Color Block Throw – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Color Block Throw – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

I hope you enjoy making this fun color block throw as much as I did! This is one of those patterns that once you nail the first few rows, you can completely zone out – and before you know it, you have made huge progress. The stitch that I used is a simple alternating front and back post double crochet, which creates a really neat texture and doesn’t require much thought. I used Painbox Yarns Simply Chunky for a couple of reasons. First, they have so many colors to choose from, so I was able to get the exact look I had in mind. Also, throws/afghans can be expensive to make with all of the yarn required, hence I was really attracted by the low price of this yarn. And for an added bonus, it is washable and can also go in the dryer!

Now that it’s all done, I am so happy with how this blanket turned out. It will look great in our living room and I can’t wait to snuggle up under it with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

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Color Block Throw Crochet Pattern

What you will need – Materials:

Here is what you will need to make this gorgeous baby blanket:

Measurements

This blanket measures: 40 Inches X 65 Inches.

Special Stitches:

FPdc: Front-post Double Crochet

BPdc: Back-post Double Crochet

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

Pattern

With Color A, Chain 137 (multiple of 2 plus 5 if you would like to change the size or practice on a smaller swatch).

Row 1 (Right Side): DC in 4th chain from hook (3 skipped chains count as one dc) and in each remaining chain. CH3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.

Row 2: FPdc around next stitch; *BPdc around next stitch, FPdc around next Stitch; repeat from * to last dc; DC in last dc; CH2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until work measures approx. 10.5 inches (or until you are almost finished your third ball of yarn).

Switch to Color B, and continue working pattern until you have worked approx. 10.5 inches in Color B.

Switch to Color C, and continue working pattern until you have worked approx. 10.5 inches in Color C.

Switch to Color A, and continue working pattern until you have worked approx. 10.5 inches in Color A.

Switch to Color B, and continue working pattern until you have worked approx. 10.5 inches in Color B.

Switch to Color C, and continue working pattern until you have worked approx. 10.5 inches in Color C.

Fasten off and weave in the ends!

 

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