Speedy Chunky Afghan

Almost a year ago I posted about a speed afghan I made as a baby shower gift.  I had said that I would post a pattern, I didn’t have a need to make another one until now.  Better late than never here is how I make a speed afghan.  The pattern will be written out in it’s entirety at the bottom of the post.



First a quick tutorial on how to crochet with more than one  strand of yarn.
The inspiration for my pattern comes from this one.    I used a size Q hook and three strands of yarn.  Two yarns are a size 4 Worst Weight yarn and one is a size 5 bulk yarn.  You could easily do 3  strands of size 4 and go down to a P or K size hook, or you could use 4 strands of size 4 yarn and stay with a size Q hook.

I have had some people ask me how you hold three strands of yarn at the same time.  It’s really not that difficult.

I like to lay my skeins of yarn out on the floor in a row so they don’t all get tangled together.  They also make yarn holders that you can use to make sure they don’t get tangled.

Then you just take all the strands and wrap them all around your fingers just like you normally would do.  If you have worked with super bulky yarn, it’s a similar feel on your fingers.

Then just crocheted like normal.



HDC ~ half double crochet
CH ~ chain

Materials needed:

At least 3 skeins of yarn.  Around 1065 yards of yarn.  Yes, it takes a lot of yarn. If you use a bulk yarn it will take more or if you use 4 skeins instead of 3 it will take more.

Q size hook

Tapestry needles

Gauge isn’t important for this.


Chain 50

Row 1 ~ HDC into 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. CH 2, turn. (48 HDC)

Row 2 ~ 55 ~ repeat Row 1, (48 HDC)  this makes a lap sized afghan or a small child afghan.  You can continue on if you would like to make a full sized afghan .

Tie off and weave in ends.

Click here for a easy printer friendly pattern.

You are welcome to use my pattern to make items and sell them.  I do ask that you refer back to this pattern in your shop listing or if you show it in a blog post.  Please don’t publish or claim this pattern as your own in part or whole.

It really easy, soft and warm.  I looked forward to working on during chilly evenings, especially when it got long enough to cover my legs.   As always I would love to see photos if you make an afghan from this pattern.

Happy Crocheting!!

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  1. I love quick projects! I have done this with a scarf.

  2. You picked such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love how this came out!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love that babe! Jeni

  5. Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says:

    Kadie, you make me want to learn crochet. Another GORGEOUS share!

  6. I love this!! Just pinned:)

    I am planning on making these for my granddaughters for next Christmas (I believe I have time, lol)

  7. I like any craft thats speedy!

  8. this is lovely!- I was wondering when you say 3 skeins of yarn.. is that per color? or one of each color for a total of 3 skeins? thank you for posting your pattern- coming from another family of 7, it means a lot when others share their generosity. 🙂

  9. This is lovely! I had a question about the yarn…is it 3 skeins total if you are doing 3 colors (for example)…or do you need 3 of EACH color? Thank you for posting the pattern- as another family of 7+, the generosity of others means a lot! 🙂

  10. I made this recently and it came out beautiful. I love mixing the colors and textures. My blanket is blue, coral, and cream and has an Americana look. Very cool. Thanks for the pattern!

  11. Lisa White says:

    Hi Kadie! Petals to Picots just shared your patterns on Facebook and I love them both!!! I make lots of baby afghans and I’ve been looking for a quick, but different, pattern. I’m also interested in making your Speedy Chunky Afghan. I absolutely loved the colors you used! May I ask you what color/brand the bulk yarn is that you used? I think I’m going to go with the purple yarns because my daughter-in-law loves purple. Again, thank you so much for sharing your patterns! I’m starting Christmas presents and I’m excited to try these patterns. Blessings to you!!!

    • Hi Lisa!

      I’m so happy you like the patterns so much! I didn’t realize I didn’t add in the yarns I used in this pattern {bad blogger moment}. Anyway, the chunkier yarn that is pink, black, gray is from Yarn Bee Yarn I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t see the same color on their site. This yarn, while a different color, is the same yarn. I’m not sure if they still make the same color way I used. The other yarns I used are Red Heart Super Saver in baby pink and orchid. I hope this helped some. Happy crocheting, I would love to see your afghan when you finish. 🙂

  12. Lisa White says:

    Thank you so much Kadie for replying to my comment about the yarn! I’ll post a pic whenever I finish it. Have a wonderful day!!

  13. Thank you for sharing

  14. Hey Katie! I have a quick question and might sound stupid but I am making a blanket for my parents for their new house and I was just wondering when you start the second row to you half double crochet from the hook or the 2nd from the hook.


    • Hi Evan,

      You will do your half double crochet in each stitch on the second row to create the 48 stitches. So you will create a half double crochet in the same stitch your hook is in after you turn your work then in each stitch across. 🙂 Hope you enjoy making your afghan.

  15. Quick question, when you say 3 skeins do you mean total or 3 of each color?

  16. Robin Louis says:

    Would it be feasible to add a fringe to this? I thought it would be nice to snazz it up a bit.. Would you fringe it every stitch, every other or more? Making this for my 22 yr old daughter who wants it..

  17. I am making this blanket for a ten year old. Should I keep the chain at 50 or make it longer? If I make it longer how long? She is pretty tall.

  18. Hi Dena,

    If I were making this afghan for a taller/older person I would keep the 50 chain because this is what sets the width not the length of the blanket. If you would like to make it longer (which it sounds like you do) I would just continue to crochet rows until it is the length you feel is long enough. I hope she likes it and that you enjoy creating it for her 🙂 Happy crocheting!


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