The chunky throw blanket has become a staple in nearly all home decor Instagram accounts. Typically, these blankets have been arm or table knitted – resulting in big thick braids of fabric traveling throughout the blanket.
I, of course, like to do things differently. Instead of trying the arm knitting route, I instead grabbed a giant wooden crochet hook. On the shelf at Michaels, the size 50 hook is about $11. Lucy eyed up the hook suspiciously as we shopped. When we got into the car she asked, “Mom, why did you buy a flute?”
While I was at Michaels, I also grabbed some of these:
The Bernat Blanket Big yarn is 32 yards of soft and fluffy blanket yarn. No, this yarn is not 100% merino wool. It’s 100% something else. But it was on sale for $8 and I needed seven of them, so this was the deal for me.
Merino wool does make a nice blanket, I can’t lie about that, but it will cost you. Etsy will lead the way to a giant ball of the stuff.
I opted to do a simple rectangular blanket of single crochets. It created a chunky, but not TOO chunky, look. I started with 30 single crochets as my starting off point, and continued for 22 rows. It was approximately 7 skeins of yarn.
I’ll leave this “How To” video here, as I would be a hilariously bad example of how to single crochet with a giant hook:
The blanket is warm, heavy and doesn’t have big enough holes to get caught up in fingers, toes or jewelry. I still may opt to try the hand knitting in order to get that lovely knitted look – but for me, the single crochet is a look I quite like!
I’m hankering to try this blanket in a light cream colour. I think that the chunky look would be slightly softened, yet it will still be a great, practical blanket to toss across couches and beds.
What colour would you choose for your blanket?
What’s the finished size?
Well that is something I definitely should have included in the post, isn’t it! Whoops! It’s approximately 60″ by 36″. Definitely a throw-blanket size.
How many skeins of the yarn did you buy for that size?
Thank you.! I’ve been looking for an easy blanket to do for my first blanket. And I wanted to crochet and not sure the arm knitting. Ok so excited to get started on this
What color Bernat Blanket Big yarn did you use in the blanket shown? Daughter wants “that exact color.”
I apologize if I left you this question more than once.
Ahh so good, and so perfect for the couch. I’d always wanted to try knitting, it seems such a relaxing hobby, and also purposeful! You can actually use it to wear or style your house. Thanks for this style idea.
how do i get the pattern for the chunky blanket?
Where do i find the pattern for this?
Same. Am I missing where the pattern link is?