Hi there! Nicolina here with another very beginner-friendly throw! Made with a warm, thicker yarn that is perfect for colder weather. I know black is a tricky color to work with but once you get the hang of the crumpled griddle stitch, it works out nicely.
Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn* (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool, 100g / 3.5 oz, 136 meters / 148 yards)
9 skeins White
8 skeins Black
Size J/6mm hook, Scissors, Tapestry Needle
Finished blanket: 46 in x 56 in
4 in width = 14 stitches 4 in height = 12 rows
SINGLE CROCHET: Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull a loop back through the stitch, YO and pull through both loops on your hook.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC): Yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Chain 200 with Black. (Pattern repeat is any even number.)
ROW 1: In the second chain from the hook, SC, then in the next chain HDC, then in the next, SC, then HDC, continue across the chain alternating SC, HDC, finishing in the last chain with a SC.
ROW 2: Chain one and turn. SC into the top of the SC you just made from the row below. Then HDC into the HDC from the row below. Continue across alternating SC, HDC. A SC always goes into the top of a SC, a HDC always goes into the top of a HDC. And the last stitch will be a SC.
Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket.
Here’s how I did my color changes: 20 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 6 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 2 rows of black, 34 rows of white, 2 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 12 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 2 rows of black, 34 rows of white, 2 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 6 rows of black, 4 rows of white, 20 rows of black
To change colors, work to the last step of the last SC of the row, when you have two loops on your hook, and pull through with new color. Cut off previous color and leave a six to nine inch tail you can weave into the blanket later.
Before beginning the border, weave in the ends.
Border: With Black, work 1 HDC into each stitch per row on the sides and around the blanket, and 3 HDC into each corner space. Repeat for two rounds. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning SC.
Tassels: I chose to add a few simple black tassels to the short end of the blanket. I spaced the tassels about 8 inches apart and they are about 5 inches in length. (Tassels can be any amount and any length that you like!) Check out this Daisy Farm Crafts post for detailed tassel instructions.
Thank you so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this blanket! When you’re finished, please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram, we’d love to see! xo, Nicolina
*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored in 2020 by Yarnspirations