This crocheted throw features a beautifully simplistic stitch pattern and a luxurious wool yarn. Designed to be used any time of the year, it is sure to be cherished for years to come.
9 hanks of Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Merino Worsted (sample uses the colorway Icelandic Blue), or approximately 1980 yards of any other worsted weight yarn
Size G (4.50 mm) crochet hook
Size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
Ruler to check gauge if desired
It is not necessary to achieve a certain gauge for this pattern, but if you want the same dimensions as the sample or if you are limited on yarn I suggest checking.
15 stitches by 7 rows = 4 inches in double crochet, worked flat with larger hook
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
fdsc: foundation single crochet
sc: single crochet;
dc: double crochet
[...]: work the instructions in
the brackets into the same stitch/space
tlo: third loop only
f/o: finish off
Check out this video for more tips and information: https://youtu.be/UF1vatTaYL0
Important: For this pattern, the end of row stitch count is the number of ch 1 spaces.
The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. This is the turning chain, and will allow the edges to remain nice and straight.
When finished, this blanket measures approximately 40 inches wide by 50 inches long. Keep in mind that it will likely grow/stretch just a bit when used.
This blanket has a unique construction. Your foundation row is the finished length of the blanket, and each proceeding row will add to the finished width. The border is worked around the entire perimeter of the blanket immediately after completing the final row.
Using smaller hook, fdsc 157 switch to larger hook after completing the fdsc row
Beginner Modification: (use larger hook) ch 158, and sc in the second ch from the hook and in ea ch across.
Row 1(WS): ch 2 and turn. [dc 2, ch 1, sc 1] in the first st, *sk 2, [dc 2, ch 1, sc 1]* across.
Row 2(RS): ch 2 and turn. [dc 2, ch 1, sc 1] in ea ch 1 space until one ch 1 space remains. In the last ch 1 space, dc 2 and ch 1, then sc into the final dc. (53 sts)
Rows 2-100: repeat row 2
If you would like to make your blanket narrower/wider, simply decrease/increase the number of Row 2 repeats. Always end on a RS row.
Do not f/o, proceed to Finishing Instructions
This blanket is finished by applying a simple border. Follow the instructions below, or f/o now if you prefer the look of the blanket how it is.
Without turning your work, begin working hdc sts along the side (top) of the blanket. Place 2 hdc sts in ea ch 2 space, and one hdc st in ea sc st.
Place 3 hdc sts in the corner, then hdc in ea foundation st.
Place 3 hdc sts in the corner, then repeat the instructions for the top of the blanket across the bottom.
Place 3 hdc sts in the corner, then place one hdc st in ea dc and ch 1 space across. Do not work into the sc sts.
After placing 3 hdc sts in the final corner, ss to the first st.
Finally, ss loosely in the tlo of ea st around.
f/o, weave in your ends, and enjoy your beautiful new blanket!
Until next time,
*Special thanks to Cascade Yarns for providing yarn support for this design!