They were not kidding when they named this yarn Extra Thick, and I just happened to add the creamy because of the beautiful color!
I finally finished this giant blanket though! When I started this throw before Christmas I quickly discovered what a hand work out it is, so I only worked a few rows at a time in between other projects.
I ended it up giving it away as a housewarming gift to a friend who just bought their first home and I love how it turned out!
I almost kept it for myself.
The yarn I used for this throw is called Bernat Blanket Extra Thick and even though it took a bit of practice to get used to using such a giant hook, I think it was worth it for such a soft and cozy throw!
You could use your hands if you wish, the yarn is that thick. I based this pattern on a throw my mom made awhile ago for her dear friend Mandy who was struggling with cancer. (She has since passed, sadly.)
We called the blanket Mandy’s Heart Blanket. I really loved how it almost had a knit look to it. And I thought that it might look really nice in this larger yarn.
Mandy’s Heart Blanket is made with regular weight Bernat Blanket yarn so if you only had that on hand, you can easily switch to that pattern.
If you tap on the highlighted name of each stitch in the stitches portion of the pattern, you can find a stitch tutorial as a refresher on how to work the stitches.
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3 skeins of Bernat Blanket Extra Thick yarn* in Vintage White (100% polyester, 600 g/21.2 oz, 66 m/72 yds)
25mm crochet hook
Finished Size 44in x 36in, gauge 4in = 3 st, 2 rows
tap name of stitch for a video tutorial and written description.
Back Loop Half Double Crochet: Yarn over (YO), insert your hook into back loop only, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 3 loops on hook.
Back Loop Half Double Slip Stitch: YO, insert your hook into back loop only, YO and pull up a loop and pull directly through 2 loops on hook.
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a Half Double Crochet (HDC) into each chain. Chain 2 and turn.
ROW 2: (turning chain does not count as stitch) Inserting your hook into back loops only, work Half Double Slip Stitch (HDSS) into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.
ROW 3: Inserting your hook into back loops only, work HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn.
Repeat rows 2 through 3 for fifteen more rows, or until blanket measures appx. 36 inches. (blanket is worked lengthwise, so base chain should measure appx. 44 in)
When switching to a new skein of yarn, I found that it worked best to knot my ends together and leave tails long enough that I could weave into the blanket with my hands.
Thanks so much for visiting Daisy Farm Crafts, I hope you enjoy this quick and easy throw pattern! xo, Hannah
*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2022 by Yarnspirations