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Knit Look Chunky Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

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This crochet afghan pattern was inspired by the arm knitting video that has been doing the rounds on the internet. I wanted to recreate the knit look without the hassle of finger crocheting. So I used chunky yarn and a jumbo hook to design this knit-look crochet afghan. You can find a video at the end of the blog post.


Easy Crochet Afghan finished in a knit look stitch and yellow, gray and white colors



Knit Look Crochet Afghan hanging from a dresser



Beginner Crochet Afghan finished with tassels on the edge


Finished blanket displayed on white fur fabric


I was able to work this pattern up in less than 6 hours. The result was a warm and squishy blanket in which you would want to curl up all day long. Every second row of the pattern is worked into slip stitches to give that knit effect.


Do you slip stitch tight? I know most people do. So I have provided a video that will tell you how to slip stitch loosely. The tip isn’t rocket science but something people tend to overlook. So if it looks silly to you, I apologize in advance but hey, it works :).


So without further ado, let us get to the pattern.


Chunky Knit-Look Crochet Afghan Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

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1. Chunky Size 6 yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in color Fisherman and Big Twist Natural Blend in colors Aged Brass and Light Gray.

2. Hook Q – 15.75mm. It is a jumbo hook.


3. An  I (5.5mm) hook to weave in any yarn ends





10 single crochet sts = 7 inches


Finished Size


35 inches X 27 inches.

You can add more to the width of the blanket by adding more stripes.

If you want to add to the length, you will have to add to more chains to your foundation chain. Any number of chains will work as there are no pattern repeats.





Each Stripe took me 1 skein of chunky yarn (98 yards each) with a little left over to make tassels. If you plan to make it wider you will add one skein for each stripe.


I had 5 stripes and used 5 skeins of 98 yards each. Each stripe will add 5 inches to the width.


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.
sc-single crochet
sl st– slip stitch


Afghan Crochet Pattern

Row 1: With cream color yarn ch 51, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across to end, turn.—–50 sc


Pull up the hook to loosen the loop on it


Note: Make the slip stitches of each row loosely or you will find it hard to work the following row. To make it loose, pull up the loop on your hook before working the slip st. You can see the video at the end of the blog post.


Row 2: Ch 1 ( counts as a sl st), 1 sl st in the next st and each st across to end, turn.——-50 sl sts



Note: The next row is worked into the sl stitches that will be stuck behind your work. Lift the sl st with your fingers and then stick your hook into it. This will make it easier to work into them.



Row 3: Ch 1( not counted as a sc), 1 sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in each sl st cross to end. The last sl st won’t be visible, so make sure you don’t miss it. ——50 sc



Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows, change colors while completing the last sc st of the row. To join the new color, pull the new color yarn through when you have 2 loops on your hook.


You can see a video on changing colors here.



Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sc rows for each stripe and then switch to the next color.



Making the Jumbo Tassels


1. Take a piece of cardboard 3 1/4 inch long and wrap the chunky yarn around it 12 times. Pull a 14-inch strand of yarn through the winding and knot twice at the top.





2. Cut the yarn along the opposite side




3. Take another 12-inch strand and make a knot a little below the top knot.




4. Trim the excess from the strand you just tied but leave the top 2 strands for attaching to the afghan.




I added one tassel at each color change. You can add more if you want. I added tassels in all the colors of the stripes. You can choose to make it in one single color if you want.



Attaching the Tassels to the Blanket

Use the two tails left on top to tie the tassel onto the blanket. Pull the remaining tails through the tassel using a smaller hook.  Trim to make them blend with the rest of the tassel.



Use the smaller hook to weave in any tails left. 


You might also like my Sun Room Afghan found here.





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Sunday 29th of December 2019

I just found several of your pieces on Pinterest. I love how you explain everything in your videos. Thank you for sharing!


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

How much yarn did you need for this project?


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I have given that under yardage. Each stripe takes 1 skein of 98 yards each. For a blanket that was 35 inches wide and 27 inches long, it took me 5 skeins of 98 yards each. Each additional skein will add about 5 inches to your blanket.


Tuesday 15th of October 2019

I would like the pattern for the Fire Place Afghan


Thursday 27th of December 2018

Thank you! Beautiful Pattern!


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Why do you offer free patterns then make it impossible to print them. There is no way to print this pattern and still be able to read it.


Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hi Becky, there is a link included to purchase an Ad-free PDF version for $1.99. It is right under the pictures of the finished blanket.