Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Happy Throw Three Crochet Along Part One! I am so excited to be crocheting the third Happy Throw with you in our Year-Long Crochet Along.
This unique crochet blanket pattern is designed with different stitches that give it its creative texture. A Happy Throw afghan should make you smile every time you look at it! If you like to crochet blanket patterns with lots of variety this easy project is one you’ll love.
Crochet throw blankets make a cozy addition to your living room. Blankets also make good gifts to crochet for friends and family members’ birthdays or for the holidays.
The colors this blanket uses remind me of fall, with colorful leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, and hay rides. Caron Simply Soft has the perfect hues for this season, but you can use whatever colors of yarn you would like to crochet this easy blanket pattern with. I know that whatever you end up choosing for this afghan will give your blanket an individual style that is uniquely yours!
The stitches in this throw blanket pattern are easy to crochet, but I have included detailed descriptions just in case you get stuck. Some of my free crochet blanket patterns even have tutorials on my YouTube Channel so head over there if you need help.
If this is your first time stitching one of my awesome and fun filled crochet-alongs, WELCOME TO THE FAMILY! Grab your supplies–if you haven’t already (I’ve shared them below just in case you need a refresher)), your favorite snack and beverage, get comfy and start stitching up your blanket with me. Be sure to yell if you need help. I am here to guide you along the way. This is going to be lots of fun!
Reminder: THESE PATTERNS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE DURATION OF THE CROCHET ALONG. Once completed, the patterns will be removed and only be available in my shops!
For full details on this crochet along and links to each section – >>>CLICK HERE!<<<
I’m so glad you decided to join me in crocheting the 3rd Happy Throw. I love getting to see how your blankets are coming along. Thank you so much for sharing them with me. My goal for this Happy Throw crochet along is for us to have a lot of fun, stay in our happy place, create a beautiful blanket, and share our work with one another. Enjoy!
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How to Crochet a Throw Blanket
If you want to crochet a throw blanket here’s what you’ll need to know:
Level of Difficulty
- Advanced Beginner
- #4 worsted weight Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin, and Bone.
- Want different colors? Use whatever your heart desires! You can use multiple colors, a solid color or a gradient of sorts. The only requirement is that your colors make you happy.
- Want to make this with a different weight of yarn? You can do that too. Just change your hook to the recommended hook size on the yarn’s label. If you decide to do this the weight of the yarn will determine how defined your stitches are.
Hooks and Notions
- Hooks: I (5.5mm), scissors, tape measure and blunt yarn needle
- 50 inches across (Approximately)
- Using Caron Simply Soft yarn: 14 hdc = 4-inches (beginning of blanket)
Abbreviations – US Terminology
- Ch/chs = chain/chains
- Sc = single crochet
- Hdc = half double crochet
- St(s) = stitch(s)
- Dc = double crochet
- THESE PATTERNS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE DURATION OF THE CROCHET ALONG. Once completed, patterns will be removed and only be available in my shops!
- Chain 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
- I used 2 colors of #4 worsted weight Caron Simply Soft yarn. You do not have to use 2 colors. You can use as few or as many colors as your heart desires. The only requirement is that your colors make you happy.
- You may use any size yarn and the recommended hook size. However, the weight of the yarn will dictate how defined your stitches are.
- If your yarn suggests using an I hook, then that’s what you will use–UNLESS you crochet too tight or too loose. Then you will want to adjust your hook size accordingly.
- Do you have tight tension? Try this tip: Because I am a tight crocheter I used the J (6mm) crochet hook to chain with, so the chain isn’t too tight. This will also keep it from buckling. If you crochet loosely then you really shouldn’t have to go up a hook size when chaining. Rule of thumb: always check your gauge.
- hdc in the 3rd loop = With the front of the stitch facing you, look at the top of the stitch, and find the sideways “V”. Next, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop. When working in rows, like you are in this blanket the 3rd loop may be facing you.
CROCHET WITH MISTIE! ~ PART ONE INSTRUCTIONS (US Terminology)
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COLORS: A – Bone; B – Pumpkin
Working with Color A, and J (6mm) hook, Chain 166,
Foundation Row: (Working in the Back Bump) hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each chain across, turn. (165 hdc)
Working with I hook, FHDC 165,
Working with I (5.5mm) hook,
Rows 1: Chain 1, sc in same st, hdc in each st across, sc in last st, turn. (165 sts)
Row 2: Chain 1, sc in same st, working in in 3rd Loop, hdc in each st across, ending with a sc in last st, turn. (165 sts)
Row 3: Chain 1, sc in same st, *chain 1, sk st, hdc in next st,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in last st. (83 sts, 82 ch 1 sps)
Fasten off Color A and attach Color B
Row 4: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, *dc in skipped stitch on Row 3, sc in next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in last stitch. Turn (165 sts)
Row 5: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, *chain 1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in last stitch. (83 sts, 82 ch 1 sps)
Row 6: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, *hdc in skipped stitch on Row 5, sc in next stitch,* repeat from *to* across, ending with a sc in last stitch. Turn (165 sts)
Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 3-6
Fasten off Color B and attach Color A
For full details on this crochet along and each link (Including Happy Throw One & Two) – >>>CLICK HERE!