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Family Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern

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This family crochet throw blanket pattern is perfect for the whole family to snuggle under while enjoying your favorite TV shows and movies on the sofa.

Today, I made this blanket in a solid color. However, it would look great using a variegated yarn or various coordinating yarn colors.

This teal color looks nice with the home décor of my daughter’s home. She has light blue walls with white trim. The furnishings are dark brown and off-white farmhouse style.

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Family Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern

Easy Crochet Pattern for an Advanced Beginner

This pattern is perfect for creating a cozy and comforting throw blanket for your loved ones. Have fun with this, it is a blanket that you can make over and over.
The Afghan stitches are simple and repeated, so it is perfect for any level of crochet.

The blanket itself is made using a single crochet and double crochet in the same stitch. The crochet border requires a bit more skill as it has double crochet rows alternating with rows of  front post single crochet and back post single crochet stitches.

crochet afghan on sofa

Easy to Change the Size of the Throw

Make this throw to any desired dimensions. Just start with a beginning chain in multiples of 2 and crochet as many rows as you like.

Modern Teal colored throw

Directions: Family Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

Gauge

12 stitches every for 4 inches

Size

45 inches wide X 55 inches long.

The size can be changed by increasing or decreasing the beginning chain stitches in multiples of 2.

Materials

Pagoda Caron Simply Soft, 7 skeins or 2,835 yards.

If you can’t find the yarn locally, you can find it here or here.

Size H Crochet Hook, 5.0 MM

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

BPSC = Back Post Single Crochet

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

FPSC = Front Post Single Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SK = Skip

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Pattern Notes

Pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.

5 skeins of yarn were used for the blanket, 1 ½ skeins of yarn were used for the crochet border.

Turn your work after reach row. The crochet border is not turned after each round.

Special Stitches

BPSC = Back Post Single Crochet

The back post stitches appear to recede on the side of the crocheted fabric that is facing you.

  1. Insert the hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below.
  2. Then insert the hook from the front to the back front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the crochet stitch that you are working around).
  3. Yarn over, pull the yarn over the post of the stitch.
  4. There should now be 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook.

FPSC = Front Post Single Crochet

When you work front post stitches, you will insert your hook from the front of your work to the back. Insert your hook the front to the back, so that the post you want to crochet around is in front of your hook.

  1. Insert the hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below.
  2. Then insert the hook from the back to the front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally in the back of the post that you are working around).
  3. Yarn over, pull the yarn around the post of the stitch. There should now be 2 loops on the hook.
  4. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook.
Textured Blanket Stitch crochet pattern

Crochet Pattern

Begin

150 Chain Stitches

Row 1

In the 2nd CH from the hook, work a SC and in each ST across. Turn.

Row 2

CH 1 (Does not count as a ST). (1 SC, 1 DC in the same ST). [SK 1 ST, 1 SC and 1 DC in the next ST]. Repeat across between the [ ] and end with a SC and DC in the last ST. Turn.

Row 3

CH 1 (Counts as a SC). DC in the previous row SC SP. [SK the DC ST. In the next SC work (1 SC, 1 DC)]. Repeat across between the [ ] and end with a SC and DC in the last ST. Turn.

Rows 4-178

Repeat Row 3.

Crochet Border

Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn before crocheting the border.

Round 1

Join the new skein of yarn in any corner. CH 3 (Counts as a DC). DC in each ST around with 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top CH of the beginning CH 3 of the round. Note: I worked 2 DC for each row on the sides.

Round 2

CH 1 (Counts as a SC). [BPSC in the next ST, FPSC in the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] around working 3 SC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the beginning CH ST of the round.

Round 3

CH 3 (Counts as a DC). DC in each ST around working 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top CH of the beginning CH 3 of the round.

Round 4

CH 1 (Counts as a SC). [BPSC in the next ST, FPSC in the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] around working 3 SC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the beginning CH ST of the round.

Note: work the same ST that was worked in round 2 below. You are adding two stitches to each side as you work the rounds when you work the 3 STs in each corner. Therefore, to get started with the stitches on the side make sure that you refer to the BPSC and FPSC rows below for placement of your stitches.

Round 5

CH 3 (Counts as a DC). DC in each ST around working 3 DC in each corner ST. End with a SL ST into the top CH of the beginning CH 3 of the round.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess yarn.

Video Tutorial

Right hand video tutorial

Left hand video tutorial

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