This crochet blanket with a border is designed using an easy textured stitch. The pattern is easy to work and beginner friendly.
You don’t fasten off at each color change but just drop the yarn and pick it back up later. This gives you fewer ends to weave in. If you hate weaving in ends, you will love it.
This is a very quick blanket you can make in about 5 hours. It is chunky, warm, and textured, what more could you ask for?
I have always added simple single crochet borders to all my Bernat Blanket yarn designs, but for this one, I added a bumpy border. I love how it turned out and hope you will too!
So let’s jump right into making this lovely blanket, enjoy!
1. Bernat Blanket or Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in 3 colors. It is a size 6 super chunky chenille yarn. The colors used for this chunky blanket crochet pattern are Vanilla, Baby Pink, and Lilac.
2. An N/P (10mm) crochet hook
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
40 inches wide and 44 inches long after adding the border.
220 yards or 1 skein of Baby Pink and Lilac and 300 yards of the color Vanilla
You need more than 1 skein of the cream or Vanilla color as you are using extra for the border.
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
5 pattern repeats (5 crossed dc) = 6 inches
1. Do not fasten off after each color change but just drop the yarn to pick up later. The yarn will be loosely carried along the side of your work and will get concealed when we add a border around the blanket.
2. For the sake of convenience, we will call the colors cream, pink, and lilac.
3. To join a new color at the end of the round, start working your dc st as usual and when you have 2 loops left on your hook, yarn over and pull through the new color. Make the beginning chain in the new color.
4. You will have 3 skeins attached to your work at a time. To make sure your yarn does not tangle, every time you join a new color, bring the new skein to your left and over the other two colors.
With Pink color yarn, ch 67. You can chain any multiple of 2 + 3.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.——-66 sc
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), *( sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in the skipped st to form an ‘X’), repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in the last st while joining the lilac color yarn, drop pink color yarn to pick up later, and turn.——-32 repeats and 2 dc sts
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), *( sk next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in the skipped st to form an ‘X’), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beginning while joining the cream color yarn, drop lilac color yarn to pick up later, and turn.——-32 repeats and 2 dc sts
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 in cream color and join the dropped pink color yarn back while completing the last dc st of the row, drop cream color yarn to pick up later, and turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3 in pink color and join the dropped lilac color yarn back while completing the last dc st of the row, drop the pink color yarn to pick up later, and turn.
Repeat Rows 3, 4, and 5 until you have completed a total of 38 rows including the first single crochet row. Your 38th Row will be a pink Row. Do not join the lilac color at the end of it. Cut off cream and lilac yarn from your blanket and continue the next Row with pink color yarn.
Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st and each st across, end with a sc on top of beginning ch, DO NOT turn or fasten off.
1. When working the border along the sides, take care to work over the yarn tails carried along the side during color changes.
2. The side you work the first round will be the Right side of your blanket. The second round will be worked on the wrong side or back side.
Row 1: With pink color yarn, ch 1 at the corner where your working yarn is and proceed to work along the side of the blanket. Start with 2 sc at the corner, start distributing sc sts along the side of the blanket all the way across to the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, and continue to work sc sts along the foundation chain side until you hit the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, continue to distribute sc sts along the right edge of the blanket until you reach the next corner, 3 sc in the corner, 1 sc in each st across along the last row on top, work 1 more sc in the last st, sl st to first sc, and fasten off.
Row 2: This round should be worked on the wrong side of the blanket, so turn your blanket now. With cream color yarn, sl st to the same corner where we just fastened off the pink color yarn, (ch 1, sc, dc, sc, dc) in the corner st, *(1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st), keep repeating from * to the next corner.
When you reach each corner, you will work 4 sts into the corner st maintaining the sequence of alternate sc and dc sts.
If you worked a sc in the st right before the corner st, work (dc, sc, dc, and sc) in the corner st, *(1 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st), and keep repeating from * to the next corner.
If you worked a dc in the st right before the corner st, work (sc, dc, sc, dc)in the corner st, *(1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st), and keep repeating from * to the next corner.
Keep repeating the sequence of alternate sc and dc sts and working 4 sts in the corner until you reach back where you started, sl st to the first sc, and fasten off.
Weave in any tails left taking care to weave it into the same color and along the back side of the blanket. Enjoy!