Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw

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This simply sophisticated scarlet crochet throw uses the double, single, and chain stitches to complete. Crochet this beautiful heirloom blanket for yourself or to give as a treasured gift.

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Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw
Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw

Pretty and Delicate Blanket

This blanket works up to look complicated; however, it is not as hard as you may think. The crochet stitches create a light and lacy and work up so intricately with such care. Even a light covering like this one will keep you warm. As I was crocheting this beauty, I was amazed at how well it took the chill off.  

Lace Blankets seem to instantly add a breath of fresh air to any room.

Lacy Crochet Blanket Displayed on Sofa
Lacy Crochet Blanket Displayed on Sofa

Developing This Crochet Blanket Pattern

While browsing through various crochet photos on the internet, I found a partial crochet stitch diagram that looked just lovely. It was so nice that I saved the photo to my phone. A few weeks ago, I spent hours trying to find out the name of the stitch pattern, no luck. Then I searched crochet videos to try and find at least a video of this stitch. Again, this pattern eluded me. Therefore, I started to try and figure out the partial stitch diagram.  

After many hours of trial and error, I finally had the crochet pattern figured out. (Now watch, someone that has been crocheting for many years will know exactly what this is called). Oh well, it is always a good learning experience to figure things out for myself. I am amazed at how this pushes me to be a better crochet pattern reader and writer.

With this pattern, I had to draw things out by hand just to make sure that the count was correct and that the stitches used would give the effect I was looking for. It is so satisfying when things come together, and the end results are this lovely crochet throw.

Crochet Lacy Windowpane Shell Stitch
Crochet Lacy Windowpane Shell Stitch

Crochet Shell Stitch with Open Windowpane Look

This crochet pattern combines the look of crochet shell stitches with the open look of a windowpane. While this was used for this Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw today, I think a bit of resizing would make this a lovely lacy crochet shawl. Actually, the cotton yarn makes this throw even lighter and when paired with the lace crochet stitches, it is light enough to wind up into a lovely circle.

I think this could really be worn as a lacy shawl or wrap too.

Lacy Crochet Throw Wound into Small Circle Could Be Worn as a Shawl or Wrap
Lacy Crochet Throw Wound into Small Circle Could Be Worn as a Shawl or Wrap

Crochet Lacy Bed Scarf

As I was taking photos to help you see the beauty of this throw, I realized how wonderful this would look like when used as a bed scarf. A bed scarf is a blanket that is placed at the foot of a bed to protect a comforter or duvet from damage and dirt. Bed scarves are often used in hotels.

Crochet Lacy Bed Scarf Displayed on Bed
Crochet Lacy Bed Scarf Displayed on Bed

Fringed Crochet Blanket

This crochet blanket just seemed like it would not be complete without the added fringe. When adding the fringe, I completed a second knot to help hold the fringe in place. Sometimes, I feel like it is too easy for the fringe knots to loosen.

While I just did one extra knot, this would be perfect for a fancy fringe knot pattern. If you are good at this and have the patience, it would really look lovely. However, if you have not added fringe to any of your crochet blankets before, I have included this tutorial in the video link for the crochet pattern.

Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Over the Back of a Rocking Chair a Good Book and Coffee
Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Over the Back of a Rocking Chair a Good Book and Coffee

Relaxing with a Good Book Cuddled in this Light Blanket

This scene has sentimental history for me. The rocking chair is very old from my husbands grandfather. On the back of the chair, is the crochet blanket I made. On the chair near front is my coffee and a copy of my daughter’s first book. So proud of all the work she did and her perseverance. If you would like a copy of her book, it is on Amazon, here is the link for her book The Summer That Dried My Tears.

Directions: Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw

Size

This blanket is long at approximately 81 inches without the fringe. I have family members that are over six-foot tall, and they appreciate longer blankets. The width is approximately 42 inches. The fringe has been trimmed to approximately 6 ½ inches.

Gauge

13 stitches per 4 inches. The crochet pattern is worked in multiples of 12 plus 9. If you are not familiar with this it means. The beginning chain of 141 stitches consists of 12 X 11= 132 + 9 = 141.

Materials

Poppy Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend 5 skeins, approximately 1,960 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size I crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SK = Skip

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stiches

TC = Treble Crochet

Open Lacy Crochet Blanket
Open Lacy Crochet Blanket

Pattern Notes

I used four full skeins of the yarn for the blanket itself. When working the fringe, I used a new skein and used about half of the yarn.

Rather than weave in the ends each time I changed skeins, I tied them together and just kept crocheting. Since the color is the same, I was able to just keep crocheting until I ran out of one skein, tie in a new one and continue. There is a special knot that I used, as this knot will not pull apart.

There are video links near after the written pattern showing how to work this crochet pattern through row 6.

The pattern is a repeat of rows 3-6.

I started with fringe that was 10-inches when folded. After inserting the fringe and tying the knots, it was trimmed to 6 ½ inches long. Three strands of yarn are used for each fringe section.

There are 45 squares on both ends of the blanket. This will help you as you determine how many pieces of yarn you wish to add for your fringe pieces. I cut 270 pieces of fringe (45 squares X 2 ends of the blanket X 3 pieces of yarn = 270).

Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Pattern Printable
Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Pattern Printable

Crochet Stitches

Double Crochet (DC)

Yarn over, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Single Crochet

Insert the hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook.

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Treble Crochet

Yarn over twice, insert the hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Next, yarn over again and pull through the next two loops on the hook. Lastly, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Directions

CH 141

Row 1

DC in the 9th CH ST from the hook. (counts as CH 2, DC, CH 2). [CH 2, SK 2 CH, DC in the next ST] Repeat across between [ ]. Turn

Row 2

CH 7 (counts as DC and CH 4). SK previous row CH 2 and DC. [work 4 DC in next CH 2 SP. CH 4, SK (DC, CH 2, DC). Work 4 DC in next CH 2 SP]. Repeat across between [ ]. End with CH 4, SK (DC, CH 2). DC in 3rd ST from the top of the previous row initial CH STs. Turn

Row 3

CH 4 (counts as DC and CH 1). 2 DC in the same ST, CH 2 (SK 4 CH STs and 2 DC). Complete SC in center of previous row 4 DC STs. CH 2 [work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in previous row CH 4 SP. CH 2, SC in center of the previous row 4 DC STs, CH 2]. Repeat between [ ] across. After last (CH 2, SC, CH 2), SK 4 STs and end with 2 DC, CH 1, DC in the 3rd ST of the previous row CH 7. Turn

Row 4

CH 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in the previous row CH 1 SP. [CH 4 (SK 2 DC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, 2 DC). Complete 4 DC in previous row CH 2 SP.] Repeat between [ ] across. End with CH 4, 2 DC in the previous row CH 2 SP and 1 DC on the top of the 3rd CH ST of the previous starting CH 3 STs. Turn

Row 5

CH 3 (counts as SC and CH 2). [in previous row CH 4 SP, complete (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) CH 2, SC in the center of the previous row 4 DC area. CH 2]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with CH 2, SC in the top ST of the previous for CH 3 ST. Turn

Row 6

CH 7 (counts as CH 3 and TC). SK previous row CH 2 and DC. [4 DC in the center of the previous row CH 2 SP, CH 4, SK (2 DC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, 2 DC]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with 4 DC in the last CH 2 SP, CH 3 and TC in the last ST. Turn

Rows 7 – 103

Repeat rows 3-6 (row 103 should end on a row 6 pattern).

Row 104

CH 6 (counts as DC, CH 3). SK 3 STs, in the 4th CH from the hook, DC. [CH 3, SK 4 DC, DC in the next ST, CH 2, SK 2 CH, DC in the next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with CH 3, SK 3 CH STs, DC in the 3rd CH of the previous row CH 7.

Finishing

Weave in the yarn ends and remove the excess.

Adding Fringe on the Lacy Crochet Blanket
Adding Fringe on the Lacy Crochet Blanket

Adding Fringe to the Throw

To create the fringe, cut 18 or 20-inch pieces of yarn. You will need 3 pieces of yarn for each fringe. Add one fringe on each corner stitch and every other stitch between.

To attach the fringe, use your hook to push through the foundation chain two loops.

Fold the yarn in half and loop the middle onto the hook and pull through. Bring the strands of yarn through the loop and pull snug.

Second Knot

Now it is time to add the second knot for the fringe pieces.

Starting with the second fringe knot, separate the 6 strands into 3 strands on the left and 3 strands on the right. Tie the 3 strands on the right with the first fringe cluster. I tie the knot about an inch down from the initial fringe knot.

Then take the 3 strands on the left and the that with 3 yarn strands from the third fringe cluster in. Continue tying 3 strands from each fringe cluster with 3 yarn strands from the cluster next to it across.

Once you reach the end of the row, tie the second to the last fringe cluster 3 strands to the entire end fringe cluster.

Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Displayed on the end of a Bed
Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw Displayed on the end of a Bed

Trimming the Fringe

Once the fringe is added, trim the yarn to approximately 6 1/2 inches.

Photo Tutorial of Crochet Stitches

Below is the first row of stitches.

DC in the 9th CH ST from the hook. (counts as CH 2, DC, CH 2). [CH 2, SK 2 CH, DC in the next ST] Repeat across between [ ]. Turn

Row One Completed on Sample
Row One Completed on Sample

The photo below shows row two.

CH 7 (counts as DC and CH 4). SK previous row CH 2 and DC. [work 4 DC in next CH 2 SP. CH 4, SK (DC, CH 2, DC). Work 4 DC in next CH 2 SP]. Repeat across between [ ]. End with CH 4, SK (DC, CH 2). DC in 3rd ST from the top of the previous row initial CH STs. Turn

The Second Row of the Pattern Completed
The Second Row of the Pattern Completed

The third row is shown below.

CH 4 (counts as DC and CH 1). 2 DC in the same ST, CH 2 (SK 4 CH STs and 2 DC). Complete SC in center of previous row 4 DC STs. CH 2 [work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) in previous row CH 4 SP. CH 2, SC in center of the previous row 4 DC STs, CH 2]. Repeat between [ ] across. After last (CH 2, SC, CH 2), SK 4 STs and end with 2 DC, CH 1, DC in the 3rd ST of the previous row CH 7. Turn

Row Three Completed the First Row of Shells
Row Three Completed the First Row of Shells

Row four is detailed in the photo below.

CH 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in the previous row CH 1 SP. [CH 4 (SK 2 DC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, 2 DC). Complete 4 DC in previous row CH 2 SP.] Repeat between [ ] across. End with CH 4, 2 DC in the previous row CH 2 SP and 1 DC on the top of the 3rd CH ST of the previous starting CH 3 STs. Turn

Row Four Consists of 4 DC and CH Stitches
Row Four Consists of 4 DC and CH Stitches

Row five completes another shell stitch row.

CH 3 (counts as SC and CH 2). [in previous row CH 4 SP, complete (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) CH 2, SC in the center of the previous row 4 DC area. CH 2]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with CH 2, SC in the top ST of the previous for CH 3 ST. Turn

The Completion of Row Five is Another Shell Row
The Completion of Row Five is Another Shell Row

Row six is the final row to the repeats.

Once this row is completed, work the row three stitches for the next row and so on.

CH 7 (counts as CH 3 and TC). SK previous row CH 2 and DC. [4 DC in the center of the previous row CH 2 SP, CH 4, SK (2 DC, CH 2, SC, CH 2, 2 DC]. Repeat between [ ] across. End with 4 DC in the last CH 2 SP, CH 3 and TC in the last ST. Turn

Row Six Stitches Complete the Repeat Rows.
Row Six Stitches Complete the Repeat Rows.

Crochet Video Tutorial of First Six Rows

Right Hand Crochet Video

Left Hand Crochet Video

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4 thoughts on “Simply Sophisticated Scarlet Crochet Throw”

    1. Hi, I actually did a swatch with thicker yarn before using this cotton yarn. I think the drape is much better with the cotton yarn, but it does work with a regular 4-ply yarn as well. Hope this helps. Enjoy the pattern. Would love to see how yours turns out.
      Vicky

  1. I really want to try the lacy crochet pattern but it really intimidates me.. I am going to try to make a shawl. The pattern is beautiful.

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