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Super Chunky, Super Soft, Crochet Afghan

Your Own personal Snuggle Afghan.

Crochet, DIY, Home Decor, Christmas
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I was in Michael’s when I spotted this wool mega soft huge fluffy amazing yarn. I wasn’t sure how I was suppose to use it, but I knew I had to try it. I have never felt a wool as soft as this stuff.  I ended up making two trips for wool, but this afghan is well worth  the cost.

Honestly this afghan is like a huge warm hug.

I first tried to knit it in a ribbed pattern but the commercial needles weren’t large or long enough.  Herman bless him made me some longer ones with doweling but it used way too many skeins of wool. I finally gave up on knitting and switched to crocheting in a ribbed pattern.

This crochet  pattern is ridiculously easy, two stitches a chain stitch and a half double crochet stitch.

This afghan builds quickly.  In no time you have a warm cozy blanket over your lap as you finish making it.

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Afghan Pattern


You will need 14 skeins of Loops and Threads Chunky Wool

2 large skeins of regular weight wool for pom poms.

The biggest crochet hook you ever saw 25.00 mm.

In order to have ribbing running lengthwise,  crochet this afghan along it’s length.

1. Chain  51.

2. Complete a half double crochet (hdc) in each chain loop across.  Chain (ch) 2 turn.

3. Complete a single hdc in the backloop of the 2nd hole.  Continue with hdc in each back  loop across. When you reach the last stitch  Ch 2.  Turn,

Repeat for 30 rows, or wider if you have enough wool.  Tie off with a knot and weave in ends.

See how short the pattern description is?  That’s it.

If you new to crocheting I think this is a great first project.  The wool is huge so you can see what your doing.  The pattern is simple and it grows into an afghan really quickly.

I have created my very first video to show the different stitches.  It is super easy, I hope you give it a try.  Here is the video link   Super Chunky Afghan Stitches

Pom Pom for Afghan

The super chunky wool does not make a nice fluffy pom pom.  Any normal weight wool will work.  Instead of cream I choose white wool for contrast.

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To make large pom poms cut two pieces of heavy cardboard.  The pattern is here.

Stack the cardboard one over the other. Wrap the wool around the circle form until you cannot fit more wool into the middle.  The more wraps the larger and fluffier the pom pom.

Once your circle is fully loaded with wool, carefully insert scissors between the two layers of card board and cut.

Cut a length of wool about a foot long, wrap the wool between the two layers of cardboard. Tie tightly to gather the wool strips.  Slide the cardboard out.

Using the long threads left over from the pom pom simply tie it to the afghan.  Trim off excess wool.

I have to express how much I enjoy having this decadent, luscious, warm, and amazingly soft afghan.   It is my new best friend when my very independent Pyrenees gets tired of cuddling.

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  1. This is a special talent you have. Love the Afgan. It looks so soft.

  2. If I ever do start crocheting this is the first thing I want to make! I love love LOVE this blanket! Big cozy snuggly blankets are my favorite! This is gorgeous and I can just imagine how cozy I would be snuggled up with this and a mug of hot cocoa.

  3. Leanna, this is really cool and soft blanket. Colour is also nice, I use the yarn for knitting hats and scarfs etc, this afghan is really soft.

  4. That turned out so beautifully, and thank you for the video which made it much more clear as I am not much of a crocheter. I’ve done a little bit of it in my younger days but nothing more than a little scarf for my daughter. I’m going to have to check it out because that’s just so beautiful and looks to be Pretty easy to make.

  5. I’m not exactly sure how the wrong website showed up for my previous comment! I think I had copied and pasted something in error. Sorry about that!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      No problem….. I appreciate the feature so very much. Can’t wait to see the post. Leanna

  6. I adore this afghan! It looks like so comfortable and cozy. One of these days, I really need to try to learn how to crochet. Thank you for partying with us at Snickerdoodle. I’ll be featuring you at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s wonderful Beverly. I join in on the Snickerdoodle party regularly, I will for sure come and visit see and share the feature. Thank you bunches and heaps, Leanna

  7. I don’t crochet but wish I did. Your afghan is lovely and looks so cozy. Love your photo with your pup too. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I am featuring your afghan this week.

  8. I have never crocheted before, but that beautiful blanket is inspiring me to try! I wonder if this yarn would also work for arm knitting? That I can do! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Kimm: It does work really well for knitting with two lessons learned. If you going to try and knit one you need to make some large extra long needles. I also started by knitting it and found that the amount of wool it used would cost more than I was willing spend.

      Thanks for commenting.

  9. Really gorgeous. I wish I had the talent. I have tried it a few times without success. Love it and your dog too!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debbie: I just saw this wool and had to try it. I really wanted to attempt knitting again, but it wasn’t working out for me. Oh well, back to crochet which I am comfortable doing.

      I appreciate the positive feedback. Thanks for commenting Leanna

  10. Your afghan turned out beautifully! It looks perfect for snuggling and being cozy. Thank you for sharing your blog post with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope to see you link up again when the party opens on Friday at midnight EST!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I most certainly will. Thank you for the comment. Leanna

  11. Looks so snuggly and warm! Congratulations on being featured this week at Dishing It & Digging It! Thank you for linking up with us 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That is just fantastic news. I just discovered the Dishing It and Digging It link party a couple of weeks ago. Thank you bunches. Now I get to go grab a feature button for my link party page.


  12. Jann Olson says:

    Oh, it is a beauty! Certainly would feel like a warm hug wrapped around you. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Leanna you look beautiful!! <3 That afghan looks like fluffy cloud heaven, I wish I knew how to crochet!!! Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Susanne: The afghan is soft and heavy actually, it feels like a big warm hug. I will stop by TaDa Thursday again, I like reading all the posts and interacting with everyone. Thanks for commenting Leanna

  14. That is so pretty. That picture of you and your dog is remarkable.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Crystal: I will for sure be dropping by HomeMattersParty again. I enjoy the link parties and they are a great way for a newby blogger to network. That picture was the first time I stepped out from behind the camera, it was easier to do with my side kick at my side. I will let my husband know you liked his photo. Thanks for commenting.

  15. Beautiful!! I love super soft afghans!! This one looks awesome. When my afghans aren’t available, my two standard poodles and tiny little Shorky fill in quite nicely.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Melony: Aren’t dogs the best companions? I always had a miniature poodle until I got my Great Pyrenees. My poodles liked to cuddle much more than this big warm fur ball is willing too. I hope you decide to make this one. It does go together very easily.

      Thanks for commenting. Leanna

  16. Leanna, what a gorgeous blanket. I love the new chunky and super chunky yarns. I used some of the chunky yarn to make scarves one year for Christmas. Not only were they gorgeous, they came together really quickly. And the chunky yarn looks great as a fringe at the ends. I am a knitter and my mom is a crotcher. But I would really like to try to crochet your blanket. So funny that I had the super chunky yarn and the size 25 crochet needle on my gift list for Crafters I sure hope Santa brings me some. Thanks for the video it will help me a lot.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Nikki: I enjoy ever single one of your Holiday Gift Guide posts. Your ideas are spot on where I am concerned. It my turn to whisper to Santa.

      Thank you for the positive feedback on my very first video. Leanna

  17. Hi! This afgan looks soooo cuddly, indeed! Pefect for rainy and cold afternoons, just like today – – –
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I like meeting new faces 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Ana: This afghan is cuddly and warm. I hope you make one, they come together very quickly for an afghan.

      Thank you for the comment. Leanna

  18. This looks amazing! I can’t knit or crochet. I wish I could, it looks so cozy.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Pam: This is my favorite new afghan, it warm and soft and heavy. You can never have enough afghans for winter.

      I really like receiving comments, thank you for taking the time.


  19. LeannaForsythe says:

    Hi Rachael:

    I found crochet much easier to learn than knitting. If you make an error its easier to undo and fix.

    Thank you for commenting, blog comments make my day. Leanna

  20. This looks amazing! And your dog is beautiful! One day I want to learn to properly crochet. I love seeing all of the projects people make. Once my children are older I plan to learn!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Laura:

      I hope your daughter does make it. Let her know she can write with me any questions she may have.. Leanna

  21. This afghan is beautiful. Your dog is so cute as well. Thanks so much for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. I also want you to know I am featuring your afghan this Sunday at DI&DI.

  22. I love to crochet and this looks so cosy Leanna I must do more crochet and I love that picture of you

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Amber: I love to crochet as well, mostly with cotton actually. I like to crochet edges on things.

      That said I saw this wool and had to make something with it.

      Thanks for the picture comment, Me and my sidekick, I need to start getting more comfortable in front of the camera. Leanna

  23. Beautiful afghan! It looks so soft and snuggly. I use to make afghans when I was younger and would love to make another, because they have such soft yard compared to what they use to sell. But crocheting large things are just too hard on my hands now.

    Your pretty dog looks like it is enjoying snuggling in the blanket.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Linda: I know what you mean about the hands. I can still crochet a couple of hours at a time.

      I really enjoyed making this one though because is was warm and soft over my knees in no time.

      Thank you for commenting. Leanna

  24. Beautiful afghan! It looks so soft and cuddly. I use to make afghans when I was younger and would love to make another, because they have such soft yard compared to what they use to sell. But crocheting large things are just too hard on my hands now.

    Your pretty dog looks like it is enjoying snuggling in the blanket.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Brittany. I am very proud of this blanket and it is going to be well loved over the next several months.

      Thanks for the comment.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Elsie: I am a pretty new blogger, so I have been searching for link parties to participate in. I will be back again. Thanks for commenting. Leanna

  25. My dog is my constant companion, I call him Quality Assurance on the blog

    Check out this wool at Michael’s it is truly the softest I have ever found.

    I am trying to think of what else I could make with it. Thanks for commenting. Leanna

  26. I haven’t crocheted in a few years but you’ve got me thinking of a trip to Michael’s. Your dog is a cutie too!

  27. Wow! This looks so comfy! I’m sitting here on the couch right now with a plain, old thin blanket which makes me want to make this even more. Thanks so much for the pattern!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marie: I encourage you to make the afghan. If you have any questions about it I am an email away. Thank you for commenting.

  28. Although I have not knitted or crocheted for years, I am tempted to try this yarn. It looks just luscious! Your doggie looks like he/she likes it, too! You all look beautiful in the photo.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Naomi. My dog is anything but a cuddler. You would think the big lug would keep me warm but not happening. This afghan is my solution. Thank you for commenting.

  29. Love this blanket. I haven’t crocheted in years and now I have a great excuse to. Thanks for the patter. You look great lady!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Mo. You can make this afghan in a few hours. Its just weird working with such a big hook to start with, but its stitches up quickly.

      I love owning this one.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I saw this wool and it inspired me to try and knit one. But I used 10 skeins and got about 12 inches of afghan. Tossed that idea and went back to crochet.

      This new pic shows a little bit more of my personality. Looking forward to the weekend.

    2. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Mary: I tried my first video tutorial and then noticed I really was hiding out of the camera view. Determined to both do a wider variety of photo props and challenge myself to get out from behind the camera I posted the one of myself and my best friend.

      Thanks for the thumbs up. Its hard when your not a size 11 anymore… Leanna

  30. Oh I so totally want one! Our To grandma’s house we go link party starts over at our place tomorrow morning, would love to see you there!

  31. Oh it’s been forever since I crocheted something. Your gorgeous and soft looking afghan has inspired me to think about picking up those crochet needles again! So pretty and great tutorial too!
    PS Such a lovely new photo on your sidebar.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I saw this wool and it inspired me to try and knit one. But I used 10 skeins and got about 12 inches of afghan. Tossed that idea and went back to crochet.

      This new pic shows a little bit more of my personality. Looking forward to the weekend.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s great Sarah. I saw this wool and had to make something with it. Thanks for commenting. Let me know how it turns out.

  32. GORGEOUS!!! I will have to purchase some of that yarn. I saw it last week, but I won’t be able to use it until I get a break from school. Thanks for testing it out! Now I know how much to buy!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I started with buying ten and had to return to buy more. It depend on how wide you want your afghan. I am really happy with it.

  33. Gorgeous photo of you Leanna and that afghan looks amazingly cuddly. Any idea how well it will wash?

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I have not washed it yet, but the label said acrylic so it should be good. Great question though. I will run back to Michael’s and re read the label to be sure.

  34. I love this!!! Yes, I would love it even more if you made me one!!!!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Bonnie: That can be arranged. It is absolutely the most luxurious afghan I ever had. So worth the effort.

      Thanks for posting, I love the positive feedback.

  35. That is a great photo of you, and the blanket looks heavenly!! Keep up the great work!

    1. Oh thanks Carrie. I went way out on a limb starting to get out from behind the camera. If you decide to make this huffy afghan let me know.

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