A cozy and masculine crochet blanket you need to try! This mens crochet blanket pattern uses jumbo weight yarn and simple stitches for a no-nonsense design.
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Crocheting masculine items is always a delicate task. LOL. While many people think crochet has to be girly, it really does not! There are plenty of ways to make it masculine.
That is what I have been endeavoring to do with my series of mens crochet patterns (all designed for my boyfriend, who loves and supports my crocheting!) So far I have a scarf pattern, a hat pattern, and now a blanket pattern!
How do you crochet a man a blanket?
So how, exactly, do you go about making a manly blanket? It’s really not too hard. These are the steps I personally take:
Step 1: pick a masculine looking stitch pattern.
Step 2: pick a masculine yarn + color.
Step 3: start working it up!
Sometimes, simple is best when crocheting for men. You (usually) don’t need to get fancy to please them.
With this pattern, I pretty much decided to go as simple as I could. The blanket will be made entirely from single crochet stitches. Nothing fancy at ALL. And yet, my boyfriend loves it! It’s thick, cozy, and super warm. And most importantly, not too girly.
Using Jumbo Yarn
Like I mentioned, this blanket is extra thick. And the reason for that is the yarn! This is a jumbo yarn crochet blanket pattern.
I used Bernat Blanket Extra Yarn to make it. This is very similar to the regular Bernat Blanket yarn, except it is thicker (in the #7 jumbo weight category!)
If you’re wondering how to crochet with jumbo yarn, it’s really quite easy. You’ll just need a very large crochet hook (Q/15.75mm, to be exact). If you don’t already have this, you’ll need to purchase one at your local craft store like Joann’s or Michaels.
I do recommend waiting until it’s on sale to stock up, because this yarn gets expensive for a large blanket! Once you have your yarn and hook, you’re all ready to get started!
A Large Crochet Blanket Pattern
This crochet blanket is very large, to say the least. The pattern comes in a total of 6 sizes, from a throw all the way up to a king size bed. Pretty cool, right?
To give you an idea of how big it is, here is the whole thing laid out on a bed (in the previous photos it was folded).
This is actually only the twin size, but it fits on a king size bed just barely without any overlap on the sides, LOL.
Without further ado, let’s get right into the blanket pattern!
Jumbo Men’s Crochet Blanket – Free Pattern
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Explanation: Warm, cozy, and oh so thick – a men’s chunky crochet blanket pattern! Made from simple single crochet, this project can be made mindlessly while watching a show. The finished result is sure to please the man in your life.
- Bernat Blanket Extra Yarn (100% polyester, 97 yds/87 m, 10.5 oz/300 g) 8-15 balls Indigo
- Yardage will vary depending on your tension and which size blanket you make. I used about 11 balls for the twin size. You may want to start with a few balls and get more as you need them since this yarn tends to be on the pricey side.
- Or a similar #7 jumbo weight yarn
- Q/15.75mm crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)
- Large Eyed Yarn needle
5 sc and 4 rows = 4” square
Make a small swatch with 8-10 sc and measure the 5 single crochet in the middle to get an accurate gauge measurement. For more information on gauge swatches, see this post.
- Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as a sc.
- Measurements below (the twin through the king) are based on standard comforter sizes.
Lapghan: 45” by 50”
Throw: 60” by 72”
Twin: 68” by 86”
Full: 78” by 86”
Queen: 90” by 90”
King: 104” by 92”
The lapghan size will be shown first in the instructions, with the larger sizes in parentheses. Size shown in the photos is the twin.
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Repeat – rep
Each – ea
Men’s Crochet Blanket Instructions:
Ch 57 (76, 86, 99, 113, 131).
Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and ea ch across, turn. 56 (75, 85, 98, 112, 130) sc
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn. 56 (75, 85, 98, 112, 130) sc
Continue to rep row 2 until you have the following amount of rows:
Lapghan: 50 rows
Throw: 72 rows
Twin: 86 rows
Full: 86 rows
Queen: 90 rows
King: 92 rows
- Fasten off.
- Weave in all ends. I recommend weaving in these ends as securely as possible because blankets get used a lot and jumbo yarn can come out easily! I wove in the ends and then took a regular needle and thread and sewed down the last bit of the end to make sure it isn’t able to come out.
How to Crochet a Men’s Blanket – Tutorial
If you’re a beginner, some photos will probably be helpful as you make this blanket. That’s exactly what this next section is for!
To start off with your blanket, make sure you do the chain number specified for your size.
Once you finish your chain, we can begin the first row. Skip the first chain and make a single crochet stitch into the second chain from your hook:
Single crochet all the way across the row. Just make one single crochet in every chain (in the tutorial I just have a few stitches for demonstration purposes, but you’ll want to keep going all the way across!)
Next, make 1 chain and turn your work so that you’re ready to begin row 3. Make a single crochet in the very first stitch, and then keep making single crochets across the row.
Pictured below is the first 3 stitches of row 3:
Keep repeating row 3 until the blanket reaches your desired length!
Crocheting blankets for men is a fun and simple process that can be done in a variety of ways. This free pattern uses the simplest of stitches to get a no-nonsense look that a man is sure to love. I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern and were able to make the perfect blanket for the man in your life!