Chunky and Cozy Lemon Peel Stitch Crochet Blanket using Red Heart Hygge Yarn

How to Crochet the Coziness is a Mood Throw

Hi guys! In this post, we will be indulging in some selfish crochet with this cozy, hygge lemon peel crochet blanket.

“Selfish crochet? What? I never make anything for myself,” you might be thinking. Well, it’s time to change that. Today is all about you. It’s about taking a step back from creating for other people, to make something special for yourself. As Donna and Tom from Parks and Rec would say, “Treat yo’ self!”.

This hygge crochet blanket is designed to reflect coziness, self-care, and indulgence. It is made using a large crochet hook – to help speed up the making process – and soft, luxurious yarn that won’t break your budget (I promise).

You can find the free pattern below, or purchase the ad-free printable PDF here.

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The Ultimate Cozy Hygge Crochet Blanket:

Last night, I slept with this throw on top of my comforter (I like to sleep under the weight of 2 blankets). It was so soft and comfortable – something that I am not always used to with crochet blankets.

While I love crocheting blankets, they aren’t always as soft as I would like them to be. I am notorious for using cheap(er) yarn that isn’t exactly soft to the touch. This blanket is different though. I wish I could pass you this blanket through the screen, so you could test it out for yourself. For now you’ll just have to take my word for it.

To make this throw, I used Red Heart Hygge yarn which is a basic acrylic yarn twisted with short fur. The result is a very soft and drapey bulky weight yarn that is perfect for blankets, sweaters, pillows, and more.

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About this Hygge Crochet Blanket:

  • This blanket is worked width-wise, meaning that your starting chain is the width of your blanket (this will never change). As you crochet each row, your blanket becomes longer. Therefore, make sure that you are happy with the width of your chain before you begin.
  • This blanket uses the lemon peel stitch to create a soft, squishy texture. The lemon peel stitch alternates between the single and double crochet stitch.
  • This features thick tassels on each corner, but these are optional. Instructions and a photo tutorial is provided below to guide you through the making process.
  • This blanket is a simple rectangle that is designed to be a throw. However, it can easily be adjusted to be a baby blanket, or fit a twin, queen, or king size bed.

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Yarn and Yardage:

  • Red Heart Hygge Yarn Weight 5 Bulky (70% Acrylic and 30% Nylon, 132 yd/ 121 m, 5 oz/ 142g)
    • Colour: Lavender 
    • Yardage: 15 Skeins or 1966 yds / 1798 m

Alternative Yarn Options:

Red Heart Hygge is a great yarn to work with, but it’s nice to have options.

1. Red Heart Soft Essentials Weight 5 Bulky (100% Acrylic, 131 yd / 121 m, 5 oz / 141g)

A great alternative to this yarn is Red Heart Soft Essentials. This yarn is a bulky weight 5 that is incredibly soft, has a nice sheen to it, and comes in 20 different colours. It is identical to the Red Heart Hygge yarn in weight and yardage, but it lacks the “furry” texture of the Hygge.

2. We Crochet’s Brava Bulky Weight 5 Bulky (100% Premium Acrylic, 136 yd / 120 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g) 

Brava Bulky is a great budget friendly yarn that is similar in weight and feel to Red Heart Hygge, minus the fuzziness. It’s priced at $2.99/skein, and comes in 29 colour options. I hope you find a colour that you love!

3. Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek Chunky Weight 5 Bulky (100% Low Pill Acrylic, 211 yd / 193 m, 5 oz / 142 g)

Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek is one of my favourite yarns to use because has very low pill, which means that it does not get fuzz and pill after long-term use and washes. It is regularly priced at $4.99/skein, but it goes on sale every other week for $3.49/skein. There are only 12 colour options available, but I hope you find one that speaks to you!

4. Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky Weight 5 Bulky (100% Acrylic, 149 yd / 136 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g) 

Paint Box Simply Chunky yarn is another budget friendly yarn option. It is a bit thinner than Red Heart Hygge, but it meets the gauge and has great stitch definition. This yarn is regularly priced at $3.00/skein, but it is currently on sale for $2.25 (07/22/21). It comes in 50 different colours, so there is something for everyone.

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You can purchase an Ad-free Printable PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE or Ravelry HERE! This 8 page PDF includes the complete pattern, step-by-step pictures, and instructions and yardages for 10 blanket sizes (Baby to California King).

Pattern Measurements:

This blanket measures 50″ x 62″.

  • Width: 50”
  • Length: 62”

Customizing the Size of Your Hygge Crochet Blanket:

Width: The width of the blanket is determined by the starting chain. The chain must be an even number, so chain a multiple of 2, until satisfied with the width.

Length: The length of the blanket is determined by the number of rows you work. Continue to repeat Row 2, until happy with the length of the blanket.

Coziness is a Mood Crochet Blanket Free Pattern


  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • [ ] – repeat instructions inside brackets
  • Sc – single crochet 
  • Dc – double crochet  

Gauge Swatch (4″ x 4″): 9 sts x 8 rows

The final swatch should measure 4” x 4” unblocked. The beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

  • Ch 11
  • Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook (skipped chs count as beginning ch 2), [sc in next st, dc in next st] to end of row. Turn. (5 dc + 4 sc)
  • Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] to end of row. Turn. (5 dc + 4 sc)
  • Rows 3 – 8: Repeat Row 2.

The Lemon Peel Stitch Video Tutorial

The lemon peel stitch is made by alternating between double and single crochets. Make a double crochet in the first stitch, a single crochet in the second stitch, a double crochet in the third stitch, and continue this pattern along the row. Each row in your blanket will start with a double crochet in the first stitch, and finish with a single crochet in the last stitch. Here is a tutorial, if you prefer to learn through video.  



  1. The beginning ch 2 does not count as a st.
  2. Every row will begin with a dc in the first st and end with a sc in the last st.
  3. Tip: Before crocheting with the last skein of yarn, make the 4 tassels. This will ensure you have enough yarn to make them AND your tassels will be straighter. Using yarn from the end of the ball will make the tassels wavy/curly. For aesthetic purposes, tassels should be as straight as possible. You can also steam the tassels to make them straight.  

Ch 116

Row 1: Dc in third ch from hook (skipped chs count as beginning ch 2), [sc in next st, dc in next st] to end of row. The last stitch should be a sc. Turn. (57 dc + 57 sc)

Tip: Every dc is worked into the sc of the previous row; and every sc is worked into the dc of the previous row.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] to end of row. The last stitch should be a sc. Turn. (57 dc + 57 sc)

Row 3 – 106: Repeat Row 2.

Pictures of Row 3 and Row 4:

To make your blanket longer, continue to repeat Row 2 until satisfied with the length of your blanket.

Fasten off and weave in ends!

Adding Tassels to Your Hygge Crochet Blanket

What blanket is complete without adding some tassels? We will be making 4 thick tassels to add to each corner of the blanket. These are optional, but if you choose to make them, you will need approx. 1/2 a ball of yarn and some thread or thin yarn of the same colour. Your thread or thin yarn colour can match your yarn completely, or be a different shade to add some contrast. I chose to use a slightly darker purple thread to make the tassel “pop”.

Tip: Before you start crocheting with your last ball of yarn, make your 4 tassels. This will ensure that you have enough yarn to make them AND your tassels will be “straighter”. Using yarn from the end of the ball will make you tassels wavy/curly. For aesthetic purposes, tassels should be as straight as possible.

Make 4 Tassels:

1. Wrap your yarn around a 6 – 8″ book (depending on how long you want your tassels to be) approximately 25 times.

Wrap Yarn Around a Book to Make Tassels

2. Cut the yarn in the center of the book with a pair of scissors.

3. Hold the yarn in place with your index finger, making sure the tassel is even on both sides.

Holding Yarn to Make a Tassel

4. Begin wrapping the tassel with thread approximately 15 times or until you are satisfied with the look of it.

5. Leave a long tail of thread to attach the tassel to your blanket, before you cut the thread.

How to Attach a Tassel to a Blanket

6. With your yarn needle, move the thread through the center of the tassel to the top. Now you can begin to sew your tassel to your blanket. Weave the thread in and out, and knot it at certain places throughout your blanket to secure it. When you feel that it is secure enough, snip off any excess thread.

And voila! You’ve added your first tassel to your blanket. Repeat Steps 1 – 6, three more times to make all of your tassels.

End Notes:

Congratulations! You just made your first Coziness is a Mood Throw! I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. If you use my pattern, please tag me in your posts because I’d love to see what you make (Instagram: @thispixiecreates).

Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you have made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).


If you have any questions about the pattern, please send me an email through my Contact page. I would be more than happy to help!

Thank you so much for following along with me. Happy crocheting!

Love, Dayna

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