Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

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Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

I decided to take on a larger project and create a free pattern for a crochet throw.  I love making blankets and throws but honestly, I get bored quick so it had to be something that would build fast.  I need to see progress or my projects often go half finished before I move on to something new!  So, I found this gorgeous bulky yarn in two colours that I love, and got to work on this thick, snuggly throw.  You could use just one colour to keep things simple, or two like I have.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this throw below on this page.  However, you can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading (and to support me to be able to continue to post patterns on this blog).  If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF File” button below.

Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this throw:

  • A size K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Bulky weight yarn in two colours.  I used 9 skeins each of Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky (125 g or 4.4 Oz per skein) in Rose and Beige
  • Scissors

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Measurements

46″ Wide X 52″ Long

Pattern




This pattern uses the Dutchess Lace Stitch.  You can find a tutorial for this stitch at: newstitchaday.com

With Colour A, Chain 112.

Row 1: [2 DC, 3 CH, 1 Slip Stitch] in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, [2 DC, 3 CH, 1 Slip Stitch] in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, *[2 DC, 3 CH, 1 Slip Stitch] in next ch3 space; repeat from * across, ending in 1 DC in top of turning chain, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, *working in each chain of the ch3 of previous row, 1 DC in first ch, 1 DC in 2nd ch, CH 3, 1 Slip Stitch in 3rd ch; repeat from * across, ending with 1 DC in top of the turning ch, turn.

Switch to Colour B at the end of row 3.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times and then switch back to colour A.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times and then switch back to colour B.

Continue this pattern until your work measures over 4 feet (or as long as you desire).  Finish the pattern by working the last three rows in colour A to mirror the first three rows. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.


Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

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59 Comments

  • Reply Cindy G. July 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    What a neat pattern! I have some chunky yarn on hand (I bought a skein for a project, but it didn’t work out, so I bought more to make a bigger project!) and I think this is the project that will be its destiny. I have 3 colors (2 solids and a variegated), but I think it will still look great. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

    • Reply Leelee July 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      I’m so glad to hear! I would love to see the end result of you’d like to post a pic when your project is complete!

      • Reply Cindy G. August 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        Definitely! I might practice the stitch on a dishcloth, so when the weather starts to cool I can work on a big thick blanket!

  • Reply Monica July 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

    This pattern looks awesome. I would like to try it. Can the beginning chain be tweaked to make the blanket thinner or wider? If so, what is the formula for subtracting or adding chains? Thanks!

    • Reply Leelee July 30, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Definitely! The beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 3 plus 1. Enjoy the pattern!

      • Reply Heidi July 9, 2016 at 8:10 am

        I made this beautiful blanket. I used super bulkie #6 and used a 8mm hook it came out great it measure 50″x56″ and for the end I chained 4 and ss into the 3rd chain of previous role chained 2 ss 3rd chain and so on till the end

    • Reply Caryn March 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Variables of 3 plus 1

  • Reply aussiebushgirl August 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for putting this up for free! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to give a go. heather x

    • Reply Leelee August 4, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      My pleasure, I hope you enjoy the pattern!

  • Reply Marilyn August 5, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I crochet afghans to donate to a family crises center. I am excited to try this new pattern. I’m sure it will be warm and cozy and very loved

    • Reply Leelee August 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      That is such a kind thing to do! Enjoy the pattern and I hope whoever gets the afghan appreciates the love you put into it!

  • Reply Ppeggy Powell August 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you so very much for such a beautiful pattern.
    I have a wedding to attend in Oct.2015. Tthis will be what i will be making for
    the wedding gift.
    Again thank u.

  • Reply Angela August 15, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Hola estoy empezando a tejer no tengo mucha practica tienes esquema de la puntada visualmente me seria mas fácil en un gráfico. Mil gracias por subirlo para compartir

    • Reply Adi November 19, 2015 at 4:36 am

      Busca la puntada en YouTube. La pagina que se menciona al principio, newstichaday, tiene los videos con instrucciones y puedes ver como se hace la puntada. La puntada en si es muy sencilla y fácil de aprender. Espero que eso te ayude!

  • Reply Lani August 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

    This is so pretty! It will be the perfect Christmas gift for my son and his new bride! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply lili September 2, 2015 at 6:55 am

    hello
    I am very glad to visit you
    I Enjoy the pattern
    please learn them with pictures

  • Reply Lynda jo September 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    This is a very pretty patten. It really caught my eye. Thx for sharing with all of us. Happy crocheting!

  • Reply Camile September 17, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Hello! I was wondering if you could share how you finished off so your last row was straight as opposed to the ruffled? Thank you kindly!

    • Reply Leelee September 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Hi, yes it is a bit ruffly on the top… I didn’t actually straighen it out but if you would like to you can slip stitch across the top to make it more straight.

  • Reply Whitney Ervin October 6, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I have three colors. Each one is about 5 skeins (I had this yarn before finding this pattern.) Will that be enough for this pattern?

    • Reply Leelee October 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi there, how many grams are the skeins? The pattern calls for a total of 18 125 gram skeins of chunky yarn.

  • Reply Jaye Buhlis October 20, 2015 at 10:02 am

    What is your finished size? I need to do a 48 x 48″ for donation blankets. I’m a newbie looking to try a new pattern.

  • Reply Julie October 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I’m a total beginner – managed the first 2 rows no problem and it’s looking great. I’m struggling with the 3rd row – you say to work in each chain of the ch3 of the previous row.. Is this every single change or just every third chain. Really want to make this as it seems like a great pattern so far.

    • Reply Leelee October 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Hi! You need to work in each chain of the chain 3. So in the first chain you do one DC, in the second chain do another DC, and then chain 3 and do a slip stitch in the third chain.

      • Reply Julie October 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm

        So you are actually using every chain from the previous row? Is that right?

        • Reply Leelee October 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

          Yup, you got it!

  • Reply Reni C November 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    This is lovely! I’m hoping to make one for my great-grand daughter for the holidays. Hope I can make time for it. If not, then for her birthday. Thank you for sharing the pattern. 🙂
    Regards & Blessings-
    Reni C in Az

    • Reply Leelee November 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      You’re welcome! Enjoy the pattern 🙂

  • Reply Ashley November 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Could you use worsted weight yarn for this project?

    • Reply Leelee November 26, 2015 at 8:11 am

      I wouldn’t recommend it with the size of the hook… if you do, you could go down in the hook size to an H but then the throw will be much smaller.

  • Reply Ann December 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Could you please tell me, if bulky weight yarn is used does this throw turn out to be a lot heavier than if worsted weight yarn is used?? What are the measurements of the throw?

    • Reply Leelee December 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Yes. the throw is a bit heavier than if you used worsted weight yarn. The measurements are 46″ X 52″

  • Reply Laurie January 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Where did you find your yarn (Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky)? I am having trouble finding it.

    • Reply Leelee January 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Hi Laurie,

      There is a craft store in Canada called Michaels where I purchased the yarn.

      • Reply Geri February 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        Brilliant Leelee!
        Is that the outlet near Wilson station?
        If so, I’m heading there tomorrow.
        There is also a fantastic location for crafters in the east end of Toronto called The Yarn Guy. They offer free classes upstairs and boy! the yarn selection will make you wish you’d brought a delivery truck!!
        Beautiful pattern BTW (=

  • Reply Lucy February 5, 2016 at 6:22 am

    I’m trying to make a throw for my daughter’s bridal shower end of April. Is this even possible do you think or am I crazy ? I’ve been doing a little every night! ????

    • Reply Leelee February 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      I think so! It took me about 2 weeks for this one and I wasn’t rushing at all 🙂

  • Reply Rena February 9, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Hi.
    I loved this stitch. Thank you for sharing.
    I would like to make a little dress with this stitch. Do you know if possible how to make increases with this stitch?

  • Reply Patty March 6, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Thank You for sharing this pattern. I have been making up my own patterns using only sc or dc or a combination of both. I wanted to find something that looked pretty but was easy to work. This pattern is very easy to learn and is so very pretty. I am using only one color and have made it large enough to top a queen size bed.

  • Reply Carol Wiley March 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Hi there, could you please help me. How do I print out this pattern. I have downloaded change to pdf file but don’t know how to use it. I sure could use your help. I love your patterns so much. I want to give this pattern to my mom, she is such a good crocheter. Thanks again
    Carol

  • Reply Alice Spaulding March 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Is your slip stitch the same as a single crochet?

  • Reply Dana March 30, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Silly question. Is this pattern written in American crochet terms, or British (if that makes sense)? I really want to make this but I don’t want to mess it up!!

    • Reply Leelee April 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Dana, all of my patterns are written in American terms.

  • Reply Karen April 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I have admired this pattern for a while. Beginner so this may a little to much. I just cannot resist trying. Just finishing row 2. Ready for 3. Not really sure if I can get this row right. It looks confusing But, the tutorial helps some.
    Changing colors is hard for me too. It always comes out looking messy.
    It will be a challenge, but worth the try.
    Wish me Luck. and thank you for this pattern. Simply beautiful.

  • Reply Jessica catlin April 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    How would i make this bigger than 112 ?

    • Reply Leelee April 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      The beginning chain must be a multiple of 3 plus 1

  • Reply Alma Morris April 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I came across your pattern while looking for something special and unique for a wedding gift and I think this is perfect. I was thinking that I might like a border around it. What do you think? Any suggestions?

    • Reply Leelee May 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Great idea! I think a simple one or two (maybe even 3) round single crochet border would look great!

  • Reply Jody July 5, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Is there a video that demonstrates this pattern?

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Sorry i do not have any video content up yet, but I do plan to in the future

  • Reply Rachel July 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Does this pattern follow us or uk crochet terms, want to use it to make baby blanket

  • Reply Campbell July 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Would it be possible to use the Loops and Threads Woolike yarn that isn’t chunky? They don’t seem to offer the Chunky in the pretty colors like you have on your afghan!
    What would the comparable amounts be? The non-chunky skeins are 3.5oz, 100g and 678 yards long…

    • Reply Leelee August 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      It appears that they have discontinued the colours that I used. I would stick with a yarn that is of similar thickness as the afghan will turn out smaller if you use a non chunky yarn. There are many great yarns online that can be ordered that are of similar chunkiness. My favourite sites to order from are knitpicks.com and loveknitting.com. You can also find a lot of great deals on amazon.com.

  • Reply Tammy December 16, 2016 at 5:17 am

    This is such a pretty pattern and easy. I used it for a cowl. It ended up 3″ wider than starting chain. So I stitched a band with the same pattern and put a large wood button on it….love it so much I need to do one for myself

  • Reply Helen White June 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    LOVE THE 2 BLANKETS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER.

    • Reply Leelee June 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      You’re welcome Helen! Same to you!

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