Why crochet a blanket with thick yarn?
Looking for a bulky crochet blanket pattern? I’ve got you covered! I’ve gathered 36 crochet blanket patterns that use bulky, super bulky, and jumbo weight yarns!
Crocheting in thick yarn is so nice for a couple of reasons. First, it makes such cozy things! A thick, squishy blanket is so lovely when the weather turns cold! But also, when you crochet a blanket with thick yarn, it goes a lot faster! Thicker yarn uses bigger hooks, and together they make big stitches so you can finish a blanket in a LOT less time than you can with thinner yarn and smaller hooks.
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I’ve put together this round-up of 36 crochet blanket patterns! I don’t do a lot of blanket designs myself, but my friends sure do! I’ll share a picture, a little info, and the link to these 36 crochet chunky blanket patterns below. A few are paid, most are free, and they are organized by yarn weight/size/thickness. Enjoy!
Bulky Crochet Blanket Patterns
Rusty Cottage Granny Square Blanket from Zamiguz is a beginner friendly, bulky crochet blanket pattern. The designer used bulky weight yarn, but points out that you could make your squares in any yarn and just make more, or fewer squares depending on how large you want the blanket. Not sure how to join blanket squares? Check out my post on joining methods here.
Get the Rusty Cottage Granny Square Blanket pattern here.
Keep Me Cozy Blanket from Simply Hooked by Janet works up fast of course because of the thick yarn and tall stitches. Need a blanket for a baby shower this weekend?! You’re all set! Personalize it with favorite colors for the recipient!
Sandy Shores Baby Blanket is from Simply Hooked by Janet. I really love the texture on this simple blanket! The faux fur edging is a nice, modern touch. Make this in a gender-neutral color or the nursery colors of the parents to-be!
The chevron stitch of the 6-Day Kid Blanket makes very defined colorful stripes. The pattern is toddler-sized, but with suggestions to resize if you like. This pattern is from Betty McKnit.
Tartan Plaid Blanket from Love Life Yarn makes me happy because it uses the same plaid technique that I did for my Plaid Skirt crochet pattern! This bulky crochet blanket pattern is reversible and uses surface crochet to make some of the stripes! Not sure how to do surface crochet? I have a video for that too!
Hooks Books Wanderlust designed the XOXO Throw in a bulky yarn. This pattern is perfect for newish crocheters that have the basics down. Or it makes a great TV show binge-watching project for an experienced crocheter. Amazing texture and included photo tutorial.
Enjoy a bulky blanket with stripes of different textures and a popcorn stitch border! This is the Bulky Yarn Crochet Afghan from Meladoras Creations!
The Granny C2C Blanket bulky crochet blanket pattern from Cosy Rosie UK uses granny stitch, but works from one corner across to the opposite corner, increasing towards the middle, and decreasing after the halfway point. The blanket uses a cake yarn that changes colors all on its own, so you won’t be weaving in a bunch of ends for those stripes. Instructions for four sizes of blankets from baby blanket to twin size.
Easy Crochet Cottage Blanket is a great stashbusting crochet pattern from Blue Star Crochet! The instructions provide you options for a whopping 12 sizes of blankets from baby blanket to king size! This easy pattern uses the textured crossed double crochet pattern stitch.
Tunisian Crochet Blanket
Lexi Tunisian Preemie Blanket crochet pattern is free from Ambassador Crochet! This uses a basic Tunisian crochet stitch but the designer uses a clever method of color changes. The blanket size is easily adjustable.
The Chevron With a Twist Blanket from This Pixie Creates features puff stitch, double crochet and front post double crochet. It has loads of beautiful texture! Step-by-step pictures walk you through the pattern.
This Pixie Creates also brings you the Coziness is a Mood Throw! This blanket was designed to reflect coziness, self-care, and indulgence. A large crochet hook speeds up the making of it.
Mountain Mama Textured Blanket is also from This Pixie Creates. It’s an easy, textured bulky crochet blanket pattern that uses simple stitches. Great project for beginners or anytime you want to make something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration. It uses single crochet, extended single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and even treble crochet.
The Ava Blanket is from Christa Co Design. It’s easy and chunky. The 20″ squares are simply made using half-double crochet stitch. Learn the half-double crochet stitch here. The pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial!
Sweet Treat Baby Blanket is from Underground Crafter. This blanket is made of textured motifs in three colorways. The designer suggests using a slip stitch seam for durability. You can learn how to do a slip stitch seam here.
Super bulky crochet blanket patterns
Boho Bobble Blanket from A Crafty Concept uses the bobble stitch for great texture, and aren’t those colors great?! Not sure how to do the bobble stitch? I have a video for that!
Remington Lane gives us the Color Block Crochet Baby Blanket. This is a fun, fast project great for beignners. It uses easy color changes. This makes a great baby shower gift, but the instructions also tell you how to make it in different sizes, including a king size blanket!
Lisa Blanket, from Remington Lane Crochet, makes an excellent go-to gift for new babies and kids. It’s a really easy, beginner-friendly pattern that the designer says takes only seven hours to make! It’s great how a super bulky crochet blanket pattern can allow you to whip up a baby gift in a hurry!
Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket is from Blackstone Designs. It’s made in Lion Brand Hometown yarn. This sweet blanket works up fast and uses mostly double crochet stitches. The dense yarn means that this blanket could work as a weighted blanket.
Harvest Throw is from Rich Textures Crochet. This blanket is easy enough for beginners and uses the very popular moss stitch. A video tutorial is included for beginners. Harvest Throw uses fringe for the edging. Check out my method for easily cutting all those fringe pieces just right.
Mystic Ripple Blanket from You Should Craft uses a ripple stitch that is repetitive and easy to memorize. It uses primarily double and half-double crochet stitches. A video tutorial is included!
Braids and Twists Chunky Throw is from You Should Craft. It works up super fast by using two strands of a super bulky yarn! It uses double crochet stitches with twisted cables and braided chains.
Berry Baby Blanket from Crafting Each Day is soft, cuddly, and warm. This simple super bulky crochet blanket pattern is beginner-friendly and easy to master. Berry Blanket is made in Lion Brand Hometown USA.
Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket is from Crafting Each Day. It softens with each washing and is beginner-friendly. It uses one of my favorite stitches, v-stitch. The size is adjustable!
Catherine Wheel Blanket from Handmade by Raine uses the stitch of it’s namesake. Catherine wheel uses clusters and shells to make circles that settle between each other. Video tutorial included.
Hexagon Flower Blanket from Knitting With Chopsticks is a great project for warm weather. Why? Because you can make one motif at a time and not be buried under a blanket as you work, until it’s time to join the motifs, that is. The designer suggests visible seams to outline the motifs. Looking for joining methods? Look here!
Two more Super Bulky Tunisian crochet blanket patterns here
The Vineyard Throw from Ambassador Crochet is a Tunisian crochet pattern that is heavy, so consider it for someone that might like a weighted blanket. The designer gives instructions in the pattern for those that have never tried Tunisian crochet.
Book Nook Tunisian Throw, also from Ambassador Crochet, is perfect for cold winter days! It utilizes a two-row repeat that works up fast!
Lapghan of Love from Ambassador Crochet was specifically created for those going through chemo or other health challenges. This is a small super bulky crochet throw blanket and works up quickly.
The Big & Comfy Blanket Collection from Sweet Potato 3 is actually a paid collection of three crochet afghan patterns. Each of these was originally made holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together, but you can substitute with just one strand of super bulky yarn. Each crochet pattern has instructions for three sizes of blankets.
Sandstone Throw is from Rich Textures Crochet. This is an easy crochet blanket. The yarn is Caron Sprinkles Cakes, so even though it’s primarily earth tones, there are pops of color in the yarn. Fringe is used for the border and the body pattern uses slip stitches. The blanket is easily customized and the designer has included a video tutorial.
The Midwinter Blanket has stripes of texture and a fringe border on two sides. It uses half-double crochet and slip stitch to create that texture. The free written pattern and video tutorial are from Rich Textures Crochet.
Crochet Blankets with Jumbo weight yarn
Two Hour C2C Crochet Blanket from Rich Textures Crochet uses Bernat Blanket Big yarn, which is a jumbo weight (#7) yarn. I love the idea of making a squishy, cozy, blanket in just two hours! The yarn is easy care and uses single crochet in the back loop only. See my tutorial for that stitch here.
Chunky Chevron Blanket from Christa Co Design is another crochet afghan that uses a jumbo weight yarn. This is a classic chevron crochet pattern with metallic sparkle. You can crochet it in four hours or less, according to the designer! Single crochet with an easy repeat.
Looking for bulky, super bulky, or jumbo weight yarn?
Lion Brand Hue + Me is a good choice for a bulky weight (#5) yarn.
You can use Lion Brand Scarfie if you’d like a bulky weight (#5) yarn with subtle color changes.
Brava Bulky from We Crochet is a premium acrylic bulky weight (#5) that would be a great choice.
Many of the blankets in this list were made with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. You can get that yarn here. It is a super bulky (#6) yarn.
Lion Brand Hometown is another super bulky (#6) weight yarn that is great for blankets.
We Crochet’s Mighty Stitch Super Bulky is another super bulky (#6) weight yarn that’s great for blankets.
AR Wokshop Chunky Knit Yarn is a good jumbo (#7) weight chenille yarn.
And there we go! Which one will you make first and how will you decide!
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