Keep Me Cozy Blanket
Don’t you just love a good chunky crochet blanket!?
One of the great things about a crochet blanket that uses a chunky yarn is that it works up faster. Faster than a typical blanket that might use a worsted weight yarn and a smaller hook size.
One other thing that can make for a faster project when crocheting a blanket is the type of stitches that are used. If a taller crochet stitch is used then the length of the blanket starts to build faster.
Any crocheted blanket is truly a labor of love. A crocheted blanket can really be personalized for whomever it is made for. Personalize it with someone’s favorite colors. A handmade crocheted blanket can also become a family heirloom that gets passed down several generations.
Now, some details about this chunky crochet blanket pattern.
This specific pattern was definitely a labor of love and even a labor of patience for me to make. I had an issue with the yarn for this blanket having different dye lots.
This yarn was already in my stash that I wanted to use for this blanket but I also knew that I didn’t have enough of it. I of course did an online pickup order to save 20% but even the skeins that were chosen didn’t even have the same dye lots.
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So I began making the blanket but when I joined a new skein with a different dye lot it was way too noticeable. So I decided to give this project a break as I refused to buy more yarn that would all be the same dye lot.
After a couple months in time out, I came across a statement that saved my project! The statement mentioned alternating rows between dye lots when the dye lots are different. And that’s exactly what I did for the final outcome of this blanket.
Now, the blanket almost has a striped look to it because of the different dye lots. But, I think that in the end the different dye lots made the blanket more unique. I hope you like this one and put your own personal touch on it when you make it!
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- Yarn: #5 Bulky – Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky, Color (A) Oatmeal Heather 752 yards for body of blanket, Color (B) Pristine 241 yards for border.
- Hook: US Size (L/11) 8.0mm & (K/10.5) 6.5mm crochet hook
- Other Tools: Yarn needle, Scissors
- Lap – 36 x 48″ – free to view here in this post
- 6 more sizes with yardage needed, starting chain number, number of rows is included in a chart in the paid PDF version
- 8 dc sts x 4 rows = 4” with L/8.0mm hook
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sk – skip
- blo – back loop only
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- fdc – foundation double crochet
- RS – Right Side
- WS – Wrong Side
- Ch 1 counts as a st throughout.
- If you do have different dye lots, you can alternate every 2 rows with a different dye lot and carry the yarn up the side.
- The paid version includes a chart with how to make 6 more sizes.
You can get a low cost, print friendly, ad-free PDF copy of this pattern here:
LAP Size only
Row 1: (RS) Fdc 64, turn. (Any beginning chs of the foundation row do not count as a st)
Ch 66, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across, turn.
Row 2: (WS) Ch 1 (counts as a st throughout the body of the blanket), 2 dc in same st as ch 1, sk 2, *(sc, 2 dc) in next, sk 2; repeat from * across until 3 sts remain, sk 2, sc in last, turn – 64 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), in blo dc in each st across, don’t forget to dc in the ch 1 turning ch, turn – 64 sts.
Rows 4-44: Repeat Rows 2-3. End on a Row 2 repeat. Do not fasten off A.
Continue to Round 1 of Border section.
Round 1: Continuing with A, ch 1, turn, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner, join with a sl st. Fasten off A.
Using K hook, attach B to any side, not a corner.
Row 1: Ch 7, in back bar/bump of ch sts, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across, sl st in next 2 sts on blanket, turn – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sk the 2 sl sts, in blo sc in each st across, turn – 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st in next 2 sts on blanket, turn – 6 sts.
Repeat Rows 2-3 around. When you come to the 3 sc in the corners, on the Row 3 repeats sl st in 1 st on the blanket rather than 2 sts.
End on a Row 2 border repeat. Bring last row and first row together and sl st together. Fasten off and weave in ends
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