If you’re looking for something quick and easy, then this super bulky yarn throw pattern is for you. It’s mindless and can be worked up in a day or so, depending on how much time you have to crochet.
I chose a solid color to match my couch, but this pattern would be easy to work up in cheerful or neutral stripes. Another option would be color blocks, if that is something that you already have going on in your home. Thus, it’s a great pattern for cleaning up your stash while making something cozy for your home.
The Stitch Pattern
This afghan pattern uses very simple stitches, making it perfect for beginners who have mastered the basic crochet stitches and are ready for the next step. The stitches used are the double crochet stitch, the half double crochet and chain one spaces.
The beginning and end of the rows are worked a bit different because I wanted the edges to be straight, but I didn’t want to add an edging. In addition the written instructions, I’ve also included a video tutorial at the end of the free pattern in case you need it. Basically the rows are increased at one end and then decreased at the next end to maintain the same number of stitches across the rows.
The Finished Size
The finished size is for a throw blanket with a measurement of 48″ by 60″. But, you can easily adjust the width as needed by increasing or decreasing your starting chains in any multiple of two. The length, you simply crochet in the pattern until you’ve reached the size you need.
I’ve got a handy blanket sizes chart to help take the guesswork out if you’re planning on making this as a gift for someone.
The Recommended Yarn
I used Bernat Blanket yarn, which is a super bulky weight yarn, 100% polyester material. The yarn not only works up quick, but it’s also super soft.
I used three skeins of yarn to make this, which when you do the math, makes this a cheap blanket to make as gifts for family and friends.
The recommended crochet hook for the yarn is an 8mm, but I used a 12 mm. I find a larger hook helps to keep the stitches loose, and thereby results in a nice drape. It’s totally up to you as to which hook you want to use. Just remember to make adjustments to your starting chains to make sure that it will come out at the size that you need.
As much as I love this yarn, I have to let you know, it is a polyester material, which can cause headaches for some who are sensitive.
If you find yourself in that situation, and still want a bulky blanket, you can work this up in a regular worsted weight acrylic yarn using two strands of yarn. Red Heart Comfort or Red Heart Super Saver are two excellent worsted weight yarns that you could try.
With that said, you can basically crochet this up in any yarn and hook size and have it coming out good. You can use regular worsted weight acrylic yarn with an H or an I crochet hook.
Other Blanket Patterns to Try
- Growing Stripes Super Bulky Crochet Throw Pattern
- Broomstick Lace Crochet Baby Blanket with Ruffled Edge
- Bulky Triple Crochet Afghan Pattern
- Slanted Cluster Crochet Toddler Blanket in Super Bulky Yarn
- Lacy Round Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Eyelet Rows Super Bulky Yarn Throw Pattern
- Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky, #6; 100% Polyester; 10.5oz/300g; 220yds/201m) Color: Country Blue, 3 balls
- Crochet Hook: 12.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 6 sts = 4".
- Finished Size: 48" wide by 60" long.
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Dc = Double Crochet
- Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 Together
- Hk = Hook
- Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
- Sk = Skip
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions
- Dc2tog: Yo and insert hk into the first st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps on hk (2 lps left). Yo and insert hk into the next st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps (3 lps left on hk). Yo and pull through all 3 lps on hk.
- Hdc2tog: Yo and insert hk into the first st, yo and pull up a lp; yo and insert hk into the next st, yo and pull up a lp (5 lps on hk); yo and pull through all 5 lps on hk.
- The chains made at the beginning of each row count as your first stitch made. Another stitch is worked into the first stitch for a total of 2 stitches made in the first stitch.
- Then at the end of the row, a decrease is made over the last 2 stitches to maintain the stitch count. This helps to keep the edges straighter.
- Loosely Ch 74, or any multiple of 2.
- Row 1: Working into back bumps, dc in 4th ch from hk and into each ch across. (Skipped chs count as first st.) Turn. [72 sts]
- Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), (hdc, ch 1) in first st, *sk next st, (hdc, ch 1) in next st; repeat from * across to the last 3 sts, sk next st, hdc2tog over the last 2 sts. Turn. [35 ch-1 sps]
- Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in first st and in each st and ch across to last 2 sts; dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. [72 sts]
- Rows 4-53: Repeat rows 2 and 3. Fasten Off at last row.
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