The Summer Breeze Throw crochet pattern is a light weight throw. It is quick to work and does not use as much yarn as other blankets.
I am loving the weight and texture in this crochet blanket! This crochet blanket is designed using a block stitch. This stitch is an easy two row repeat.
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The block stitch has a similar feel to a granny square. It is made up of single crochet, chain stitches and double crochet stitches.
The Summer Breeze Throw crochet pattern is worked from the centre out and it is square in shape. Because it is worked from the centre out, the size of this blanket it easy to adjust.
For my blanket I used just four Caron Cotton Cakes. The Caron Cotton cakes are a Michaels Store exclusive. If you don’t have access to the Caron Cotton Cakes, you may substitute this yarn for another yarn that is also a medium/worsted weight.
Along with the Caron Cotton Cakes, I used a 5 mm crochet hook. You will see me using an Ebony Wooden Streamline Hook by Furls Crochet in my Video Tutorial linked below.
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Summer Breeze Throw:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 5 dc sets x 6 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: 52 x 52 inches tall
Yarn: 4 Caron® Cotton Cakes™ (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic; 8.8.5 oz./ 250 g; 530 yd. / 485 m; Medium/Worsted Weight); Colour: Blue Hawaiian
Hook: H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – 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 rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of the round does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of the round counts as a dc.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Ch 4 and join with a sl st in the first st to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into the ring, [ch 1, 3 dc into ring] three times, ch 1, sl st into the top of the starting ch-3.
Rnd 2: Sl st into each of the next 2 sts, *[sc, ch 3, sc] into next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the next sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st into the corner sp, [ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] into the same sp, * 3 dc into the next ch-1 sp, [3 dc, ch 1, 3d] into the next corner sp; rpt from * around, 3 dc into the next ch-3 sp, join with a sl st in the top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Sl st into each of the next 2 dc, *[sc, ch 3, sc] into the next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc between the last dc and the next dc] twice, ch 3, sk 3 dc; rpt from * three times more, join with a sl st in the top of the first sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st into the next corner sp, [ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] into the same sp, *[3 dc into the next ch-3 sp] three times, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] into the next corner sp; rpt from * twice more, [3 dc into the next ch-3 sp] 3 times, join with a sl st in the top of starting ch-3.
Continue working your blanket by repeating rounds 4 and 5. With each round you will be increasing the number of sets of double crochet stitches and your ch-1 spaces. Continue working until you blanket measures approximately 52 inches or until you reach the desired size.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Join yarn with a sl st into any corner stitch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, * hdc in each st across, work 3 hdc into the next corner sp; rpt from * around. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2: * Sc into each st all the way across, 3 sc into the corner st; rpt from * around.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block if desired.
Did you like this crochet pattern? You may wish to check our the Peek-A-Boo Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern which is also made with Caron Cotton Cakes.
Hi Sarah! I’m a relatively new crocheter. I would like this to be my very first large blanket. How do I print this “free” pattern?
Hello Rita, you can either purchase the ad free PDF or you will have to copy and paste into a word document
I have started my summer breeze throw and so far I am very happy with it. Thank you for providing the inspiration and instruction.
Sara Beisley says
Hi Sarah! I’m almost done with the summer breeze throw! About how many grams or yards did the edging take do you think? Thank you! Love your patterns!
RISA L CULPEPPER says
Hi Sarah, I was making this using multiple colors. My problem is that I do not know where to insert the new color. The directions are for a self-striping yarn w/o color changes. How do I make this afghan with more than one color? Thank you for your help!
Hello Risa, thank you for the question! Depending on the type of striping you would like, there are a few options. You could simply work several rounds before changing to the new colour, or you could work the single crochet rounds in one colour all the way through and alternate the double crochet ones… the sky is the limit! To change colour, I would change at the end of a round, either by drawing the new yarn through for the starting chain stitch or by completing the final stitch in the round with the new colour. For example: if you are working a double crochet as the final stitch before you change colour, with your colour A you would yarn over, insert your hook into the desired space and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops. Then drop your colour A, pick up you colour B and place it on your hook and draw it through the final two loops on your hook to complete the stitch. You’re all set then to continue with your colour B. I hope that helps!
Hello what color is that cake is it Beachglass? Thank you for sharing
The colour shown in the photos is Blue Hawaiian
How do you keep your stitches so straight? The more rows I do, my square gets more wonky because my DC lean to the left.