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The Mint Velvet Throw is an ultra soft crochet blanket! It is made using the Bernat Velvet yarn which is a pleasure to curl up under!
My children have been asking me to make them the “coziest blanket ever.” I have made a couple that they have loved such as the Ripple in Time Throw – A Free Crochet Pattern and the Two Hour C2C Crochet Blanket Pattern, but I’m always on the lookout for a new idea.
Needless to say, when they ran their hands across the Velvet Yarn by Yarnspirations, they were hooked.
The Basketweave Stitch:
This blanket design is a simple design using a large basket weave stitch. The edging is clean looking, but not without a fun texture and uses the reverse single crochet (or crab stitch). This is one of my favourite stitches for edging!
For this pattern you are going to need five balls of the Bernat Velvet yarn as well as a 6.5 mm crochet hook. I will be using a Wooden Streamline hook in Ebony by Furls Crochet.
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Mint Velvet Throw:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Gauge: 11 sts x 9 rows of Basket Weave Stitch = 4 inches
Finished Size: 44 x 54 inches
Yarn: 5 balls Bernat Crushed Velvet® by Yarnspirations® (%100 Polyester; 10.5 oz/300 g; 315 yd/288 m). Colour: Mint
Hook: Size J/10 (6.5 mm) hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lp – Loop
Lps – Loops
Rpt – Repeat
Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet (also known as the crab stitch)
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 beg of row does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 at beg of row always counts as a dc stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- If you would like to change the size of your blanket, you will need to start with a foundation chain that has a multiple of 20 stitches, plus 13.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across. Turn. (152 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, *fpdc in each of the next 10 sts, bpdc in each of the next 10 sts; apt from * across to the final 11 sts, fpdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc in the final st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, *bpdc in each of the next 10 sts, fpdc in each of the next 10 sts; apt from * across to the final 11 sts, bpdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc in the final st. Turn.
Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3 and 4 three more times.
Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, *bpdc in each of the next 10 sts, fpdc in each of the next 10 sts; apt from * across to the final 11 sts, bpdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc in the final st. Turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, *fpdc in each of the next 10 sts, bpdc in each of the next 10 sts; apt from * across to the final 11 sts, fpdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc in the final st. Turn.
Rows 13-18: Repeat rows 11 and 12 three more times.
Continue working the blanket repeating rows 3-18 until you blanket from the beginning measures approximately 44 inches.
Next Row: Ch 1, Sc in each st all the way across. Do not turn.
Work one rsc in each st across both sides and evenly along each rough end. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.