Sometimes it’s nice to have a light weight throw that you can wear during those warmer summer nights! This light weight yarn paired with the sturdy block lace stitch results in the perfect summer nights throw.
Don’t you just love the colours of the Shawl in a Cake yarn by Lion Brand Yarn? They just scream summer to me, especially this Healing Teal. When worked in this block lace stitch it reminds me of ocean waves.
Even during the summer months, I like to have a throw blanket laying around the house or cottage. (Would you like to check out another light weight summer throw? Check out the Clover Meadows Throw found here: Clover Meadows Throw – A Free Crochet Pattern). But I don’t always want to have something too heavy. This is a light weight throw, perfect for those summer nights.
Shawl in a Cake by Lion Brand Yarn:
The Crossed Paths Throw is crocheted using Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Cake. It’s a cotton and acrylic blend that features some great texture and comes in a variety of colours. For the project you will need approximately six cakes.
Curious about the yarn? You can find Lion Brand’s selection of Shawl in a Cake on their website here: Shawl in a Cake @ Lion Brand.com
A huge thank you to Lion Brand for supplying the yarn and supporting this project!
Along with your yarn, you will need a 6 mm crochet hook.
The blanket is worked in rows, including the edging which is worked only along the two shorter ends of your blanket.
The body of the blanket is worked in a block lace stitch which is fairly sturdy as far as lace stitches are concerned. It is comprised of single crochet and double crochet stitches so if you consider yourself a beginner when it comes to the art of crochet, this might just be the blanket for you!
Following the written pattern (which you will find in full below), you will also find a free video tutorial that will walk you through the block lace pattern and the edging for this blanket. While watching, please don’t forget to subscribe.
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Crossed Paths Throw:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 3 sets x 4 rows of block stitches = 4 inches
Finished Size: 34 x 58 inches
Yarn: Shawl in a Cake® by Lion Brand® (58% Cotton; 39% Acrylic; 3% Other; 5.3 oz, 150 g; Approx. 481 yds, 440 m). Worsted/medium Weight (4). 6 balls of colour: Healing Teal
Hook: Size J/10 (6 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – 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.
- Blanket is worked in rows.
- 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:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, * ch 5, sk the next 5 chs, sc in the next ch; rpt from * across, ch 1, turn. (28 ch-5 sps)
Row 2: Sc in the first st, * 5 sc in the next ch-5 sp, sc in the next st; rpt from * across, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Sk the 1st st, dc in each of the next 5 sts, * ch 1, sk the next st, dc in each of the next 5 sts; rpt from * across to the last st, dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. (28 blocks of dc sts)
Row 4: Sc in the 1st st, * ch 5, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rpt from * across, working the final sc in the top of the turning ch, ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2-4 until work from the beginning measures approximately 56 inches.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
With right side facing, join yarn in the top right corner st with a sl st.
Row 1: Ch 1, evenly work 170 hdc across the end of the blanket, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Sk the first st, dc into the next st, * ch 1, sk the next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts; rpt from * across, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in the first st, ch 2, sc in the next ch-1 sp, * ch 4, sc in the next ch-1 sp; Rpt from * across to the final 2 sts, ch 2, sc into the top of the turning ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in the first st, * 5 dc in the next ch-4 sp, sc in the next ch-4 sp; rpt from * across, sc in the final st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat rows 1-4 of edging for the opposite side.
Block if desired.