number of rows or stitches as needed to achieve your desired size.
- Finish your blanket: Once your blanket has reached the desired dimensions, finish off your work. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail, and pull it through the last loop on your hook to secure it. Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle.
Remember to refer to specific patterns or tutorials for detailed instructions if you’re following a particular design (see the free pattern below).
Have fun, and enjoy the process of crocheting your chunky yarn blanket!
What Size Hook For A Chunky Yarn Crochet Blanket?
- When crocheting a blanket with chunky yarn, the recommended hook size typically falls within the range of 9 mm (US M/N) to 15 mm (US P/Q).
- However, the exact hook size you choose will depend on your personal tension, the stitch pattern you plan to use, and the specific yarn you have selected.
- It’s a good idea to check the yarn label or any accompanying pattern for a recommended hook size.
- If you want a denser and tighter stitch, you can opt for a smaller hook size within the range mentioned above.
- Conversely, if you desire a looser and more open stitch, you can use a larger hook size.
- Keep in mind that adjusting the hook size may affect the drape, texture, and overall size of your blanket.
- To determine the best hook size, you can also create a gauge swatch by crocheting a small sample of your chosen stitch pattern.
- Measure the gauge of the swatch and compare it to the gauge specified in your pattern or desired dimensions.
- Adjust the hook size as necessary to match the gauge or achieve the desired fabric thickness.
- Remember that these suggestions are general guidelines, and the best hook size ultimately depends on your personal preference and the specific characteristics of your yarn.
- It’s always a good idea to experiment with different hook sizes and swatches before starting your blanket to ensure you achieve the desired results.
What Kind Of Yarn Do You Need To Make A Chunky Blanket?
To make a chunky blanket, you will need a yarn that is categorized as super chunky or super bulky.
These yarn weights are known for their thickness and create a cozy and substantial texture in the finished blanket.
Here are some common types of yarn that work well for chunky blankets:
- Chunky Yarn: Look for yarn specifically labeled as chunky or bulky. These yarns are often made of acrylic, wool, or a blend of fibers and come in a variety of colors and textures.
- Super Bulky Yarn: Super bulky yarn is even thicker than chunky yarn and can create an extra plush and warm blanket. It’s typically available in a range of materials, including wool, acrylic, and chenille.
- Roving Yarn: Roving yarn is made from unspun fibers, which gives it a unique and fluffy texture. It’s a great option for creating a chunky and visually interesting blanket.
- Jumbo Yarn: Jumbo yarn is the thickest yarn weight available. It can be used to create an extremely chunky blanket with a luxurious look and feel.
When choosing yarn for your chunky blanket, consider factors such as fiber content, softness, durability, and the care instructions for the yarn.
Acrylic yarns are often popular choices for blankets as they are affordable, low-maintenance, and come in a wide range of colors.
However, if you prefer natural fibers, you can explore options like wool, alpaca, or cotton in bulky or super bulky weights.
It’s always a good idea to check the yarn label for information on recommended hook or needle sizes, yardage, and any specific care instructions.
Additionally, consider the color and texture you desire for your blanket, as different yarns can create different visual effects and overall aesthetics.
Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
- This chunky blanket is created using two strands of super bulky yarn crocheted together.
- This creates a super chunky yarn that makes this a quick project.
- I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky, but you could substitute this with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
- The pattern uses basic crochet stitches, making it a perfect beginner-friendly crochet pattern.
- You will only use half-double crochet in the back loops to create ribbing (abbreviated as hdc blo).
- Make super chunky throw blankets for your home or a gift.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern.
- Only link to the pattern page if you wish to share this pattern.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
- 6 sts in 4 rows in 10×10 cm/4×4 inches. (In pattern)
- Length = 60 inches/152 cm
- Width = 50 inches/127 cm
- One size (throw blanket)
- To make this in larger sizes, you can adjust the number of chains for the length and width.
The supplies you need…
- 20 x Paint Box Yarns – Simply Super Chunky in Slate Grey 1105.
- 100g/3.5 oz/60m/65yd/100% Acrylic.
- This yarn is crocheted with two strands together.
- Total yards needed for blanket = 1,300yds
- Yarn substitutes – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn or Bernat blanket yarn.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
You can grab a free list of US and UK crochet terms here.
- BLO – Back loop only
- CH – Chain
- Cont – Continue
- HDC – Half double crochet
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- St(s) – Stitches
- Sl-st – Slip stitch
Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern
Time needed: 3 days, 4 hours and 30 minutes
How To Crochet A Chunky Blanket
- Create A Chain
With two strands of the super bulky yarn held together and using the (US S) 20 mm crochet hook, make a slipknot and chain (CH) 75.
- Work Row 1
Row 1: 1 HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH to end, turn,
- Work Row 2
Row 2: CH 1, 1 HDC in BLO in each st to end, turn,
- Repeat Row 2
Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 50 inches/127 cm long.
- Finishing The Blanket
Cut yarn and secure the end with a sl-st into the last stitch.
- Enjoy your blanket!
Weave in all loose ends.
Optional – Add tassels or fringe to the edges.