The Desert Twilight Throw; it’s a Free Easy Crochet Pattern
When you’re a beginner-crocheter an easy crochet pattern is sometimes hard to find. Well, look no further! This blanket pattern is super easy and adjustable to make whatever size blanket you want. The granny stripe is also classic and comfy.
Come check out this easy crochet pattern and make your own gorgeous throw! If you’re looking for even more beginner-friendly ideas, I talk about some other ideas in this blog post.
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A granny stripe pattern gives this blanket a lightweight feel but keeps you warm all at once. The beauty of this easy crochet pattern is that you can make it to any size you want! All you have to do is make sure your starting chain is in multiples of three, then add two and you’re off to the races! So grab your supplies and let’s get hooking!
Hook: Size H (5.0mm)
Yarn: This easy crochet pattern can be made in any color scheme you can dream up. To get the sunset vibe I was going for, I used about 15 skeins of yarn in different shades. I will list the yarn that I used and the approximate yardage but feel free to use whatever yarn you have on hand. Any worsted weight yarn will work and I used one skein (give or take) in each of the colors/brands listed below. Your blanket will end up in different sizes, but the finished blanket I have here is 69” wide by 75” long!
Warm Brown – Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Navy – Mainstays Basic
Slate Blue – Big Twist Yarn
Country Blue – Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Orange – Big Twist Yarn
Varsity Orange – Big Twist Yarn
Gold – Loops and Threads Impeccable
Varsity Yellow – Big Twist Yarn
Cornmeal – Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Ch – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
Start your chain in multiples of 3 until you get to your desired width. Make sure to measure with a tape measure to ensure that you have the appropriate size and then ch 2 more. So for example I started with a ch 240 (multiple of 3) and then ch2 more for a total of 242.
Row 1: Once you’ve completed your chain and added 2 chains to the end, ***sk 2 and 3 DC in the next stitch. Sk 2, 3 DC in the next stitch.*** Repeat from *** to *** until you get to the end, 1 DC in the last st, ch2 turn.
Row 2: Your ch2 from the previous row counts as 1DC, then 2DC in the same stitch for a total of 3DC in the first stitch. ***Skip the next cluster you made from the previous row, and 3DC in the next space, sk cluster, 3DC in the next space.*** Repeat from *** to *** until you reach the end, putting 1DC in the last stitch, ch2 turn.
I changed colors every 15 or so rows or every time a color ran out. Sometimes it was less than 15 rows, sometimes more. But sunset is never even, so why should the blanket be?
I ended up crocheting oer my tails as I went because I’m lazy like that, but you can do whatever method works best for you to secure your tails
I chose not to do a border around my blanket because I liked the look of the different colors, but you can do a simple single crochet border around yours to tie everything together.
This easy crochet patten is super simple for beginner-friendly and veteran crocheters alike. The beauty of this pattern is that you can make any size your heart desires, from a baby blanket to a full king-size blanket! Just make sure to increase your base chain in multiples of 3, and then add 2.
And voila! You have a beautiful, warm snuggly blanket all ready! If you would like to tag me on social media and show off your blanket, I would be thrilled! Find me on Instagram @craftaboo
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