Today I want to share a pattern with you for a crocheted blanket that my family’s now enjoyed in our living room for quite some time. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you might remember when I first posted this Chunky Icelandic Blanket. I love it because it works up really quickly, it’s super cozy and the color is my all time fave. This is the main blanket that we use and at this point it’s been through the wash and has been cuddled numerous times. It’s such an easy crochet pattern too and the texture is gorgeous! It’s a lapghan size, so it’s easy to toss over a chair or over our legs on chilly nights. And as usual with my projects, the pattern is made up of super simple crochet stitches that just about anyone can do. You can find the easy free pattern below as well as some photos to help you along. You may also choose to purchase the new kit from Lion Brand HERE or the printable, ad-free version of this pattern in my Etsy shop here. 🙂
It had to be named the “Icelandic” because the color reminds me of winter white, and the blanket is warm enough for the coldest of days. The texture is so incredibly cozy and it is one of the easiest stitches I’ve ever done. You literally alternate single and double crochet stitches, so if you are a beginner, this is completely doable. By using a slightly larger hook than what the yarn calls for, it came out with a really nice drape and emphasized the chunky, bubbly texture. I didn’t know what stitch this was until someone on Instagram mentioned that it is called the “Lemon Peel”. I went ahead and looked it up on YouTube and indeed, this blanket is done completely in the lemon peel stitch. Just love it!
It’s also pretty cool because Lion Brand just came out with their new Wool Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundles. Each skein holds the equivalent to two skeins of the original skeins. This means less weaving in ends which is a major bonus in my book. You can find these bonus bundles on Lion Brand’s site, on Michaels website and in select Michaels Stores as well.
This blanket is 36″ x 40″ making it a nice, small lapghan or toddler size blanket. I have been into the lapghan thing lately because I think it’s a nice size for a small space, however, I plan to continue working on this blanket to make it a larger throw. You can make this blanket as big or small as you’d like though. As far as I can tell, if you chain an even number of stitches, you can simply adjust the length of your chain to a smaller or larger size. Then follow the pattern and crochet to your heart’s desire.
Gauge: Approximately 6 stitches and 6 rows per 4 inches
I’ve made a convenient Blanket Sizing reference page that you can see HERE so you know how long to make your initial chain depending on the blanket that you want.
Obviously, for a full afghan you will need to buy more yarn!
Scroll down for the free pattern or….
You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free, printable PDF version of this pattern from my Etsy shop HERE
You will need:
US Size P 11.5 mm Crochet Hook
6 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N’ Quick in Fisherman or comparable super chunky yarn or 3 of the new Bonus Bundles!
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Chunky Cozy Crochet Blanket Pattern:
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn
Row 2 Sc in 1st 2 stitches, *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across. Sc in last stitch, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 Sc in 1st stitch, *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across row, ch 1, turn.
Row 4 – Repeat rows 2 & 3 until your blanket reaches approximately 36″ wide (or until desired length)
Here it is in pictures:
I think this would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for just about anyone. It would be really cute to add some pom poms to the corner to make it more playful. You could even add some tassels if you’d like.
Let me know if you think you might make one! Feel free to share your pictures with me on Facebook or Instragram and tag me @mamainastitch!
This blanket works up quickly and is squishy and warm so it was quite enjoyable for me. What types of blankets do you enjoy making? I’d love to hear any of your thoughts on this one or your blanket projects in the comments below!
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