Are you looking for the ultimate cozy crochet throw blanket? If so, look no further because the Andy blanket is the one throw you’ll want to crochet!
This modern knit-like blanket is worked up with easy crochet stitches and looks so much harder to make then it is! You’ll love how quick it works up because of these simple stitches. If you are a newer crocheter, you can make this beginner-friendly throw blanket. Promise.
Scroll on down to learn more about the 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 above you will definitely know how to crochet a throw blanket! Happy Blanket Making!
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 (Written & Video): 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 (Written & Video): A Half Double Crochet (hdc) is another easy stitch to learn and looks great worked upped.
- Half Double Crochet Back Loop: The hdc bl stitch 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″. 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 talk about the yarn you’ll want to use!
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.
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 pick from which means your blanket will be 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 of super bulky #6 weight yarn. If you change yarn brands the number of skeins will vary because each yarn has a different amount of yarn in each skein. See the yardage chart in the pattern for more details.
Substitute Yarn: 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, a super bulky #6 weight and works up 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.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
If so, scroll on down to find the free ad supported 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 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 after the written pattern below.
Easy Crochet Throw Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
- Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn or any super bulky #6 weight yarn (See chart for yardage)
- 10 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Measuring Tape
- sl st bl = slip stitch back loop
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- hdc bl = half double crochet back loop
- sc = single crochet
- rep = repeat
- 8 sts x 6 rows: 4″ x 4″
- Gauge pattern: ch 9 and follow pattern as written below
- 52″ x 60″ Throw Blanket Size
- Change the size using a starting ch in any multiple
- Use the blanket resizing calculator for different sizes.
- Written in Standard US terms
- Learn how to change yarn skeins in projects.
Stitches across are the starting chs for your blanket.
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.
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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.
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?
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