Summer Throw Free Crochet Pattern: This post if for crocheters looking for a quick project that can be made and used during summer.
You can get the free pattern below, or if you prefer you can also purchase the PDF copy “here“
Most of us create a lot of crocheted items around winter time. Is just the perfect time for crafting, we also have Christmas, Yule, and other winter holidays that celebrate with gifts, so is just natural that come of us reserve our crochet energy for winter time.
That being said, there are also so many of us that are year round crocheters and we crochet non-stop. The only tiny problem is that summer time patterns are not as popular as winter patterns.
For this reason, I wanted to design something that was specifically created for summer, and so it cam to me the idea of a crochet summer throw blanket.
Something cozy, but also airy and open. Something you can use when you’re on your couch, watching tv, or reading a book, and the evening just creeps in and starts getting chill.
Some summer evenings get chill enough you might want to get up and put some socks to keep those toes cozy. But if you’re in the middle of a chapter, or binge watching your favorite series, maybe the idea of getting up is not really that appealing.
You probably have your woolly blankets tucked somewhere in a box for colder months, and if you get it, is just going to make you sweat, because is not the right time for those heavy blankets yet anyway.
And with this in my mind, the idea for an open crochet summer throw was born. I played with a couple of stitches, and decided to keep it basic. And, as for the yarn, I chose something soft, but easy to care and not as hot as wool, so went with 100% nylon.
I chose to use Cascade Yarns “Swaddle”.
Is cozy and soft, bulky to make the throw a really quick project, AND this yarn is considered a baby yarn, so if you want to make a baby blanket, you can do so, as nylon is not an allergen and is safe with babies.
This project is also beginner friendly, and because it can be worked up so quickly is not a big commitment at all to decide to make it!
Summer Throw Free Crochet Pattern Pattern
Skill level: Easy
Gauge: 9 sts and 5 rows in double crochet = 4 inches (10 cm)
Stitches used and abbreviations:
Dc = Double crochet
St (sts) = Stitch(es)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Swaddle (100% Polyester; 197 yards [180 m]/ 200 gr [7 oz]) Color 202 – 6 balls
Yardage: Aproxx. 1,182 yards (1,080 meters)
Hook: US M (9.00 mm) or hook needed to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: Yarn needle (to sew edges, weave in ends, and sew zipper)
Finished Measurement: Approx. 50 in by 60 in. (127 cm by 153 cm) After wet blocking.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc to end of row. (100 sts)
Row 2: Ch3,dc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st. – Repeat from ^ to last st, dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch3, dc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st. – Repeat from ^ to last st, dc in last st.
Row 4: Ch3, dc to end of row.
Rows 5 to 76: Repeat rows [2 to 4] 24 more times. (Or until it reaches desired length if you want to obtain a different size than the sample).
Break yarn and fasten off.
Weave in ends, and wet block.
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