The Willow Crochet Throw is an easy blanket pattern that is perfect for beginner crocheters. This striped throw blanket is worked in simple stitches and easy to get the hang of which makes it really fun to work up.
Keep on reading to find the free crochet pattern for the Willow blanket to get started today.
If you love bulky blankets or live in a cold area like me, then you’ll love this throw because it is PERFECT for staying warm. We get months of use out of our blankets so it is essential we have quite a few of these around for everyone during Winter.
Read on down to learn more, and I can’t wait for you to make this throw blanket!
The Inspiration Behind This Crochet Throw
The inspiration behind this design is from my A & S’s room! (My boys!) Their bed quilts have bold, intense colors like the ones I picked for this blanket and I wanted this throw to be similar so it would match their room.
I also picked bulky yarn because we live in PA and it is always cold here! Since we are smack dab in the middle of the cold season, S was so excited when I finished this blanket and has been wearing it around all week!
The Stitches That Are Perfect for This Blanket
The stitches I used for this blanket are SO simple, which is always a positive in my book. For this particular blanket, you will need to know how single, double crochet and triple crochet. See, told you.
Easy Crochet Stitches for a Throw Blanket
I made this baby blanket before, and the Granite Throw with just single crochets too if you’d like to take a look.
If you know how to do the single, double and triple crochet stitch, then you can make this blanket for sure! Keep on reading to find the free blanket pattern to get started.
For this blanket, you will need to know how to change colors in crochet. There are quite a bit of color changes in this design if you’d like to learn how or need a refresher then you can visit my tutorial about changing yarn colors.
For the entire blanket, I used Hometown USA yarn by Lion Brand, which has colors named after quite a bit of different cities in the USA. You never know, maybe yours is there because mine was. Yep! Pittsburgh.
As for the blanket, I decided to go with a few colors that popped out to me and I love how the colors blended so well together.
If these yarn colors aren’t your style, then feel free to chose colors that speak to you.
Click the yarn images below to take a peek at the yarn!
The yarn was for this pattern was generously supplied my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. <3
Once you’ve taken a look at the fun stuff above then you are ready to read on down to find the pattern! 🙂
The Willow Chunky Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
The Willow is a striped color blocked throw blanket for intermediate crocheters that uses simple stitches in a complex way.
- 10 mm Crochet Hook
- Lion Brand Hometown Yarn in
- New York White = 162 yards (2 skeins)
- San Diego Navy = 243 yards (3 skeins)
- Dallas Grey = 81 yards (1 skein)
- Madison Mustard = 162 yards (2 skeins)
- Tampa Spice = 162 yards (2 skeins)
- Charlotte Blue = 243 yards (3 skeins)
- Large yarn needle
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = triple crochet
- st = stitch
- sl st = slip stitch
- 2 Rows ( 1 sc row & 1 dc, tr, dc row) = 2″
- Gauge is important for proper sizing
- Finished size is approximately 48″ x 48″
- To change the size use a multiple of 3 +5 which means you’d use a starting chain in a multiple of 3 then add 5 additional chains to whatever multiple of 3 you have chosen.
- Written in standard US terms,
How to Start The Pattern
To begin you will need to chain 74
Next, starting in the second chain from the hook you will sc, sc in each ch across. (73)
Ch 3, dc into the first st (not the ch 3!), *sk 2 st’s, dc, tr, dc in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 dc’s in last st.
I have created a stitch chart that you can take a look at below. You can also take a look at my step by step picture tutorial of the stitch for even more help.
Willow Crochet Throw Stitch Chart
The Pattern Steps
FOUNDATION: Ch 74
ROW 1: in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc in each st across. (73)
ROW 2: ch 3, in 1 st make a dc, *sk 2 st’s, dc, tr, dc in next st, repeat from* across ending with 3 st’s, skip 2 and 2 dc’s in the last st. (73) (The turning chains count as stitches in these rows)
ROW 3: ch 1, in first st make a sc, sc in each st across, end with a sc in last st. (73)
ROW 4: ch 3, in 1 st make a dc, *sk 2 st’s, dc,tr, dc in next st, repeat from* across ending with 3 st’s, skip 2 and 2 dc in the last st. (73) (The turning chains count as stitches in these rows)
ROWS 5-46: repeat rows 3&4
ROW 47: repeat row 3
FINISHING: fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends throughout with a yarn needle.
Willow Chair Throw Blanket Color Chart
Pattern colors are worked up as shown below
- Foundation Row – Madison Mustard
- Row 1 – Row 3 = Madison Mustard
- Row 4-5 = Charlotte Blue
- Row 6-8 = Tampa Spice
- Row 9-12 = New York White
- Row 13-18 = San Diego Navy
- Row 19-24 = Charlotte Blue
- Row 25-26 = Dallas Grey
- Row 27-28 = New York White
- Row 29-32 = Tampa Spice
- Row 33-36 = San Diego Navy
- Row 37-38 = Madison Mustard
- Row 39-42 =Charlotte Blue
- Row 43-44 = Dallas Grey
- Row 45-46 = Tampa Spice
- Row 47 = Tampa Spice
To finish up your blanket, weave in the ends throughout with a yarn needle. There are quite a few ends to weave in so I like to suggest that you weave in as you are working up your blanket. This is totally optional and you can wait until the end to do this part.
That’s it! The Willow Striped Crochet Throw is done!
Below are a few more patterns that you may love too! If you need more inspiration then check out my free crochet pattern archive to get started on something new.
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