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Sherbet Afghan, a free chunky crochet throw blanket pattern

Get cozy under the Sherbet Afghan, a chunky crochet throw blanket, now available as a free pattern from TL Yarn Crafts x Lion Brand Yarn.

There’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a rainy day with a good book and a comfy, cozy blanket. Honestly, you’ll find me doing that just about any time of year and in any weather. I’m always glad to add more handmade beginner-friendly blankets to my blanket shelf, and the latest one is the Sherbet Afghan.

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Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

Find a printer-friendly PDF version of the Sherbet Afghan in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. The PDF is ad-free for a cleaner crochet experience.

Want the full crafty experience? Get the Sherbet Afghan as an all-in-one kit from Lion Brand! The kit includes all of the yarn you need for the blanket delivered right to your door plus a printable PDF version of the pattern. You can even add the crochet hook needed right to your kit. Build your dream kit on the Lion Brand Website.

Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

There’s No Such Thing As Too Many Blankets

Designing crochet blankets is in my top three favorite things to make. I love the idea of combining color, stitches, and different yarns to make baby blankets and throws for any occasion.

The Sherbet Afghan is made for those chillier days when you need to warm your legs and feet while still keeping your hands free. This “lapghan” (short for lap afghan) is perfectly sized to keep you productive and warm at the same time (especially if your a crocheter like me and can’t stand idle hands!).

Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

Picking the Perfect Colors

Lion Brand currently stocks 70 colors of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick on their website. This super bulky weight yarn works up quickly so you can finish a Sherbet Afghan over a casual weekend. But how do you pick the perfect 6 colors when there are 70 to choose from?

Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

To help me narrow things down, I started with two colors that I really loved – Antique, which is a rose pink, and Succulent, which is a cool green with blue. From there I added in several neutrals and complimentary colors.

If you prefer something simpler, the Sherbet Afghan would look marvelous in a classic neutral like Fisherman, Grey Marble, or Driftwood. A chunky crochet throw blanket in any of these neutral colors would make a wonderful gift.

Get the Sherbet Afghan all in one kit from Lion Brand now!

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Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

Sherbet Afghan Details

MATERIALS

FINISHED SIZE

46″ wide x 48″ long

GAUGE

6.5″ = 5 complete V-stitches x 10 rows

ABBREVIATIONS

Cc = change color

Ch = chain

Fdnsc = foundation single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Sk = skip

Sl st = slip stitch

Sp(s) = space(s)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Tch = turning chain

V-st = v-stitch (see Special Stitch)

SPECIAL STITCH

V-stitch (v-st) = (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in same stitch or space.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Free crochet chunky blanket pattern Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & quick colorful blanket instructions beginner-friendly crochet

Sherbet Afghan Pattern

Setup Rows

ROW 1: W/ A, fdnsc 71, turn.

ROW 2: Ch 2, sk 1, v-st in next st, (sk 1, v-st in next st) to last 2 sts, sk 1, hdc in last st, turn. (34 v-sts).

Body

ROW 1: Ch 2, (v-st in ch-1 sp of next v-st) to tch, hdc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

Repeat Row 1 in the following color sequence:

  • A – 6 rows (including fdnsc row)
  • B – 4 rows
  • C – 7 rows
  • D – 4 rows
  • E – 4 rows
  • F – 7 rows
  • E – 4 rows
  • D – 3 rows
  • C – 8 rows
  • B – 3 rows
  • A – 6 rows

LAST ROW: Ch 2, sk 1, hdc in each hdc across to tch (skip the ch-1 sps), hdc in 2nd ch of tch. Cc to E.

Border

ROUND 1: *Rotate to work along row ends, sc in the end of each row using the following sequence – 1 sc in the next row, 2 sc in the next row.* At corner, ch 2, rotate to work along bottom of blanket, sc in each Fdnsc st. At corner, ch 2, repeat from * to *. At corner, ch 2, rotate to work along top of blanket, sc in each hdc. At last corner, ch 2, join with sl st in first sc of the round.

ROUND 2: Ch 1, *sc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; repeat from * 3 more times, sc in next sc, join with sl st in first sc of round. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Weave in all ends.
  • Steam block lightly to finished dimensions as needed.

Prefer an ad-free, printable pattern? Get the Sherbet Afghan pattern for just $5 HERE.

Thanks for joining me to make the Sherbet Afghan. I’ve got my chunky crochet throw blanket draped over my legs as I type up this pattern and I hope yours keeps you warm all winter long.

Share your crochet blanket with me on Instagram using #TLYCMakers. Then pop into the TLYC Makers Facebook group and share there too – we can’t wait to see it 🙂

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7 Comments

  • Reply Annie

    Hi Toni, Love being a part of your community! Quick question: if I make the Pilson in the throw size, how do I calculate how much more yarn I will need? Also, I’ve never done Tunisian crochet–hoping it’s Idiot Proof with the assistance of your videos 🙂 I do crochet and knit…

    November 26, 2020 at 11:31 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! One square in the Pilson Blanket is about 30 yards, maybe slightly less. That should help in determining how many yards you’ll need for the other sizes. Hope the helps!

      November 30, 2020 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Tamara

    Love your color choices here. I really do like the wool ease thick and quick. So excited about all of the new color options available. Can’t wait to try out this blanket. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

    November 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Karen Neal

    Toni,
    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog and website. I learned to how to Tunisian Crochet using your tutorials. You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for sharing your craft with us. You are truly inspirational.

    January 16, 2021 at 9:50 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      You are so kind, Karen. Thank you for the compliments, and for dropping by my blog 🙂

      January 20, 2021 at 8:47 am
  • Reply April

    Hi Toni
    If I want to make this blanket larger, what is the multiple of starting chains? Thank you.

    April 6, 2021 at 10:08 am
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! To adjust the size, start with a fsc row of any odd number to the length you want your blanket to be.

      April 7, 2021 at 9:06 am

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