The Benjamin Throw Crochet Pattern is a pattern that features bold rows of beautiful colour.
Why the name “Benjamin”? Really, I looked at the throw one day and decided that is what it looked like! The colours are bold and set off by the more neutral colour stripes worked in between. The colours can be customized to fit a variety of colour schemes.
This blanket is designed using the same stitch that is found in my True Colours Throw and the Lavender Throw called the moss stitch. The moss stitch is one of my favourite stitches for blankets because it is easy, reversible and has a great weight and texture to it.
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For this crochet blanket, you will need five different colours of yarn. I invite you to choose your favourites! In my sample I have used a 100% acrylic yarn called Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn. It is super soft and features a variety of beautiful earth tone colours. The colours selected are as follows: Acadia(Colour A), Redwood (Colour B), Glacier Bay (Colour C), Black Canyon (Colour D), and Canyonlands (Colour E). There are so many colour options!
I have paired the yarn with a 5 mm crochet hook and in the video below you will see me using a Birchwood Hook by Rowan Yarns – one of my favourites!
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The Benjamin Throw Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 17 stitches x 32 rows of moss stitch = 4 inches
Finished Sizes: 50 x 62 inches
Yarn: Heartland by Lion Brand Yarn (100% extra acrylic; 5 oz/142g; 251 yds/230 m); 6 balls Acadia (Colour A), 2 balls Redwood (Colour B), 2 balls Glacier Bay (Colour C), Black Canyon (Colour D), Canyonlands (Colour E)
Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet Stitch
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 counts as a double crochet st.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
With Colour A, ch 235
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from your hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-6: Hdc in the 1st st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; Rpt from * across until one st remains, hdc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sk the 1st 2 sts, *sc in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st; Rpt. From * all the way across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8: Sk the first sc, *sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk the next sc; Rpt from* across.
Next Rows: Continue repeating row 8 with colour A until work from the beginning measures approximately 15 inches. Switch to colour B
Next Rows: With colour B, repeat Row 8 until work from the start of colour B measures approximately 7 inches. Switch to colour A.
Next 5 rows: With colour A, repeat row 8. Switch to colour C in the final st.
Next Rows: With colour C, repeat row 8 until work from the start of colour C measures approximately 7 inches. Switch to colour A in the final st.
Next 5 Rows: With Colour A, repeat row 8. Switch to colour D in the final st.
Next Rows: With colour D, repeat row 8 until work from the start of colour D measures approximately 7 inches. Switch to colour A in the final st.
Next 5 Rows: With Colour A, repeat row 8. Switch to colour E in the final st.
Next Rows: With colour E, repeat row 8 until work from the start of colour E measures approximately 7 inches. Switch to colour A in the final st.
Next Rows: With Colour A, repeat row 8 until work from the start of colour A measures approximately 13 inches. At the end, ch 3, turn.
Next Row: Dc in each ch-1 sp and st across, ch 1, turn.
Next 5 Rows: Hdc in the 1st st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; Rpt from * across until one st remains, hdc in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
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Hi… I’d like to make this beautiful blanket, but a smaller size. I was wondering if there was a particular number of stitches that I needed. Thank you
you omitted in the written instructions to chain at the end of row 8, and each succeeding row! I’m well along in my larger afghan and only now seeing it in the video!