Blankets and Throws

Autumn Skies Throw – Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for Autumn Skies Throw features waves of colour and texture and celebrates on of my favourite seasons!

Autumn has always been one of my favourite seasons! I love the smells (freshly fallen leaves and pumpkin pie), the sounds, the temperatures and, most of all, the colours!

From changing leaves to pumpkin patches and apple orchards, there is no shortage of colour in the fall in Ontario, Canada.  And the colours become even more brilliant when you look to the skies!

The changing seasons also mean brilliant sunsets and happy rainbows.

Not too long ago I was working with some new-to-me yarn and as I was admiring the blanket that was emerging, my four year old interrupted saying, “Mom, that looks like a sunset!”

She was right! It really reminded me of my favourite Autumn Skies and so this throw was born 🙂

Crochet Throw

This crochet blanket is crocheted using nine of the Mandala Ombre yarn cakes by Lion Brand Yarn.  The colour name suits it perfectly: Tranquil.  It is a medium worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn.  And it’s so soft and squishy! I love how it worked up in this blanket.

You can read more about this particular yarn on the Lion Brand Yarn website (Lion Brand Yarn: Mandala Ombre) and I would like to say “thank you” to Lion Brand who provided yarn support making this pattern possible!

I paired the yarn with a 6 mm crochet hook.  The crochet blanket is worked in a round starting from the centre.  It measures approximately 48 inches by 48 inches but the beauty of a project such as this is that as it is worked from the middle out you can make the blanket as large or as small as you would like.

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The crochet pattern will be written out in full below, however if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase it in PDF format, you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry shops:

Click here for the Autumn Throw on Etsy

Click here for the Autumn Throw on Ravelry

Following the written pattern you will also find a free video tutorial and as you’re watching I’d like to invite you to take a look around and subscribe to my YouTube Channel – it’s updated weekly!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Until then, Happy Crocheting!

Sarah

Autumn Skies Throw:

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Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 17 sts x 10 rows of fpdc/bpdc = 4 inches

Finished Size: 48 x 48 inches 

Yarn: Mandala® Ombre by Lion Brand® (100% Acrylic; 5.3 oz, 150 g; Approx. 344 yds, 315 m). Worsted/medium Weight (4). 9 balls of colour: Tranquil

Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn Needle.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet 

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Blanket is worked in rounds.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a st.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as a dc.
  • Weave in ends as needed.

Free Crochet Pattern:

Start with a magic ring OR ch 4 and join with a sl st in the first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, into the ring sc, * ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc; rpt from * twice more, ch 2, sc, ch 1; join with a sl st in the first st, sl st into the ch-2 sp, do not turn. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp.     (12 sc) 

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp.     (16 sc)

Rnds 4-10: Ch 1, *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to the next ch 2 sp; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp.  (Stitch sounds will increase by multiples of 4 each round)

Rnd 11: Ch 5 (Counts as dc, ch 2), in the ch-2 sp work 1 dc, *dc in each st and ch-1 sp across, in the next ch-2 sp dc, ch 2, dc; Rpt from * all the way around, sl st in the 3rd ch of the ch-5, sl st into ch-2 sp.

Rnd 12: Ch 5 (Counts as dc, ch-2), dc into the ch-2 sp, *[fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st] across, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * all the way around, sl st into ch-2 sp.

Rnd 13: Ch 5 (Counts as dc, ch-2), dc into the ch-2 sp, *[bpdc in the next st, fpdc in the next st] across, [dc, ch 2, dc] in the next ch-2 sp; rpt from * all the way around, sl st into ch-2 sp.

Rnds 14-16: Rpt 12 and 13, then 12 once more.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, *[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st] across to the next ch 2 sp; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next st and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp.

Rnds 18-24: Ch 1,*[Sc, ch 2, sc] in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] across to the next ch 2 sp; Rpt from * around ending with a ch 1, sk the next sc and sl st into the first st.  Sl st into the ch-2 sp.

Continue to repeat rounds 11-24 five times more (OR until desired size is reaches for blanket.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Block if desired.

OPTIONAL: Make and attach a tassel to each corner.

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Video Tutorial:

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