Updated: Apr 21, 2020
I was planning to make an oversized baby blanket as a shower gift for a baby boy but when he made a quite unexpected arrival before the shower and before I even had a chance to start the blanket I had to think fast!! My local JoAnn's has been stocking tons of this Bernat Blanket yarn and given that it's very chunky I saw this as the perfect opportunity to use it because I needed to get this done fast so I came up with this simple and modern design. If you are ever in a pinch and need a chunky blanket in a short amount of time you will love this one! I was in such a hurry I forgot to measure my gauge but because this is chunky yarn and an oversized blanket I wouldn't worry about it too much. I think my blanket came out measuring 38" x 33" > UPDATE < The recipient of this blanket loved it so much that she used it in the baby's first photo shoot and birth announcement!! Woo hoo right?!
Hook - N/P Hook 10.00mm (I use Clover Amour)
Yarn - 220 yds (1 Skein) Bernat Baby Blanket yarn 300g (10.5 oz) or any Weight Category 6 Super Bulky Yarn
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
SL ST: slip stitch
FO: fasten off
Row 1: 1 HDC in 2nd CH from hook and every CH across (63 HDC)
Row 2: CH 1, turn HDC across entire row through BLO (63 HDC)
Repeat row 2 until your blanket measures about 37-38" or 38 HDC rows. I stopped with just enough yarn left in the skein to do the edging. Do not Fasten Off.
CH 1, turn SC across last HDC row, 2SC in the last HDC (64 SC)
going down the side of your work, place 1 SC in the end of every HDC row and 2 SC in the very last HDC row (39 SC)
Repeat 1 more time until you have gone around the entire edge of the blanket and SL ST into CH 1 (206 total SC)