Hello and welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to learn how to crochet this easy crochet blanket called the Winter Woven Throw.
When the colder weather hits I LOVE pulling out my bulky weight yarns and working on those heavy weight patterns. This year the first project on my hook was this gorgeous texted easy crochet blanket.
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Wool Ease Thick & Quick:
One of my FAVOURITE super bulky weight yarns to work with is the Wool Ease Thick & Quick by Lion Brand Yarn. This super bulky weight yarn is a blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool making it super warm and cozy. You can learn more or purchase this yarn on the Lion Brand Yarn website here: Wool Ease Thick & Quick by Lion Brand Yarn. And I would like to thank Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn support for this project to make this pattern possible!
As mentioned, I love this yarn! If you’d like to see other designs I’ve done in the Thick & Quick Yarn you may want to check out the Midwinter Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern or the Cozy Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern.
This blanket has a simple construction giving it a clean and classic look. The stitch pattern used is called a twisted stitch and gives the blanket this great woven like texture. Because the blanket is worked in a super bulky weight yarn and the stitch pattern is quite dense, the blanket has a heavy weight, great for snuggling under on those colder days and nights.
Although I have not worked a border on this blanket (The yarn and stitch are fairly sturdy), I have added a fringe to the ends. The nine balls of yarn called for in this pattern will accommodate for the fringe if your blanket is about 43 x 50 inches.
The written pattern for this easy crochet blanket will be written out in full below followed by a free video tutorial. However, if you would like to purchase a PDF copy of the pattern you may do so from my Etsy and Ravelry Shops linked below:
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Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, happy crocheting!
Winter Woven Throw Free Crochet Pattern:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 7 sts x 6 rows of pattern = 4 inches
Finished Size: 43 x 50 inches
Yarn: 9 balls Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® by Lion Brand® (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 10 oz, 283 g; Approx. 174 yds, 157 m). Super Bulky (6). Colour: Sea Glass
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Hook: Size N/P (10 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Half Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post 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.
- Edging is worked in a round.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as a dc.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Easy Crochet Blanket:
Work a row of 83 foundation double crochet stitches OR Ch 86, turn, dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each across. Ch 3 at beginning will count as a dc giving you a total of 84 stitches.
The instructions for the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch is included in the blanket video tutorial below, but if you would like a more in-depth teaching, check out this video here:
Row 1: Ch 3, * fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next st; Rpt from * across to the last st, dc in the top of the turning chain. Ch 3, turn. (84 Sts)
Row 2: * Bpdc around the next st, fpdc around the next st; rpt from * across to the last st, dc in the top of the turning chain. Ch 3, turn. (84 sts)
Row 3: * Fpdc around the next st, bpdc around the next st; Rpt from * across to the last st, dc in the top of the turning chain. Ch 3, turn. (84 Sts)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until work from the beginning measures approximately inches or the desired length. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
OPTIONAL: Cut lengths of yarn approximately 10 inches long and add a fringe to each end
Nicole Watkins says
Do u think I could use BERNAT Blanket yarn or the velvet yarn with this pattern?
I would think it would work if the gauge is correct.
I love your throw; and would like to incorporate this stitch pattern into a project on a smaller scale like a scarf or cowl.
I am confused about the number of Double Crochet stitches to make for my foundation row. My thinking was that any multiple of 2 would work. However, you instruct to make a Double Crochet Foundation Row of only 83, but then, as an alternative to Chain 86, then DC in 4th chain from hook and each chain across, making that very first (foundation) row a row of 84 stitches.
I think in order to have a row of 84 double crochet stitches, even if you ch3 for the first stitch in each subsequent row, your foundation Double Crochet row should really be 84 stitches, not 83. I believe that the Chain 3 that you describe after finishing the double crochet foundation row is for the next row.
Please correct me if I’m mistaken.
Merrie P says
Hi Sarah! This blanket works up beautifully. I used 5 skeins of Premier Puzzle Puzzle, color Tangram, as my yarn. It is 5 weight and needed a size J hook, therefore I started with 101 fdc. This measured 35″ x 52″, excluding the fringe, for this month’s blanket for Project Linus. I’d upload a picture but couldn’t figure out how.
Unfortunately you can’t upload one here, but you can to the Facebook group page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/richtexturescrochetcommunity/
I look forward to seeing it 🙂
Delaine Eng says
I’m working on this blanket right now, but using Bernat Softee Chunky, faded denim. I was looking for a pattern to use up this yarn, as I’d bought it for another project but never made it. I am loving how it is coming along, and cannot wait to see the end result. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
I am making this throw but finding it much too small! Using exact yarn and hook as prescribed. I just started my second skein and the blanket measures about 43×5″. There is no way I am going to get another 45″ width from my remaining yarn!
Very nice pattern! I’ll be going on a trip in July for about 3 weeks, so I think I’ll have this as a project for it! That being said, I’m wanting to make it bigger, like maybe 65×70 or around there? How many skeins and stitches would I need? Well, I’m thinking about substituting the yarn because I’m wool sensitive, but about how many yards do you think it’d be? I apologize if this is a bit too much math, I’m just wondering!