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Monday, November 14, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Stash Buster Chunky Throw Blanket


My yarn stash has grown out of control and I've been trying to make good use of all the extra yarn from past projects so today I am sharing with you one of the easiest ways I have found to use up lots of yarn! This pattern calls for holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together (you can also use bulky 6 yarn) to create a thicker yarn. I have used a mix of all sorts of brands, if you are interested in the exact brands and colors I used for both of my example blankets scroll down below the pattern for a detailed list.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading!
-Jenni



Finished size: Approx. 60" x 45"
                        Note: If you would like your blanket to be wider than 45" simply 
                                 start with a longer beginning chain. You may also want to add 
                                 additional rows to the end of the blanket if you do this.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Supplies:
Worsted Weight Yarn
      -Each row will use approx. 38 yards total, 19 yards per strand.
      -Your border will use a lot of yarn, approx. 700 yards total.
Size L (8.0mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch

Important Notes:
-Your first stitch of each row will always be worked in the same space as the ch 1.
-Sew in your ends as you go, you'll thank yourself later if you do this.

Gauge:
7 rows & 13 stitches = 5"


Blanket

Holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together:

Row 1: Ch 94, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2-4: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 5-6: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 7-9: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 10: Row 5-6: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 11-14: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 15-16: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 17-19: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Row 20: Row 5-6: Ch 1, turn. Dc in each across.
Fasten off and join new color with a sl st.

Continue to repeat rows 11-20 until you reach 80 rows total.

Fasten off and if you didn't sew in your ends as you went, do so now.


Border

Holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together:

Join with a sl st in any space.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc around the edge of the blanket, ch 2 at each corner. Join.

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You should have approx. 160 sc down the long sides of the blanket. If you are a few off, that's ok but you don't want much more than 160.

If your edge is not perfectly straight after your first few rows don't worry, it should straighten out by the time you complete all 7 rows. Below is my fall colors throw after row 1 & then again after row 7.


Row 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each around, when you reach each corner space work all of the following into the corner: [sc, ch 2, sc]. Join.

Fasten off after row 7 and sew in ends.



Fall Colors Throw Yarn List
For this blanket I tried a few rows with a bulky 6 yarn and it worked up great next tp the two strands of worsted weight yarn.


Rows 1-4: Red Heart Super Saver, Claret
Rows 5-6: Big Twist Premium, Navy
Rows 7-9: Bernat Softee Chunky, Grey Ragg
Row 10: Red Heart Super Saver, Grey Heather
Row 11-14: I Love This Yarn!, Sungold
Row 15-16: Caron One Pound, Deep Violet
Row 17-19: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Dusty Blue
Row 20: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Terra Cotta
Row 21-24: I Love This Yarn!, Dark Olive
Row 25-26: Red Heart Super Saver, Claret
Row 27-29: Big Twist Value, Soft Gray
Row 30: Big Twist Premium, Navy
Row 31-34:  I Love This Yarn!, Coffee
Row 35-36: I Love This Yarn!, Key Lime
Row 37-39: Caron One Pound, Deep Violet
Row 40: Bernat Softee Chunky, Grey Ragg
Row 41-44: I Love This Yarn!, Sungold
Row 45-46: Red Heart With Love, Black
Row 47-49: Red Heart Super Saver, Claret
Row 50: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Dusty Blue
Row 51-54: I Love This Yarn!, Graphite
Row 55-56: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Terra Cotta
Row 57-59: I Love This Yarn!, Coffee
Row 60: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Dusty Purple
Row 61-64: Big Twist Premium, Navy
Row 65-66: I Love This Yarn!, Dark Olive
Row 67-69: Bernat Softee Chunky, Grey Ragg
Row 70: Red Heart With Love, Hot Pink
Row 71-74: I Love This Yarn!, Sungold
Row 75-76: Red Heart Super Saver, Claret
Row 77-79: Big Twist Value, Soft Gray
Row 80: Caron One Pound, Deep Violet

Border: Red Heart With Love, Black


Spring Colors Throw Yarn List



Rows 1-4: I Love This Yarn!, Amethyst
Rows 5-6: I Love This Yarn!, Keylime
Rows 7-9: I Love This Yarn!, Stonewash
Row 10: Red Heart With Love, Violet
Row 11-14: Red Heart With Love, Papaya
Row 15-16: I Love This Yarn!, Orchid
Row 17-19: Red Heart With Love, Jadeite
Row 20: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Terra Cotta
Row 21-24: Red Heart Super Saver, Delft Blue
Row 25-26: Big Twist Value, Light Rose
Row 27-29: I Love This Yarn!, Amethyst
Row 30: Red Heart With Love, Daffodil
Row 31-34: Red Heart With Love, Hot Pink
Row 35-36: I Love This Yarn!, Turquoise
Row 37-39: Red Heart Super Saver, Dark Orchid
Row 40: Red Heart Super Saver, Light Blue
Row 41-44: Red Heart Super Saver, Tea Leaf
Row 45-46: Caron Simply Soft, Soft Pink
Row 47-49: I Love This Yarn!, Orchid
Row 50: Red Heart With Love, Daffodil
Row 51-54: Red Heart With Love, Papaya
Row 55-56: Red Heart With Love, Jadeite
Row 57-59: I Love This Yarn!, Stonewash
Row 60: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Terra Cotta
Row 61-64: I Love This Yarn!, Amethyst
Row 65-66: Big Twist Value, Light Rose
Row 67-69: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Colonial Blue
Row 70: Red Heart With Love, Daffodil
Row 71-74: I Love This Yarn!, Turquoise
Row 75-76: Red Heart With Love, Hot Pink
Row 77-79: I Love This Yarn!, Orchid
Row 80: Red Heart Super Saver, Spring Green

Border: Red Heart With Love, White

1 comment:

  1. LOVE YOUR PATTERNS!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!!!

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