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Avon Throw Blanket, free chunky crochet blanket pattern

Always be ready for the next Netflix binge when you have the Avon Throw Blanket, a chunky blanket designed for Crochet Academy.

Honesty time! I’m a big fan of dating reality TV shows with a twist. Love is Blind and Sexy Beasts are two of my favorite shows. When it’s time to get into the drama, I need a cozy blanket to keep me company. That’s why I designed the Avon Throw Blanket, the perfect oversized companion for hours of TV watching. Make your own chunky crochet blanket with this free pattern + video tutorial.

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Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

Get the Avon Throw Blanket

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Avon Throw Blanket + helpful totial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Avon Throw Blanket from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Avon Throw Blanket in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

Beginner Chunky Crochet Blanket

Let’s face it, crochet blankets are just the best. As a designer, I see blankets as a blank slate to which I can add my creativity. Even as a beginner crocheter, you can make this blanket.

The background of the Avon Throw Blanket is a sea of single crochet stitches with a few strategically placed puff stitches. You’ll be amazed at the fun, modern chevron pattern you achieve from those cute puff stitches.

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

Reading Crochet Charts

The Avon Throw Blanket features written and charted instructions for the Puff Stitch Sections. Crochet charts are a visual way to represent lines of written text. Learning how to read crochet charts is an invaluable skill when trying out new crochet patterns. In the Avon Throw Blanket pattern, the chart shows where to place puff stitches to achieve the chevron pattern at both ends of this chunky crochet blanket.

This crochet chart is read from bottom to top, and from right to left. This orientation assumes you crochet right-handed, with rows starting on the right side of the work and progressing toward the left side. If you’re not a fan of crochet charts, use the written instructions instead.

New to reading crochet patterns? Learn the ins and outs in this blog post!

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

Chunky Yarn + Crochet Blankets

The Avon Throw Blanket is made with bulky weight yarn and a large hook, so it works up very quickly. And it’s a great way to use up bulky weight yarn you might have lying around in your stash. Give your blanket as a gift to college students, newlyweds, mom’s on Mother’s Day, or just keep it for yourself!

If you want to take the guesswork out of making your Avon Throw Blanket, get the all-in-one kit from Lion Brand. With just a few clicks, you can choose the color of your blanket and add in any hooks and notions you need. Complete your purchase to get the yarn sent to our door and a PDF version of the pattern sent to your inbox.

Want to make the Avon Throw Blanket? Customize your Avon Throw Blanket Kit by choosing your favorite shade of Lion Brand Hue + Me. START HERE!

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

Get the Avon Throw Blanket

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Avon Throw Blanket + helpful tutorial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Avon Throw Blanket from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • YARN: Shop the yarn used in the Avon Throw Blanket HERE.

Avon Throw Blanket Details

DESCRIPTION

There’s nothing quite like a great movie, your favorite spot on the couch, and a handmade blanket. Cuddle up with the Avon Throw Blanket for your next Netflix binge session. Playful puff stitches dot either end of the blanket, adding texture and visual interest. The body is a sea of single crochet stitches, allowing you to get into the groove of this quick and easy project.

MATERIALS

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

FINISHED SIZE

55″ long x 45″ wide

GAUGE

6″ = 11 stitches x 13 rows in single crochet, unblocked

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch = chain

Puff St = Puff stitch (see Special Stitches)

RS = right side

Sc = single crochet

St(s) = stitches

WS = wrong side

Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Puff Stitch (puff st) = (Yo, pull up a loop) 4 times in the indicated st, yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops. Pull working yarn taut before pull through 8 and pull through 2. This allows the puff stitch to be more pronounced.

Avon Throw Blanket Pattern

Let’s make the Avon Throw Blanket together! Follow along in this tutorial video:

Blanket Setup

ROW 1 (RS): Ch 85, working in the back bump of the ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across row, turn. (84 sts)

ROWS 2-11: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.

Puff Stitch Section 1

Written instructions for the Puff Stitch Section can be found below. Follow the chart as an alternative for rows 1-17 of the Puff Stitch Section. Note – this chart DOES NOT include RS rows. Follow instructions for Row 2 and all RS rows in Puff Stitch Section – 1 of the written pattern.

The chart is read from right to left and bottom to top, with Green Box 1 representing the first stitch of the row. For each row, chain 1, complete Green Boxes 1-5, then repeat Black Boxes 1-19 until 3 stitches remain, then complete Green Boxes 1-3 to end the row. Turn work when row is complete.

ROW 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc 3, puff st 1, sc 1, (sc 18, puff st 1,) 4 times, sc 3, turn.  

ROW 2 (RS) and all right-side rows: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.  

ROW 3: Ch 1, sc 5, (puff st 1, sc 15, puff st 1, sc 2) 4 times, sc 3, turn.  

ROW 5: Ch 1, sc 7, (puff st 1, sc 11, puff st 1, sc 6) 4 times, sc 1, turn.

ROW 7: Ch 1, sc 3, puff st 1, sc 1, (sc 4, puff st 1, sc 7, puff st 1, sc 5, puff st 1) 4 times, sc 3, turn.   

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

ROW 9: Ch 1, sc 5, (puff st 1, sc 5, puff st 1, sc 3, puff st 1, sc 5, puff st 1, sc 2) 4 times, sc 3, turn.  

ROW 11: Ch 1, sc 5, [sc 2, (puff st 1, sc 5) 2 times, puff st 1, sc 4] 4 times, sc 3, turn.

ROW 13: Ch 1, sc 5, (sc 4, puff st 1, sc 7, puff st 1, sc 6) 4 times, sc 3, turn.  

ROW 15: Ch 1, sc 5, (sc 6, puff st, sc 3, puff st, sc 8) 4 times, sc 3, turn.  

ROW 17: Ch 1, sc 13, puff st 1, (sc 18, puff st 1) 3 times, sc 13, turn.

Blanket Body

ROW 1: Ch 1, sc across row, turn.

Repeat Row 1 until blanket measures 41.5” long, ending with a RS row. My blanket had 89 rows at this point.  

Puff Stitch Section 2

Repeat Rows 1-17 of Puff Stitch Section 1.

Blanket Ending

ROWS 1-11: Ch 1, sc across row, turn. Fasten off after Row 11.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Steam block to finished measurements as needed.

Learn to crochet this easy beginner crochet chunky blanket with the help of a free pattern and tutorial video. Modern throw blanket DIY home decor.

Prefer an ad-free, printable version of the Avon Throw Blanket? Get it HERE!


And your Avon Throw Blanket is all done. How easy was that?! My blanket is getting good use while I work my way through Blind Date on Hulu. What show will you watch while snuggled under your Avon Throw Blanket?

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3 Comments

  • Reply Chuck

    As I began making this, after the first part of Crochet Academy, I discovered an error in the chevron pattern. The pattern repeat is shown as 19 stitches, but it should be 20 stitches. With 3 “edge” stitches on each side, the pattern as shown calls for 19 x 4 + 6 = 84 stitch width. To make the chevron pattern correctly (symmetric), requires 20 x 4 + 6 = 86 starting stitch width. The result of the pattern error can be seen in some of the photos. Using the puff stitch at the point as reference, the puff stitches in the next row should be 2 stitches left and 2 stitches right of the point. As the result of the short (by 1 stitch) repeat, the puff stitches are 2 stitches to one side, and only 1 stitch on the other.

    August 6, 2021 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Zoe M

    Hi Toni!
    I was wandering what other yarn could be used. The only thing is I’m in Australia and it needs to be cheap. I also don’t know what hook to use…. Other then that, I can’t wait to make this beautiful pattern.

    August 22, 2021 at 8:06 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! You can use any bulky weight yarn. I have some suggestions on how to find a suitable yarn replacement in THIS blog post. As for the hook size, the pattern recommends a 10mm hook.

      August 24, 2021 at 6:48 pm

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