#Crochet a chunky throw with braids and twisted cables. This free crochet pattern uses two strands of Bernat blanket yarn to create a squishy, snuggly blanket.

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Blanket
Row 1: Using two strands of Bernat blanket yarn ch 49, (BLO) dc in third ch from hook, dc across. (48)

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as dc) and turn. dc 5, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6. (48)

Hands crocheting a loop for the braided chain portion of the blue chunky throw

For help with the braided chains, check out the video tutorial:

Row 3: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook (A), bpdtr in third skipped stitch (B), bpdtr in second skipped stitch (C), bpdtr in first skipped stitch (D), dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 11, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook, bpdtr in third skipped stitch, bpdtr in second skipped stitch, bpdtr in first skipped stitch, dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 11, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook, bpdtr in third skipped stitch, bpdtr in second skipped stitch, bpdtr in first skipped stitch, dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 5. (48)

Labeled image showing four steps to  crochet the twisted cable portion of the blue chunky throw

Need a video for the twisted cables? Watch this!

Row 4: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6. (48)

Row 5: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, bpdc 4, dc 12, bpdc 4, dc 12, bpdc 4, dc 6. (48)

Hands crocheting a blue chunky throw

Row 6: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6. (48)

Hands crocheting a front post treble crochet on the blue chunky throw

Row 7: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook, bpdtr in third skipped stitch, bpdtr in second skipped stitch, bpdtr in first skipped stitch, dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 11, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook, bpdtr in third skipped stitch, bpdtr in second skipped stitch, bpdtr in first skipped stitch, dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 11, sk 3 and bpdtr in fourth stitch from hook, bpdtr in third skipped stitch, bpdtr in second skipped stitch, bpdtr in first skipped stitch, dc in fourth stitch from hook, dc 5. (48)

Row 8: ch 2 and turn. dc 5, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6, ch 9 and sl st to the top of the same dc, dc 6, fptr 4, dc 6. (48)

Rows 9 – 32: Repeat rows 5 – 8. After finishing Row 32, continue to crochet sc border.

Large crochet hook crocheting a single crochet border onto the blue chunky throw

Braids
Beginning with the Row 32 loop, pull each loop over the previous loop (e.g. pull the Row 32 loop over the Row 30 loop) to make a braid. The Row 2 loops will be secured when you crochet the border.

Border
sc around, with three sc in each corner. Use 2 border sc to secure each braid. Trim yarn and weave in ends.

I used my fingers to weave in the ends, but you could also use a large tapestry needle.

Large crochet hook securing the braided chain with the single crochet border

Excellent! You’re done crocheting your chunky throw! Squishy, right? Do you think you’ll keep it for yourself, or give it away as a wedding or baby shower gift?

Chunky blue crochet blanket on a hardwood floor
Chunky blue crochet blanket, folded

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