Recently I've been seeing a lot of chunky crochet pieces throughout my Instagram feed as makers were getting their fall lines ready. I love the look of the squishy bulky yarns and wanted to take a break from the worsted yarns I generally use. So I pulled out a huge ball of Bernat Chunky Collegiate from Joann's clearance and worked up a giant granny square.
My initial idea was four the blanket to have a lacy look to it, so I worked the whole piece with a 15mm hook. I haven't used that hook in quite some time ^.^ There was no real plan past 'use all the yarn'... It only took me a couple days to finish. When I got to the last row, I had to frog it 3 times and go down to a 9mm hook to get the last bits of yarn to stretch for the whole border o.O
I love how lacy this blanket came out while still retaining the chunky squish I was craving! I have 3 more skeins of the Bernat yarn in my stash and just might have another of these blankets in my future! ^.^