The Snow Drops Blanket is a fast and free pattern for a chunky crochet blanket. You'll love the texture created by the star stitch and the fact that this blanket is easy to make in many sizes from baby blanket to full afghan. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A Super Fast, Super Chunky Crochet Blanket
The Snow Drops Mod Scarf was one of my earliest Scarf patterns, and it was also the pattern that started my Snow Drops pattern collection. Up until now, the collection has comprised completely of winter wearables, but I’ve wanted to add a blanket for quite some time!
A Chunky Crochet Blanket in Any Size
I knew that I wanted to use the Snow Drops pattern for a blanket because it is SO easy to alter in size. Just start with an odd number of stitches in your starting chain, and you can make this blanket as wide or as narrow as you’d like it to be.
I love the pretty blue striping created by the Caron Chunky Cakes, but even more I love the texture of the star stitch and making blankets with chunky yarn. It’s extra fast to make and extra cozy when it’s done 🙂
Once you get the hang of the star stitch (with the video tutorial included below) this pattern works up quickly with a 4 row repeat. This pattern is easy enough for an advanced beginner looking to learn a new stitch. And after you master the star stitch, you’ll probably want to make more pieces from the Snow Drops Collection for yourself.
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- 4 skeins of Caron Chunky Cakes 'Blue Moon' yarn or appox. 1200 yards of a comparable category 6 yarn.
- 10.0 mm crochet hook (I use Clover Amour)
- Yarn needle
- Scissors (I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case)
- ch: chain
- LOH: loops on hook
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
First star stitch of a row: Ch 2, Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.
Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye of the star.
Approximately 4’ x 5’
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
Row 1: HDC in the third ch from the hook and HDC across (101)
Row 2: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the row, star stitch across, HDC in the last st (50 stars + 1 HDC). Turn
Row 3: ch 1, 2 SC in each "eye of the star" from the previous row. SC in last stitch of the row (101). Turn.
Row 4-5: ch 2, HDC in each st across (101). Turn.
Row 6-77: repeat Rows 2-5
Row 78: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the row, star stitch across, HDC in the last st (50 stars + 1 HDC). Turn
Row 79: ch 1, 2 SC in each "eye of the star" from the previous row. SC in last stitch of the row (101). Turn.
Row 80: ch 2, HDC in each st across (101).
Tie off yarn and weave in ends. If you wish to crochet around the outside of the blanket you can (you will need extra yarn). The blanket in the sample does not have any border
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