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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Chunky Pizza Throw Blanket


I've been working on this one for some time now, my youngest son requested a pizza blanket months ago and I finally have it finished! This pattern is worked in the round to avoid a visible seam but if you would like to join at the end of each row you may do that instead. For this project you'll need to hold together 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, the pattern has only been tested in this way but you are free to give a Bulky 6 yarn a try too! 

I would love to see your finished blankets! If you want to share a photo feel free to share on my facebook here: facebook.com/byjennidesigns, tag me on IG @byjennidesigns or add as a project on Ravelry here: Pizza Throw

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni Catavu

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size: 55" in diameter

Supplies:
Size N/P (10.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Caron One Pound Worsted Weight Yarn in the following colors:
            -Sunflower, approx. 2000 yd.
            -Lace (taupe), approx. 625 yd.
            -Kelly Green, 9 yd./pepper slice
Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn
           -Cherry Red, approx. 105 yd.
                        10 yd./pepperoni
                        35 yd./bacon slice
           -Black, 6 yd./olive
           -White, 12 yd./mushroom
                         12 yd./onion
           -Aran, 8 yd./bacon slice
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 Together
Sc3tog - Single Crochet 3 Together
Sk - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space
YO - Yarn Over

Stitch Explanation:

Sc2tog - Insert hook into 1st sp, YO & pull up a loop. Insert hook into 2nd sp, YO & pull up a loop. YO & pull through all loops on hook.

Sc3tog - Insert hook into 1st sp, YO & pull up a loop. Insert hook into 2nd sp, YO & pull up a loop. Insert hook into 3rd sp, YO & pull up a loop. YO & pull through all loops on hook.

Crab Stitch aka Reverse Single Crochet - Explanation written below within the pattern (with photos).

Important Notes:
-Stitches placed between these brackets [ ] indicate a group of stitches that all need to be worked into the same space.
-Joins are made with a sl st.

Gauge: 8 dc & 5 rows = approx. 4"


Blanket

With Sunflower, holding 2 strands together:

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 10 sc in circle. Pull circle tight, do not join. (10)

Place a stitch marker in the last sc made.

Round 2: [Sc, hdc] in very first sc made. [hdc, dc] in next. 2 dc in next and in each remaining sp around. (20)

Move stitch marker to last dc made and continue to move it to the last stitch of each round to help you keep track of your rounds.

Round 3: *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. (30)
Round 4: *2 dc in next, dc in 2.* Repeat *to* around. (40)
Round 5: *2 dc in next, dc in 3.* Repeat *to* around. (50)
Round 6: *2 dc in next, dc in 4.* Repeat *to* around. (60)
Round 7: *2 dc in next, dc in 5.* Repeat *to* around. (70)
Round 8: *2 dc in next, dc in 6.* Repeat *to* around. (80)
Round 9: *2 dc in next, dc in 7.* Repeat *to* around. (90)
Round 10: *2 dc in next, dc in 8.* Repeat *to* around. (100)
Round 11: *2 dc in next, dc in 9.* Repeat *to* around. (110)
Round 12: *2 dc in next, dc in 10.* Repeat *to* around. (120)
Round 13: *2 dc in next, dc in 11.* Repeat *to* around. (130)
Round 14: *2 dc in next, dc in 12.* Repeat *to* around. (140)
Round 15: *2 dc in next, dc in 13.* Repeat *to* around. (150)
Round 16: *2 dc in next, dc in 14.* Repeat *to* around. (160)
Round 17: *2 dc in next, dc in 15.* Repeat *to* around. (170)
Round 18: *2 dc in next, dc in 16.* Repeat *to* around. (180)
Round 19: *2 dc in next, dc in 17.* Repeat *to* around. (190)
Round 20: *2 dc in next, dc in 18.* Repeat *to* around. (200)
Round 21: *2 dc in next, dc in 19.* Repeat *to* around. (210)
Round 22: Dc in 10. *2 dc in next, dc in 20.* Repeat *to* until you have 11 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 10. (220)
Round 23: *2 dc in next, dc in 21.* Repeat *to* around. (230)
Round 24: Dc in 11. *2 dc in next, dc in 22.* Repeat *to* until you have 12 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 11. (240)
Round 25: *2 dc in next, dc in 23.* Repeat *to* around. (250)
Round 26: Dc in 12. *2 dc in next, dc in 24.* Repeat *to* until you have 13 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 12. (260)
Round 27: *2 dc in next, dc in 25.* Repeat *to* around. (270)
Round 28: Dc in 13. *2 dc in next, dc in 26.* Repeat *to* until you have 14 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 13. (280)
Round 29: *2 dc in next, dc in 27.* Repeat *to* around. (290)
Round 30: Dc in 14. *2 dc in next, dc in 28.* Repeat *to* until you have 15 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 11, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last. (300)

Fasten off.

With Cherry Red, holding 2 strands together:

Round 31: In BLO: Join with a sl st in any sp, ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp. Hdc in 29. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 29.* Repeat *to* around. Join with a sl st. (310)

Fasten off.

With Lace, holding 2 strands together:

Round 32: In BLO: Join with a sl st in any sp, ch 1, sc in same sp. [Hdc, dc] in next, dc in next 30. *2 dc in next, dc in 30.* Repeat *to* around until you have 30 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in next 29. (320)

Place a stitch marker in the last dc made.

Round 33: [Sc, hdc] in next, dc in next 31. *2 dc in next, dc in 31.* Repeat *to* around. (330)

Move stitch marker to last dc made and continue to move it to the last stitch of each round to help you keep track of your rounds.

Round 34: Dc in next 16. *2 dc in next, dc in 32.* Repeat *to* around until you have 16 sp left. 2 dc in next, dc in 13, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last. (340)

For the final round of the crust you need to work the crab stitch around the entire edge. To do so, Ch 1, sc in first sp to the right. Sc in next sp to the right and in each around.

(click to enlarge)


Join, fasten off & sew in ends.

Continue on below and crochet up your desired toppings!


Pepperoni

With Red, holding 2 strands together:

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 9 sc in circle. Join. (9)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same and in each sp around. Join. (18)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same, sc in next. *2 sc in next, sc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (27)

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.


Onion Rings

With White, holding 2 strands together:

Row 1: For small onion ch 30 (for large onion ch 45), join. Ch 1, sc in same and in each sp. around. Join. Ch 1, sk 1, loosely sl st in next sp and in each remaining sp around. Join.

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.


Mushrooms

With White, holding 2 strands together:

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Work 2 additional sc in the last sp, rotate piece to the right so you can work on the opposite side of the foundation chain. Sc in next 3 sp, 2 sc in last. Join to first sc. (12)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same and in each sp around. Join. (24)
Row 3: Sk first sp, loosely sl st in next 4. [Sl st, ch 2, dc] in next, 2 dc in next. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Dc in same and in next. [Dc, ch 2, sl st] in last. 

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later. 


Black Olives

With Black, holding 2 strands together:

Row 1: Ch 12, join. Ch 1, sc in same and in each sp. around. Join. Ch 1, sk 1, loosely sl st in next sp and in each remaining sp around. Join.

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.


Green Pepper Strip

With Kelly Green, holding 2 strands together:

Variation 1:
Row 1: Ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next, sc in 10, sl st in next, sk 3, sl st in next, sc in 10, 3 sc in next, sc in last.

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.

Variation 2:
Row 1: Ch 30, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next, sc in 25, 3 sc in next, sc in last.

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.


Bacon

With Red, holding 2 strands together:

Row 1: Ch 34, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3. 3 sc in next, sc in 4. *Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 4.* Repeat *to* one time. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Starting in same sp as the ch 1: Sc2tog, sc in 3, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 3, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

With Aran, holding 2 strands together:

Row 3: Starting in same sp as the ch 1: Sc2tog, sc in 3, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 3, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

With Red, holding 2 strands together:

Row 4: Starting in same sp as the ch 1: Sc2tog, sc in 3, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 3, sc2tog.
Row 5: Starting in same sp as the ch 1: Sc2tog, sc in 3, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 4. Sc3tog, sc in 4, 3 sc in next, sc in 3, sc2tog.

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing later.

Note: When sewing bacon onto blanket later if you would like it to keep it's rippled look, pinch together the points as you sew around and work a couple stitches through the piece of bacon to make it pucker a little.


When you have completed your desired toppings, start sewing them on!
Sew in all your ends and you're done!

17 comments:

  1. I've already seen a lot of pizza blankets, but yours is the most beautiful! =)
    Thank u for the pattern! <3

    Have a great day!
    Sandra

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  2. thank you, jenni, for sharing this wonderful pattern...pizza is my family's favorite food any time of day...and you have included all our favorite toppings...and thank you to the adorable pizza-blanket model...both he and the blanket are definitely yummy...take care...blessings...sally

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    1. You are very welcome! Thanks so much for your nice comment, I'll pass it along to my little guy who helped in deciding which toppings I made! :)

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  3. I am SO excited to start this project! Thank you for posting your pattern! I'm making this for a friend's wedding gift, half cheese for her, and half supreme for her hubby!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern with us. Your little guy looks so adorable - can't wait to see my grandson snuggled up under his!

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    1. Thank you very much MT Blue, I bet he'll love it as much as my little guy! :)

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  5. Just finished the pizza for my son for Christmas. Love the pattern except for the sc and hdc in pizza crust. Got to do the toppings. I would make it again, it was sooooo fun to do.😃 Thanks for the freebie pattern,

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  6. I'm making this now (on round 21!) But I want to make it closer to king size... how would you suggest I do it? Thanks in advance!

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    1. I apologize, I've only written the pattern up for the "throw" size but I am working on extending the pattern for a much larger pizza currently.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your pattern! I'm on round 26 now and I need the blanket to be much bigger. Can you help me out please?

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    1. Hi Kayla! I apologize, I've only written the pattern up for the "throw" size but I am working on extending the pattern for a much larger pizza and I'll share the link here when I get it posted.

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