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Chunky Sampler Blanket Crochet Pattern – Wintertide Throw

Find the free pattern for the chunky crocheted “Wintertide Throw” blanket below. It’s a beautiful stitch sampler style blanket that works up relatively quickly. You can also find the printable pattern in my Etsy shop here or the kit from Lion Brand Yarn here.

When I think about cozy winter days, my mind goes directly to warm throw blankets and a cup of tea or coffee.  This stitch sampler throw isn’t only cozy to use, it’s cuddly AND super fun to make.  If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know my attention span isn’t huge for making big projects. Blankets are a struggle because they can become boring about half way through (yes, I said it). However, this throw held my interest as I played with various stitch patterns and watched them come together into a unique piece.  If you struggle with blanket boredom (lol), this is for you.

Where would you use this blanket in your home? I think it would look beautiful draped over the corner end of a bed, or over a chair in a living room.  Honestly, this blanket is a perfect example of why I love crochet. The throw is a unique, one of a kind, handmade piece, yet it has a look of being from somewhere like Anthropology.  So while it’s totally in style, it also deviates from fast fashion. It holds meaning since it’s handmade with love and artistry. Yay for crochet!

Back to cozy winter days.  This blanket’s made with a favorite super bulky yarn of mine, Wool Ease Thick & Quick.  Not only is it soft and warm since it’s a wool blend, it also makes for a quick project and amazing stitch definition.  It was so cool to see the stitches on this blanket really pop as I worked along each row.  Not only do these stitches lend to a cool visual effect, they also make for a squishy, toastly, hygge style throw for winter. Hence the name “Wintertide”.

What do you think of the cream color? It’s personally my favorite color for projects, but you should see the other color options that Lion Brand made for the kit. I want one of each! Lol!

What skill level is this throw pattern?

This blanket is easy for anyone who is familiar with all of the basic crochet stitches and how to count stitches.  If you’re a new beginner, I don’t suggest working on this blanket simply because of the variety of stitch patterns.  You might do better to start with something like the Fall Throw Blanket, or if you want to take it one step further, the Chunky Icelandic Blanket Pattern.

What stitches are used in this crochet pattern?

You’ll get to try out the bean stitch, bobble stitch, granite stitch (stitch tutorial here), post stitches and more! It’s so much fun and I’d say that each of these stitch patterns are quite simple.  You can do a simple online search for any of these stitches to find helpful tutorials before you get started.

Shall we get to the pattern?!

You’ll see the full pattern below, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF version from my Etsy Shop HERE

Description:

Full of texture, bobbles, and knit-like stitching, this warm winter throw is the ultimate in comfort and style. The various stitch patterns will keep your attention as you make it and the super bulky yarn lends to a quick project. Cuddle up under the squishiest, boho inspired winter blanket you’ve ever made!

Materials:

US Size P 11.5mm hook (ensure hook matches mm indicated)

8 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Fisherman (170 g/skein) (Find the kit HERE in 4 beautiful colors)

Pattern uses approximately 1195 grams

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Sizes:

One size lapghan 32” x 42” (Basic instructions included on how to make it larger)

Gauge:

Approximately 4 single crochet stitches and 4 chain stitches, and 8 rows in 4” x 4” swatch of granite stitch pattern (granite stitch consists of a sc, ch1, sk st, sc in next) Adjust hook size if needed to obtain correct gauge before beginning. It’s imperative that your tension remain the same throughout the pattern to prevent uneven edges or ruffling. You might find that adjusting hook sizes up or down for different stitches might be helpful if your tension or gauge vary with each stitch pattern.

Pattern Notes:

This blanket is made with several stitches including the bobble stitch, granite stitch, bean stitch, post stitches and more to create the varied texture. In addition to the written pattern, you can find many tutorials for each of these stitches by doing a simple online search. To make the blanket wider, you can begin with a longer chain using a multiple of 3 plus an extra 2 sts and it must end with an odd number. To make it longer, repeat any of the stitch patterns you’d like until the blanket has reached your desired length. (keep yarn needs in mind)

Abbreviations (US) & Skills:

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

flo – work stitch through the front loops only

hdc flo – half double crochet through the front loop only

sts – stitches

sk – skip

ch sp – chain space

sc flo – single crochet through the front loops only

dc flo – double crochet through front loops only

BPhdc – back post half double crochet

Bobble Stitch

Yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through two, * yo, insert hook into same st, yo pull up a loop, yo and pull through two more, repeat from * three more times for a total of 5 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on the hook.

Bean Stitch

Row 1 Insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same ch sp, pull up another loop (4 loops on hook) yo, insert hook in same ch, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook) yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook (bean stitch made), * ch1, sk 1 ch, work bean stitch in next st, repeat from * across the row.

Row 2 Ch 2, turn, work bean st in 3rd st from hook (this is the ch sp), *ch 1, sk st, work bean st in next; repeat from * across the row
Repeat row 2 for the pattern

Granite Stitch

Row 1 Sc in 2nd st from hook, *ch1, sk st, sc in next st, repeat from * across the row

Row 2 Ch 1, turn, Sc in first two sts, *ch 1, sk st, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last two sts.
Repeat rows 1 – 2 for the pattern

Wintertide Chunky Crocheted Throw Blanket Pattern

Ch 65

Row 1 Work row 1 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 sts including ch sts & bean sts)

Row 2 Work row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 sts including ch sts & bean sts)

Row 3 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern, working through front loops only, across the row (63 sts including ch sts and sc sts)

Row 4 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each ch st and sc st across the row (63 hdc sts)

Row 5 Ch2, turn, BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 6 Ch 3 (counts as dc st here and throughout pattern), work Bobble Stitch in front loop only in next st, * dc flo in each of next 2 sts, bobble flo in next st; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts of row (63 bobble sts and dc sts)

Row 7 Ch 1, turn, work row 1 of Granite Stitch, working through the front loops only, across the row, working last sc in the turn ch 3 of previous row (63 ch sts & sc sts)

Row 8 Ch 2, turn, work hdc flo in 3rd st from hook and in each ch st and sc st across the row (63 sts)

Row 9 Ch2, turn, work BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 10 Work row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern, working through the front loops only across the row (63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 11 Work row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (work normally, not flo) ( 63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 12 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern, working through the front loops only across the row ( 63 sc sts and ch sts)

Row 13 Ch2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 14 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 15 Ch 2, turn, BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 16 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern across the row (63 sc & ch sts)

Row 17 Work Row 2 of Granite Stitch Pattern across the row (63 sc & ch sts)

Row 18 – 21 Repeat rows 16 & 17, in that order, working the Granite Stitch Pattern

Row 22 Repeat row 6 (Bobble Row)

Rows 23 – 28 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 followed by Row 2 of the Granite Stitch Pattern, working Row 1 for row 23 and Row 2 for row 24, alternating in this manner through row 28

Row 29 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Rows 30 Repeat row 29 (63 sts)

Row 31 Ch2, turn, work BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 32 Repeat row 29 (63 sts)

Row 33 Work Row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 34 Work Row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 35 – 41 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern followed by Row 2 of Granite Stitch Pattern, alternating in this manner for each row, ending with a Row 1 repeat

Row 42 Repeat row 6 (Bobble Row)

Row 43 – 48 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern followed by Row 2 of Granite Stitch Pattern, alternating in this manner for each row

Row 49 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Rows 50 Repeat row 49

Row 51 Ch 2, turn, BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 52 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 53 Work Row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 54 Work Row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern across the row (63 bean sts and ch sts)

Row 55 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern across the row  (63 sc sts and ch sts)

Row 56 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 57 Ch 2, turn, BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 58 Repeat row 6 (Bobble Row)

Row 59 Ch 1, turn, work Row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern working through the front loops only across the row (63 sc sts & ch sts)

Row 60 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 61 Ch 2, turn, BPhdc in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 62 Ch 2, turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (63 sts)

Row 63 Repeat row 62

Tie off and weave in ends

(Refer to pattern notes for suggestion on how to make the blanket longer if desired)

Optional Border & Tassels:

Border: Attach yarn and single crochet along the lengths of the blanket and slip stitch along the top and bottom ends. You may modify the border to your liking! Make a wider border by crocheting for more rounds or use your favorite particular border pattern. Note – if you experience ruffling on the edges, consider going down one hook size or making fewer stitches.

Block to shape and size as desired.  Add large pom-poms or tassels for an extra fun look!

Enjoy your new, cuddly blanket!  I’d love to see if you make one – just tag me on Instragram @mamainastitch or shoot me an email!

XO,

Jessica

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This post was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you Lion Brand for your support!

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44 Comments

  1. Luckily I happen to have some Wool-ease thick and quick lying around. I’m so excited for a new blanket pattern! Thank you for your hard work!

    1. Hi Vanci! That’s great you’ve already got some on hand. I’m thrilled you like it! You’re welcome of course – it’s my pleasure.

  2. This is beautiful! I love all of the texture and it’s exactky what I’ve been looking for. Unfortunately, I only knit.

    1. I’m hoping to share a similar knit version (sampler) before the end of the year. 🙂 So glad you like it!

  3. Thank you for this pattern! I’ve been wanting a sampler pattern.I don’t have any super bulky right now though…going to figure out how I can use up some worsted weight instead to I can get started!!
    Thank you again for this and all your patterns!
    Emma

  4. Wish come true. I just saw the sampler blanket kit on Lion Brand and hoped it would be published as an individual pattern. The blanket is just lovely with such an appealing combination of stitches.

  5. I just love your patterns! They’re always easy to understand and follow. I’m wondering how to make this blanket just a bit bigger?

  6. I swear, every single time you publish a new pattern, my To-O list grows! Every time I see one of your patterns, I think that one is the prettiest you’ve ever done, and then along comes your next pattern, and you’ve managed to surprise me again! Needless to say, I’m a huge fan. Thanks for your generosity in sharing all your wonderful creations.

    1. Ahhh – not gonna lie. You kinda just made my night! Thanks so much Judy! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the projects. It’s a joy for me.

      1. This pattern is cool!! How do you keep the same ‘tightness’ throughout the project? I’ve been working on a blanket with similar stitches and there is nothing uniform or straight about the edges. Do you have any helpful things to try?
        Thanks!

  7. Love this throw. It looks perfect in white and a sample throw is interesting to make. Now I need to find a suitable yarn for this. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern! I am saving 50% off WoolEase with coupons and am starting this one today for a Christmas gift!

  9. Does your paid pattern include pictures to make it more clear where to place certain stitches?

  10. I love your patterns and how easily they work up. One question: As I begin the pattern I keep coming up with 64 stitches. I am having trouble seeing how the bean + chain works to be 63 stitches in the row. What am I doing wrong? Btw: I am sure this is a user problem! Thanks so much for all of your hard work.

    1. Lisa – I was just coming here to address the same issue. If I bean + chain at the end I count an extra stitch as well. I thought maybe we weren’t supposed to chain after the last bean – that will give the correct stitch count. However, once you turn – you will be off if you are going into the “chain space” as is called for in row 2. Glad I’m not the only one that is a tad confused.

      Stephane

      1. I’m having this exact problem. I’ve tried it three times and still can’t figure it out! Did she ever answer you? Or did you figure it out?

      2. Did you receive an answer to this question? I get so confused about turning and keeping a straight edge, this gives me pause.

  11. I loved every second I spent making this blanket, and I tend to have a short attention span for projects. Using all the different stitches made it so enjoyable, and the finished project was so gorgeous and squishy. I gave it as a birthday gift, and it was a real showstopper. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

  12. I love the Wintertide pattern SO much, I made 3 for xmas gifts using cranberry, market spice, & oatmeal.

  13. After 4 tries I was finally able to get the correct number of stitches on rows 3 and 4. However, the sides are not even close to straight. Is it because of the difference in the stitches or what?
    I really want to complete this blanket but it’s driving me crazy!!!
    PLEASE HELP!!

    1. Hey Lisa! My sides weren’t completely perfect, but I was able to block it to perfection. The other issue can be that you might need to change hook sizes for the different stitches to make a difference up with gauge/tension. I mentioned that in the pattern, so you may have seen that, but wanted to point it out in case it can help!

  14. Can you explain row 4 for me please. I get the hdc flo but where does the sc go? Thank you!!!!

  15. The right edge of my piece is fairly straight but the left edge has a loop/bulge at the end of my bphdc rows where the chain stitches following the granite stitch are. Am I doing something wrong? It’s happened on both of my bphdc rows so far. It almost looks like too many chain stitches between rows but I’m almost positive I used the right amount.

  16. I’ve been looking for a blanket pattern for my daughter for a year now; she was never happy with the ones I’d show her until now. I’d like to make it lengthwise rather than widthwise. My question is, will it hold up the same as if I made it widthwise? Thank you for the pattern; it is beautiful!

  17. Just have to say how much I love so many of your patterns!! Being 70 and having arthritis, patterns with the large needles make knitting so much fun!! Made 3 of the Aspen Mountain Easy Throw blanket (made one larger). Am now beginning the cuddly winter throw. Thank you for creating these beautiful patterns and sharing them with all of us! Take care and be safe!

  18. Hi! I’m modifying this a bit as my yarn is a different weight and also plan to make the blanket twice the size. Will this pattern “work” if I repeat all the rows in reverse order so that it’s symmetrical on either end? EX if I have 126 rows (63 X 2), will it look ok if row 1 and 126 are the same? Same for rows 2 and 125? Love the look of this so much, just struggling how to make it looks “symmetrical” if the length is doubled.

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