Color Block Throw – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

I hope you enjoy making this cozy color blocked 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.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this throw below on this page.  You can also purchase the ad free PDF file for easy printing and reading.

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Color Block Throw Crochet Pattern

What you will need – Materials:

Here is what you will need to make this super cozy throw:

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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17 thoughts on “Color Block Throw – Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

  1. Awesome pattern, it looks so complicated but it’s so easy to crochet. Thank you for thpretty and easy free pattern!

  2. I crocheted this pattern using bulky yarn, and it turned out beautifully. I used a P hook, with the blanket
    fitting a full sized bed. I loved the pattern!

  3. I would love to know is it possible to convert this to a loom knitted Afghan? A lot of knitted blankets are made from blocks then sewn together. However, I have Afghan loom that has more then enough pegs or round looms to make rectangle or square shapes to see together. I would love your thoughts.

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