Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Happy Throw Three Crochet Along Part Ten! 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 a variety of stitches that gives 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 makes me think of Fall and I am in love with the texture, they put a smile on my face and makes my heart happy. Caron Simply Soft has the perfect hues for this season, however 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 simple to crochet. 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 happy you decided to join me in crocheting the 3rd Happy Throw. I love getting to see how your blankets are coming along. I really appreciate you 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 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 across, like you are in the square the 3rd loop should be facing you.
CROCHET WITH MISTIE! ~ PART TEN INSTRUCTIONS (US Terminology)
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COLORS: A – Bone; B – Pumpkin
Working with Color A
Row 241: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sl st in next stitch, hdc in next st,* repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Row 242: Ch 1, sc in same st, *hdc in next stitch, sl st in next,* repeat from *across , ending with a sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Rows 243-247: Repeat Rows 241-242
Fasten off Color A and attach Color B
Row 248: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st,* repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st. (83 sts, 82 ch 1 sps)
Row 249: Ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in skipped st on Row 248, sc in next st,* repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Row 250: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st. (83 sts, 82 ch 1 sps)
Row 251: Ch 1, sc in same st, *hdc in skipped st on Row 250, sc in next st,* repeat from * across, ending with a sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Rows 252-263: Repeat Rows 248-251
Fasten off Color B and attach Color A
Row 264: Ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in each st across, sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Row 265: Ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in 3rd Loop in each st across, ending with a sc in last st. Turn (165 sts)
Using Color A
You will evenly sc along both sides and top and bottom of the blanket. Once you have evenly sc around the entire blanket, Do Not Fasten Off.
Now you will work the crab stitch around the entire blanket. You may wish to go down a hook size when working the crab stitch to make the edging look neater.
For full details on this crochet along and each link (Including Happy Throw One & Two) – >>>CLICK HERE!