Super Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern – The Popping Posts Throw Blanket

Super Chunky Crochet Blanket made with this free crochet pattern draped over a chair with text that says Popping Posts Crochet Throw Blanket, Free Super Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern
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Get ready to get cozy with my new free super chunky crochet blanket pattern, the Popping Posts Throw Blanket. This is a quick and easy blanket to crochet as it uses a super chunky yarn and a large crochet hook which means that you’ll be ready for a cozy snuggle before you know it.

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I love to crochet blankets with Bernat Blanket yarn. The resulting blankets are chunky, soft and warm. My house is covered in them! On top of the features of the finished blanket, crochet blankets made with Bernat Blanket yarn are usually super quick to work up. I’ve made blankets using this super chunky crochet blanket pattern multiple times and it takes me an average of 4 – 6 hours to crochet one.

How Do you Make a Blanket With Super Chunky or Super Bulky Yarn?

You can crochet blankets using Super Chunky/Super Bulky, size 6 yarns, quickly and easily. Since yarns that are this bulky tend to be trickier to get good drape from, I usually recommend choosing a hook size that’s larger than recommended on the yarn label when you’re just getting started.

The stitches that you use to crochet a super chunky crochet blanket are the same as you’d use to crochet a blanket in a different yarn weight but expect them to take on a different look using yarns like Bernat Blanket since the chenille can make more intricate stitches more difficult to see.

The stitches that we will be using in the Popping Posts Throw Blanket pattern are simple to do: Single Crochet and Front Post Double Crochet. There is no shaping in the pattern and the trickiest part is making sure you work your front post double crochet around the correct stitch.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops which includes a printable pattern cheat sheet/checklist to help keep you on track.

Other free super chunky crochet blanket patterns I have available:

Popping Posts Crochet Throw sample made with this free crochet pattern, draped over a chair with throw pillows

How many skeins of yarn do I need to make a super chunky crochet blanket?

For the Popping Posts Throw blanket, you’ll need 5 balls of Bernat Blanket Yarn to make a blanket that’s approximately 43” wide x 52” tall. You will have yarn left over, enough to make an amigurumi project like my Wanda the Whale (which is a great blanket yarn amigurumi project). For other patterns, the amount of yarn needed will vary depending on the size of blanket you’re making. Generally, my blankets that I make with Bernat Blanket yarn, tend to require between 2 – 5 skeins.

I have made this blanket with Bernat Blanket Ombre before and it turned out great. Unfortunately, I gifted it to a friend after she had a baby so I didn’t get any great photos of it before giving it away. If you’d like to see what this blanket looks like using Bernat Blanket Ombre, check out my Bernat Blanket Ombre Review where I shared some in progress photos.

What I really liked about making this blanket in the Ombre yarn, is that the post stitches helped to hide the colour changes so it really did help give an ombre look to the blanket. I normally like to control my colour changes with self-striping yarns but I didn’t feel the need to do that with the ombre yarn since the colour changes were hidden so well.

I think that this blanket really looks great in either a solid colour or in a self-striping colourway. I think that the post stitches would probably get lost in a variegated colourway of Bernat Blanket yarn. But, if you have your heart set on using a variegated colourway, give it a shot and see if you like it.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of this Crochet Blanket Pattern?

If you would like a printable copy of the Popping Posts Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern, you can purchase ad-free PDF versions of the pattern for a small fee in my Ravelry and Etsy shops. The printable version of this pattern includes a check list/cheat sheet for the pattern which can help you keep track of your pattern repeats as you’re working so when you put your work down, you can easily figure out where you left off last.

close up image of the texture of the blanket made with this super chunky crochet blanket pattern

Cozy at Home Crochet Along

This super chunky crochet blanket pattern is part of the Cozy at Home Crochet Along!

How the 2022 Cozy at Home CAL Works

Every Monday from January 10 through March 28, 2022, we’ll share a free crochet pattern to make your home more comfy and cozy! You can make these home decor projects to keep, for gifts, or to donate to charity while chatting with other crocheters in our groups and sharing your projects to win giveaway prizes!

We’ve partnered with Darn Good Yarn, GlassEyesOnline, Hooked for Life Publishing, I Like Crochet, and Shaggy Baggy to bring you some great prizes in our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in this post on Underground Crafter by Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How To Join the 2022 Cozy at Home CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentralCrochet on all social media. 
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 12 awesome projects. Make your home comfy and cozy while having fun with us!

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Cozy at Home CAL post as it is released.

Make a throw pillow too using this great free pattern

Crochet throw pillow pattern sample in a flat lay

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the crochet blanket created with this super chunky crochet blanket pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:


Finished Size: 

  • Approx. 43” wide x 52” tall

Gauge: 

  • Approx 8 sts x 8 rows = 4”


Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the amount of yarn needed and the size of the project. 

  • Skip stitches behind post stitches.

  • All post stitches are worked around the post of the indicated stitch two rows below.

Purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops which includes a printable pattern cheat sheet/checklist to help keep you on track.

The Popping Posts Crochet Throw Blanket made with Bernat Blanket Yarn, hanging on a fence

The Popping Posts Throw Blanket Pattern

CH 81. 

Row 1 (RS): SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH across (80).

Row 2 (WS): CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. 

Row 3: CH 1 and turn.  SC in first ST, *SC in the next 4 STs, (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, repeat from * until 9 STs remain. SC in next 4 STs, FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST, FPDC around the next SC, SC in the last 2 STs. 

Row 4:  CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST and each ST across.

Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SC in the first ST, *SC in the next 2 STs, (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in the next 4 STs, repeat from * until 7 STs remain.  (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in last ST.

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Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  SC in first ST, *(FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in the next 4 STs, repeat from * until 9 STs remain.  (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in last 3 STs.

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  SC in first ST, *(FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 2, SC in the next 4 STs, FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST, repeat from * until 9 STs remain. (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 2, SC in the last 5 STs.

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST, FPDC around next SC, SC in the next 5 STs, *(FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in the next 4 STs, repeat from * until 3 STs remain.  FPDC around next SC, SC in the last 2 STs.

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST, SC in the next 4 STs, *(FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 3, SC in the next 4 STs, repeat from * until 5 STs remain. (FPDC around next SC, SC in the next ST) x 2, SC in last ST.

Rows 14 – 103: Repeat Rows 4 – 13, 9 more times.

Row 104: CH 1 and turn.  SC in the first ST and each ST across.

FO.  Weave in ends.

That’s it! I hope that you enjoyed this free super chunky crochet blanket pattern! I really love this blanket for gifting, especially as a baby shower gift. I know that it isn’t the standard size for a baby blanket, but I always give throw or lapghan sized blankets as baby blankets. This ensures that the blanket can be used for years to come by the recipients and that mom can keep warm while holding baby.

If you made the Popping Posts Crochet Blanket, I would love to see your finished blankets. When you’re sharing them on social media, be sure to use #theloopylamb and/or tag me @theloopylamb so that I can see them and share them as well.

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Disclaimer:

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9 thoughts on “Super Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern – The Popping Posts Throw Blanket”

  1. Hi Ashley,
    Beautiful blanket. I’d like to add it to a section of a stitch blanket, I think. To add additional colors, what row should the color change be on, odd or even row?

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    • Thanks Verna! The colour changes would look good on either even or odd rows but you’d have to try it to see what your own personal preference is based on where you are adding it to your other blanket. For instance, if you added part of this to another blanket and started on the post rows (omitting the first 2 rows of SC) it would look cool to have the colour change happen on the post stitch row because the posts could be a different colour than the previous section and the posts would reach down into that section. When I used self-striping yarns, I just let the colour changes happen as they came out of the ball. I hope this helps.

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  2. I love the look of this blanket but I don’t have much super bulky yarn or that big of a hook. How would I adjust to size 4 yarn and H hook? I realize the stitch pattern would be the same but chain length and rows.

    Reply
    • Hi Peggy,
      I don’t have any gauge information for this blanket in a worsted weight yarn so I can’t tell you exact stitch and row counts. I would recommend crocheting a chain to the size you’d like and adding 10 more inches of chain. Work the pattern until you reach your desired size and then begin round 2, leaving the remaining chains unworked. At the end, unravel any additional chains that you may have.
      I hope this helps.

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  3. I also plan to make this in worsted weight yarn. So there aren’t any multipes? It looks to me like as long as you use an even number it would be fine. Is that correct? And thank you for the pattern… I do intend to make at least one with my collection of blanket yarn yoo.

    Reply
    • Hi Ruth,

      I’m so glad that you like the blanket! I’ve received quite a few requests for this blanket made in worsted weight yarn so I will be working on releasing this design in a worsted weight yarn and in multiple sizes in the future. In the meantime, I have shared a great tip below with Peggy to enable you to make this blanket in any size and with any yarn weight you wish, should you want to get started right away. Otherwise, stay tuned for the release of the worsted weight version soon.

      Thanks,
      Ashley

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    • Hi Sarah,

      After receiving your message, I reviewed the pattern and did find an error in the notes section regarding the placement of the post stitches that was missed during the testing and tech editing process. While I do make every effort to ensure that my patterns are error-free, each person involved in the process is a human and mistakes do happen. I appreciate you bringing this error to my attention and the pattern has been updated. If you find that you are still struggling with this pattern even with the update, please contact me directly via email ashley@theloopylamb.com and I am happy to assist you to ensure you are successful with this pattern.

      Thanks,
      Ashley

      Reply

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