Crochet Throw Blanket Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Stay warm this fall and winter with this super plush crochet throw blanket. Follow the free crochet pattern and video tutorial to make this lovely blanket in 8 different sizes.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the Fall Stripes Crochet Throw Blanket pattern. You will also find the material list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.

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A Perfect Crochet Throw Blanket for the Cold Months

The Fall Stripes crochet blanket is thick and cozy and perfect for the winter and fall months. The blanket used a super thick blanket yarn and works up quickly.

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Adjusting the Size

Below you will find instructions for several different size blankets. You can make anything from a lapghan to a California king-size blanket. If you want to make a different size blanket than what is listed, just work a chain to the length of the blanket you want to make. If you want to 30 x 40-inch blanket, crochet a chain that is 40 inches long. We want to work the stripes down the longest section of the blanket. Then work enough rows to reach your second measurement. (In this example, you would work until your blanket is 30 inches wide.)

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The back of the blanket looks different than the front stitch pattern.

Fall Stripes Crochet Throw Blanket

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Materials Needed

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3-21 Skeins Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn (Weight: 6/super bulky – 220 yds, 10.5 oz, 300 g)
Find the estimated Skeins needed in the chart below.
Size N/P 10mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
YOSL Yarn Over Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 7.5 HDC X 6 Rows = 4 inches or 15 HDC X 12 Rows = 8 inches
Note: Rows for Gauge swatch is following the pattern below, alternating HDC rows and YOSL rows.
Size: Size information is in the chart below. The skein count is based on the 10.5 oz Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn.

Blanket SizeMeasurements without Fringe (Length X Width)Estimated Yarn Needed
Lapghan48 inches by 36 inches3 Skeins (662 yds, 31.5 ozs)
Small Throw60 inches by 52 inches5 Skeins (1103 yds, 52.5 ozs)
Large Throw72 inches by 60 inches7 Skeins (1544 yds, 73.5 ozs)
Twin-Size90 inches by 60 inches9 Skeins (1985 yds, 94.5 ozs)
Full-Size90 inches by 90 inches13 Skeins (2867 yds, 136.5 ozs)
Queen-Size108 inches by 90 inches14-15 Skeins (3308 yds, 157.5 ozs) (depends on if you add fringe)
King-Size108 inches by 108 inches18 Skeins (3969 yds, 189 ozs)
California King-Size116 inches by 114 inches21 Skeins (4631 yds, 220.5 ozs)

Special Stitches

YOSL: Yarn Over Slip Stitch – Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the next stitch, Yarn Over, and pull the loop through the stitch. (You will have three loops on your hook) Pull the first loop through the second and third loop on the hook. Your stitch is complete.

You will often see the yarn over slip stitch worked in the Back Loop Only so it creates a knit-like rib texture. The yarn over slip stitch can also be called the half double slip stitch.

Crochet Fall Stripes Crochet Throw Blanket Video Tutorial

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Fall Stripes Crochet Throw Blanket Pattern

-Written in US terms.
-Do not count the CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.

Lapghan – CH 91
Small Throw – CH 114
Large Throw – CH 136
Twin- Size – CH 170
Full-Size – CH 170
Queen-Size – CH 203
King- Size – CH 203
California King-Size – CH 218

Row 1: HDC in the third CH from the hook. HDC in each CH across. (Stitch count will be 2 less than the starting chain.)

Row 2: CH1, turn, Work a YOSL in the BLO of every ST across. (The stitch count is the same as row 1.)

Row 3: CH1, turn, Work a HDC in the BLO of every ST across.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have the number of rows indicated below for the size blanket that you are making.

Lapghan – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 53 Rows.
Small Throw – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 77 Rows.
Large Throw – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 89 Rows.
Twin- Size – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 89 Rows.
Full-Size – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 135 Rows.
Queen-Size – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 135 Rows.
King- Size – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 161 Rows.
California King-Size – Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 171 Rows.

Once your rows are complete, fasten off and weave in your ends. Now you have the option to add fringe to the short sides of your blanket.

How to Add Fringe

I did not add fringe to my blanket but it is an option. I would recommend adding fringe to both ends of every half double crochet row.

Step 1: Cut six 10-inch strands of yarn for every half double crochet row worked in the blanket. (3 strands for each side of the row.)

Step 2: Take 3 strands and fold them in half to create a loop.

Step 3: Use a hook to pull the loop around the last half double crochet of a row.

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Step 4: Pull all 6 yarn ends through the loop and pull tight to create a fringe.

Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 for both ends of every half double crochet row.

Now your Fall Stripe Crochet Throw Blanket is complete and ready to be enjoyed. This blanket is perfect for the cooler months of the year.

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