A chunky crochet blanket pattern – The Twilight Haze Crochet Blanket – is a free pattern here on the blog. I share lots of extra details below, or if you only want the free pattern scroll down!
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Inspiration & Design
I don’t know about you but I was so excited when Two of Wands and Lion Brand announced their collaboration for the new Hue + Me yarn.
And when I saw the shades and that the yarn was a chunky weight? Well, I could not wait to get my hands on some!
I am usually drawn to neutral or cool colours so the shade, Haze immediately called my name. And once it arrived I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather make than a lovely, soft blanket!
Usually I like to swatch a lot of different stitches and stitch patterns before I decide what I’m making but I knew right away what I wanted… the knit-look stitch I had used for The Denim Drift chunky crochet scarf.
Firstly, this chunky crochet blanket has two different looks to each side and I can’t decide which I prefer!
On one side the pattern looks like a garter knit stitch while on the other it looks like a knit rib stitch. I keep turning it over to display the different sides!
Secondly, this is an easy stitch pattern that makes a great beginner crochet project. And alternatively it is a very relaxing make for a more experienced crocheter, with the alternating rows and soft yarn.
I used the new Lion Brand Hue + Me yarn. Perfect for a chunky crochet blanket pattern!
This yarn range includes modern, neutral and heritage shades. And I honestly don’t think you can go wrong in choosing any of them. I chose Haze for this blanket which is second from the end on the top row.
The pattern includes some substitute yarn recommendations or you could use yarnsub.com to help you find an alternative.
Pin this chunky crochet blanket pattern for later!
Pattern – Chunky Crochet Blanket
A soft, chunky crochet blanket with big tassels that is ideal for snuggling up in and looks lovely displayed in your home.
This simple blanket is crocheted using a two row repeat of easy crochet stitches to create a lovely garter stitch knit-look on one side and a knit-look rib on the other.
The yarn chosen for this project is affordable and is offered in a range of gorgeous modern colours.
The 80% acrylic 20% wool mix is the perfect combination of softness, warmth and easy care.
Perfect for beginners or if you are looking for an easy and modern project.
- Lion Brand Hue + Me – 80% Acrylic 20% Wool
Bulky 5 (US) / Chunky (UK) 4.4oz / 125g, 137yds / 125m
12 balls in Haze
Amount of yarn for blanket – 48.3oz / 1370g, 1499yds / 1370m
Amount of yarn for tassels – 2.8oz / 80g, 88yds / 80m
- Size 9mm crochet hook – my favourite hook brand
- Tapestry needle – I use this so I don’t lose them!
- Measuring tape – I have one like this
- Scissors – I have a pretty pair like these
- Book or thick card approx 7” / 18cm wide for making tassels
- Blocking mats (optional) – these make blocking easy
Cascade Yarns Anthem Chunky
Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Chunky
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky
When substituting yarn always check yardage before buying and your gauge before making.
Blanket size – throw (one size)
Working in pattern with 9mm hook, after washing and blocking swatch:
8.5 stitches, 8 rows (4 sl stBLO + 4 hdc) to 4″ / 10cm
50in / 127cm wide
60in / 152cm long
Level 1 / Basic
I chose to stitch into the bottom bump of the foundation chain.
Starting chains do not count as stitches.
Work the slip stitch row very loosely so that these stitches are not too tight to work into on the following row.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
Ch – chain
Hdc – half double crochet
Sl stBLO – slip stitch back loop only (see special stitches)
St – stitch
< > – stitch count
Sl stBLO instead of inserting your hook through both loops that make up the top ‘v’ of the stitch, you will insert your hook through only the arm of the “v” that is furthest away from you (the arm that is at the “back” of the work). Insert your hook into the back loop, yarn over, pull up a loop and draw through the loop on your hook (one loop left on your hook).
SETUP Ch 111 (110 st + 1 turning ch).
ROW1 Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn. <110>
ROW2 Ch 1, sl stBLO in first hdc, sl stBLO in each hdc across, turn. <110>
ROW3 Ch 1, hdc in first st and in each st across, turn. <110>
Repeat rows two and three 59 times more (121 rows in total), or until the blanket measures 60”.
FINISHING Weave in ends and block.
TASSELS A photo tutorial follows the written instructions.
Four tassels are made and sewn onto each corner of the blanket.
- Take a book or piece of thick card approx 7” / 18cm wide and wrap the yarn around it – I wrapped my yarn 40 times.
- Gently remove the yarn, keeping the shape as best you can.
- Cut through all the strands at one end of the circle. Then cut a length of yarn from the ball approx 21” / 53cm long.
- Tie this yarn around the middle of the strands making a double knot.
- Pull all the strands down together and neaten them up by lightly brushing through with your fingers.
- Cut another length of yarn approx 21” / 53cm long, double knot this around the strands approx 1.5” / 4 cm from the top.
- Take the two lengths of this yarn and wrap them round and round, tucking the ends in with your fingers or a darning needle. The ends will get lost in the tassel.
- Trim your tassel.
- Thread the two strands of yarn that tied the top of the tassel onto a darning needle.
- Stitch through the corner of the blanket and back through into the tassel twice.
- Stitch through once more but this time also knot the yarn.
- Take ends down through the tassel so they won’t be seen.