The Seafarers Throw Crochet Pattern is a beautiful design worked in a bulky weight yarn.
During the cooler months I love a good bulky weight throw blanket. I always keep a couple of them scattered around the house, draped over couches or spread over a bed for extra warmth. Bulky weight blankets are great to have around the home and in your travels.
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The primary stitch demonstrated in the Seafarers Throw is called the Nesting Shell Stitch. It is a beautiful stitch with a great texture, and it looks wonderful when worked in multiple colours as I have done in this blanket crochet pattern. The design is worked all as one piece and in rows. You will switch colours after each row. As you will work a simple edging around the entire blanket, there is no need to fasten off your colours at the end of the rows. You can simply leave them attached and carry them up the side. You will hide those loose strands as you work the edging.
For this crochet blanket, you will need three different colours of yarn. I invite you to choose your favourites! In my sample I have used a bulky weight yarn called Hue + Me by Lion Brand Yarn. It features a variety of beautiful earth tone colours. The colours selected are as follows: Smoke (Colour A), Marine (Colour B), Salt (Colour C) – fitting for a crochet blanket called the Seafarers Throw! You will need 6 balls per colour (18 in total). There are so many colour options!
I have paired the yarn with a 8 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 Seafarers Throw Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sts x 9 rows of single crochet = 4 inches
Finished Size: 55 x 55 inches
Yarn: 18 balls Hue + Me® Yarn by Lion Brand® (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 4.4 oz, 125 g; Approx. 137 yds, 125 m). Super Bulky (6). 6 balls each of colours: Salt, Smoke, Marine.
Hook: Size L/11 (8 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
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.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Turn at the end of each row.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- To change the size of your blanket you will need a multiple of 4 stitches, plus two for you foundation chain.
Free Crochet Pattern:
With colour A, ch 102.
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1, Turn. (101 sts)
Row 2: Sc in the first st, *sk the next st, 3 dc (Shell made) in the next st, sk the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across and change to colour B in the final st, ch 3 and turn.
Row 3: Dc in the 1st sc, *Dc2tog working under the first st 2 rows below, sk the shell and complete under the 2nd sc, work 3 dc in the next sc; Rpt from * across working final dc2tog under the final sc, 2 dc in sc, switch to colour C. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in the first sc, dc in the middle dc of the shell 2 rows below, *3 dc in sp under the next dc2tog, dc2tog working in the 2 middle dc sts of the shells two rows below, rpt from * across, switch to colour A, ch 3, turn.
Row 5: Dc in the 1st st, dc2tog working in the first dc 2 rows below, sk the shell and complete the 2nd dc of the next shell, *work 3 dc in the sp under the next dc2tog, dc2tog working in the 2 middle dc sts of the shells two rows below Rpt from * across working final dc2tog under the final sc, 2 dc in sc, switch to colour B. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 4 and 5, switching colours after every row and alternating through your colours A, B and C until work from the beginning measures approximately 52 inches (or desired length!) and fasten off, weave in ends.
Edging (worked in rounds):
With colour B, join yarn with a sl st in the top corner st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across to your corner st, work 3 hdc in the corner st, evenly work 106 hdc along the rough edge, work 3 hdc in the corner st, hdc in each st across the bottom, 3 hdc in the corner st, evenly work 106 hdc across the rough edge, work 2 hdc in the final corner st, join with a sl st in the 1st st. Join colour C or A in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2: With colour C, sc in each st around, working 3 sc in each corner st. Join colour B in the final st, join with a sl st in the first st. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3: With colour B, hdc in each st around, working 3 hdc in each corner st. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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