Free Crochet Pattern: Fast and Easy Throw Blanket or Afghan

Easy Weekend Cozy Throw Crochet Pattern & Supplies

Finished Size: APPROXIMATELY 48″ by 51″ long – each pattern repeat is approximately 6″

Lion Brand Yarn 860-123I Vanna's Choice Yarn, Beige (170 yd - 156 m)Lion Brand Yarn 860-133J Vanna's Choice Yarn, Brick

NOTE: I used Bernat Waverly which has been discontinued by the manufacturer (Ball Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g), Yarn Length: 197 yds)

You can still find some of this great yarn on Amazon or eBay.

Weekend Cozy Throw Pattern Instructions

With 3 strands of color 1:

Chain stitch 53

Row 1: In 2nd chain from hook, single crochet. Single crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

Row 2: Chain 2. Double crochet in each single crochet – 52 double crochets

Row 3: Chain 1. Single crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

BEGINNING OF PATTERN REPEAT

Drop ONE strand of color 1 and add one strand of color 2 leaving a tail long enough to tie to the tail you’ve clipped from color one – bury both:

Row 4: Chain 1. Single crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

Drop a second strand of color 1 add one strand of color 2 leaving a tail long enough to tie to the tail you’ve clipped from color one – bury both:

Row 5: Chain 1. Single crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

Drop the last strand of color 1 add one strand of color 2 leaving a tail long enough to tie to the tail you’ve clipped from color one – bury both. You now are working with 3 strands of color 2:

Row 6: Chain 1. Double crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

Row 7: Chain 2. Double crochet in each single crochet – 52 double crochets

Row 8: Chain 1. Single crochet to last chain – total 52 single crochets.

END OF PATTERN REPEAT

The next repeat would be to drop color 2 and add color 3; then drop color 3 and add color 4; then drop color 4 and add color 3.

Continue changing the colors one strand at a time and repeating the color pattern (rows 4-8) until you reach your desired length. Change the colors in a set pattern or make them random.

Bury all lose ends.

I did 13 pattern repeats and finished off the blanket with a single crochet on the end and then a slip stitch around all 4 sides. It’s just short of twin size and perfect for covering up on the couch.