Fireside Retreat Afghan Crochet Blanket Pattern

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A new chunky crochet throw pattern, the Fireside Retreat Afghan, is now an easy crochet blanket pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Read all about the inspiration, my tips for color combinations and sizes below or grab the printable PDF pattern here.

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Chunky crochet blanket pattern draped over a woman and toddler on a bench

Combining modern simplicity with a pop of color, the fireside retreat afghan is an easy chunky blanket crochet pattern.

This blanket is worked in squares which are then crocheted together (no sewing required!). Each square is worked in 2 colors from the center out.

The fireside retreat afghan is a blank canvas for you to play with color combinations. No need to panic, the pattern includes my favorite tips & tricks for a modern yet personal color palette.

From lovey to king size, you’re sure to find the size you need from the pattern’s 10 sizes.

Cozy chunky crochet blanket pattern easy draped on a bench

Tips for Combining Colors

Picking colors for a project is very personal but can also be a big hassle. It can truly make a break your project so here are my personal recommendations when picking colors for this blanket (feel free to do whatever you want though):

  • I recommend using a neutral color for the main color and have the contrasting colors be a pop of color. You can use a light neutral with rich contrast colors or a darker neutral with lighter contrast colors. Just make sure there is enough contrast between the main color and each contrast color.
  • Pick at least 5 different contrasting colors for sizes receiving and above. This way no 2 touching squares have the same color. Picking 9 or more colors prevents from having same color blocks touching even diagonally but it is not always practical to find so many matching colors of the same yarn.
  • For the Lovey size as there is only 1 square, you obviously need only one contrast color. While for the baby size 3 contrast colors would be enough to form a beautiful pattern.
  • Depending on the blanket size and number of contrast colors you choose you will need to make a different amount of squares in each contrast color. Refer to the total number of squares in the size section for each size to calculate how many you need to make in each of your colors.
  • When placing your squares before assembly you can either choose to go random or alternate colors. Decide on one row’s color order and then do the same but offset by 2 squares for each following row. This way, no squares of the same color touch.
crochet blanket pattern granny squares on a bench

What You’ll Need to Crochet the Fireside Retreat Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

  • 8 mm / US L – 11 hook
  • 10 mm / US N – 15 hook (for assembly)
  • Hobbii Amigo Chunky (100% Premium Acrylic, 100 g / 16 oz, 100 m / 109 yd):
    • 1 (6, 11, 13, 10, 19) (31, 51, 57, 64) skeins in MC – Light Gray Melange (A15)
    • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins of each of the 6 CC: Dark Blue Melange (A08), Curry (A38), Hunter green (A28), Dark Red (A41), Cognac (A39), Patina Green (A26)

Note: Refer to color section below if you choose to work with more / less contrasting colors. With one skein of contrasting color you can make up to 6 squares.

  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Bulky Crochet Blanket Pattern Sizes

The crochet blanket pattern comes in the following sizes: Lovey (baby, receiving, toddler, crib, throw) (twin, double, queen, king). Pictures illustrate the throw size.

The table below shows the different sizes.

Blanket sizesInches Centimeters 
Stroller / Baby30357689
Crib – Small365491.5137
Crib – Regular4560114152

One square is 28 cm / 11” square.

Mom and kid cuddling in the chunky crochet throw pattern

Crochet Stitches & Techniques You’ll Need for this Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet

Special Stitches and Techniques

Tips & Tricks

Although the squares are worked in rounds of alternating colors, you don’t need to cut your yarn after each round and weave in all the ends!

Instead, you can very discretely carry the yarn up to reuse on the next round:

  • Before closing the round, bring the new color to the front.
  • Insert hook in indicated ch st, pull up a loop with your current working color (2 loops on your hook).
  • Finally, yarn over and pull through both loops with your new color yarn.
  • You’re ready to start the next round in your new color.

Downloadable Fireside Retreat Chunky Crochet Throw Pattern

Click here to grab the convenient printable PDF pattern of the chunky crochet throw pattern

Grab the printable PDF of the Fireside Retreat Chunky Crochet Throw pattern now in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

More Languages!

The Mini V-Neck boy sweater knitting pattern is also available in German on Hobbii Plus here.

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