Chunky Blanket Crochet Pattern

This is a free pattern for a chunky crochet blanket featuring luscious bobble stitches. This is the perfect cozy blanket for those extra chilly days.


Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Chunky Blanket Crochet Pattern

Because I live in a tiny off-grid cabin in the north, I am always working on something to keep me warm. When it comes to making super cozy and chunky blankets, Hue + Me from Lion Brand is always the first yarn I reach for. The palette has such beautiful and inviting colors – plus, I just love how soft and warm this yarn is.

Making bobble stitches with such thick yarn creates these giant, luscious bobbles that are the perfect addition to this chunky crochet blanket.

Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

Free Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

Materials:

  • HUE + ME bulky yarn from Lion Brand in these colors (or any #5 bulky yarn in one main color and 5 contrasting colors of your choice):
    • Salt: 9-10 skeins, you only need 9 skeins if you don’t want tassels (1,370 yards/1,250 grams)
    • Rose Water: 3 skeins (411 yards/375 grams)
    • Mustard: 3 skeins (411 yards/375 grams)
    • Agave: 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)
    • Juniper: 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)
    • Love Song: 2 skeins (274 yards/250 grams)
  • 7mm (L – 10.75) crochet hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Skill Level:

  • Advanced beginner. This pattern uses variations of basic stitches and the maker should already have knowledge of all basic stitches.

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
  • The chain 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • Worsted weight yarn is fine for this pattern too, however, keep in mind that your blanket will be on the smaller side – think ‘lap blanket’ size.
  • Gauge is not important since this is a blanket. Use whatever hook is proportionate to the weight yarn you are using.
  • You can use whatever colors you’d like! However, in this pattern, I will be referring to the specific colors I used.
  • *you will always tie off a color first at the end of the row before starting a new color. I have indicated which color to use at the beginning these rows. Ex: *using Rose Water

Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):

  • ch = chain
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sc = single crochet
  • yo = yarn over
  • fhdc = foundation half double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hbhdc = herringbone half double crochet
  • bbl = bobble

GAUGE:

  • Not important for this pattern as it’s a blanket and doesn’t need to ‘fit’ anyone πŸ™‚

FINISHED SIZE (approximate):

  • Length: 60”
  • Width: 51”

Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc):

Video Tutorial

Step 1. ch 2 (*note the back bump of the first chain)

Step 2. yo, insert hook into the back bump of the 1st ch and pull up a loop

Step 3. yo, pull through one loop (3 loops remain on hook)

Step 4. yo, pull through 3 remaining loops on hook. First fhdc is now made.

Step 5. for each subsequent fhdc, insert your hook into the two loops at the base of the stitch you just made.

The Chunky Bobble Blanket

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hbhdc):

Video Tutorial

Step 1: yo, insert hook into st,

Step 2: pull up a loop and also immediately pull through one loop on the hook (two loops remaining on hook)

Step 3: yo and pull through two remaining loops on hook.

Step 4: Hbhdc is now made.

Bobble Stitch (bbl):

Step 1: yo, insert hook into st

Step 2: pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Step 3: yo, pull through 2 loops

Step 4: repeat steps 1-3 four more times until you have 6 loops on your hook

Step 5: yo one final time and pull through all 6 loops on the hook. First bobble stitch is made. You will see it pop out on the opposite side (the right side)

Instructions for the Chunky Blanket Crochet Pattern

*you will always tie off a color first at the end of the row before starting a new color. Read each row like this: β€œ(Salt) x 105 hdc” means to make 105 hdc using the color Salt.

**IMPORTANT: All bobble rows will made like this: make one hdc in the first st. Make one bbl in the next st. Continue to alternate one hdc and bbl all the way across ending with a hdc in the last st. Ch 1, turn.

You will ch 1 and turn at the end of every row. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

← Row 1 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 fhdc

β†’ Row 2 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 3 [RS]: *make sure to refer to the note above on how to make this row (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 4 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 5 [RS]: (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 6 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 7 [RS]: (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 8 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 9 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 10 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 11 [RS]: (Love Song) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 12 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 13 [RS]: (Love Song) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 14 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 15 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 16 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 17 [RS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 18 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 19 [RS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 20 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 21 [RS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 22 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 23 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 24 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 25 [RS]: (Agave) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 26 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 27 [RS]: (Agave) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 28 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 29 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 30 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 31 [RS]: (Juniper) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Row 32 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

← Row 33 [RS]: (Juniper) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

β†’ Rows 34-75 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 76 [WS]: (Juniper) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 77 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 78 [WS]: (Juniper) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 79 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 80 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 81 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 82 [WS]: (Agave) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 83 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 84 [WS]: (Agave) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 85 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 86 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 87 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 88 [WS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 89 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 90 [WS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 91 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 92 [WS]: (Mustard) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 93 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 94 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 95 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 96 [WS]: (Love Song) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 97 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 98 [WS]: (Love Song) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 99 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 100 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

← Row 101 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 102 [WS]: (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 103 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 104 [WS]: (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 105 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hdc

β†’ Row 106 [WS]: (Rose Water) x 53 hdc, 52 bbl

← Row 107 [RS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

β†’ Row 108 [WS]: (Salt) x 105 hbhdc

COLOR CHART:

Chunky Blanket Crochet Pattern

How to make the tassels:

*I’m sure there is a more β€˜official’ way to make these but this is my silly way of doing this LOL

Step 1: Find an object that is approximately 6″ long – I used my iPhone.

Step 2: Start by tying a piece of yarn (make this longer than you think you need it to be) around the width of the phone.

Step 3: Wrap the yarn around the object until the tassel is your desired thickness. I wrapped mine a total of 75 times.

Step 4: Untie the piece of yarn you tied in Step 2 and then pull one side of that piece of yarn out to the other side.

Step 5: Pull that piece of yarn up and tie it in a knot.

Step 6: Slide all of the yarn off the phone and cut through the loop on the end opposite of the end that you tied.

Step 7: Gather the tassel together and tie a piece of yarn around the whole thing to form a β€˜head’.

Step 8: Trim the ends and attach the tassel to your blanket. After tying your tassel on, use a crochet hook to pull the ends down through the tassel as part of the β€˜fringe’.

Your chunky bobble blanket is now finished! Don’t you just love it?? I’d love to know what you think of this pattern. Tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media – I adore seeing your finished pieces πŸ™‚

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6 Comments

  1. I’m attempting to begin the bobble blanket pattern, but when I do the bobble rows it feels like they’re too big. Although my count is correct they are all scrunched together which causes my first 2 rows to curve. I re-did my foundation row with a larger hook and looser tension, but nothing is helping. Any tips on getting it nice and even like yours is? I’m using #5 bulky with a 7mm hook.

  2. Hi!
    I am starting on Bobb le Blanket but not sure about hook size. My L hook is a 8mm not a 7. Will this be ok to use or should I get a 7mm Hook?

    Patty E

  3. Hi there, I have some yarn size 6 (100gr/60m) and a needle of 11mm I would like to use. Will that work and can I follow the same procedure? Thanks!

    1. Absolutely! Your finished blanket will probably be a bit bigger than mine, so you can either decrease the starting chain (any odd number) or keep it as is and your blanket will just be bigger ❀️