Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

I chose 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. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading for $5 USD.  

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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
  • 18 Skeins (about 1700 yards) of super bulky weight yarn in two colours.
  • Scissors
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46″ Wide X 52″ Long.


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

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.


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81 thoughts on “Free Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

  1. 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.

    1. 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!

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

      2. Thank you for this pattern…it is very beautiful…I am using Bernat Blanket in Vintage White and Bernat Blanket brights in Pixie Pink.
        I am not sure how the final row will done…hopefully I can mirror the last rows like you wrote.

  2. 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!

      1. 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

      2. Hi , Leelee
        Will this stitch look beautiful on a Cardigan ?
        If not , please suggest me the stitch . I am using hazel brown and maroon for the cardigan for my mother .

  3. 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

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    1. 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!

  6. 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!

    1. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

  10. 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

    1. 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.

  11. 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?

      1. 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 (=

  12. 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! ????

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. 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…

    1. 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 and You can also find a lot of great deals on

  20. 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

  21. I’m online searching for a unique stitch, and I think this is it. The Intermediate at the beginning threw me off, but I’m encouraged by one poster saying she’s a beginner and she is making it. I too want to make it in a single color, for a queen bed and with 4-weight yarn. Thank you for this really lovely, simple, but elegant design.

  22. if i used a variegated yarn instead of striping the entire blanket, what would be a good solid border/edging to put around the entire blanket?

  23. What is the multiple you used? I’m thinking if making a smaller version fir a baby blanket. What fi*ndation chain multiple fo you suggest?

  24. I am on row 3 but noticed right away in row 1 that it curves and doesn’t lay straight. Will this completely straighten out or will it stay curved? I’m just using normal yarn so maybe that is why.
    I’m thinking of ripping out and working the row 1 clusters in every 4th chain. Thoughts?

  25. Hi! I am allergic to all synthetic and wool yarns so I mostly use cotton or cotton bamboo blend. The chain needs to be multiples of 3 + 1 so if i used a worsted weight yarn and an H hook could I increase the chain to make it bigger? Or maybe uh see double strand and keep the original count? Hope this made sense! Thanks!

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