Let’s make a bulky blanket! I have no idea why, but I have wanted a bulky throw for so long (…I live in Florida, where I basically never need a thick blanket), and now I have one! Woo! I won’t bore you with a bunch of pointless story here, so let’s just get to the pattern notes!
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Yarn: #5 Bulky Yarn
972 yds / 35.2 oz
892 m / 1000 g.
Tunisian Hook: 15 mm with a 30+ inch cord (76 cm)
Additional materials: Yarn needle and scissors,
A tutorial is available for this pattern. Cut and paste the following link to your browser to access the tutorial on YouTube: https://youtu.be/V4TXXpTmZDE
I used a yarn called Waterford Big, by Loops and Threads to create this throw, however, this yarn is only available in Michaels stores in the U.S. I know not everyone will have access to this yarn, so here are the specs so you can find something similar:
Waterford Big #5 Bulky
243 yds / 8.8 oz (per skein)
223 m / 250 g
80% Acrylic / 20% Alpaca
What happens if I don’t have a 15 mm hook??
Nothing, my crochet buddy. You can use a different yarn weight, say a medium yarn, and use a smaller hook you do have. Play around with swatches. Use whatever yarn you have on hand, and whatever Tunisian hook size you have.
One thing to note, however, is that you will need an afghan hook. If you intend to make this throw larger than 30 inches, you will need a corded hook. The cord will need to be larger than 30 inches in order to make the throw in the pattern size, or to make a larger one. A regular Tunisian hook is not long enough to hold all of the stitches for a blanket/throw.
Multiples: Even numbers
Crochet a chain in whatever width your want your blanket, then add length by completing rows.