The free crochet throw pattern is a perfect DIY project for beginners. In fact, this unique crochet throw pattern is a great start in creating a light summer throw.
You’ll see that this free pattern is a breeze – and it is so perfect for warm summer nights! Light and airy, truly reversible, this free and easy crochet blanket pattern will surely become your go-to pattern if you need a hand-made gift or a quick crochet throw for your home.
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I must confess, that cotton is quickly becoming one of my favorite yarns for DIY crochet projects, especially for summer. It is only logical to pick this yarn for this free crochet throw pattern.
For the summer crochet throws, you need a yarn that is soft but won’t make your creation too bulky or too warm. A generous skein of Caron Cotton Cake is a perfect choice for this crochet throw pattern.
Another great choice of yarn for crochet throws is Caron Simply Soft which lives up to its name and comes in many great colors.
Most importantly, Caron Cotton Cake yarn comes in many pretty colors. For this free crochet throw pattern, we picked a soft and neutral Silver Cloud that will coordinate perfectly with any home decor, especially a modern farmhouse.
A few facts about this yarn:
- Weight: Medium (4)
- Contents: 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic
- Skein Weight: 8.8 oz / 250 g
- Yardage: 530 yd / 485 m
- Suggested Crochet Hook: 5 mm, US – H/8
This soft, versatile yarn with its unique cotton blend and a very generous larger ball size is ideal for creating light blankets, throws, and other home decor projects. Keep in mind, that you can mix the solids and stripes, as it comes in 17 colors, for your crochet projects.
A few things you’ll love about this free crochet throw pattern:
- it is based on one of the easy crochet stitches for blankets;
- you will use 2 basic crochet stitches for this pattern;
- this crochet throw is reversible;
- a distinctive herringbone pattern is airy and modern;
- it is an easy repeat of the same stitch and row;
- it works very fast with tall treble crochet stitches;
- when you grasp the basics, there is no need to count stitches or rows or follow the pattern.
Free Crochet Throw Pattern Tutorial
Let’s learn how to crochet a small blanket (or cozy throw) for your home. Among all crochet blanket patterns, you’ll find this modern crochet throw pattern to be the easiest to understand and repeat.
- 4 skeins of Caron Cotton Cake Yarn in Silver Grey
- crochet a smaller hook than is recommended for this yarn (F-3.75 mm crochet hook as I like my crochet posts to be neat and tight)
- tapestry needle
Final Dimensions of crochet throw
The finished crochet throw measures 46″ x 64″ (without the fringe).
ch – chain
tr – treble crochet
sk – skip
ch-sp – chain space
Ch 239 +4 (represents 1st treble).
1 tr into 5th ch from the hook; *sk one chain, 1 tr into next ch*. Repeat between ** until the end of the row ending with 1 tr into the last ch.
Ch 4. 1 tr into the first ch sp; ch1, *sk tr from the underlying row, 1tr into next ch sp.* Repeat between * * until the end of the row. Last tr into the top of the turning ch 4.
That’s it! As you can clearly see, the whole pattern is a repeat of treble crochet into chain spaces and chains while you skip underlying trebles from a previous row.
Row 3 and all the rows.
Repeat row 2 until you use almost all 4 skeins of yarn. I’ve decided to add fringe elements to my crochet throw. Before you finish the last row, add all the decorative fringe so you don’t run out of yarn before you finish the last row.
When your crochet throw is done, secure the last stitch, cut the access yarn leaving approximately 10-12 inches long tail and use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Add Fringe to your Crochet Throw.
Adding fringe is a fun and easy way to add some texture and interesting finishing details to your project. Cut identical strips of yarn using a simple measuring tool and attach them to the edge of your throw with a simple knot.
For this project, I’ve attached a fringe to every other row. Each fringe consists of 3 strips of yarn measuring 8 inches folded in half. After you attach each fringe and secure the knot, align the yarn and trim the ends to make them even.
As you can see, the finished cotton crochet throw is quite big. It is a cozy item for your bedroom or living room decor. Enjoy it for warm summer nights or snuggle for hygge candlelight evenings under the stars.
You’ve learned how to crochet a blanket and added another great free crochet pattern to your library. You can repeat this pattern in a different color or pick up a different yarn (Caron Simply Soft) to make a quick gift for a friend.