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A modern crochet blanket to make in the summer
I love making blankets in the summer months. That’s when I finally have time to work on bigger projects. But unfortunately, that also means it’s warm and I don’t really feel like being buried below a pile of super chunky wool while I crochet.
Making a crochet blanket in pieces which are then sewed together is the perfect solution. You can make one hexagon at a time here and there and before you know it, your blanket is ready for seaming.
My usual problem with this type of construction is that I hate seaming. Spending so much time and energy to make the seams perfect and invisible can be frustrating. Not with this blanket! The original visible seams are an important part of the project, they highlight the hexagons and give the blanket a cozy farmhouse look.
Ever since I made the Apricity Cardigan with Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Seaglass and Succulent colors, I knew I wanted to have a modern crochet blanket in this yarn and colors. They go so well together.
The super chunky yarn makes this blanket a very quick crochet project. It’s warm, soft and oh so cozy!
Grabbing the bonus bundle (twice the yardage in one skein) makes it affordable and less ends to weave in, which to me is always a win.
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Before you Start
The modern blanket crochet pattern is available in the following sizes:
Sizes are notes toddler (throw, twin, double) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the twin size.
- 12 mm- P hook.
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (Super bulky weight 6, 80% acrylic, 20% wool):
- 4 (6, 8, 13) 170g skeins in color Succulent (referred to as color A)
- 4 (5, 7, 11) 140g skeins in color Seaglass (referred to as color B)
- 1 170g skein in color Fisherman for the seams
Or you can grab the bonus bundle skeins to save and have fewer ends to weave in. One bonus bundle skein is equivalent to 2 normal skeins for each colorway.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends and seam the hexagons. Make sure the eye of your tapestry needle is big enough for super bulky yarn.
The gauge for this modern crochet blanket pattern is not critical. As an indication, a finished hexagon will have the following size (measured straight edge to straight edge):
- Toddler size – 20 cm / 7.75” wide
- Throw size – 25 cm / 9.75” wide
- Twin size – 30 cm / 11.75” wide
- Double size – 35 cm / 13.75” wide
This pattern uses US notations.
- St = stitch
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- skip = miss
Work instructions between  the indicated number of times (repeats) or until the end of the row / round.
Indications 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 2 counts a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 consecutive stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the same st.
Tips and Tricks
- The color of the yarn used sewing this modern crochet blanket makes a big difference! Choose something contrasting. Using a very bright fun color with more sober hexagon colors or the other way around gives great results and really makes the details pop! Avoid using one of the colors of the hexagons as it will not look very nice.
Special Stitches and Techniques
- The magic circle (aka magic ring) is used to start the hexagons and half hexagons. If you’re not familiar with this technique, have a look at my detailed tutorial (includes a video).
The Actual Chunky Blanket Crochet Pattern
Make 16 in color A and 11 in color B.
With your 12 mm- P hook,
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as dc 1 + ch 1), [dc, ch 1] 5 times, join with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <12 st>
Round 2: Ch2, [(dc, ch-1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc] repeat around, join with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <24 st>
Round 3: Ch2, [dc until ch-1 space, (dc, ch-1, dc) in the ch-1 space] repeat around, dc until end of the round. Join with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <36 st>
Round 4 – 4 (5, 6, 8): Repeat Round 3 1 (2, 3, 5) times. < 48 (60, 72, 96) st>
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Make 8 in color A.
Note: Starting ch 2 does not count as a stitch for the half hexagons.
Row 1: In a magic circle ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), dc, [dc, ch1] twice, dc 2, turn. < 7 st >
Row 2: Ch 2, dc 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 2 turn. < 11 st >
Row 3: Ch 2, dc 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 3, turn. < 15 st >
Row 4: Ch 2, dc 4, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 5, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 4, turn. < 19 st >
Stop here for the toddler size.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc 5, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 7, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 5, turn. < 23 st >
Stop here for the throw size.
Row 6: Ch 2, dc 6, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 9, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 6, turn. < 27 st >
Stop here for the twin size
Row 7: Ch 2, dc 7, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 11, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 6, turn. < 31 st >
Row 8: Ch 2, dc 8, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 13, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch-1 space, dc 8, turn. < 35 st >
You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.
Carefully block your hexagons to give them their best shape before assembly.
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.
Usually, the seams are the less fun part of a project and you try your very best to make them as discrete as possible. In this case, it is the opposite, they are what make this blanket fun, different and stand out! Ok, I admit, they still are not my favorite part of the project but at least here you will see them and you’re supposed to!
The important thing here is to be as consistent as you can manage!
First, weave in the ends of all your hexagons.
Clear out a big area, somewhere in your home where you can fit the whole blanket laid flat and be able to sit around it to sew. I usually move the living room table and put my blanket on the floor right in the middle of the way. It doesn’t make Mr. Artichoke very happy but I don’t have a better spot.
It might stay there for a few days as there are a lot of long seams and it is not the most comfortable position, so plan ahead, do your cleaning so you don’t need to move it. You want a clean surface anyway to assemble your hard work.
Arrange the hexagons following this schematic.
It is best to do all seams in one direction first, then continue in the other direction. Start with the shorter seams, width wise. Use a simple whip stitch to seam the pieces together.
Try to cut a long enough thread of yarn so you can finish one whole seam with one piece. When you use more pieces it creates weak spots which can come loose (even if you are an expert at weaving in ends). And, you will see the different layers of yarn at the junction which will make your blanket a tiny bit less pretty. That would be a pity!
Be sure to sew through the entire thickness of the blanket so that the seam is nice and visible on both sides. I like my blankets to be perfectly reversible.
When you reach the junction of 3 hexagons try to tie them together with a nice cross. It’s what I found gives the best results.
When starting the next row work in the same direction. If your seam is going from right to left do the same here so all seams are uniform.
Once all your seams for width of the blanket are done, make the long lengthwise seams. I made them with one thread of yarn and doubled over the seams in the other direction when needed (carefully following the previous seam). This avoids too many short seams that could come loose.
Finally, go around the entire blanket and whip stitch as if you were joining pieces but around the edge. This helps hide away the seam ends, make the blanket edges nice and uniform and give your crochet blanket a more finished look.
Once you’ve done all the seaming, weave in all the ends. Double check the entire blanket for loose ends on both sides, I always end up with a few.
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