The Andy Crochet Throw Blanket

Are you looking for the ultimate cozy crochet throw blanket? Or are you looking how to crochet yourself your first blanket? If so, look no further because the Andy blanket is the one throw you’ll want to crochet immediately!

crochet throw blanket pattern
Find the free crochet throw blanket below!

Andy Throw Blanket Crochet Pattern

This modern knit-like blanket is worked up with super easy crochet stitches and looks so much harder to make then it really is! You’ll love how quick it works up because of these simple stitches.

If you are new to crocheting blankets, this is the perfect beginner-friendly throw blanket pattern. I promise.

Scroll on down to learn more about the crochet stitches you’ll need to know, all about the yarn, and to find the free afghan pattern here on the blog.

After looking over all that I mentioned above, you will definitely know how to crochet a throw blanket with this pattern!

Happy Blanket Making!

Up close view of the easy crochet stitches

The Crochet Stitches for a Throw Blanket

You will only need to know a few basic crochet stitches for this throw. I listed the stitches out below, and most have a tutorial along with them.

Throw Blanket Stitches:

  • Single Crochet: The single crochet (sc) is a basic crochet stitch that is one of the first stitches new crocheters learn.
  • Slip Stitch Back Loop: This slip stitch back loop (sl st bl) is worked in the back part of the V of the stitch.
  • Half Double Crochet: A Half Double Crochet (hdc) is another easy stitch to learn and looks great worked upped.
  • Half Double Crochet Back Loop: The Half double crochet back loop stitch (hdc bl) is a half double crochet worked in the back loop or the back V of a stitch.
  • Chain Stitch: The chain stitch (ch) is the base of most crochet projects and is a straightforward stitch to get the hang of.

The stitch combination of the single crochet back loops, and half double crochet back loops create a knit-like look to this blanket. These stitches also create a blanket that is cozy without holes, so it’s perfect for Winter cozying!

These stitches work up pretty fast since it’s a crochet throw blanket size, which means a fast weekend or week project! You’ll also need to know how to do the chain stitch in crochet, which is the base of most crochet patterns and projects you’ll make.

How Many Chains Will I Need to Crochet a Throw Blanket?

For this blanket design, you will want to start with 105 chains to get the throw blanket size of 52″ x 60″ (132 x 153 cm). In the note section below, you’ll find information about how to change the blanket size to what you’d like to make.

Next, let’s discuss the yarn you’ll want to use!

The Cozy Yarn

The Yarn For This Crochet Blanket

To crochet this blanket just like mine, you will want to get a hold of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from Lion Brand Yarn. It is a super bulky 6 weight yarn that is 20% wool & 80% acrylic.

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Fiber: Acrylic (80%), Wool (20%)
Yardage: 106 yards (87 in prints/stripes, 92 in metallic)
Hook: 9 mm (M/N-13)
Substitute: Lion Brand Hometown USA

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This yarn is great for projects that you want to get done quickly because of how bulky the yarn is. If you are looking for a blanket that will only take a few days to complete, this throw pattern may be the one!

I used the color Fisherman for this throw because I wanted this blanket to be a neutral color, so it would look good in any room it was put in.

If you’d like to make this blanket in a different yarn color, there are over 40 different colors you can choose from. This means you can create a blanket that is truly unique to you.

Common Yarn Questions for Blankets

How many yards of yarn do I need to crochet a throw blanket?

To make the blanket as written you’ll need about 14 skeins of WET&Q or about 1,380 yards (1,262 meters) of super bulky #6 weight yarn. If you change yarn brands, the number of skeins will likely vary because each yarn has a different amount of yarn in each skein. See the yardage chart in the pattern for more details.

Yarn Substitution

If you’d like to use a yarn that doesn’t contain wool, I recommend using Hometown Yarn, which is also from Lion Brand. It is 100% acrylic, and a super bulky #6 weight. It works up very similar to WET&Q.

Can I use a different yarn weight to make this blanket?

Yes, you can! You can use a medium weight yarn, five weight yarn or any weight you choose! You will need to work up a 4″ x 4″ swatch of the blanket to determine how many stitches and rows you’ll need in that 4″ x 4″ section. Not only that, but you then can input some information into our blanket calculator to determine how big your blanket will be.

You can use Vanna’s Choice, Brava Worsted or Red Heart Soft, which are all great four weight yarns if you’d like to use a weight of yarn other than a six like suggested.

free crochet throw blanket pattern

Are You Ready to Get Started?

If so, scroll on down to find the free crochet throw blanket pattern here on the blog or purchase the AD-FREE PDF in the EC shop for on the go crocheting.

I hope you enjoy learning how to crochet a blanket with this pattern and love making the ultimate blanket to snuggle in!

PS: Be sure to take a look at the Video Tutorial for the Andy Blanket as well, after taking a look at the written blanket pattern below.

The Andy Crochet Throw Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

Crochet Abbreviations

Gauge

  • 8 sts x 6 rows: 4″ x 4″
  • Gauge pattern: ch 9 and follow pattern as written below

Finished Size

  • 52″ x 60″ (153 x 132 cm) Throw Blanket Size

Notes

Size Chart

Stitches across are the starting chs for your blanket.

HeightWidthStitches AcrossRows
Throw Blanket60 in (153 cm)52 in (132 cm)10590

Yardage Chart

Skeins per blanket were calculated using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick 6 oz 106 yard size. If you are using a different super bulky #6 weight yarn, go by yardage instead.

Total LengthTotal Skeins
Throw1,379 yd / 1,261 m14

The Throw Blanket Pattern

To Start: Ch 105

Row 1: in the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc into each ch across, turn. (104)

Row 2: Ch 1, in the first st sc, sl st bl in the next st, sl st bl into each st across ending with 1 sc in the last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, in the first st hdc, in the next st hdc bl, hdc bl into each st across ending with 1 hdc in the last st, turn.

Row 4 – 89: Rep row 2 & 3

Row 90: Rep row 2

Finishing: Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends throughout the blanket with a large yarn needle.

CROCHET DIAGRAM

Here is the crochet diagram using standard symbols.

Andy Blanket Crochet Diagram

Andy Throw Blanket Video Tutorial

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Common Crochet Blanket Questions

Why is My Crochet Blanket Slanted?

The most common reason for a slanted crochet blanket is adding stitches either at the beginning and end of rows or by placing two stitches in the same stitch accidentally. Stitch markers can help by placing them every 15-20 stitches, as well as at the beginning and end of every row.

How Do I Wash a Crochet Blanket?

The best method is to follow the washing and drying instructions on the fiber you used to crochet the blanket. Certain materials will require different care. For example, cotton can be washed in a machine using hot or cold water.

Do You Have More Questions?

If you have any other questions about this throw blanket, please join our Easy Crochet Facebook Community for the quickest response as well as an opportunity to make new crochet friends.

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22 Comments

  1. This is such a beauty of a blanket! I can’t wait to make it. Shockingly, I don’t have yarn bulky enough in my stash. Darn. More yarn shopping …

    And I love every dog I’ve ever met, too!

    1. Thank you, Andrea!

      Lol about yarn shopping… I was also forced to go shopping for more yarn this week, too. 😉

      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  2. Could I use Bernat Blanket yarn for this blanket? If you think it would work, what size hook would you suggest?

    Thank you.
    Bonnie

    1. Hi Bonnie,

      You definitely could. You could use any hook size needed to get the gauge if you’d like to make it the same size as the pattern. Happy Crocheting!

      -Krista

    2. I noticed on the video you said chain 1 then turn
      On the written instructions it says turn and then chain 1
      I might be wrong,?????

      1. Krista Cagle says:

        Hi Cathy,

        Oops. Luckily, you can do either. It won’t change how the blanket looks, since it produces the same outcome.

        -Krista

  3. Carolyn Naccarato says:

    Hi, I’m using Bernat Softee Chunky and I’m about halfway done. I was wondering if I could add a border of sc around the blanket?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      You definitely could! I think a single crochet border would look great!

      Happy Crocheting.

      -Krista

  4. Eve Altman says:

    I just found your site and look forward to exploring it. I would like to use red heart hygge yarn. What size crochet hook would you suggest?

    Can’t wait to start!

    1. Welcome, Eve!
      I’d suggest using a 6.5 mm (K-10.5) sized crochet hook with Red Heart Hygge since it is a bulky yarn. If you have any questions, please let me know.

      – Krista

  5. Hello, i love this crochet pattern,it is so easy and so pretty.
    When i first tried it ,I’m using #4 weight cream color acrylic yarn, it was too tight with a H crochet hook.
    So, i went up to an K size crochet hook and it’s gorgeous .it works up super quick, and grows quickly row by row.
    It will be a Christmas present, i plan to interspace alternatively ,a red stripe row and a dark green row about every 5 or 6 rows.
    Thank you for a beautiful pattern.i love your emails and look forward to receiving them, your patterns are beautiful.

  6. Cherie Lahood says:

    Hi Krista.
    In the pattern for the Andy Crochet Throw Blanket, it says “14 skeins of WET&Q or about 1,380 yards of #6 weight yarn”. On Lion Brand’s website it says that there are 106 yards of yarn per skein. Multiplied out, that comes to 1,484 yards, not 1,380. Can you please advise which is the correct yardage.
    Thanks, Cherie

    1. Hi Cherie,

      You will need about 1,379 yards (if gauge is followed), which is slightly over 13 skeins, so that’s why I recommend getting 14 skeins for this blanket. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them.

      Happy Crocheting!

      -Krista

  7. I can’t wait to make this for my granddaughters. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

  8. Thank you so much for posting a video of this pattern!

  9. Love this pattern. Can’t wait to make this!

    1. Thanks, Frances!

      I am so glad you like this blanket! Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  10. Debbie S. says:

    I’m afraid there is a small typo here….Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool, not the other way around as stated above. 🙂

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