Whip up a soft and snuggly baby blanket using this quick pattern for super bulky yarn. This is a squishy and warm blanket that softens up with every washing. The blanket relies on a combination of basic stitches making this a beginner-friendly project too. Try out the Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket if you need a last minute gift that won’t take you forever to crochet.
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The V-st is easy to master. After a few rows, you can relax as the pattern repeats and the blanket quickly grows in size. This is a great project for grabbing while watching your favorite show. The size is easily adjustable too if you’d like to make a larger blanket.
About the Inspiration for the Quick and Chunky Crochet Baby Blanket Design
The inspiration for this design came both from the yarn and wanting to make a quick and easy baby blanket pattern. As I was walking through the aisles at my local craft store, I was drawn to the Grey Ragg colorway in the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. It seemed perfect for creating visual interest in a baby blanket while still being in soft colors. I also loved that it was in a neutral colorway that would work with lots of different decors. And, the yarn is soft and machine washable. It gets even softer after washing.
With the yarn in hand, the stitch choice came next. The V-st worked great with the chunky yarn, creating a soft and squishy fabric that wasn’t too stiff. And, the chunkiness of the yarn minimized the gaps between the stitches.
About the Yarn
The Bernat Softee Chunky yarn turned out to be perfect for this blanket. It worked up quick and is super soft. In the Grey Ragg colorway it creates a mottled overall color effect that adds depth and works as a great neutral for many different decors.
Bernat Baby Blanket would be another great yarn choice for this blanket. It is the same weight as the Softee Chunky. And, it’s designed specifically for baby blankets. It’s also super soft and comes in many different colors so you can tailor the blanket to match your favorite colors.
More Free Quick Baby Blanket Patterns for Chunky Yarns
Here are two other quick baby blanket patterns you may enjoy. Both patterns are free and use chunky yarn too. Try them with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn or another super bulky yarn (#6) yarn that you love.
Textured Ridges Baby Blanket
The Textured Ridges Baby Blanket is snuggly with a rolling textured feel. You can easily adjust it in size.
Berry Baby Blanket Pattern
The Berry Baby Blanket is soft and warm. The beginner-friendly pattern is easy to master.
The Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket pattern is a free crochet pattern in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
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Quick and Chunky Crochet Baby Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Super bulky yarn (#6) in color of choice. Approximately 400 yards.
Shown above: Bernat Softee Chunky (100% acrylic), 108yds [99m]/3.5 oz [100g]: Yarn A #28047 (Grey Ragg), 4 skeins.
Hook: Size N/13 (9.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: One size, approximately 22” x 28” including border.
Gauge: 8 sts and 7.5 rows = 4” in pattern.
- Placing markers on the edge stitches is recommended for keeping track of the edge stitches.
- Work the base chain loosely.
- Pattern uses U.S. crochet terminology – find notes here.
- Video tutorials are available for the following techniques:
Standard and Special Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
V-st = (sc, ch 2, sc) in same stitch
Quick and Chunky Baby Blanket Pattern
Multiple: 2 sts + 1, plus 1 for base chain.
Base Chain: Loosely ch 40 + 1 +1 (or adjust base chain to desired width of blanket).
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook (pm in this hdc), *V-st in next ch, skip ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, V-st in second to last ch, hdc in last ch, turn. (2 hdc and 20 V-st)
Row 2: Ch 1 loosely (does not count as a stitch), hdc in hdc (pm in this hdc), *V-st in next ch-2 space; rep from * to end of row, hdc in last hdc, turn. (2 hdc and 20 V-st)
Rows 3 – 50: Rep row 2.
At the end of row 50, turn and continue to BORDER.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), work 3 sc into last hdc of Row 50 of BLANKET, pm in the middle sc of the three to mark the corner, continue working sc stitches around the BLANKET in the following manner: work 50 sc evenly spaced along both sides, 39 sc evenly spaced along both top and bottom edges, and 3 sc in each corner placing a marker in the middle sc of each corner to mark the corner, at end of round join with sl st to first sc of Rnd 1, turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in same stitch, continue working sc stitches around BLANKET in the following manner: work 3 sc in each marked corner stitch from Rnd 1 and work 1 sc in each sc from Rnd 1. At end of Rnd 2, either join with a sl st to first sc and fasten off or if you would like an invisible looking join, use the invisible join method to finish Rnd 2 instead. Tutorial for invisible join here.
Finishing: Weave in ends.
Free Baby Blanket Patterns
Here are some other free baby blanket patterns you may enjoy. Both of these blankets call for worsted weight yarn. They look great in ombre yarns or try a solid-colored yarn of your choice.
The Teal Appeal blanket is a free security-size blanket for ombre yarn. This super easy stitch pattern works up quickly, and the cute border adds a special touch.
Purple Ombre Security Blanket
The Purple Ombre Security Blanket pattern features an easy lace stitch that creates pretty results.