This Winter Bliss Throw is so, so cozy!
And, even with all the beautiful texture, so easy to work!
I love a classic looking blanket – a blanket that never goes out of style and that can be used or shown off in almost any room.
The Winter Bliss Throw is made with a super bulky weight yarn so that it worked up fairly quickly. It only features a few stitches which makes it an easy pattern to work and to remember.
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The stitches included in this blanket are slip stitches that are worked in the back loop only, and, a new favourite of mine, the herringbone single crochet stitch. The herringbone single crochet stitch is the stitch that is creating the braided like texture.
If you are new to the stitch, no worries! It is an easy stitch to catch onto, I will explain how to work it in the instructions below. I will also demonstrate how to work the herringbone single crochet stitch in the video tutorial below.
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The Winter Bliss Throw:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 9 sts x 6 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 60 x 60 inches
Yarn: 8 balls Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle by Lion Brand® (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 12 oz, 340 g; Approx. 212 yds, 194 m). Super Bulky (6). Colour: Fisherman. One ball is dedicated to the fringe.
Hook: Size N/P (10 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet (On the front side of your work, insert your hook through the vertical bar of the post of the stitch just worked, insert hook into the next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on the hook.)
Reverse Hbsc – Reverse Herringbone Stitch (Bring your yarn to the front of your work, at the back of your work, insert your hook through the vertical bar of the post of the stitch just worked working from right to left. Insert you hook into the next stitch working from back to front, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook.)
Reverse Sc – Reverse Single Crochet (bring your yarn in front of your work, insert your hook under both loops, working from back to front of the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.)
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 the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1, Turn. (119 sts)
Rows 2-4: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across; ch 1, turn. (119 sts)
Row 5: Working in the blo, sc in the first st and in each st across; ch 1, turn. (119 sts)
Row 6: Working through both loops, reverse sc (see “stitches and sbbreviations”) in the first st, reverse hbsc (see “stitches and abbreviations”) in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc in the first st, hbsc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8-11: Repeat rows 6 and 7 twice more.
Repeat rows 2-11 until work from the beginning measures approximately 57 inches (or desired length!) and fasten off, weave in ends.
Next Rows: Repeat rows 2-4 once more.
Next Row: Working in the blo, hdc in each st across.
Do not fasten off.
Edging (worked in rounds):
Rnd 1: Turn your blanket so that you are working the rough end, evenly work 110 hdc across, work 3 hdc in the corner st, hdc in each st across the bottom end of your blanket, 3 hdc in the corner st. Now working up the opposite rough edge, evenly work 110 hdc across, 3 hdc in the corner st, hdc in each st across the top of your blanket, 3 hdc in the corner st. Join with a sl st in the first st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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