How to Crochet a Bulky & Quick Merino Throw

If you’re like me I get goggly eyed over big bulky merino throw blankets!  You can check out a small throw I made awhile back HERE using full thickness Big Stitch Merino.  I wanted to make something similar yet not as bulky or heavy and much bigger and a little less expensive.

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I love Sugar Bush Yarns Chill and it’s extra thick texture made in 100%  extra fine merino.  To make this big cozy 66×42″  blanket 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.  You can grab some HERE If I don’t have what you want in stock just send me a message.  I can drop ship full bags of 10 within the States for an amazing price. Purchase the KIT HERE

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I worked out sizes in twin-king.  This design will hang only down over the end portion of your bed so if you’d like it longer just 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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So lets get right to the pattern!

 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

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)
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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.  Blanket shown is a Queen size.  Without stretch the blanket is 66″ but will stretch across a king sized bed.

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