If you’re looking for a blanket that is easy to make and looks beautiful, the Summer Breeze Throw Blanket is the one for you. This is great for someone needs a blanket on them while watching a movie or to fall asleep on the couch no matter what the season is. This is also a great stashbuster project for your extra yarn. To make this, I used 12 skeins of Big Twist Living Yarn in Cream, Spa, Chinchilla, and Soft Peach. One skein is 199 yards, so this blanket used a total of 2,388 yards. With a 5 mm hook, the finished size ended up being approx. 67″ long, 44″ wide. (You can use any yarn and any hook size as long as it goes with the yarn weight.)
Approx 67″ long, 44″wide unblocked
Worsted Weight #4 yarn in 4 colors – Approx 600 yards each
5mm crochet hook
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
HBDC = herringbone double crochet
BLO = back loop only
ST/STS = stitch/stitches
CH(S) = chain(s)
SLP ST(S) = slip stitch
Chain 140 (or any number for desired width).
ROW 1 – SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
ROW 2 – DC in the first st, HBDC in each of the remaining sts until the second to last st, DC in the last st. Ch 1, turn.
ROW 3 – DC in the first st, HBDC in the BLO of each st across until the second to last st, DC in the last st. Ch 1, turn. Change to a different yarn color.
ROW 4 until the end – Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the end, changing color every 2 rows until you reach the desired length.
Round 1: Attach the color yarn you want your border to be. SC in each stitch around, placing 3 SC in the corner st. Slp st into the first st and ch 1. (Optional: Place a stitch marker in the 2nd st/middle st of the corner sts so you know where to put the corner sts in round 2).
Round 2: HDC in each st around, placing 3 HDC in the corner sts ( in the 2nd/middle st of the previous set of 3 SCs for the corner st). Slp st into the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in the ends, and enjoy :).
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