Kaleidoscope Chunky Crochet Blanket

Kaleidoscope chunky crochet blanket pattern

A new chunky crochet blanket pattern, the Kaleidoscope chunky blanket, is now an easy free blanket crochet blanket pattern here on the blog! Read all about the unique blanket construction or scroll down for the free easy crochet blanket pattern.

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Free chunky crochet blanket pattern

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kaleidoscope chunky crochet blanket pattern free thrown on a bench

Unique Crochet Blanket Pattern Construction

The Kaleidoscope chunky blanket crochet pattern has a really fun and unique construction.

You can’t probably see it instantly when looking at the finished blanket but It is made out of 8 squares sewed together. Stitches are then picked up along the long sides to crochet the main color side bands.

Each square is worked in one piece. First, a triangle is crocheted, stitches are then picked up along the side to crochet the next triangle. Continuing in this manner the square is formed. Don’t worry, the pattern below includes step-by-step pictures to guide you. This way the beautiful hdc texture has a different direction in each triangle.

And the blanket is completely reversible, it looks exactly the same on both sides which is always a plus for a blanket!

Downloadable Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Before you Start your Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern Free

Materials

  • 7 mm / US K – 10.5 hook
  • Zeeman Julia (bulky weight (5), 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 170m/186yd, 100g/3.5oz):
    • 6 Skeins in light blue (A)
    • 3 Skeins in each of rust (B), hunter green (C) and mustard colors (D)

Gauge

The gauge for this free easy crochet blanket pattern is 11 st by 11 rows in hdc for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Note: For this pattern it is important for your row and st gauge to be the same (or your squares won’t be square)

Size

The blanket crochet pattern is 125 cm / 49” by 180 cm / 71”.

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. Each square is 45 cm / 17.75”.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row/round. Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch/space.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row/round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
  • “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.

The Actual Free Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

Square

Make 8 squares.

one square of the large crochet blanket pattern

First Triangle

With your 7 mm / US K – 10.5 hook and color B, ch 36 + 1

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd st, hdc until last 2 st, hdc2tog, turn. <35 st>

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc across, turn. <34 st>

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc until last 2 st, hdc2tog, turn. <33 st>

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have only one st left.

Bind off.

Other Triangles

With color A join yarn in the 90-degree angle and pick up stitches along the row height.

Work hdc in each row end to last 2 rows, hdc2tog over last 2 rows. <35 hdc >

Note: Make sure to check your stitch count before continuing

one triangle of the blanket square

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc across, turn. <34 st>

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc until last 2 st, hdc2tog, turn. <33 st>

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you have only one st left.

Repeat with color C along the color A edge.

Repeat with color D along the color C edge. Join the last triangle to the color B triangle as you go:

  • On the last st, hdc2tog with the 3rd loop of the starting chain on triangle B,
  • sl st through the 3rd loop of the next ch in triangle B, ch 1, turn. This counts as the starting ch 1 of the following row.
  • Work the next row normally

Assembly

Sew your squares together 4 by 2. Make sure each color is always at the same side of the blanket.

Side Band

With color A yarn, pick up 198 hdc along the long side.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc across, turn.

Repeat Row 1 until you reach 17.5 cm / 7”.

Repeat along the other side.

Blocking

You’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your blanket even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

folded kaleidoscope blanket on a bench
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