Back in the summer of 2016, I was working with a lot of blanket yarns for my mermaid tail blankets which were popular on my Etsy store. I’m not exaggerating when I say I have tried and tested my own body weight in blanket yarn when experimenting to find something light and cosy for the mermaid tails. But when I stumbled across Bernat Blanket yarn I knew I had to make something of my own with it.
Around the same time I made an offer on my first property and flash-forward almost a year and I am finally settling into my new home. It only made sense for me to use the Bernat Blanket yarn I had been eying up since first viewing my first home to make the first homely item – a sofa throw.
This blanket adds a cute and personal touch to your home and would even make the perfect house warming gift.
This yarn is the cosiest of all the blanket yarns I have tried and is 100% polyester and machine washable. This is classified as a chunky yarn so works up very quickly.
I decided to go with three colours to create my ripples; Cream, grey and a deep red to set it all off. The pattern uses approximately 1300 metres of yarn, which works out to be 7 x 300g balls (2 in each colour and an extra in the red colour I started with).
You may have some leftover yarn and with this I made some One Peak Mountain cushions using the pattern from Erin Beth Designs – available here.
I’ve seen hundreds of variations of ripple/chevron crochet patterns whilst learning to crochet and this is my chunky take on it. This throw uses chain stitches, double crochet, double crochet increases and double crochet decreases only, so if you can master those stitches you can master this blanket in no time.
Time to make: Approx 10-12 hours
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What you’ll need:
- 2 x 300g (Approx 400 metres) Bernat Blanket yarn in Vintage White
- 2 x 300g (Appox 400 metres) Bernat Blanket yarn in Dark Grey
- 3 x 300g (Approx 500 metres) Bernat Blanket yarn in Purple Plum
- Size 11 (8mm) Crochet Hook
- Size 13 (9mm) Crochet Hook
- CH – Chain
- DC – Double Crochet in the back loop
- DCinc – Double Crochet increase (2 DC into the same space) in the back loop only
- DC2tog – Double Crochet two stitches together in the back loop only
- * – Repeat sequence
- FO – Fasten off
The pattern consists of 17 stitches to start, multiples of 16 for the body and then an additional 2 stitches at the end. I.e. if you want to adjust the size of this blanket to make a baby blanket or an extra-large blanket then you’ll need a multiple of 16 for the body plus 19 extra stitches.
I wanted my blanket to be large enough to cover my sofa so I chained 99 stitches (5 x 16 + 19) using my size 13 (9mm) crochet hook.
Note: I usually use a size up when creating the original chain in order to keep the first couple of rows from being overly tight.
From there I switched to my Size 11 (8mm) hook and worked as follows:
Note: All stitches are worked in the back loop ONLY
The CH stitches that begin each row DO count as a stitch
DC in 3rd CH for the first row from hook, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog, DC 5, *2 x DC Inc, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog , DC5 – Repeat from star to last stitch, 1 x DC Inc. CH2 and turn.
DC in the last stitch of the last row (CH 2 + DC count as a DC Inc), DC 5, 2 x DC2tog, DC 5, *2 x DC Inc, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog , DC5 – Repeat from star to last stitch, 1 x DC Inc. CH2 and turn.
To create the Double Crochet Increase, simply DC two stitches into the same space.
To create the Double Crochet decrease,
Loop over and then pull up a loop through the back loop of the next stitch
Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (as you would usually do for a DC)
Yarn over again and through the back loop of the next stitch and then yarn over again and pull through another loop (You should now have four loops on your hook):
Yarn over and pull through 2 stitches:
Yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 stitches:
Repeat row 2 until your throw is the desired length and fasten off and weave in all your ends.
Note: I did four repeats of the pattern between each colour change (4 rows of each colour). When tying off a colour and starting a new one place a knot at the beginning/end of the yarn to prevent yarn from fraying.
The Abbreviated Pattern
CH 99 in Size US 13 Hook.
Swap to Size US 11 Hook.
Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog, DC 5, *2 x DC Inc, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog , DC5 – Repeat sequence to last stitch, 1 x DC Inc. CH2 and turn.
Row 2: DC in the last stitch of the last row (CH 2 + DC count as a DC Inc), DC 5, 2 x DC2tog, DC 5, *2 x DC Inc, DC 5, 2 x DC2tog , DC5 – Repeat sequence to last stitch, 1 x DC Inc. CH2 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 and change colours every 4 rows.
FO when desired length.
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