How to Crochet a Bulky & Quick Merino Throw

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How to crochet a bulky & quick merino throw. Read on for the free crochet pattern. If you’re like me, I get googly-eyed over big bulky merino throw blankets!  You can check out a small throw I made a while back HERE using full-thickness Big Stitch Merino.  I wanted to make something similar yet not as bulky and a little less expensive.

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I love Sugar Bush Yarns Chill, and it’s an extra-thick texture made in 100%  extra fine merino.  To make this bulky & quick merino throw 66″ x 42″, you will need 16 balls of these little beauties.  I tried some comparable yarns, but honestly, if you want this blanket to turn out this amazing, use the recommended yarn.  If I don’t have what you want in stock, send me a message. Purchase the KIT HERE

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I worked out sizes in twin-king.  This bulky & quick merino throw will hang only down over the end portion of your bed, so if you’d like it longer, keep working those rows until your desired length is reached.  If you need to purchase more yarn, you will get approximately 170 sts/ball of chill.

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 Super Bulky Merino Throw

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Yarn Requirements: 

Sugar Bush Yarns Chill– 100% Extra Fine Merino (52yds/48m /3.5oz/100g)

Sizes: Twin, (Full, Queen, King) Shown in Queen size in Grey River (modelled on King bed)

11 (15, 16, 20) Balls

572 (780, 832, 1040) yards

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Tuff Puff from WeCrochet

Crochet Hook Requirements:

25mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Additional Supplies:

Yarn needle


4 hdc and 4 rows equal to 4″

Finished Measurements:

Width 45 (60, 66, 82)”

Length 42 (42, 42, 42)”


Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch

St(s) – Stitch(es)



Work hdc stitches into the 3rd loop for the entire Blanket.  The 3rd loop is located under the front and back loop of the stitch.  See video tutorial for further clarification.


Row 1: Loosely ch 47 (62, 68, 84), work 1 hdc in the back bump of the 3rd ch from hook

and in each ch across, turn—45 (60, 66, 82) sts.

Rows 2-42: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each st across, turn—45 (60, 66, 82) sts.

After Row 42 fasten off and weave in ends.

Work fewer or more rows as desired.  Stitches and rows have lots of stretch.  The blanket shown is a Queen size.  Without stretch, the blanket is 66″ but will stretch across a king-sized bed.


Youtube Video:

Enjoy getting Cozy in your own Bulky Merino Throw! You might also love our Hello Harvest Chunky Blanket

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Happy Hooking MJ

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