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Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern – Super Alexa Blanket

The Super Alexa Blanket is a fun and quick crochet project that you will love to make. The chunky crochet blanket is made from 20 matching motifs featuring cluster stitches to give loads of lovely texture and make it a really tactile blanket to snuggle in.

Designed in chunky yarn, this pattern is also brilliant as a baby blanket (in fact, that’s what it started life as) and all you need to do is switch the yarn for a lighter weight! A double knit or worsted weight yarn would make an adorable crochet baby blanket too. Just imagine all the beautiful colour options you could choose for it?!

The pattern is an intermediate level, however I’ve made a video tutorial for the motif sections so is the perfect project if you’re a beginner that wants to start stretching your skills.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Super Alexa Blanket pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

Alexa crochet blanket laying on a bed

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About the Chunky Crochet Blanket

I designed the original Alexa Blanket many years ago for our lovely friends when they had their first baby and she is now all grown up and at school!

They moved house last year and asked me if I’d consider making them a blanket or sofa throw for their new home and I instantly knew what to make them – a super sized Alexa Blanket!

I had always wanted to revisit the pattern, update it and generally make it better all round and so this was the perfect opportunity.

I went for some lovely chunky yarn as they wanted something really nice and ‘squishy’ for the back of the sofa and some of their favourite bright colours too.

I’ve always thought that personalising a project is always one of the best parts of crochet and I’m happy to say they are delighted with their super squishy, chunky crochet blanket.

Also, the original Alexa Blanket is still going strong and although it’s baby sized it is still used everyday in their house!

Pattern Options

This surprisingly quick crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern:

Access for free >>> Scroll down to find the pattern in this blogpost.

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modern crochet blanket pattern seen from above

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Yarn

To make the Alexa Chunky Crochet Blanket I used Paintbox Yarn Simply Chunky which is 100% acrylic, 136m/100g and great value for money.

I used:

6 balls of Misty Grey

2 balls each of Slate Grey, Soft Fudge, Vintage Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Ballet Pink, Washed Teal and Dolphin Blue.

A great alternative yarn is Brava Bulky Yarn by WeCrochet which is also 100% acrylic and fabulous to work with too.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours so you can tailor your blanket to suit whoever or wherever you are making it for.

Yarn option one >>> find the yarn I used here.

Yarn option two >>> find a great alternative yarn here.

Tension and Sizing

The finished blanket measures 142cm by 116cm.

Each motif measures 26cm by 26cm but tension isn’t critical for this project.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

tog – together

sk – skip

rep – repeat

FP – front post

BP – back post

Crochet Stitches

The chunky crochet blanket uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet

Special Crochet Stitches

Special stitch cluster/cl: in UK terms.
For a 3tr cluster stitch (3tr-Cl) begin as if to treble crochet in next stitch, but don’t complete the stitch and leave two loops on the hook. Repeat this again, crocheting as if to make a treble crochet but don’t complete the stitch and leave three loops on the hook. Continue to do this, working into the same stitch, until there are 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

To work a 4tr-Cl just add another stitch before completing the stitch with 5 loops on the hook.

colourful and modern crochet blanket laying on a bed

Pattern Notes

A ch1 or ch2 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

You can can seam your motifs however you would like but I have 3 favourite ways of joining crochet squares together that you might enjoy learning.

Video Tutorials

Watch a video tutorial >>> of the chunky crochet square motif here.

Alexa Blanket Purchase pattern option 1

Super Alexa Crochet Blanket Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Make 20 square motifs using the following pattern, in the colours shown in the schematic image.

The final 2 rounds of each square is worked in Misty Grey.

SQUARE MOTIFS

Start each motif by making a magic ring.

Round 1: WS: ch2 (does not count as st), 12tr into magic ring, ss in first st to join [12 sts]

Round 2: ch1, *3tr-Cl, ss in next st, repeat from * around, ss in first st to join [6 x 3tr-Cl, 6 x ss] 

Round 3: ch2, 2tr in each st around, ss in first st to join [24tr]

Round 4: Repeat Round 2 [12 x 3tr-Cl, 12 x ss =24 sts]

Round 5: ch2, *2tr in next st, tr in next st, rep from * around, ss in first st to join [36 tr]

Round 6: ch1, *4tr-Cl, dc in next st, (4tr-Cl, dc) in next st, repeat from * around, ss in first st to join [24 x 4tr-Cl, 24 x dc = 48 sts]

TURN work to RS facing and continue.

Change to Misty Grey.

Round 7: ch2, *tr in next 12, ch3, rep from * three more time, ss in first st to join [48 tr, 4 x ch3-sps] 

Round 8: ch2, *FPtr in next st, BPtr in next st to ch3- sp, 5tr in ch3-sp, rep from * three more times, ss in first to join [68 sts]

Lightly block your motifs and then join them with a slip stitch flat seam to RS in Misty Grey.

BORDER

With RS facing, join Misty Grey to top RH corner st to begin working along a long side.

Round 1: ch1, **3htr in corner st, htr in next 2 sts, * (FPtr in next st, htr in next st) 6 times, htr in 6, rep from * to 2sts before next corner stitch, htr in next 2, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [328 sts] 

Round 2: ss to next st (corner stitch), ch2, **(tr, ch2, tr) in corner st, tr in next 3sts, *(FPtr in next st, htr in next st) 6 times, tr in 6, rep from * to 3sts before next corner stitch, tr in next 3, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [332 sts, 4 x ch2-sps]

Round 3: ss to ch2-sp, ch2, **(tr, ch1, tr) in corner st, tr in next 4sts, *(FPtr in next st, htr in next st) 6 times, tr in 6, rep from * to 4sts before next corner st, tr in next 4, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [340 sts, 4 x ch2-sps]

Round 4: ch1, reverse dc in each st around, ss in first st to join [348 sts]

Fasten off and weave in all ends to complete. Block lightly again.

Close up of a chunky crochet blanket with bobble stitches

Standard US Crochet Terms

Make 20 square motifs using the following pattern, in the colours shown in the schematic image.

The final 2 rounds of each square is worked in Misty Grey.

SQUARE MOTIFS

Start each motif by making a magic ring.

Round 1: WS: ch2 (does not count as st), 12dc into magic ring, ss in first st to join [12 sts]

Round 2: ch1, *3dc-Cl, ss in next st, repeat from * around, ss in first st to join [6 x 3dc-Cl, 6 x ss] 

Round 3: ch2, 2dc in each st around, ss in first st to join [24dc]

Round 4: Repeat Round 2 [12 x 3dc-Cl, 12 x ss =24 sts] 

Round 5: ch2, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around, ss in first st to join [36 dc]


Round 6: ch1, *4dc-Cl, sc in next st, (4dc-Cl, sc) in next st, repeat from * around, ss in first st to join [24 x 4dc-Cl, 24 x sc = 48 sts]

TURN work to RS facing and continue.

Change to Misty Grey.

Round 7: ch2, *dc in next 12, ch3, rep from * three more time, ss in first st to join [48 dc, 4 x ch3-sps] 

Round 8: ch2, *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st to ch3-sp, 5dc in ch3-sp, rep from * three more times, ss in first to join [68 sts]

Lightly block your motifs and then join them with a slip stitch flat seam to RS in Misty Grey.

BORDER

With RS facing, join Misty Grey to top RH corner st to begin working along a long side.

Round 1: ch1, **3hdc in corner st, hdc in next 2 sts, * (FPdc in next st, hdc in next st) 6 times, hdc in 6, rep from * to 2sts before next corner stitch, hdc in next 2, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [328 sts] 

Round 2: ss to next st (corner stitch), ch2, **(dc, ch2, dc) in corner st, dc in next 3sts, *(FPdc in next st, hdc in next st) 6 times, dc in 6, rep from * to 3sts before next corner stitch, dc in next 3, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [332 sts, 4 x ch2-sps]

Round 3: ss to ch2-sp, ch2, **(dc, ch1, dc) in corner st, dcin next 4sts, *(FPdc in next st, hdc in next st) 6 times, dc in 6, rep from * to 4sts before next corner st, dc in next 4, rep from ** around, ss in first st to join [340 sts, 4 x ch2-sps]

Round 4: ch1, reverse sc in each st around, ss in first st to join [348 sts]

Fasten off and weave in all ends to complete. Block lightly again.

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